Published Articles by FMG Ventures

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Train Like Your Wallet Depends on it

The first of 12 articles written by owner Lenny Saucier for National Oil Lube and News about creating a culture of growth inside your company. 

Change People, not oil

The second of 12 articles written by Owner Lenny Saucier for National Oil Lube and News about creating a culture of growth inside your company. In this article we discuss understanding the mindset to focus on your biggest investment.... your people

Who are the best trainers?

The third of 12 articles written by Owner Lenny Saucier for National Oil Lube and News. In this article we talk about selecting the right type of trainer for an organization. 

Writing The Plan: If You Fail To Plan You Plan To Fail

 The fourth of 12 articles written by Owner Lenny Saucier for the National oil lube and news. Writing a plan to develop your crew is crucial to the success of their development and the success of your business. In my newest article we talk about writing a plan for your automotive shop 

Understanding personalities and how to apply them

The 5th of 12 articles written by Owner Lenny Saucier for the National Oil Lube and News. This section covers the personalities discovered in the DISC model and how to apply them to your business. 

Communication: It’s Like Talking, But With Listening Involved

The 6th of 12 articles written by Owner Lenny Saucier for the National OIl Lube and News. This section talks about the effects of instilling a communication model into your culture. 

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Coaching is more than saying good job

The 7th of the 12 part series focuses on the quick, positive and meaningful conversations to build your team. 

Evaluating. How Did They Do? How Did I Do?

The 8th of the 12 part series focuses on giving effective evaluations and challenges the traditional evaluation form in search of one that measures the current goals of the company. 

Creating Your Legacy

The 9th of the 12 part series focuses on your ability to give your time and knowledge to those who you serve. Creating your legacy and watching others succeed. 

Personal and Professional Relationships- My Philip Story

The 10th of the 12 part series talks about a very tragic event in my life that has formed my training and coaching model to date. 

It's time to say goodbye

The 10th of the 12 part series focuses on the timing transitioning an employee out of your direct leadership 

A few words from my past for your future

This article reflects on some lessons I've learned that I wished to share during my cancer diagnosis.

What Business are you in

in the new section of Leaders edge, we begin to explore the true meaning of being successful in business by understanding what business we are in.  

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Lather Rinse Repeat

The 11th of a 12 part series covers evaluating your business model on a consistent basis and making the necessary changes to keep healthy

Your World is Changing Because You are Staying the Same

The 12th of the 12 part series focuses on your impact as a small business owner when facing the acquiring big dogs of the industry 

Where do all the good employees grow?

this article discusses the need to develop great people in your center rather than spend more money to grab premade talent from the outside. 

What is your worth?

In this article we talk directly to the lower and entry level technicians addressing horrible phrases such as "You don't pay me to do x". 

What are you worth

This new 2020 series focuses on bringing employees and managers into the leadership roles that they deserve to be in 

No Dipsticks Allowed: A Guide to Transmission Services Without Dipsticks

The changing landscape of services to be performed in the automotive aftermarket is steadily changing. This article discusses how the removal of the dipstick on transmissions has changed the service 

Disaster Season and the Automotive Aftermarket Road to Recovery

  

Written by NOLN, Lenny Saucier and others talk about disaster recovery and storm preparedness on a business after Hurricane Katrina and other storms

Who Trains the Trainers?

  

Written by NOLN. Lenny Saucier and other training leaders discuss the importance of training in a company.

Sexual Harassment Training

  

Written by NOLN, this piece included Lenny Saucier and other leaders on the importance of Sexual Harassment Training