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 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 performance “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 expertise has helped leading organizations increase revenue, market share, and profitability, please contact us.

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Senior Vice President

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Chief Operating Officer

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This was our first experience working with LSA, and we were not disappointed. From beginning to end, they were as invested in making sure the program succeeded as we were. They not only met the needs of our organization, but they helped us meet our very tight launch deadline. The consultant operated with the sense of urgency necessary to ensure that by the end of the training the trainer sessions we were ready to roll the program immediately out. Without their dedication and expertise we would not have been able to launch the program with the success that we did. Thank you LSA for being a valued business partner!

Erin Surprise
PHR, Manager - L & D

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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.

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Director Human Resources

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Director of Sales Development

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North America Sales Training Manager

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Jeff Bizzack
President

Service Source

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Director of Sales-Enterprise Accounts

Avid

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The pilot program in EMEA was a big success and the program quantifiably improved new employee and hiring manager satisfaction and increased the speed to productivity 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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Vice President of Marketing

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