• Move Your Bus

  • An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life
  • By: Ron Clark
  • Narrated by: Ron Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-06-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Summary

New York Times best-selling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team.

Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team's ability to move it forward: drivers (who steer the organization), runners (who consistently go above and beyond for the good of the organization), joggers (who do their jobs without pushing themselves), walkers (who are just getting pulled along), and riders (who hinder success and drag the team down). It's the team leader's job to recognize how members fall into these categories, encourage them to keep the "bus" moving by working together, and know when it's time to kick the riders off.

In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and Fish!, Move Your Bus is an accessible and uplifting business parable that illustrates Clark's expert strategies to maximize the performance of each member of a team. These easy to implement techniques will inspire employees and team leaders alike to work harder and smarter and drive the organization to succeed.

©2015 Ron L. Clark, Inc. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-18

Couldn't get past author's sense of superiority.

From the author's reading, you can tell he is a positive, high energy person, and it's easy to see how he could be a very engaging teacher or leader. He seems like he'd be fun to be around. But in this book he brags a lot. The first chapter is entirely dedicated to this, and the rest of the book saturated. It starts obnoxiously. And ends painfully. Perhaps he's hoping to build credibility, but the effect is opposite. It projects a major character flaw which colors the whole book, making the reader hesitant to let the author be the role model he's trying to be.

The main analogy describes 4 classes of worker, ranging linearly from high performers to deadweights. The author makes good points about how the actions of an individual can help or hurt the team as a whole. It does inspire one to want to be a high achiever, and gives an assortment of tips and suggestions for ways to do so, backed up with many interesting anecdotes.

Unfortunately, one can probably guess how the narcissism of the author interacts with a one-dimensional classification system of people. The book is filled with disparaging remarks toward the lower classes. You can hear the genuine disbelief and shock at people who don't share his strengths and abilities. These low performers are imbued with every negative trait possible in a coworker. And what's worse is the classes are prescriptive as much as descriptive. Low performers just are the way they are (bless their hearts). They may improve a little bit, but not much. As a leader you should invest in the people who already doing well; the rest are a waste of your time. At one point he actually presents a cringeworthy plea to these "low performers" to get out of the way, and maybe pick up some grunt work, so that the high performers can excel.

Overall, I cannot recommend the book, because it encourages an elitist attitude toward "the successful", and a condescending attitude toward everyone else.

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  • Donald S
  • 12-09-18

good reminders

I enjoyed the book. lots of good reminders. Would be an excellent read for new teachers and seasoned principals.

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  • Monica
  • 10-07-18

Beautiful and Inspiring

I am a follower of the influential Ron Clark and this book delivered. I love hearing him read the story and laugh and add inflection like only he can while telling his story. Whether you are a teacher, principal or businessman- allow this book to resonate with you and help inspire you to move your bus!

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  • Carl Neely
  • 04-07-18

Not impressed

I was a little disappointed. The author didn’t appear to be excited or enthused about doing a book more less an audio book and it shows. I bought the book because of his popularity but was not impressed with the content. It felt like the content was rushed and improvised as opposed to being well thought out.

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  • Pat Lowe
  • 30-06-18

A must read!

Reading this book was inspirational, reflective, and motivating. A must read for leadership teams or staff.

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  • ac
  • 15-05-18

Awesome

Loved it! All educators should read. Easy read, great details, perfect for the drive to work. Inspiring!

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  • EdgarGreen
  • 03-05-18

A must

Wonderful performance and information
what an awesome set of stories. I'll pass the book to the managers in my team.

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  • Matt
  • 12-04-18

must read

Awesome, inspiring, simple to follow. Not a how to but an outline of what to do.

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  • Joe
  • 20-03-18

great book. everyone should read this!!!

this is a great book. Ron does a great job reading the book it is easily applied to any organization.

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  • melissa rosario
  • 28-02-18

A must read for leaders everywhere

Ron Clark is a transformational leader. Through this book he will take you on a bus ride. In this way he breaks down foundational leadership skills and provides essential strategies for working with others. If you are looking for ways to get your organization moving in the right direction this is a must read.