Marcus Buckingham

Renowned expert on talent and strengths based leadership

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.  His hugely influential books – including First, Break All the Rules, Now, Discover Your Strengths, and The One Thing You Need to Know – offer important insights into maximizing strengths and understanding the crucial differences between leadership and management. His new book, Nine Lies about Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, details how faulty assumptions and wrong thinking is running through our organizational lives.

Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, Buckingham currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as CoHead and Talent Expert. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006  to create tools and training that would help companies put the principles of his strengths-based message into practice.

Buckingham has since gone on to work with some of the world’s most prestigious companies, including Facebook, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Microsoft and Disney, among others – informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths to obtain and sustain long-lasting personal success.

Leading a New World of Work
  • Revealing the lies about work that are at the heart of dysfunction and frustration in the workplace
  • Understanding the characteristics of freethinking leaders – and what it takes to become one
  • The importance of seeking out emergent patterns and putting your faith in evidence, not philosophy
  • The essential truths that lie at the heart of high performing organizations