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 Organization, he currently heads all people and performance research at the ADP Research Institute. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 and is the author of several bestselling books including First, Break All the Rules, as well as Now Discover Your Strengths, which is ranked by Business Insider among the bestselling business books of the 21st century. He is the co-author of Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World. He 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 and has appeared on “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He lives in Los Angeles.