Sales Leaders

Accelerate Revenue And Drive Consistent, Scalable Results

For today’s heads of sales, making the number isn’t enough. You also need to prove that you can build a focused sales strategy — as well as replicate and scale success for continued strong results. Meanwhile, shifting buying dynamics have introduced new challenges and complexity and require new approaches. Yesterday’s playbook no longer suffices, and the way you operate today may not serve you tomorrow.

Achieve Your Priorities

The starting point for sales success is a clear, comprehensive strategy. But a focused and aligned sales strategy is just one of your many priorities. You’re also tasked with:

  • Transforming your sales strategy
  • Driving profitability through channel sales
  • Optimizing sales organizational design and investments
  • Attracting and retaining top sales talent
  • Improving prospecting and lead generation
  • Designing executional processes that drive growth
  • Improving sales productivity

Guidance From Those Who Have Been There

Forrester sales analysts are former sales leaders who understand the challenges you face. Through hands-on guidance and straightforward best-practice research, Forrester arms you and your team with proven strategies, processes, and tools to deliver repeatable, predictable, and scalable revenue growth.

Build a resilient sales strategy.

Develop a sales strategy that helps you deliver on corporate go-to-market goals and stay ahead of a changing buyer landscape.

Increase sales execution and productivity.

Strengthen sales effectiveness so you can close on opportunities faster. Drive continuous improvement by assessing sales productivity on key metrics.

Develop top talent.

Implement a comprehensive talent management process to attract, onboard, and retain the talent needed to reach growth goals.

Leading-Edge Insights, Guidance, And Tools

When you work with Forrester, you gain access to research, resources, and expertise that help you anticipate what’s ahead and make better informed decisions.

SiriusDecisons Sales Executive Research

Access leading-edge research and insights in the areas that matter most to you, and gain practical guidance from former sales leaders to help you strategize, plan, and

  • Forrester SiriusDecisions Summit

    Preview new best-practices research, discover sales innovations, and network with peers at the premier annual gathering for B2B sales, marketing, and product leaders.

  • Analyst Speaking Engagements

    Elevate your events and audience engagement with thought-leading content presented by Forrester analysts.

  • Total Economic Impact™ Assets

    Empower your sales team with ROI tools, case studies, and business proof points that demonstrate the tangible value of your firm's technology products and services​.

Research Spotlight

Sales Operating Model

Sales leaders need a programmatic approach for building a revenue engine that produces consistent results. Yet often, they struggle to communicate the standards and processes they’ve implemented to achieve that goal. Our Sales Operating Model provides a clear blueprint for building a high-performance sales machine, including the processes, people, strategy, and data required for success.


Confessions Of A Former “Charterless” Sales Enablement Practitioner

Jennifer Bullock December 17, 2020
Without a charter, sales enablement leaders run the very real risk of being in the position of having to solve problems as they arise with no real scope, strategy, or sense of priority. In her latest blog post for Forrester, analyst Jennifer Bullock shares why a sales enablement charter is key to success.
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Inspire Your Sales Force. Produce Results.

Build and maintain a sales incentive program that both drives revenue and motivates your sales force.


Three Sales Methodology Trends We Can All Get Behind

Eric Zines December 15, 2020
The days of sales methodology vendors offering a single strategy for every selling situation may be numbered. Vendors are now aiming to address sellers' specific challenges — and they're doing so with urgency.
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The Race Is On: Allego Acquires Refract As Sales Tech Consolidation Accelerates

Mary Shea December 10, 2020
As the reality of a current and future world where B2B buying and selling largely takes place in remote and digital formats sets in, sellers must evolve their skill sets, sales leaders must reimagine their go-to-market strategies, and sales enablement providers must increase the value they deliver to their customers. The pace of COVID-induced trends […]
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Predictions 2021: A Complimentary Forrester Online Event

The events of 2020 have fundamentally changed the business landscape. Out of the disruption, new ways of working will take hold, and new customer realities will define your priorities. How will these changes impact your firm’s trajectory, and how can you maneuver to gain a competitive edge?

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