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Dave Teigen

Leadership Lessons: Blocking and Tackling — Reviewing the Fundamentals of Leading

Moving organizations to the next level challenges dealership executives as they face higher expectations — customer, supplier and employee — as well as the need to compete by anticipating and preparing for industry and demographic changes. These factors, plus the greater scope of mergers and acquisitions, often forces experienced dealership managers to move from their traditional, management heavy responsibilities to a more leadership focused role.
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Dave Teigen
Leadership Lessons

Blocking and Tackling — Reviewing the Fundamentals of Leading

Moving organizations to the next level challenges dealership executives as they face higher expectations — customer, supplier and employee — as well as the need to compete by anticipating and preparing for industry and demographic changes. These factors, plus the greater scope of mergers and acquisitions, often forces experienced dealership managers to move from their traditional, management heavy responsibilities to a more leadership focused role.
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Wider World of Business

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Encourage Employees to Speak Up

If you are in an influential position, you have probably said words to the effect of “My door is always open.” You likely meant this declaration very genuinely. You might well feel that you are a pretty approachable sort of person and that others feel comfortable coming to you with their issues and their ideas.
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Wider World of Business

Understanding What ‘Accountable’ Means

At the end of a meeting, most leaders know that they should recap next steps and determine who is accountable for each. As prescribed in the commonly used responsibility models — RACI, RAPID and the others — accountability should fall to one (and only one) person per item, even if the work involved requires input and contributions from others.
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Wider World of Business

Great Salespeople Are Born, but Great Sales Forces Are Made

In sales, where charisma and extroversion can be advantages, some people attribute success more to inborn personality traits than to skills that can be coached or taught. Yet the fact that companies in the U.S. alone spend more than $20 billion annually (by conservative estimates) to train salespeople on products, selling skills, and territory management, demonstrates the widespread belief that you can help “make” salespeople great.
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Wider World of Business

Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

Katy Tynan explains that when an employee is promoted and makes the transition to a managerial position, there are a few common hurdles that can stall their progress. Becoming a manager requires a shift in mindset from a sole contributor to a leader and mentor to a team.
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Special Report

Case Studies: How Well Do You Understand Your Customers' Challenges?

You’ve heard it said a hundred times before. Farmers don’t need a supplier just for their seed, equipment or fertilizer. Suppliers defined in this way are mere silos to the farmer’s greater need for holistic, interwoven solutions. Farmers need partners who understand their business, and can leverage expertise and experience to help them accomplish the goals of their entire farming enterprise. They’re demanding it today, and will demand more of it in the future.
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