The dealership business is similar to a little league in at least one respect: if you hang around long enough, you’re going to collect some trophies. My own offices in Hartford Connecticut are a testament to this fact. The trophies, pins, plaques, and certificates are all deeply appreciated, and many are on display throughout the dealerships.
Watching the Volkswagen diesel emissions saga unfold over the past week has been an eye-opening experience for dealers of all brands. Just when you think the story has hit rock bottom, another painful detail or quote emerges.
Always be prepared. It’s not just the Boy Scout motto – they’re words to live by if you’re a dealer.
Dealers might be getting older, but they never get stuck in their ways!
In politics, as in business, there isn’t a lot of time for victory laps. If you want to stay relevant and competitive in your chosen field you can never rest on your laurels. Whether you’ve acquired a new store, or won a tight election, your mind should immediately turn to your next challenge.
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