In an end-of-year note to staff, Weather Channel president David Clark encourages employees to enjoy the holidays and rest up for next year: “If you come back in January prepared to bring it, 2014 will be our year.”
“It has been an incredible and fascinating year in weather, as well as at the network,” Clark writes. “The result of your hard work is that we have never been better positioned for growth than we are right now.”
The full note is after the jump.
With the important qualifier that many of our colleagues will be hard at work over the holidays, for which we all extend our gratitude, my wish for everyone at The Weather Channel is that you take advantage of this special time of year to be truly present for the people that matter most. And that you use this time to reflect and recharge. Read some books, watch some TED talks, take long walks, get some you time. However you best disconnect from the noise. It is so important.
This has been a transformational year for us in TV. At times chaotic and messy, and at times hilariously fun. It has been an incredible and fascinating year in weather, as well as at the network. The result of your hard work is that we have never been better positioned for growth than we are right now. That is no small thing. I’m particularly grateful to be working with this unique and talented group of people, and I know from you that I’m hardly alone in that.
As you think ahead to 2014, please think about how you intend to bring your leadership to the table next year. The key to our success is creating an organization consisting of courageous leaders, in every position, each pushing us formally or informally to be better and bolder than we were in 2013.
If you come back in January prepared to bring it, 2014 will be our year.