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Is It Time To Look For A New Job?

Are you planning to look for a new job but are concerned about your chances during these difficult economic times?  Are you stuck in a job or career that no longer inspires you? It’s time to take a step forward. Since I launched my executive coaching and consulting service, a significant portion of my conversations haveContinue reading “Is It Time To Look For A New Job?”

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Dear Public Broadcasting Colleagues, We are fortunate to work in an amazing industry. I thought about that as I sat and watched journalists win awards at the last Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awards banquet. Despite all of the concerns that local radio is dead or dying, some very creative work was being honored. It came fromContinue reading “All Good Things Must Come To An End”

Keeping Millennials Happy Working For Your Organization

What percentage of your workers were born between 1980 and 1995?  By 2025, Millennials will represent 75% of the working population.   How are you planning to keep them engaged and with your organization?  Or, are you resigned to the fact that they will move on if they can find a job that pays more thanContinue reading “Keeping Millennials Happy Working For Your Organization”

How To Take And Organize Your “Smart Notes”

As a “recovering” journalist I’ve always been a note taker. Prior to discovering Evernote, my notes were largely jammed into file folders that were unsearchable and largely unmanageable. In “How To Take Smart Notes”, Sonke Ahrens walks us through a comprehensive organizational system that works on paper as well as digitally.

Show Leadership Through Your Words and Actions

As a manager, you undoubtedly keep track of how your employees do their work. But don’t forget that the people who report to you are keeping an eye on you too.  They are watching to see how you lead, coach, and do your job.  Consider what behaviors you want to be exhibiting? Go about yourContinue reading “Show Leadership Through Your Words and Actions”

Fundraising During A Pandemic

We are going through an incredible period of disruption. But we will get through it. Yet, we will all need to adapt. We’ve started by “social distancing” and having our employees work from home. But more changes will need to be made. For example, every nonprofit and public media organization is going have to dealContinue reading “Fundraising During A Pandemic”

Successful Grant Writing With Limited Resources

The ‘golden years’ of public media stations quickly grabbing six-figure grants from government and community foundations may be over, but there is still money available to support public media organizations. The problem is that few stations have a staff person focused on researching and writing grants. Plus, all grants should support specific projects. It doesn’tContinue reading “Successful Grant Writing With Limited Resources”