Archive for September, 2011
Posted on29. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
“I don’t want to live like I don’t care…I could chose not to move, but I refuse.” Josh Wilson Indifference is a killer to causing change. In teams, it allows dysfunctional behaviors to settle in. With indifference no one is willing to speak up and help the team overcome the problems. Teams fall apart. People [...]
Posted on28. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Love is a dirty word in business. Unfortunately the 20th century belief that love is unacceptable in business still has its uncomfortable hooks in management practices and leaders’ minds. For a New Era Leader love isn’t a dirty word. Instead, it’s a leadership act showing genuine interest in the well being of employees. It’s also [...]
Posted on26. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
It seems amidst all the craziness in our world the conversation about having a more meaningful life comes up often. It’s a bright spot in these murky times without doubt. Meaning is a topic central to the book proposal I’m working on and how leaders can leverage this aspect of being human. Perhaps because I’m [...]
Posted on25. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Let’s just get to the bottom line, a buzz kill workplace that sucks away the joy of working with others has a lid placed on potential. Now by buzz I’m referring to the palpable buzz that comes from people clicking and doing good work together. Typically I would look at the enablers of this “good [...]
Posted on24. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
With many companies sitting on cash, cutbacks, layoffs and canceled projects continue to challenge leaders to create an inspiring work environment and provide meaningful work for their employees. Today’s business environment is volatile, ambiguous, stressful. Without doubt, these are times that test a leader’s character. “How do I raise spirits in a low morale [...]
Posted on20. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
We all have breakdowns in our interactions with others. In those interactions where you are the “perpetrator,” how you recover will strengthen or weaken the relationship. And in business, relationships are essential to doing good work. It’s vital for leaders to contribute to meaningful, trusting relationships. First, let’s be clear on a few terms. Breakdown [...]
Posted on19. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
“Companies die because their managers focus on economic activity of producing goods and services, and they forget that their organization’s true nature is that of a community of humans.” Arie de Geus from “The Living Company” Arie de Gues’s quote plants a newer way for us to look at a company — as a living [...]