Radio Ink’s 30 Best Managers in Radio list for 2019 is out and our own Ami Graham, Market Manager from Lincoln, Nebraska made the exclusive list. According to Radio Ink, the managers named “have distinguished themselves as outstanding leaders who inspire their teams to strive for exceptionalism.”
Radio Ink asked Ami and the other 29, what it takes to be a successful manager today, their expectations from their team, how they spot the next great leader, and what makes them so successful. Here are some excerpts from Ami’s interview:
When asked about how her team reacts to adversity and adapted to change Ami commented, “Just as with every workplace there are ups and downs, but when you see your team fighting to overcome challenges in the tough times, you know you have something special.” Amy goes on saying, “I will work hard to help them achieve their goals. You have to be available and open to brainstorming and talking about solutions as soon as you can. Employees need to know they are heard.”
Ami is constantly thinking out how to improve the brand to make certain all the pieces fit together to be successful so employees, advertisers and listeners benefit.
Ami said when asked about what makes her successful, “The to-do list for a market manager will always be long, but many projects will never be completed without the right people on your team. Put the right people in the right positions, and work hard to create a positive atmosphere where enthusiasm and team work are encouraged every day.”