Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #501: Givers and Takers

Recently, my brilliant friend and associate John Frost wrote a column that struck gold.  While he was specifically addressing Contemporary Christian Music stations, I believe his points resonate with every format.  Here’s part of what John said:

When you think about the people that have had the greatest influence on your life, I reckon you’d say they were GIVERS. Continue reading

Frost Advisory #647 – Let’s Celebrate What We Value: A New Year’s Resolution

I reckon’ the beginning of a new year is a good time to consider how we internalize the values in our organizations.

Andy Stanley suggests, “Just start celebrating what you value. People will value what you celebrate, and they will celebrate what you value.”

I’ve recently been reading “Breakfast with Fred,” the conversations and ideas of Fred Smith, Sr., a mentor for many leaders such as Zig Ziglar, Philip Yancey, John Maxwell and my friend Steve Brown.

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Frost Advisory #646 – New Year’s Resolution: A Flag In The Ground

If you’ve been reading my Frost Advisories these last 646 weeks you probably know that I believe it is important that a station demonstrate its “Beliefs and Values” position in a meaningful way. It is what I call “putting your flag in the ground.” Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did that to symbolize that America was first on the moon. And we’ve never forgotten it.

The first Christian music station I ever launched over 20 years ago was in Jacksonville, Florida. It was called “The Promise.” Now in its third incarnation that station still regularly recites its flag in the ground: “The Promise promise.”

You may think that what I share next is about “The Free Press.” Well, it’s not. But it is.

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