Archive for March, 2010
Posted on31. Mar, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
The world lost a great leader – Jaime Escalante. If you don’t know who Jaime Escalante is, I encourage you to watch the movie Stand and Deliver. He was a teacher. He changed lives of inner city students by believing that they could excel in calculus, in math. His contribution: creating an environment for students [...]
Posted on28. Mar, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
These days it takes a different mixture of guts and determination to lead a major change initiative. You must have the audacity to abandon what you’ve done in the past and courageously turn to your employees as collaborators for change. This different mixture of guts, determination, audacity, and courage is key to form a partnership [...]
Posted on24. Mar, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
There is so much energy wasted holding on to being right. It eliminates any possibility of seeing other ways of doing something or a way of being. It stunts growth. It makes people seem boring. It’s infuriating. Here are outcomes from examples of people (including me) who clung to the need to be right. No [...]
Posted on12. Mar, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
I loved this short video from Dan Heath on writing a mission statement that doesn’t suck. I loved it so much I had to put it on our blog. So full disclosure: We did NOT create this video. We are simply spreading the great work of Dan Heath and Fast Company. With the kudos for [...]
Posted on10. Mar, 2010 by Becky Shook.
One of the quickest ways to sabotage change: a Karpman’s Triangle. What the heck is a Karpman’s Triangle? This blog has a great definition of Karpman’s and its counter solution: the Quinby Triangle. In short summary, it’s a “gossip/drama” triangle. It includes the following roles, which I have articulated in their relationship to change. Persecutor: [...]
Posted on09. Mar, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
These days are flying by. The time slips faster in to the future, and I’m often left scrambling to accomplish those tasks that have made it to my To-Do list. It’s not a Honey-Do list, but an “I’m a contribution to this world and I have lot’s I want to-do-list.” And it’s this type of [...]
Posted on07. Mar, 2010 by Becky Shook.
In honor of Kristin Mortensen, November 18th, 1974-to February 27th, 2010. This blog is not meant to focus on “regret.” I don’t believe in regret – it’s usually wasted energy. But, I learned something about regret this last week. The kind of regret that tugs at your consciousness, wanting to find its way out in [...]