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Leadership IQ is a leadership training and research firm. Founded by New York Times bestselling author Mark Murphy, Leadership IQ leads one of the world’s largest leadership training and employee engagement studies.

Among our many well-known research studies are “Job Performance Not a Predictor of Employee Engagement,” “Are SMART Goals Dumb?,” “Why CEO's Get Fired,” “Why New Hires Fail” and “Don’t Expect Layoff Survivors to Be Grateful.”

Leadership IQ’s work has appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post. And Mark Murphy has been a featured guest on programs including CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Fox Business News, CNN International and NPR.

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    It’s pretty hard to recruit a high performer if you don’t know what attitudes define being a high performer. That’s like being told to go buy a great computer, with no clarification about what ‘great’ means. PC or Mac? Desktop... Read more →

  • Video on Goal Setting: Are SMART Goals Dumb?

    Every company on earth has set SMART Goals.  But does that mean they're effective?  Not if the disturbing research we've done on goal setting is any indication.  In this video, Leadership IQ Founder Mark Murphy talks about some potential problems... Read more →

  • Employee Engagement Shocker: Low Performers May Be MORE Engaged Than High Performers

    Every leader wants employee engagement, but how much do you really know about engagement in your organization? For instance: are your high performers the most engaged employees? What about your middle performers: are they more engaged than your low performers?... Read more →