The Weekly Buzz: Win Conditions
After digging into the value of failure, it’s time for the Buzz to look at success. You did it! Congratulations, you deserve to be proud. Now, how can you best leverage that win into more and greater success?
Share the Good News
Whether your success is large or small, make the most of it by sharing the news with your network! A press release is a great way to package the information about a business success. Check HubSpot for some handy guidelines on how to use a press release as effective inbound marketing or follow the APStylebook Twitter account for the latest news on AP style, the gold standard for press releases.
Set New Goals
Maestro sales trainers like to say that sales is like physics because a sale that is in motion, stays in motion. Momentum is especially important to think about after you have achieved success in a goal. Don’t stop! It’s time to set a new goal. Consider thinking about George T. Dolan’s classic SMART criteria as you decide where to aim your efforts next.
Help Your Team Grow
When someone is winning at their job, it’s tempting to give them additional responsibilities. In some cases, this is the right idea: they are a good leader and manager and can help their team emulate their own strengths. In other cases, strength in one area needs to be supplemented by additional training in order to succeed in a new role. In other cases, someone might be in just the right role for them to achieve optimum success, and not be a good fit for a new post. Sales Hacker has some great tips for navigating these judgment calls when it comes to sales leadership.
How do you keep growing after a success? Share your story in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org.