Does an Editor-in-Chief Have to Be a Control Freak?

If an Editor-in-Chief takes responsibility for all aspects of her content creation, can she ever relinquish control?

People want control when they’re emotionally attached to outcomes; they want a final result to align with their preferences and therefore (desperately) attempt to shape a situation in their favor.

However, do strict preferences create the most productive work environment and maximize your chances of creating your best work? I argue they don’t.

In this 10-minute episode, I discuss:

  • Why a foundational philosophy can enhance your content strategy
  • Why smart decisions are more productive than goals
  • How to focus on your work ethic rather than final outcomes

The Show Notes