“Drive Like a Boss”

October 9, 2019
Executive Coaching

I passed a big rig the other day and noticed that the back of it had a picture of a driver with thewords “Drive like a Boss”. It was an ad to attract more people to drive this company’s trucks.  I began to think about the times I’ve heard people complain about the drivers of these vehicles.

 

Car drivers sometimes make comments about how poorly truck drivers drive or the high rate of speed they drive—but that’s not always the case. If you glance up at these truck drivers, they do tend to smile and tip their hat to car drivers (as they share the road on the way to their destination). Some truck drivers also blow their horns for children who want to hear the sound of it.

 

If you’ve ever talke dto the drivers of these big rigs at truck stops, you’ll learn that some of them believe in self- improvement.  They have plenty of “thinking time” so they sometimes listen to their favorite podcasts as they drive.

 

These drivers must also monitor their physical state and take breaks as required so they stay alert.

 

As for their job:  (1.) They have much responsibility.  (2) They are usually good time managers. (3)  They are good at weather watching so that they make sound decisions about their environment all along their route.  (4.)  They must be able to communicate with people at their home location and at their future destination.  (5.) They must also practice good safely habits to avoid accidents and get their cargo to it’s destination in good condition.

 

To me, “Driving like a Boss” has a good feel.  It encourages people to think in an entrepreneurial way. Drivers of the big rigs run an office. It just happens to have 18 wheels under it.

YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK

1.   Do you tell every member of your team that they are the “drivers” of their area?

2.   Do they know the results you are expecting?

3.   Do you really hold them responsible for all areas in their job description?

4.   Do you insist that they drive for intended results?

5.   After they learn the ropes, do you give them the reigns and not micromanage them?

Take a look at each of your team members. Are they “Driving likea Boss?”

Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.

CERTIFIED COACH

As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.

AUTHOR: PerfectTIMING

Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.

COMMUNICATION TRAINER

Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.

EXPERIENCE

Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.

ACCREDITATION

Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.

INTERNATIONAL WORK

Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.

JOHN MAXWELL TRAINING

Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.


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