Key Talking Points
- Being authentic with & about internal self-talk (like the angel & devil on the shoulders that we all have)
- Hiring after growth- does it divide the existing team?
- Screen and filter for core values during interview process- involve the team in the interview process
- Transparency for internal employees and customers
- Stay consistent
- Creating goals together
- “Lead from the front, it’s hard to push a rope”
- Vision won’t go anywhere unless it is shared, written, and in front of everyone every single day. Tie the vision with what people want.
- Sharing finances and educating employees with their own finances
- Empower employees- act as business owners
- Community-create deep community bonds. Getting your team involved with these endeavors gives them a sense of accomplishment and starts to shape tomorrow’s philanthropists
- Get connected with other shops
- EOS setting company culture- regularly schedule meeting with same agenda (Weekly, Quarterly, Annual Meeting) Living in a 90 day world. Quarterly one-on-one conversations with bi-directional feedback
- Dream Manager by Mathew Kelly-A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dream. Special position within the company to help people dream and execute on those dreams. Help people get what they want in life, Helps you get what you want in life.
- “The Energy Bus Field Guide” Jon Gordon
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Russell Crosby is the owner of Russ’s Wrench Auto Repair located in Clinton, NJ. Russ’s previous episodes HERE
William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President of DeBoer’s Auto Sales & Service. Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Bill was able to fuse his passions for technology and cars with a Certificate in Automotive Technology, followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State. Bill is an Accredited Automotive Manager from the Automotive Management Institute as well as a CERTIFIED MASTER DEALER® from the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. His National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) credentials includes: Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance, P2 Parts Specialist, and X1 Undercar Specialist. Listen to Bill’s podcast episodes HERE.
Shawn Gilfillan, Automotive Magic, Kenvil and Lake Hopatcong, NJ