Tag Archives: Communication
Posted on18. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Perhaps one of the most difficult acts of leadership for employees (non-managers) is to respectfully challenge the direction a decision may be headed. The fear of a CLM (career limiting move) dangles in front of many employees as they seriously consider inquiring into seemingly stupid decisions. There are, however, respectful ways to show your contrarian [...]
Posted on07. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Let’s continue the message this week around connecting and communicating. I want to dig deeper and explore the nasty barrier that prevents connection and communication – the sinister need to make people wrong. I’m familiar with the nasty need to make another person wrong. For me there are red flags when I’ve ventured into this [...]
Posted on05. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Yesterday I wrote about transparency being a matter of ethics. Leaders have got to know that transparency helps others make sense of the meaning behind actions/words. It can remove much of the guesswork in those all too frequent times when important information is not disclosed. So, what should a leader consider when needing to be [...]
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 on03. May, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
I have much to say on this topic. Starting today and the rest of this week, I’ll share statements I hear leaders say about change that make me cringe. Be sure to share your response and stories below. Let’s really make this blog post a community effort. As a change agent, it’s not uncommon for [...]
Posted on21. Jan, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
So, what is at the heart of great change leadership? One thing for sure is clear, constant, honest communication. And you’ll need to communicate sooner than you think. Check out this video for highlights on what to expect on communications in the Change Playbook. Also, see my recent post 3 Ways to Kill Water Cooler [...]
Posted on11. Jan, 2010 by Shawn Murphy.
You’ve heard it and possibly participated in it at one time – water cooler conversations. Gossip. Feeding the grape vine. It’s conversations about someone who isn’t present or about something and there is no first hand knowledge or a clear understanding of the topic. During times of change, water cooler conversations can seriously cripple or [...]