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Learn to say No thoughtfully and respectfully with the focus on creating a high performance sales culture. By Leanne Hoagland-Smith Are you limiting your sales team and the ability to increase sales by not ever saying No? Sometimes, you need to demonstrate sales leadership by just standing up and not saying or appearing to be saying Yes to everything. Society frowns on saying No because you are believed to be making a negative...

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Quotes to Stay Focused in Leadership

Quotes to Stay Focused in Leadership


Posted By on May 20, 2014

By Leanne Hoagland-Smith Many times the words of others actually have far more impact and insightfulness than when those words are read within the pages of a dictionary. Quotations are rooted in the actual performance of leaders who have been there, done that. They can be easily incorporate into everyday speeches or part of a training session. These quotations help to define or explain leadership: “Leaders are people who do the...

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by Leanne Hoagland-Smith The founder of Inspiration Fitness, Angela Ramos, shares her insights on leadership. Ramos is a hands-on leader from being a certified international fitness trainer/coach, author of “3 Steps to Your Best Body in Record Time” and to homeschooling her children. Her business, Inspiration Fitness, is located in Crown Point. Q: What five words or phrases would you use to describe a leader? A: ● Fearless ●...

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The Preferred Sales Leadership Model

The Preferred Sales Leadership Model


Posted By on Feb 21, 2014

by Leanne Hoagland-Smith By leaving the old, traditional leadership model and embracing one that actually works with the fast- paced, ever changing 21st century, makes good business sense. Think for a moment of a leader you appreciate or admire. Then jot down three of his or her qualities that make this person a leader to you. If you were in a group of three or more, do you believe everyone would identify the same person as a leader...

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by Babette Ten Haken You are familiar with the phrase “what got you to where you are today isn’t going to get you to where you need to go tomorrow.”  Then there is the variation: “you got yourself to where you are today; you trust that you can get yourself where you need to go tomorrow.” How about:  “you got yourself into this; you are going to have to get yourself out of this.” You are the CEO of YOU: the common denominator of your...

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