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Welcome to the EASA Next Gen Network!

Are you ready to take the next step in your career path? Do you have experience in the industry, and you're excited to move into a leadership position?

Engage with the future generation of industry leaders just like you through EASA’s Next Gen Network This networking hub serves to connect up and coming service center leaders--regardless of their role! From sales professionals to technicians -- if you're on the leadership path, this group is for you! 

The Next Gen Network opens the door for you to meet with your peers around the world, exchange ideas and grow as an industry professional. The ongoing conversation will enlighten, inspire and invigorate you as a future leader.

This group is exclusively for future leaders associated with EASA member companies. Each admittance is approved by our team, ensuring the conversation is relevant and private.

Ready to get started? Request to join the EASA Next Gen Network on LinkedIn today!

Leadership Content to Inspire You

Look to EASA for relevant content on leadership. EASA members frequently contribute content on leadership and management topics to our monthly publication, Currents

Correctly Communicating the Written Word

October 2020
Article

When you don't communicate well, you may inadvertently misrepresent the quality of workmanship of your shop and field services. We frequently communicate via written means like proposals, marketing materials, datasheets and failure summary reports. Each of these needs to be clear and concise.

Don’t Let Your Biggest Asset Become Your Biggest Liability

September 2020
Article

Despite the size of a company or the number of background checks performed, even the most honest employee can make a bad choice that could negatively impact the company. Fortunately, there are controls business owners can put in place to prevent employee fraud.

Invest in Developing Leaders to Ensure Ongoing Success

August 2020
Article

As leaders, we are responsible for developing those around us to maximize their performance and prepare them for larger roles within our organizations. This facet of management presents several challenges, not the least of which is a shortage of experienced technicians. While we have mostly focused on filling technical positions, we can make a similar case for acquiring management, sales and support talent.

Leadership: Personal Inspiration

June 2020
Convention presentation

Employees need help getting through these uncertain and unprecedented times. While it’s our job to provide guidance and encouragement, who is guiding and encouraging us?

Leadership: Leading the Change

June 2020
Convention presentation

In this 15-minute recording, the speaker addresses a very specific thing you can do to help employees through the changing times resulting from COVID-19.

Leadership: Playing the Proper Role

June 2020
Convention presentation

As a professional, you are contributing to your organization with exceptional skills required for your area of expertise. As a leader, you are contributing based on your ability to successfully fill four specific roles of leadership. In this 15-minute recording, the speaker takes a look at those four roles and how to fill the right role for each leadership situation.

Leadership: Good Leader, Bad Leader

June 2020
Convention presentation

In this 15-minute session, the speaker discusses what makes bad leaders bad and good leaders good, with an eye on person introspection of our own leadership abilities.

What Kind of Leader Are You?

June 2020
Article

Leaders have their unique management styles, but not all employees will respond the same way to the same style. Understanding different styles helps us as leaders manage our workforce better. What’s your style? You are likely to already using several different styles.

Leading Through Crisis

April 2020
Webinar recording

In this new webinar created specifically for owners, general managers and sales leaders, highly rated 2019 EASA speaker Mike Weinberg will share strong words of encouragement, practical coaching tips, and powerful best practices for leading (sales teams) through this unique time.

Management Pulse Survey Results: Talent Acquisition & Retention

April 2020
Article

Talent acquisition and retention remain significant topics in a variety of industries. Based on the results from the recent Management Pulse Survey, 72 percent of respondents, who are fellow EASA members, stated talent acquisition is a significant issue for their companies.

Errors Are Human Nature; Negative Events Result from System and Process Breakdowns

March 2020
Article

Are we doing everything we can to support our employees, or are we looking to assign blame when things don’t go right?

We have all heard the buzzphrases like “finding your why” and “human performance.” While not new, consider looking at this area from a different perspective.

Explore Leadership, Vision + Culture in 2020

January 2020
Article

Last year, the Management Services Committee provided content regarding lean service throughout 2019, as that was of the utmost importance in many members’ minds. Hopefully, you were able to take some of our ideas and experiences and implement lean service in your service center! Moving forward for 2020, vision and culture in leadership were specifically mentioned as topics of interest in a recent survey. Over the next several months, Management Services Committee members will share their lessons and expertise in a focused article series on this robust topic.