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  • Protect Yourself Against Hiring a

    Toxic Salesperson

    C. Lee Smith SalesFuel CEO and Founder

    Selling Power Magazine August 8, 2019

  • • Founded the company in 1989, serves as President/CEO

    • Recognized in Sept 2018 as one of the nation’s Leading Sales Consultants by Selling Power

    • Co-host Manage Smarter podcast on iHeart and the C- Suite Radio Network

    • 30-year sales/sales management veteran and Gitomer Certified Advisor

    • Creator of AdMall® and SalesFuel COACH SaaS platforms for sales teams

    • Author and keynote speaker

    C. LEE SMITH

  • • The potential damage that can result from hiring just one such salesperson to your team

    • The “Unlucky 13” personality types for sales and how to defend yourself against the harm they can cause

    • 7 tips for reducing risk of committing such a costly hire [and often costlier fire!]

    • Special announcement!

    • Questions from Gerhard and you

    Today’s Webinar

  • Have you ever worked with…? Have you ever worked for…?

  • What was it like?

    How did it make you feel?

  • Protect Yourself Against Hiring a

    Toxic Salesperson

    C. Lee Smith SalesFuel CEO and Founder

    Selling Power Magazine August 8, 2019

  • Toxic Leaders and Managers

    Toxic Processes and Policies

    Toxic Employees Today’s topic

    1⃣ 2️⃣

    3 Elements of Workplace Toxicity

    3⃣

  • Defining Toxicity

  • Bad Hire: Low Performance

    Toxic Hire: Lowers the Performance of Others

  • Toxic Hires Also: Demoralize, Distract, Drain, Exploit, Endanger, Bully, Confound, Frighten, Slow Down, Anger Co-Workers

  • • Blunt, cutting, overly aggressive, and impatient

    • Subjects co-workers to battle-like conditions, so they’ll surrender to unreasonable demands

    • For them to win, their co- workers must lose

    SOURCE: Steven Sisler (BRG) and C. Lee Smith (SalesFuel)

    Toxicity Example

  • Toxicity Example • Has exaggerated sense of self-

    importance, lacks empathy

    • High need for attention+approval

    • Takes credit/recognition at every opportunity, but does not share it

    • Co-workers quickly become resentful

    SOURCE: Steven Sisler (BRG) and C. Lee Smith (SalesFuel)

  • The Damage is Financial, Psychological and Physical

  • 7 Tips for Avoiding Toxic Hires

  • 7 Tips for Avoiding Toxic Hires

    1. Make sure your screener and/or recruiter isn’t toxic themselves

    2. Use Google, social media to find past jobs that have been conveniently forgotten

    3. Use a formal employment application

  • 7 Tips for Avoiding Toxic Hires

    4. Use analytics as ‘another set of eyes’ – Moneyball for Sales Managers

    – We don’t just rely on assessments like DISC, MBTI and Big 5

    – Compare results to patterns of the most toxic employees

    – Use data to check against unintentional biases

    – Use benchmarks to compare to best, worst employees

    – Know their mindset, sales tendencies BEFORE you interview

  • 7 Tips for Avoiding Toxic Hires

    5. Focus interview questions on attitude, behavior and culture fit, not job history

    6. Test how they’ll react to adversity. Remember, you’re hiring, not recruiting!

    7. Evaluate how they treat everyone they speak to and meet

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    • Reveals natural tendencies and performance under stress

    • Alerts hiring managers what to watch for during interviews,

    • Exclusive! Warnings of potentially toxic hires

  • • AI-driven Job Fit scoring fueled by benchmarks of your sales team

    • Platform maintains profiles for one year and alerts hiring managers of good fits for new openings

    • Once hired, new reps seamlessly transitioned into SalesFuel COACH

  • Available Q3 2️019

  • Protect Yourself Against Hiring

    a Toxic Salesperson

    C. Lee Smith SalesFuel CEO and Founder

    Selling Power Magazine August 8, 2019