Kids say the darnedest things. If you took your son or daughter into your office, what questions might they ask? They would ask the simplest questions about why you do what you do, what each tool does and how you go about each process. Would you have good answers for him or her? We often don’t stop to ask the fundamental questions that would challenge the status quo. We’re too focused on the strategy and the visionary end goal to ask the basics first or to find the waste in what we’re doing. So what would it take to build leaders and an entire organization that thought this way?
Bob Baskerville, Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive
Bob Baskerville Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive Bob Baskerville was named the chief information officer for Scripps Networks Interactive in the fall of 2013, continuing his impressive tenure at the lifestyle me... More View all posts
Bob Baskerville Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive Bob Baskerville was named the chief information officer for Scripps Networks Interactive in the fall of 2013, continuing his impressive tenure at the lifestyle media company. Reporting to executive vice president and chief technology officer, Mark Hale, Baskerville is responsible for overseeing all Digital Operations and Technology, from support and maintenance to solutions and innovation. Before transitioning into this new role, Baskerville served as the chief operating officer of Scripps Networks International, he oversaw day-to-day operations of Scripps Networks Interactive's growing international division which includes network operations and program syndication in Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In his previous position as president of Scripps Emerging Networks, Baskerville directed business strategy, content development and operations of DIY Network and Fine Living Network. Prior to that, he held the position of DIY Network president, where he took the home improvement network from a startup to one of the highest-rated digital networks in all of cable. Baskerville joined Scripps Networks in 1994 as the director of production for the launch of HGTV and then moved over to supervise production for Cinetel Studios. In 1996, he was named vice president of production with Cinetel Studios. He held that title until his appointment to senior vice president of Scripps Productions. Preceding his 23 years at Scripps Networks, Baskerville was director of production at E! Entertainment Television for six years and also worked in various programming and production capacities for Indiana news stations, WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and WTHI-TV in Terre Haute. Baskerville is active in the Knoxville community, sitting on the board of directors for the historic Tennessee Theatre and the Knoxville Bijou Theatre. He is also very involved with the Knoxville Youth Sports Organization. Baskerville is a member of CTAM (Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketers) and is a recent graduate of the CTAM U Program at the Harvard Business School. Less View all posts
Kathy Edwards, Senior Lecturer Department of Management, University of Texas, McCombs Business School
Dr. Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in the Management Department of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught in both the MBA and the Undergraduate Business programs for twelve years. She has also b... More View all posts
Dr. Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in the Management Department of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught in both the MBA and the Undergraduate Business programs for twelve years. She has also been a visiting professor in the MBA program at IMADEC University in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Edwards is the recipient of numerous academic awards including the UT Regents Award for Outstanding Teaching, Texas Exes Teaching Award, McCombs BBA Faculty Honor Roll, and the Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Business. In addition to her work as a faculty member, Dr. Edwards has held HRD leadership positions in business, non-profit and governmental organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. The training and consulting firm she founded just celebrated its 24th year in business. She is the co-author with Dr. Ann Brooks of the book, Consulting in Uncertainty: The Power of Inquiry. Her current research interests include consulting, facilitation and learning in work organizations. Dr. Edwards received her Ph.D. in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from the University of Texas at Austin. Less View all posts