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Mike Davidson is from Parkway Automotive in Little Rock, Arkansas, been in the industry for more than 30 years and a business owner for over 18. Mike is an AMI graduate, an ASE Master Technician, he belongs and contributes to Elite Worldwide and was recognized as the Arkansas NAPA/ASE tech of the year seven years in a row. He’s been doing radio and TV over the last fifteen years talking ‘service’ in Little Rock. Mike helped start the Little Rock chapter of ASA and is currently an officer. Look for Mike’s other episodes HERE.

Key Talking Points

  • Leadership deficit in world- hunger and need for true and authentic leadership
  • Leadership is influence and a skill that can be learned 
  • Every person born has the ability to lead themselves- doesn’t have to always be a group of people. 
  • Can’t lead others until you lead yourself- get others to speak into your life that you know, love and trust. Be intentional when leading yourself
  • Leaders need mentors/coach - speaking into your life regularly  
  • Everything rises and falls with leadership- look at issues within the business and discover you are the problem and the solution
  • Employees want consistency and they do not want surprises- create policies/procedures for them to follow
  • “We need to be a leadership company that happens to sell automotive service”
  • Leadership within the business- grow as a leader (out of work) and get your team on board to be leaders themselves
  • “The bridge from good to great isn’t long, but it is built by the nails of discipline.” - discipline is building processes for your life 
  • Servant leadership- how can you better serve someone?
  • Equipping- what areas do you need to equip yourself in so you can learn and grow?
  • Attitude- how is your attitude about life and people? 
  • Blindspots- if you don’t have people around you to point out and discuss your blind spots, you’ll start thinking you don’t have any. Pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
  • Weak character- don’t have guidelines
  • Thanks to Mike Davidson for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
  • Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page, highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers.
  • Listen for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Podchaser, and many more. Mobile Listening APP’s HERE
  • Find every podcast episode HERE.
  • Every episode is segmented by Series HERE.
  • Key Word Search HERE.

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This episode is brought to you by AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and has everything you need to stay ahead of the curve.  The Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020 is in the record books. Virtual AAPEX lived up to presenting leading-technical and business management training from some of the industry’s best and brightest. Now set your sights on the homecoming in Las Vegas in 2021. Mark your calendar now … November 2-4, 2021, AAPEX // Now more than ever.

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