Why are you here?
I have a passion for speaking and combining it with my love of uncovering good stories that make people feel either 5% happier or 5% smarter. It’s like Coca-Cola. It tastes simple but there’s a lot more to making it.
If you had only one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
When have you failed? Describe what happened and what you learned from it.
What's the one accomplishment you're most proud of? Why?
Having the trust of Jim Pattison placed in me to do my best in broadcasting.
What qualities in your co-workers bother you most? Do you appreciate most?
I build teams that require little supervision. I think people produce better work when they can manage eachother and themselves. I do not appreciate people who aren’t happy to produce the work they are in charge of.
How do you take advantage of your strengths? How do you compensate for your weaknesses?
I take a walk and get the work done.
7. If I were to ask your current boss what your greatest strength is, what would he or she tell me?
First to arrive, last to leave.
When 9/11 happened I was…
I was in the sixth grade and up watching television at seven in the morning. While skipping through the channels, I came across CNN that has just reported the story. Since I lived a five minute walk from school, I stayed at home with my Great Grandparents watching on the television what had happened. I saw the second plane hit the tower and was fascinated by what I was seeing. I thought about the people who were inside, what it was like to be there. It was a very vivid memory and one that carried me through the next decade of watching the news. It shaped public and foriegn policy, and led to watching the statue of Sadam Hussein being torn down.
If I were to ask your current boss to tell me one thing you do that drives him crazy what would he tell me?
I’m always thinking about business. My mind never stops, but it makes the business a lot of money so I don’t think anyone is crying the blues over it.
What's one thing you would like to do better? What's your plan for improving?
What changes have you made in working with others to be more effective at work?
Remember their names, always show interest in their lives, and know what their goals are. If you can’t do this, you aren’t promoting success.
What do you think are the most important attributes of successful people? How do you rate yourself in those areas?
Without mentioning names, they love what they do, they are always making deals, they enjoy building and growing, they cannot live without making others happy, and they know who is going to work and who is going to not, and they stick with who is.
12. How do you make decisions?
Instinct is an incredible trait. Its something that you build over a lifet
13. If you were limited to just one person to get advice and help from, which person would you choose? Why?
14. Tell me about a work incident in which you were totally honest, despite a potential risk or downside.
15. What would you do if you made an important business decision and a co-worker challenged it?
16. Describe a crisis you faced at work. What was your role? How did you resolve it? What were the results?
17. Describe a time when you were asked to do something you weren't trained to do. How did you handle it?
18. Describe the boss who would get the very best work from you.
19. What will make you love coming to work here everyday?
20. What would you do if management made a decision you didn't agree with?
21. What is there about this opportunity that most excites you?
22. What's your greatest fear about this opportunity?
23. If you get the job, how could you lose money for me?
24. Assume that you come to work here. One year from now you go home one Friday evening thinking that accepting this job was the best thing you ever did. What happened during the year for you to feel that way?
25. Is there any question I haven't asked you that I should?
Something people may not know about you.
I sat in a group for a Jeff Wall portrait.
What I remember about radio as a kid
What I remember about news a kid
What do you think of Roger Ailes?
Across American news networks, who turns you on?
Is imposter syndrom real?
Most fascinating person you have met.
Who do you owe your start in broadcasting to?
Do you have a dog.
What is your ideology?
Describe your work ethic?
How do you choose what to write or make your focus?
What is important to you?
What turns you off?
What makes you different than 95% of the public?
What makes you like everyone else?
What do you love about the entertainment industry?
What do you not like about the entertainment industry?
What will you attribute your success to?