Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. In 2019, Global Gurus named Mark the #5 Leadership Authority in the world.

Defining great leaders

The Six Principles of Leadership: The Power of Persuasive Communication

Communicating isn’t the objective in business or life. The objective is understanding. Communication is simply the tool to accomplish that. In one study, poor communication was cited as the cause of poor employee performance 80% of the time. Communicating effectively is what acting as a leader is all about, whatever your position or title. Words…

Defining great leaders

The Six Principles of Leadership: Power with People

Everything we accomplish happens not just because of our efforts but through the efforts of others. The biggest difference between people who manage others versus people who lead others is how they develop those under them. As all leaders know, untitled or not, leadership is power with people, not power over people. Do you build…

The Six Principles Of Leadership: The Power Of Self-Mastery

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” To truly lead, and make a difference in the world, you must always start with yourself. In order to start with yourself, you must understand if your actions come from a place of obligation or opportunity. Do you see moments to…