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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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  • How To Bring Out The Best In Your Middle Performers
    There’s a common assumption that middle performers are universally maxed out, already operating at peak efficiency, and with no hope of improvement. It’s a big reason why so many middle performers (who often make up roughly 70% of the workforce) get the least amount of performance coaching from leaders. But only a scant 10% of middle performers actually fall into the maxed out/no hope category.

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ There’s a common assumption that middle performers are universally maxed out, already operating at peak efficiency, and with no hope of improvement. It’s a big reason why so... Read more →

  • This Unusual Japanese Technique Will Radically Improve Your Presentations

    Most presenters fall short when it comes to engaging audiences while driving home their point. Too many slides, the wrong kinds of slides, rambling, lack of an objective and a weak argument are just a few of the presentation sins most speakers commit.
    PechaKucha, a weird Japanese presentation technique devised by Tokyo architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham can help.

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ Most presenters fall short when it comes to engaging audiences while driving home their point. Too many slides, the wrong kinds of slides, rambling, lack of an objective... Read more →

  • Video: Develop Communication Skills Using Concrete Language

    Develop Communication Skills Using Concrete Language
    When we talk about developing great communication skills, you know that when giving a presentation, or a speech, or a “rah rah” rousing the troops, get folks all fired up kind of talk, you have a choice in terms of how you speak.

      Develop Communication Skills Using Concrete Language When we talk about developing great communication skills, you know that when giving a presentation, or a speech, or a “rah rah” rousing the troops, get folks all fired up kind of talk,... Read more →