Hello. I'm David. and I'm new here. I have a problem that I really need some advice on.
Firstly, just like to thank the chaps MrA and MrH for the fine podcasts. I have been really enjoying them on my 1hr drive to and from work.
I work at a small weekly newspaper and run the picture desk. I have been listening to MT for a while now and have been a consumer of management books in the 4 years that I have had the 'big chair' I love my job and think I do it really well.
I have already listened to the DIS but not got C . I guess I am very much an I and a bit D. My Editor is, I think a deffinate D! A really nice guy but boy, does he move fast. lots of instant decision making and 1 sentence Q&A's he is based over 3 offices and we rareley see him.
Now, my problem is the following.
We are on the cusp of a big change in the way we work. I have already instigated and driven a big move into multimedia which has been pretty succesfull despite a lack of promotion. I've done it all from start to where we are now, running smoothly. The workload on the team has incresed significantly as we aquire new skills.
(If you want to see our stuff please cruise over to www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk and click on the 'photographs' banner on the right hand side.)
I realise that he will only contact me if the world is about to end but I really need to get some feedback. I've had a ' great stuff' after the first 2 shows went online.(dec) i have emailed as we put new work up and comented on hard work from the team. nada back.
So, The new game is, he wants video content. A REALLY big step for us. IT are buying the kit and thats about all I know. Its going to fall to me to get it going and I am cool with that.
The so far 3 scheduled meetings I requested to get a breifing, have come and gone with no meeting. Today, no notification of cancellation. I know this happens and has happened often in the past. Busy man but... it really is getting on my nerves.
(alot of chat but here is the question) at last......
Shut up. Get a grip and wait for him to be ready?
Say how dissapointed I am at the lack of comms?
express my need for more regular (any) feedback?
say how demotivated I am becoming at this lack of stroking?
I would really appreciate any comments you can make.
Thanks in advance.