Archive for August, 2011
Posted on29. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
How many times have you heard, “If upper management would get it’s act together, we could actually make some progress?” I’m asking you, though, to stop saying it. Put up your pinky and pinky swear it. I’ll say it with you. Really? Really. Why? In these times where so much uncertainty whirls about weaving itself [...]
Posted on28. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
On Sundays we like to take it nice and easy. We like to take it slow. Leadership Briefs are quick reads to frame the upcoming work week. Today I’m planting seeds of optimism in your thoughts. Social technologies have heightened our awareness to different even new ways of connecting with each other. These technologies present [...]
Posted on25. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Did you know we spend about 1/3 of our life at work? No kidding. When you add up all the hours between 8-5 it’s approximately 1/3 of your life, according to Gallup. In that same research, Gallup cites that up to 25% of our overall life satisfaction comes from our work. In short we spend [...]
Posted on23. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Lots of people are talking about personal values. It’s a topic, like all popular ones, that come in go over time. Yet, despite the “one day you’re in and the next day you’re out” nature of this development topic, it’s always been central to personal and professional growth. Let me get personal for a moment. [...]
Posted on22. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Are you looking for something big while missing the small that happen around you each day? Does big equate to great? If your curiosity was piqued by the two questions, I suspect we’re alike in many ways. I know I’m not alone in my passion to achieve great things while I’m walking this earth. That [...]
Posted on21. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Please give me a moment to position this political intro to link to an important leadership reminder. I promise to not stand on my soapbox…for too long. Running in my mind like a warped looped-tape is the belief that our politicians have forgotten how to hear each other. With wicked problems facing many economies, divisive [...]
Posted on18. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
The frustrations and concerns about how to “remain calm and carry on” as a leader in these times can be overwhelming. In these days where uncertainty and anxiety about today and the future is topic numero uno, what’s a leader to do? You have influence over the mood, the vibe of your team’s work environment. [...]