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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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

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ServiceSource has relied on LSA Global’s expertise for a variety of core initiatives, from strategy design and implementation, to sales skills, to sales coaching. We recently engaged LSA Global to create a competency matrix for our inside sales team that will serve as our roadmap for employee on-boarding, development, succession planning and retention. This project had a tight timeline with high visibility. LSA Global completed the deliverable ahead of schedule and surpassed our expectations.

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Senior Vice President

Service Source

We originally engaged with LSA Global to help our subcontract administrators and buyers develop better negotiations skills. As manufacturers of satellites, we have many sole source companies to procure the required parts.

Our teams must be able to interact effectively with international companies. This environment uniquely challenges our team in their ability to create equitable contracts, while preserving and strengthening our supplier relationships.

LSA Global not only provided our team with the skills to negotiate effectively and consistently, but we further expanded our relationship to include consulting around our negotiations’ process, measurement of our negotiations, and one-on-one coaching for our team members. We are very pleased with the result of our partnership with LSA Global.

Vivian Mackintosh
Vice President of Materiel

Space Systems Loral

We engaged with LSA Global to deliver a sales territory planning and management workshop. LSA Global had a unique ability to quickly understand our business and needs. This keen understanding allowed for tailoring of content that was specific and impactful, which created a new awareness of how one’s role and how and with whom one spends their time, can directly influence sales success. Their facilitators were well prepared and ingrained themselves to become one of us. We’ve come to see LSA Global as a partner.

Pratiksha Patel
Assistant Vice President Talent

L'Oreal

We engaged with LSA Global to help our team identify opportunities to accelerate our commitment to sales excellence as “The Service Revenue Performance Company” in our market place. The facilitator’s shared passion for our goals created a foundation for sales skill adoption, as did LSA’s keen understanding of our unique business environment. This insight allowed LSA to deliver customized business sales training workshops which were adapted to reflect our specific business dynamics and provided our employees with the models and tools to leverage on every call with customers.

Grant Clarke
Director Client Delivery

Service Source

We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed. The custom strategy and design session exceeded my expectations. They really understood our business and turned around the project within a tight timeframe. LSA’s consultants were the best I have seen for this type of project. LSA’s ability to get a group of 20+ executives from around the globe on the same page, push their thinking to new heights, and ensure an executable plan was excellent. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take their plans and execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
EVP Client Delivery

Service Source

Seagate has always found LSA to be a valuable resource. LSA delivers top quality solutions when we need them with just one call. The recent business sales training programs they’ve delivered for Seagate University have been the right solution, highest of quality and customized to our business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company interested in offering top notch learning solutions.

Tammy Dujmovich
Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

Seagate

We recently hired LSA Global to help take our sales team to the next level. Specifically we focused on targeting the ideal client, differentiating our solutions, getting more qualified leads, and closing a higher percentage of our pipeline through a proven referral selling methodology.

So far, the results from the business sales training have been great. We were pleasantly surprised with the results-oriented approach and thoughtful follow-through plan to ensure that the new sales practices “stick.” We look forward to a long-term relationship, and I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to increase the effectiveness of their sales force.

Patrick Arnold
President

Filice

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

Hyperion

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
Manager

Seagate

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

Seagate

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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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

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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

Trimble

We turned to LSA Global to help us take our executive selling and solution selling skills to the next level, which will ultimately help our customers succeed. Their ability to formally assess our situation, identify key sales skill gaps, develop a plan to measure the results, and fully implement a key sales initiative – has been outstanding. LSA delivers the full solution; not just sales training and I would recommend them to any organization looking to transform its sales force the “right way” to sell higher and wider.

Daniel Heckman
Director of Sales-Enterprise Accounts

Avid

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