David Bishop (FMR President of Sony & MGM) talks about The Art Of Leadership on The Bennie Randall Show
David Bishop is compassionately committed to turning executives into effective leaders. With nearly four decades of experience training emerging and experienced business people, David has developed unique neuroscience-based methodologies that are proven to turn obstacles into opportunities and foster success to a variety of businesses.
Whether coaching executives or implementing media strategies within an organization, David equips his clients with techniques for the current and future confluence of markets, technology and business systems. Whatever the commercial climate, David guides his clients with confidence, intention, and ease, attributable to his own meditation practice, which he’s been doing for over 40 years.
From the business field to the playing field, whether coaching executives or little league, David is all about instilling the importance of teamwork, establishing life lessons and rewarding individual accomplishments within group successes.
With a keen eye, sharp mind and deep intuition, David brings integrity to organizational decision-making and strategy, and, above all, limitless innovation, always bearing in mind one of his favorite presidential quotes: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” – John F. Kennedy
Paving the Path By Disrupting the Media IndustryDavid is recognized as a prolific powerhouse for consumer product launches and as a go-to digital media figurehead. With an impressive track record of leading corporations to exponential revenue growth, David has served as President to both Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment.
During his tenure at Sony, David used his savvy and skills to successfully take the industry lead in the launch and marketing of both Blu Ray and digital distribution market platforms, contributing to over $20 billion in gross revenues for Sony Pictures, even during the recession and the decline of DVD markets. David and his team also earned several accolades for providing best customer service for Amazon and Walmart.
As President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Home Entertainment, David anticipated and fortuitously led the industry in the DVD market revolution, increasing MGM Home Entertainment revenues from $300 Million to $1 Billion. With David at MGM Home Entertainment’s helm, MGM received numerous customer service awards from top-tier retailers, including Best Buy and Target. The entertainment industry took note and in 2002, David was inducted into Variety Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
From Executive Leader to Leading ExecutivesCombined, David’s diversified professional adventures, real-world practices and educational certifications are a unique blend of experience, intellect and heart. His impact on the media industry and American consumer buying habits, coupled with his leadership of game-changing product launches is a rare blend of tenacity and strategy. These varied experiences have helped him hone neuroscience-based methodologies that corporations and executives alike are implementing all over the country.
On the executive coaching side, David’s success is attributed to a management philosophy based on high-performance team building. Even during the occasional rough waters of economic downturns or changing consumer markets, David has maintained senior level executive teams that are motivated, passionate and service-oriented.
An Innovative Media StrategistOn the media strategy side David has deftly navigated the ever-changing business landscape. Once launching his own business, David began consulting as an advisor to IMAX and began working with numerous startups to launch new technologies. Along these lines, he is a Founding Board Member for Parrot Analytics, as well as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Within the financial community, David is often hired to help top-tier financial institutions understand the trends in the media business. As a result, he has helped numerous private equity firms vet and analyze investment opportunities with media-oriented companies.
A Coach Who Has Walked the WalkReturning back to the college campus, David received a graduate certificate in executive organizational coaching from Columbia University and is now working with the Dean of the Anneberg School at the University of Southern California (USC) to create a leadership development program called Third Space Thinking.
With a love of learning, David is schooled in 360-degree thinking, cultural competency, empathy and adaptability – skills that allow individuals and teams to be more effective. David is currently in the process of developing assessment tools and workshops that will be available all over the world.
David is also certified in two key assessment tools:
Limitless Impact From the Boardroom to the ClassroomMarried, with a son and daughter, David grew up on the east coast but now resides in sunny Southern California, splitting time between New York and Los Angeles. Never swaying far from the entertainment industry, his interests include movies and music. As a singer and guitar player in his own right, David occasionally performs live events with his band.
When he’s not rocking out, he’s being a rock of support for a variety of charitable and industry-related organizations. He is the founding Co-Chairman of Fast Forward To End Hunger, the Chairman of the Los Angeles Foodbank and has served on the boards of the End Hunger Network, Stanford University’s Positive Coaching Alliance and Graziadio School of Business & Management’s mentoring program at Pepperdine University.
His charitable work has garnered several accolades, including receiving the esteemed Keystone Award from Los Angeles Team Mentoring in 2011.
Marrying his professional experience with his vivacious leadership skills, he is a sought-after speaker and has been a guest lecturer and keynoter for the USC Marshall School of Business and St. Joseph’s University Haub School of Business.
Rounding out his industry experience, David has also served as one of the founding partners and board members for the first internet video-on-demand service, Movielink, and was a former Chairman of the Manufacturing Committee for Video Software Dealers Association. He was also the first President and long time Vice Chairman for the Digital Entertainment Group.
Ready to start shaking things up and use David’s skills and savvy to broaden your business and make it thrive?