Bossing It: Studying Classes with Josh Karpf


Having joined Jukebox in 2020, Josh has been a driving drive in rising the enterprise, serving to to broaden the corporate when it comes to each the providing and purchasers. Previously international model supervisor at Ministry of Sound, Josh brings over 15 years expertise working throughout occasion administration, partnerships, programming, social media and advertising and marketing, having labored with purchasers in each nook of the globe, from boutique occasions to massive capability festivals and unbiased labels to family model names.   

Josh is artistic, passionate and outcomes pushed, with distinctive consideration to element. He has an unrivalled intensive information of the music, leisure and occasions industries and a big international community of trade associated contacts. His personable character has enabled him to construct an distinctive monitor file in consumer relations in addition to main and driving the Jukebox crew as the corporate continues to adapt and evolve to the ever altering trade panorama round it. 

LBB> What was your first expertise of management?

Josh> I used to be concerned in numerous youth actions / teams rising up, each as a child and later as a youth chief, so have been in and round management roles and conditions for nearly so long as I can keep in mind. 

LBB> How did you determine what sort of chief you needed to be – or what sort of chief you didn’t need to be?

Josh> In my youth motion expertise, I labored for, with and alongside folks of all ages, and noticed first hand how completely different folks of various ages managed conditions in a wide range of other ways. I’ve, over time, adopted completely different strategies from folks I’ve labored with and underneath previously. I’ve equally checked out others I’ve labored underneath and seen the kind of chief I positively didn’t need to be and finally, each side of the coin are important and have considerably helped form the kind of chief I’ve turn out to be. 

LBB> What expertise or second gave you your largest lesson in management?

Josh> I couldn’t pinpoint one particular situation. I’ve learnt many classes, each good and unhealthy all through my expertise and nobody is extra essential than the opposite. 

LBB> Do you know you at all times needed to tackle a management function? In that case how did you’re employed in the direction of it and if not, when did you begin realising that you just had it in you?

Josh> I don’t assume I particularly at all times needed to tackle a management function as such, however have at all times been formidable in every thing I do and have at all times strived to climb as far up the ladder as attainable. As my expertise and information throughout the occasions and music industries developed, so did my drive to tackle extra accountability. Given I used to be concerned in management positions from a younger age by my youth motion involvement, I’ve naturally gravitated to management positions and have at all times been comfy main a crew. I’m additionally each meticulous and explicit in the best way I work, so it was inevitable that I might push myself right into a management function to make sure issues are completed the best way I need them to (LOL). 

LBB> In the case of ‘management’ as a talent, how a lot do you assume is a pure a part of character, how a lot may be taught and realized?

Josh> I believe there must be a stage of pure management in your character to be a properly rounded good chief. Sure, good management abilities may be taught and learnt, however studying and implementing aren’t one and the identical. 

LBB> What are the features of management that you just discover most personally difficult? And the way do you’re employed by them?

Josh> The toughest factor I’ve needed to study to do is delegating my workload. It’s a standard theme for folks on the whole to not consider anybody can do one thing nearly as good as you possibly can, however eradicating that concept is important and you need to belief your crew. In the end a part of the accountability of a superb chief is to make sure that your crew have the instruments, means and help required as a way to succeed, permitting the crew chief to delegate with out concern.

LBB> Have you ever ever felt such as you’ve failed while in cost? How did you tackle the difficulty and what did you study from it?

Josh> Sure. We checked out every thing we did and recognized any pitfalls in our strategy, as properly at exterior components that contributed to the failure of the duty and outlined processes to make sure the identical errors wouldn’t be repeated. 

LBB> When it comes to management and openness, what’s your strategy there? Do you assume it’s essential to be clear as attainable within the service of being genuine? Or is there a price in being cautious and thought of?

Josh> Transparency is vital if you wish to get the most effective out of your crew. There’s after all a stage of data that requires cautious consideration however I’m at all times as clear as attainable with my crew. 

LBB> As you developed your management abilities did you’ve a mentor, in that case who have been/are they and what have you ever realized? And on the flip facet, do you mentor any aspiring leaders and the way do you strategy that relationship?

Josh> No I didn’t have a mentor however sure folks all through my skilled profession have left a long-lasting impression in each constructive and detrimental methods. 

LBB> It has been a very difficult couple of years – and that is an understatement. How do you address the accountability of main a crew by such troublesome waters?

Josh> We simply need to preserve transferring ahead. Everybody has been in the identical boat and we’ve simply needed to adapt, continue learning and preserve pushing on. 

LBB> These couple of years have seen the trade confronted with its lack of motion/progress on range and inclusion. As a frontrunner how have you ever handled this?

Josh> Now we have made an lively effort to diversify our workforce and that is completely one thing we are going to proceed to do. We work in a various trade formed by a magnitude of cultures and backgrounds and its very important we champion range wherever attainable. 

LBB> How essential is your organization tradition to the success of what you are promoting? And the way have you ever managed to maintain it alive with workers working remotely in 2020?

Josh> The success of our enterprise is solely formed by our firm tradition. It couldn’t be extra essential. Preserving this alive while working remotely was extraordinarily difficult however with the convenience of communication, now we have been capable of keep our firm tradition all through the hardest interval of any of our existence. 


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