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Selling or managing a sales team? What do you enjoy?

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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Having done both, I enjoy selling. Managing a team is difficult because it's a lot more difficult to motivate somebody else than it is to motivate yourself
34fifty
Valued Contributor
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Team Lead
Interesting. Motivation is key to selling. The general assumption is that you need to be good with people to do well in sales. If you are good with people, is it tough to motivate them? Or is there something I'm missing?
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
It's entirely situational, but even if you're good with people it can still be a challenge
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Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
Both. Being able to help teach others how to sell what I'm selling only makes me better at selling and managing.
funcoupons
WR Officer
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up in Fiji, under paddy
Selling for now because money, but I wouldn't mind trying my hand at managing in the future.
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Having done both, I now get a bigger buzz from managing a team and coaching other people to be winners.Β 

I think, for me, it was a natural maturation in my career and I was always given extra responsibility in my selling roles.Β 

it’s a very different game and sometimes it can be difficult to watch people not have the ability to do something that I could do so easily, but that’s the aim of the gameΒ 
34fifty
Valued Contributor
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Team Lead
Interesting. I enjoy it when i succeed. But I enjoy it more when a team member succeeds.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
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AM
Β At this point in my career, selling. My day to day is very much in my control that way and I don't have to worry about people not doing their jobs.
34fifty
Valued Contributor
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Team Lead
But, haven't you felt the desire to be a part of something bigger? I was at that crossroads.Β 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
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AM
I definitely have but am not a a company anymore where I would want to manage.Β 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
I'd love the mix.
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