You wouldn’t think that an academic book on grand strategy would have many lessons for managers. But John Lewis Gaddis’ On Grand Strategy does. He is a Pulitzer prize winning academic at Yale. He weaves a strong story with history and analysis. There are many points of interest but I want to focus on three
Create a shortlist of priorities. And perhaps have a look at our Time Management course.
Centralised content generation – or creating a hub for many publications to generate content – is on top of the agenda for many content generators. It’s been in operation for many years in some publishers for other functions and it’s time to take hard look at why it works and does not work. Functional or
Here’s another thought about managing and reporting up and down to go with my top 10 tips of last week: When reporting up or down tell people what you’ve got, not what you’ve done. So many people report up by telling people what they’ve done rather than what they have achieved. We don’t want the
Here’s my top tips for reporting up and down. Reporting up: you and your team may seem like just a cost centre to those you report to, and any request for additional funds or other resources may seem to them a reduction in profits. And those above you may come from a different backgound from
So, farewell Bob Heller, aged 80. Bob made journalism about business, particularly management, into a real “profession”. He was the founder editor of Management Today. A prolific and clear writer. And a recruiter of talent. Among the talent he recruited was Nick Newman, now plying his trade as a great cartoonist and as a satirist.
Mark Frith has been appointed editorial director at Bauer. He will oversee Grazia, FHM, Zoo, Yours, Top Sante and Empire. He left Time Out in the summer after a stint of two years. Directing not editing Moulding a magazine is one thing, offering “strategic vision and support for the editors and publishers across the whole
#16 Managing creative people – don’t mix types of meeting. Make it clear what type of meeting it is and chair it accordingly. See more top tips here.
#1 Look after your own motivation and insist others look after theirs… For more top tips go to http://contentetc.com/free-top-tips-and-quizzes