Dear Christian Radio,Appreciation…it’s a basic need. According to Steven Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", “Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival—to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated.”  Understanding...

Dear Christian Radio,Comfortable kills.  The victims of comfort include: mission, vision, morale, and the future.  Lose those, and you lose the ability to effectively grow your organization.  Furthermore, your team members will stop dreaming and, ultimately, wither under the influence of complacency.So, when is the...

Dear Christian Radio,Easy never changed the world.  That’s why we are challenging Christian Radio to do hard things.  In our series #ENCW: The Next Steps we presented five questions that every station, its leadership, and staff should begin asking one another.  Last week, to begin...

Dear Christian Radio,PAR became complacent.  We did the same things, the same way, year after year.  Nothing changed.  Scratch that.  That’s not true.  Things did change.  Morale went down.  Nobody wanted to work here.  We were not an appealing place to work.  Those who did...

Dear Christian Radio,You’re back home after a few days in south Florida attending CMB’s Momentum conference.  You got to see old friends, make new ones, sweat, hear some amazing speakers, sweat some more, grab one or two great ideas to implement, sweat even more and...

Dear Christian Radio,Easy Never Changed The World.We’re all busy. One of the biggest dangers in our society is the appearance that productivity is better than relationship. In reality, healthy relationships drive productivity. In the workplace — around your radio station, in your office, in and...

Winning is important. Jack Welch is a hero of mine. The iconic leader of GE is a legend in leadership / management circles. His practical advice on the use of candor, motivating the top 20% of your workforce, and removing the person who “poisons the well” have all become...

The past 90 days have been a whirlwind of information, change, and learning the new role of GM. Lessons have been learned the hard way, through failure. Wins have also been experienced by hitting our fundraising goal. Unity within the team and drive to grow...