Archive for March, 2011
Posted on31. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Unmistakably the business world has changed. The shift triggered by the Great Recession coupled with significant social issues makes this change more notable today than in recent times. And the way leaders keep their business relevant, successful, and operational is changing, too. How could it not? Businesses are always influenced by external factors like the [...]
Posted on28. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I am utterly fascinated with how social technology is bringing people together. The implications have growing importance for today and tomorrow’s change leaders. Causing change requires a united group of people willing to hear, discuss, and even act on what is needed to make change happen. We know though through history that most change efforts [...]
Posted on27. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I want to try something new. On Sundays I’m planning to share a short post on a leadership act that if implemented can guide your leadership actions/interactions. Not all the listed items need to be used. Some will apply to your style and culture. Some won’t. Obviously the intention is to support your drive to [...]
Posted on24. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I’ve been in conversations lately about sharing bad news with employees. They’ve centered on whether or not news that is difficult to hear should be shared. “I don’t want people to be discouraged and I need them to be focused,” was the common reasons for not sharing difficult news. All too often I’ve seen withheld [...]
Posted on22. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In all our eagerness to dissect the importance and actions of leadership, it’s no surprise its importance seems to trump that of the organization. The reality, however, is that leadership is on one level a means to help the organization remain congruent with its purpose. A business is the means to provide a solution to [...]
Posted on21. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Rather than writing a long post defending (big yawn) the necessity for leaders to help employees have great lives, I decided to list ideas on how it can be done. I also won’t defend the economic feasibility of the ideas. Some companies do have the financial means to make many of these ideas happen. These [...]
Posted on17. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
At the beginning of this three part blog series, I shared that 70% of changes executives attempt to make in the business fail. It’s unconscionable that such an investment continues to happen without more decision makers changing how they cause change. The high failure rate can be reduced. In this final post in the series, [...]