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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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  • People Who Set SMART Goals Are Less Likely To Love Their Job
    If you’ve had a job for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly set a SMART Goal (most commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound). But while everyone knows how to set a SMART Goal, what most people don’t know is that they could really be hurting how they feel about their job.

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ If you’ve had a job for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly set a SMART Goal (most commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound). But while... Read more →

  • 3 Simple Ways To Make Your Workplace More Truthful
    It’s an unfortunate feature of humanity that people, even smart, ostensibly-rational people, don’t always like to hear the truth. That’s why the study The Risks Of Ignoring Employee Feedback found that only 23% of people say that when they share their work problems with their leader, he/she Always responds constructively.

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ It’s an unfortunate feature of humanity that people, even smart, ostensibly-rational people, don’t always like to hear the truth. That’s why the study The Risks Of Ignoring Employee Feedback found... Read more →

  • Video: Problems With Behavioral Interview Questions
    Everybody is familiar with behavioral interview questions. And in general, the idea behind them is good. Basically, you ask about a past situation that somebody faced as a way of predicting future behavior. All good. 

        Everybody is familiar with behavioral interview questions. And in general, the idea behind them is good. Basically, you ask about a past situation that somebody faced as a way of predicting future behavior. All good. That's fine, but... Read more →