Sounds like a funny thing to say, doesn’t it? But it’s true. Of all the many pain points in sales management—and our research has turned up dozens—the first and foremost of these is the sales manager himself or herself.
Sales Management Pain Points: The Sales Manager
A 30-year veteran of the computer industry, Nikolaus has founded and run several software companies. He and his company uptime iTechnology are the developers of World-Check, a risk intelligence platform eventually sold to Thomson Reuters for $520 million. He is currently the founder and CEO of Pipeliner Sales, Inc., developer and publisher of Pipeliner CRM, the first CRM application aimed squarely at actually empowering salespeople. Also a prolific writer, Nikolaus has authored over 100 ebooks, articles and white papers addressing the subjects of sales management, leadership and sales itself.