Name: Jose Luis Vazquez Coriano
Title: Promotions Manager
Accomplished and seasoned TV Creative Senior Producer with a wealth of experience in the dynamic realm of television production. A leader and strategic thinker, I bring a track record of successfully overseeing the creative direction and execution of diverse television projects. My expertise lies in translating ideas into compelling visual narratives, ensuring high production values, and fostering collaboration among creative teams. With a keen understanding of industry trends and a passion for storytelling.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Jose's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
As a creative producer, the most challenging aspect of leadership has been harmonizing the boundless energy of creative expression with the practical demands of project management. Nurturing artistic vision while steering it towards tangible and timely fruition requires a delicate dance that constantly pushes the boundaries of innovation within the constraints of production realities.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
The majority of my development as a leader was due to my experiences as a Boy Scout, which exposed me to decision-making environments at an early age. Likewise, the professional development and responsibility demanded by this career provide an additional impetus to approach each day as a leader, always remembering that leadership is about guidance, not imposition.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
In the morning, I always review the mental plan of tasks to accomplish throughout the day. During the morning hours, I actively address all ideas or requests. At noon, I take some time to clear my mind and thoughts. In the afternoon, I follow up on everything pending and prepare the groundwork for a new day. In the evening, I reflect on the day and establish a mental plan for what comes next.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
"Procrastination, when harnessed thoughtfully, can be a quiet catalyst for creative revelations."
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
Think & Grow Rick by Napoleon Hill.
I consistently bear in mind that envisioning yourself as a successful professional serves as a constant reminder of the diligent effort required to achieve it.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Think and act like a leader, and embody leadership qualities, but don't need to announce it.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
In a moment when enthusiasm for contributing to a pro bono campaign for the benefit of a charitable organization was lacking, I made the deliberate choice to undertake the endeavor without any financial burden to others, personally covering the expenses. Despite the prevailing belief that this decision was misguided and economically precarious, it yielded an array of accolades and, consequently, garnered the attention of new clientele.