Mike 'Sparky' Detmer Elevates Leadership Skills at Azione Conference
A clear highlight of the Azione Unlimited Spring Conference was a presentation by noted CE industry consultant (and Technology Integrator columnist) Mike "Sparky" Detmer. Entitled "Elevate Your Leadership!," the session was conducted on March 21, the third and final day of the conference, held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
The purpose of the session, which was presented exclusively for Azione dealer members, was enable the Azione dealers, who typically run their own local businesses, to become better leaders of their respective teams.
Detmer kicked off his meeting by presenting his "Five Business Tools for Elevating Your Leadership Capabilities" representing the main points of his presentation:
• Having a clear vision for your future
• Knowing the mission of your company
• Communicating core values that resonate through your enterprise
• Leveraging your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
• Making sure a plan puts all of these capabilities into play
A Clear Vision
Examining the vision tool of his structure, Detmer asked the attendees, "What is the vision for your business? Ask yourself: 'Do I want a lifestyle business (which he defined as a company that exists solely to fund the lifestyles of its owners—homes, cars, boats, etc.—without concern for its future or legacy)? Do I want something to pass down? Or sell?