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"Mark Murphy gives leaders the science and skills to engage employees, end burnout, and inspire more high performers!"

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Meet Mark Murphy 

New York Times Bestselling Author, Forbes Senior Contributor, Award-Winning Leadership Expert & Speaker

Mark leads one of the world’s largest leadership studies, and his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and U.S. News & World Report. Mark has also appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, and Fox Business News.


Mark has lectured at the United Nations, Harvard Business School, the Clinton Foundation, Microsoft, Merck, MasterCard, Charles Schwab, Aflac and hundreds more.  

Popular Speech Topic: The Blueprint For Increasing Resilience & Optimism

"Executives and leaders love Mark's speeches because he delivers a unique blend of science, instantly practical skills, and a charismatic speaking style!"

Mark's Keynote Speech Topics Include:

Skyrocketing Employee Engagement In Stressful Times

Here’s a terrifying statistic: Only 28% of employees love their job! Think about what that means for your ability to retain employees, keep them performing at a high level, prevent them from disengaging and becoming bitter or negative.  (And with Glassdoor and social media, do you really want disengaged people talking about your company in a negative way? How much will your company suffer when your best people start quitting and talking badly?). There are simple activities you can undertake today that will drastically increase your employee engagement.  Given how simple these steps are, there’s really no excuse for not increasing employee engagement!

Hundred Percenters: Leadership That Inspires Greatness

In this session, Mark will reveal new research from more than 500,000 employees and leaders on the best leadership style for inspiring employees to passionately give 100% effort every day. Based on Mark's New York Times Bestselling book Hundred Percenters, Mark will cover how to inspire employees with Challenge, Connection, HARD Goals, Accountability, and more.

Hard Goals: The Science Of Extraordinary Achievement

People who set HARD goals are up to 75% more fulfilled than people with easy goals. And they achieve much bigger results!  Based on the bestselling book HARD Goals, Mark explains the science behind getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career, business and life. Leadership IQ studied nearly 5,000 workers from virtually every field. Mark will illustrate how success - and the intense satisfaction it brings - comes from knowing how to set goals that are Heartfelt, Animated, Required and Difficult.

The Science of Managing Remote Employees

Having remote employees should be a huge advantage—you get the best talent from all over the world, you don’t pay for relocation or office space, AND research shows that remote employees work harder than in-office employees!  So why do companies struggle with remote employees? It’s because many of the leadership techniques you use inside the office simply don’t work with remote employees. And a whopping 72% of leaders admit that they don’t have the necessary skills to successfully manage hybrid and remote employees!

The Science Of Employee Recognition

Gone are the days when you could give employees a few trinkets and expect that they’ll immediately be inspired. In this session, Mark teaches the science of employee recognition (using psychology and behavioral economics) and gives audiences practical low-cost solutions to recognize and inspire employees. Audiences will learn the psychological bias that is causing leaders to not compliment high performers enough and how to overcome it, the 3-part recognition script for giving quick and easy positive reinforcement to your employees, new trends in employee recognition, and more.

The Blueprint For Increasing Resilience & Optimism

The only way to keep employees motivated and productive is to build their ‘psychological muscles’ with Resilience & Optimism.   But catchy phrases about ‘staying positive’ are NOT enough! So your audience will get the blueprint of the actions, tools and exercises to make immediate improvements in your employees’ resilience and optimism.  Resilience & Optimism are PSYCHOLOGICAL MUSCLES…and Mark gives you the specific routine to help them grow and develop!



"Mark is the best and most engaging leadership speaker I’ve seen. In addition to customizing all of the content to fit our unique culture, he infuses his training with a unique blend of science, instantly practical skills, and a charismatic speaking style that keeps every leader more engaged than in typical sessions. I regularly hear leaders tell me about the improvements they’ve made using the techniques Mark taught them."

Jessica Hutchinson
Associate Director, HR, Europe
Zogenix International Limited

"I’ve witnessed even the most senior executives and cynical leaders hang on his every word because he is just that smart! I’ve heard too many speeches filled with fluff and no content, but Mark is the opposite of that.  I’ve learned something new and transformative every time I’ve heard him speak." 

Dennis Hoffman
Founder & CEO
Engage USA

"Finally, a business speaker who delivers what every executive truly needs: hard-hitting practical content, driven by science, but delivered in a charismatic way that keeps even the shortest-attention-span audiences on the edge of their seats!"

Robin Hafitz

Open Mind Strategy, LLC