Mike Bennett has been in the industry since 1985. He is an ASE Master Tech who has worked for GM as Technician, Shop Foreman, Service Manager and Service Director for 2 locations.
Mike bought his current shop, Mike’s Kars, in Gettysburg, PA in 1999. It is a a four-bay shop with 3 technicians. In 2011, he became a full-time coach with Automotive Training Institute helping shop owner’s to re-engineer and grow their businesses. Mike Bennett’s previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points
Coaching CEO’s to their next level- changing focus, being director of “what’s next?” Developing knowledge and skillset of true CEO mindset. Operate effectively in the position.
Getting outside perspective from different industries
Glass ceiling- going beyond being a shop owner and day to day operations
Growth-minded individuals- if you’re willing to grow, growth will occur. Are you willing to put in the work?
Growth of business only moves as fast as the leader goes
Necessary qualification- position within the business, what is their level of involvement? Do they have solid organization below them? Second in command (COO)?
20 groups define peer networking
Changes in the industry- increased professionalism and training
Pandemic accelerated timeline for businesses to rise and the businesses that don’t adapt for change to fall.
Succession- hot topic and reality of mortality in the working world. What does your legacy/succession look like? Sell to fund retirement?
Thanks to Mike Bennett for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page, highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers.
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