How to fire a salesperson

From sales hire to sales fire: 5 tips for firing a salesperson

February, 2020 • 4 mins

This is a touchy subject and one that no one likes to talk about.

Hiring salespeople? Look no further for quality talent!

Top qualities to look for in sales candidates

February, 2020 • 5 mins

It calls to question a core tenet of business, but there is a lot of research around whether interviews matter in predicting on-the-job performance.

Five new years resolutions sales leaders

5 New Year’s resolutions for sales leaders

December, 2019 • 4 mins

Even though it’s possible to change or improve your habits at any time, having a new year seems like a perfect time to do so.

New sales compensation plan

When (and how) to roll out a new sales compensation plan

December, 2019 • 3 mins

Changing a sales compensation plan can be a stressful and traumatic event for a sales team.

Should I cap my team's commission?

Should I cap my team’s commission?

November, 2019 • 3 mins

Short answer: Almost always, no. Long answer: Capped commission is a very sensitive and complex subject within sales incentives.


How to set bonus and commission rates for SaaS SDRs

November, 2019 • 4 mins

Now that we’ve set the quota for SDRs, it’s time to talk about how to set their bonus and commission rates.

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How to set commission rates for SaaS salespeople

November, 2019 • 3 mins

Now that we’ve set the quota for a salesperson, it’s time to talk about how to set commission rates.

worst compensation plan

The worst sales compensation plan possible

October, 2019 • 6 mins

We’re constantly thinking, talking, and writing about compensation plans (how to build one and which is our favorite for example)… In the ghastly spirit of Halloween, I wanted to write about THE SPOOKIEST COMP PLAN EVER!

SDR Research

Study overview: Bridging the gap to understanding your SDRs

October, 2019 • 5 mins

Sales Development Reps (SDRs) play a key role in many B2B SaaS companies.

How to set a SaaS quota

How to set a SaaS sales quota

October, 2019 • 4 mins

In a previous post, I wrote about my experience setting Sales Development Rep (SDR) quotas while I was running an SDR organization.


How to set a sales quota for SaaS Sales Development Reps

September, 2019 • 6 mins

As Director of Sales Development, I ran a team of 40 Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) for about three years at a Software as a Service (SaaS) company in Austin, Texas.


My favorite sales books

September, 2019 • 3 mins

I hear the question “what’s your favorite sales book?” so often you’d think I would be tired of it, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Lessons learned from QuotaPath GA

Lessons learned: Takeaways from QuotaPath’s launch

August, 2019 • 3 mins

It was 11:45 p.m. on July 31st and I was furiously jumping between slack channels as we worked through the final details in preparation for our launch the very next day.

My Favorite Sales Compensation Plan

January, 2019 • 2 mins

Update: Although this piece originally published in 2019, AJ has confirmed as of Dec. 9, 2021, that the following remains true today.

Two traits that great sales reps share

September, 2018 • 5 mins

I was having the same conversation with my managers each month when we got to our talent review meeting.

What makes a good sales compensation plan?

September, 2018 • 6 mins

At least twice a week, I get asked about compensation plans: “What do you think of this?” “How can I get my team to buy into this plan?” “Have you seen this plan before?” Even worse, when I go through plans with individual contributors, their comments are usually (in a frustrated tone) along the lines […]

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