DrivingSales Defining Leadership Podcast

How to Improve Automotive Leadership with In-Person and Remote Teams

Welcome to another insightful episode of Defining Leadership, the Driving Sales Podcast! This week, we explore the dynamic intersection of leadership and remote work in the automotive industry. Hosts Bart Wilson and JD are joined by Michael Donovan, the CEO and co-founder of Search Engines MD, to discuss the intricacies of managing and leading remote teams effectively.

In this episode, Michael shares his extensive experience and proven strategies for empowering remote workforces, fostering a culture of accountability, and harnessing the power of technology to achieve business success. Learn how to transform your remote team into a high-performing unit, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and continuously drive your business forward even in challenging times.

Your Hosts

Bart Wilson

Director of Operations


J.D. Mixon

Director of Customer Success & Marketing


Our Guest

Michael Mike Donovan - CEO and Co-founder of Search Engines MD

Mike Donovan

CEO & Co-Founder

Search Engines MD

Key Insights from this Episode About Automotive Leadership and Remote Work

  • Strategies for Effective Remote Leadership: Discover actionable techniques for managing remote teams, ensuring clear communication, and setting expectations.
  • Building a Culture of Accountability and Support: Learn how to create an environment where team members feel responsible and supported.
  • Leveraging Technology to Enhance Team Productivity: Explore the tools and technologies that can help streamline remote work processes.
  • Maintaining Work-Life Balance in Remote Teams: Understand the importance of balancing professional responsibilities with personal well-being.
  • Practical Advice for Dealership Owners and Leaders Across Industries: Gain insights that are applicable beyond the automotive industry, benefiting leaders in various fields.

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Engage with our community of automotive professionals. Visit our DrivingSales community page to participate in discussions, share your experiences, and learn more about leadership strategies that work.

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