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Midweek Motivator

The Midweek Motivator – About Face

In late 2007 global companies were watching a developing crisis. Sitting in a hotel room in Hawaii ostensibly on a family vacation, the cold arithmetic was undeniable. Howard Schultz found […]

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The Midweek Motivator – The Perfectionist in 4-C

I’m boarding my Delta flight out of Atlanta, heading home from a mission. I’m putting stuff away in 4-D when a shadow blocks the sunlight pouring through the cabin windows. […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Conquering Fatigue

Life is a forced march through a series of career and family eras. As opposed to a continuous unbroken chain of events, for most of us, it’s a sine-wave of […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Content (Siriusly)

It’s ironic; in their early business plan Sirius and XM pitched everything on one toss: a zillion channels of music and talk show fulfillment. Circa 2000 their very early vision […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Bravado and Miscalculation

If you knew you had a one-in-three chance of succeeding with a competitive attack, would you still launch it? There are no empirical formulas for calculating the percentage of how […]

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The Midweek Motivator – The Fog Of Measurement

“It would be wrong to play a very popular song if it didn’t fit the station’s brand. You have to weigh long-term decline against a short term ratings gain.” Jon Coleman  […]

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The Midweek Motivator – To The Program Directors

If you missed the NAB you missed a typically strong “Dallas conference;” not simply the official agenda but those off-moments where people find commonality, many recognizing a resurgence of energy […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Format Challenges/NAB Week

There’s no place more fitting than Dallas for an NAB; especially in this competitive moment with a lot on the line for someone charged with their station’s success (meaning any […]

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The Midweek Motivator – Complacency

Each Success Only Buys A Ticket To A More Difficult Challenge So many opportunities, so much competition in any field of recognized endeavor ultimately leads us to the proverbial fork in […]

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Building A Franchise

In the heat of the NFL championship run we gain insight as to how winning teams are built. The parallels to Radio are obvious and adaptable if you’re interested. Radio […]

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