Matt Dixon is Executive Director of the Sales & Service Practice at
CEB. He is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business
Review, and his previous book, The Challenger Sale, was
a Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Nick Toman is Senior Director of Research for CEB's Sales & Services Practice and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.
Rick DeLisi is Senior Director of Advisory Services for CEB's Sales & Service Practice and a noted public speaker and facilitator.
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