Edward J. Murphy

Biography

I was lucky! From age 7, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a Soldier.

In 1964, four days after graduating from High School, I joined the US Army and found myself in Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

A year later, I became a Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1970, I graduated as a 2d Lieutenant headed to Airborne and Ranger School, then off to Viet Nam for a year.

In 1978, I returned to West Point to teach Military Science and earned my Master’s Degree from Long Island University in night school.

My greatest achievement during my time in the military was helping 1400-soldiers begin their college education during my last two years in Germany as a Battalion Commander. I wanted to give my soldiers something of real value - something that no one could ever take away.

After 24 years as a US Army Officer, from Viet Nam to Desert Storm, I retired in 1992. I then decided, with a little help from Anthony Robbins, that my second career would be as an Executive Coach. For the next 20 years, while working for four of the largest outplacement and e-cruiting companies in America from Seattle, San Diego, to Kansas City, I helped hundreds of people, from recent college graduates to CEO’s, find meaningful careers.

In 2011, I retired a second time and decided to document everything I learned from all those I willingly followed over the past 50+ years, in both the US Military (as a US Army Officer) and in Corporate America (as an Executive Coach), before their lessons were lost forever. I wanted to pay tribute to them because many of them aren’t here today to tell their stories.

My greatest joy comes from writing books that help others avoid or overcome the problems I’ve faced during my lifetime.

That same year, I created The Career Maker, a site dedicated to providing career advice to those who want to enhance their career by becoming absolutely essential to any employer, have just lost their job, are changing careers (like those leaving the US Military), or are stuck in a dead-end job just trading time for money.

Today, I’m privileged to live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri (near Kansas City), where I enjoy writing, eating sushi, and watching movies with family, friends and my best friend - my wife, Diana. When I count my blessings, I always count her twice.

Where to find Edward J. Murphy online


Videos

Lesson 1: What matters most to the survival of Private Sector Corporations.
Lesson 1: What matters most to the survival of private sector corporations. Step 1 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Lesson 2: What matters most to the survival of Public Sector Organizations.
Lesson 2: What matters most to the survival of Public Sector Organizations. Step 2 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Lesson 3: How to Identify, measure and increase your value added.
Lesson 3: How to Identify, measure and increase your value added. Step 3 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Lesson 4: How to use your value added to enhance your career.
How to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your Leader/Employer.

Lesson 5: How to use your value added to enhance your Leader's Goals.
Lesson 5: How to use your value added to enhance your Leader's Goals. Step 5 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Books

Get It Done!
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 44,620. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
This book is about Project Management and what it takes to become a more effective Leader and Follower tomorrow than you are today, thus becoming absolutely essential to any employer.
The Lost Art of Credibility: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management and human resources, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
This book is about Credibility, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
Finding Your Life's Work: Discover the Secrets to Finding the Career You Were Meant to Have.
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Here you'll learn how to find the career you were meant to have, what is a TRUE Career, what you really control, the 44 TRUTHs about finding your TRUE Career, how to explore different careers, the benefits of having a career, how to use the Road to Career Success, how to determine your Career Resiliency, what are the worst career liabilities, and how to determine your future career direction.
Job Loss? No Problem: Discover the Secrets to Getting the Call for Job Interviews and Offers.
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 25,420. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
This book is about finding a NEW JOB and includes all facets of Job Searching. Here you'll learn how to create a compelling resume strong enough to make your phone ring, how to get your resume to the right people, how to interview strong enough to be selected as the #1 candidate, how to negotiating strong enough to receive the highest compensation the employer can afford.
The Lost Art of Character: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 9. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Character, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Motivation: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 8. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Motivation, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Awareness: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 7. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 21,100. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Awareness, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Problem Solving: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 6. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Problem Solving and Decision Making, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Communicating: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 5. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 17,740. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Communicating, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Organizing: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 4. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 18,250. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Organizing, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Planning: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Planning, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Delegating: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 2. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 14,500. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Delegating, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.
The Leader's Guide: For When Its Your Time to Lead
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 132,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Leadership, Followership, and what it takes to become a more Effective Leader tomorrow than you are today, thus becoming absolutely essential to any employer. It includes all 10 Core Competencies of Effective Leadership, which are Followership, Delegating, Planning, Organizing, Communicating, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Awareness, Motivation, Character, and Credibility
The Essence of Leadership: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Series: The Leader's Guide, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management and human resources
This book is about Leadership, Management, Followership, and enhancing your true career potential, thus making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book is is the best investment you'll ever make.
The Lost Art of Followership: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Followership, one of the 10 Core Competency of Effective Leadership, and how to enhance your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. If you desire to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book will be the best investment you'll ever make.

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