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 is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.

    Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head and Talent Expert. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.” It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organizations will win.

    In other words, companies that focus on cultivating employees’ strengths rather than simply improving on people’s weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency and productivity while allowing for maximum personal growth.

    In all of his speeches, Marcus demonstrates the correlation between strengths-driven, engaged employees and business fundamentals such as turnover rates, customer satisfaction, profits, and productivity. Challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success, Marcus’s strengths-based approach is a win/win scenario that, without exaggeration, will define the future of work.

    About Marcus Buckingham
    Leader of the Strengths Revolution

    Once you’ve broken all the rules and launched your career by writing an instant classic management book, what do you do for an encore? If you’re Marcus Buckingham, you dedicate yourself to understanding what makes world-class managers excel, bottling it, and sharing it with the world.

    Marcus first conquered the bestseller lists in 1999 with First, Break All the Rules. While the title may imply an iconoclastic streak, his continuing plea for managers to break with tradition has nothing to do with rebellion; instead, he argues, rules must be broken and discarded because they stifle the originality and uniqueness — the strengths — that can enable all of us to achieve our highest performance. The goal is to provide team leaders with the insights and tools they need to turn talent into performance and drive the organization toward greater success and productivity.

    The definitive treatment of strengths in the workplace can be found in his 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).

    Building on the success of StandOut (2011), StandOut 2.0 has launched not just a strengths assessment but an entire productivity platform based on a new research methodology to reveal a person’s top two “strength Roles”— areas of comparative advantage. StandOut 2.0 goes beyond description to give people practical innovations that fit their strengths, and give team leaders quick insights on how to get the best from each of their team members.

    The goal is to provide team leaders with the insights and tools they need to turn talent into performance.

    As an internationally renowned thought leader and business expert, Marcus has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on numerous television programs, including “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Facebook, lululemon, Coca-Cola, Box, 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.

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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