“Drive Like a Boss”
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?”