Archive for 'Change In Action'
Posted on30. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
What story do you want your leadership to tell? What story is told through your actions? Does your story illustrate what you believe or want? Leadership is an honor we all have the opportunity to show. My good friend Susan Mazza says leadership is a verb. It’s when we are in action that we show [...]
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 on15. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In America, we live over 28,000 days in our lifetime. Of which we work just over 9000 days. New Era Leaders recognize the time commitment and see an opportunity. It’s not an opportunity to exploit employees’ talents. That’s what we did in the Industrial Age. In the 21st Century, leaders understand the time commitment and [...]
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 on16. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In the rush of day to day business, it can be a challenge to keep a focus on and stay true to your leadership purpose. And by leadership purpose I’m referring to the beliefs you hold to be true about your role as a leader and supporting others’ growth. Before I go much further, I [...]
Posted on09. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I’m no economist, but I believe we’re in for rockier times. I know – it doesn’t require an MBA to make that prediction. I share my prediction not to show off my brilliance, but to remind you how leaders respond to gloomy economic news. Can you say machete? You know the one that comes out [...]