Archive for 'People & Change'
Posted on01. Nov, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
You can set your clock to it. Each day employees arrive to plug-in and do work. It’s a constant. And it’s taken for granted. Imagine your company without employees. What would happen? Unless you work in a completely automated business nothing would start, and certainly nothing would begin. Even in the dystopian world of complete [...]
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 on28. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I turn 40 next month. The momentous birthday has me deeply reflective, really nothing new for me. My reflective nature is certainly evident in my posts lately. I’ve spent several months attempting to inspire you to look deeper into how you lead people. More specifically, I’ve spent considerable time exploring how you can evoke meaning, [...]
Posted on24. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In an age dominated by media spreading scandal and greed, anger and frustration, it seems as if we’ve lost sight of what’s important. You cannot, however, let the dominating news stories mar your contributions as a leader. It’s easy to be seduced to believe unleashing the passions of others to do great work is a [...]
Posted on17. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Workplace optimism is an intentional outcome of a manager’s leadership. I define workplace optimism as this: Begins with the bold belief that work can be a source of joy and created by an environment that enables employees to contribute their talents while satisfying personal and professional goals. It may seem dreamlike to think work can [...]
Posted on10. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Stop. There tucked away in the daily interactions are the impressions you leave on those you lead. Those impressions leave an indelible mark, good or bad. They are the fingerprints of your words, your actions. What mark does your leadership leave? Simon Sinek translates this question into this: The things you do or say are [...]
Posted on06. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Tuesday I covered three tools you can use to help employees pull meaning from their work. But what about you? Ultimately it’s the employees choice to derive meaning in their work. There needs to be, however, an environment that enables this to occur. You hold much of the responsibility to foster an environment that lets [...]