One of the World's Most Requested Business Speakers
- Business Week.
Marcus Buckingham's Strengths Revolution is not about fixing weaknesses, but identifying and building upon one's strengths. Buckingham proves time and again that companies that focus on cultivating employees' strengths dramatically increase efficiency while allowing for maximum personal growth and success. In his talks, Buckingham draws on his consulting experience and outlines the strategies he has developed in his texts for practical, real-world applications of his "Strengths Theory."
With his help, audiences learn to identify and develop what they're good at and to recognize that building on these increases both productivity and personal satisfaction in the workplace. Buckingham addresses more than 250,000 people around the globe each year. He is intent on generating thriving businesses with a workforce of individuals who have put their strengths to work in the pursuit of success. Unconventional, dynamic, and highly entertaining, he is, quite simply, one of the world's best business speakers.
Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women do Differently
In this speech, Marcus Buckingham tells women the powerful secret to bring fulfillment, peace, and control into their lives. The pressures of work, family, and home can seem daunting and relentless at times, leaving the feeling of being disconnected and spread too thin. However, Buckingham argues that women truly can balance all aspects of their lives without feeling overworked, and above all, he helps women reconnect with their purpose and gives a starting point for change. He shows women that they truly can have it all, and the right kind of all.
The Truth About You: The Secret to Your Success
In this keynote, Marcus Buckingham addresses the most pressing of questions that everyone asks themselves: What am I supposed to do with my life? Based on his book, he unlocks the answers to this question and many similar ones, while teaching you how to create higher self-satisfaction and performance in life and work.
This high-energy discussion reveals how and why you must identify and prioritize your strengths with insightful exercises and tried-and-true life wisdom. He imparts the path to your most powerful and unchanging talents to discover what drives a successful and satisfying future. In short, Buckingham will help you realize the real truth about you; it will be the secret to your success.
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. Managers play a significant role in creating an environment within which individuals can thrive, discover their talents and use their best selves daily. Great managers help people to identify and leverage their unique strengths.
Mr. Buckingham will discuss the four key demands a manager must fulfill in order to provide the kind of environment that enables people to achieve peak performance on a regular basis: Select the right people for the right roles; Clarify expectations of the manager and of the employee; Engage team members by paying constant attention; and Accelerate performance by maximizing strengths and neutralizing weaknesses. In short, his presentation will address how great managers turn talents into performance.
During Marcus Buckingham's 17 years with the Gallup Organization, he helped to guide ground-breaking research on the world's best leaders, managers and workplaces. This research was used as a basis for his best-selling books First, Break all the Rules and Now Discover Your Strengths. His subsequent best-selling book Go Put Your Strengths to Work forms the foundation for the "Strengths-Driven Performance" keynote.
Mr. Buckingham will present data from a number of different industries demonstrating the correlation between performance and engagement. He discusses the factors at play with engaged teams vs. disengaged teams and drills down to the most important factor that impacts engagement: the extent to which employees have the opportunity to play to their strengths. Mr. Buckingham will examine current corporate levels of engaging the strengths of employees and look at the psychological and practical obstacles that can get in the way of creating a strengths-based organization.
Throughout his presentation, he will offer a number of different strategies to support people in leveraging the best of themselves and others in the workplace.
The Difference between Great Managing and Great Leading
The many facets of great managing and great leading could be detailed endlessly, but Marcus Buckingham draws on a wealth of examples to uncover the single controlling insight that lies at the heart of each. Lose sight of this "one thing" and even your best efforts will be diminished or compromised.
Success comes to those who remain mindful of the core insight, understand all of its ramifications, and orient their decisions around it. Buckingham backs his arguments with authoritative research from a wide variety of sources, including his own data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEOs to hotel maids and stockboys. He cuts through the thicket of often-conflicting possibilities and zeroes in on what matters most, revealing the surprisingly different keys to great managing and great leading.
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They do not believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They consistently disregard the golden rule. And, yes, they even play favorites. This amazing book explains why.
Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman of the Gallup Organization present the remarkable findings of their massive in-depth study of great managers across a wide variety of situations. Some were in leadership positions. Others were front-line supervisors. Some were in Fortune 500 companies; others were key players in small, entrepreneurial companies. Whatever their situations, the managers who ultimately became the focus of Gallup's research were invariably those who excelled at turning each employee's talent into performance.
In today's tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions, and training. But these well-intentioned efforts often miss the mark. The front-line manager is the key to attracting and retaining talented employees. No matter how generous its pay or how renowned its training, the company that lacks great front-line managers will suffer. Buckingham and Coffman explain how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience; how they set expectations for him or her -- they define the right outcomes rather than the right steps; how they motivate people -- they build on each person's unique strengths rather than trying to fix his weaknesses; and, finally, how great managers develop people -- they find the right fit for each person, not the next rung on the ladder.
And perhaps most important, this research -- which initially generated thousands of different survey questions on the subject of employee opinion -- finally produced the twelve simple questions that work to distinguish the strongest departments of a company from all the rest. This book is the first to present this essential measuring stick and to prove the link between employee opinions and productivity, profit, customer satisfaction, and the rate of turnover. There are vital performance and career lessons here for managers at every level, and, best of all, the book shows you how to apply them to your own situation.
Go Put Your Strengths to Work
Beginning with the million-copy bestsellers First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham jump-started the strengths movement that is now sweeping the work world, from business to government to education. Now that the movement is in full swing, Buckingham's new book answers the ultimate question: How can you actually apply your strengths for maximum success at work? Research data show that most people do not come close to making full use of their assets at work -- in fact, only 17 percent of the workforce believe they use all of their strengths on the job.
Go Put Your Strengths to Work aims to change that through a six-step, six-week experience that will reveal the hidden dimensions of your strengths. Buckingham shows you how to seize control of your assets and rewrite your job description under the nose of your boss. With structured exercises that will become part of your regular workweek and proven tactics from people who have successfully applied the book's lessons, Go Put Your Strengths to Work will arm you with a radically different approach to your work life. As part of the book's program you'll take an online Strengths Engagement Track, a focused and powerful gauge that has proven to be the best way to measure the level of engagement of your strengths or your team's strengths. You can also download the first two segments of the renowned companion film series "Trombone Player Wanted."
Go Put Your Strengths to Work will open up exciting uncharted territory for you and your organization. Join the strengths movement and thrive.