Hi fellows, I wanted to welcome you in 2016. Hopefully you have survived all the holiday stress, the good food, the sometimes stressful family gatherings. And perhaps you have also taken your New Year’s resolutions into mind and into heart.
I have done my homework – not fully, but most part of it.
25 episodes done; half of a year. Time for making a review. What has gone fine? What has gone wrong? Where is the direction? What was the feedback? Am I still on course?
These questions came into my mind during the last two weeks.
Today’s episode is about all that. And about the next steps of this podcast. About its future and the direction. About details and then big picture.
Stay with me and see what’s in for you.
Essential Answers Provided In This Episode For:
What do the statistics say about the MES-podcast?
25 episodes published. 9 episodes with technically related content, like Embedded Systems or similar. 13 episode with leadership or managing content, like Virtual Teams, Task-Forcing, etc. 3 episode not classifyable containing more general topics.
Which problem do I face with this situation?
First, I see the problem that I’m doing two different things under the hood of one. Technial and non-technical stuff is combined into one podcast, however the distinct episodes are either the one or the other. This results in a lack of direction, clarity and focus.
However I believe that both attitudes are tightly connected. Especially if you’re working within a technical environment.
Second, I see a problem in addressing the podcast to potential interview guest. The mixture is hardly understood. People like the separation and the clear distinction. Interview guest wanted to know details about the audience. This is a major part of attracting them.
How will I proceed?
I will launch an additional podcast. A podcast designed to:
- support decision makers by tools and details to evaluate and clarify situations;
- support leaders in their daily practice and upcoming challenges like Virtual Teams;
- support managers in finding balance and the right push for stuck projects.
In parallel I will continue the Mastering Embedded Systems podcast.
What will be the name of the new podcast?
Huuh, that’s a weak point yet. I have not found a really handy name. I currently get stuck with:
- The Guidepost Podcast – find clarity and direction in business and management
- The Guidepost – the podcast for decision makers
If you have a name or phrase in mind, do not hesitate, pass it to me.
How often will the podcasts be published?
The Mastering Embedded Systems podcast will be released on demand. It will be mainly driven by interviews and other interesting items like conferences. The schedule is not fixed.
The New podcast (the one without a name yet), will be released every second week. It will be based on solo episodes and interviews.
I am interested in interview guests for both podcasts. If you find yourself able to tell the audience news, information and other topics, do not hesitate and drop me a note.
And much much more.
Selected Links and Resources From This Episode
- The Art of Charm – Military Education
- People and Project Management Podcast by Andy Kaufman
- Project Management Podcast