ABOUT KEVIN MURRAY

Leadership coach and adviser | Author | Speaker

I am an executive coach, communications adviser, author, and speaker, dedicated to making leaders and managers more inspiring and effective.

I believe in leadership. I believe that in the modern working environment, leadership has been undervalued, over-criticized and underappreciated. Great leaders can make great places to work, and they can help organizations grow and prosper.

Because of this belief, I have made it my mission to make leaders more inspiring and authentic communicators. I do this by coaching, and training, and by writing books that can help leaders everywhere.

Through these activities, I hope that I can make a difference, not just to the leaders I work with, but also the many thousands of employees of the leaders I help.

Every person who is or aspires to be a leader has it in them to be a truly inspiring leader. They simply need to learn the skills needed to be inspiring.

I am now the author of three business books – “People with Purpose”, ”The Language of Leaders” , and “Communicate to Inspire”, all of which focus on how managers can use the soft skills that enable and encourage super performance.

For these books, I have interviewed more than 100 CEO’s and conducted exclusive polls among 3000 managers and 6000 employees on what are the most motivating management behaviours.

I speak at conferences and leadership events around the world, and I do leadership coaching. I also do workshops on storytelling, authenticity and organisational purpose and values. My passion is to help leaders and leadership teams to succeed.

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Kevin’s work on leadership is underpinned by in-depth research, giving it real authority in a field where opinion and buzzwords are often a substitute for data-based research and rigorous thinking. In the course of writing his first two books he interviewed more than 100 CEO’s for their wisdom and learning, measured the skills of 1000 senior managers and surveyed 8,000 workers on what it takes to be inspirational.

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NEW BOOK: "People with Purpose"

People with Purpose BookKevin’s latest book, “People with Purpose” is about how great business leaders use purpose to power what he calls “super performance”. It is also about the wider concept of what it takes to give people a sense of purpose.

The book has received powerful endorsements from business leaders, including Stuart Rose (ex-M&S boss), who said, “It’s a book I wish I could have read 30 years ago.” Ernst & Young’s Valerie Keller (Executive Director, Global Markets) said, “This timely read advances the global purpose movement from talk to walk.”

Watch Kevin discuss the new book in our videos section >

It follows his first two – best-selling – books, “The Language of Leaders” and “Communicate to Inspire”.

Your guide to the purpose framework >