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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'leadership' (77)


Influencer
Text Messages: Google’s Wake-Up Call to Dealers

Texting is by far the most…

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 22, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments


Dealer
Communication: The Glue that Holds Teams Together

One very important thing some leaders fail to realize is that communication is the glue …

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on July 27, 2017 at 6:39am — No Comments


Influencer
Become the Reference Point in Your Industry

We all have reference points. When someone asks you, “What’s the best steak you’ve ever had?” you have an answer. In fact, not only do you have an…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 30, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments


Influencer
Why the Least Interesting Thing for Consumers Will Be to Drive a Car

At the recent Adobe Summit, executive vice president and general manager, Brad Rencher, advised businesses that if they wish to survive in the future, they have to become “experience…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 25, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments


Influencer
Customer Satisfaction Failures Can impact your Wallets

In the wake of the backlash from the recent United Airlines incident, it has been widely reported that many airline CEO’s salaries are, at least in part, connected to customer satisfaction scores. In the case of United’s CEO Oscar…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 18, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Karen Bradley Presents the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People FREE Webinar - April 18 - 1PM EST

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Karen Bradley Presents the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People FREE Webinar - April 18 - 1PM EST …

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 12, 2017 at 8:40am — No Comments


Influencer
Should You DIY or Outsource Your Video Marketing?

So you've decided it's time to differentiate your dealership from the competition, and that video is the way to do it. Your next probable question is, do you produce, distribute and market the videos yourself, or outsource some, if not all of these functions?

 

The answer to this question…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 24, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


Influencer
Using Content as a Sales Tool

Most companies view content marketing as a means to rank higher in search engines, establish thought leadership and engage with their audience.

Content, such as newsletters and blogs distributed via email and social media channels, enables businesses to stay top-of-mind with clients and prospects. It can be used to educate existing customers and…

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Added by sara callahan on October 19, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments


Influencer
CrossFit for Dealerships: Building a True Team

If you’ve ever worked in automotive retail, you know that there are constant internal struggles going on between employees and their departments. The structure of most dealerships actually encourage this – similar to how a salesperson’s pay plan incents them to sell cars.

 

The most obvious friction…

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Do you Value your Employees? Show Them!

A little over a year ago, the founder of a credit card payment processing company made an unorthodox move that resulted in some very mixed reactions and a whole lot of media attention. Dan Price, founder of Gravity Payments, cut his own salary by 93% (from $1 million to $70,000 per year). He did this so he could pay…

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Added by Mike Gorun on July 27, 2016 at 6:13am — No Comments


Influencer
Winning Starts With WHY: The Critical Role of the "Why Factor" in the Auto Industry

Every business in existence knows what they do – or what product they offer and the associated features and benefits. Every dealership knows what they do best – which is obviously, sell cars. Successful dealerships equip their team with key players that…

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Added by David Metter on June 17, 2016 at 1:46pm — No Comments


Influencer
4 Parallels of the Auto Industry and the NFL

The 2016 NADA conference in Las Vegas proved connections are the single most important factor of this business, and any business for that matter. To lead, you must be able to connect with a team, and from there an audience, and beyond that, the world. The focus should always be on that first…

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Added by David Metter on April 13, 2016 at 9:04am — No Comments


Vendor
Training is Managing

When I first began selling cars my training consisted of: “This is the new car lot, this is the new car manager, this is the used car lot, and this is the used car manager. When you need to have a car appraised, you fill out this form and take it to this manager to approve and then you drive the car here. We will let…

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Added by Kit Rogers on March 18, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments


Vendor
GMs/Owners: To Thrive Look in the Mirror & Be Painfully Honest

I left a 35 year career in automobile retail management eight months ago. I worked as a GM at Dick Hannah, one of the greatest dealer groups in the country, and I loved every moment of it.

 

I have had many mentors in my life, (grateful every moment for all of them) but I was told by a specific mentor to…

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Added by Joe Orr on March 10, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments


Influencer
What is Your Definition of Success?

How do you define success: a financial goal, peer recognition or a title or position? Most people think of success in terms of their personal success, but businesses can also be successful.

 

How do you define whether your dealership is successful? Is it revenue goals,…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 3, 2016 at 8:40am — No Comments


Influencer
Mike Esposito Honored with a Third Age Achievement Award for Contributions to the Capital Region of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albany, N.Y. – February 22nd, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its president and CEO, Mike Esposito, has been named as a recipient of the "Third Age Achievement Award," presented by the Senior Services of Albany. The award recognizes the achievements of business professionals over the age of 60 who live in the Capital Region of New York. Esposito was honored for…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 22, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments


Vendor
If I Surround Myself with Champions, I Can't Help but Win

I’m sure that every management team sits down on occasion to discuss ways to improve dealership operations. Whether that improvement has to do with sales goals, employee satisfaction, or simply lot appearance, typically what happens is that everyone is gung-ho about it and it kicks off great. Then, slowly that momentum…

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Added by Joe Orr on February 10, 2016 at 5:24am — No Comments


Vendor
Modern Culture and the Dealership

We all love this industry and what it can, and has done, for our families, friends, country and our local communities. But, I fear that if we do not stop and take a serious look at where we are as far as operations and culture in our stores today, our future generations may be in jeopardy.

 

With the…

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Added by Joe Orr on January 6, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments


Vendor
The Follow-Up

It happens every day. You sit in your morning meetings and you review the daily log from the day before and you ask each salesperson, “What is going on with Mr. & Mrs. Smith?” And then it happens, the salesperson goes blank and gets that “deer in the headlights” look. You wait….. and nothing. Across the table…

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Added by Kit Rogers on December 14, 2015 at 5:35am — No Comments


Vendor
My Accountability Secrets Along with a Results-Driven Report for Your Use

As a dealership manager it can be difficult to get participation and buy-in from your team. During my many years as a general manager, I found that one of the simplest and most effective ways to get a team to work towards a common goal is through accountability. Accountability (when managed lightly) can create…

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Added by Joe Orr on September 23, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

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