Fred Jacobs: Let's Recognize Linchpins
August 2, 2010 at 5:19 AM (PT)
The person in the corner office often gets the lion's share of attention -- and credit -- at any business, but JACOBS MEDIA Pres. FRED JACOBS blogs this week about people who don't occupy top positions. He writes, "In his recent book, SETH GODIN talks about the importance of employees becoming indispensable to their organizations. He calls them linchpins."
So who, and what are "linchpins?"
JACOBS continues, "GREATER MEDIA VP/Programming BUZZ KNIGHT reminded me the other day, linchpins aren’t just on the air staff, nor are they typically in the corner offices. They don’t usually earn six-figure incomes, nor do CEOs speak about them on investor conference calls. You never read about them in the trades. He singles out one such linchpin -- STEVE FELDMAN of WMMR/PHILADELPHIA."
Linchpins are the people at radio stations -- or any company -- who just make things work better. JACOBS feels these folks deserve some attention -- and credit.
"To celebrate these people," he writes, "we are starting a 'STEVE FELDMAN Linchpin Award' to provide some recognition for these unsung heroes -- the folks who love radio and their stations like STEVE does at GREATER MEDIA/PHILLY."
Check out the full blog here.