Is it still the silly season? I could hardly believe that I wondered across this broadsheet article. The topic of, ahem, male anxiety was not quite what I was expecting, courtesy of Cornell University research.
We chaps need our own special friends, apparently. Not those more inclined to run off to our beau and repeat our every utterance;
“The important thing is that he can let it all hang out and know that what he says isn’t going to get straight back to his wife.”
Of course, I instantly saw the Sales parallel.
Who else other than our Sales Superior do we have when wanting to talk through dicey issues? Whether it be Manager, Director, VP or even CEO, surely we are strangled if that’s all we can call on?
Where’s that valued external ear in your sales career? Escape the trap of “partner betweeness”…