The Power of Positive Reinforcement

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If one of your employees does something good that you want to see more of, you have to let them know about it. On today's episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson talks about the power of positive reinforcement.

Accountability and What It Is Worth to Your Business

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Your culture, what’s that worth? Team morale, momentum, your brand, the customer experience, the team member experience, your own credibility as a leader. You will lose the respect of the best when you don’t deal effectively with the worst. Accountability. On this episode of Hard...

Don’t Take the Bait

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Nobody can offend you without your consent. If anybody says or does anything to try and get under your skin, don't give in. On today's episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson talks about how being offended and taking the bait can distract you from...

Getting (and Staying) in the Zone

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We all have a "zone" in the workplace, a temporary state of heightened focus that enables peak performance. On this week's episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson talks about getting in the zone and staying there.

The Four Types of Performance Mindsets

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On this week's episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson, Dave elaborates on the 4 types of performance mindsets. Most often people are a blend of all 4, depending on various factors, but one will usually dominate your daily performance. Dave suggests once you identify...

Toxic Achievers

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On today's episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson goes over the types of "toxic achievers" that you may have in your staff and holding your staff accountable by redefining expectations.

Being An Unconditional Performer

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Many people can have a good day after a good night's sleep or if they're feeling 100 percent. That's called being a "conditional performer." On this week's episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson talks about being an "unconditional performer," meaning that you can bring...

Redeeming Your Time

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Many managers waste way too much time, judging their progress on how many hours they've worked. It's not the hours you put in that make you effective, it's what you put in those hours. On this week's episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson talks...

The Truth About Complacency

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On this week's episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson discusses complacency, a word he deems as one of the most poorly-defined and misunderstood words in the industry, and teaches you what it really means so that you can recognize it within yourself or others.

Improve Performance Through Consequences

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On this episode of Hard Truths, Dave talks about consequences. Once you have clarity, once your expectations are clear, you’ve got to give feedback, based on those expectations, but what happens if the job doesn’t get done? That’s where consequences come in. VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION Hi, welcome to Hard Truths...
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Maryland Lexus Dealer Takes Whole New Approach to Employee Retention & Customer Experience

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back James Boening, General Manager at Ourisman Lexus Rockville in Washington, D.C.  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Jim F.: Hi, everyone, I'm...
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Six Ways to Create More Productive Dealership Staff Meetings

Have you ever received a notification for a staff meeting and dreaded the event? You knew the meeting would take you away from other...
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Everything You Need to Know About the FCA-Renault Merger

In the latest merger news, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and France's PSA Group recently announced that they have agreed to a 50/50 merger deal...
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Fast Talk: Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes Take a Look at the Nuances of...

In this segment of Fast Talk, vAuto's Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes discuss the challenges dealers face when it comes to inventory management; both...
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Chevrolet GM Shawn Hays on Management Styles, Recruiting Strategies, and Industry Disruptors

On today’s show, we welcome back Your Car Guy Shawn Hays, co-founder of Sales Hustler and GM at CMA Colonial Chevrolet in Richmond, VA. VIDEO...

Removing Tension Between Dealers and Buyers

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek talks to Michael Jarman, Co-Founder and CEO of TurboPass. Becky and Mike talk about how...

How to Maximize the Service Appointment Process and Retain More Customers

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with guest host Michael Roppo, President of Automotive Management Resources, to discuss how...

What Separates You from Other Salespeople?

Customers tend to have a similar idea of how car salespeople handle their business. What sets you apart? On this week's episode of Straight...

Eliminating Your Customers’ Fears

 David Lewis talks about understanding and eliminating your customers' fears to help you earn the sale on today's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting.