Office Hours with Daniel Pink: guest-Marcus Buckingham
Pioneer of the strengths movement and author of the new book, StandOut.
In the last decade, millions of people have come around to the idea that we’re better off building on our strengths instead of constantly trying to fix our weaknesses. That change in perspective is due, in no small part, to Marcus Buckingham.
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Office Hours is our new radio-ish show in which I open the phone lines for an hour to listeners across the planet who can ask me and a special guest questions about work, business, life, or any other topic. As we say, it’s Car Talk . . . for the human engine.
And for those who really haven’t been paying attention, Marcus Buckingham is among of the world’s top management thinkers — and co-author of Now, Discover Your Strengths, one of the most influential (and top-selling) books of the past decade.
This week, Marcus launched a new book –StandOut: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution– which includes a powerful new strengths assessment that builds on what he’s learned in the ensuing years. (I’ve taken the assessment. It’s really interesting. I might even reveal the results on the show.)