Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Business Consultant John J. Murphy Relates Meeting With Norman Schwarzkopf in 'Stepping Up'

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the esteemed leader in charge of Desert Storm, is fondly remembered as a powerful role model and sage leader in Murphy's soon to be released motivational book, 'Stepping Up'

John J. Murphy, president of Venture Management Consultants, is an expert on the development of effective leadership and teamwork. Venture Management Consultants provides customized executive education and management training on how to inspire and lead change. He is the author of 14 books on leadership and related subjects. In his soon to be released book, 'Stepping Up', he relates stories about an encounter with Ret. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

“He was spot-on about what it takes to pull people together and the power of teamwork,” said Murphy, who brought 'Stormin' Norman' to a seminar attended by 2,000 people.

An award-winning author and international business consultant, John J. Murphy works with organizations worldwide who seek his counsel and coaching. From the U.S. Navy to Fortune 100s, Murphy teaches that teamwork is the ultimate reflection of wisdom and balance. Murphy has appeared on over 400 radio and television interviews. As he relates in 'Stepping Up':

“We are all creatures of habit. Take note of your habits and examine your tendencies carefully. Pay attention to the habits of others as well, especially the people who are demonstrating the behavior and results you seek. Interview them if you get the chance. Read their stories. Listen to their secrets. Embrace their examples. I will never forget the day I was scheduled to work with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the military leader in charge of Desert Storm. To prepare for the meeting and the day I would spend traveling with him, I read his entire 530-page autobiography. It made for a very meaningful conversation on leadership and a few important 'take aways' I will never forget. I now keep this autographed book on the same shelf as the book 'On Courage', subsequently signed by Rocky (Bleier). What a difference a few good books and role models can make!”

John J. Murphy’s body of work is immense. It is especially pertinent in light of today’s need for building effective teams, learning to work as a team and the development of team leadership.  He is the author of numerous books on leadership and teamwork, including ‘Pulling Together: The 10 Rules For High Performance Teams’ and ‘Pulling Together: The Power Of Teamwork.’ His company, Venture Management Consultants, specializes in helping people and organizations worldwide achieve and sustain peak performance through effective deployment, development and implementation of best practice techniques. These include, but are not limited to, lean six sigma, leadership skills training, and leadership in management, leading change, kaizen, customer service and sage leadership.

“General Schwarzkopf once said, ‘It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.’” Murphy continued, “What we need today more than ever are examples of courageous leadership. Talk is cheap. People want action. People want results. Sage leaders deliver by stepping up with courage, wisdom and passion. ‘Stormin Norman’ was a fine example of this.”

John J. Murphy is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at jjmurphy13@comcast.net. Murphy’s books are available at Amazon, at his website and many other online book outlets. More information, including a full list of services and authored works, can be found at his website at www.venturemanagmentconsultants.com.

About John J. Murphy:

Recognized as an international expert on leading culture change, John Murphy helps organizations address this issue head on. The author of 14 books on related topics, and a guest on over 400 radio and television stations, Murphy teaches leaders worldwide how to integrate the culture piece (of OE) with the systems, structural, and “tools” components. Approaching the change process with an integrated strategy leads to powerful, measurable, sustainable results.


John J. Murphy
Venture Management Consultants