jimvogel

Jim Vogel is the Founder and Director of VTR Consulting LLC, a customer service/sales training and recruiting company located in Apex NC. Through workshops and classes, his systems approach to training provides results and focus to salespeople and customer service representatives in both the US and Canada. With 26 years at Ford Motor Company, 13 as an editor in internal communications; and 10 more years with Hendrick Automotive Group in Charlotte NC in sales and in sales training, Jim brings both knowledge and experience to sales and service teams. Jim loves to write and has been doing social media content for business the past two years. A native of Detroit MI, he is a diehard Detroit Tiger fan. An avid reader in his spare time, Jim enjoys automotive history, politics, and current affairs.


4 Important Ingredients in Giving Employee Feedback

August 28, 2014
4 Important Ingredients in Giving Employee Feedback

Tweet One of the most important aspects of good leadership is often one that is never considered a top priority for the often too busy executive. Although employee performance is essential for both growth and opportunity, it is important to remember that feedback is essential for any positive change to happen. For many managers,...
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7 Priorities that Create Leadership Success

August 17, 2014
7 Priorities that Create Leadership Success

Tweet In today’s organizations, leaders often need to stop and reflect at what they are doing and what is being accomplished. For some leadership in Alabama, it might just be for a quick moment to adjust and assess opportunity. For others, it takes a little time; putting thoughts to pen and paper in the...
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8 Leadership Ingredients that Make a Difference

August 8, 2014
8 Leadership Ingredients that Make a Difference

Tweet As we look at management from a training prospectus, the professionals at Dale Carnegie Training know that there is an array of challenges that complicate our organizations across Alabama. Great demands are expected for success every day, and it is up to leadership to provide the clear direction and foundation for everyone on...
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5 Strategies to Manage Workplace Conflict

July 11, 2014
5 Strategies to Manage Workplace Conflict

Tweet Issues at work across Alabama can often be brushed aside as normal office politics. They might at times be considered conflict in the workplace. The one thing for certain is that eventually everyone who works in an environment filled with people and teams finds disagreement with others involving personal and work issues. Simple...
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5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

June 28, 2014
5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

Tweet Meetings, seminars, quarterly report presentations, and on-site trainings are among the times leadership must step up to the mike and present information. It is often a stressful time for many leaders and managers here in Alabama. Public speaking ranks high in the anxiety department for everyone. Even the most polished presenters are a...
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11 Leadership Traits that Support Continuous Success

June 11, 2014
11 Leadership Traits that Support Continuous Success

Tweet Leadership has many definitions and organizations have many types of leaders. Each one has a different set of methods, attitudes and behaviors. Here in Alabama, excellence and good leadership go hand-in- hand with culture, mission, guiding principles and core values. With an emphasis on both process improvement and adaptation for change, it is...
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9 Ingredients for Good Salespeople

May 29, 2014
9 Ingredients for Good Salespeople

Tweet The sales profession is all about continually raising individual standards through improving expertise and knowledge. Across Alabama, the retail sales environment is a growing one for many salespeople. Taking action is the daily game plan for many; it is all about sharing opportunity and building relationships and referrals. The profession today is both...
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Is Organizational Leadership Simple or Complex?

May 1, 2014
Is Organizational Leadership Simple or Complex?

Tweet Leadership is often considered a very complex skill that requires a deep overall prospectus to achieve success. But often leadership across Birmingham is as successful and as simple as the relationships it has in the organization itself. There are no perfect leaders and everyone makes mistakes. In fact, leadership is much like life....
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Selling is a Dynamic Process

April 27, 2014
Selling is a Dynamic Process

Tweet Professional careers are an integral aspect of our economy, both here in Alabama and across the country. As people assess individual job opportunities, it is important to remember that career planning is critical and the focus has to be on growth and success. Spring is an exciting time for everyone looking for that...
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The Leader in You

April 18, 2014
The Leader in You

Tweet It is a world of change as we head more deeply into 2014 with the continuous focus on the future. As challenges grow with the still slower economy, leadership here in Alabama must watch their respective competition to assess both the successes and the failures. Within the pages of the business classic, The...
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