The Benefits of Brainstorming Dr. John Passante and Phil Moore [RR 602]

Dr. John Passante is a legacy automotive aftermarket Human Resource professional and the President and CEO of The Organizational Development Group. He’s worked with and for some of the biggest names in our industry including Monroe/Tenneco, Delphi, Moog and Car Quest.

I’ve seen John speak at many events and he always ignites the spirit of self-development and leadership.

John works with many aftermarket organizations to increase its effectiveness by better utilizing their human capital to implement change initiatives including Management Development, Leadership Development, Personal Development, and Team Development among others. Find John’s other episodes HERE.

Phil Moore is Vice President Sales and Marketing at Federated Auto Parts. Find Phil’s other episodes HERE.

Key Talking Points:

  • Walt Disney- three stages of thinking: dreamer, realist, and critic
  • Learning and working- learn one thing every day, affects your whole body, attitude, and motivation  
  • The US ranked 26th/27th in the world for the number of ideas we get from our employees- do employees know owners want their ideas?
  • Round robin brainstorming exercise- topic to discuss and each person has a chance to give ideas. Best ideas happened at the end once people can hear what others say and build on it 
  • Check your ego and job title at the door when brainstorming as a group- no idea is a bad idea and there can’t be criticism 
  • SWOT- strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats: don’t wait to do SWOT when there is a serious issue. When you’re desperate you will come up with desperate ideas 
  • Brainstorming with a team builds loyalty and makes people want to contribute 
  • Don’t limit your base of knowledge to just the people you know- get outside input 
  • Be observant when you’re outside of work that could help your business


  • Thanks to Dr. John Passante and Phil Moore for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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