Tag Archives: character-based leadership
Posted on20. Nov, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Convenience doesn’t characterize leadership. It’s marked by the constant calling of stepping up and outside of what we feel like doing. In either way we are called, excited or sullen, the call of leadership demands of us the honor of doing what is right. The internal struggle we have with what we want to do [...]
Posted on22. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Are you occupying space in this life or are you defining the space? I don’t ask you this question to be confrontational. I ask it to bring to your attention the serious need we have for more leaders in all industries at any level who are willing to make this world better for everyone. Make [...]
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 on15. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
There’s both opportunity and heavy lifting needed to improve the workplace environment in America. According to Gallup’s Work Environment Index, for over 3 years US workplaces can hardly crack a score of 50 on the well-being index. This is out of a score of 100 measuring ideal employee well-being. Gallup includes in its Work Environment [...]
Posted on02. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I find myself in a serious mood lately. Certainly the politics in DC and the state of our economy and country weigh mightily on my mind. What weighs more heavily, though, is how we are treating one another. Einstein once said, “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” [...]
Posted on26. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
While I’m vacationing, I’m sharing some of the posts I wrote for other top leadership blog sites. This is first of two posts that I wrote for Lead Change Group. Friend and courageous, passionate founder, Mike Henry Sr, started the site to advocate the growth and importance of character-based leadership. I’m one of many contributing [...]
Posted on25. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
He had no direction in his service. He eloquently delivered his words to a room packed with about 300 people, but his rambling talk had no discernible message. 300 of us took time away from our busy morning to listen to the pastor. He had worked on his content for months. Yet he lost me [...]