Tag Archives: authentic leadership
Posted on12. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
When Right Management released data from their research on employee discontent, I was floored. Their research showed that 84% of employees plan to look for a new job in 2012. The number seems a little too high and I question the sample size in their research, but their analysis findings are similar to other research. [...]
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 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 on03. Jun, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Read Part 1. Walt Whitman in 1892 proclaimed what embodies today’s New Era Leaders. “I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” Translation… …New Era Leaders defy definition because the world is constantly changing; therefore so, too, must their leadership heave [...]
Posted on19. May, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
What does it take to be great? That’s a loaded question, right? There is no one answer, no silver bullet. Greatness is a bit like happiness. How I define happiness will be different than how you define it. Same with greatness – it’s subjective. But we know it when we experience it. As leaders, we [...]
Posted on15. May, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
How do you know when your passion for your current position has waned? For some it’s very easy to know when it’s time to move on. Yet there are those of us who second-guess what our instinct, gut, even performance tells us. My instinct signals to me that my passion has diminished when I become [...]
Posted on10. May, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Where in the world am I going?” At one point it seemed merely a philosophical question about life that never needed an answer. Not answering the question wasn’t the first mistake; it’s not taking the question seriously and declaring the answer. Over the past four months the question has [...]