Think Smarter, Not Harder
shop owners and technicians (and everybody else by the way) spend most of
their work- lives completing a series of tasks – very little thinking (
critical or other) ever occurs – as a result, thinking-atrophy starts to
weaves its way into our daily lives. We become robotic in our actions with
very little to no thinking taking place. The results of this behavior keeps
us stuck in the same “rut.” The monotony of doing the same thing over and
over without thought begins to takes its toll on the shop owner and his
employees, and soon a sense of burn-out, fatigue and lack of passion sets in.
We wonder what happened? Where did the fire go? How come I can’t seem to get
a head? This session will take these questions head-on and reveal the results from
people who have found their flow of smarter, more creative thinking which has
lead them to the top of their fields. Based on the science and research
from Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi
(pronounced “cheeks sent me high”), PhD., and my own research (currently
ongoing) with shop owners from all over the country.
Subject to change without notice
Rodger Bland has worked in the automotive repair aftermarket for over 30 years and is currently the Managing Editor for GEARS Magazine the official publication of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association, A.T.R.A. In 2006, Rodger co-founded ATRA’s What’s Working© management training program. The program integrates industry trends along with consumer focus groups and studies with the practices of successful shop owners throughout the country. The results and outcomes from these studies along with real world applications are the source of numerous articles, reports and presentations on “what’s working” when it comes to managing successful automotive repair shops today. Each year, Rodger speaks to hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs from different industries pertaining to business development strategies based on identifying simple traits and characteristics found in all successful companies.