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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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  • Quiz: What's Your Style of Change Management?
    How do you lead change? How do you think change should be led? Take this quiz to discover your change management style...

    Change is hard. Whether you’re facing a big change like reinventing a business model or something simple like the day paychecks come out, change is difficult. One study found that 70% of change efforts fail. Big or small, change efforts... Read more →

  • Negative Word Analyzer
    Just type or copy/paste your email or speech or script or whatever into the box below. Then this app will match your text against the 2,000+ words that researchers have identified as ‘negative.’ Then you can take your email, script, etc. and rewrite it to make your upcoming communication a lot less negative (and thus heated and difficult).

    When you’re about to have a difficult conversation, or deliver some constructive feedback or even send an email when you’re slightly irritated, it’s really important to PAUSE and ANALYZE the words you’re going to say. Negative words, in particular, can... Read more →

  • Many Companies Aren't Being Truthful With Their Employees About The Challenges They're Facing
    Every company faces challenges, from competitors, industry changes, regulations, staffing shortages and more. But whether those changes are serious or minor, companies are doing a terrible job keeping employees in the loop. And while many leaders think that ignorance is bliss, when employees don’t feel like the company is being honest about the challenges facing it, employees get irritated very quickly.

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ Every company faces challenges, from competitors, industry changes, regulations, staffing shortages and more. But whether those changes are serious or minor, companies are doing a terrible job keeping... Read more →