In an ironic twist, as leaders, we spend more time, wasting time on items that keep us from moving the needle. The 525,600 minutes in a year sounds like a massive amount of time, yet as we plow through our to-do lists, it may feel like chunks of time just perish into thin air. As leaders we can move mountains for our team to help them achieve, and make the unthinkable idea a reality. But no pile of money can buy us an extra hour or two or five to lengthen our day to accomplish all that we want for ourselves and our team.
The typical company leader spends 30% of their time in emails. The other 70% of their time is spread across a variety of tasks from development to human resource issues and of course, sales. An informal study published a few years ago offered these five areas of focus for leaders in any industry.
Think about how these key areas fit into the dealership setting. While being busy can be seen as a blessing for dealer leaders, it can cause us to lose focus on our primary job – to lead. Bill Wittenmyer, Partner at ELEAD1ONE, explains the key to maintaining focus on what matters. The shift minimizes time spent on minutiae that can keep you and your team from meeting their goals in his March 2017 AutoSuccess editorial “Spending Time, Wasting Time.”
Prioritizing your time allows you to be a better leader for the people who seek your guidance and direction. For tools, tips, and time hacks to help you save time, read the full article published in the March 2017 edition of AutoSuccess Magazine here.
So you’ve made the leap into dealer ownership. You’re letting the entrepreneurial spirit drive you to be your own boss, and what better place for that energy than the automotive industry. Only time can answer the nerve-wracking questions that keep most new owners awake every night:
· Who will buy from my dealership?
· Did I choose the right location?
Profit-generating strategies for fixed operations has been a hot topic for auto dealers this year. As dealers from the across the United States poured into Tampa for Digital Dealer 22 – the premier automotive retail industry event of the Spring – ELEAD1ONE’s all-in-one core platform GRAVITY and the company’s award-winning service drive technology, Service1One, topped the list of dealership software to watch. If you weren’t able to join us, here are three things you won’t want to miss:
The ever-energetic Bill Wittenmyer provided solid, actionable approaches to help dealers take their service customer experience from average to AWESOME with video and mobile technology. The highly sought after automotive retail expert and partner at ELEAD1ONE helped kick off day one of the three-day event with valuable insights on leveraging technology to streamline the experience in service and grow customer retention. Attendees received valuable advice on:
Potential buyers are spending more time online and less on dealership lots in the hunt for their ideal vehicle. In an era of immediate gratification, consumerism via the web and mobile devices, it’s increasingly likely that if your dealership doesn’t have exactly the vehicle (model, color, options, etc.) consumers want at the moment they’ve decided they’re in market, they’ll move on. Dealer Marketing Magazine turned to Bill Wittenmyer, Partner at ELEAD1ONE for a look at what auto dealerships need to do to improve their inventory strategy and processes.
This informative article answers key questions such as:
Key Takeaways from ELEAD1ONE’S Bill Wittenmyer:
Learn how the latest auto dealership software helps drive sales and increase inventory turn. Request a demo and consultation with an automotive technology expert today.
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