Marcus Buckingham

World’s Leading Expert on Talent, Internationally Renowned Thought Leader & Business Expert
Beyond the Buzzword: Innovation from Everyone, Every Day

In today’s hyper-competitive global markets, companies not only face uncertain economic conditions, they also have to deal with hyper-efficient competitors and omnipotent customers. In addition, with the advances in technology, successful products and strategies can be quickly replicated. Without continual innovation, success is fleeting. Innovation is the only insurance against irrelevance and the only way to  stay ahead of competition.

While many companies recognise that innovation is the only sustainable advantage, few have made it the responsibility of every single employee. It is still more a buzzword than a genuine core competence. So how can organisations retool mindsets and make innovation a “baked-in” capability instead of a “bolted-on” activity? How can you embed innovation in your company DNA?

In this engaging and stimulating session, world-renowned management thought-leader Professor Gary Hamel will share a systematic approach to making innovation a deeply embedded capability.

Based on 20 years of ground-breaking research and collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned companies, Prof. Hamel will show you how to:

  • Unlock the innovation potential of every employee
  • Build a portfolio of high-impact, game-changing strategies for your organisation
  • Dramatically multiply the returns on innovation investment
  • Build management systems that keep everyone focused on innovation
  • Manage the day-to-day tension between innovation and operational efficiency

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.

Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organisation, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Co-Head and Talent Expert. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.” It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favourite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organisations will win.

Marcus first conquered the bestseller lists in 1999 with First, Break All the Rules. While the title may imply an iconoclastic streak, his continuing plea for managers to break with tradition has nothing to do with rebellion; instead, he argues, rules must be broken and discarded because they stifle the originality and uniqueness — the strengths — that can enable all of us to achieve our highest performance.

His other best-selling books include: Discover Your Strengths (co-authored with Donald O. Clifton), The One Thing You Need to Know, Go Put Your Strengths To Work, The Truth About You, Find Your Strongest Life, StandOut and StandOut 2.0.

As an internationally renowned thought leader and business expert, Marcus has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

He has also appeared on numerous television programs, including “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Facebook, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Disney as an invaluable resource in informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths and sustain long-lasting personal success.