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B2B Revenue Engine Alignment: A Cultural Transformation That Begins With Customer Obsession

Laura Cross November 21, 2022
A customer-obsessed organization requires an optimized revenue engine. Revenue engine alignment maximizes the buyer’s experience and, in turn, the success of the organization.
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Predictions 2023: Winning B2B Organizations Refocus Around The Customer

Ross Graber October 26, 2022

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B2B Buyers And Digital Selling (Part 2): Buyer Enablement And Buying Signals

Rick Bradberry September 2, 2022
Sell something to a prospect, and you might earn a valuable commission. Help a prospect buy, and you might earn a valuable customer. This practice — helping prospects buy — is buyer enablement. And it requires a deeper understanding of purchasing preferences and the buying process itself, particularly with self-service. In this area, B2B teams […]
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B2B Sales Leaders: Balance Strategic And Tactical Investments In 2023

Mike Pregler September 1, 2022
Experience from past economic slumps indicates that B2B sales leaders’ budget plans must balance essential strategic investments with “quick win” tactical investments.
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Sales Leadership, Assemble! At Forrester’s B2B Summit EMEA In London, October 11–12

Anthony McPartlin July 21, 2022
B2B organisations face a range of macroeconomic uncertainties as they head into the second half of 2022 that pose risk to growth and profitability objectives. While you may not have control over these changing conditions, you can determine your own path through them to ensure that you thrive rather than just survive. Forrester’s B2B Summit […]
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The B2B Sales Leader’s Strategy Guide For Economic Downturns

Nancy Maluso July 12, 2022
Discover actions you can take now to position your organization for a fast recovery.
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B2B Buyers And Digital Selling (Part 1): Self-Service, PLG, And Consumption Pricing

Rick Bradberry June 24, 2022
Digital selling insights from buyers and B2B sales executives, covering self-service purchasing, product-led growth (PLG), e-commerce, and consumption-based pricing. Will they converge or remain distinct practices shaping the buying experience?

See Why 2023 Fortune Favors The Bold And Focused

Explore our 2023 Predictions to see where strategies are shifting – and where opportunities for bold moves exist.

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Actionable Insights And Metrics That Unlock Channel Sales Growth

Stephanie Sissler June 22, 2022
Importance Of Channel Sales Metrics Today, actionable insights are the backbone of channel sales organizations. Collecting the right data and transforming it into actionable insights enables channel sales leaders to spot risks, find opportunities for growth, and make smarter decisions. In other words, tracking the right metrics could mean the difference between hitting your channel […]
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How Sales Can Make Your Sustainability Sustainable

Anne Slough April 22, 2022
The concept of “sustainability,” as we know it today, was first introduced in 1987 in the famous Brundtland (for Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland) Report produced by several countries for the UN. The report defined sustainable development as meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” […]
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The Importance Of Aligning Product Portfolio Strategy With Business Strategy

Sam Somashekar April 20, 2022
Product strategy, along with marketing and sales strategy, must be a part of the overall business strategy. That alignment is critical to ensuring product-led growth; without it, aspirations on market share or how the organization will win can be short-sighted and product teams may wonder what their role is in reaching business goals.
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Sales Leaders Can Improve Sales Productivity By Focusing On Four Wellness Steps

Nancy Maluso April 20, 2022
Sales leaders want to continuously improve sales productivity. What many may not realize is that high seller engagement and wellness directly correlate with higher productivity. However, evidence from Forrester’s Q3 2020 US Future Of Work Survey shows that B2B sellers feel fatigued, less engaged, and more frustrated at work compared with other B2B professionals. This […]
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Can You Handle The Truth? Why Popular Myths Are Holding B2B Sales Back

Phil Harrell March 22, 2022
It's time to relinquish outdated beliefs and embrace data and insights.

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Stop relying on a small group of superstar reps to achieve quota. Download this free guide to learn more about the insights driven sales system.

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Two Seismic Shifts Disrupting B2B Sales And Marketing

Rick Bradberry March 11, 2022
Each year, our planet has thousands of earthquakes. Most of them are small events, but a few powerful ones change the landscape. It’s hard to know if a tremor will turn into a major earthquake. B2B sales trends are like that, too. So let’s talk about two seismic shifts disrupting sales and marketing. Shift Number […]
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B2B Sellers Must Reevaluate How They Build Trust With Buyers

Ian Bruce March 10, 2022
New Forrester research illustrates how complex B2B buyers' decision-making processes are and the value of building trust with buyers.
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Unlocking The Power Of Purpose For B2B Leadership

Nancy Maluso March 9, 2022

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Three Keys To Effective Coaching To Increase Sales Productivity

Phil Harrell February 18, 2022
Sales leaders should hold their sales managers accountable for providing consistent coaching to reps because it has a significant impact on sales productivity and performance. Sixty-five percent of high-impact sales organizations (75% or more of reps achieving quota) report that sales managers spend 20% or more of their time coaching. Today, CEOs and investors prioritize scalable […]
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Attention, Sales Leaders: Treat Potential Hires Like Potential Buyers To Quickly Fill Recs With Qualified Candidates

Phil Harrell February 3, 2022
The competition for hiring great sales reps has never been fiercer. To ensure they hire the best candidates, sales leaders must treat candidates like buyers. Find out how in this blog post.

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Four Ways To Leverage Your Entire TEI Study (For The Vendor Sales Leader)

Veronica Iles January 21, 2022
Since the TEI study reflects the real, measurable impact of a technology investment, we do not quantify (for the ROI calculation) any benefits that the customers themselves have not measured. Nevertheless, it’s important to consider the abstract, and that’s why we have the Unquantified Benefits section.
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Sales Leaders’ Guide To Rolling Out Compensation Plans At Kickoff

Phil Harrell January 20, 2022
Compensation plans that motivate sellers to accomplish corporate objectives are invaluable to sales growth. How sales leaders roll out compensation plans to their sales teams is crucial to gaining buy-in to the plan. Successful rollouts have three key attributes: Transparency Alignment Stakeholder buy-in It is up to the CSO/CRO to communicate the plan and ensure […]
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Four Things Sales Executives Should Do Immediately To Ensure A Fast Start To 2022

Phil Harrell January 13, 2022
A sluggish January can be difficult to recover from. Use these insights to start the year on the right foot.
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