RE: Salesperson wanting to be sales manager Dear Salesman, So you want that sales manager’s job because, “He doesn’t have to sell”, or, because, “He earns a much bigger salary”; well, read this. Sales management calls for different qualities from selling. Take resilience and selflessness. Salesperson why do you want to become a sales manager?
Effective sales management requires the manager to have his nose in other people’s business. The effective sales manager has his nose in his sales team’s personal business. “Do not bring your personal problems to work” is an oft-quoted admonition that rings sour to successful sales management. And personal problems could range from the mild, “My