Mark's Books

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  The groundbreaking guide to inspiring 100% performance from employees--updated with expanded research findings.

In this new edition of his guide to unleashing employees' full potential, Mark Murphy explains why true employee motivation is not achieved by focusing on making your people "happy." The most effective leaders are the ones who respect their people enough to push them to deliver real results--to become Hundred Percenters. Basing its conclusions on a detailed study of more than 500,000 leaders and employees, Hundred Percenters, Second Edition, provides the tools and techniques--and the rationale behind them--to help you create an army of employees who don't just do their best—but who also deliver results.

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Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, the school teacher next door who amassed a million-dollar fortune...   Did these people succeed because they were more motivated or because they were more disciplined? The answer to both questions is yes—but not in the ways you might think. Anyone can achieve extraordinary things. The secret is setting goals that test the very limits of your abilities.  In Hard Goals, Mark Murphy, the acclaimed author of Hundred Percenters, explains the science behind getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career, business, and life.  Leadership IQ, Murphy’s top-rated leadership training consultancy, studied nearly 5,000 workers from virtually every field and found that extraordinary goals—the kind that got America to the moon and back, developed the iPod, created nanotechnology, and helped individuals overcome tremendous personal adversity—stimulate and engage the brain in ways that are profoundly different from the goals most people set.

 

 

 

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Build a high-performance workforce by abandoning skills-based hiring practices and focusing on employee attitude.

 

Hiring for Attitude offers a groundbreaking approach to recruiting, assessing, and selecting people with both tremendous skills but, more importantly, an attitude that aligns with the organization’s culture.  Murphy cites his own company’s research and examines recent scientific studies about the practical effects a person’s attitude has on the outcome of his or her job performance. Clear and practical lessons are illuminated by numerous case studies of organizations like Microchip, Southwest Airlines, and The Ritz-Carlton.

 

 

 

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The truth matters! New York Times bestselling author Mark Murphy returns, with the latest science and techniques for delivering tough messages without causing anger or defensiveness. The greatest workplaces have one thing in common; they speak the truth! And they do it without causing anger, resentment, or defensiveness.  Unfortunately, a whopping 80 to 90 percent of employees and managers are reluctant, or struggle, to speak the truth. New York Times bestselling author Mark Murphy provides the science and tools for calmly and rationally leading people to question their preconceptions, accept new information, and eventually change their beliefs. Truth at Work shows that by moving from confrontations to conversations, from feelings to facts, and from diatribe to dialogue, you can get everyone to hear and accept hard truths.

 

 

 

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From New York Times bestseller Mark Murphy comes the definitive guide to managing difficult people! Do you ever have to deal with giant egos, or blamers, or people who find drama in every little thing? Do you have to work with anyone who always sees the negative in any situation? Or someone who is hyper-sensitive and always gets their feelings hurt? This book gives you the research-backed scripts to manage the most difficult personalities on your team, including Dramatics, Blamers, Narcissists, the Confidently Incompetent, Negative Personalities, Talented Terrors, and more! This book gives you the specific scripts to improve even the most difficult personalities! 

 

 

 

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From New York Times bestseller Mark Murphy comes the definitive guide to leadership styles!What’s your leadership style? You have a particular style, of course, but do you know what it is and how it compares to the styles of other leaders? Do you know what types of employees respond best to your leadership style? And in which situations your particular leadership style is likely to generate the best results?Based on a study of more than 300,000 leaders, we’ve discovered the four fundamental leadership styles: Pragmatist, Idealist, Steward and Diplomat. Each one has strengths and weaknesses, so if you want to be an exceptional leader, you need to understand how to best leverage your personal leadership style to achieve maximal results from your team.