Be The Leader Your Trucking Company Needs | Episode 157

Throughout my military, business ownership and corporate careers I have held many different types of leadership positions. I have lead groups with just a few people to groups with hundreds of people. I am a much better leader today than I was 20 years ago. I hope this episode will give you some things to think about so you have a leg up to becoming a better leader. Keep in mind that a great leader positively impacts an organization in ways that are immeasurable. Great leadership is a multiplier for your organization.

What To Expect From Episode 157

Whether you are a single owner operator or the owner of a fleet of trucks, you are the leader of your trucking company. I want to share some of the things I have learned over the years about being a good leader. Some of the greatest leadership lessons I have learned came during difficult circumstances. Here are a few of the leadership experiences I have had that have helped me gain experience: Army Engineer Company Commander in Afghanistan, starting and running multiple businesses, running businesses in difficult times and learning how to lead at the Army’s Sapper Leader Course under extreme hunger and fatigue.

During this episode, Craig and I break down and expound on the following keys I feel like are imperative to being a good leader for your trucking company. Here they are:

1. Provide Good Direction and Guidance

    • Good company policies
    • The type of drivers you hire
    • How big of a company you will be

2. Build a Good Culture

    • Safety
    • How hard your drivers run
    • How your drivers are treated
    • Hiring process

3. Be a Servant Leader

    • Find ways you can serve your drivers

4. Find Ways to Give Your Drivers a Win

5. Be Self-Aware

    • Be honest with yourself, change the things you do that cause problems

Leadership is a life-long endeavor. You should always work on your leadership skills. Here are some ways I like hone my leadership skills.

  • Read great books on leadership, here is a list of some of my favorites:
  •  Biographies
      • Ulysses S Grant
      • Alexander Hamilton
      • Buffet: Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein
      • Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
      • Elon Musk, Walter Isaacson

6. Be Reflective

7. Get Feedback

 

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