September 21, 2018

Leadership Philosophies, Team Motivation & More

What makes a great leader? From CEOs to managers to administrators, everyone has their own definition of what constitutes “great leadership.” But there’s also a lot of commonalities, no matter how different the industries.

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Here, you’ll find Blackstone’s team leaders’ thoughts on—you guessed it—team leadership! Read on to learn more about guiding principles, ideologies, and other key factors that keep our wheels spinning team members motivated.

1.  Lessons That Will Transform Your Leadership Philosophy
“When it comes to agency life, work can be nonstop. That’s not only true for leaders either, but for every team member. This article touches on everything that goes on behind-the-scenes, from the frequent all-nighters to the meticulous handling of brand identity. Great insights all around.”
-Rebecca Brady, Chief Operating Officer

2. Five Steps to Building a Bulletproof Mindset
“Everyone has a dream goal—that one professional objective that you just have to accomplish.  However, only some people are ready to pursue that goal with a laser-sharp focus, no matter what gets in the way. For all intents and purposes, that’s whathaving a ‘bulletproof mindset’ is all about: making things happen, no matter what gets in the way.”
-Travis Triplett, Director of Accounts

3. Learning curve: 5 Chicago technologists look back on their first years as leaders
“Some nice bits of wisdom from five tech company leaders. Features good advice on facing learning curves, learning from mistakes, and making the most out of your tenure at any job, especially during your early years.”
-Amber Herndon, Director of Marketing

4. The Business Case for Reading Fiction…Lots and Lots of Fiction
“Honestly, I just selected this article because reading is a huge hobby of mine. But really, there are some legitimately good takeaways here, and a lot of them make sense. After all, if reading improves your storytelling abilities and creativity, why not overindulge?”
-Travis Triplett, Director of Accounts

5. The Big Question: How Do you Motivate and Inspire Your Team?
“This was an appropriate follow-up to Travis’ article – more book recommendations! These ones ar all related to inspiring your team and bringing your best ideas to the table every day.”
-Amber Herndon, Director of Marketing