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 The 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...

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...

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...

Accountability: Achieving More Clarity by Giving More Feedback

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On this week’s episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson, Dave continues his conversation about accountability, particularly about clarity. Once you have clarity as a manager, you need to communicate it well. You’ve got to give more feedback. You’ve got to eliminate the gray areas.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi....

Ambiguity is the Enemy of Accountability

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 On this week’s episode of Hard Truths with host Dave Anderson, Dave talks about eliminating ambiguity as a step to full accountability in your leadership.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION Hi. Welcome to Hard Truths with Dave Anderson, the show where we talk about the things that need to be...
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How Well Do Your Employees Know Your Dealership’s OEM?

Working in a dealership requires dedication and commitment. Whether a GM, a salesperson, or even a lot technician, the day-to-day objectives of each position...
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It’s Time to Modernize your Dealership Sales Language

It’s kind of nostalgic to listen to car salespeople talk with customers on the phone, either in live calls or when leaving voicemails, and...
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Four Fundamentals To Help You Survive and Thrive Even With Constant Staff Turnover

The Industry Plague While I can’t promise you lower staff turnover, I know this much is true: departing sales agents often take a healthy book...
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Want to Increase Tire Sales? Here’s How to Do it!

With Amazon’s recent purchase of the online pharmacy company Pillpack, it is hard to ignore the thought:  is there any industry Amazon founder Jeff...
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Fostering High-Level Engagement in Your Digital Retailing – HomeNet Automotive

John Hensman, VP, and GM of HomeNet Automotive, a company that provides inventory merchandising and vehicle distribution solutions to auto dealers, joins CBT News...

A House Divided Will Not Stand

"A house divided will not stand." Make sure your heart and mind are in the same place when you come in today. Jonathan Dawson...

What Does Digital Retailing Have To Do With F&I?

On this week's episode of F&I Today Becky Chernek talks about digital retailing and what it has to do with F&I. Why should you...

The Power of Right Example

On this week's episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson we talk about the power of right example. Everybody is already leading by example,...

What Sets Your BDC Apart From the Competition?

 On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks to Emily Lindau of Johnson Motors & Ford in Wisconsin about what their...