I read an interesting CareerBuilder.com report linking stalled revenue growth to the lack of formal sales training. While 35% of the companies surveyed for the report say they missed their revenue goals, 55% of sales leaders said they spent $10,000 or less annually on sales training. The conclusion of the report is that company’s need to invest more in training on critical selling skills. While I agree with the conclusion, my experience has been that company’s first need to remove several barriers to leveraging their investment in sales training. I’ve outlined those barriers and how to deal with them in the following article: http://www.thenarogroup.com/tngwps/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/TNG_Linking-Sales-Training-to-Revenue-Growth.pdf.

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