Full of Hot Air
How to handle big egos on your sales team before they're blown out of proportion
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Alongside such personality-describing adjectives as"competitive" and "assertive," the word"egotistical" is often cast in a pejorative light. Butbeing a little egotistical can be a good thing in sales. Without afirm concept of their own worth, salespeople would quickly begobbled up by the quicksand of insecurity.
Since such a personality makes one well-suited to thrive in aselling environment, you may be harboring a few shades of ego inyour sales force right now. Unfortunately, the same personalitytrait that makes your salespeople superlative deal-closers may alsoruffle feathers in the ranks. Here are a few methods for managingbig heads on your sales team:
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