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Marcus
Buckingham

One of the world's best business speakers & Founder of Strengths Revolution

Profile

In a workplace ruled by efficiency and competency, where do personal strengths fit in?

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.

Author:
The definitive treatment of strengths in the workplace can be found in Buckingham’s best-selling books:
First, Break All the Rules (co-authored with Curt Coffman; Simon & Schuster, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (co-authored 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).

Current work
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 fit 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 favourite 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.

Achievements
In his role as an author, independent consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham 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. 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.

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Expertise
Talking Points

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.

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.

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.

Architect of a New World of Work

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.
Topics

Business

  • Mastering Leadership
  • Change Management

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
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