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    2 Sales Reps Walk Into The Company ... Who Would You Coach

    May 4, 2014 Posted by : Tim Hagen

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    Two reps walk in the company:

    Rep A comes in early and stays late. This rep goes above and beyond the call of duty knowing the market is tight and sales will be tough. He is committed to getting better as he seeks feedback and actually practices with his manager and Co-Workers.


    Rep B comes in at the regular time and leaves typically near the end of the regular business day. He is convinced things will turn around from an industry perspective.

    Now as the sales leader you know Rep B is lying to himself and needs to look at things differently. You know Rep A is really doing what it takes to gain traction to improve things, but the question remains who would you coach? If you ignore Rep A knowing they are doing what is needed you may risk them feeling slighted or ignored. Rep B is a good person but simply does not see reality and needs to gain greater perspective. if you don';t coach this person you may risk the rest of the team perceiving you giving up too soon 



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    Tim Hagen
    Tim Hagen

    Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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