About: Robert Murphy

December 17, 2022

When asked about the greatest motivation in his life, Robert Murphy reflected upon his career and dedicated that title to his mother. At the young age of 14, he stepped into the world of software engineering as an amateur programmer. Robert’s mother wholeheartedly supported his ventures, and he eventually became an entrepreneur of online text-based games. It was the combination of early-on successes and his mother’s undying encouragement that fueled his ambition and passion for the industry.

Backed by years of experience within the technology sector, Robert has served in various capacities that added to his prowess in software engineering, business development, team building, and people management. He has built his own successful businesses from the ground up and played a pivotal part in the growth of other companies. Throughout multiple leadership roles, Robert noticed one secret ingredient that made all the difference in the propensity of any business— company culture.

Celebrated for his people-first leadership style, Robert was often referred to as ‘The King of Culture’ by a previous employer. From proper recognition and compensation to expert-level professional development, he became renowned for his ability to develop staff talent and leverage that expertise for the betterment of any company. Robert once experienced the strife many inexperienced leaders face in the software engineering field, including apathetic and unmotivated team members.

With a passion for helping others, Robert has now turned his attention to helping leaders within the technology field establish healthy company cultures and motivate intelligent but underperforming, engineering professionals. Although Leadership with a Purpose: Motivating Your Engineers is his first book, he has written numerous blog posts and case studies on the subject.

When he is away from the office, Robert enjoys relaxing by heading outdoors to fish or hunt. As a pilot, he also loves dedicating much of his time to maintaining his skills as an aviator. He can often be found heading out on flights to explore the country. When the weather isn’t cooperating, he feels content to stay at home in his house located in Central Florida to experience lazy mornings, evenings in the hot tub, and a single malt scotch by the fire. Even when he is not working, Robert is consistently researching his industry to stay updated on today’s best practices in engineering and proven trends in culture building.

Just released! Leadership With A Purpose: Motivating Your Engineers - a new book by Robert Murphy!

Robert Murphy