September 21, 2016

40 Better Hours is a Poynter project dedicated to improving your workweek. This is the third day of the weeklong series.

Change is a constant in journalism and other information industries. That can be a daunting reality, especially when you’re responsible for helping teams make sense of shifting priorities and directives. Rob King, senior vice president of SportsCenter and news at ESPN, has plenty of experience doing just that.

In today’s video, King shares his perspectives and tips on how to successfully lead in times of uncertainty, including an anecdote about his breakthrough shift in mindset about managing change. King is also a member of Poynter’s Board of Trustees.

Looking for additional advice on how to lead through change? We’ve got you covered:

We’re halfway through 40 Better Hours week and we’d love to hear your thoughts. How’s it going? Which topic(s) have been most helpful? Would you like to see more training like this from us? Share your feedback on Twitter using #40BetterHours, or email us at

Last but not least, don’t forget to join King in a Facebook Q&A at 1 p.m. Eastern. See you then!

40 Better Hours is Poynter’s first crowdfunded project. It was made possible by the generous support of Ruth Ann Harnisch and dozens of other supporters.

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Poynter coworkers Katie Hawkins-Gaar and Ren LaForme combined efforts to launch 40 Better Hours, a project to improve newsroom culture in small but meaningful ways.…
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