Why do so many people feel disconnected from their work?
That’s the question that best-selling author and SkillsFinder co-creator Marcus Buckingham seeks to answer in his new book Life + Work. The answer, at least partially, lies in finding your Wyrd, the nordic concept that each person is born with a distinct spirit that makes you an individual.
On this week’s FOMO Sapiens, Marcus unpacks how you can find your wyrd and how you can figure out where Love meets Work in the process. He also talks about managing the external forces – things like reference anxiety and FOMO that keep you from finding what you really want to do.
Meet our guest:
Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and New York Times best-selling author focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. He is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, First, Break All the Rules, and Now, Discover Your Strengths, and he has the #1 New Release on Amazon with his tenth book, Love + Work (April 2022, Harvard Business Review Press) which is being heralded by Forbes as one of the ten must-reads for career and leadership in 2022.
Marcus’ 2019 Harvard Business Review cover article, “The Feedback Fallacy,” was selected by HBR as one of the most influential articles of the last 100 years, and Marcus’ strengths assessments have been taken by over 10 million people worldwide.