In this week’s episode, I brought on a dynamic sales leader with an engineering past, Bershu Nkwawir. We talk about Bershu’s journey from being a technical Engineer to VP of Sales and why he switched. He details the parallels that made it a natural switch while also shedding light on the difficulties he faced approaching sales like an engineer. Since he had a nontraditional path to Sales, he talks about what he learned to onboard other engineers in the Sales space. We also talk about general hiring practices and team-building lessons he learned over time. Bershu expands on the four characteristics he looks for in a sales candidate he believes can’t be taught. He then explains the two things managers should do to not own every problem the team has and help grow their team’s abilities.
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