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Today’s Specials – Sales Leadership – Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The news of Mark Zuckerberg as Time Magazine’s Man of the Year 2010 (why they call it Person of the Year is beyond us) put us in a bit of a funk today. We suppose the choice is warranted (considering how much we complain about Facebook, we spend an inordinate amount of time there), but our vote went to the Chilean Miners who spent just shy of 20% of 2010 trapped underground.


Chilean miners (l to R) Claudio Yañaez, Carlos Mamani, Osman Avaya; Image: Peter Hapak for TIME

In honor of the guidance, strength and wisdom of Foreman Luis Urzúa, who kept “Los 33” sane while rescuers drilled above their heads, Today’s Specials focus on sales leadership.

1. Integrated Sales Leadership. Wilson Learning may have published this paper a few years ago, but the tenet still applies:  manage the process; lead the people.

2. Thoughts from Sales Thought-Leaders. Here, Sales Leadership guru Dave Stein offers a best-of-2010 interviews with other Sales Leadership gurus. A lot of great information in this one post.

3. The Sales Leadership Forum. Basically, an anything-you-want-to-know-and-learn-about-sales-leadership site. Give yourself some time to peruse and read through all the excellent materials.

And, with no relation to sales leadership in any way whatsoever, here’s today’s Very Special Holiday Video – the original video from Wham’s “Last Christmas” – both nostalgic and kind of creepy at the same time.