Take my 21 Day Challenge (Why not Wednesday)

I challenge you to do something in the next 21 days that will significantly change your life. That’s right, let’s use this COVID-19 shutdown to be disruptive. Read More

Tracking the Trend: Is the Coronavirus a Tipping Point for Virtual Work?

As we face the potential of quarantine caused by the COVID-19 virus, many are being forced into quarantine. Amazon, Microsoft, and Expedia are asking employees to work from home. Harvard and University of Washington are only holding classes online. My grandson’s first grade class in Bothell, Washington has also gone to online classes for two weeks. Could we be seeing a linear trend toward the virtual workplace? Read More

Overcoming 10 Challenges When Working from Home

With the Coronavirus Pandemic shutdown, many are suddenly working remotely, creating a virtual office for the first time. That creates problems for both management and staff. In this post, we discuss the ten challenges to overcome working remotely. Read More

Thinking Bigger Tuesday: What happened when I asked myself a Crazy Question?

Last week I recommended Anne Mahlum’s TED Talk, “There is no way this will work” about getting the homeless to run. About the time Anne Mahlum asked her crazy question, I asked another one while I was running.In my executive coaching business, Murfield Coaching, I work with leaders to solve significant problems with disruptive thinking. I guess it shouldn’t be any surprise that I ask myself crazy questions that push me farther than most would expect. This story is a perfect example. Read More

They said he couldn’t play. He proved them wrong.

By now you have heard the story about how Shaquem Griffin was drafted by the NFL Seattle Seahawks in the 5th round. You also know that his left hand was amputated at age four and that a coach wouldn’t let him play football. (featured photo by Nfl.com) For most of us, that alone would be… Read More