Webster's Dictionary defines a Professional as "a person engaged in a specified activity as one's main occupation rather than as a pastime." The world of Sales especially requires this desire because it takes time to build relationships, referrals, and longevity in the business. Throughout my career I've developed a discernment for people that just wanted a JOB versus those … [Read more...] about Be a PRO in Your Dealership
COVID-19 blind-sided us with an uppercut, right hook and hard hit to the gut. We may be down and a little dizzy, but we are not out for the count. I'm so proud of this country and multiple industries for answering the call of duty. Our manufacturers have switched over entire assembly lines. Dealerships have created new processes to accommodate online sales and employees working … [Read more...] about The Road to Recovery
It is no secret that the automotive industry has historically been dominated by the male gender. The NADA Work Force Study of 2015 stated that women make up 47% of the US Labor Force. However, only 23.6% of those women are employed in the automotive industry. Of that 23.6%, only 8% were in key leadership roles, and the other 91% held positions in either administrative or … [Read more...] about Create a More Diverse Workforce to Achieve Greater Success
Entering 2020, many people are talking about vision, hindsight and future potential. I often wonder how my career would have been different if I had the same knowledge 11 years ago that I have today. Being a Finance Manager is Difficult I definitely would have told myself in the beginning that being a Finance Manager can be highly stressful. The hours are long, and the … [Read more...] about Dear Younger Me . . .
Recently I attended the Annual Industry Summit in New Orleans. About a week before my flight, I received an email from Southwest announcing the opening of the NEW airport and a change of terminals upon my departure. When flying into NOLA I arrived at the airport scheduled to close in the next few days. The landing went smoothly, my bags were ready rather quickly and the … [Read more...] about The Ripple Effect