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Resources for Quarantine and Distancing

March 31, 2020|Change, Team Effectiveness


Whether you are in or out of the office, officially quarantining or social distancing, busier or

slower than normal, this is certainly a different environment than we are accustomed. If you’re safe and healthy, this is a great opportunity to focus on your development! We’ve put together a few of our favorite resources in some key topic areas – and currently all these are free (some require a trial). We’ll keep this list updated for a while, so if you have favorite resources or tools that we missed, please leave them in the comments!


Sales: In general, we believe sales learning needs to be a good fit for your sales strategy, products/services and customers. However, there are a few core principles that are helpful to all! Here are some resources aimed at those.


  • Learn together! Gather a group from your team to read Start with Why, and participate in Simon Sinek’s Virtual Book Club, April 3 – May 8.

  • The book Raving Fans, by Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles, allows you to rethink what the ideal customer experience could be like.  Click here to watch a 10 minute interview with Ken Blanchard and let your mind go!

  • There are “soft skills” (like empathy, collaboration, etc) that make any salesperson more effective. Try a free month of LinkedIn Learning and check out Soft Skills for Sales Professionals


Leadership



Technology: resources to help you stay connected with your customers, each other, and build your tech skills.


  • Stay connected with customers and each other, learn to effectively use Zoom.

  • Overwhelmed by email? Feeling cut off from your team? Slack is a great tool to facilitate communication!


Mental Fitness: quarantine and social distancing can lead to feelings of isolation. Don’t forget to take care of yourselves too! Here are some resources to help with your well-being.


  • Yale’s most popular course, free via Coursera: The Science of Well-Being

  • Guided meditations and mindfulness are great practices to incorporate into your daily routine. “ Insight Timer” is a free app – search for it on your device and give it a try!


Just for fun: a few things that help you take care of yourselves and your family.





Need more? Some examples of how we are currently helping clients are: 


  • Direct change management support

  • Improving manager skills like Leading Change and Managing Remotely

  • Keeping sales teams productive and engaged during this change

  • Sales strategy development

  • Virtual skill development: Working Virtually with Customers, Presentation Skills, Customer Business Planning


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