Marcus Buckingham Quotes

Most popular Marcus Buckingham Quotes

True individuality can be lonely.


Suspicion is a permanent condition.


If, fundamentally, you don't trust people, then there is no line, no point in time beyond which people suddenly become trustworthy.


You cannot learn very much about excellence from studying failure.  Of all the infinite ways to perform a certain task, most of them are wrong.  There are only a few right ways.

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Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best [employees] is, quite simply, your most productive time.


Define excellence vividly, quantitatively.  Paint a picture for your most talented employees of what excellence looks like.  Keep everyone pushing and pushing toward the right-hand edge of the bell curve.