Georgia State University and SOAR Performance Group hosted over 50 senior executives from companies like Georgia Pacific, IBM, Ricoh, AT&T, First Data, Worldpay, Equifax, Ericsson, NCR, SAP, Merrill Lynch and Randstad at the inaugural event for the Sales Leadership Community in Atlanta. Also represented were several emerging growth companies like Navicure, Aptean, Pros and Verint. The event was a tremendously successful forum for best practice sharing and executive networking for sales leaders within the greater Atlanta area. The event began with networking and ended with a panel discussion about how top sales executives lead through effective sales transformation.
Atlanta, GA – SOAR Performance Group, in cooperation with Georgia State University, is launching the Atlanta Sales Leadership Community. The Sales Leadership Community is a cross industry organization of senior sales leaders focused on building a community within the Atlanta market for advancing best practices in sales leadership. It also creates networking and mentoring opportunities for Atlanta senior sales executives with Georgia State University students participating in the Georgia State University Sales Program.
The founding advisory board for the Sales Leadership Community includes senior sales executives from leading global organizations such as Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, AT&T, IBM, SAP and Ricoh plus other growth companies such as MedAssets, Navicure, Elavon, Aptean and Pros.
Thank you to everyone that came out to the Atlanta Sales Leadership Community meeting. It was a great opportunity to network, share and learn. The meeting included a panel discussion on “How Top Sales Executives Lead Through Transformation”. The panel from the community shared insights and perspectives on how their companies have executed on sales transformation strategies.
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One of the most fascinating and rewarding parts of my job is sharing ideas and perspectives with top global sales leaders. These sales executives are responsible for delivering billions of dollars in revenue and millions of dollars in bottom line impact to their companies. They are some of the sharpest, most interesting people that you will ever meet. They wake up every day and with the challenge of staying 2 steps ahead of a competitive environment that is changing faster than ever before. So, this group has strong convictions about what it takes to succeed in today’s business environment.
One of my favorite questions to ask when I am with one of these leaders is: “What do you believe your organization needs to do differently in order to achieve your goals?” A topic that often arises is leadership. Frequently heard comments are:
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