Lessons to Learn About Business from Pink at the AMAs
While change is definitely needed, too many of us have lost our way and forgotten that, first and foremost, we are communication delivery providers. If we concern ourselves with making sure our clients get out the right message, at the right time, using the right medium to THEIR clients...we’ll be all right.
Share the spotlight and trust your team. Pink’s performance was more like a circus than anything, and she was the ringmaster. The stage was full of activity—all the time. There were dancers everywhere, seeming to all be creating their own routines on the fly. There were flips, trampolines and jumps. There were even skate boarders on ramps flying in back of, in front of, and all around her.
A good portion of time, the cameras weren’t even on Pink as she sang. While the whole extravaganza seemed a random hodgepodge of frenzied activity, it was all carefully choreographed. As she moved throughout the song, Pink joined in with whoever she was around, supporting them. She was the backbone, but her team was the rest. Pink was the one that connected all the dots.
Running a printing company in today’s environment is a not unlike this. We need to orchestrate the whole process and keep everybody together on the central task...but at the same time, let them do their thing, using their expertise. After all, aren’t our companies really nothing other than the people we have in them.
Leave a lasting impression. Overall, the awards were relatively boring. Aside from Pink, I really won’t remember much it after a few days. I’m sure that most people in the audience at the Nokia Center probably feel the same.
But it wasn't enough just for Pink to put on the best performance of the night. Her song ended with streamers, balloons and glitter falling from the ceiling...glitter a lot of the celebrities would be pulling out of their hair well after they left.