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Gordon Ramsay’s Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team

I absolutely love his shows, his restaurants, and his overall personality.  Gordon Ramsey is an amazing motivator, who is you can see through the tough exterior, has a great heart…and great intentions.  Here is a wonderful article I came across at Entrepreneur.com that will give some insight into his motivating techniques.  Btw…try reading it without internally speaking with the accent!

Gordon Ramsay’s Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team

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You might not think you could derive management lessons from a cooking show, but I was recently struck by the motivating power of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on the season premiere of Fox’s MasterChef. The opening sequence alone served as a master class in how to rev up a sales team.

Here is how Ramsay gets his contestants prepared for battle:

1. Build them up. Let your sales staff know you interviewed a lot of people, and they are the chosen elite. As such, you’re expecting great things from them. Ramsay begins by reminding the semi-finalists that thousands of people auditioned for their 100 slots. “They failed, and you succeeded!” he raves. From the start, each contestant is made to feel like a winner…
Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223871#ixzz2QAjplRH7

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