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Are You On Autopilot? (The FRONT #69) – LIVE!

by Mike Phillips

Well… are you on autopilot? I’ve talked before about how it is important to have a plan, and have a process to go with that plan. Routine, in general, is good for many reasons. When we get accustomed to doing same or similar things, it takes the guesswork out of things. When there is less […]

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018 (The FRONT #68) – LIVE!

by Mike Phillips

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018! Today, I decided to do a Facebook Live! For episode #68. To tell my wife and my family – THANK YOU! So often, as managers or leaders, we get tied up. We get busy. We forget to just say, “thank you,” to those that are continually supporting us throughout our crazy […]

Some Leadership Notes (The FRONT #67)

by Mike Phillips

Today, I just compiled some of my thoughts on paper and put together five leadership notes. Many people think they are leaders. Some are correct… and frankly, some are not. Sometimes people are just wrong in their assessment. Right now, in 2018, anyone with some social accounts and money to spend on ads can stake […]

Stay Positive! Some Ways To Do It! (The FRONT #63)

by Mike Phillips

First, let’s talk about WHY to stay positive. When you are happy, upbeat and positive. It promotes self-confidence. It improves creative and cognitive thinking. It improves emotional state for things like happiness, joy, and love. And, when we are in a good emotional state, people will normally produce a higher number of actions… in general. […]

Level Awareness (The FRONT #60)

by Mike Phillips

What is level awareness? As a leader, it is being competent in where your individual people and teams are at. As an individual, it is knowing yourself, knowing your ability and being confident to compete at that level. Competing at the highest level is not just about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, it’s the journey. You have to […]

Monitor and Measure When It’s Important (The FRONT #59)

by Mike Phillips

Monitor and measure all the time, yes, it’s always important. This episode is geared heavily toward the automotive space and third-party vendors. Performance measurement starts with the target and goal setting! Many people think that they should begin measuring once you have a set target. As a key leader, it is your job to begin […]

In Sales, Seeing Is Believing (The FRONT #58)

by Mike Phillips

Actually, In most anything, seeing is believing. Especially in leadership positions. The reason is because once someone can see something take place, or they see a goal get accomplished it starts to change how their perception is. Taking action is especially important for people in management and leadership roles. When those in leadership take action to show […]

What Are You Doing? (The FRONT #57)

by Mike Phillips

The New Year is here… what are you doing? Have you gotten started on what you said you were going to get started on? You just finished your resolutions three days ago. It’s time to start taking some action! I am a huge fan of taking action and getting going right now. You know, living […]

2017 Is Out! 2018 Is In! Happy New Year! (The FRONT #56)

by Mike Phillips

Happy New Year! Time keeps marching on and moving forward!  I hope you have a fun, exciting and Prosperous New Year 2018! On New Year’s Eve, last year many were claiming that 2017 would be the best year ever!!! How quickly those statements and resolutions can become abandoned and forgotten. Fast forward one year… 2018 will be […]

2018, Don’t Abandon The Basics! (The FRONT #55)

by Mike Phillips

2018… You need to stay true to the basics!  Don’t… Abandon… The… Basics! If you are anywhere online right now, there are stories and ads all over the place that are urging you to make your resolutions! In fact, many of the articles are similar to… “9 Steps for Success, in 2018!” “Here is how to conquer everything […]