general managers

Steve’s Memes: Leading with Repeatable Processes






Today’s Lesson: Leading with real process requires real commitment.   Real process improvement is like working out. We all want the outcome, but few are willing to put in the effort for very long. TODAY’S LESSON: If changing your company’s culture from seat-of-the-pants management to leading with repeatable processes was easy, then everyone would do it.(…)






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Steve’s Memes: Inspect What You Expect?






Today’s Lesson: Stop Tolerating Mediocrity   “Inspect What You Expect” is a true, but wholly worthless adage. Why? Because bad leaders are the ones who most need to heed this advice; yet bad leaders NEVER INSPECT ANYTHING! (No matter how many motivational posters you have hanging around to remind them.) TODAY’S LESSON: Your team will(…)






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Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 13






Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 13 TRANSCRIPT: For Leading an Appointment Culture, we’re not going to look at a recap of what we went through but, I do want to talk about the next steps. What are the next steps for you in being able to lead an appointment culture and being able to(…)






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Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 12






Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 12 TRANSCRIPT: Okay, now it’s the ‘show’, right? It’s the final step in the perfect appointment. Its in-store VIP treatment. How are your managers managing this in-store VIP treatment? How can you make sure that its happening? How are they making sure that its happening? This is the show. They(…)






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Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 11






Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 11 TRANSCRIPT: Alright, so, we’ve managed the first two steps of the perfect appointment, right? Strong appointment setting and appropriate appointment confirmation. How do we get our managers to manage the pre-appointment preparation? Well, there’s a lot of things we can do. Remember, we’re going to have this designated parking(…)






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Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 9






Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 9 TRANSCRIPT: So, we’re going to change gears just a little. Now, this is still ‘leading an appointment culture’, but these next couple of sessions are all about how your managers can manage the perfect appointment. In the last session we talked about you coming into the dealership on an(…)






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Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 8






Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 8 TRANSCRIPT: In the last part of this series we talked about how you can, in just a few minutes, tell if your team is really trying to live in an appointment culture. Now, what if you’re the general manager and you are in the dealership all the time, or(…)






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Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 7






Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 7 TRANSCRIPT: Let’s say you’re a dealership owner or maybe you work for a large dealership corporation, a group that owns a few dealerships, 20, 30 or 90, whatever, across the country and you can’t be in the dealerships all the time but you want to know if they’re truly(…)






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Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 5






Leading an Appointment Culture – Part 5 TRANSCRIPT: Every CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool is a little bit different. That said, there are some commonalities and there are some things that you can make sure your managers are doing throughout the day, by living in the CRM, that will help drive an appointment culture. The first(…)






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