Uncertain Times Call for Leaders to Step Up

If you turn on the news, take a look at social media, or listen to conversations from those around you, you’ll likely notice the discord. It’s evident we’re in pretty turbulent times right now…with tensions running high. Our country seems to be on edge, and there’s divisiveness everywhere I look. Let’s be clear, I’m not going to make this a political post. To me, it doesn’t matter which “side” you’re on. What I am going to talk about is leadership, and how now, more than ever, we all need to be … [Read more...]

Oh What a Year!

I’ve heard this said repeatedly over the last several days, “It doesn’t seem possible it’s mid-December!” This may be in part because where I’m at (in Des Moines, Iowa) we didn’t really have any measurable snow (or snow that stuck to the ground for more than 24 hours) until this past weekend. That alone is crazy. But it may also be due in part to the fact that this past year seems like it flew by at supersonic speed…and so much has happened. I can’t possibly address it all, but there are some … [Read more...]

Oh What a Year!

I’ve heard this said repeatedly over the last several days, “It doesn’t seem possible it’s mid-December!” This may be in part because where I’m at (in Des Moines, Iowa) we didn’t really have any measurable snow (or snow that stuck to the ground for more than 24 hours) until this past weekend. That alone is crazy. But it may also be due in part to the fact that this past year seems like it flew by at supersonic speed…and so much has happened. I can’t possibly address it all, but there are some … [Read more...]

Culture is King

We’re very intentional about our culture at Holmes Murphy, and we work hard to maintain it. In my opinion, we have nothing if we don’t have a culture that supports our employees and enhances their engagement. Several years ago, we decided to take that engagement to the next level by developing seven aspirations. These aspirations are a key part of our culture. They’re our hope-filled goals that set the standard for who and what we want to be. They shape how we look at decisions that impact our … [Read more...]