Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Talent and Employee Engagement, Former Senior Scientist at The Gallup Organization and Current Head of People + Performance Research at the ADP Research Institute

Marcus Buckingham

At a glance:

The most inspirational data geek you’ll ever meet. He might just change your life — and your entire organization. Available for Virtual Programming

Marcus Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Today Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own Coaching + Education firm, The Marcus Buckingham Company. As CEO, he quickly turned it into a Human Capital Management company working with some of the world’s largest organizations. He is known as the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads research at the ADP Research Institute. Challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success, Marcus’s strengths based approach is defining the future of work as  we know it.

He is the author of nine books, and his latest release—Nine Lies About WorkA Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World—takes an in depth look at the lies that pervade our workplaces and the core truths that will help us change it for the better.

  • Lead from Strength: Strong Leaders

    Strong LEADER – for all leaders of teams, and teams of teams
    What the most effective senior leaders do to build clarity and confidence during these dynamic and confusing times.

    Marcus shares:

    The most effective way leaders turn anxiety into confidence

    How to use StandOut to pinpoint precisely what about you others follow

    The three rituals to build resilience across your organization

    Before: Each attendee takes the StandOut strengths assessment (15 mins)

    During: 45-minute virtual keynote

    After: **Optional Add-ons
    Strong Leader Series
    One 45–minute session per week for 3 weeks (this series can be customized per client’s request)
    Strong Leader Q+A with Marcus Buckingham

    Marcus will conduct a virtual Q&A with all attendees once a month for four months following the Strong Leader virtual keynote

    1:1 strengths coaching with an MB-certified coach/facilitator to deepen a leader’s understanding of her/his unique and distinct power

    Virtual deep dive extension sessions with an MB-certified coach/facilitator to expand and reinforce the learning
  • Lead from Strength: Strong Teams

    How to build resilient, high-performing teams using the StandOut strengths assessment.

    Marcus shares:
    The three rituals of the best team leaders

    What StandOut can reveal about you and each team member

    How to build resilience, engagement and collaboration across the team
    Before: Each attendee takes the StandOut assessment (15 mins)

    During: 45-minute virtual keynote

    After: **Optional Add-ons
    Strong Teams Series
    One 45-minute session per week for 3 weeks (this series can be customized per client’s request)
    Strong Teams Q+A with Marcus Buckingham

    Marcus will conduct a virtual Q&A with all attendees once a month for four months following the Strong Teams virtual keynote

    1:1 strengths coaching with an MB-certified coach/facilitator to deepen a team member’s understanding of her/his unique contribution to the team

    Strong Teams Activity facilitated by an MB-certified coach/facilitator

    Virtual deep dive extension sessions with an MB-certified coach/facilitator to expand and reinforce the learning
  • Lead from Strength: Strong You

    How to build resilient, high-performing teams using the

    StandOut strengths assessment.
    Marcus shares:

    The three rituals of the best team leaders

    What StandOut can reveal about you and each team member

    How to build resilience, engagement and collaboration across the team
    Before: Each attendee takes the StandOut assessment (15 mins)

    During: 45-minute virtual keynote
    After: **Optional Add-ons
    Strong Teams Series

    One 45-minute session per week for 3 weeks (this series can be customized per client’s request)
    Strong Teams Q+A with Marcus Buckingham

    Marcus will conduct a virtual Q&A with all attendees once a month for four months following the Strong Teams virtual keynote

    1:1 strengths coaching with an MB-certified coach/facilitator to deepen a team member’s understanding of her/his unique contribution to the team

    Strong Teams Activity facilitated by an MB-certified coach/facilitator

    Virtual deep dive extension sessions with an MB-certified coach/facilitator to expand and reinforce the learning
  • Nine Lies About Work

    • From Marcus’s newest book, examine the 9 lies that are pervasive in our organizations

    • Learn the truths behind them, backed by data and research

    • Discover how you can become a Freethinking Leader
  • L E A D F R O M S T R E N G T H VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES for LEADERS, TEAMS, & INDIVIDUALS

    During this time, Marcus Buckingham is focusing his presentations on how to use your strengths to build resilience in yourself, connection across your team, and confidence in your followers. For the first time ever, and in partnership with Harvard Business Review, Marcus is giving away the StandOut 2.0 Strengths Assessment which will be included in each of the following virtual experiences: - Strong LEADER - for all leaders of teams, and teams of teams. What the most effective senior leaders do to build clarity and confidence during these dynamic and confusing times. - Strong TEAMS - for all team leaders and team members How to build resilient, high-performing teams using the StandOut strengths assessment. -Strong YOU - for all employees How to build your personal resilience and connection with others using the StandOut strengths assessment.

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