“Winning has a price. And leadership has a price. So I pulled people along when they didn’t want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didn’t want to be challenged. And I earned that right … Once you join the team you live at a certain standard that I play the game (at) and I wasn’t going to take anything less … I wanted to win but I wanted them to be a part of it as well.”
That’s Michael Jordan in The Last Dance, available on Netflix.
Who sets the standards at your station?
Who demands nothing less than your best every day when you sit down in your studio?
Making excuses always leads to complacency. Winners don’t make excuses.
Can it start with you? Can you demand the best of yourself every day?
That’s a question for every General Manager, every Program Director, every air “talent” inside your company.
If you don’t have that person in your building, I can point you to the very few I know who are the Michael Jordans of Radio.
But then you have to be willing to learn, humble and secure enough to admit you don’t already know everything you pretend to know.
You up for that?