How To Lead

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The 4 Tenets of a Great Leader

Patrick Leddin, a professor for the managerial studies program at Vanderbilt and a senior consultant for FranklinCovey, bases his seminars and classes around four main tenets of what makes for a great leader. Here's a brief breakdown.
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Improve Your Body Language at Work

The way you walk, the tone of your voice, the look in your eye—these are all signals read by the people around you. And based on those cues, employees will model the behavior and perform at varying levels. Patti Wood says you can model an inspiring leader by asking yourself these three simple questions.


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Create a Fearless Environment for Your Employees

When the ego is abandoned, two things happen: It creates a more human connection between leaders and their teams, and it fosters an environment where people are fearless, as well. In hierarchical relationships, a fearless environment is not just important for the growth of a business—it’s essential.
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FenderBender 20th Anniversary Series: Aaron Schulenburg

As part of FenderBender's 20th anniversary celebration sponsored by PPG, we take a look back at the collision repair industry through the eyes of some of its largest influencers. As the executive director with the Society of Collision Repair Specialist (SCRS), Schulenburg is known by many for serving as a innovative and upbeat leader within the collision industry.


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How They Did It

Does your company resemble what you set out to accomplish from the beginning? Are you the leader you wanted to become? Are your employees part of a realized vision? Here are lessons from three top shop operators who had an idea, a plan and the diligence to realize their visions.
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Looking to Cut Back

When you’re constantly focused on the daily operations of your shop, it can be hard to focus on the larger picture. Take a look at areas where you can cut back and assign your tasks to others.


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