Did you know that 60 percent of all CEO’s started their career in sales? I am not surprised. I believe selling your service or product is not only one of the most essential roles in an organization but also one of the best training grounds for leadership. Sales people have to get along with people of all type and roles. Sales people are those who are most likely to have to think on their feet to answer customer needs and solve customer problems. Great salespeople prepare in advance to improvise in the most effective ways. If you have never held the official title of salesperson I suggest you give it a try. You will learn to bend and be flexible to the needs of the customers. Most likely you will improve both your planning skill as well as your improvisation skills.