Kevin Murray

I am an author and speaker, dedicated to making managers more effective, by showing them how to be more inspiring as leaders.

Great managers make great places to work, and they help organisations and people to grow and prosper. I have made it my mission to help managers be great by helping them to understand how to be better at motivating employees. I do this by writing books, and by speaking at events and on webinars.

I am now the author of three business books – “People with Purpose”, ”The Language of Leaders” , and “Communicate to Inspire”, all of which have been published in many languages around the world.

My fourth book, “Charismatic Leadership”, will be published early in 2020. It will show managers how to power up their charisma to be more influential.

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I have just read one of the most inspirational leadership books for a long time. The Language of Leaders by Kevin Murray examines how top chief executives communicate to inspire, influence and achieve results.

Caroline Shaw, Chief Executive, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
To thrive today you need people with purpose. This book shows you how effective leaders develop people with purpose. It’s not a book of theory…it’s a book of practice from the mouths of leaders who have done it. It’s a book I wish I could have read 30 years ago.

Lord Stuart Rose, Chairman of Ocado
Kevin Murray is among the most thoughtful and thought-provoking business thinkers now publishing books and articles.

Robert Morris, leadership commentator
This book should really come with a profit warning: reading it, embracing it and implementing the ideas could seriously impact positively on your organisations profits!

Sir Eric Peacock CMG DL
At our excellent evening at Mosimanns, I thought Kevin was utterly brilliant - coherent, thought provoking and very inspiring. I can't wait for his book so I can leverage its content at work. It was a priviledge to be there and I wish even more people heard it.

Global Insurance Executive
The feedback on your talk was, in a word, overwhelmingly, fabulous! You contributed greatly to the discussions that took place throughout the week, and already I have received no fewer than a half dozen e-mails from our programme participants indicating that your remarks about leadership have resonated greatly.

VP, Global Pharma Company
We have now had feedback from our conference attendees. When asked “What was your favourite session?” – hands down, your session received the most votes. Your presentation was highly motivating and gave very practical advice.

VP, Global Conference Company
Kevin serves up a secret sauce for 21st century business in a rich read that inspires and equips.

Valerie Keller, EY Beacon Institute
Kevin Murray was fantastic, very capitivating and useful discussion points. A superb conference.

The session with you stood out as the highlight of the 2 days. It got a lot of people thinking and I have heard your message around inspiration repeated a number of times since.

DELL senior managers conference.


Charismatic Leadership
My new book (out in February 2020) will explain the five traits of charismatic leaders - and detail the skills you can learn to be more influential and effective.
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THIRD BOOK: "People with Purpose"
My third book, “People with Purpose” is about how great business leaders use purpose to power “super performance”. Most importantly, it explains how leaders embed purpose and values in their businesses.

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.”
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