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Marcus Buckingham

#18 2013
#8 2011

Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award


Marcus Buckingham is best known for his work on “strengths” – the idea that it is more productive to focus on a person’s strengths rather than their weaknesses. He is the founder and CEO of the eponymous Marcus Buckingham Company. His books include First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently (1999), The One Thing You Need to Know (2005), The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success (2008) and StandOut (2011).