BUCKINGHAM |Marcus Buckingham
Boost Productivity, Drive Engagement, Build Better Leaders.
Marcus Buckingham has dedicated his career to helping individuals discover and capitalize on their personal strengths. Hailed as a visionary by corporations such as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, and Disney, he has helped to usher in the “strengths revolution,” persuasively arguing that people are dramatically more effective, fulfilled and successful when they are able to focus on the best of themselves.
In his nearly two decades as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, Buckingham studied the world’s best managers and organizations to investigate what drives great performance. His research laid the foundation for a string of New York Times best-selling books that use empirical data to challenge preconceptions about achievement. First, Break All the Rules (co-authored with Curt Coffman) kicked things off in 1999, followed by Now, Discover Your Strengths (co-authored with Donald Clifton), The One Thing You Need to Know, Go Put Your Strengths to Work and The Truth About You.
Buckingham’s book, Find Your Strongest Life: What the World’s Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently, published in 2009, was inspired by the overwhelming response to his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show-100,000 unique contributors posted messages online after the show and 1.7 million people downloaded his three-hour workshop video. The book tackles head-on the numerous studies revealing a drastic decline in female happiness, and offers strategies for reversing this disturbing trend.
His most recent book, StandOut: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment, includes assessments that will determine readers’ top two strength roles and ultimately assist them to find their edge and win at work.
In addition to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Marcus Buckingham has been featured on Larry King Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The View. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review.
Buckingham founded TMBC in 2007 to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations worldwide, and he spreads the strengths message in keynote addresses to over 250,000 people around the globe each year.
A member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management, Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University with a Master’s Degree in Social and Political Science. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jane and children Jackson and Lilia.
SPEECH TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS
Weaving data and statistics with personal anecdotes and observations from the thousands of interviews he’s conducted with people who excel in their work, Marcus clarifies why strengths are so important and what you can do to begin developing yours. Countless managers and leaders have been inspired to take the strengths movement back to their organizations after hearing Marcus speak.
Strengths-Based Innovation — Find Your Edge: Win at Work
What does it take for people to stand out at work? How can an organization’s best practices and innovations be shared most effectively? Marcus argues that the future of Learning and Development will focus on delivering to each person only those innovations and techniques that fit his or her particular strengths.
The Difference between Great Managing and Great Leading
Although many people assume that leadership is simply the next step for those who have proven themselves as managers, Marcus presents compelling evidence that, in key ways, great leaders must do the exact opposite of what the best managers do in order to excel.
What the World’s Best Managers Do Differently
What sets great companies apart? Survey data gathered over decades’ worth of interviews with thousands of managers and workers around the world reveals one simple truth: there are no great companies. Every company is made up of separate teams, and the performance of those teams, no matter how successful the company may be, varies widely. What makes the difference? The manager.
What is the correlation between engagement and performance? Marcus explains that the specific lever that most impacts employee engagement is the extent to which they have the opportunity to play to their strengths.
Finding Your Strongest Life
Recent survey findings created headlines about a shocking decline in women’s happiness over the last several decades. While many in the media rushed to conclusions about the impact of the research on feminism and on women today, Marcus avoids easy judgments and examines the causes and the appropriate response to a contemporary crisis for women.