Status Go: Ep. 168 – If Gold is Our Destiny

Technology Professionals are driven by their curiosity and love for solving problems. Turns out these traits make for great leaders as well. In this episode of Status Go, we talk with author Sean Murray. Sean has published “If Gold is Our Destiny,” the story of the 1984 men’s Olympic volleyball team. That team won USA’s first medal in the sport…and it was gold. The story of how they accomplished this feat is exciting and thrilling, and chock full of leadership lessons we as technology professionals can use to “dig, set, and spike” our careers forward!

Sean P. Murray has over twenty years’ experience in leadership and organization development.  As the founder and CEO of RealTime Performance, Sean helps organizations unleash the human factors that drive business success.  Our services include facilitating programs in leadership, inclusion, decision making, team building, business acumen and innovation.

RealTime Performance clients including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, FedEx & Nordstrom. Prior to founding RealTime Performance in 1999, Sean worked for GE Capital at the Center for Learning & Organizational Excellence.

Sean Murray is the author of If Gold Is Our Destiny: How a Team of Mavericks Came Together for Olympic Glory, about the 1984 U.S. men’s national volleyball team and their improbable journey to a gold medal.  Sean also writes a blog on personal leadership at:, hosts the weekly podcast The Good Life:,  and publishes a monthly newsletter:

Sean has an undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

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