Unleash the Unlimited Potential of Your Team

Shawn is an author, consultant and podcaster
Shawn is an author, consultant and podcaster


Does your company have a set of values that all know to help them be on the same page on how you’re going to succeed as a company?

Does your team feel free to contribute ideas?

Switch and Shift – what does the “human side of business” mean? Continue reading Unleash the Unlimited Potential of Your Team

11 Secrets of Employee Engagement on The Rebel Leader

Shawn Murphy and Mark Babbitt do it again with another great interview. This one is with Kevin Jones of vinjones.com. It’s episode 11 for The Rebel Leader podcast and it’s titled “Our Struggle with Sincere Engagement

Kevin has 11 secrets of engaged employees, the first 3 are:

  1. Engagement is a by-product
  2. Know your why
  3. Be willing to be fired

Tune in and find out the other 8.

Happiness, Focus, and Optimism Make a Difference

Here are a couple of podcast episodes that I’ve recently listened to that I thought would interest the Inspired and Intentional community. The first person I discovered on The Unmistakeable Creative podcast (hosted by  ) was with Neil Pasricha. It’s the March 7th Episode titled “The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in Our Happiness.” One cool thing, he created a job helping CEOs be more productive with their time. He’s accomplished a lot in his young life.

Neil was also on the Self-Made Man Podcast episode titled “Happiness Equation Revealed.”

Then while trying to find the details of that episode I was reminded how much I enjoyed the interview on the April 18 episode of The Unmistakeable Creative, with a former CBS broadcaster, Michelle Gielan. She talks about Broadcasting Positivity.

Another reason both of these are good is because they quote various research on happiness, optimism, etc showing there are tangible, measurable effects of what we focus on and how it can help in our productivity, creativity, and health. Any company should want to encourage this in their people.

The changes we need to make to create a positive intentional impact are minor.

Mission Accomplished – Employees Satisfied

According to this Society for Human Resource Management (SRHM) report titled, Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement, employee satisfaction is at it’s highest in 10 years. In addition, their measure of engagement shows the workforce is moderately engaged. I guess the mission of this blog/podcast is complete. Sure the number can always be improved. However, I would say I can shut this down…

Maybe not yet. I’ve started reading the 68 page report to figure out how and what they’re measuring. And I would love to hear from someone at SHRM and Gallup to compare their seemingly disparate outcomes on employee engagement. I’m sure there’s more to come. Please take a look at the reports and let’s work through this together.

One thing that stood out to me: “Compensation has increased in importance. Sixty-three percent of respondents cited it as a contributor to satisfaction, the highest level since 2006.

Here’s the Huffington post article, “Apparently No One Hates Their Job Anymore” that inspired this post.


Work As a Source of Joy – Episode 31 Shawn Murphy, Part 1

Shawn is an author, consultant and podcaster
Shawn Murphy,  author, consultant and podcaster.

Questions from the episode

Is there a way to look at your work as purpose and not so much transactional?

What is your work climate?

Notes Taken during the editing. Continue reading Work As a Source of Joy – Episode 31 Shawn Murphy, Part 1