Leading from the Middle

Leading from the Middle

As middle managers become more successful in their roles, they become the person to whom their colleagues look for in advice, mentorship and guidance. They become the “elected leaders”. These are the leaders that have a following of people, respect from upper management and self-pride. The unsung hero is the employee leading from the middle.

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Murphy Oil – Community Involvement

Murphy Oil – Community Involvement

Many of PDRs clients play a strong role in their community.  Murphy Oil Corp is no exception. They have called El Dorado, Arkansas home for many years.  You can even trace the history of Charles Haywood Murphy, Sr’s arrival in El Dorado, Arkansas to 1904 and the company’s roots go back to a lumber and banking business in South Arkansas. 

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Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Talent

Similar to marketing, knowing your target audience’s values surpasses demographics. What captures their attention, motivates them to action, and drives their loyalty? Displaying that your company actively supports individual employee values is key in attracting and retaining the next generation of talent. 

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Give Me a Break: Coffee Culture in the Workplace

The emergence of large coffee chains and increasing number of independent coffee shops has “disrupted the work experience and caused its own revolution in the workplace.” Fueled by WiFi and caffeine, creative potential thrives in physical environments that re-energize, inspire, and support a variety of work functions and styles.

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5 Powerful Ways to Become a Better Listener

In today’s fast-paced, technology-saturated corporate environment, listening is at a premium.  Throughout our busy workdays, we find every possible opportunity to multi-task – we bring laptops to meetings to finish deliverables, use the mute button to hold side conversations on conference calls, and compulsively check our phones at all hours to stay connected.

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