Building A Winning System with Laci Buzzelli

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Laci Buzzelli, who brings a wealth of experience from her impressive 19-year career in sales and leadership.

Today, Laci shares the importance of clear directives and the impact of supportive leadership on both personal and team success. We’ll discuss the realities of transitioning leaders and the challenge of aligning individuals with roles that fit. 

Join us as we share and discuss practical insights on accountability, mentorship, and navigating the often complex dynamics of sales teams. This conversation will change your perspective and help you refine your approach to sales leadership.

Show highlights:

  • Gain key insights into the human factors and execution-level challenges that impact sales. [00:03:22]
  • Uncover the biggest growth need in leaders. [00:07:29]
  • Why clear expectations are the key to accountability. [00:11:53]
  • What makes leadership so rewarding? [00:13:36]
  • Explore the challenges of fitting people to roles. [00:17:35]
  • Do you raise your hand as a growing leader? [00:23:02]
  • Mentorship vs. sponsorship, find out the difference. [00:24:09]
  • Are great salespeople always the best leaders? [00:26:45]

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How to Assemble a Playbook That’s Simple and Clear with Shaun Priest

Get ready to revolutionize your sales leadership playbook with one of today’s best leaders in healthcare tech sales, Shaun Priest. Matt and Shaun discuss the core principles of sales leadership success, from the need for simplicity and clarity to the challenge of understanding and meeting boardroom expectations. 

Discover how to create the winning blend of art and science as you lead and why celebrating even the small wins can lead to monumental triumphs. 

Tune in now and take a few pages from Shaun’s playbook. 

Show highlights:

  • Discover the essential elements in Shaun’s playbook. [00:03:11]
  • Why you should fight for clarity over complexity. [00:09:34]
  • How to turn natural friction between departments into a positive force.  [00:13:33]
  • Tips to create the winning blend of art and science as you lead. [00:16:39]
  • Discover the critical virtue driving leadership success. [00:20:13]
  • The power of engaging your board and stakeholders. [00:28:52]

Book a call with Matt using this link: https://calendly.com/mattmcdarby/30min 

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Great Systems Make Great Leaders

In this episode, Matt takes a deeper look at systems thinking and its impact on the performance of  sales leaders and their organizations. Using the legendary college football coach Nick Saban as inspiration, Matt explores the significance of developing and refining a system over time.

He shares valuable insights into how operating within a system can unleash creativity, enhance leadership, and boost confidence for sales leaders.

Join us as we uncover the key elements of a successful system and gain practical strategies to drive outstanding sales results.

Tune in now.

Show highlights:

  • Discover how Nick Saban perfected his process [00:01:34]
  • Powering up the elements of a sales system with creativity [00:03:36]
  • Do this for transformational people leadership [00:08:04]
  • How a great system will turn you into a bold leader [00:10:16]

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How Systems Thinking Transforms Average Leaders into Powerhouses

In this episode, Matt journeys into the world of systems thinking and how it separates the great sales leaders from the average.

Learn how to move beyond simple cause-and-effect analysis, understand the interconnectedness of every aspect of your organization, and make smart, focused moves to drive real change.

With practical examples and expert advice, you’ll discover the power of systems thinking in solving common sales challenges and revolutionizing your approach to sales leadership.

Tune in now.

Show highlights:

  • Find out the MIT definition of systems thinking [00:01:19]
  • Systems thinking beyond simple cause-and-effect analyses [00:02:11]
  • The power of leveraging interconnected processes [00:05:04]
  • How to strategically drive successful change [00:10:47]
  • Why you must measure the impact of changes [00:12:13]

Book a call with Matt using this link:https://calendly.com/mattmcdarby/30min

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The Blueprint for Sales Leadership: The Sales Leader’s Operating System

In this episode, Matt takes a deep look into the concept of the Sales Leader’s Operating System and systems thinking.

Drawing from insightful interviews with real-world sales leaders, Matt uncovers crucial patterns and themes that emerge when you consider how great sales teams operate. He challenges sales leaders to think critically about their operating system and identifies key components of the system such as trust building, having the right people, communicating clear expectations, managing time and priorities, managing change, and leveraging  data effectively.

This episode serves as a thought-provoking guide for sales leaders to adopt systems thinking, adapt their playbook, and ultimately, achieve exceptional sales performance in a sustainable way.

Tune in now.

Show highlights:

  • What is systems thinking in sales leadership? [00:01:29]
  • Three key lessons from sales leadership group wisdom [00:04:14]
  • How to adapt the three lessons to your team [00:09:33]
  • Critical elements in applying systems thinking [00:13:02]
  • Questions to ask yourself to build your operating system [00:19:50]
  • What is effective change? [00:21:50]

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How to Approach Everything from the Client’s Perspective with Jeff Lautenbach

Today’s episode features Jeff Lautenbach, whose rich history with IBM, Salesforce, and other successful global sales organizations will  change the way  you think about engaging with your team and your clients.

Jeff shares his perspective on  the power of placing the client at the center of all that you do. You will discover  how to tailor your sales playbook so it resonates deeply with your target customer’s core needs.

Are your team dynamics aligned with today’s fast-evolving markets and shifts in buying behavior? We will  explore how to manage change in a fluid environment, inspire your team, and drive success in a way that resonates with your buyer.

Don’t miss out on this goldmine of practical wisdom.

Show highlights:

  • Customize your sales playbook for each company  [03:05]
  • What adaptations matter the most? [05:30]
  • The key to growth is ensuring optimal sales productivity  [06:01]
  • The secret to team development  [09:05]
  • Effective coaching involves prioritizing recruitment and development  [09:12]
  • The importance of sales leadership development  [11:43]
  • How to achieve clarity and devise the right strategy  [13:41]
  • Effective communication by first-line managers is crucial  [15:03]
  • Navigate change management patiently  [16:06]
  • Great coaches ask great questions. [19:46]
  • Go slow to go fast  [25:11]

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How to Put the Best Person In Every Seat with Kevin Kearns

In today’s episode, Kevin Kearns, Chief Revenue  Officer at Hotel Engine, dives into a topic that is crucial for sales leaders who need  to drive remarkable results.

Kevin shares his views on talent density and why finding the right individuals for each position is vital in building successful sales organizations. He explores the importance of a rigorous interview process, utilizing case studies, and evaluating talent to ensure a perfect fit.

Join us as we uncover the secrets to unlocking the potential of your team with Kevin’s insights on coaching, diagnosing problems, and making strategic decisions that lead to success.

So grab your notepads and get ready to learn how to elevate your sales organization to new heights. Listen Now!

Show highlights:

  • How to achieve talent density in your sales team.  [00:01:44]
  • Find out why case studies can help you make the right choice  [00:03:18]
  • “The toughest job you will ever love.”  [00:07:11]
  • How can sales leaders create excitement, accountability, and success?  [00:09:55]
  • Can you pick the right initiatives for your sales team?  [00:13:08]
  • How can sales leaders truly understand their field?  [00:16:24]
  • Can’t Find a Mentor? This Sales Leader Shares His Secret to Success  [00:20:55] ]
  • Sales leaders: Are you overwhelmed with too many initiatives?  [00:26:36]

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Find A Way to Get Into Their Heart with Kevin O’Keefe

In this episode, Matt McDarby sits down with seasoned sales leader, Kevin O’Keefe, CEO at Profit Key ERP and Executive Chairman at Advanced Sales AI. They will discuss the art of inspiring and nurturing success within sales teams.

Kevin shares his wealth of experience, from working with salespeople for five decades to his insights on leadership and motivation. Get ready to learn how to find your way into the hearts of your team and unlock their full potential.

Stay tuned for an inspiring and informative conversation with Kevin O’Keefe.

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Show highlights:

  • How to inspire and lead a successful team  [00:01:54]
  • Discover the secret to building a winning plan and coaching your team to success  [00:05:24]
  • The power of the social contract  [00:08:24]
  • A leader’s biggest challenge  [00:10:53]
  • How do you invest your time as a sales leader?  [00:14:27]
  • Discover your maximum effort  [00:18:44]
  • Master communication and inspire  [00:20:30]
  • How to inspire your team with competence and preparation  [00:25:34]
  • Explore team motivations and inspiration  [00:28:10]

Book a call with Matt using this link:https://calendly.com/mattmcdarby/30min

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How to Harness Your Strengths for Sales Success with Michelle Carney

In this episode of The Divine Comedy of Sales, host Matt McDarby sits down with Michelle Carney, Regional Vice President of Sales at Toast, to discuss the importance of leaning into your strengths as a leader.

Michelle has had an impressive career trajectory, starting in a sales role for a home builder to now leading a successful sales team in the food tech industry. But what sets Michelle apart is her ability to leverage her strengths and continuously improve her capabilities as a leader.

Michelle shares her invaluable insights on the importance of embracing your strengths, building strong relationships across departments, and knowing when to be a sales manager versus a business leader.

If you’re looking to take your leadership skills to the next level, then you won’t want to miss this episode.

Listen Now!

Show highlights:

  • Confessions of a successful sales executive  [00:02:55]
  • Mastering relationships – the secret to sales success  [00:06:14]
  • The key traits of effective sales leaders  [00:07:39]
  • Discover the secret to your success as a sales leader  [00:10:05]
  • Master the art of navigating sales challenges  [00:16:07]
  • The game-changing sales advice you need  [00:18:57]
  • Key lessons for successful sales leaders  [00:22:42]
  • Boost your impact and achieve breakthrough success with this powerful leadership insight  [00:24:36]

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How to Build A System and Drive Consistent Performance with Giles Giddings

As a sales leader, you face an important challenge:

You have to balance being a coach and a manager.

The difference?

A coach develops your team effectively and a manager gets projects across the finish line.

Elite sales leaders have effective systems in place so they can be world class at both.

Today, Giles Giddings joins me. Giles has enjoyed success in a variety of roles, from leadership development to sales training and enablement. He’s here to talk about how you can condition yourself to be an elite sales leader.

Listen now!

Show highlights include:

  • 3 things sales reps must do with their tiny amount of time in front of a customer so they don’t blow the sale. ([8:43])
  • Why great sales numbers could overshadow a critical gap in your company culture. What to look for before this oversight sinks your business for good. ([9:47])
  • The secret weapon top sales leaders use to get better at guiding their teams. And why it’s easier than ever to add it to your arsenal. ([11:43])
  • Expert sales leader secrets so you can lead a sales team with confidence (even if you’re just starting out). ([16:49])
  • The “level headed leader” method for knowing a strategy will work before trying it. ([17:23])
  • 5 “boring” habits so effective they can take you from sales leader to C-Suite. ([19:47])
  • How AI is changing sales behavior, and how leaders must respond if they don’t want to be left behind. ([24:02])

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