Joe Clarkson interviewed Mark Flavin and Donya Rose recently on the fascinating topic of picking a selling model, choosing between “Sales Stars” or a “Sales Machine.” As the tag line says, it’s a choice between autonomous sales superstars vs. team-oriented process-driven sellers.

There’s no one perfect answer for every business, but there are better and worse answers depending on the nature of the sale, the market position of the company, and the coverage model.

Click through for a good read on a perennial challenge.

Donya Rose, CSCP,  is Managing Principal of The Cygnal Group. She is a recognized expert in sales compensation plan design, regularly speaking at conferences and writing published articles. She serves clients from F500 to growth-stage businesses, and advises WorldatWork on sales compensation hot topics and best practices.

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