Keynote Speaker on Leadership, Mark Murphy

Bring New York Times Bestseller Mark Murphy to speak at your next event

Mark Murphy, founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, has written some of the most practical and insightful leadership books ever. Mark’s reputation as a master teacher is also why he’s lectured at The United Nations, Harvard Business School, Microsoft, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, and more.

His leadership techniques and research have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., CNBC, CBS MarketWatch, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and more. He has also appeared on ABC’s 20/20, CBS News, Fox Business News, CNN and NPR.


Speaking Topics

Mark Murphy specializes in all the cornerstones of great leadership, including employee engagement, goal-setting, motivation, team-building, change management, innovation, quality control and peak performance, just to name a few. Whether your event requires laser-like focus on a particular leadership skill or a blend of essential skills inherent to your organization, Mark will customize his keynote presentation to your specific needs. Here are a few of his popular themes:

Hundred Percenters: Leadership That Inspires Greatness

We’ve all heard that if you make employees happy, they’ll give you great performance. But for all the billions of dollars companies have spent trying to satisfy and engage their employees, only 35% say they’re inspired to give their best effort at work. In this session, Mark will reveal new research from more than 500,000 employees and leaders on the best leadership style for inspiring employees to passionately give 100% every day. Based on Mark’s New York Times Bestselling book Hundred Percenters, Mark will cover how to inspire employees with Challenge, Connection, HARD Goals, Accountability, and more.

Hiring for Attitude

According to a groundbreaking study by Leadership IQ, 46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months while only 19% will achieve unequivocal success. But contrary to popular belief, technical skills only account for 11% of why new hires fail; it’s poor attitude that dominates the list – flaws which many of their managers admit were overlooked during the interview process. In this session, based on Mark’s bestselling book Hiring for Attitude, he’ll show how to hire for coachability, emotional intelligence, motivation, and temperament. You’ll learn which words ruin interview questions, how to discover the attitudes that your unique organization needs, how to get candidates to reveal their attitudes in interviews, and more.

HARD Goals: The Science of Extraordinary Achievement

Everyone can achieve extraordinary things. The secret is setting goals that test the very limits of your abilities. In this session, Mark explains the science behind getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career, business and life. Leadership IQ studied nearly 5,000 workers from virtually every field. Conclusively, it was found that extraordinary goals – the kind of goals that innovated the iPod, created nanotechnology and more – stimulate and engage the brain in ways that are profoundly different than the goals most people set. People who set HARD goals are up to 75% more fulfilled than people with easy goals. Mark will illustrate how success – and the intense satisfaction it brings – comes from knowing how to set goals that are Heartfelt, Animated, Required and Difficult.

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Mark is exclusively represented by the BrightSight Group, so for speaking engagements and seminars, please contact:

Tom Neilssen at the BrightSight Group
Phone: 609-924-3060 x16

What people say about Mark Murphy:

“Mark is an exceptional teacher with world-class insight into how to become a great leader. Every leader will benefit from his lessons.
-Joseph W., Chief Operating Officer, Merrill Lynch

“The information presented was outstanding. Mark is inspirational and kept everyone’s interest during the presentations. We have implemented his ‘Five Deadly Sins of Teams’ within our organization and have seen a marked improvement in team meetings, participation and outcomes.”
-Jack K., Director, Corporate Training & Development, KV Pharmaceutical

“Mark Murphy is an incredible teacher. His programs are very easy to follow and to comprehend. Why are they so beneficial and worth the money? Because they are REALISTIC! They are very easily applied to today’s business environment.”
-Jeff M., General Manager, Skyline Club, Indianapolis

“Mark provides tools and insight that can be applied to any workplace with managers of differing skill levels. Everything covered in this program will be useful to me.”
-Marcia W., HR Director, Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH

“Mark makes management training fun and interesting. I really enjoyed his sense of humor and real life examples.”
-John B., Site Manager, Cabela’s Catalog Inc.

“Mark is the master of practical real-world solutions for leadership success. This program had an immediate impact on our Trustees and CEOs.”
-John M., Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana Hospital Association

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Mark is exclusively represented by the BrightSight Group, so for speaking engagements and seminars, please contact:

Tom Neilssen at the BrightSight Group
Phone: 609-924-3060 x16