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.

Self-Absorption Stinks

I stopped by the grocery store and as I was parking my motorcycle in the parking lot, some slouchy rider pulls his bike onto the sidewalk near the entrance to park. What’s that about? Maybe he wants the attention. Maybe he’s lazy. Almost certainly he’s self-absorbed. Why does everybody need to walk around his vehicle while…

Improvement without Change

Improvement without change? It doesn’t happen. Not all change is an improvement, but all improvement requires change. I’ve been involved in an effort to improve some significant processes within an organization. Most everyone want to improve the processes; few are willing to actually change them. Recently someone threw up the old “change for the sake…

Inform to Perform

Our family just returned from a trip to Mexico where we’ve visited many times before. This time we stayed at the Princess Resort near Playa del Carmen. Our experience was extremely disappointing despite the beauty of this new hotel. As Darla and I reflected on our disappointments, we realized that probably 80% of the problems…

The Productivity Family Tree

Sanborn Associates here posting an interesting mention on “Uncle” Mark made by Mike St. Pierre writing at LifeHack.org: Mike had some fun with the whole family tree paradigm and created a family tree consisting of the top productivity bloggers on the internet (according to his criteria). This is what he says about Mark: The Rich…