Tag Archives: New Era Leaders
Posted on05. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In the hustle of the day we comfortably let our schedule harness us into routine. And when the routine is interrupted, anxiety, stress even anger rise to the surface. It’s incredibly difficult to listen to what’s happening around you with your schedule whipping you into submission. Heck, it’s nearly impossible to connect with employees, have [...]
Posted on26. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
“I become steadily more persuaded that perhaps the greatest disparity between reality and managerial perceptions is an underestimation of the potentialities of human beings for contribution to organizational effectiveness.” Douglas McGregor When it comes to work, some of you would be hard pressed to think of it as a community. And probably for good reason. [...]
Posted on21. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
If you were to assess the leadership in your company, would you say it’s lacking, abundant, or somewhere in between? The impression I get from talking with employees is that it’s lacking or mediocre. That’s not surprising given the tremendous amount of strain most company’s are under. Stress rolls down from the top to managers [...]
Posted on03. Oct, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
We are witnessing a crisis of leadership in our middle-managers, supervisors, senior executives, even politicians. (I leave commentary on the latter for other blogs.) Despite the crisis of leadership, we don’t need to fix it. To fix something means it’s worth repairing. The leadership breakdowns we’ve seen play out in the media and, I dare [...]
Posted on28. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Love is a dirty word in business. Unfortunately the 20th century belief that love is unacceptable in business still has its uncomfortable hooks in management practices and leaders’ minds. For a New Era Leader love isn’t a dirty word. Instead, it’s a leadership act showing genuine interest in the well being of employees. It’s also [...]
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 on09. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I’m no economist, but I believe we’re in for rockier times. I know – it doesn’t require an MBA to make that prediction. I share my prediction not to show off my brilliance, but to remind you how leaders respond to gloomy economic news. Can you say machete? You know the one that comes out [...]