For the past week our opinion of the similarities on leadership attributes and sales attributes have been discussed. There really are some remarkable similarities. We believe that a leader can take a lesson or two from a sales professional and so can the sales professional from the leader. But does the similarity go deeper?
With this in mind I asked the following question of the community over at Linked In dot com.
Aren’t sales and leadership really the same thing?
I have been thinking about the role of influence in leadership lately and considering how it relates to sales professionals and their ability to persuade. What do you think, are they similar? If so how?
Well the answers are rolling in and so far there are a lot of people who disagree with our premise. This should make for some great conversations. If not that at least we can increase the number of connections we have at Linked In.