In this month's From the Editors podcast, FenderBender editors Bryce and Anna note a few opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic has created for shop owners. After all, bad situations show people's true colors, and this time can be a real launching pad for a shop business.
In this episode of From the Editors, Bryce Evans and Anna Zeck of FenderBender recap the many conversations they've had with shop owners and industry stakeholders to present the very best tips, strategies and insights for successfully getting your shop through COVID-19. From workflow to financial assistance to leadership, learn the strategies working for the industry's best operators.
In a brand-new episode of From the Editors, editorial director Anna Zeck and vice president of content Bryce Evans dive deep into what defines a great shop culture. That’s the topic of this month’s feature, the Best Workplaces, a peer-nominated program that recognizes the best cultures in the industry (2:30). One thing all the honorees have in common? Their ability to enjoy the journey, rather than stay single-mindedly focused on the results, and prioritize doing things the right way (4:50). Another leader who has done just that is Louie Sharp, owner of Sharp Auto Body and a venerable leader in the industry. We talk about Louie’s transformation as a leader (8:50), as well as his tips for genuinely caring about your people (10:20) and the power of managing by wandering around (12:00). Finally, we close out the episode by discussing how to find the best ways to refuel your energy as a leader (15:28), as well as easy tips for doing so throughout the workday (20:00).