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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham

Authority on Employee Productivity, Management, and Leadership
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Lead from Strengths
What the best team leaders do differently

  • Discover the one ritual that all great team leaders have in common.
  • Learn the single concept that the best team leaders apply with their teams.
  • Identify your particular strengths as a team leader.

    What sets great companies apart? Survey data gathered over decades’ worth of interviews with thousands of team leaders and workers around the world reveals one simple truth: there are no great companies. When you look at performance in any organization, what you nd is range. And the team leader is what makes the difference. Marcus will discuss what differentiates the great team leaders and how they turn talent into performance.

    Perfect for Team Leaders

    High-Performance Leadership
    How to build a culture of performance
  • Learn the one thing that sets great leaders apart.
  • Explore the 4 levers that leaders use to create a high-performing culture.
  • Get clear about your organization’s core strengths.

    Perfect for Executive Leaders

    Find Your Edge, Win at Work
    How to drive personal performance
  • Discover the approach that characterizes the most successful people in the world.
  • Pinpoint your competitive advantage.
  • Learn how to apply your competitive advantage at work.

    Perfect for High Performers

    Architect a New World of Work
    How to future-proof your organization
  • Learn the 3 trends that will rede ne the new world of work.
  • Examine why all HR talent data is bad data — and learn the secret to producing good data instead.
  • Discover the tools you need to build an agile, dynamic workplace that appeals to modern workforce.

    Perfect for HR/Senior Executives
  • Why Book Marcus Buckingham?

  • He works with leaders to help them shift their perspectives toward how they can leverage their strengths and create high-performing teams.

  • He shows you how to capitalize on the strengths of your team members, offering tools that feature effective techniques for selecting employees and keeping them engaged.

  • He presents one-of-a-kind experiences that provide people a foundation to begin exploring how they can become more effective and productive.

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    Marcus Buckingham has dedicated his career to addressing this complex issue. Using his nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he has challenged entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success.

    The definitive treatment of strengths in the workplace can be found in Buckingham’s best-selling books: First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman; Simon & Schuster, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton; The Free Press, 2001); The One Thing You Need to Know (The Free Press, 2005); Go Put Your Strengths To Work (The Free Press, 2007); The Truth About You (Thomas Nelson, 2008) and Find Your Strongest Life (Thomas Nelson, 2009). His latest project is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller StandOut, a book and strengths assessment combination that uses a new research methodology to reveal your top two “strength Roles”— your areas of comparative advantage. StandOut goes beyond description to give people practical innovations that their strengths, and provide managers with quick insights on how to get the best from each of their team members.

    The goal is to move companies toward greater success and productivity by creating a workplace in which employees spend more than 75% of each day on the job using their strongest skills and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do. Companies that focus on cultivating employees’ strengths rather than simply improving their weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency while allowing for maximum personal growth.

    If such a theory sounds revolutionary, that’s because it is. Buckingham calls it the “strengths revolution,” and he founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2005 to help jump-start a worldwide conversation about how to get people focused on their strengths.

    As he addresses more than 250,000 people around the globe each year, Buckingham touts this strengths revolution as the key to finding the most effective route to personal achievement and the missing link to the efficiency, competence, and high performance for which companies constantly strive. He challenges conventional wisdom and shows the correlation between engaged employees and business fundamentals such as turnover rates, customer satisfaction, profits and productivity.

    In his role as an author, independent consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth pro les in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including “The Today Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft and Disney as an invaluable resource in informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths and sustain long-lasting personal success.

    Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a master’s degree in social and political science.

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    "Marcus was truly fantastic. He really worked to understand our reality and worked in a few of our key concepts. I can't think of anything he could have done differently. I would highly recommend Marcus as a speaker. He's very engaging and his message is great."
    --AstraZeneca Canada, Inc.

    "Marcus Buckingham spoke two weeks ago and there's still so much positive buzz around the office about his presentation. He takes complex things and breaks them down. People said, 'How can I take this and make it happen for me?' People left wanting to do something, wanting to take action."
    --Coca-Cola North America

    “Arguably the business world's most in-demand management guru.”
    --Business Week