Marcus Buckingham
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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham shows that cultivating people's strengths, rather than improving their weaknesses, is the key to personal and organization success.
Researcher and Author with Four International Best Sellers Including Now, Discover Your Strengths

Expertise In:

  • Business Growth and Trends
  • Change Management
  • Corporate Culture
  • Human Resource Effectiveness
  • Leadership

Audience & Industry

  • Corporations
  • The Professional Services Industry
  • The Health Care Industry
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Associations

Marcus Buckingham shows that cultivating people’s strengths, rather than improving their weaknesses, is the key to personal and organization success.

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.

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Marcus Buckingham's Speech Topics

Nine Lies About Work

The strengths revolution is built one audience at a time. Marcus approaches the task of teaching the world the strengths-based approach to work from a number of different angles, providing insights tailored to each group’s key concerns and opportunities. Marcus will curate the perfect keynote for your specific event and audience, with takeaways backed by over twenty years of validated research.

Talking Points include:

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


  • Learn what the best team leaders do differently
  • Discover the one ritual that all great leaders have in common
  • Learn how to build a culture of performance


  • Uncover the secret to driving personal performance
  • Discover the approach that characterizes the most successful people in the world
  • Pinpoint your competitive advantage, and learn how to apply it at work
  • Identify your particular strengths as an individual, manager, or organization leader

Works by Marcus Buckingham