January 18, 2017The Individual Is Out. The Collective Is In.
I had dinner with a colleague this week. As you would expect between acquaintances working in the same industry, our conversation touched on our current work-related experiences; our challenges, our hopes and our fears for the year ahead. My friend offered a reoccurring theme as they recounted their current situation; a boss that lovescontrol. A boss comfortable issuing directives, orders and instructions. A boss that loves to put their stamp on every last detail. A boss that favors their ideas over the ideas of others; they're the boss, so they surely have the best ideas! A boss that always has the final word. A boss that takes the credit and doesn't share the perks. A boss that ultimately diminishes the contributions of those around them.
January 10, 2017Misunderstood: The Relationship Between Success And Failure?
My understanding of success and failure has been wrong. For as long as I can remember, my beliefs about success and failure have been inaccurate... or at the very least incomplete. I have been living with a huge misconception about the relationship between success and ...
January 3, 2017A Year Of Experimentation
This is your invite to 2017; the year of experimentation. As we start the New Year, lots of people get caught up in the excitement of proclaiming resolutions for the year ahead. I have always sucked at sticking to them! So, instead of a resolution this year I have ...
December 13, 2016What Does Tomorrow's Winning PD Look Like?
I had the fortune of talking to a group of aspiring leaders, coaches and content creators while on a recent trip in Europe. I had been given a brief that was equal parts simple and refreshing. The executive team had made the observation that we ('we' being the radio ...
December 6, 2016Perseverance Separates Winners From Losers
Perseverance is something all winners have. It's not the ingredient that guarantees their success but without it there is no success. Perseverance is the energy that propels winners forward. You will not find success without possessing a high level of ...
November 29, 2016Good Book Or Bad Book? Celebrate Or Commiserate?
I've never become comfortable around ratings releases. After nearly two decades I thought I would have acclimatized just a little, but no. I start feeling anxious days ahead of the release. I often don't sleep well - if at all - in the days leading up to ratings. An ...
November 22, 2016Leadership Lessons From Sir Winston Churchill
Have you been watching The Crown on Netflix? The show chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II and two things make this show special; it is rumored to be the most expensive TV series ever made and secondly, the acting is exceptional; John Lithgow's Sir Winston ...
November 1, 2016Coaching = No Judgement
I'm often asked what the greatest mistake I see during concept sessions is. The answer is judgment. Judgement has no place in coaching. I find it interesting how some managers wear their job title like it's a badge - a badge that allows them to make assumptions and ...
October 25, 2016What To Do When The Ratings Don't Go Your Way
It's that time of the year when programmers begin to start sweating the results of the Fall ratings. The results aren't that far away now. Some PDs are already worrying about the trends they're seeing in the PPM and others in diary markets are beginning to accept ...
October 18, 2016Coaching, Let's Keep It Quick!
Quickly fix the problem yourself or invest in developing the skills and knowledge of your team? It's hard - as a manager - to resist the urge to 'just fix it already.' However, coaching has a remarkably positive impact on both performance and culture. Coaching is ...