“You could never know what it's like - Your blood like winter freezes just like ice - And there's a cold lonely light that shines from you - You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use.” For those of you not as familiar, these are the beginning lyrics to a song by Elton John called I’m Still Standing. We got knocked down hard over the last 6 months … [Read more...] about I’m Still Standing
A recent report by McKinsey and Company entitled "Reimaging the office and work-life after COVID-19", found 80% of people reported enjoying working from home during the COVID pandemic. With so many companies deciding how, when, and whether they will bring their employees back to work, now is a great time to examine your dealership's culture and determine if your original store … [Read more...] about Four Ways to Rebuild your Dealership’s Culture Post-COVID-19
There are many great resources that teach dealership owners and employees on how to run a dealership. There are even more amazing options on business fundamentals. The one that most influenced my experience as a manager both at a dealership and of DealerScience as a growing start-up is Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute. … [Read more...] about The Principles of Leadership and Self-Deception
There are two perspectives that we can take away from this pandemic. We can grow from a positive opportunity or succumb to a perceived threat. Whichever one you choose will dictate the end result for you personally and for your dealerships. Dave Anderson, Author of a bestselling book called Unstoppable, put it best when he explained mindset: “Thinking determines your behavior … [Read more...] about Your Mindset will Determine Your Outcome
Let’s start with a few recent consumer sentiment and behavior data points. Some good news, some bad news for OEMs and Auto Dealers. IBM recently conducted a consumer sentiment survey in the U.S. to assess current and future forecasted feelings and behavior across many topics, including comfort in returning to a work office, healthcare, travel, movies, and more. We also … [Read more...] about Post Covid-19: You “Sell” Online, Now What?