Mark Sanborn | NYT's Bestselling author, Consultant and Communicator

Mark Sanborn

NYT's Bestselling author, Consultant and Communicator

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Mark Sanborn

Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. lists Mark as one of the top leadership experts in the world. Mark has given over 2600 presentations in every state and 14 countries. He has authored eight books and more than two dozen videos and audio training programs. His programs are taught by Crestcom International in 90 countries and he is an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis. Mark's book, The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary is an international bestseller and was on the New York Times, Business Week and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. His other books include 1) You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, 2) The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do, 3) Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between, 4) Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results and 5) The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be and his newest 6) The Intention Imperative: 3 Essential Changes That Will Make You a Successful Leader Today. Mark is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and is a past president of the National Speakers Association. Mark's list of clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Cisco, KPMG, Morton's of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere. "We each know how good we have become," Mark says, "but none of us knows how good we can be. One of the most exciting opportunities we get each day is to pursue our potential." Mark Sanborn challenges his audiences with this message and provides insights for extraordinary living. He lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife Darla and sons Hunter and Jackson.

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The Intention Imperative

3 Essential Change That Will Make You A Better Leader Today

Nobody ever got to the top of Mount Everest accidentally. Summiting the highest peak in the world takes clarity and intention; and so does leading successfully.

Intentional Leadership = Clarity (knowing clearly where you want to go) + Intentionality (taking consistent action to get there). Clarity without consistent action is daydreaming. Consistent action without clarity is wasted time and effort.

Just as the tools of successful mountaineering have changed and improved over time, so have the requirements of intentional leadership. Based on 33 years of working with organizations globally, teaching leaders and observing powerful shifts, Mark Sanborn has identified three essential areas of focus for leaders in the world.

Inspiration: motivation to the power of purpose
Culture: creating the engine that sustains vision and values while achieving desired results
Emotion: designing for and delivering positive emotion for customers and employees

The Potential Principle

How The Best Get Better

How do you keep getting better if you are already among the best? This is a critical question for successful leaders and organizations. What happens when complacency, outdated thinking or weariness stunts performance? What do leaders do when growth stalls, or when their teams are working below their true potential?

In this presentation, Mark Sanborn provides the answer and teaches four powerful tools your audience can use to pursue their potential.

Why you must pursue your potential and not settle for simply achieving your goals
How to disrupt yourself before somebody else does
Three ways to become laser-focused on doing things that produce the biggest results
A powerful way to think that gives you a competitive advantage over others

The Fred Factor

How Passion In Your Work & Life Can Turn The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary

In this inspiring presentation, Mark Sanborn shares four life-changing lessons he has learned from Fred, an extraordinary postal carrier. Based on his New York Times and international bestseller, The Fred Factor, Mark will teach how no one can be prevented from choosing to be exceptional.

As a result, your audience will be able to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the mundane into the magnificent in their personal and professional lives.

Build better relationships with customers and colleagues to improve overall work performance
Create new value for others without spending a dime
Elevate the customer experience for everyone
Stay motivated and engaged every day for maximum working life enjoyment

You Don’t Need A Title To Be A Leader

How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make A Positive Difference

Based on 30 years of working with some of the world’s best leaders and companies, this keynote focuses on the true heart of leadership: making things better for others (and you don’t need a title to do that).

Mark Sanborn proves how anyone at any level and regardless of title can make a significant contribution and a positive difference.

The six fundamental skills of leadership that nearly all leaders practice
How to create an army of lions where everyone knows when and how to lead
How to maximize the only three resources any organization possesses
Over a dozen ways that leaders communicate differently than others

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