Leadership IQ: A Personal Development Process Based On A Scientific Study of A New Generation of Leaders

Emmett C. Murphy


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"From Lou Gerstner to the front lines, the key to IBM′s turnaround was selecting, developing, and turning loose the ′workleaders′ Emmett Murphy so brilliantly defines. Leadership IQ provides the leadership model needed for the twenty–first century."––Don Walsh, Senior Vice President, IBM.

"So much literature and advice on the subject of leadership is largely anecdotal. Anyone eager to succeed in the new world of work will benefit from the scientific research and practical advice Emmett Murphy offers in Leadership IQ. The book not only breaks new ground, it gives readers the practical tools they can use to increase their leadership effectiveness."––Craig Hickman, Author of Mind of a Manager, Soul of a Leader and The Fourth Dimension.

Test Your Leadership IQ

Address these questions today to achieve success tomorrow:

Which of the following is the key to leadership success?




2. Which of the following best describes your approach to leadership?




3. When negotiating a deal, I seek to . . .




For answers, see back flap.

What is Your Leadership IQ?

Leadership IQ is a comprehensive leadership program based on an exhaustive six–year empirical study of what makes great leaders tick.

Author Emmett Murphy and his associates studied 18,000 managers at 562 large and small organizations in all types of industries in the United States and around the world. Of the original 18,000, they identified just over 1,000 individuals who demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities, and then isolated the qualities that made those leaders great.

Emmett Murphy and his associates have used their research findings to create a groundbreaking new way to assess and improve leadership ability. This dynamic leadership development program has yielded remarkable results wherever it′s been tried, including IBM, GM, AT&T, Xerox, McDonald′s, Johnson & Johnson, and Chase Manhattan, all prestigious clients of E.C. Murphy, Ltd.

Here′s how it works: Once you′ve read about what′s working in other organizations, it′s time to take a look at your own performance. By taking the "Leader–ship IQ Test" found in the back of this book, you′ll develop a very clear picture of how your performance stacks up in all the key areas discussed in the book. And, for those areas in which your scores are weakest, there are easy–to–follow leadership IQ–building exercises. You′ll also find dozens of sample scripts and dialogues of successful leaders in action designed to help you reshape your thinking and behavior.

Based on the most comprehensive empirical study of leadership ever conducted and including the invaluable insights and advice of a top international management consulting firm, Leadership IQ offers you an unparalleled opportunity to discover the inner workings of great leaders and how to become one yourself.

Answers to test on back cover:

1. B

For complete test, see page 247

What will you learn from this book

  1. Focus on Emotional Intelligence: Effective leadership involves understanding emotions, both yours and those of others. Emotional intelligence is crucial for building relationships and navigating complex situations.

  2. Adaptability and Agility: Leaders need to be adaptable in a rapidly changing environment. The ability to pivot, innovate, and learn quickly is essential for success.

  3. Authentic Leadership: Being genuine and authentic builds trust and credibility. Authentic leaders inspire and motivate others by being true to themselves and their values.

  4. Continuous Learning and Growth: Leaders must have a growth mindset, constantly seeking opportunities for learning and self-improvement. Embracing lifelong learning fosters personal development and innovation.

  5. Communication Skills: Effective communication is a cornerstone of leadership. Mastering various communication styles and being able to articulate ideas clearly is vital for leading teams.

  6. Building High-Performing Teams: Leadership is not just about individual success but also about fostering teamwork and collaboration. A great leader creates an environment where everyone can contribute and thrive.

  7. Strategic Thinking: Developing a strategic mindset is crucial for leaders. Being able to see the bigger picture, anticipate challenges, and formulate long-term plans is essential for success.

  8. Resilience and Mental Toughness: Leaders face adversity and setbacks. Developing resilience and mental toughness helps in overcoming obstacles and staying focused on goals.

  9. Ethical Leadership: Integrity and ethical behavior are non-negotiable in leadership. Leaders who prioritize ethics and moral values gain respect and trust from their teams.

  10. Empowering Others: Great leaders empower their team members, encouraging autonomy and fostering a culture of accountability and ownership.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780471147121
ISBN-13 9780471147121
No of pages 288
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Published Date 19 Jun 1996

About Author

Author : Emmett C. Murphy


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