Women Make The Best Bus Drivers

I love watching people. I’m not talking about stocking here – just watching. People are facinating. You gotta wonder some times what motivated them to do what they do. How they talk, walk and act. What makes people act that way? What compelled them to dress that way? And based on my observation – women are much better at jobs that require dealing with the public. Generally speaking women seem to have better social skills. They seem to smile more, interact with others more and have a pleasant outlook on life more.

Have you taken public transit lately? I take the bus quite often and it just seems to me that women bus drivers are more likely to greet you with a smile and a pleasant hello – as opposed to a male bus driver who barely acknowledges you at all.

Working with the public – isn’t for everyone – I get that.  But if you aren’t happy doing what you do – do yourself and everyone else a favor and pick an alternative career – because you aren’t going to be all you should be with this one. At least learn to act like you’re glad to see me. Hey – That’s all I’m sayin.

Why Your Next Board Member Should Be A Woman? | Share on LinkedIn

Move over gents there’s a new leader in town. According to research conducted by – The Centre for Women’s Business – 10.1 Million firms are owned by women – employing more than 13 Million people. The total number of sales generated by firms owned by women topped 1.1 Trillion dollars back in 2008. (These are American numbers but women are outpacing men in starting small businesses here in Canada as well)

Mary Matalin, former Counselor to President George W. Bush and V.P. Cheney may have said it best – “Women around the World are rewriting history at a ferocious pace with or without man’s permission”.  After all it could be said that men aren’t doing such a great job managing things lately.

Great article well worth the read. Enjoy đŸ™‚ Stay Focused

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What Women Want in Their Leaders – Athena Vongalis-Macrow and Andrea Gallant – Harvard Business Review

How do you choose who you want to follow? What traits do you look for in your leaders? When you think of a leader that you admire – what is it about their style that you identify with? We may not all want to lead – but we do get a say in who we’ll follow.

What Women Want in Their Leaders – Athena Vongalis-Macrow and Andrea Gallant – Harvard Business Review.