It is an undeniable fact that leaders play a critical role in ensuring the success of an organization and this stands true even for the automotive industry. In today’s time when this industry has become highly competitive and there are many big players, a good leader and his strategic planning becomes the key to the success of the business. Such leaders bring with them years of experience and industry knowledge which helps them navigate through difficult situations and keep the business profitable. Jeff Lupient, who is the President and CEO of the Lupient Automotive Group is one such leader who has immensely contributed to the automotive industry. Having worked as the dealership manager for Lupient Buick Pontiac CMG, and also as Executive Manager at Jim Lupient Infiniti, he brings with him rich domain specific expertise.
Awards and Recognitions Steer Leaders towards Excellence
Good leaders are certainly self-motivated but awards and recognitions certainly keep them going. These awards and recognitions help in raising the bar, giving them the impetus to work harder and achieve success in all arenas of their work. This also turns out to be quite beneficial for the organization they may be working for. Jeffrey Lupient was awarded the prestigious Infiniti Award of Excellence for three consecutive years as an Executive Manager. He won the award in 2008, 2009, and 2010 largely for his achievement in turning around the dealership’s profitability. To keep walking on the path of success, Jeff continues to draw inspiration from the experience he gained from serving as the President of the Lupient chain of dealerships.
Jeffrey Lupient took his automobile dealership to new heights
Good and capable leaders have a crystal-clear vision for their company. They have very specific goals and know exactly which path to tread on in order to achieve those goals. Such leaders are also adept at identifying new opportunities and know exactly how to make the most of them in order to steer their company towards success. When Jeff was asked to run his family’s Infiniti dealership near Minneapolis. The dealership was losing money and its general manager had just quit. However, once Jeff took up the responsibility, he managed to actually turn the dealership’s fortunes around by cutting about $100,000 of fixed and semi-fixed costs. To achieve this goal, he even cross-trained employees to do multiple jobs. Amongst the multiple strategies adopted, Jeffrey Lupient also did some re-hiring.
As is evident from the efforts and achievements of Jeffrey Lupient, it can well be said thatwhen someone works with complete dedication and honesty, success can never be denied. Jeff started small and ceased every opportunity to learn the finer nuances of the automobile trade. His journey has proven that the business of selling cars, if managed well and done with complete dedication can definitely turn a man’s fortune. Leaders like Jeff have brought about many positive changes in the automotive industry and have shown the way forward to new comers too.