Jim “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has demonstrated a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. Through his leadership, Afterburner has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List” twice. Murph was also named as one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. Murph and Afterburner have shared the podium such notable speakers as Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Marcus Buckingham, Colin Powell, J.W. Marriott, Sr., and Terry Bradshaw. He is the author of the groundbreaking books Business Is Combat and Flawless Execution and has spoken at many of the world’s most notable business schools, including Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Emory, Duke and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
Leading Flawless Execution from the Top
Afterburner has helped top business leaders transform strategy into action. Historically, fewer than 20% of
all initiatives actually get accomplished. Based on Jim Murphy’s groundbreaking book, Flawless Execution,
this 60-90-minute keynote will help align your team around your strategy from the top down and
understand exactly what to do, and how to do it.
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? 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.