Lynn Austin has sought to form a local system that sets students up for apprenticeships. Here he details his tips for forming that local network and motivating students in your area to embrace careers as technicians.
Patrick Leddin, a professor for the managerial studies program at Vanderbilt and a senior consultant for FranklinCovey, bases his seminars and classes around four main tenets of what makes for a great leader. Here's a brief breakdown.
We need to be prepared for the situations we deal with each day in the shop, writes Aaron Stokes. We need to understand what we will face and what our staff will face, and have specific strategies to deal with those scenarios, instead of letting those situations drain morale.
Noted leadership author and speaker Jessica Pettitt wrote an entire book on forming better connections with employees. As a condensed version, here’s a flowchart Pettitt uses as a guide to more meaningful conversations.
With the exception of a few outliers, the affiliated shops will outperform non-affiliated shops every time because of their willingness to share critical information unselfishly, writes Mitch Schneider.
The two leadership experts in this article have mapped out a program that, from beginning to end, provides a blueprint for anyone looking to become a more effective leader. In fact, Ratchet+Wrench can back it up with data culled from the 2018 Ratchet+Wrench Industry Survey.
As the owner of C&H Foreign Auto Repair, Scott Cushman has made morning meetings an important component of motivating his staff and driving improved KPIs over the past three years. A bad meeting, however, can derail everything. Here is your guide to hosting an effective meeting.
When you find the right people for you shop, it will not only allow your business to be successful, but it also will allow you the opportunity to dedicate time to doing things you’ve always wanted to do.
Don’t stay stagnant—take on a new challenge. An employee may have an idea that you’ve never thought of, or a book may have tips for something that you’ve always wanted to try but have struggled finding the means to do.