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.

Understanding and Using Commitment to Achieve Remarkable Performance

Remarkable performance doesn’t happen by accident. Whether delivered individually or organizationally, it is always preceded by commitment. Think about the connection between commitment and performance this way: •Commitment is the price you are willing to pay to get remarkable results. •Performance reveals the price you have paid. Consider: •A remarkable performance reveals how highly you…

The Power of Practice: Part 2

Deliberate Practice What the Eagles refer to as the circle of fear, modern performance researchers call “deliberate practice.” If you think that term suggests that we’re talking about something beyond normal practice, you’re right. Researcher and senior editor at Fortune magazine, Geoffrey Colvin, differentiates between practice and deliberate practice this way: “Simply hitting a bucket…