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Awarding Medals Before They've Gone to Battle

I have noticed a change in the last few years of the mindset established during the onboarding process with new employees. A sense of entitlement and accomplishment creeps in before the employee pencils their first deal or sets up their desk — if they are lucky enough to have a desk in the first place. I remember sharing a desk with a bunch of other new hires until I had earned the right to have my own workspace. And, please do not tell me it’s this generation or Millennials because I refuse to allow these fine people to be categorized that way, or in any way.

Let’s assume that anyone hired is qualified; the assumptions, however, should stop there. Managers face enough challenges with new recruits and retaining employees; we shouldn’t make it more complicated by anointing people before they even know your culture, your unique skill sets, and processes, the “go to” people in the organization or have produced a single thing. Read More

Buying Habits and the Customer Experience

Study: 60% of Millennials Buy a New Vehicle Every Three Years

Bill’s Corner: Perception vs. Reality: The True Customer Experience

Focus on Fixed Ops

Is Your Service Department Invisible?

Drive Customer Retention to Your Dealership

Digital Marketing Strategy

The Key to Local SEO” by DealerOn’s Greg Gifford

6 Tips for Your Next YouTube Video 

Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Options (Infographic)

Human Resources

The 6 Best Ways to Save Time at Work

“Caretakers, Playmakers, and Game Changers” by Dave Anderson

Headline Rewind

“You Are What You Did” and “Urgent Leadership” by ELEAD1ONE Partner Bill Wittenmyer

Inbound Service Calls: Maximizing the Human Experience

Press-Release

(Atlanta, GA) — May 25, 2016   — The leader in automotive CRM, customer contact management, and service drive technology, ELEAD1ONE announced it won four awards in the 12th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards by Auto Dealer Today. ELEAD1ONE is awarded two Diamond Awards for its virtual BDC and data mining technology, and two Platinum awards for its CRM and digital marketing platforms. This is the sixth consecutive year the Dealers’ Choice Awards recognized the company’s CRM platform. ELEAD1ONE has received a total of 12 awards this year: six (6) DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards, two (2) Automotive Website Awards, and four (4) ADT Dealers’ Choice Awards. Read More

I recently moved into a new house. The first day consisted of closing on the house I sold, followed by the new house closing. Afterward, as I approached my new home, I noticed my brand new refrigerator sitting in my yard with the door handles lying on the driveway. And, the people delivering my new toy were standing in my living room looking at doors trying to decide how they were going to get this monster into my kitchen. Read More

With our customer’s demand for a rapid response and an increasingly complex business environment, the need to evolve in our behaviors and in our thinking has no longer become optional.  ELEAD1ONE Partner Bill Wittenmyer contends that  changing the fight may be the best solution if you and your team feel your dealership’s growth has become stagnate.  Learn the four easy ways to evolve your business acumen in Bill’s February 2016 AutoSuccess Magazine editorial.

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