Chairman and CEO of GodwinGroup, Philip Shirley is featured in the May 30, 2011, issue of Mississippi Business Journal. The series “Leaders of Mississippi” examines Philip’s particular leadership style and provides insight into the thinking of a leader who has helped grow Mississippi’s first advertising agency into one of the largest, most successful agencies in the Southeast:
For future leaders, [Philip] emphasized that, “Management is not leadership, and that is the hardest lesson to learn.” Too often, leaders fall into the trap of micro-managing their people, but “if you want spectacular success beyond the norm, lead more than you manage.”
Martin Willoughby, “Knowing What is Most Important,” Mississippi Business Journal, 30 May 2011, p. 25.
GodwinGroup was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, with offices on the Gulf Coast. GodwinGroup serves clients nationwide and has been recognized numerous times among the nation’s leading agencies as measured in revenues by Ad Age and AdWeek. The full-service agency provides branding, advertising and reputation management services, as well as Web marketing services through its digital arm WebMetro/Godwin.