2019 Inventory Study – Combines/4WD Levels and Turns – Part 2

Corporate accountability – Fact or Fiction?

Corporate accountability is a FACT when monitoring the technical performance of the dealership, but mostly FICTION when applied to people performance. The ironic fact is that people drive the success of a dealership so it just makes good sense to apply accountability...

Understanding Productivity and Efficiency

Service financial and performance tracking can be confusing for service managers and technicians. Some systems use different terminology, such as revenue recovery, charge-out efficiency, or service recovery that can also cause additional confusion. In this edition of...

Avoiding the tragedies of leadership

ALL OF US have the potential to be better tomorrow than what we are today, but that transformation doesn’t happen automatically. Consequently, there are categorical tragedies. One tragedy is those who DON’T REALIZE the potential waiting in their bodies to be...

Feedback is a gift

THIS TITLE is not an oxymoron. I’m writing this article for two critical reasons: First, feedback is required for us to improve performance. Second, most supervisors cringe at the thought of providing performance feedback to employees. And it gets worse. I’ve talked...

You only have 24 hours

As many of you know, time is one of our most precious and expensive resources. Calculate how much it costs the dealership to keep you employed per hour. Then do the same to determine the cost to run the dealership per hour. Research suggests that we lose 25 – 30...

Financial Management and High Performance

“A successful dealership is like a successful sports team – not only should the manager be keeping his/her eye on the ball, but so should each team member.” The above is from Kelly Mathison’s article in the 2018 spring edition of Western Equipment Dealer and it’s...
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