Thursday, October 02, 2008
FOUNDER AND CEO OF BLACKSTONE FEATURED IN SMART BUSINESS MAGAZINE
MIAMI, FL –October 2, 2008---Founder and CEO of Blackstone, Luis Arias is featured in the October issue of Smart Business Magazine. The magazine is a managerial based journal that provides insight for top-decision makers. Throughout each edition, a feature article portrays management strategies used by CEOs of leading local companies. The spread “Dialed In” illuminates Arias’ love for his company and commitment to the employees.
Luis Arias not only guides future business CEOs with Investment 101 but supplies readers with significant advice. He emphasizes the importance of interacting with employees on a daily basis. Arias exercises the open door policy, spending considerable time circling the office, interacting with the employees and truly listening and valuing their input sets the tone for the rest of his management staff. He believes small gestures such as understanding employees’ ideas and wearing jeans lowers the barrier with the staff.
Arias continues by stating, “ I don’t like to tell people what to do, I like to get them on board and think that I’m not telling them something. We’re doing it. I don’t like to use the word ‘I’ when I refer to us, I use ‘we’.”
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