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The CEO Commitment with Mike Bennett [RR 647]
Episode 6478th June 2021 • Remarkable Results Radio Podcast • Carm Capriotto, AAP
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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.
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