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Business leader profile: Matt Lachowitzer, Matt's Automotive Service Center

Impact asked Matt some questions and here is how he answered

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Matt Lachowitzer is the owner and founder of Matt's Automotive Service Center.
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Years with organization: 13 years

Current position: Owner and founder

Years in current position: 13 years

What you do in your own words: Set company goals, build and develop leaders, look for opportunities for growth and expansion, be the companies visionary

Hobbies: Football, fishing, travel, lake time, outdoor activities

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Family: 3 kids who are ages 18, 15 and 13

What was your first job?

Milking cows.

What is the best way to build a great team? 

Hire people who have skills and aptitudes you don’t have, develop them and allow them to run.

What is the best advice you would give to a learning leader? 

Learn emotional intelligence.

What’s the most important risk you took and why?

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Opening the second shop. It was a big risk because the first shop was doing so well and I knew having two could hurt the first one.

Favorite leadership book? 

“Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek

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