Tag Archives: effective leadership
Posted on29. Nov, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
The trouble with hurrying is it trains us to pay less attention to the nuances and subtleties in our interactions with others. We master the art of brevity in our interactions when what is needed are deeper connections. We miss insightful observations in the already-ran scenario of rushing to the next meeting. We miss the [...]
Posted on08. Nov, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
The constancy of work drives us to make to-do lists. We become hyper-focused on what we need to do partially because our daily meeting marathon leaves little desk time to dig into work. Unfortunately the frenzied pace of the work day tricks too many managers to believe they don’t have time to connect with employees, [...]
Posted on01. Nov, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
You can set your clock to it. Each day employees arrive to plug-in and do work. It’s a constant. And it’s taken for granted. Imagine your company without employees. What would happen? Unless you work in a completely automated business nothing would start, and certainly nothing would begin. Even in the dystopian world of complete [...]
Posted on12. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Is there a limit to the number of second chances you give others? Let’s look at this question in the context of today’s pressure-cooker environment prevalent in so many companies today. People worry about losing their job. Teams are stretched thinner than before but the pressure to perform is ratcheted up a notch or two. [...]
Posted on16. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In the rush of day to day business, it can be a challenge to keep a focus on and stay true to your leadership purpose. And by leadership purpose I’m referring to the beliefs you hold to be true about your role as a leader and supporting others’ growth. Before I go much further, I [...]
Posted on08. May, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Managers limit their talent pool by repeatedly putting the same people on high profile projects. These Usual Suspects become burned-out and their mental sharpness dulls over time. While the Usual Suspects get constant airtime on projects, other talented employees are given work that is lower profile and/or not nearly as demanding. In the end, inequity [...]
Posted on16. Dec, 2010 by Jan Perdue.
We continue exploring what managers/leaders can do to Revive & Thrive in business next year. To many of us, we know Jane Perdue as the HR Goddess, at least on Twitter. Please soak in Jane’s words and plan some action around it as you prepare to start a new year. Jane Perdue delights in innovating [...]