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OCTOBER 2019 THE SHOP 63 want to do is always a great way to earn some trust and respect. Work on your employees. Get to know them personally and what challenges they are facing. Can you offer some guidance or advice that you have learned throughout your personal or professional life? If nothing else, can you be a listening ear to build those bridges of communication so that when things at times do get bad in a person's life, they look to you as someone they can trust and respect? We all know that running or managing a business and/or people takes a lot of work and time. But don't get the mindset that just because you are leading the ship that you know what everyone else is going through. It would be a trap to think that just because you are the boss that people will automatically recognize the hard work you do for the company (which includes them) and that they should have trust and/or respect because of that. Instead, take it upon yourself to earn the trust and respect of your people. Why not? You've had to earn everything else, so this isn't any different. JOSH POULSON is the principal of Auto Additions in Columbus, Ohio, which was named Restyler of the Year, 2012-'13. Auto Additions offers a com- plete line of product upgrades including 12-volt and appear- ance packages with a specific focus on the dealership segment. Josh is chair-elect of the SEMA PRO council and was named 2015-'16 Person of the Year at the 2015 SEMA Show. Working for your employees goes a long way toward building trust and respect. Work on your employees by lending an ear and/ or mentoring them. BY WESTIN

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