March 2, 2018

Employee Appreciation, Compassionate Leadership & More!

You can’t run a great agency without great agency leadership. At Blackstone Media, we stand behind that belief 100%, and we also believe that one of the most important traits for all great leaders to have is a willingness to consistently push coworkers to improve their skills—but only if the leaders are willing to consistently improve their skills, as well.

A Blackstone employee's hand sticking a piece of paper to a whiteboard to plan a layout strategy

Blackstone Media CEO Taylor Trusty and COO Rebecca Brady definitely see things this way, and that’s made clear in a few of the articles below. But there’s also a wide variety of other topics covered as well, ranging from compassionate leadership to eclectic new business trends to literal technological revolutions. A lot’s been covered this week, so check it out!

1. Seth’s Blog: Totaled
“Love Seth Godin’s message in this. We have sunk costs all around us.”
-Taylor Trusty, CEO (from Twitter: @ttrusty)

2. 8 Companies Offering Employee Appreciation Day Initiatives
“We place a ton of emphasis on building a dynamic, unique company culture, especially when it comes to rewarding the team for all the hard work they put in week after week. In fact, our most recent Lunch & Learn was entirely dedicated to the idea of constructive company culture. That said, I love all of these ideas!”
-Rebecca Brady, Chief Operating Officer

3. Inside Cuba’s DIY Internet Revolution
“When I was in Cuba last month (video forthcoming!) we learned about Cuba’s underground internet, which runs completely independently of the internet we all know. Great detail in this article, but skip the intro.”
-Taylor Trusty, CEO (from Twitter: @ttrusty)

4. Power Can Corrupt Leaders. Compassion Can Save Them
“Tying into the idea of creating a positive company culture, this article explains exactly why compassion is such an important trait for leaders to have. Not only that, but it serves as a great case study illustrating what happens when that trait is completely lacking. A lot can be taken away from this piece.”
-Rebecca Brady, Chief Operating Officer

5. Inside the Eccentric, Relentless Deal-Making of Masayoshi Son
“SoftBank is all over the place investing in tech over the last 12 months, so this was an interesting read about the founder.”
-Taylor Trusty, CEO (from Twitter: @ttrusty)