The Peer Learning Network at Belmont University hosted Marcus Buckingham May 3, 2007, in a special presentation of “Putting Your Strengths-Based Perspective to Work”. Buckingham is widely considered one of the world’s leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing, cultivating employees’ strengths, dramatically increasing efficiency and personal growth. Buckingham is the author of the best-selling books The One Thing You Need to Know, First Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, Now, Discover Your Strengths and Go Put Your Strengths to Work.
The Peer Learning Network at Belmont University is a component of the Center for Professional Development in the College of Business Administration. The Peer Learning Network was created in 1990 as a result of a partnership between Clayton McWhorter, then chairman and CEO of HealthTrust Inc., and Belmont University. The Peer Learning Network maintains a purpose of bringing together top executives from Nashville’s best-run companies in a setting where they can learn from each other. Belmont University was designated as the “coming together” place where company leaders from a variety of fields can share problems and solutions (best practices) with their peers and learn from world-class speakers, creating a new network within Nashville’s business community.