Dr. Emmett C. Murphy is Chair of Murphy Leadership. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Leadership IQ and the upcoming Run Toward the Roar: Building the Courage to Win. He is also the author of the USA Today and Gannett business bestsellers The Genius of Sitting Bull: Thirteen Heroic Strategies for Today’s Business Leaders, and Leading on the Edge of Chaos: The 10 Critical Elements for Success in Volatile Times, and other publications.
Dr. Murphy’s 14 books and noted articles on leadership have been translated worldwide and reported in national and international publications such as USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles and New York Times, and the International Herald Tribune. As a leadership analyst and commentator, he has appeared in the national media providing opinions on CBS, CNN, ABC, NPR, MSNBC, CNBC among others.
Prior to founding MurphyLeadership, Dr. Murphy served as Chairman and CEO of EC Murphy, VHA, LLC, the management consulting subsidiary of the Voluntary Hospital Association of America (VHA), the world’s largest business and healthcare alliance. He has also founded or co-founded eight other successful businesses. Dr. Murphy’s clients range from small and regional corporations to such organizations as IBM, GE, Hewlett-Packard, and the Department of Defense in addition to over 400 business and healthcare systems, including such organizations as Johns Hopkins, Stanford University, and Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has served in faculty, administrative, and consulting roles with the State University of New York, Harvard School of Medicine/Brigham Hospitals, Richard Beckhard Associates, affiliated with M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management, the American Management Associations, William Mercer, Booz-Allen Hamilton, and London University, among others. As part of the firm’s organizational transformation and change management practice, Dr. Murphy has served as CEO or Executive Consulting Officer for over 70 business and healthcare organizations.
Dr. Murphy is also President of The Wilson Center, a non-profit organization for the advancement of entrepreneurial leadership, that he began with Dr. Wilson Greatbatch. Dr. Greatbatch is the inventor of the cardiac pacemaker and winner of the President’s Medal for Technology and Innovation.
Dr. Murphy holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the State University of New York, with advanced studies in Operations Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Clinical Counseling at Upstate Medical Center of SUNY. Recently he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from SUNY.