Derek Murphy

About the Author

Derek Murphy is CEO of TBC , a global assessment company with over four decades of experience, specializing in 360s and survey customization. Our hosting platform, TruScore®, allows you to manage all of your talent management assessments in one central location. Contact him at derek@boothco.com .

Onboarding: Helping New Workers Know They’ll Become Something Big

Remember those first-day of school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were and what your new teachers were like (stickler for rules or laid-back and fun)? That’s not even considering all the social issues that arise such as who would be…

The Eternal Debate: Can Managers Learn to Lead, and Leaders to Manage?

Leadership and management should be linked together, not separated Leaders are celebrated, while managers are often criticized, but a combination of the two could be just what the economy needs. There’s been an ongoing debate for the past five decades, and I’m not talking about Medicare or why the Chicago Cubs haven’t won…

Internal or External? Why You May Benefit Promoting From Within

Let’s say there is a skills gap in your company. If budgets allow, your first inclination might be to hire someone from outside the company to close that gap. After all, there are some people who know how to look great on “paper,” and a stunning resume can make any company leader salivate…

Distraction or Stress Reducer? Why a Dog-Friendly Workplace Might Work

I can’t help but notice the abundance of articles dedicated to workplace stress. Bottom line: Workplace stress is a very real phenomenon that can bring about an array of health concerns. It’s no secret that stress is a major contributor to employee absenteeism and low morale, which can result in a substantial loss…

Embracing Healthy Work Boundaries: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Facebook made headlines once again, and it was not due to another layout change. Apparently, the company’s second-in-command, COO Sheryl Sandberg, leaves work every day at 5:30 p.m. so she’s home for dinner with her kids. If you’re wondering why this has any sort of significance, think about all the advancements in technology….

Feuding Superstars? Here’s How to Play Referee With Your Own Team

There isn’t much news lately about the NBA, other than the whole lockout fiasco and I don’t feel like getting into that mess. However, I happened to read that Shaquille O’Neal has just released his autobiography, and news outlets are buzzing about the fact that in the book Shaq revisits his feud with…