Books

'The Truth About You' by Marcus BuckinghamThe Truth About You
by Marcus Buckingham

For those heading out into the “real world” and those already entrenched in it, a similar life-sapping mantra is being repeated: It’s not all about you! Employees are taught to put themselves aside and get plugged in to the mission of the organization, the goals of the company. But Marcus Buckingham believes that a person's ability to succeed in life flies directly in the face of corporate thinking. His new book, The Truth About You, leads readers to true success by empowering them to make the crucial choice of putting themselves first by crafting a work life that plays to their strengths.
 

'First, Break All the Rules' by Marcus BuckinghamFirst, Break All the Rules
by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
In today's tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions and training. But no matter how generous its pay or how renowned its training, the company that lacks great frontline managers will suffer. Marcus and Curt Coffman explain how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience, set expectations, motivate people by building on each person's unique strengths and, finally, find the right fit for each person, not the next rung on the ladder.
 

'Now, Discover Your Strengths' by Marcus BuckinghamNow, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton
Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided by our parents, teachers, managers, and psychology's fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws while our strengths lie dormant and neglected. Marcus and Donald O. Clifton, chair of the Gallup International Research & Education Center, have created a revolutionary program to help readers identify their talents, build them into strengths and enjoy consistent, near-perfect performance. 

'The One Thing You Need to Know' by Marcus BuckinghamThe One Thing You Need to Know
by Marcus Buckingham
Using a wide range of examples of personal achievement from Rudolph Giuliani to successful Walgreens clerk Manjit Kaur, Marcus examines three aspects he considers fundamental to this achievement: great managing, great leading and career success. The author also explores core insight and its ramifications in decision-making, using research from his own data and interviews. 



'Go Put Your Strengths to Work' by Marcus BuckinghamGo Put Your Strengths to Work
by Marcus Buckingham
Research shows that most people do not come close to making full use of their assets at work—in fact, only 17 percent of the workforce believes they use all their strengths on the job. Go Put Your Strengths to Work aims to change that through a six-step, six-week experience that will reveal the hidden dimensions of your strengths. Marcus shows you how to seize control of your assets and rewrite your job description under the nose of your boss. 





Films

Trombone Player Wanted
by Marcus Buckingham
Trombone Player Wanted teaches you how to discover your strengths and put them to work. The bite-sized short films, with six in the series at approximately 15 minutes each in length, communicate to you in a way to drive your personal and team performance. Each of the six films in Trombone Player Wanted provides powerful lessons for managers and employees striving to be more productive and more focused today than they were yesterday.

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