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The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism education and a strategy center that stands for uncompromising excellence in journalism, media and 21st century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach seminars and workshops at the Insti... more.
Bill Plante Chair In Leadership and Media Integrity
Jill Geisler Leadership , LLC
Vice President of News
UW-Madison School of Business
Advisory Board Member
American Society of News Editors
International Women's Media Foundation
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
leadership and liberal studies
Jill Geisler - JAWS
Jill Geisler - JAWS Join us! Jill Geisler Jill Geisler is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management. She holds the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. Her book "Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know," has been published in English, Portuguese and Korean, with Russian and Chinese versions pending. Jill's popular "What Great Bosses Know" podcasts on iTunes U have enjoyed over 13 million downloads to date. She writes a monthly column on newsroom leadership for The Columbia Journalism Review and is a featured presenter at journalism conferences. Jill's first career was in broadcast journalism as a reporter, producer and anchor. At the age of 27, she became one of the first women TV news directors in the United States. During her leadership, which spanned two decades, her award-winning newsroom was noted for its enterprise reporting and dedication to ethical decision-making. In 1998, she joined the faculty of The Poynter Institute, where she guided its programs for leaders and managers for 16 years. She is known as a master teacher who makes theory come alive by connecting it to real-life leadership challenges and by infusing her interactive sessions with humor and humanity. In 2015, Jill was invited by Loyola's School of Communications to serve as the inaugural Plante Chair, a position she calls "a dream job" that enables her to teach students as well as professionals and engage in extensive outreach on behalf of the University. She is also the principal of Jill Geisler Leadership, LLC, through which she provides leadership and management coaching and consultation to leaders in fields ranging from medicine to technology to education. Jill has been inducted into several journalism halls of fame, including the prestigious Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She was given the "Distinguished Service to Journalism" award by her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. She holds a Bachelors degree in journalism and a Masters in leadership studies. As her guiding philosophy, Jill believes: "The most important thing leaders do is help others succeed."
Our People | Poynter
RTDNF's News Leadership at the Head of the Class is the capstone to our publications, developed by longtime news director, Poynter Institute faculty member and leadership consultant Jill Geisler, one of the most respected trainers in the business.
Her guide is a thourough, detailed manual covering a wide range of issues, including staff communication, employee coaching, developing leadership style, developing operational systems, understanding legal issues, managing difficult people, coaching, creativity, conducting meetings and building newsroom cultures.
Management | Rideau
Jill Geisler, author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know
What are the Top 5 Challenges for Bosses? On the next episode of Real Recognition Radio, Roy Saunderson and S. Max Brown speak with Jill Geisler, author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know. Jill was among the country's first women to lead a major market TV newsroom when she became news director of WITI-TV in Milwaukee in 1978, at the age of 27. Joining the faculty of the Poynter Institute, she now heads the leadership and management programs.
Jill Geisler, Poynter Institute