Review sales targets and performance goals against actual performance. Contextualize the numbers. Review your position in the competitive landscape—are we where we want to be?
What’s working? Can/should we invest more in what’s working?
What’s not working? Should we change course? What needs to happen to make it work? (i.e. more resources, alternate organizational structure, etc.)
What new market opportunities have us excited? How can we capitalize?
What new sales and marketing campaigns are coming up? Do we have the proper resources in place to execute on these initiatives?
Provide time for open discussion. Is there anything else you want to talk about?
Should we schedule another one-on-one?
If sales leaders hope to execute the vision of sales executives, regular one-on-ones are critical. Effective communication between these two leaders of the sales organization helps chart a clear direction from the top down. It also provides a critical opportunity for leaders to share insights from the trenches that factor into executive-level, strategic decision-making. In short, neither sales leader nor sales executive can function effectively without regular one-on-one communication.
Yet it’s not enough to just hold the meeting. Both sales leaders and executives have precious little time. This makes establishing and maintaining the focus of these meetings from start to finish all that much more important.
And that’s what this one-on-one meeting agenda template is for—to establish the structure necessary for a productive meeting between sales leader and sales executive.
It touches on multiple subjects that, ideally, both the leader and executive can provide insights on. When this template is used well, sales leaders will share insights about the day-to-day machinations of the sales operation that are relevant to the executive’s priorities. Similarly, the executive will help guide their leaders as it relates to changes in the marketplace and the overall business strategy.
Together, execs and leaders can determine what resources are needed (or not needed) to adapt to change and execute the overarching sales strategy. As with every agenda template we’ll ever create for your use, this one’s instantly actionable—it integrates with your preferred project management and sales software however you need it to. So use it well and start looking forward to your next opportunity to sit down one-on-one to build a stronger sales machine.