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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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  • Fewer Than Half Of Employees Know If They're Doing A Good Job
    One of our recent studies asked more than 30,000 employees to rate the statement “I know whether my performance is where it should be.” In an ideal world, every person in every job would say ‘I always know!’ But that’s not what I found.  Just look at this chart...

    One of our recent studies asked more than 30,000 employees to rate the statement “I know whether my performance is where it should be.” In an ideal world, every person in every job would say ‘I always know!’ But that’s not... Read more →

  • 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 →