Tag Archives: 21st century leadership
Posted on09. Nov, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
There is much work to be done to reverse the troubling trend of unsatisfying workplaces. From high levels of employee disengagement (51% according to Gallup) to waning employee loyalty, leaders are faced with a workforce crisis. This is no time to let the inclination of procrastination prevent senior managers from addressing these intangible business problems. [...]
Posted on26. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
“I become steadily more persuaded that perhaps the greatest disparity between reality and managerial perceptions is an underestimation of the potentialities of human beings for contribution to organizational effectiveness.” Douglas McGregor When it comes to work, some of you would be hard pressed to think of it as a community. And probably for good reason. [...]
Posted on21. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
If you were to assess the leadership in your company, would you say it’s lacking, abundant, or somewhere in between? The impression I get from talking with employees is that it’s lacking or mediocre. That’s not surprising given the tremendous amount of strain most company’s are under. Stress rolls down from the top to managers [...]
Posted on03. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
We are witnessing a crisis of leadership in our middle-managers, supervisors, senior executives, even politicians. (I leave commentary on the latter for other blogs.) Despite the crisis of leadership, we don’t need to fix it. To fix something means it’s worth repairing. The leadership breakdowns we’ve seen play out in the media and, I dare [...]
Posted on19. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
“Companies die because their managers focus on economic activity of producing goods and services, and they forget that their organization’s true nature is that of a community of humans.” Arie de Geus from “The Living Company” Arie de Gues’s quote plants a newer way for us to look at a company — as a living [...]
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 [...]