Automobile Sales Manager Why Challenge Your Salespeople
An automobile sales manager must challenge his/her salespeople.
One of Tom Peters rants is “Stick to the knitting.” For an automobile sales manager, this means sticking to what you are paid to do. No deviation.
In fact, this is so important that this just might be one occasion when it really is okay to say “It is not my job“. If it is not related to selling automobiles, then it truly is not your prime responsibility!
I thought of this Peterism when a manager shared some thoughts about an upcoming project.
He told me the project will be housed in his facility. But other than being landlord, this automobile sales manager had little to do with the proposal.
What happened is the day after being given an overview of what the project entailed, he emailed the project leader a list of ideas he believed would benefit the project.
Shortly after hitting SEND, the manager received a reply that essentially said “Thank you for the input but stick to your own knitting.”