As many of you may have seen, Kimberly Collins, one of our top producing Division Manager's, was featured on Animal Planet's new show, SuperFetch. In SuperFetch Zak George shows pet parents how to train their dog to do unbelievable tricks. With Zak's help, Kimberly trained her Bernese mountain dog, Bear Collins, how to put down the toilet seat and flush the toilet.
<p>How many times have you been faced with a task that seems impossible to finish or given a goal that appears unachievable or been in a situation that you just plain don't like and start to think that the grass may be greener on the other side? If you let your mind wander you could think of a million reasons why being somewhere else, being with someone else or doing something different would solve all your problems. "I'd be happier. I'd be richer. I'd be less stressed," etc. Quickly you convince yourself that you need to make a change and you need to make it fast. </p>
<p align=left><b>By Kenneth J. Rossetti, Esq.</b></p> Many readers of this blog are either sales professionals bound by non-competition agreements ("noncompetes"), or employers of sales professionals who require their personnel to execute and comply with noncompetes both as a requirement of employment and as a post-employment condition intended to protect the business' confidential information, trade secrets, and good will (for a discussion of noncompetes in Massachusetts, please see this author's 6/9/09 article on this blog, entitled, "The ABCs of Noncompetes in Massachusetts").
I was recently invited to attend the annual President's Forum by The Entrepreneurship Institute in Boston. Although originally skeptical, I found the one day event to be extremely informative and enjoyable. Attending the event were roughly 100 CEO's from many successful organizations throughout New England and three guest lecturers that have experienced a significant amount of accomplishment in their careers. The format of the event was open forum and allowed the attendees to discuss challenges and seek advice amongst peers from all industries.
One of the challenges for any sales manager, especially a fairly new manager, is conducting an effective sales meeting while consistently engaging your team. It can be extremely difficult to supply your team with valuable information without erring on the side of boring lectures and mundane sales tips. The purpose of a sales meeting is to engage your team, have the team participate and be able to share positive and constructive feedback.
As a recruiter for sales positions I'm often asked what I'm seeing out there in the market place. Both candidates and clients are extremely interested in finding out what other companies are doing and what the new landscape is turning out to look like
<p>In this market, many of us are looking for the next great and growing industry that will launch our careers and help pull this country out of this recession. We all have our own ideas of what the industry will be and if you are currently out of work or looking for a new position, chances are you have the desire to reinvent yourself to excel in the hottest industry. Most likely, you have thought about targeting Green/Renewable Energy as that next step in your career. Solar power, wind power, hydro-power, bio-diesel, e-waste, and the list goes on - these types of organizations combined make up an industry that is growing exponentially. In this day and age, these things are no longer a 'nice to have', but are quickly becoming a 'must have.' Targeting these types of organizations is a smart move, however, there is a down side- your smart idea is also the idea of everyone else....</p>