World's Worst Sales Managers Caught on Video

Last Updated Sep 22, 2010 9:35 AM EDT

Sales managers are a frightening breed. Some are former top sales reps who have no idea how to manage people. Others have no knowledge of selling whatsoever, but think they understand it completely. The sad truth is that while there ARE few good ones out there, they're few and far between.

This post contains cartoons, short videos, and a commercial that illustrate the worst in sales management. They're funny... and yet they are also true, in the sense that these behaviors exist in the real world.

NOTE: The first video gets a bit vulgar around the edges. However, since the voices are robotic and thus devoid of actual human intent, I'm posting it anyway.

VIDEO #1: The Joy of a Salesman
This video isn't the most lavish production, but it does encapsulate a certain type of sales management style. The link was sent to me by sales guru Barry Rhein, who said he "sent it to a few sales execs and they all said they didn't know if they should laugh or cry as it hits to close to home."


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