Entries by Steve Giglio

Two Sure-Fire Leadership Killers

I have been coaching and developing leaders for many years and during that time, I have found two behaviors that are “leadership killers.” They are acts that consistently, no matter who the leader is, weaken their position in the eyes of their reports and lessen their ability to lead. These leadership killers are: wanting to […]

The Courage to Close

People get funny about closing negotiations, deals, interviews, meetings, etc. Nerves take over, body language changes and confidence erodes. Why is this?  I’ll tell you…it’s because closing is inorganic for most people. It feels forced. And that should never be the case. When it feels uncomfortable for you to close it’s likely because you have […]

The Arrogance of Selling

This blog/message is written as a reminder for you..and me. You know that swagger you have when you walk into a client’s office ready to present your product/service? STOP IT! Start walking in with a presence of curiosity and support, not surety. It’s implicit that you know and can defend your offering. However, that’s not […]

10 Things to Know About Your Clients

If you’ve followed my blog over the years, you know how much I stress doing your homework. It’s critical. When dealing with smaller companies, this task is mostly manageable. However, with larger companies, you may find that the challenge isn’t getting enough information…it’s getting enough of the RIGHT information. To help, I’ve narrowed the focus […]

Get Involved…or Get Out!

Hold onto your hats…this post will sting a bit. Business Development leaders, what are you doing each day to make your team a team of green berets? Are you on the sidelines reporting their achievements or are you on the field shaping their achievements? Too often I’m finding leaders are on the sidelines, tracking progress […]

Managing Organic Growth After a Merge

Many organizations scale their business inorganically through buying and merging with companies that enhance/broaden their business proposition. “Overnight” these newly formed entities have a blended set of employees, vendors and customers. This is a fine strategy except once these marriages have taken place, an organization needs to meld their businesses into one cohesive unit that’s […]