Who Killed Channel 9? is one of the easiest reads I have encountered for a long time. Gerald Stone’s journalistic skills come to the fore in this page turner. He details Channel 9’s demise as a leading TV station & immense cash cow for Kerry Packer’s business interests.
Stone gives us insider information whilst analysing what went wrong. It contains some interesting insights into leadership issues, especially the issue of focus.
Leaders need to constantly re-orient themselves to their true north, answering the questions what are we doing & why are we doing it?
This can only happen when a leader takes time away from the hustle & bustle to reflect on these questions & regain focus.
Reflection is a skill developed over time but never occurs until a leader is prepared to be alone with their thoughts.