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  • Return On Morale

    Written by: Ted Coiné | April 12, 2012

    I spend a lot of time observing the effect that morale – high, low, or indifferent – has on a business’s success. Why the near-obsession? When people love their organization, they go to extraordinary lengths to ensure its continued success. When things are already going well, they push that success to new heights; when the […] Read moreRead More»


  • 3 Killers of Leadership

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 11, 2012

    The audacity of leadership is rooted in possibility, a bold stand for what could be. Business in the 21st century needs audacious leaders who are willing to step away from the comfort of tried-and-true. Possibility is constrained by tried-and-true. Yet it’s unwise to turn one’s back on the past. Between possibility and tried-and-true is a […] Read moreRead More»


  • A “TO-BE” List for Aspiring Leaders by Angela Maiers

    Written by: Angela Maiers | April 10, 2012

    ”Being’ and ‘doing’ are inseparable aspects of your presence and influence. -author unknown I have the privilege each year of speaking to auditoriums full of aspiring young leaders, anxious to go out into the world and make their mark. They are looking for the “book”, the “roadmap” , the “words or wisdom” that will guide […] Read moreRead More»


  • Who do you serve

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 7, 2012

    At Switch and Shift we write mostly about what 21st Century Leadership looks like. It’s a topic rich in material, ripe for conversation. More important that any of our ruminations is what you do with the material, or, at minimum, how you spread the conversation. See, such ruminations cannot be kept in this online world. […] Read moreRead More»


  • Rank Has Its ____ (fill in the blank)

    Written by: Ted Coiné | April 6, 2012

    Over the past month, Shawn and I have hosted quite a gathering of extraordinary minds, all focused on different aspects of the future of leadership: how do they see the craft of leadership changing in the future? Or, in many cases, why will it not change at all? What are the best qualities of a […] Read moreRead More»


  • Preaching Beyond The Choir

    Written by: Ted Coiné | April 4, 2012

    All leaders can be guilty of the same mistake: preaching to the choir. To be an effective leader, and an effective agent of change for your organization, it is essential that you move beyond your confederates and focus your message on those who are not presently on board with your message. Want to be more […] Read moreRead More»


  • Lose the Ego and Find the Leader Within by Al Smith

    Written by: Al Smith | April 3, 2012

    We all know leaders need to do a lot of things. Have a clear vision is just one of many things being discussed. I couldn’t agree more, but the key is to keep it simple and focus on what we can do as leaders, to make it about the people and be the best example […] Read moreRead More»


  • Perils of Overlooking Talent in Your Team

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 2, 2012

    The ordinary manager is the one who continues to overlook the talents of his team. He’s the one who fails to look for unseen or emerging talent in each of his employees. From these managers an unchallenged perspective about the nature of work and the relationships necessary to ship great results erode profits. Culture stagnates […] Read moreRead More»


  • Social You: 6 More Reasons No One Follows You on Twitter

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 1, 2012

    Recently Ted listed four reasons people don’t follow you on Twitter. The list wasn’t punitive. Rather, Ted shed some light on social mistakes that interfere with making connections with others, or in his words “hold you back.” As Ted’s insights do, they got me thinking about why I choose not to follow, or engage, people […] Read moreRead More»


  • Make Failure Your Greatest Asset

    Written by: Ted Coiné | March 31, 2012

    The You: Reinvented series is meant to bring you successfully through the intersection of personally development and leadership success. I have a friend – we’ll call her Jen – who’s on a fast-track to a highly successful career. She’s smart, hard-working, and quite talented at finding new ways to delight her clients. She is also a […] Read moreRead More»


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