In the Media
Thursday March 14, 2013
The Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and author of "Lean In" Sheryl Sandberg, says Marcus' book "Now, Discover Your Strengths" is the best business book she'd read.
"Now, Discover Your Strengths," by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. This book has been instrumental in how we think about developing talent at Facebook. Like all organizations, we have a system for giving feedback to our employees. A few years ago, Lori Goler, Facebook's head of human resources, brought Marcus to meet with our leadership team to help us improve this system. Marcus and his colleagues surveyed employees for 25 years to figure out what factors predict extraordinary performance. They found that the most important predictor of the success of a company or division was how many people answered yes to the question "Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?" And this makes sense.
Tuesday March 12, 2013
"What surprises people the most is that we make leadership development resemble using Netflix and Amazon.com."
CEOCFO: Ms. Jordan, would you tell us what was the vision when The Marcus Buckingham Company started and how that has developed?
Ms. Jordan: When the company started, Marcus had been a bestselling author for a number of years and a renowned speaker. He had a wonderful time traveling around the country, speaking, inspiring people, and helping people understand the value of leveraging strengths in the workplacebut he came to a point where he wanted to do more. He wanted to create sustainable, behavioral change for individuals within organizations. He formed The Marcus Buckingham Company with the idea that there were learning and development solutions that we could offer to take his work further. The vision was to create a strengths-based leadership development company. Our mission is to help managers become more effective in the workplace.
Friday February 8, 2013
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Saturday June 30, 2012
Marcus Buckingham believes there are many managers who are doing things right these days. But unfortunately there are a lot headed down the wrong path.
Buckingham is the author of such best-selling books as "Now, Discover Your Strengths" and is a successful business guru who has been interviewed by media heavyweights such as Oprah Winfrey. But no matter who he is talking with, Buckingham contends that managers must change the ways they view the workplace today.
Monday February 20, 2012