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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 on30. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
What story do you want your leadership to tell? What story is told through your actions? Does your story illustrate what you believe or want? Leadership is an honor we all have the opportunity to show. My good friend Susan Mazza says leadership is a verb. It’s when we are in action that we show [...]
Posted on28. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I turn 40 next month. The momentous birthday has me deeply reflective, really nothing new for me. My reflective nature is certainly evident in my posts lately. I’ve spent several months attempting to inspire you to look deeper into how you lead people. More specifically, I’ve spent considerable time exploring how you can evoke meaning, [...]
Posted on24. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In an age dominated by media spreading scandal and greed, anger and frustration, it seems as if we’ve lost sight of what’s important. You cannot, however, let the dominating news stories mar your contributions as a leader. It’s easy to be seduced to believe unleashing the passions of others to do great work is a [...]
Posted on10. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Stop. There tucked away in the daily interactions are the impressions you leave on those you lead. Those impressions leave an indelible mark, good or bad. They are the fingerprints of your words, your actions. What mark does your leadership leave? Simon Sinek translates this question into this: The things you do or say are [...]
Posted on04. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
What’s needed from a manager to help employees pull meaning from their work? First, to let’s define meaningful work. To help mitigate this sounding a bit “touchy-feely,” I constructed this definition using research from the Journal of Business Ethics and Malcom Gladwell. Work to which employees can use their strengths Can be done autonomously The [...]
Posted on29. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
“I don’t want to live like I don’t care…I could chose not to move, but I refuse.” Josh Wilson Indifference is a killer to causing change. In teams, it allows dysfunctional behaviors to settle in. With indifference no one is willing to speak up and help the team overcome the problems. Teams fall apart. People [...]