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Grant Glaser

Grant Glaser

Director, Sales Leader Excellence Coach, Salesforce

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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
I enjoy companies that operate from a set of core values & principles. Step one is to call out learning as core to the business's success.  Next, you should consider: * Praising knowledge sharing * Driving a learning culture from the top-down * Offering easy ways for people to share their ......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
There needs to be a problem to solve. Begin by finding out what problem exists. Then, * Create a clear problem statement * Define the current vs. desired future state * Outline KPIs/metrics you want the program to impact * Build an MVP to shop around with sellers & sales leaders * Ensure......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
Many of the large research firms (ex: Gartner) and other smaller societies exist. They put out interesting reports, whitepapers, and findings that showcase new enablement technology, sales trends, and changes in the learning space. I'd recommend: * Check-out new & topical books * Subscribe ......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
Sales is an ever-evolving sport and there is no sitting on your laurels if you want to stay ahead. Companies are constantly on the look-out for cutting edge technology to train & tune sales skills, increase industry knowledge, and show-up well in-front of customers.  Adoption of new tools, tac......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
You'll get many enablement requests from a vast number of sources. I recommend triaging using this flow: * Inbound request for enablement * Substantiate with data (where & when possible) * Identify outcomes to measure & impact * Understand if the gap is: skill, will, or knowledge * Define l......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
Getting feedback from sales (both leaders & sellers) is crucial. It'll help you assess success, relevance, and what you need to focus on next. It's easy to skip over & move onto the next project so make sure to prioritize feedback collection for every campaign, workshop, and training you support ......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
One word: outcomes. Sales enablement should (and needs to be) tightly aligned to business objectives & desired outcomes of the business/sales organization. When you tie learning programs to tangible outcomes & KPIs, you get more accurate success measures. This translates to happy learners and ......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
Great question & cross-functional support is paramount to success. My best recommendation: * Find common areas of overlap or shared interest * Align on the outcomes you both want to impact * Setup a 'stand-up' cadence (weekly/bi-weekly) On more extensive efforts, a project manager can be hel......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
Without feedback, you're building & delivering learning in a vacuum and not setting yourself up for success. To mitigate this: * Collect feedback early & often * Send a 5 question (or less) survey after a learning module * Host a debrief where learners can provide topical feedback in-person (......Read More
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Grant Glaser
Grant Glaser
Salesforce Director, Sales Leader Excellence CoachJanuary 11
Begin by baselining critical metrics for new seller success. It could be things like: time to first deal, deal velocity, time to pipeline, etc. Then: * Divide new sellers into 'cohorts' * Measure their metrics against more tenured seller cohorts * Understand trends that support or refute y......Read More
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Director, Sales Leader Excellence Coach at Salesforce
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