Leader's Circle
Leader's Circle
Leader's Circle
Leader's Circle


Welcome to the Leader's Circle. A page dedicated to giving you leadership insights and general food for thought to help you succeed in your career. Be sure to come back often to gain more insight and inspiration from our leaders and subject matter experts.



Positive Change Starts with a Conversation
Jordan Wertlieb

Positive Change Starts with a Conversation
Hearst Television President and NAB Board Chair Jordan Wertlieb (BLT 2003) shares how the power of conversation can spark positive change for our industry and our country. .
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#Leadership Labs Episode 15
Markel Hawkins

Graduate Spotlight: Markel Hawkins (TAP 2019)
Catch up with Technology Apprenticeship Program alumni Markel Hawkins (TAP 2019) and read his message to the aspiring engineers and technologists entering the broadcasting industry.
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#Leadership Labs Episode 15
Jeanine Turner

EPISODE 15: One Tip for Giving a Great Presentation
Georgetown University Associate Professor Jeanine Turner returns to #LeadershipLabs to provide you with one helpful tip as you prepare your presentation and identify ways to keep your audience engaged.
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#Leadership Labs Episode 14
Robert J. Bies, Ph.D., Georgetown University

EPISODE 14: DELIVERING BAD NEWS
With over 25 years of research, Dr. Robert Bies will walk you through the three phases of interrelated activities to ensure you approach these difficult conversations in the right manner and ensure you are back on track following the discussion.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 13
Leadership Labs Episode 8

EPISODE 13: SEEING THE BIG PICTURE OF YOUR CHANGE STRATEGY
Hear from Melissa Jezior, president and CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting, on how you can ensure your change strategy is synchronized with overall change adoption and employee morale.
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BUILDING UP COMMUNITIES THROUGH SERVICE
Bonneville International

Bonneville International President and NAB Leadership Foundation Board Chairman Darrell Brown shares the many ways Bonneville stations are promoting community service and building up communities during these unprecedented times.
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GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT: AMBER KEY (MSA 2016)
Amber Key

Amber Key (MSA 2016) talks about her experience at the 2017 Celebration of America Awards and what this ceremony means to her. Don't miss the reminder these awards serve for our industry.
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GRAY TELEVISION'S INVESTIGATETV COVID-19 TRACKER
Gray Television

Earlier this year, Gray Television's national investigative team, InvestigateTV, designed, developed and deployed a series of coronavirus data analysis tools collectively called The COVID-19 Tracker. These tools have more than 11 million views and caught the attention of leading experts.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 12
Leadership Labs Episode 8

EPISODE 12: THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAMS TO YOUR CHANGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
With 1/5 of employees reporting that teams respond enthusiastically to change, hear how your organization can develop a change strategy that is effective and gets all key players excited and involved.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 11
Leadership Labs Episode 8

EPISODE 11: DEVELOPING A CHANGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
In this episode, Eagle Hill Consulting CEO and founder Melissa Jezior talks with one of Eagle Hill’s change practitioners, Lauren Anderson, about what organizations should consider when they develop a change strategy, including some common mistakes to avoid.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 10
Leadership Labs Episode 10

EPISODE 10: EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP MODEL PART III: LEADING YOURSELF, OTHERS AND AN ORGANIZATION
Find out how you can master this effective leadership model and lead yourself, others and your organization to ultimate success!
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 9
Leadership Labs Episode 9

EPISODE 9: EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP MODEL PART II: LEADING OTHERS
Learn the signs that show you are effectively leading and managing your team and organization while also leading your business to success.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 8
Leadership Labs Episode 8

EPISODE 8: EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP MODEL: PART I: LEADING YOURSELF
Hear about what you should focus on as you navigate your leadership approach and the four most important things to consider if you want to become a more successful leader.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 7
Leadership Labs Episode 7

EPISODE 7 PART III: MINDFUL LEADERSHIP:COGNITIVIE DIVERSITY
As a mindful leader cognitive diversity is the third and final strategy to uphold.
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Graduate Spotlight:
Connor Crookshank
Connor Crookshank

Hear from Technology Apprenticeship Program graduate Connor Crookshank (TAP 2019) on how his local Alaska station has been pivoting to Zoom meetings and his note to aspiring broadcast engineers during this time.
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A Letter to My Friends in Broadcasting
Kelly Orchard

BLT Graduate Kelly Orchard shares an open letter to the broadcasting community with some tips and suggestions on how to work from home and handle your mental health during this time.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 6
Leadership Labs Episode 6

EPISODE 6 PART III: RESILIENCE
In Part III of the Mindful Leadership series, Gaurav Bhalla explains the necessity for resilience when your initial anticipation strategy fails and what to consider for your team as you build out your resilience framework.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 5
Leadership Labs Episode 5

EPISODE 5 PART II: MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: ANTICIPATION
This is the second episode of the Mindful Leadership: Maximizing Performance in Unexpected Complexities miniseries highlighting the important approaches, strategies and practices mindful leaders take to lead, manage and save their organizations from unexpected complexities.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 4
Leadership Labs Episode 4

EPISODE 4 PART I: MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: MAXIMIZING PERFORMANCE IN UNEXPECTED COMPLEXITIES
This is the first episode of the six-part Mindful Leadership: Maximizing Performance in Unexpected Complexities miniseries highlighting the important approaches, strategies and practices mindful leaders take to lead, manage and save their organizations from unexpected complexities.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 3
Leadership Labs Episode 3

EPISODE 3: FINANCE VS. ACCOUNTING
In this episode, financial expert Joe Knight will cover the difference between accounting and finance.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 2
Leadership Labs Episode 2

EPISODE 2: NAVIGATING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Difficult conversations aren't a fun part of the job, but they are something every manager, leader or business owner must hold from time to time.
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#Leadershiplabs Episode 1
Leadership Labs Episode 1

EPISODE 1: NAVIGATING CHANGE: IDENTIFY THE RIGHT TEAM
Change is something we say we want but change management can be difficult to navigate.
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THE POWER OF RESILIENCE
Michelle Duke

Read from NAB Leadership President Michelle Duke on using the power of resilience during this unknonwn times.
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Graduate Spotlight:
Kameron James
Graduate Spotlight: Kameron James

Catch up with Media Sales Academy graduate Kameron James (MSA 2017) as she talks about how to reach young audiences, what she attributes her success to and her vision for keeping radio alive for future generations.
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Participant Spotlight:
Jordyn McNeil
Participant Spotlight: Jordyn McNeil

Hear from MSA student Jordyn McNeil on his passion, goals and reason for pursuing a career in media sales.
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Welcome to The Lead!
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NAB Leadership Foundation President, Michelle Duke, highlights all the exciting happenings at the Foundation and challenges you to consider where your future is headed.
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Building your Personal Brand
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Broadcast Leadership Training Graduate, Lori Flowers, provides five quick tips on how to build your personal brand and distinguish yourself from your competition. Are you making a lasting impression?
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Graduate Spotlight:
Sean Plater
Graduate Spotlight

We asked, Sean Plater (BLT 2017 ) answered. See what Sean claims as his keys to success, how his WHUR team partners with Howard to attract new talent and what his vision for the future of this industry look like in our new Graduate Spotlight.
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Participant Spotlight:
Abigail Gordon
First Time Managers Series

Meet Media Sales Scholar, Abigail Gordon, to learn why she wants to enter the field of Media Sales and may be your next sales superstar.
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