Leadership Principles For Bus Workers

By Dave Smith

I. Depend On God For Leadership Ability

II. Set The Example – People cannot follow what they have not seen

III. Realize Your Workers Will Become Like You

IV. Be Excited About Your Work

V. Use Your Talents Or Lose Them

VI. Work Toward Perfection – Try to have the best bus route in America

VII. Realize You Are Not A Failure Until You Blame Someone Else

VIII. Check Your Total Commitment From Time To Time

IX. Check Your Sincerity

Just why are you working as a bus worker?

X. Understand That Leadership Is Learning To Give Whether You Get Anything Or Not

XI. Learn From Your Mistakes

XII. Have The Attitude That You Owe A Lot And Deserve Little

XIII. Have A Flexible Plan – Whatever can go wrong,  will go wrong!

XIV. When You Get Discouraged, Take It To The Lord

XV. Remember, Leaders Are Readers

XVI. Pray Often With Your Workers

XVII. Never Correct A Fellow Worker In Front Of The Children Or Other Workers

XVIII. Never Ask Anyone To Do Something You Would Not Do

XIX. Keep The Bus Ministry Standards High And Expect Your Workers To Follow Them

XX. Let Your Fellow Workers Know You Love Them

XXI. Focus On Objectives Not Obstacles

XXII. Remember, Decisions Aren’t To Make Men; Men Are To Make Decisions

XXIII. Try To See Something Positive In Everything That Happens

XXIV. Remember, Everything On Your Bus Route Rises And Falls On You!

XXV. Give God The Credit And Glory For Everything

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”