Ep 081: Lies About Work, Marcus Buckingham & Kim Simios
As a leader, you’ve likely received training about the importance of company culture, strategic planning and feedback. Training on the implementation of these leadership tools has become essential for every leader. But researcher, Marcus Buckingham says, “Wait.” Based on his observations about the real world of work and multiple research studies, he began to question some of the most venerated truisms of business, daring to suggest the key to organizational success actually happens on the team level. In this fascinating conversation with business leader, Kim Simios, Marcus unpacks three of his “nine lies about work” and explains how you can become more human in the ways you manage people while at the same time increase productivity and engagement.
On This Podcast
The Marcus Buckingham Company
Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher, thought leader and leading expert on talent, focused on unlocking people's strengths, increasing their performance and pioneering the future of how people work. A former senior researcher at Gallup Organization, he now guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance. He is the author of nine books, including First Break All the Rules, and Now Discover Your Strengths, two of the best-selling business books of all time. His latest release—Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World —takes an in-depth look at the lies that pervade our workplaces and the core truths that will help us change it for the better.
Ernst & Young
Kim supports a team of more than 3,400 professionals in Ernst & Young’s Chicago office, creating an inclusive and teaming culture to collaborate across various service offerings. As a 26-year Ernst & Young veteran, Kim’s has experience serving a broad spectrum of both domestic and global and public and private clients in the retail consumer products, industrial products and services industries. Kim is a board member of World Business Chicago, United way of Metropolitan Chicago and the Willow Creek Association.
Paula is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, Senior National Correspondent at ABC News and host of the popular podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris, which gives an intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Previously, Faris was the co-anchor of Good Morning America weekend edition, as well as a co-host of ABC’s The View. Paula returns to The Global Leadership Summit stage for the second year as one of our GLS interviewers. She will also share her leadership journey in the high stakes world of broadcast journalism as well as leadership insights from her recent book release, Called Out, Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For a Life of True Calling.