You’re never too old to stop learning. That’s why we encourage our team to soak up every tid bit of knowledge and creative inspiration they can. Go after the arts. Attend conferences for the newest trends. Master new technology. Take in books, blogs and YouTube channels. And grab a drink at the local coffee shop… chats with coworkers are great (and encouraged), but kids and octogenarians really do say the most amazing things.
Rule No. 2
SPEAK UP & STAY REAL
Grandma used to say it and we’ll say it again, “Be yourself!” Even the best actors will show cracks in facades eventually. People respond to what is genuine. No one can replicate the unique experience and ideas you bring to the table, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind and stay true to you. Warning: we tell our clients this, too!
Rule No. 3
BE A CO-CREATOR
Good ideas launch great ideas. There’s always ways to make something better. Talk about projects. Brainstorm with team members and clients. Be open to suggestions and run with ideas that drive projects to the next level (even if it does come from the intern).