Tag Archives: transparency
Posted on18. Jul, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Perhaps one of the most difficult acts of leadership for employees (non-managers) is to respectfully challenge the direction a decision may be headed. The fear of a CLM (career limiting move) dangles in front of many employees as they seriously consider inquiring into seemingly stupid decisions. There are, however, respectful ways to show your contrarian [...]
Posted on27. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Abraham Lincoln wrote, “The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.” The simplicity of Lincoln’s statement makes it easy to dismiss. Yet, too many leaders back away from the truth when they need to announce a change that will disrupt employees’ work lives. At Least 10 Reasons Why Leaders [...]
Posted on18. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I recently watched Inside Job. It’s a documentary that explains the events that led up to the 2008 economic collapse. It’s thought provoking to say the least. The absence of leaders, then and now, stepping up and boldly taking action casts a bright light on where our leaders’ leadership crumbled, evaporated, and ultimately became a [...]
Posted on05. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Yesterday I wrote about transparency being a matter of ethics. Leaders have got to know that transparency helps others make sense of the meaning behind actions/words. It can remove much of the guesswork in those all too frequent times when important information is not disclosed. So, what should a leader consider when needing to be [...]
Posted on04. Apr, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
Let’s be clear: transparency is a matter of ethics. Transparent leaders share information “free from pretense,” does not deceive others, and even communicates in a frank manner. This according to Webster is the definition of transparency. Consider the key words: free from pretense, deceit, frank. Indeed these are crucial elements of an ethical leader. We [...]
Posted on24. Mar, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
I’ve been in conversations lately about sharing bad news with employees. They’ve centered on whether or not news that is difficult to hear should be shared. “I don’t want people to be discouraged and I need them to be focused,” was the common reasons for not sharing difficult news. All too often I’ve seen withheld [...]
Posted on24. Jan, 2011 by Shawn Murphy.
A recent study on employee engagement from Blessing White revealed that 52% of those in their research felt neither engaged nor disengaged. The other 48% went like this: 31% are engaged; 17% are disengaged. That’s some good news. Translation, the majority is or wants to feel connected to their work, to be a contribution to [...]