NOT playing the Blame Game

(NOT) PLAYING THE BLAME GAME

Aug 11th, 2014 Bev's Blog 7 min read

For several years I have been extremely fortunate to be a member of a team of senior leaders who are not interested in playing the ‘Blame Game’. My colleagues have been men and women of great creativity, integrity, humour, compassion and faith who are committed to living their lives in humility and transparency. In the years since this team has developed, I have experienced none…

Tackling Talkaholics

Jul 27th, 2014 Bev's Blog 7 min read

I am always interested in the way people communicate. Take conversations, for example. For most people, a conversation is a fantastic opportunity to gain insights, get to know someone better, learn more, and generally exchange information. For a small percentage of the population though, a conversation is just a monologue, thinly disguised.    Being a talkaholic is a real problem for human relationships, and even…

MENTORING PART 5: THE POWER OF PEERS

May 29th, 2014 Bev's Blog 6 min read

The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas is one of the best-loved classics of all time. A swashbuckling adventure story of camaraderie, subterfuge, romance and honour, it’s ironic that there are actually not three but four musketeers, and the one who isn’t technically a musketeer is actually the leader of the band. What that means is that when people work together for a common purpose, who’s…

MENTORING: Anyone can do it and Everyone should!

Apr 2nd, 2014 Bev's Blog 6 min read

One of the greatest classics of literature, The Odyssey, was written almost 3000 years ago by the great poet Homer. The story is about a guy named Odysseus who went on a long journey, leaving his baby boy in the care of his friend, Mentor. For the next 20 years, Mentor encouraged, fathered, counselled and advised Telemachus until he reached maturity, at which time his…

What you lead will grow to the size you can manage – no more, no less

Feb 7th, 2014 Bev's Blog 5 min read

People grow in leadership – none of us are born capable of leading what we become capable of leading. What we lead grows according to our capacity to lead it. You will grow your church or department grows to the limits of what you are able to work with. Your team is the size you can manage and effectively engage with. If a leader doesn’t grow…

Heike Prentice, Leadership & Direction Coach

Nov 11th, 2013 Endorsements 1 min read

Serious about developing your own leadership potential? If you are serious about developing your own leadership potential and are looking for a mentor who will take you much further that you thought possible, Bev Murrill is the right person for you to work with. You can learn about leadership principles and tools in books and seminars, but far more is caught rather than taught, and…

Take the rap

TAKE THE RAP

Oct 2nd, 2012 Bev's Blog 3 min read

Leaders accept the blame, but losers pass the buck. Rick Warren Saddleback Community Church The life of a leader is never easy. All sorts of things tend to happen that are unexpected, and many of those things have the capacity to upset the apple cart in more ways than one. Plans that have been carefully formulated and well thought through can be undone by carelessness,…