Archive for September, 2010
Posted on20. Sep, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
This is the second and final part to my exploration of the Great Recession’s impact on leadership. As I shared yesterday, the purpose of this two part-er is to shine the light on potential pending shifts in business that will require executives, owners, senior and middle-managers to show up differently to lead in the New [...]
Posted on19. Sep, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
In this two part series, I explore the impact of the Great Recession on leadership. This super-mini blog series is written predicated on the belief that the series of events leading up to the Great Recession and then what followed forever changed our perceptions on business. I want to explore what the implications are for [...]
Posted on15. Sep, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
I want to share a personal story to make an important point for leaders in business. First, the personal story. For overly 30 years my dad and I were not on speaking terms. I had a belief that he wasn’t a good person. I based that belief on my perception that he was rarely around [...]
Posted on11. Sep, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
Let’s first get one thing out of the way: there is no such thing as a self-centered leader. Leadership is made up of an amalgamation of beliefs and related behaviors geared towards supporting individuals and groups. The intentions that underlie leadership are outwardly focused and rooted in the need to help others. For the sake [...]
Posted on05. Sep, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
It’s a popular belief in leadership circles that a good leader creates an environment for his or her people to do their best work. The logical next thought to this belief is that the leader steps aside: steps aside to allow employees to apply their own knowledge, skills, and abilities to a project, situation, problem, [...]