Big ones, little ones, sharp ones and stubborn ones. I was pulling weeds from the garden when it became crystal clear to me. The various weeds were like the many types of opportunities in most sales pipelines.
One of the most common reasons why apparently promising B2B sales opportunities get derailed - often at a late stage in our sales cycle - is that we have failed to identify all the key stakeholders or to understand how to get them all to support our approach.
Win/loss analysis should be a critical tool for improving sales force effectiveness, yet many organizations only analyze some of their wins and losses, and the focus is often more on the losses than the wins.
I don't get stressed anymore when I'm driving. All it took was for me to not exceed the speed limit.
If we’re driven by data and interested in statistics, there are a wide range of sales metrics we can choose to monitor. Assuming that we have collected the data in the first place, we can measure win rates, sales cycle velocity, changes in deal value or close date and all manner of other indicators.