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How To Manage A Sales Team

To effectively manage a sales team, you need to adopt various leadership styles. You should have the skills required in sales management so that you can lead your team in achieving their target.

You should ensure that you are an approachable person. Sometimes, you will need to hold yourself and your team members accountable for your actions and statement.

If you are new to being a manager, you will often make mistakes. Admit that sometimes you make mistakes and let the team know that you acknowledge that. Do not act as if you have all the answers to all the problems because if you do so, your team will learn how to bring up problems so that you can solve. If there is transparency between your team and you, you will be in a position to build a bond of mutual respect with your team.

Giving regular instructions to the team members is one mistake that managers of a sales team do especially if one was a sales person. Your aim of giving them directions would be to let them have the solution that you think is best in the situation you are in. However, directing your team members on regular basis will hinder them from coming up with unique solutions to the challenges they are going through. Rather, creating a sales team, you will be cloning yourself.

While making a multiple of copies of individuals who are like you might sound a great idea-after all, you have succeeded-it is a trap. A the team that has unique solutions to the same problem would function better. To effectively manage your sales team, you can use some styles. Each of these styles has a have a place and time to use them.

Consultative approach is one of the approaches you can use when faced with a challenge. Consult from your team members on what you should do. Do will not be the one to give those directions on what to do. See what they have in mind concerning an account, a customer or a situation. Know how your team want to go about the problems they are facing and how they want you to help them.

Initially, your team members may be surprised by the way you are handling your management, and at first, they might not know how to act. This will most likely happen if your predecessor was a directive manager. However, keep motivating them to be free to come up with possible solutions to problems they could be going through. With time, you will not only see how they think and operate but also you will have helped them to develop problem-solving skills and this make them appreciate your work.