Creating a High Performance Sales Environment

High Performance Sales Environment Diagnostic, Consulting, and Training

“It is often difficult to unify a leadership team on improving the performance within a business. The high performance sales environment process provided powerful yet easily understood information on the factors effecting performance at Cisco. This process unified my team on the specific actions to improve performance.”

Gerard Lithgow | VP Enterprise Sales North East USA | Cisco

“The high performance diagnostic facilitated clarity on what actions needed to be taken in order to improve the performance of my team and why these actions would have the greatest impact. Importantly the process unified my senior executive team around these actions.”
Charlie Brown | Senior Executive | Accenture

“Given your unique circumstances, what high performance sales “MOVE”, made today, will have the greatest effect on the performance of your sales force?”

According to the McKinsey Quarterly, a top quartile performing salesperson is 14 times more productive than an average performer.

What creates a top performing salesperson? We know that there are over 70 possible sales strategy and sales management actions available to a sales executive at any given time that can significantly change sales performance. With so many options, it is not surprising that many sales forces get lost in and frustrated by impractical sales theories and expensive sales consultants and technology trying to make sense of it all.

Based on over 16 years of high performance research with elite institutions such as Harvard, the U.S. Special Forces, Cisco, Accenture, MIT, NASA, and Juilliard, we can help you identify the top two sales performance moves necessary to drive high sales performance. Our clients tell us that our practical and action-oriented approach provides clarity and structure while producing measurable sales results.

Typically clients turn to LSA’s High Performance Sales Environment Diagnostic, Consulting, and Training to:

  • Understand how to “get more” from their sales force
  • Determine how to best execute their sales strategy from a “people perspective”
  • Identify the best “moves” to get their sales organization to realize its stretch objectives and sales targets
  • Benchmark their current sales performance environment against high performance sales best practices
  • Increase sales leadership accountability for sales performance improvement
  • Understand, in detail, the dynamics affecting high performance in their sales organization or sales team

After an initial education session to sales leadership, our usual approach involves 4 key steps:Diagnose: Understand the existing sales performance environmentusing our proven High Sales Performance Environmental Structure Diagnostic Tool.  The sales diagnostic enables sales leaders to quickly build a detailed picture of the current sales performance environment and accurately pinpoint key levers to improve sales performance.

  1. Diagnose: Understand the existing sales performance environmentusing our proven High Sales Performance Environmental Structure Diagnostic Tool.  The sales diagnostic enables sales leaders to quickly build a detailed picture of the current sales performance environment and accurately pinpoint key levers to improve sales performance.Typical outcomes include identifying:
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the current sales culture / performance environment
    • Likely accelerators and inhibitors to sales performance
    • Current and future ‘pressure’ dynamics that will most influence sales performance
    • Benchmark sales comparisons
  2. Strategize the Two Key Moves: Review the diagnostic results with the Sales Leader and the Executive Team and agree on the two key actions that, if taken, will result in the most dramatic improvement in sales performance across the sales organization.
  3. Execute: Implement the two actions in a way that makes sense to your sales organization.
  4. Measure: Re-test to monitor progress against success metrics and to continuously improve.

The high performance environment diagnostic is available in the following languages:English, Czech, Hungarian, Estonia, Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese (paper copy only), and Chinese (paper copy only).

If you would like to learn how our high performance sales environment expertise has helped leading organizations increase revenue, market share, and profitability, please contact us.

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Patrick Arnold


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Director of Sales Development

LSA is an excellent training outsource partner! They listen to our needs, are responsive and work at a pace that keeps up with ours. We have found LSA to bring strategic and innovative solutions to meet our business problems by partnering effectively with our staff. I consider them to be an external extension of our team.

Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement


The sales negotiations training program was awesome. The facilitator was excellent. We are immediately able to see the relevance and apply it to specific needs at Blackhawk. The preparation and energy was very apparent. The facilitator did a great job keeping the class engaged for the entire day and focused on what mattered most to our success. I am very pleased with the results and like the very relevant and applicable sales negotiations tools. Great job.

Jack Lord
Vice President of Sales

Blackhawk Network

Hyperion has a commitment to lifelong learning. LSA helps us provide the right business sales training, management training programs, and leadership development programs at the right time to meet the needs of both individuals and departments. I especially appreciate their ability to listen to my needs and recommend the appropriate facilitators, solutions and content.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager


For the past 5 years LSA has consistently delivered top notch value to Seagate’s Corporate University Program. The level of facilitator involvement and continuous program evolution has kept the sales negotiation training content and lessons engaging and relevant. We look forward to working with LSA in the future.

Geoff Purnell
Sales Executive, Seagate Data Recovery Services


We selected LSA over a handful of other experts to assist with a key sales imperative. LSA added value every step of the way throughout the entire sales, design, implementation, and follow-up process. Their customized approach to sales presentation training exceeded expectations, and we are excited about global implementation across our offices in more than 100 countries. LSA’s unique approach is an added game changer, and I recommend them to anyone looking to get high quality results.”

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Executive Director Global Learning

Grant Thornton

LSA’s customized Effective Presentation Skills program has helped me elevate my presentation skills to the next level. I now have a much greater self-awareness of my presentation skills and can leverage off of my strengths while working to improve upon other areas. I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone for whom business presentations are an integral part of their job.

Jim Elliott
Senior Marketing Manager


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Pratiksha Patel
Assistant Vice President Talent


We partnered with LSA to help custom design, deliver, and measure an advanced new employee on-boarding and measurement process. The process was well thought out and bought into by sales leadership. The combination of targeted sales tools, technology, coaching, performance plans, training and reinforcement made all the difference.  The pilot program in EMEA was a big success and the solution quantifiably improved new employee and hiring manager satisfaction and increased the speed to sales quota for new hires. We are continuing to work with LSA Global to scale the program in other GEOs and expand to cover more roles at VMware.  I would recommend LSA Global for any sales enablement team looking to increase the engagement and speed to productivity of their sales force. We are excited to implement the program globally across VMware as we continue to scale.

Rochana Golani
Director, Global Field Readiness


LSA custom designed and delivered the best sales training session that I have ever attended. They focused on our industry, our customers, and our competitors. The materials and facilitators were world class. They were passionate about helping our global sales force understand the fundamentals necessary to be successful and not leave money on the table. I recommend them to any sales force looking to drive profitable revenue and beat the competition.

Carl Dickenson


LSA was instrumental in making our worldwide sales meeting a success. They saved me a ton of time by recommending ‘best in class’ vendors to meet our business objectives. Whenever I’m in a pinch, I can count on LSA’s dynamic team of sales trainers and consultants to really go the extra mile. They truly understand the meaning of customer delight.

Amy Walker


The sales strategy and goal setting session was right on target. It was a very valuable process that I highly recommend to any sales team.

Phil Rosenberg
Senior Vice President of Sales


Originally, we launched a RFP to identify and partner with a sales training provider to improve the skills of the sales teams in the distributor network. However, throughout the process, LSA Global challenged our thought processes and engaged with us by suggesting that we focus on the systemic factors that create a high performance environment first, before we focused on the more symptomatic needs of sales skills training. LSA Global has identified the two strategic moves that will enable us to create a high performance environment and we continue to seek their guidance on implementing those moves, as well as other key needs.

Kim Benson
Director Human Resources


The introduction and continuous reinforcement of the MEDRAD objectives, vision, and mission was very impressive. By the end of the session, a large majority of the audience understood and was openly able to verbalize these items. LSA did a wonderful job introducing the importance of sales coaching and reinforcement and was able to keep the groups focused.

Cindy Steffen
National Manager, Telesales


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