Tag Archives: change leadership
Posted on04. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Let’s be clear: transparency is a matter of ethics. Transparent leaders share information “free from pretense,” does not deceive others, and even communicates in a frank manner. This according to Webster is the definition of transparency. Consider the key words: free from pretense, deceit, frank. Indeed these are crucial elements of an ethical leader. We [...]
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 on21. Feb, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
The people have had enough. Taking to he streets, using their voices, and calling the Governor of Wisconsin on his political move, citizens of Wisconsin and their supporters (and opposition) are revealing the degree of their dissatisfaction. There is an uprising of people. Many are planting themselves firmly against the Governor’s (Scott Walker) plan to [...]
Posted on10. Nov, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
In our work with organizations we see managers continually involving the same people in projects. It’s logical for sure; however, it limits the company’s ability to generate fresh solutions to constantly evolving problems. It also sends an unintended message to those who aren’t invited to be on project teams: we have favorites around here. You [...]
Posted on31. May, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
Seth Godin asks, “What have you shipped?” If you haven’t read Godin’s Linchpin or his blog, you may not be familiar with the term “shipped.” It means what have you accomplished that is connected to your work. It’s a great question to ask yourself as a leader when applied to inspiring people to achieve results. [...]
Posted on04. Apr, 2010 by Becky Shook.
A mission, which succinctly summarizes your organization’s purpose in an inspirational way, is something that all successful companies have in common. But, how do you develop an effective mission statement? Once you have a statement, then what? When I facilitate the development of a mission statement, I work with a subset of leadership and employees [...]
Posted on09. Mar, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
These days are flying by. The time slips faster in to the future, and I’m often left scrambling to accomplish those tasks that have made it to my To-Do list. It’s not a Honey-Do list, but an “I’m a contribution to this world and I have lot’s I want to-do-list.” And it’s this type of [...]