Emily Marsh November 22 2020

Behaviours that make a difference - an interview with Dennis Murphy

This is the first in a series of three interviews with Dennis Murphy; this instalment looks at the themes of agile behaviour and stakeholder managment.

Dennis Murphy’s career history is pretty fascinating.

Working for the Canadian Federal Government, he has spent more than 25 years managing counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence programmes. He’s served as a senior Canadian liaison officer within the UK, and managed operational intelligence collaboration in areas such as cyber security.

That’s all very well, but what does he know about leadership behaviours?

To put it mildly, a lot. Dennis spoke to us recently about his experience of agile behaviours – how they become paramount when you’re juggling a number of priorities, and how to ensure you have the right team around you to allow you to delegate, change tactic quickly and address issues as they arise.

He spoke about looking after your team in order to make sure they’re comfortable and have the resources they need to do the day job, so that they have the headspace they need to try new things. Dennis also spoke about the idea of ‘sticking to the strategy’ when it comes to keeping people on track, and preventing those experimenting with agile behaviours from losing focus.

 Watch the video below to hear from Dennis himself, and keep an eye out for two more interviews coming very soon!

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