A couple of people I deeply respect have written outstanding pieces arguing that we have take sales role specialization too far. Amy Volas wrote, “Is Sales Over-segmented,” Bob Apollo wrote, “Has role specialisation in B2B selling gone too far?” (There Bob goes with his “English” spelling.) Both articles are outstanding.
Jim Collins’ bestselling book, “Good to Great” has been a roadmap followed by many companies striving for greatness. It’s also a nice reminder about not settling for just “good.” I’ve been re-reading it lately, as I sometimes do, and couldn’t help thinking about the many parallels between the book’s central research and a sales organization.