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Dr. Bob Murray

Principal at Fortinberry Murray

Bob Murray, MBA, PhD (Clinical Psychology), is an internationally recognised expert in strategy, leadership, human personality and behavioural change.

Distinguished for his ability to uncover the core of issues, Murray has developed ground-breaking methods for measuring, benchmarking and improving an organisation's capacity for change and adaptation.

Murray possesses a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from NYU, post-graduate qualifications in behavioural neurogenetics, and an MBA from Sydney University. He has lectured at Sydney University, Melbourne University, the Australian Catholic University, and Duke. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, as well as a Fellow of the British Institute of Management.

Murray is in demand as a key-note speaker, executive coach and advisor. The topics he is most often asked to talk about involve explaining what the newest research shows are the best ways of creating and leading high performance teams, business development and marketing. His talks are lively, intensely practical and highly experiential. In working with his clients, he enables leaders to confidently shape winning strategy, engage the organisation in carrying it out and develop the best leadership for driving change and building performance.

Murray has authored 11 books, most recently "Leading the Future: The Human Science of Law Firm Strategy and Leadership." He is a winner of a number of science prizes, including the American Science Achievement Award.

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Recent ICON events

Murray is a regular contributor to the ICON community and his insights have helped educate many ICON members through their career journeys.

ICON XQ Market Leadership Australia & New Zealand Conference (2018)

Murray shared his insights into how to ensure teams develop in ways that benefit them as professionals and their businesses.

ICON Melbourne Forum (2017)

Murray showed the audience a different way to remain relevant and to leverage what the successful professional service firms do best. He guided the audience through the latest research in HumanScience™ and showed you how to get clients and teams invested in the relationship with you and your firm.

ASPMA Hong Kong - The Science of Selling Your Services (2016)

Murray educated the audience on persuasion tools that help get your ideas across. He also taught people about client decision making process and how they choose one firm over another and explained the scientific elements of the art of the pitch and how to implement that into your pitch. Murray also gave important insights into how to get clients committed to a relationship with you and your firm. Murray uses a unique blend of science and business to help get an edge in your career.

Reframe the Future (2015)

Murray was a keynote speaker at this event. He discussed leadership and culture re-imagined which was a transformative approach to management and productivity. He also had a breakout session which looked at: Rethinking Work: Practical tips from behavioural neurogenetics for working better, smarter and happier

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Books authored by Dr. Bob Murray

  • Legal leadership: a handbook for future success (2018)
  • Lawscape 2025: Defining the Law Firm of Tomorrow (2017)
  • The Bigger Picture: Driving Client Value through Collaboration, Chapter 2 "The Neuroscience of collaboration and altruism--how the latest science can boost client and team engagement" (2016)
  • Leading the Future: The Human Science of Law Firm Strategy and Leadership (2016)
  • Raising an Optimistic Child (2015)
  • Creating Optimism (2004)