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Posted on06. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I want something more for businesses. I want businesses to be a place where employees come to pursue and contribute to work that has meaning. I want businesses to be filled with leaders who understand the value of connecting with people as people with aspirations and ambitions, not people as a means to a goal [...]
Posted on05. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In the 1970’s “The HP Way” made popular Management By Walking Around. The management practice focused on getting managers out from behind the fortress walls of their office. The intent was to find problems that may not be brought to the manager. Even Tom Peters advocated for the practice, highlighting benefits of modeling company values [...]
Posted on03. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Labor Day in America is a celebration of employees, their talents, and the contributions they make to our country. (I’ll skip over the trade union piece.) I’ve never stopped to think about the holiday much beyond it being the final hurrah of summer fun. The holiday, though, was in celebration of the worker. The Industrial [...]
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. [...]