Saturday, July 07, 2007

"Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare." John Dryden

"I've noticed two things about men who get big salaries. They are almost invariably men who, in conversation or in conference, are adaptable. They quickly get the other fellow's view. They are more eager to do this than to express their own ideas. Also, they state their own point of view convincingly." John Hallock

"The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come." Clive S. Lewis

Ran out of week, fast. A whole bunch of things going on and, of course, all at the same time. My thanks to those involved for inviting me to give a talk earlier this week. Asked to "update" A Great General Manager, we produced a very cool, fresh session with playbook and headed it "A Great General Manager: Agenda 2010." Much fun. It rocked. Thank you!

Excited about next week's talk at the Broadcast Management Futures Summit in French Lick. Moderating the HD Radio session and participating in the Lindsay Wood Davis Best Practices event.

Leadership in the creative organization continues to be a very interesting subject. The one factor offering the best return is strong leadership. In my experience either you benefit from having it or you fail to realize potential when not having it.

Claude Hall in the hospital: Mr Vox Jox is at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. George Wilson reports via RDN publisher Larry Shannon that Claude is doing well. Reach out to Claude at 702-733-8800, room 322.

Congrats & cheers: Les Brown, host, and John Hannah, MC, on their Friday salute to programming ace Elroy Smith. Elroy on his fifteen years of making a positive difference in Chicago and in the industry. Radio One on the smart move of engaging Elroy as their Philly OM.

July 7, 1972: Somewhere, today, Dick Bozzi is laughing - in the least - smiling.

Priceless: "Art is a choreography of attention" From the Edward de Bono writing I Am Right, You Are Wrong.

Perhaps the timing is perfect to suggest a "Leadership: Media" gathering. Using the unconference model, lots of interaction from the day of announcement thru the event. Different, really, really different than anything now, or before, on offer. 2008? Just a thought.