John Murphy International

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What’s The Price of 1 Hour of Your Time?

A challenge for so many managers, entrepreneurs and leaders who I come in contact with is the following - what should I be spending my time on?

Entrepreneurship

How Do You Motivate People Who Are Star Performers?

<i>“I have a red hot performer in my team, but I’m scared that she will leave as I cannot offer her anything more right now”</i><p>That was the sad cry from a …

4 Critical Traits of Star Performers

Let’s be honest, finding (and keeping) star performers is a real challenge. I know that earlier in my career I made a number of mistakes when looking …

Human Resources

How To Make Your Goals Happen

Alright so it is now February and if I was to hazard a guess that some (or even all!) of your goals are not quite on track to achieving them, would I …

Motivation

How To Be An Inspirational Leader?

Do you ever wonder why some organizations thrive and flourish and others in the same industry just don’t?<p>Why is that Apple are so hugely successful …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want change to happen - start with yourself

We all talk about how change is needed, how we all must embrace change and we philosophize how change is so good for us all!<p>Are we not just wonderful …

Leadership

6 Tips to Boost Your Productivity

This post was first published on Liz Strauss’ highly successful blog, “Success and Outstanding Bloggers” and I was honored to be a guest writer – …

Time Management

If You Change Behavior, You Transform Results

A number of years ago anyone in the business world who suggested that how you managed your own and others emotions had a direct impact upon the …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Tips on How to Get the Important Things Done

Why is it I just never seem to get the important things done!! You know, I just wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say that. …

How Successful Executives Get the Important Things Done

<b>Do you struggle to get the important things done?</b><p>Well, yes, it is a struggle, but there are solutions.<p>In my work with Senior Executives, CEOs and …

Time Management

5 Tips from Top CEOs on How to Prioritize

<b>Do you really know how to prioritize?</b><p>In my experience, most of us are somewhere between okay and pretty awful when it comes to really understanding …

CEOs

You’re the CEO, So What Are Your Really Important Things To Do?

I was prompted to share the following case study as a result of the feedback I got from my last post 5 Tips from top CEOs on how to prioritize, as …

4 Tips to Build Effective Time Management Skills

<b>Let’s be honest – effective time management is a holy grail for all of us.</b><p>I also think that it is more of a challenge today than it was even ten …

Dreaming is Great, Implementation is Critical

Dreaming is not a subject that gets a lot of chapters devoted to it in business books, and I think that is a shame. The great entrepreneurs, like Sir …

How Do You Rate Your Team Management Skills?

<b>As a leader and manager it is imperative that we continuously evaluate our team management skills – if only because others are evaluating them all</b> …

So, What is the True Measure of Leadership?

I was asked at a conference lately what, in my opinion, is the true measure of leadership. Great question and what ensued was a really interesting …

Leadership

Stress and Senior Executives – A Tip That Works

The issue of stress is common to all of us, and whether you have the title of CEO, Marketing Director, Finance Director or whatever, you are just as …

Mountaineering

Leadership and Barclays – Not Very Connected

The debacle that is playing out with Barclays is an extraordinary example of poor leadership and should be written as a textbook example of how not …

Too Often Today Leadership Lacks Integrity.

You don’t have to try very hard to gauge the publics’ views and impressions of the quality of leadership that is manifested in so many areas in …

Leadership

Lesson from Ernie Els for all Entrepreneurs

Watching the British Open at Royal Lytham was a bit like watching a car crash as you witnessed Adam Scott implode. To be 4 up with 4 to go – and then …

Are you a safe leader?

Would you describe yourself as a safe leader? Perhaps, more importantly, would your people describe your leadership as safe?<p>Is it important to be …

Mountaineering

Will This WOW My Customers and Add Value?

I am a great believer in creating routines and anyone who follows my posts will know that. They are so important to engrain the right habits that …

Customer Experience

3 Pitfalls for Chief Executives

At a conference recently I was asked a really good question – what are the most common pitfalls for any Chief Executive?<p>It’s a great question and one …

Management

Executive Coaching Is A Great Idea - But I Don't Need It

That is exactly what a client of mine said to me about a year ago. Jerry (not his real name, as he will be reading this!) was, and is, a client of my …

Management

I Need a Daily Routine to Keep Me on Track

Just what we all want! Give me a few pointers that will help me to keep my daily routine on track and the holy grail of success will be mine!<p>How I …

Am I doing the Right Things?

This has been really bothering me of late! The last 6 months I have been really challenged to get so many different things done. Now, don’t get me …

Bad Habits Are Dangerous – So Protect Yourself and Others

Recently when I was challenging a client about a specific behavior, the response I got was – “It’s a bad habit of mine – but it’s part of who I am, …

Psychology

What You Pay Attention to Today Determines Your Future

This is quite a sobering thought, isn’t it? If you really embraced this statement what difference would it make to what you are paying attention to …

Mindfulness

Which Management Practices Are Critical to Success?

Fads come and go all the time. Sometimes centralization is the way to go, then decentralization is all the rage. This year bottom up budgeting is the …

Management

I Would Love to Be More Optimistic in This Economic Environment

By and large in the current economic climate optimism is in pretty short supply! We cannot turn on our radios, TVs, or read the papers without being …