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To Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Learning, Trainers Must Sometimes Step Aside

Peer-to-Peer Learning
It’s time for all of us who no longer spend our day in “the arena” cold calling prospects and venturing out on sales calls to accept a reality: when it comes to sales readiness, no sales trainer or enablement professional can command the same level of engagement among an audience of salespeople as a rep can. It just won’t happen, even if the trainer is a former salesperson. Case in point: at a recent company event, two speakers were featured. The first was an ex-salesperson who is now a product marketing leader... Continue Reading

Informal Learning Makes Great Performances Routine

observational learning in sales
Until May 6, 1954, no human being (as far as we know) had ever run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Experts believed it was impossible. But in Oxford, England, Roger Bannister broke the barrier that day by running a mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. Then something fascinating happened: only 46 days later, a runner named John Landy broke Bannister’s record with a time of 3 minutes and 58 seconds. A year later, three more runners broke the 4-minute barrier during a single race. How was this possible? How... Continue Reading