Edward J. Murphy

Biography

Ed Murphy considers himself lucky. From age 7, he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. He wanted to be a Soldier. In 1964, four days after graduating from High School, he joined the US Army and found himself in Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

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

In 1978, Ed returned to West Point to teach Military Science and earned a Master’s Degree from Long Island University in night school. His greatest achievement during his time in the military was helping 1400 soldiers begin their college education during his last two years in West Germany as a Battalion Commander. He wanted to give his soldiers something of real value - something that no one could ever take away. After 23 years as a US Army Officer, from Viet Nam to Desert Storm, he retired in 1993.

Ed then decided, with a little help from Anthony Robbins, that his second career would be as an Executive Coach. For the next 21 years, he worked for four of the largest consulting, outplacement and e-cruiting companies in America from Seattle, San Diego, to Kansas City.

In 2012, Ed retired a second time and decided to document everything he learned from those he admired and willingly followed over his 50+ years in both the US Military as an Army Officer and Corporate America as an Executive Coach.

Since many of them aren’t alive today to tell their stories, he wanted to pay tribute to them before their lessons were lost forever. Thanks to them, he’s collected thousands of small and simple things (tactics, techniques, and tools) that have helped and will continue to help future generations to maximize their true career potential by becoming more effective at work and in life.

In 2014, Ed created TheCAREERMaker.com, a site dedicated to providing the best-in-class wisdom, knowledge, and advice on how to maximize your true career potential by teaching three simple things; how to become absolutely essential and irreplaceable to any leader, how to become more effective tomorrow than you are today, and how to find and build the career you were meant to have. His greatest joy comes from helping others avoid or overcome the problems he’s faced during his lifetime.

In 2016, with the help of two partners and co-authors Lee O. Lacy and Jason Bowne, he finally completed The Effectiveness Guide, which teaches how to become more effective tomorrow than you are today by consistently producing excellent results; treating others with dignity, respect, and kindness; and helping others to do the same.

Today, Ed considers himself fortunate to get to live in Phoenix, AZ, where he enjoys writing, eating sushi, genealogy, and watching movies with family, friends, and his best friend and wife, Diana.

Where to find Edward J. Murphy online


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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.

Series

The Leader's Guide
This book is about Leadership, Followership, and Management; what it takes to become a more Effective Leader tomorrow than you are today, thus becoming absolutely essential to any employer. This guide includes all 8 Core Competencies of Effective Leadership, which are Delegating, Planning, Organizing, Communicating, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Awareness, Motivation, and Character. If you're looking for a better way to enhance your professional career, this is the book for you. Stop wishing you had a better career and do something about it. Put an Executive Coach on your team today!

Books

The Lost Art of Training: How to Become Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Training, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management & human resources
This book is about Training, both your training and the training of those you lead. Becoming a better trainer will make you more effective tomorrow than you are today, thus increasing your value added to any employer. If your goal is to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book is 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: $3.95 USD. Words: 22,880. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
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: $3.95 USD. Words: 26,710. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
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: $2.95 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about enhancing and protecting your Character; the foundation of effectiveness, and is the aggregate of features and traits that form your nature. If your goal is to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book is 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: $2.95 USD. Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Motivation, your ability to inspire and motivate yourself and your team members by providing a clear vision and direction of what’s possible, and by believing in (expectations), encouraging, recognizing, and serving your members to consistently produce excellent results. If your goal is to stand out above your peers, this book is 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: $2.95 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Awareness; your self, situational, and spiritual awareness . Enhancing your awareness will make you more effective tomorrow than you are today, thus increasing your value added to any employer. If your goal is to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book is 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: $2.95 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Problem Solving & Decision Making, your ability to more easily resolve problems and make decisions with confidence, thus contributing to the accomplishment of your goals. If your goal is to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book is 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: $2.95 USD. Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Communicating, a continuous process intended to produce clearer focus, assist collaboration, build consensus, build trust, relieve stress, reduce rumors, reduce confusion, ensure shared understanding, reduce misunderstandings, and most of all - to get things done!
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: $2.95 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Organizing, your ability to synchronize all the human, physical, and financial resources for which you are responsible. Becoming a better organizer will make you more effective tomorrow than you are today, thus increasing your value added to any employer.
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: $2.95 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Planning, your ability to achieve the optimum balance of needs or demands with available resources by identifying objectives, formulating strategies to achieve them, arranges or creates the means required, and implements, directs, and monitors all steps in their proper sequence.
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: $2.95 USD. Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Delegating, your ability to get more accomplished by empowering others. Delegating is one of the 10 Core Competency of Effectiveness and enhances your true career potential by making you absolutely essential to any employer. Becoming a better Delegator will make you more effective tomorrow than you are today, thus increasing your value added to any employer.
The Leader's Guide: For When Its Your Time to Lead
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 111,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book is about Leadership, your ability to become more effective tomorrow than you are today, thus increasing your value added to any employer. If your goal is to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book is the best investment you'll ever make.
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: 14,650. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Effectiveness, your effectiveness at work and in life. This book is the introductory volume to The Leader’s Guide, which addresses the 9 Core Competency of Effectiveness, which includes Delegating, Planning, Organizing, Communicating, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Awareness, Training, Motivation, and Character.
The Lost Art of Followership: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about Followership, your ability to support your leader and to contribute to the accomplishment of his goals. Becoming a better Follower will make you more effective tomorrow than you are today, thus increasing your value added to any employer. If your goal is to increase your income and stand out above your peers, this book is the best investment you'll ever make.

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