Archives For Inspiration

2009-4559“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men and women to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Radio Is A Creative Endeavor

January 14, 2016


How much of your day is dedicated to working on creativity? New ideas that can breathe life back into radio are awaiting you and your team. Schedule time everyday with the creative people on your staff to conceive these new ideas. If you need help “fleshing out” new and creative ideas please reach out to me.


Sixty years ago today, on January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot and four of his friends are killed by a tribe of Auca Indians in Ecuador. I encourage you to read Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot and watch the movie called End of the Spear. Two great ways to examine a life well spent and keep your focus on what’s important in 2016.


When learning something new I try to share it with a friend or coworker. This helps me retain the new information and hopefully adds value to others. What have you learned today?


The Crimson Tide is my second favorite football team behind UGA. Okay, they are my third because I do like Auburn. This season they are the only team I can still pull for in the hunt for the championship. Regardless of whether you like Alabama or not, there’s no denying that the teams success is traceable to coach Saban’s leadership. Monte Burke who wrote “Saban: The Making Of A Coach,” shares the top 9 leadership lessons he observed about Nick while writing the book. The story behind #5 is quite humorous.


One way to survive tough times is to realize how much you are going to learn and change for the better as you go through the difficulties. Which of the 9 things no one told you about difficult times has proven true in your life? Number 2 and 7 resonate with me.


When people share stories that depict the indomitably of the human spirit – overcoming the physical and mental challenge of climbing Mount Everest, surviving in a war-torn country, conquering a potentially fatal illness – listeners and admirers can’t help but wonder two things: “Where did they get the strength to endure and fight?” and “If I were in their shoes, how could I have coped?” – See more about facing adversity and thriving in spite of it in this post by Douglas E. Castle.