Why Your To-Do List is Broken and How To Fix It

Managing an auto repair business is never easy. There are some tasks you love to do but quite a few you really hate. And you’ve probably got both on a mile-long list of things that need to be done. So many “time-management” experts tell us about the importance of having a To-Do list. But I

The Real Reason You Need Goals

A friend of mine started a handyman business many years ago. The only goal he had when he first “opened his doors” was to make enough money to live on for the following month. He didn’t write it down either—he just kind of knew it was a goal. Fortunately, I helped him get out of

6 Signs You’re a Bad Manager

Most people in a management position think they are a great manager. Not just good — great! The unfortunate truth is that most managers are far from great. It’s the rare individual that can look at themselves and see their shortcomings. So if you manage others in an auto repair shop, you should check yourself

The Importance of Teamwork

Teamwork is essential to the success of repair shops. When employees operate as a team, everyone wins. The blend of unique, individual strengths, the collaboration and creativity of working together, and the established trust between team members are all great benefits of teamwork. Employees are more satisfied, and satisfied employees stay at the company longer,

Let’s Talk About Your Role as a Leader: PT 2

Last time we talked about defining the vision, mission, and core values of your company. This month we’re going to discuss how to translate your vision, mission, and core values into a successful company culture. Develop, Maintain, and Model the Culture of the Company Culture is defined as “the training and development of the mind;