Chicago Tribune, October 31, 2001
“A month later, the difference in [Brenda] Blonski’s
management style was dramatic.”
The Chicago Tribune selected Brenda Blonski, VP in a high-profile Chicago advertising agency, for a manager coaching process with Mark Holmes. They interviewed Blonski’s employees before and after her coaching.
Employees spoke candidly about the changes they noticed in Blonski’s leadership:
- “I think she’s getting more structured,” Mike Willis said. “She listens a lot better, so we don’t have to go back and try to re-explain an idea or the reason why we did something.”
- “I can sense a difference in how we communicate,” Perry Fair said. “We’ve had some extremely positive conversations. And I feel better about running down the hall and knocking on her door when I need some input.”
- “She’s more complimentary,” Camille Taylor said. “I prefer to work independently, but when I’m ready to show my work, I like praise and appreciation.”
- Other employees said: Blonski listened a lot better, set out her expectations more clearly, organized weekly meetings to check in on and praise each writer and artist more often.