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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 on14. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Why does the simple act of asking a customer his name spread good cheer? Why does stopping to ask a co-worker how her weekend was make her smile? Simple. It’s a friendly gesture showing that you care. And couldn’t we all use a little extra cheer and care in our life in these anxious, [...]
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 on10. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
The question isn’t what’s holding you back as a leader. Rather, the question is what will release you to be a great leader? See, the line of thinking to explore what will release your leadership opens up an inquiry into what’s possible. There’s action in what’s possible. What’s possible inspires and motivates. And more profoundly, [...]
Posted on26. Jun, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
We need more optimism in our workplaces. Blessing White research shows that 31% of the world’s employees feel engaged. This is considered “roughly stable” by their assessment. I believe we can do better. I believe we need to do better. It’s up to each of us to help create a workplace that inspires, engages. We [...]
Posted on12. Jun, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
We are exhausted, bored, disgusted by the bottomless-list of people in power behaving as if they are above reproach. Sure this is stating the obvious. What is not obvious, however, is the influence it has on society. A less overwhelming view of the impacts is how it affects you, the people on your teams and [...]
Posted on29. May, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Leadership is shaped by our own journey in life, by life’s tests. What is experienced on the journey and the tests we endure color how we rise to the calling of leadership. Our experiences uniquely shape our perspective and understanding of the meaning of things in this world. And how each of us draws upon [...]