Marcus Buckingham, graduated from Cambridge University in 1987, with a master's degree in social and political science. During his seventeen years with The Gallup Organisation, Buckingham helped lead research into the world's best leaders, managers, and workplaces. He drew on this research and used it as the basis for two bestselling books:First, Break All the Rules: What the World,s Best Managers Do DifferentlyandNow, Discover Your Strengths, of which he was both the writer and the principal author. Buckingham is considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, USA.Marcus Buckingham is the author of 'The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success', published 2005 under ISBN 9780743261654 and ISBN 0743261658.