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

How to Keep from “Deleting” Customers and Clients

How do you “delete” a customer or client? Here’s an example: I found a great masseuse near my office. Getting older and living in airplane seats makes therapeutic massage a necessity for me rather than a luxury. I liked the online scheduling option so used it to make appointments. Last time I tried to schedule… Continue Reading [icon name=”icon-angle-double-right”]

5 Ways to Increase Your IQ (Implementation Quotient)

How do leaders accomplish more than others? And how do they achieve great things with others? I believe a leader’s success is due to his or her IQ: implementation quotient. That is the difference between common knowledge and consistent application. Implementation isn’t just about having good ideas; it is about acting on them. In a… Continue Reading [icon name=”icon-angle-double-right”]

3 Ways to Prevent Getting Fired by Customers

In the most recent Five Friends post, “You’re Fired,” there is a common thread. The situations and the kind of people or organizations who got fired vary greatly, from a landscaping company to a restaurant chain to a medical doctor. The reasons for the firings vary, too. Some were triggered by something relatively small like a… Continue Reading [icon name=”icon-angle-double-right”]