Human Resources

WFH: A Crash Course in Remote Workflow for Publishers
March 26, 2020 at 9:23 am

So here we are. Whether by government mandate or executive fiat, at some point in the past few weeks the publication you and your team usually write, edit, produce, market, and distribute from an office landed in your living room. It probably happened suddenly, in many cases with almost no time to prepare. And you…

How to Build Teams while Breaking Organizational Silos
March 24, 2020 at 1:05 pm

People often talk about the need to “break down organizational silos” or “enable more cross-functional collaboration” within a company. Sounds great! But it’s easier said than done. Consultants have spilled a lot of ink debating where analytics, customer data, e-commerce, or user experience functions should ideally live within organizations. I don’t participate in those philosophical debates, nor do I…

Confronting COVID-19: We Need Your Input to Help the Industry Succeed
March 20, 2020 at 8:37 am

While news organizations are on the front lines keeping the public informed during this health crisis, all publishers are coping with threats to revenue stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. During tumultuous times like these, we believe it’s more important than ever for industry leaders to exchange knowledge and discuss solutions to overcome current obstacles.

Coach Approach Leadership: 3 Steps to Make Your Teams More Effective
February 4, 2020 at 8:45 am

I recently received an email with five tips to help my team get their work done on time, all the time. The tips were good: Schedule meetings 10 minutes early, don’t do “one more thing” before you leave, etc. The last tip, “trick your mind,” really hit home. It suggested changing your clocks to run…

Sports Illustrated Staffers Become Latest to Try to Unionize
January 7, 2020 at 10:04 am

The 2019 trend of newsrooms unionizing shows no sign of running out of steam as a new year begins. The latest is Sports Illustrated, with the majority of its staff revealing today that they intend to form a union with the NewsGuild of New York and are demanding voluntary recognition from its new operator, Seattle-based…

How Transformational Leadership Impacts Your Bottom Line
November 18, 2019 at 9:12 am

As a transformational coach in the corporate world, I absolutely love working with companies that are interested in connecting more deeply with their customers. Today’s publishers and media companies are competing for reader’s attention, loyalty, and spend – especially now that so many companies are offering content as part of their value propositions. Publishers are…