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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
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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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Many problems with this book

There are some good take aways. Knowing when to stop the bus and pouring into top performers. The author relies too heavily on his experience only. He tried investing in one person he felt was a walker and it didn’t work out so he gave up. He stretched his bus metaphor to relationships and gave the advice to find a new bus if your boy/ girl friend is a walker or rider. He had set up a shopping spree to help his teachers dress for work. He didn’t like the reaction of a few people so he stopped doing it. To be a leader is to add value not to get offended and remove value. Naming the school after himself fit with the prideful tone of the book. Compared to other leadership books this one did not compete.

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Depressingly Repetitive

This book was written, as if written by a man who got overly acknowledged for something he should have been trying to do as a teacher anyways!!!!

As a teacher myself, I can, and have, taken a class of highest poverty and trauma, low achieving, below grade level students and turn them into a class where every child in my and only my class alone in my school learned to read at or far above grade level on their end of year state tests, too. I did it this year.

I was looking for a book to motivate me, and push this to this level or a next level. I was not interested in hearing over and over and over again about those who do not do well and just skim by, and about how Ron Clark ignores the teachers he calls riders, walkers, etc., in his school, and how awesome he finds the highest achieving ones. I’m not sure whether he realizes this book is more of just a way to talk about himself and what he does, or not.

I was looking for a book for teachers who successfully do have and continue to push above and beyond. Not to hear about the teachers who do not. That was mostly what this book was like. It was depressing!

I’m off to read, Teach Like a Pirate, now! That books is motivational and fun for those who are more ambitious and fun! Oh, and high achieving.

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WOW!

This book left me SPEECHLESS! I’m so glad I saw it trending on Twitter and got the audible. Thank you Ron Clark. Now, let’s change our world, one step at a time!

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A book jammed packed with valuable lessons

This book is a must read for everyone. Ron Clark’s book made me take a hard look at my work in education and the impact we make in each other’s lives. Reading this book was an emotional ride for me. Thank you, Ron Clark! Thank you for this emotional journey of self-reflection.

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Motivated!!

Narration made this book!! love love love!!
I instantly started applying the concepts.
Wit, honestly, compassion, insight and tons of energy. A great read to inspire any group!!

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Great Read

This book provides great insight concerning the different people who make up a team of educators, and also offers great ideas on how to help each member of your team grow.

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Insightful and inspiring

I love all things Ron Clark & Move Your Bus did not disappoint! I loved his metaphor and the ideas on how to help yourself & others succeed toward your vision.

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Fantastic

What insight. I can't wait to hear more books by Ron Clark. I'm sure this will be extremely helpful to me going forward

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WOW!!!

What an inspiring book!! Ron Clark really hits the mark on schools and businesses and how to make the most of the people you have around you.

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Very thought provoking book

This book can help reconstruct the thinking of how to teach the youth. I am truly grateful for being introduced to this story. I will be going back to school to teach and will keep all these lessons in mind as I start my new endeavor.