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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham

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

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    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); Find Your Strongest Life (Thomas Nelson, 2009); StandOut 2.0 (Harvard Business Publishing, 2015).

    His latest book, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World (Harvard Business Publishing, 2019) takes an in-depth look at the lies that pervade our workplaces and the core truths that will help us change it for the better.

    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. He now leads People + Performance research at the ADP Research Institute and remains CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC).

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    What the research reveals about the real world of work

    • Examine the 9 lies that are pervasive in our organizations
    • Learn the truths behind them, backed by data and research.
    • Discover how you can become a Freethinking Leader.

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    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.

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    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.

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    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.

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    How to future-proof your organization

    • Learn the 3 trends that will redefine 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.
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    “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
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    “Marcus Buckingham was GREAT! I got a lot of positive feedback from all our company's participants, and consider the meeting to be very successful overall. Working with Marcus Buckingham and his team was a fantastic experience. ”

    Masterfoods
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