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November 1998
Sell!ng;Nov98, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on a United States survey regarding sales professionals' views about the most important skill sales managers need. Good communication skills; Ability to motivate staff; Listening skills; Data from the Nierenberg Group.


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