Marcus Buckingham On Effective Teams
I'm a big fan of Marcus Buckingham and his case for leveraging each person's individual strengths.
In the above video, he speaks about the power of effective teams (where each team member plays to his or her strengths) and makes that case that the experience of a team always trumps the experience of the company.
Buckingham broke the bestseller lists in 1999 with First, Break All the Rules and then went on to co-author Now, Discover Your Strengths, where he helped create StrengthsFinder, the personal assessment tool that gives each person a vocabulary to positively describe their ingrained talents.
His project, StandOut, is a book and strengths assessment combination that uses a new research methodology to reveal your top two "strength Roles" — your areas of comparative advantage.
StandOut goes beyond description to give people practical innovations that fit their strengths, and provide managers with quick insights on how to get the best from each member of their team.
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