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How to be a Responsive Leader with Del Keffer, Vice President of Sales at Kirby-Smith Machinery

By Jeremy Weisz posted 17 days ago

  

Del Keffer is the Vice President of Sales at Kirby-Smith Machinery, a leading distributor of heavy equipment and cranes in the central United States. In his role at Kirby-Smith Machinery, Del believes in the value of teamwork and trust-based business relationships that drive superior results. 

In the last 40 years, Del has carved out a powerful career path, transitioning from garden sales to the executive suite. Before joining Kirby-Smith Machinery, Del was the President of North American Trailer and a Vice President at Volvo Construction Equipment. His drive and leadership continue to inspire his colleagues and team members to grow and succeed.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Del Keffer shares the root of his passion and dedication for the sales industry 
  • Is an ego essential for a salesperson’s success?
  • Del recalls the biggest mistake of his career and the valuable lesson he learned from it
  • Del’s advice to fellow salespeople: do the autopsy
  • The key questions to ask yourself before going into sales
  • Del shares the story of how he evolved into his role at Kirby-Smith Machinery
  • How to maintain a mindset for future growth and development
  • Kirby-Smith Machinery’s response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Del’s thoughts on effective leadership and the responsibility of managers today
  • Del reveals his New Year's resolution

In this episode…

How dedicated are you to cultivating teamwork and leadership within your organization? Del Keffer, the Vice President of Sales at Kirby-Smith Machinery, has worked in countless roles as a salesperson, and he passionately believes in investing in the growth of his team. 

As Del says, the ability to invest in ourselves, our company, and those under our care is essential for leadership. That’s why his New Year’s resolution is to be a more responsive leader for his team. So, what is his advice on how to better engage with your team and focus on achieving your—and their—goals in 2021?  

In this week's episode of Level Up, host Nick Araco sits down with the Vice President of Sales at Kirby-Smith Machinery, Del Keffer. Together, they discuss the essential ego of a salesperson, Del’s start in the sales industry, and how to cultivate your team’s authentic talent. Del also shares the valuable lesson he learned from his biggest sales mistake and the importance of being a responsive leader for your team. Stay tuned.

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