Mark Murphy is the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ. Author of the new book, HIRING FOR ATTITUDE (McGraw Hill), Murphy leads one of the world’s largest studies on goal-setting and leadership, and his groundbreaking research has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, and hundreds of other periodicals. He was featured on CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Fox Business News, among other broadcast programs.
Mark has lectured at the Harvard Business School, Yale University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Florida. And his clients include Microsoft, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, MD Anderson Cancer Center, FirstEnergy, Volkswagen and Johns Hopkins.
Mark’s previous book was the international bestseller Hundred Percenters: Challenge Your People to Give It Their All and They’ll Give You Even More. He also authored Hard Goals, The Deadly Sins of Employee Retention, and Generation Y and the New Rules of Management.
Among his many awards, Mark was a three-time nominee for Modern Healthcare’s “Most Powerful People in Healthcare Award,” joining a list of 300 luminaries including Hillary Clinton and Bill Frist. Only 15 consultants had ever been nominated to this list. He was also awarded the prestigious Healthcare Financial Management Association’s “Helen Yerger Award for Best Research” for being the first person to discover the link between patient mortality rates and hospital finances. Some of his other well-known research studies include “Are SMART Goals Dumb?,” “Why CEO's Get Fired,” “Why New Hires Fail” and “Don’t Expect Layoff Survivors to Be Grateful.”
Previously, Mark was President of a joint venture with Mercer Human Resources Consulting. And prior to that, he was a partner in the management consulting subsidiary of VHA, Inc., the world’s largest healthcare consortium.
Mark holds degrees from the University of Buffalo, executive coursework at The Wharton School and an MBA from the University of Rochester.