When we face issues, people, situations and big-picture context and say: “Oh no you can’t. And oh, by the way, oh yes I can and, in fact, will.”
You know what I am talking about. We all have stuff banging around in our brains that we avoid thinking about. This junk holds us back from moving ourselves forward, both professionally and personally.
Then there is the “other” stuff which is begging for a professional hard call. We work within legacy companies with legacy mindset. We stick to our own professional discipline with very little opportunity or encouragement to branch out and cross-over. We are hampered in our own professional output because we are not encouraged to speak to talented professionals in our own company who work in “other” departments or professional disciplines.
Make your professional hard call. Move yourself 1 millimeter outside your professional level of comfort. Learn something new every day. Meet someone new every day. Do something extraordinary every day, even if it is having a cup of coffee with someone outside of your professional discipline.
You owe yourself a professional hard call or two. Get used to it. As a professional businessperson of worth, you will be making quite a few more during the course of your career.
The Sales Aerobics for Engineers® Blog is 7 years old and growing, thanks to your readership and inspirational conversations. I hope you enjoy reading this month’s blog posts as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.
What professional hard call will you make next month?
Dealing with Toxic Clients http://bit.ly/1sMb4mH via @babettetenhaken #sales #SMB #strategy #professionaldevelopment
Toxic Teams impact #CustomerSuccess http://bit.ly/25GbyN7 @babettetenhaken #Workforce #HR #sales #IT #SMB
Team Criticism – 4 #Collaboration Hacks http://bit.ly/1WFCK9K @babettetenhaken #workforce #sales #HR
Do you have an #IoT #ValueProposition ? http://bit.ly/1tjW6W0 @babettetenhaken #sales #customerretention
#CustomerRetention leverages Tech #Workforce #Strategy for #CustomerSuccess by @babettetenhaken on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/customer-retention-leverages-tech-workforce-strategy-ten-haken
Successful Internal Communication is Your 1st Priority http://bit.ly/295EumA @babettetenhaken #collaboration #workforce #HR
#HR #Strategy for #Tech #Workforce #Collaboration http://bit.ly/1Yr2vKe @babettetenhaken @IBMServices #worktrends
Confessions of a Recovered #Sales Hoop Jumper http://bit.ly/29eDFeF @babettetenhaken #strategy #professionaldevelopment
Take Professional Ownership of #Team Ideas http://bit.ly/296NTe7 @babettetenhaken #collaboration #workforce #sales
Reinventing #Sales Wheels or Just Spinning Them? http://bit.ly/28PuuAr @babettetenhaken #collaboration #strategy
The Toughest #Business Decision I had to Make http://bit.ly/29gW6RA @babettetenhaken #strategy #leadership
Why Your #Upselling #Strategy does not make Sense http://bit.ly/29ggGh1 @babettetenhaken #sales
Tech #Workforce recalibration for #CustomerSuccess http://bit.ly/29auKe9 @babettetenhaken @IBMServices #HR #sales
Babette Ten Haken is a management consultant, strategist, speaker and coach focused on customer success for customer retention. She traverses the interface between human capital strategy for hiring and developing collaborative technical and non-technical employees. As a sales newbie, Babette walked into her first manufacturing plant – a slaughterhouse in Oklahoma – over 25 years ago. She fell in love with manufacturing. She serves manufacturing- and engineering- intensive companies, focusing teams on creating enduring business outcomes. Babette’s playbook of technical / non-technical collaboration hacks, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.
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