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.

Change Management

Creating Change If there’s one thing that’s constant in life, it’s that life is always changing. Just when you’ve reached your quarterly sales goal, your boss raises it for the next quarter. Just when you’ve got your job down to a science, restructuring places you in a new department. Just when you’ve learned the latest…

Strategic Execution

(Implementation Is Everything) The three-letter extension that follows a period in PC file names indicates the type of information contained. .exe, short for executable, means that double clicking on the file will launch a program or perform an operation. Many companies are files chock full of good ideas; the problem is that no .exe follows.…

Leadership Quotes

Lessons for Leaders “…companies that do make a lot of money almost never have as their goal ‘making a lot of money.’ They tend to be run by enthusiasts who, in the normal course of gratifying their own tastes and curiosities, come up with products or services so startling, so compelling, and so exciting that…

The Holographic Team

Hungarian inventor Dennis Gabor won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1971 for his invention of holography. Today holograms are familiar to most Americans. From usage by Disney at its amusement parks to imprints on credit cards to framed wall hangings, this three dimensional photography is increasingly familiar to most Americans today. What is less familiar to most…

Fit to Lead

5 Steps to Fitness for Time-Crunched Executives While most people know the significant role fitness plays in overall health and well-being, it’s still challenging for many people—especially time-crunched executives—to make fitness a priority. What’s more, fad diets and weight loss pills often lure people into believing there is a quick fix for the extra bulge…

Teamwork Definition

Is There a True Teamwork Definition? It can be incredibly difficult to accurately define teamwork because different people have different opinions when it comes to what teamwork define is. While everyone can likely agree that teamwork is important and teamwork skills are important to have, finding a common consensus for what it actually means is very…