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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham

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Marcus Buckingham is a British-American New York Times best-selling author, researcher, motivational speaker and business consultant best known for promoting what he calls "Strengths."


In 2007, Buckingham started The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) to create management training programs and tools dedicated to promoting the strengths revolution. The company helped him to launch a coordinated series of products in conjunction with the publication of Go Put Your Strengths to Work.


Marcus first conquered the bestseller lists in 1999 with First, Break All the Rules.

Following up on his highly successful debut book, Marcus continued to spread the message that people's unique personal strengths are the key to unlocking their potential. As co-author of Now, Discover Your Strengths, he helped create StrengthsFinder, the personal assessment tool that gave millions of individuals a new vocabulary to positively describe their ingrained talents.

In addition to refining and reinforcing his message in subsequent books (The One Thing You Need to Know; Go Put Your Strengths to Work; The Truth About You; Find Your Strongest Life), Marcus addresses hundreds of thousands of people each year in keynote addresses worldwide. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2007 to create tools and training that would help managers and organizations access the untapped potential of their people's strengths. 

Marcus has worked with the world's most prestigious companies, including Facebook, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Microsoft and Disney, to name just a few. His compelling message has also drawn attention from numerous media outlets. He has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Larry King Live," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and "The View," and has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review.

Ultimately, Marcus's strengths message is powerful because it is based on rigorous data collection and analysis. He spent nearly two decades as a Senior Researcher at the Gallup organization studying the world's best managers and companies to discover what drives exceptional performance. A devoted statistician and researcher, he has continued to explore the data behind great performance throughout his career. His research forms the basis of every tool or training program that The Marcus Buckingham Company offers.

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