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Peak Performance Expert, Best-Selling Author, Researcher & Strengths Revolutionist

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 Marcus Buckingham Biography

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.

Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Co- Head and Talent Expert. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.” It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organizations will win.

In other words, companies that focus on cultivating employees’ strengths rather than simply improving on people’s weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency and productivity while allowing for maximum personal growth.

In all of his speeches, Marcus demonstrates the correlation between strengths-driven, engaged employees and business fundamentals such as turnover rates, customer satisfaction, profits, and productivity. Challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success, Marcus’s strengths-based approach is a win/win scenario that, without exaggeration, will define the future of work.

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StandOut: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution

StandOut: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution

The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success

The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success

The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

Speaking Topics
  • Find Your Edge: Win at Work

    Excellence happens all the time in an organization, but it can be tricky to harness this excellence and make it work for you. So often, when companies try to reproduce what their best performers do differently, the result is just another lifeless policy that ends up constraining people instead of freeing them to do their best work. The trick is to help people put innovative ideas into practice without stifling the personal strengths that give them their edge. In this speech Marcus presents a customized best practice delivery system for both managers and employees. Using a simple, easy-to-remember scheme to identify each persons unique combination of strengths, Marcus gives individuals tips and techniques on how to put their particular edge to use. And managers will get lots of raw material to be better coaches based on the specific strengths of their team members. At the end of the speech, you will know how to move beyond the one-size-fits-all approach and find those practices that are best for you.

  • What the Worlds 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. 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.

  • Strengths-Driven Performance

    During Marcus Buckinghams 17 years with the Gallup Organization, he helped to guide groundbreaking research on the worlds 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 in the Workplace keynote address. Marcus Buckingham will present key 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 specific lever that recent research indicates most impacts engagement: the extent to which employees have the opportunity to play to their strengths. When employees have the opportunity to apply their greatest strengths at work, they turbocharge their careers and everybody wins. Companies find their employees are more productive and their teams are more effective. Despite this, research shows a majority of people do not fully use their strengths at work. 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 stock boys. 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.

  • Finding Your Strongest Life

    In the four decades since the beginning of the modern womens movement, women have secured greater opportunity, greater influence, greater independence, more free time, and more money. Despite all those important gains, however, recent longitudinal research indicates that women have become more unhappy, anxious and stressed during that same time period, and that they get sadder as they get older (while men, in contrast, get happier as they age). Marcus Buckingham will explore the data behind the startling findings on womens happiness and discuss the lessons to be learned from happy, successful women who buck the statistical trends.

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    Booking fees for Marcus Buckingham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marcus Buckingham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marcus Buckingham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marcus Buckingham for your next private or corporate function.
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Marcus Buckingham

Peak Performance Expert, Best-Selling Author, Researcher & Strengths Revolutionist

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Marcus Buckingham Biography

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.

Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Co- Head and Talent Expert. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.” It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organizations will win.

In other words, companies that focus on cultivating employees’ strengths rather than simply improving on people’s weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency and productivity while allowing for maximum personal growth.

In all of his speeches, Marcus demonstrates the correlation between strengths-driven, engaged employees and business fundamentals such as turnover rates, customer satisfaction, profits, and productivity. Challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success, Marcus’s strengths-based approach is a win/win scenario that, without exaggeration, will define the future of work.

Marcus Buckingham Videos

  • Nine Lies About Work: Marcus Buckingham with Adam Grant | 2019 ...
    May 15, 2019 ... 2019 Wharton People Analytics Conference: Bestselling author, researcher, and talent expert, Marcus Buckinham, in conversation with...
  • Marcus Buckingham: How To Handle Anxiety At Work
    Talent expert Marcus Buckingham describes the shocking number of people who are simply suffering through their jobs. He explains how people can...
  • Marcus Buckingham: How To Succeed At Work

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Marcus Buckingham Speaking Topics

  • Find Your Edge: Win at Work

    Excellence happens all the time in an organization, but it can be tricky to harness this excellence and make it work for you. So often, when companies try to reproduce what their best performers do differently, the result is just another lifeless policy that ends up constraining people instead of freeing them to do their best work. The trick is to help people put innovative ideas into practice without stifling the personal strengths that give them their edge. In this speech Marcus presents a customized best practice delivery system for both managers and employees. Using a simple, easy-to-remember scheme to identify each persons unique combination of strengths, Marcus gives individuals tips and techniques on how to put their particular edge to use. And managers will get lots of raw material to be better coaches based on the specific strengths of their team members. At the end of the speech, you will know how to move beyond the one-size-fits-all approach and find those practices that are best for you.

  • What the Worlds 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. 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.

  • Strengths-Driven Performance

    During Marcus Buckinghams 17 years with the Gallup Organization, he helped to guide groundbreaking research on the worlds 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 in the Workplace keynote address. Marcus Buckingham will present key 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 specific lever that recent research indicates most impacts engagement: the extent to which employees have the opportunity to play to their strengths. When employees have the opportunity to apply their greatest strengths at work, they turbocharge their careers and everybody wins. Companies find their employees are more productive and their teams are more effective. Despite this, research shows a majority of people do not fully use their strengths at work. 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 stock boys. 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.

  • Finding Your Strongest Life

    In the four decades since the beginning of the modern womens movement, women have secured greater opportunity, greater influence, greater independence, more free time, and more money. Despite all those important gains, however, recent longitudinal research indicates that women have become more unhappy, anxious and stressed during that same time period, and that they get sadder as they get older (while men, in contrast, get happier as they age). Marcus Buckingham will explore the data behind the startling findings on womens happiness and discuss the lessons to be learned from happy, successful women who buck the statistical trends.

FAQs on booking Marcus Buckingham

  • How to book Marcus Buckingham?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marcus Buckingham for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Marcus Buckingham, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marcus Buckingham or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marcus Buckingham?

    Booking fees for Marcus Buckingham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marcus Buckingham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Marcus Buckingham?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marcus Buckingham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marcus Buckingham for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marcus Buckingham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marcus Buckingham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Marcus Buckingham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Marcus Buckingham for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Marcus Buckingham generally travels from Beverly Hills, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Marshall Goldsmith, Patrick Lencioni, Shawn Achor, Dr. John C. Maxwell and Tim Sanders. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marcus Buckingham for an upcoming event.

Marcus Buckingham Speaker Videos

  • Nine Lies About Work: Marcus Buckingham with Adam Grant | 2019 ...
    May 15, 2019 ... 2019 Wharton People Analytics Conference: Bestselling author, researcher, and talent expert, Marcus Buckinham, in conversation with The ...
    Marcus Buckingham: How To Handle Anxiety At Work
    Talent expert Marcus Buckingham describes the shocking number of people who are simply suffering through their jobs. He explains how people can handle anxiety at work.
  • Marcus Buckingham: How To Succeed At Work
    Marcus Buckingham Competitive Advantage
  • Marcus Buckingham - 10 Years of Strengths
    Marcus Buckingham Leadership Speaker

Marcus Buckingham Speaking Topics

  • Find Your Edge: Win at Work

    Excellence happens all the time in an organization, but it can be tricky to harness this excellence and make it work for you. So often, when companies try to reproduce what their best performers do differently, the result is just another lifeless policy that ends up constraining people instead of freeing them to do their best work. The trick is to help people put innovative ideas into practice without stifling the personal strengths that give them their edge. In this speech Marcus presents a customized best practice delivery system for both managers and employees. Using a simple, easy-to-remember scheme to identify each persons unique combination of strengths, Marcus gives individuals tips and techniques on how to put their particular edge to use. And managers will get lots of raw material to be better coaches based on the specific strengths of their team members. At the end of the speech, you will know how to move beyond the one-size-fits-all approach and find those practices that are best for you.

  • What the Worlds 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. 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.

  • Strengths-Driven Performance

    During Marcus Buckinghams 17 years with the Gallup Organization, he helped to guide groundbreaking research on the worlds 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 in the Workplace keynote address. Marcus Buckingham will present key 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 specific lever that recent research indicates most impacts engagement: the extent to which employees have the opportunity to play to their strengths. When employees have the opportunity to apply their greatest strengths at work, they turbocharge their careers and everybody wins. Companies find their employees are more productive and their teams are more effective. Despite this, research shows a majority of people do not fully use their strengths at work. 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 stock boys. 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.

  • Finding Your Strongest Life

    In the four decades since the beginning of the modern womens movement, women have secured greater opportunity, greater influence, greater independence, more free time, and more money. Despite all those important gains, however, recent longitudinal research indicates that women have become more unhappy, anxious and stressed during that same time period, and that they get sadder as they get older (while men, in contrast, get happier as they age). Marcus Buckingham will explore the data behind the startling findings on womens happiness and discuss the lessons to be learned from happy, successful women who buck the statistical trends.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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