Archive for July, 2011
Posted on31. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I must admit I love Lady Gaga. Not just for her tasty pop music, but also for her crazy talent, the way she tweaks our sensibilities, the way she advocates for inclusion, and her keen insights into the creative process. The other night on So You Think You Can Dance, she showed her earned wisdom [...]
Posted on27. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
While I wrap up vacation, I continue sharing some of my popular posts shared on other leadership blogs. This concludes a post shared over at Lead Change Group. You have tremendous capacity to inspire people to contribute their best. In yesterday’s Beginning post, I wrote about Values and Life Purpose. These two core areas of [...]
Posted on26. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
While I’m vacationing, I’m sharing some of the posts I wrote for other top leadership blog sites. This is first of two posts that I wrote for Lead Change Group. Friend and courageous, passionate founder, Mike Henry Sr, started the site to advocate the growth and importance of character-based leadership. I’m one of many contributing [...]
Posted on25. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
He had no direction in his service. He eloquently delivered his words to a room packed with about 300 people, but his rambling talk had no discernible message. 300 of us took time away from our busy morning to listen to the pastor. He had worked on his content for months. Yet he lost me [...]
Posted on21. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
This edited post was originally a guest post I wrote for Ted Coiné back in February 2011. It’s a condensed version. Enjoy. People are more connected than ever before. They want to be heard. They want to make a difference. This is a powerful influence on leadership. The observant leader will find new ways to [...]
Posted on20. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
What’s the message you send when you ease someone’s doubt? Is it that you care? Perhaps you love the person? You’re a rock star? They’re a rock star? The point here is that you have daily opportunities to help others ditch their doubts about their talents. About their work. By you easing your colleagues’ [...]
Posted on18. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Perhaps one of the most difficult acts of leadership for employees (non-managers) is to respectfully challenge the direction a decision may be headed. The fear of a CLM (career limiting move) dangles in front of many employees as they seriously consider inquiring into seemingly stupid decisions. There are, however, respectful ways to show your contrarian [...]