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Imhotet Amen-Ra

I liked the quote:
"One way to find out who the wrong people are: If you have to actively manage the people they are the wrong people."

This makes me think of all the people that I am associated with that I consistently have to talk to all the time to keep them on track. It honestly is a waste of time, and a waste of energy on my part!

Gail J.

I, too, like the quote, "If you have to actively manage the people, they are the wrong people." It says to me: 1) you do not desire to be a micro-manager. Too often, there are managers who believe it is part of their responsibility to actively manage the work of those they supervise; 2) you will place people in positions on the bus who are aligned with the direction in which the bus is headed and whose skills, abilities and experiences you have the utmost confidence in; and 3) the people on the bus understand the vision, goals and expectations of the enterprise and are willing to work efficiently and effectively and be accountable for their endeavors. Hopefully, this will insure high levels of productivity throughout the organization and be a win-win for everyone.

Good to Great is a great book. I remember the authors several references to his bus analogy. The quote is great because it can be viewed from both perspectives. As a leader,you desire to give your team or employees the necessary information and training without doing the project yourself or micromanaging it. If you must constantly monitor the progress of your team members they will recognize this and become less motivated. No longer will they be self-driven, they will wait for your negative pressure to get them working which is much less efficient. On the flip side, when working under a manager you always strive for more freedom and ownership in the project/task. If you feel that management is constantly monitoring you, the work enviroment becomes much less rewarding.

Amen to that. I was just listening to friend talking about how she's getting tired of telling people what to do their job. Instead of processing to great accomplishments, its all falling a part. It's true, "One way to find out who the wrong people are: If you have to actively manage the people they are the wrong people." I think I will comment her about this great advice.

Amen to that. I was just listening to friend talking about how she's getting tired of telling people what to do their job. Instead of processing to great accomplishments, its all falling a part. It's true, "One way to find out who the wrong people are: If you have to actively manage the people they are the wrong people." I think I will comment her about this great advice.

Brenna G.

I think that the concept of the right people on the bus is a good one to keep in mind when team building or acting in a position of leadership.

Daniel C.

I totally agree with the lesson that is taught in the book. I have seen this happen in the many jobs I have been associated with. You try hard to accomplish a goal but there is always someone slowing you down. It is like the saying goes, you are only as strong as your weakest link.

Esmeralda Flores

I love the concept of getting "the right people on the bus, get the wrong people off the bus and put the right people in the right place in the bus." It reminds me of the quote me and Lizzy placed in out Int. Bus. presentation. Putting the right leader in the right place. this quote has pursuaded me to believe IT IS TRUE. If you want something to succeed, one needs to put the right leaeder in the right place!

Bev N

I really appreciate getting the right people on the bus, especially the right seats. This quote from the Good to Great book speaks volumes.

Phoebe Willis

My favorite quote from the blog was the part of the bus analogy that focuses on the importance of putting the right people in the right place on the bus. The effectiveness of people can change dramatically when they are put in a position that best utilizes their personality, interests, and abilities. I think a good leader will develop the ability to see where others can best excel.

Phoebe Willis

My favorite quote from the blog was the part of the bus analogy that focuses on the importance of putting the right people in the right place on the bus. The effectiveness of people can change dramatically when they are put in a position that best utilizes their personality, interests, and abilities. I think a good leader will develop the ability to see where others can best excel.

Phoebe Willis

My favorite quote from the blog was the part of the bus analogy that focuses on the importance of putting the right people in the right place on the bus. The effectiveness of people can change dramatically when they are put in a position that best utilizes their personality, interests, and abilities. I think a good leader will develop the ability to see where others can best excel.

Terri W.

This quote is a great stand alone quote but I think it improves greatly when you add the fact that getting the right people on the bus is the first step - the challenge to managers is then to get everyone in the right seat (job/work group) to increase productivity and job satisfaction. Jim Collins in "Good to Great" adds that managers may need to try these "right" people in several different strategic positions before the "perfect" fit is attained. So when loading YOUR bus - pick people who have multiply gift/talent sets so that you can have more flexibility and raise the success rate in moving personnel around to achieve the most impact.

Daniel Garcia

When conducting business it is very important to have the right people in the right places. There not much invention if people are not in the right places and can bring down the team. It’s like putting a pitcher at shortstop it just doesn’t work.

Rachelle/ Omega class 2008

This is a excellent quote to live by in your business or ministry.... With the wrong people on the bus, the bus starts to go in the direction of deceit and gossip. Then the Vision stops being accomplished. So we need to be sure the Right people are on the bus! Keeping the Vision their number one goal and weeding out the wrong people....

Robert L. Dunning

Good points. removing people from your bus doesn't mean that they are inept, it just means that there is another bus that they should be on. In the long run, it's to both of your benefits to make the necessary changes.

JLS jubilee 1st year

Every bus isn't for everybody. Every seat isn't for everybody. But there is a bus and a seat for everybody that will help them get to the proper destination. This is one of the fun challenges I find in my roles of leadership. Helping both parties get to where they are headed.

In-Sue Oh

But, what if you do not have the right driver... To get to the right place, we also need a driver who knows the direction to the right place...

Cyril

Good question! We need to influence the leader (driver) to course correct. We do not need a title to influence. You can lead from anywhere.

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