Archive for 'Strategy & Change'
Posted on22. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In all our eagerness to dissect the importance and actions of leadership, it’s no surprise its importance seems to trump that of the organization. The reality, however, is that leadership is on one level a means to help the organization remain congruent with its purpose. A business is the means to provide a solution to [...]
Posted on17. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
At the beginning of this three part blog series, I shared that 70% of changes executives attempt to make in the business fail. It’s unconscionable that such an investment continues to happen without more decision makers changing how they cause change. The high failure rate can be reduced. In this final post in the series, [...]
Posted on10. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
The next several days the blog posts will have a different angle. I want to explore what leaders can do to successfully integrate a change into a company. The content isn’t about leading people, but leading and overseeing a holistic approach to making change happen. Hopefully I don’t lose any of our readers with this [...]
Posted on22. Feb, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I’m an unabashed advocate for a much-needed shift in how leaders show up to inspire people in this post-Great Recession era (The New Normal). The complication of my advocacy is helping people understand how to lead newly in the New Normal. Well, I am thrilled to share with you a book that does just that [...]
Posted on08. Feb, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I ran across a question in my local paper on Sunday that answered the question, “What do CEO’s actually do?” The answer reflected what any leadership book for an MBA program would say: strategy, promote the organization in media, interact with the community and so on. Rather banal answer. So, E.M. of Sioux City, Iowa, [...]
Posted on26. Jan, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Be ruthless with your time. Kill off the time-sucking activities that distract you from your daily and life purpose. And in the confines of business, that means demanding all meetings be effective and efficient. We all have a shrinking pool of time. It is rude to call a meeting that is ineffective and poorly facilitated. [...]
Posted on10. Jan, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Did you catch our month long blog series last month on leadership acts that can Revive and Thrive you or your business in 2011? Because the content from the 17 guest bloggers was so rich, discussed, and shared, I thought it would be useful to highlight 10 insights that any leader must consider “trying on” [...]