- Read a couple biographies on people that are/were successful business leaders – Lee Iacocca, Buck Rodgers, Henry Ford.
- Then read a couple of books on sports coaching – John Wooden is probably the best one, also Vince Lombardi.
- Become friends with 3 or 4 sales managers in other businesses. Find out what they do. Find out how they do it. Discover their weaknesses.
- Begin to think and decide what you would do if you were promoted to sales manager.
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