Marcus Buckingham

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, Buckingham has challenged entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success.

The definitive treatment of strengths in the workplace can be
found in Marcus Buckingham’s 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).

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.

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.

Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a master’s degree in social and political science.