Tag Archives: making a difference
Posted on23. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
We all face moments in our life when we know we’ve been called upon to help. It can be buying lunch for the homeless women or helping a friend move in the ran on a Saturday. It’s a split-second decision to help or look the other way. Do you rationalize why you shouldn’t buy the [...]
Posted on21. Nov, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Clearly people are pissed off: from Arab Spring showing how an organized, purposeful group of people can overthrow inhumane dictators to unorganized, yet persistent Occupy America to dissatisfied, disengaged employees. These events and others are punctuated by people’s anger over the misbehavior of politicians, figure heads, leaders, even manager. Humanity seems to be in great [...]
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 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 on13. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
What does a better, more focused, more meaningful life look like for you? Work with a purpose is definitely high on the list. That, however, isn’t at the top. Topping my list is my family and faith. This weekend I decided to honor these core things in my heart as one way to mourn the [...]
Posted on29. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
How many times have you heard, “If upper management would get it’s act together, we could actually make some progress?” I’m asking you, though, to stop saying it. Put up your pinky and pinky swear it. I’ll say it with you. Really? Really. Why? In these times where so much uncertainty whirls about weaving itself [...]
Posted on21. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Please give me a moment to position this political intro to link to an important leadership reminder. I promise to not stand on my soapbox…for too long. Running in my mind like a warped looped-tape is the belief that our politicians have forgotten how to hear each other. With wicked problems facing many economies, divisive [...]