John Golden is author of Winning the Battle for Sales and Social Upheaval: How to Win @ Social Selling and founder and CEO of Focused Revenue Results Inc., which helps small, midmarket, and startup companies with strategy, marketing, and sales. He previously held the roles of president & CEO at Huthwaite and Omega Performance, as well as several other pivotal positions in sales, marketing, and product development—all of which gives him a uniquely expansive view on what it takes to engage successfully with target customers.

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The First Step To Getting Your Sales Back on Track

The First Step To Getting Your Sales Back on Track

This one-step regimen is more obvious than you think.

Social Selling Takes a Village

Social Selling Takes a Village

Don't let its name fool you. Why social selling isn't just for the sales department.

Where Strategy and the Market Really Intersect

Where Strategy and the Market Really Intersect

Why the sales manager's role is more crucial than you think.

Remind Me Again, What Are We Automating?

Remind Me Again, What Are We Automating?

Marketers be warned: Don't invest in technology without a solid strategy in place first.

What's the Story Sales and Marketing?

What's the Story Sales and Marketing?

How the two departments can co-write valuable insight for buyers.

Putting One Bigfoot in Front of the Other

Putting One Bigfoot in Front of the Other

Sales transformation is a monster of a journey.

Do We Have a Connection?

Do We Have a Connection?

Marketing executives need to connect with their employees via LinkedIn—here's why.

The Patience of a Wolf

The Patience of a Wolf

The patience and curiosity of the wolf got me thinking about the changing environment of marketing and selling is requiring marketers and salespeople to a new set of skills.

Brand of Gold

Brand of Gold

Personal branding for marketers and salespeople alike is a business imperative.

Does Your Sales Team Have Happy Ears?

Does Your Sales Team Have Happy Ears?

Avoiding the dreaded Happy Ears syndrome means marketers should only pass over truly sales-ready leads.

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