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Marcus Buckingham

Speaker, The Marcus Buckingham Company
1966 (Age: 49 years old)

Marcus Buckingham is a British motivational speaker, trainer, public leader, researcher and author. He has trained over 2 million people through his books, seminars and lectures.

Buckingham, who is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management; started as a senior researcher with The Gallup Organization, and helped to develop the Strengths-based approach to management that is now gaining wider implementation.

Strengths Management suggests that any job should be tailored to fit the person instead of the other way around. Buckingham has authored and/or co-authored several books on the subject including "First, Break All the Rules", "Now, Discover Your Strengths", and "The One Thing You Need to Know". He also helped create the "StrengthsFinder" assessment tool that assists individuals in discovering their own strengths.

In 2007, Buckingham set out on a national bus tour taking the Strengths Movement across America. Buckingham was featured in the PBS Special, "Go Put Your Strengths To Work" and on the Today Show.

Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a master's degree in Social and Political Science.

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