An overused cliche says there is strength in numbers. And in this digital age where tribes, communities spring up reveling in a shared purpose, it’s not hard to find strength in numbers. Over the past 1.5 years, Ted and I have found that we have a shared purpose: help managers and provide insights into a [...]
Telling someone their “baby” is ugly is not easy. Baby can be a project. It can be one’s leadership style. It can be the workplace. To face up to the ugliness pervasive in your company or team is a bold leadership act. In our most popular post in 2011, we identify five contributors to workplace [...]
Posted on 29. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
You can make a difference. You don’t need to wait for someone to encourage you to believe this and act on it. You can simply chose right now to make a difference. Our 2nd most popular blog post of 2011 encourages you to stop waiting for upper management to do something about low morale, low [...]
What do you stand for as a leader? Or another way to ask this question is what’s your leadership philosophy. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner include this as an important behavior for Model the Way – a leadership practice. The ambiguity and rate of change in companies can swallow leader-identity if we don’t lead from [...]
Posted on 28. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
As we continue to countdown our top 7 blog posts of 2011, we come to #4. We’ve all had those moments when we say something we regret as soon as it comes out of our mouth. How you recover can make a big difference. Our fourth biggest blog post of 2011 identifies how to recover [...]
Posted on 27. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
A shift is occurring in businesses, public and private, around the globe. Employees want more meaning out of their work. For a company to thrive, its people must be viewed as vital “energy” to help the company grow. The 5th most popular post from 2011 takes a look at four outdated business practices that could [...]
2011 brought turmoil to business. Yet, the irony is turmoil provides leaders an open door to evoke images of possibility, to make change. As we position ourselves to enter into 2012, I ask you to think about how you resonate with those in your life, in your team, in your company. Change has greater chance [...]