Archive for May, 2010
Posted on31. May, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
Seth Godin asks, “What have you shipped?” If you haven’t read Godin’s Linchpin or his blog, you may not be familiar with the term “shipped.” It means what have you accomplished that is connected to your work. It’s a great question to ask yourself as a leader when applied to inspiring people to achieve results. [...]
Posted on29. May, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
June 8 is the kick-off for our special blog series, “The Wake Up & Shake it Up Program.” It now features 12 special guest bloggers including authors, experts in leadership and change, coaches, executives, consultants and flat out Twitter stars. This blog series is a call to action for all of us. It’s purpose is [...]
Posted on25. May, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
What do your words mean to you? Do you know? Are you aware of the significance your words have on others and yourself? I observe all too often people simply uttering words only to fill the space with their voice. It’s a nervousness caused from a discomfort in having an authentic conversation. Let me give [...]
Posted on24. May, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
It’s time to wake up. It’s time to reclaim and restore optimism in the workplace. It’s time to shake up your leadership style, actions, and way of being. You can’t lead today like you did yesterday. The economy has changed things. It’s changed how to achieve success. Relying on familiar patterns of thought and action [...]
Posted on23. May, 2010 by Becky Shook.
This is the final installment on this topic from Becky Shook The Toxic Work Environment,The Employee Perspective Employees are hunkering down, lashing out, or simply moving like zombies through the day trying to survive in the poisonous air that surrounds them. They’ve lost hope that anything will change. And I don’t mean the change that [...]
Posted on18. May, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
How do you remind yourself of what’s really important? Really. This isn’t a rhetorical question. Each day you encounter many distractions to throw your gaze off of what’s important. And I’m not talking about important things like meeting a deadline, crossing items of your to-do list, or making your sales numbers. I’m talking about [...]
Posted on16. May, 2010 by Becky Shook.
A Viewpoint Piece from Becky Shook The Public Sector and The Toxic Work Environment A bad economy can often lead to “less than” ideal work environments. Like no other time in many decades has the devastating economy had such a hand in toxic environments arising everywhere. Private sector companies have done widespread lay-offs, benefit cuts, [...]