Best Practices

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Premier Equipment’s Brett Barriage Talks Defining and Refining Leadership

Brett Barriage discusses how he and Premier Equipment view, determine and refine leadership.
In order to make one’s dealership better, investing in leaders is crucial. Brett Barriage, CEO of Premier Equipment, a 10-store John Deere dealership based in Ont., discussed this during the first of a two-part leadership development presentation at the 2018 Western Development Dealers Assn. (WEDA) International Dealer Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz.
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The 6 Steps of Successful Change Management

Businesses can help boost employee engagement and adoption by following this change management checklist, according to this expert.
The struggle is real; you've invested in some great new software but found that company adoption is sluggish. It doesn't make any sense — this tool is the perfect problem-solver for all the complaints you've had. “Any process where you're trying to bring about change is complex,” said Rebecca Yoder, a global partner solutions director at DocuSign during her panel at the Dreamforce 2018 conference.
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

Vermeer Manufacturing on Round Balers and Revolutionizing an Industry

In this interview, Mike Lessiter, Editor/Publisher of Farm Equipment, takes the rare opportunity to interview four ag executives — spanning two generations — from Vermeer Manufacturing. Sitting around the founder’s family table in Pella, Iowa, the group shares the story of how the invention of the round baler lead to their present-day international operation.
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Legislative Priorities — A Look Forward to the Year Ahead [Webinar]

The new year brings with it many fresh starts, including the start of new legislative sessions at the state and federal level. In this live, free webinar event, Eric Wareham, VP Government Affairs for the Western Equipment Dealers Assn., will discuss legislative priorities for dealers across North America. From taxes to data security, the legalization of cannabis and the status of right to repair initiatives, we will cover a range of topics that legislatures will take up this year that could affect your dealership. Register now >>
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How to Manage Someone Who is Totally Disorganized

Managing a disorganized employee is often a maddening experience. How can you help your scattered direct report develop better systems? How can you drive home the importance of staying on top of meetings, calendars, and emails? And is it even possible to help a person overcome a natural inclination toward disorder?
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

Lars Paulsson on Laforge Systems Innovations and History

In this interview, Mike Lessiter sits down with Lars Paulsson from Laforge Systems, the North American presence of the company that he cofounded in 1991 with Laforge owner and inventor Hubert DeFrancq of France. The two go way back, and jokes abound, but so does insight on the company that supplies the hitches you see on the fronts of tractors today.
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Availability of Customer Capital Adds to Dealership Challenges

Stotz Equipment President Tom Rosztoczy and Waupun Equipment Co-owner Dan Scheuers discuss the availability of capital to farming customers and how it impacts their dealerships
"In our territory, securing capital for our customers is going to be a challenge,” says Tom Rosztoczy, Stotz Equipment president. “We have banks pressuring farmers to limit spending, questioning how money is spent, and trying to control farmer spending as much as they can to keep the farmers operating within the parameters the banks want to see.”
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Daniel Surprenant

Daniel Surprenant

Daniel Surprenant has 30 years of experience in dealership training. His training company is Formation Future Inc. He is also a founding member of the Machinery Advisors Consortium.

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EDA and ARI Network Services Announce Final Digital Marketing Webinar for 2018

8/30/18
Contact: Alex Hoffman
During this webinar, ARI’s marketing coordinator, Chloe Banholzer, will walk through proven methods to generate more reviews and explain how to turn both positive and negative reviews into opportunities. Read More

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