“So you’re the Dealer Principal contestant on the television show, Are you smarter than a 5th Grader. And host Jeff Foxworthy presents you with this final sixth grade question for one million dollars: Name the most important tool that dealerships can use in the 21st century to achieve a sustainable advantage in their marketplace. What would your answer be? If it isn’t COMMUNICATION, then you have to look into the television camera and say, “I may be a Dealer Principal, but I’m definitely not smarter than a 5th grader.”
This is a excerpt from the article “D” is for DISMAL by Pamela Devillon, Freelance journalist. To read the entire article click here.
PDPAuto TIPS – In order to avoid a DISMAL culture with no meaningful levels of communication or engagement, so far we have shared:
TIP #1: Listen to empathize and understand
TIP #2: Don’t Let Conflicts Create Obstacles
TIP #3: Remember The Golden Rule Begins with a verb
TIP #4: Don’t Let Distractions Destroy Communication
TIP#5: Sheep Don’t Innovate
Here is TIP#6
Find Me A Leader
Of the many requests I receive for help from business owners throughout the country, one plea stands out above all the rest — Find Me A Leader!
Unfortunately, the heart of that request lies in their desire to recruit an individual with the requisite management and leadership skills to move their company forward in a competitive marketplace.
And while I agree to help them find an effective leader, I do it with a caveat. The leader that I help them find has to be exceptional at developing other leaders within the company, embracing the reality that leadership is a shared talent.
One of the reasons DISMAL happens in any company is that a pompous, autocratic, narcissist assumes that he or she is the reason for all corporate achievement. C’mon —it’s the 21st century. We all know better, don’t we?
Click here to check out this article The Emotional Intelligence Competencies of an Effective Leader.
Stay Tuned for Tip #7 – arriving on 10/11/16!
PDPAuto: WE DRIVE RESULTS THROUGH IMPROVED COMMUNICATION & PERFORMANCE