About Jim Murphy - Teamwork and Leadership Speaker:
Jim 'Murph' Murphy is the Founder and CEO of Afterburner, Inc. He has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He has logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and has accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance jet aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing's Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph's job was to keep 42 combat-trained Fighter Pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he has flown missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East.
After years in the military, Murph returned to his love of business. Prior to his service in the U.S. Air Force, Murph had a successful career in imaging equipment sales, where he helped increase his company's sales by 500%. Years later, Murph became Director of Sales for a small paint company. Realizing that the concepts of the Flawless ExecutionSM model could be applied to business, he engaged the proven model - Plan. Brief. Execute. Debrief. - and increased his company's sales from $5 million to $52 million. Realizing that many companies could benefit from these same concepts, Murph started Afterburner in early 1996.
Through his leadership, Afterburner has landed on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500 List twice. Murph has been regularly featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg news to name a few. He has also been named as one of Atlanta's top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of elite military professionals has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner's Flawless ExecutionSM Model, and its unique, high-energy programs.
Afterburner notable clients include the Who's Who of the Global 1000 list of companies. He is the author of the groundbreaking books Business Is Combat and Flawless Execution through Harper Collins publishing and has spoken at many of the world's most notable business schools to include Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Emory, Duke and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
What Jim Murphy Talks About:
Courage To Execute
Addressing Complexity. Becoming Agile. Leading through Change. Innovation. Operational Excellence. Developing Leaders. Retaining Top Talent. Do these sound like a myriad of challenges, many of which you and your organization today face? Do your strategies to address and excel in these areas seem disconnected and paralyze your people? Would you believe a firm has spent the last two decades evangelizing and demonstrating that in fact they are all connected? And better still, there is a simple, holistic set of tools and techniques you can apply to address them all – simultaneously?
Afterburner, Inc. is a team of elite military professionals turned Executive Consultants that has for two decades leveraged their unique experience, training and insights to develop and deploy client solutions accelerating the execution of strategy. Created in 1996 by Founder and CEO James ‘Murph’ Murphy, at the time an Air Force F-15 Fighter Pilot and Instructor, in two short decades Afterburner has trained 1.5 million executives, leaders and managers to address complexity with simplicity, develop agile, high performing teams, engage and develop top talent and lead through change as they pursue a culture of excellence. And best of all, they have done it in real time. Not in academic settings, not in development off-sites or simulated business cases – no. In real time, on real can’t fail projects and initiatives, on the daily work that moves the organization forward and drives the bottom line.
Aligned with the 2014 release of his 5th book Courage To Execute, Jim’s new keynote address not only shares how leaders can address these challenges and seize these opportunities, he details the simple, scalable process that elite military teams and Afterburner’s key clients leverage to survive, thrive and dominate where competitors fall short. Leveraging video, corporate and military analogies and Lessons Learned from his work advising Executives at 85% of the Fortune 50 and dozens more, this keynote will inform and empower leaders to scope the environment, drown out the noise, align strategy to execution and empower leaders to demonstrate a Bias to Action – the secret to winning in the today’s business environment.
Leading Flawless Execution from the Top with Jim Murphy
Afterburner’s leadership keynote speaker Jim Murphy has helped top business leaders transform strategy into action. Historically fewer than 20% of all initiatives actually get accomplished. This keynote will help align your team around your strategy and understand exactly what to do and how to do it. This 60-90 minute keynote is based on Jim Murphy’s ground breaking book Flawless Execution.
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