Steve Jobs on Management

In his own words…


If you want to hire great people and have them stay working for you, you have to let them make a lot of decisions and you have to be run by ideas, not heirarchy.

The best ideas have to win! Otherwise good people don’t stay.”

Does this sound like your company?

Do you think Clear Channel, or Cumulus — any of the large, consolidated radio companies — would encourage GMs or PDs from their smallest markets to challenge the ideas coming from the top?

They don’t even have GMs and PDs in many of their smallest markets after last week…

If you work for one of those companies, can you give us one good example of an idea that came from the lowest-rung employee that changed a decision made at the uppermost-rung of the ladder, an idea that ended up changing the whole company?

Are you willing to try a new model, in even one market, to see if this could make your company better?

If not, what does that say about you, and about the people working for you?