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Marcus Buckingham

Keynote Speaker

Researcher; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Founder of the Strengths Revolution; Head of People + Performance Research at ADP; Expert on Outstanding Leadership and Management Practices

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

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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 Work: A 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. In his upcoming release — Love + Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life—he helps us discover where we are at our best in both work and life. It is set to be released in April 2022.

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Marcus Buckingham’s Speech Topics

  • Nine Lies about Work

    What the research reveals about the real world of work

    • 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.


  • High Performance Leadership

    How to build a culture of performance

    • Learn the one thing that sets great leaders apart.
    • Explore the 4 levers that leaders use to create a high-performing culture.
    • Get clear about your organization’s core strengths.


  • Find Your Edge: Win at Work

    How to drive personal performance

    • Discover the approach that characterizes the most successful people in the world.
    • Pinpoint your competitive advantage.
    • Learn how to apply your competitive advantage at work.


  • Resilience: How to build it in yourselves and in those you lead

    All of us are struggling to be resilient during these challenging times. In this session Marcus reveals discoveries about the sources of resilience from the largest global study of resilience yet undertaken. 25 countries, 25,000 workers, all participating in a deep dive into why some people are able to sustain their power and their energy, while others wane. In this session you will learn:


    • The three key sources of resilience
    • The ten questions to measure resilience
    • The most effective techniques to build resilience in yourself, your organization, and in those you lead.

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