What is your ECD’s best attribute? What is their worst?

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The best ones don’t settle for mediocrity. Good enough is not ok.

The worst ones are those who appear nice and care more about being popular.

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If you see Jonny football hero in the hall, tell him he played a great game. Tell him you liked his article in the newspaper.

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Best is probably that he praises people in public when they deliver good work.

Worst I would say immense indecisiveness in pitches/projects and not creating the right opportunities for their creatives.

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I'd say the former is almost table stakes for any leader and manager. So they kinda fail in the most critical duties.

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The best ECDs can see the big picture rather than whatever is front of them at that moment.

The worst ones pick every fight there is to pick and has never heard of the phrase "choose your battles."

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Best attribute: sense of humor

Worst attribute: at my expense

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The best one doesn’t try to be nice or my friend, is decisive, makes the work better and is good with clients. (The only problem is that he’s on the most difficult clients.)

The worst one wants to be nice but is indecisive because he thinks creatives can’t take rejection. (Admittedly, a lot of them can’t. The work suffers because of it. He doesn’t know I don’t need a friend but a boss.

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When he’s engaged he has great thoughts. But ultimately he’s a yes-man who rolls over to the whims of his superiors very easily.

It’s easy to see both that 1. He used to be a thing and 2. Now he serves from the top down, rather than from the work up

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Sucks at ping pong.

Won’t give up on beating me at ping pong.

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Places still have ping pong tables? Get out of there.

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Pro: Those who credit the whole team in success

Con: those who can’t stop tinkering with good work and eventually steer it off-course

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Worst: playing favorites. Best: (when they have it) years of experience in taste so they are a reliable soundboard/ critic.

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Best: listening and empowering the team to go with their gut
Worst: indecisive spirals of “can we push this”

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Laser-like sense of how to take an decent idea and give it a brilliant twist / name / media partnership, and do it all while making you still feel like it’s yours.

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She’s amazing, supportive and helps us succeed. She invests herself in our career growth and champions us and our ideas. She also protects us from the toxic new ceo she reports to.

Her worst is that she tries to hide and cover for the toxicity and insanity of our new ceo and thinks we don’t know. She covers for her and acts like she doesn’t mind when the toxic ceo diminishes and undervalues her. Makes us all mad.

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The best is they advocate for my partner and I for being in meetings, promotions, leadership opportunities etc.
The worst is they’re so busy so once they get on to the project it can be a little bit of a harder pivot than if they had input earlier on.

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Best: Extremely creative, fresh ideas
Worst: Disorganized, late

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Of course. I think anyone within creative who reads “disorganized & late” knows the woes of creative operations & is able to see with that lens.

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They always pose for photos with their arms folded

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