I was a speaker for the US department of Transportation conference for government employees.
During a session, a leadership speaker suggested, government employees need a lot of motivation. Providing safe, secure, environmentally and financially sustainable transportation services is no easy gig. If you think about it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, transportation professionals are making sure the transit system is on time, safe and reliable to allow passengers to get to where they need to go.
This is a huge commitment to our community. The nuances to make this happens are scheduling shifts, transportation routes, ensuring timely transport and a whole lot more.
Transportation services professionals also go a long way to ensure environmental sustainability, and social equity. Some transportation professionals are school bus drivers, who make sure pupils are transported safely to school on time, a huge relief for parents.
The impact of transportation services is incredible. Every day, millions of people safely get to where they need to go and reduce their environmental impact by taking public transit.
I live in calgary, alberta and it is very difficult to drive downtown for work in rush hour traffic. What should be a 20 minute drive can turn into 1 hour. This throws off schedules, burns a lot of fuel and makes you want to throw yourself under a bus.
Stuck in traffic, you look over and see the smart professionals who are taking the light rail transit system as they speed past everyone else and think, I wish I took public transit.
I was a funny motivational speaker for the transportation conference with the program, Follow Me, I'm Right Behind You. Transportation leaders are looking for a cutting edge inspirational tools about how to manage diverse generations at work.
I will be keynote speaker at another transportation leadership conference next week and will speak about I Love my Job, It's the People I can't Stand. Learn to deal with conflict, see our resources here.