Tag Archives: change
Posted on11. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Leo Tolstoy stopped me in my tracks last week with a powerful reminder about change. He spoke to me, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” The nobility imbued into changing the world cannot be something done outside ourselves. No. Changing the world is noble because it begins with [...]
Posted on21. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
This edited post was originally a guest post I wrote for Ted Coiné back in February 2011. It’s a condensed version. Enjoy. People are more connected than ever before. They want to be heard. They want to make a difference. This is a powerful influence on leadership. The observant leader will find new ways to [...]
Posted on14. Jun, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
If your circle of friends and colleagues are anything like mine, there are many people going through personal and professional transitions. And the scale is from significant to minor. Seemingly, though, more on the side of significant. In the mix of all this change, I, too, find myself going through significant transitions that are redefining [...]
Posted on27. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Abraham Lincoln wrote, “The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.” The simplicity of Lincoln’s statement makes it easy to dismiss. Yet, too many leaders back away from the truth when they need to announce a change that will disrupt employees’ work lives. At Least 10 Reasons Why Leaders [...]
Posted on26. Oct, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
When it comes to change we all experience some level of resistance. Some of us get over it faster and others get stuck defending the soon-to-be-outdated way. Over the years, we’ve learned much about how people respond to change and how to work with people to accept change. Some pioneers who’ve helped lead the way [...]
Posted on13. Oct, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
Who do you invite into your inner circle, and do you allow them to challenge your blind spots as a manager and as a leader? If you invite people into your inner circle are they similar in mindset as you? Or do they hold opposing views from your own? If you invite people into your [...]
Posted on01. Aug, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
We’ve become overly concerned about what we say to each other and how we say it. So to be safe we neuter our communications to a level of banality that is often void of genuine and truthful messages. And in the workplace it’s worse. I’ve had countless conversations with managers about communicating change that is [...]