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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Cindy Steffen
National Manager, Telesales

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

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 Global’s negotiation training assessment and workshop provided sales negotiation tools and practices that have significantly enhanced our negotiations process. Their facilitators understood our business, its challenges and framed the learning in a way that we understood. I am very happy with the value we have received from this program, and would highly recommend LSA to others looking to improve their sales negotiations results.

Jeff Bizzack
President

Service Source

Originally, we launched a RFP to partner with a sales training provider to improve the sales skills of our global distributor network. LSA Global challenged our thinking by suggesting we focus on the systemic strategy, culture and talent factors that create sales success before we invested in the more symptomatic needs of sales skills and knowledge. LSA Global identified the two strategic actions to improve overall sales performance and then designed and delivered world class sales training across the globe to help increase revenue and margin.  I’m so happy we took a more strategic approach to sales performance.

Kim Benson
Director Human Resources

Trimble

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

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.

PMO and Outside Sales Operations
Senior Vice President

Service Source

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

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

Samsung

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
Sales

Cutera

LSA is a great and high quality training and consulting resource. In less than a week turnaround time, they were able to design and deliver a ‘best in class’ inside sales solution to meet my team’s unique needs. They met my high expectations and were very responsive to my specific objectives.

Olivia Flach
Americas Retail Sales

Sandisk

We evaluated 6 well known sales development partners in the market. Late in the process we discovered an organization called LSA Global. We ended up selecting LSA global because of their unique model (bringing together best-of-breed organizations under 1 umbrella to deliver the best solution to meet a customer’s needs). Additionally, LSA had the strongest assessment, implementation, measurement, coaching, and global capabilities combined with an excellent program focused on true executive selling. We’ve had such strong feedback that the program has developed a buzz and there are requests to roll it out within the Marketing, Product Management, and Executive teams.

Stephanie Lucey
HR Manager

In an effort to establish a solid foundation of consultative selling skills for our client-facing teams that can be built on over time, we engaged with LSA Global. By understanding our business and our markets, LSA Global was able to develop and deliver the relevant skills, tools and processes that have established the foundation for our future success. We are very satisfied with our decision.”

Kevin Wiley
Chief Operating Officer

Nelnet

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 wanted our Channel Managers to get strategies and tools that would increase partner revenue and strengthen partner relationships. LSA Global’s ability to quickly understand our business and to bring experienced and proven resources to the table created credibility with both the executive and sales team. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them.

Chip Whitman
Channel Excellence Manager

Thermo Fisher

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