(Originally posted on June 3, 2010)
A must-read blog post by Steve Buttry, with lessons that apply to any job anywhere, not just or even particularly in media. The summary:
-Don’t let complaints about the things you can’t control distract you from focusing on what you can control and finishing your job.
-Take responsibility for your work and admit your mistakes.
-Tradition is no excuse for failure to innovate.
A warning to people who aren’t sports fans: The explanation of these three lessons is entirely in the context of sports. However, you don’t have to be a sports fan or even understand the nuances of any one sport to appreciate the points he makes.