The Case On Foreign Auto Shop

907 Words Mar 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Leadership doesn’t matter on how big or small your team is, sometimes it’s just you, which means you need to look inside yourself for motivation and inspiration. One can find personal inspiration from someone who has been there, done that and has done it well. “Power isn’t control at all—power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own” Beth Revis. As I read the case on “Foreign Auto Shop”, this how Alan operated with his team. Alan has been the owner and the manager of a small auto repair shop for seven years. The auto shop has a steady and loyal clientele who appreciate the fact that they receive quick, reliable service at a fair price. Alan, is naturally the leader; he has nine employees that he manages; seven mechanics and two of his employees are office workers. Alan has developed a deep relationship with his co-workers that is based on trust and routine. Gil and Hans, are the more skilled and experienced employees, who require little supervision; this also goes for Herbie and Bart, who are also highly skilled mechanics that perform the specialized work that’s required. Direct supervision isn’t need for them to complete their tasks and they understand their responsibilities. Employees such as Joanie, Kirk and LaMont, who are less skilled due to their experience need more guidance for their…

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