Tag Archives: Optimism
Posted on29. Dec, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
You can make a difference. You don’t need to wait for someone to encourage you to believe this and act on it. You can simply chose right now to make a difference. Our 2nd most popular blog post of 2011 encourages you to stop waiting for upper management to do something about low morale, low [...]
Posted on26. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
It seems amidst all the craziness in our world the conversation about having a more meaningful life comes up often. It’s a bright spot in these murky times without doubt. Meaning is a topic central to the book proposal I’m working on and how leaders can leverage this aspect of being human. Perhaps because I’m [...]
Posted on15. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
In America, we live over 28,000 days in our lifetime. Of which we work just over 9000 days. New Era Leaders recognize the time commitment and see an opportunity. It’s not an opportunity to exploit employees’ talents. That’s what we did in the Industrial Age. In the 21st Century, leaders understand the time commitment and [...]
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 on06. Sep, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I want something more for businesses. I want businesses to be a place where employees come to pursue and contribute to work that has meaning. I want businesses to be filled with leaders who understand the value of connecting with people as people with aspirations and ambitions, not people as a means to a goal [...]
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 on28. Aug, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
On Sundays we like to take it nice and easy. We like to take it slow. Leadership Briefs are quick reads to frame the upcoming work week. Today I’m planting seeds of optimism in your thoughts. Social technologies have heightened our awareness to different even new ways of connecting with each other. These technologies present [...]