DrivingSales Defining Leadership Podcast

Understanding Leadership in Automotive Dealerships

In this episode of DrivingSales Defining Leadership, hosts Bart Wilson and J.D. Mixon sit down with special guest Michael Hayes, Director of the NADA Academy. With over four decades in the auto industry, Michael shares his invaluable insights on leadership and the evolution of dealership management. Together, they explore how process changes impact dealership operations and discuss strategies for fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of what today's workforce looks for in a career and how leaders can adapt to meet these evolving expectations.

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