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 failure. Recently though, I had a moment of realization. I have been working on a project that has seen me spending time with people who have achieved peak performance; entrepreneurs, business leaders, content creators and more. I was in search of their success stories, and most importantly what their journeys had taught them about success.
As I studied these success stories and compiled hours of research, I had one of those lightbulb moments, and now see with inexplicable clarity that success and failure live adjacent to one another. Success and failure are - if you like - neighbors. They are not distant relatives living far apart as I had previously perceived them to be. They are side by side, living on either side of life's little white picket fence.
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 ...
October 11, 2016'Wait. I Am A Genius? No Way!' Finding Your Circle Of Genius
Everyone has genius in them. You just have to know how to uncover it. When you do unlock your inner genius you will be amazed at what you are capable of achieving and how fulfilled you'll be as you advance your career. Genius is different for everyone. Your inner ...