As Seen in Digital Dealer – Could Your Culture Use a Little MAGIC?
A couple of generations ago, a group called The Lovin’ Spoonful had a hit record called “Do you believe in magic?” If you are a fan of the “oldies,’ you may have heard it.
Magic is fascinating and I see quite a connection between magic and business.
Above all, if you treat MAGIC as an acronym, you’ll see the connection too.
MAGIC actually means “Must Always Get in Close.”
And that, to me, is the secret characteristic of successful dealer/leaders and the organizations they lead – they must always get in close with their team, their vendors, their customers, and their communities.
So how do you make that happen? Consider the eight-step process below, which we have found consistently delivers all the magic you’ll ever need to be successful. Use it, and you’ll be a business wizard!
Step 1: Create a Strong Focus on Your Mission, Vision and Values
Share these early and often, even daily if you have the chance. Integrate your mission/purpose, guiding principles, and values into preliminary interviews, selection interviews, and the on-boarding process.
Top talent is hard to find these days, so when you find them, it is critical you have the strategies in place to retain and motivate your key people. Click the following links for more drill-down resources on Leadership and Management Continuity.