The pacifist (peace-loving) v/s the entrepreneurial (self-supervised) school bus driver
The most effective management style with both these sorts seems to be an interdependent management style relationship between management and the bus drivers. One difference is the passive driver must be trained to accept more responsibility for managing his or her school bus.
The screaming school bus driver
Article explores the difference of speaking loudly and firmly in a loud environment and screaming which occurs when someone is goofing off or getting frustrated. I do not like yelling on the bus, reserving loudness only to the bus driver, school staff and a child's emergency when these believe it seems necessary.
Trust - Difficult to achieve best performance without it
Sometimes the lesser tail must lead until the greater head understands. Article explores what can happen when an administration demonstrates too little trust and respect toward the help, including parents that want to help keep kids safe. Such administrations have nothing to pass forward to the help. When it is a chronic shortcoming, the duty to build trust back into in the community falls on the help and the community. It is not the job of the employer's help and parents and to do this, but remains a duty to intervene anyway when an administration is too elitist or whatever to perform their paid tasks.
When Good People Do Bad Things
This article covers an an area very few want to discuss. The typical school bus driver, with exceptions, is cultivated to be passive or come that way when hired. These will do virtually anything their boss tells them to do. So many do not think very well on their own under the wrong training and management style, and also typically want someone else to solve their hostile workplace issues. Article looks at possible remedies.
Training bus riders to follow directions at the bus stop
Article explores powerful lifesaving lessons and methods that teach kids to think before they leap. Can save many lives even when a motorist or the bus driver make a mistake.
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