Excerpted with the permission of the authors from Chapter 26 of Power Questions:
“We’re scheduling a training workshop for our sales executives. What would you charge to deliver a two-day training session?” On the phone is Kurt Dawson, the head of global sales for a company that makes industrial equipment.
(Whoa, I’m thinking. Hold your horses. I know I have to...
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