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How to Create Encore Leadership with Guest Mark Sanborn President of Sanborn & Associates INC

Leadership IS

Encore performance suggest a repeat however in this day and time, is there such a thing as encore Leadership? Let’s talk about it!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


16 Apr 2021

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E 52 Mark Sanborn: What To Do With the Gift of Time

The Massimo Show

On this episode of The Massimo Show, Rod sits down with one of the top 5 leadership experts in the world. Mark Sanborn is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, he has presented over 2,600 speeches and seminars in every state and fourteen countries. His latest book is The Potential Principle. Mark is the Expert in Residence at High Point University located in High Point, NC and his client list includes Costco, FedEx, ESPN, IBM, and St Jude’s.  As with the best of leaders, Mark came from humble beginnings. He grew up on a farm in Ohio, was an average high school guy, and attended Ohio State University.  There he studied agricultural economics. “Economics was the most philosophical construct in my life,” Mark tells Rod.  “Economics is the allocation of scarce resources for maximum return.  Our scarce resources are our time, energy, and expertise.  We all want to get the most out of life.” Mark never practiced as an agricultural economist but went into agricultural sales.  It forced him to engage in a business where he was a manager.  After a short stint in sales and marketing, he is now in his 33rd year as a professional author, speaker, and advisor.   From the age of 10, Mark was giving free speeches focused on patriotism and agricultural.  Mark heard a lot of professional speakers, but it wasn’t until Mark was 16 when he heard someone else speak that  it dawned on him that person was getting paid a lot of money to tell their story.   The spirit of free enterprise set in. The only thing better than giving speeches, in Mark’s mind, was having someone pay you to do it.  As a freshman at OSU and because Mark had been involved in Future Farms of America as a state officer, he started getting invited to speak at commencement exercises and at after-dinner speeches.  One day Mark got an invitation and he told them he charged $150 and they accepted.  That was his first paid speech at the age of 19.  From there he kept building.   The Three Resources a Leader Has Are:  1) Time 2) Expertise 3) Time and Expertise of their team Mark alleges that right now finding people that have true expertise is difficult.  “We are overwhelmed with information” he explains to Rod “ The ability to access information is good, the ability to access its validity is harder than it’s ever been. One of the hardest jobs for leadership is doing your due diligence to make sure the decisions you’re are making and the practices you are using are solid and credible.  It is important to learn from practice.”   You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader Mark explains that your skillset makes you a leader, not your title.  You can be given a title, but you can’t be given a skillset.  A skillset has to be learned and developed.  The real test of leadership is if you did not have a title, and you could not reward or punish people for things they did or did not do what you asked - would they still do it?   Bad managers get compliance but good leaders get a commitment.  Commitment is getting people to do it because they are sold on it, they want to do it, they know it will benefit them and the greater good.  True Leadership always benefits the greater good whether it is the colleague, vendor, customer, or community.  Today too many people look at leadership as a tool to get what they want instead of the real use of leadership which is to help everyone to get what they need.   The Concept of the FRED Factor Fred was a Postal service employee who delivered my mail.  He had a simple job of putting mail in a box, but he made it artistry through the things that he did.  The quality of his service and the friendships he made.  Mark was so impressed with it that he wrote a book about it.  The Fred Factor is the ability to continually create value for the people you live and work with through 3 things you can control.   1) passion 2) creativity 3) commitment Being extraordinary is a choice.  Many of the most successful people Mark knows were extraordinary not because of the way they were brought up or circumstances but in spite of. “We learn a lot more through failure than we do from success.” Mark says.  What made Fred so special?  When Mark first moved into a house in Colorado, there was a knock at his door and it was Fred introducing himself.   Fred was more worried about Mark’s mail than he was.  He was a professional.  A professional is more worried about the solution to your problems their product or service solves than you are.   There were dozens of other examples of where Fred, without a title and just a commitment to do an extraordinary job - you can be extraordinary.  Fred does it because he believes that excellence is the right thing to do.   The Gift of Time  The only thing people want more than disposable income is time.  We don’t have enough time and we are always too busy.  Covid has killed the excuse you don’t have time.   With Covid, everyone is adapting.  A surfer interacts with the wave to get the outcome they desire.  We need to learn to develop those skills.  First, stop looking for the new normal. “I never liked the phrase the new normal,” Mark tells Rod. Through necessity we are going to say it’s the new abnormal.  Every day is going to be a little different.  By thinking about the abnormal we never get complacent we become more vigilant and more agile.   Tune in to hear Mark talk more in-depth concerning leadership and the new abnormal.


16 Mar 2021

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Guest interview with Mark Sanborn

The Michelli Experience

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and award-winning keynote leadership speaker. Mark has written 8 books, and The Fred Factor has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. His latest book is The Intention Imperative: Three Essential Changes That Will Make You a Successful Leader Today. He is Leadership Expert in Residence at High Point University, the Premier Life Skills University. Mark Sanborn https://marksanborn.com Joseph Michelli https://www.josephmichelli.com


9 Nov 2020

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Mark Sanborn discusses intentionality, leadership, and public speaking

Walton Productions Be EPIC Podcast

Mark Sanborn is a leadership speaker and best-selling author. As the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc, Mark helps others become better leaders in their personal and professional lives. Sanborn is the author of 8 books and was ranked the #5 leadership expert in the world by GlobalGurus.org in 2019. Link to buy Mark Sanborn’s most recent book, “The Intention Imperative: 3 Essential Changes That Will Make You a Successful Leader Today”: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R41B5L1/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i5


23 Sep 2020

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Mark Sanborn | The Intention Imperative | Why Real Leaders Are the People That Help to Improve and Develop Their People

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Are you looking to become the best leader that YOU can be? The speaker of choice for McDonald’s, Toyota, FedEX, Tyco, and more joins us to share about why real leaders are the people that help to improve and develop their team.


1 Sep 2020

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169: Different Is Not Worse: What is your Intention Imperative? with Mark Sanborn

Everyday Mindfulness Show

Mark Sanborn 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. In his latest keynote, The Intention Imperative, based on 33 years of working with organizations globally, teaching leaders and observing powerful shifts, Mark has identified three essential areas of focus for leaders in the world: Inspiration: motivation to the power of purpose Culture: creating an engine that sustains vision and values while achieving desired results Emotion: designing and delivering positive emotions for customers and employees You don’t have to have a title to be a leader! If you take care of the moments the moments become your life. If you daydream, choose to do it and don’t do it accidentally. Mark’s personal practice is to focus. Morning meditations and prayer and setting his intentions wherever you’re at, be there. His current read is The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. He’s highly recommends taking the time to slow down to the point of purposefulness. Questions Holly and Mark explore: How can you deliver positive emotions to customers during this time? How can we reconstruct how we connect to others? What is a surprise lesson outside North America that you have learned? Post COVID-19, people are now worried about security and safety. It’s imperative that companies, particularly restaurants, engineer around secure. Being at home more, Mark learned that he really liked being at home. After a long career of travelling extensively, he hadn’t gotten much of a chance to be home. The lifestyle change helped him look at his underlying values. Reinvent yourself every day. One of the tools that Mark offers is The Extraordinary Living Journal, which is a combination of two pages a day journaling, goal setting, examining purposes and important relationships. Recount what happened the day before, find three good things and examine them and then write and plan for the day. Find more about Mark at https://marksanborn.com/ Mark Sanborn is an award winning speaker and Leadership Expert in Residence at High Point University, the Premier Life Skills University. For more information about his work, visit www.marksanborn.com. He also teaches professional speakers and leaders how to increase their messaging and public speaking effectiveness. Learn more here. Remember Mindful Matters and so do YOU! Find more mindful resources at https://www.everydaymindfulnessshow.com/


20 Jul 2020

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The Best Leaders In The World Do This! | Mark Sanborn & Tim Shurr

How To Be Mesmerizing With Tim Shurr!

In this episode, a spectacular guest, Mark Sanborn, joins us and is going to talk about the keys to extraordinary success. Mark is rated consistently as one of the top five leadership speakers in the world. He has written a series of books that have sold millions of copies including The Fred Factor, and he was the president of the National Speakers Association. He also was the youngest person ever inducted into the speaker's Hall of Fame. Tune in now and you are going to learn about the foundation that all good leaders build on and what makes a good leader become mesmerizingly extraordinary. He also shared invaluable leadership principles that are very relevant to the situation we are currently in as we learn effective ways to adapt and thrive. Quotes: “Inspiration is motivation to the power of purpose.” - Mark Sanborn “Discipline is the ability to do what needs to be done even when you don't feel like doing it.” - Mark Sanborn “Integrity is the distance between your lips and your life.” - Mark Sanborn “Good leaders connect with the people they lead, not just at a professional level, but at a personal level.” - Mark Sanborn “One of the most important skills to leverage a leader’s effectiveness is communication, both in person and in a group.” - Mark Sanborn “Managers tell but leaders sell. Leaders focus on persuasion, not just communication.” - Mark Sanborn Mentions: https://www.facebook.com/TimShurr https://mesmerizingleadership.com/ The Intention Imperative, book by Mark Sanborn https://marksanborn.com/ The Fred Factor, book by Mark Sanborn Show Notes: (00:37) Greetings and introduction of Mark Sanborn (01:34) Being better at the things that you do well (02:57) Being disciplined (04:46) The foundation that all leaders build on (06:21) What takes a good leader from ordinary to extraordinary (09:37) Why Mark wrote the book, The Intention Imperative (12:29) Motivation and inspiration (13:09) The emotion economy (14:54) The story of the two twin boys (17:13) What keeps Mark focused and grounded (23:22) Quickfire questions for Mark   (29:07) Lighten up!    Make You Life Mesmerizing!!


8 Jul 2020

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Mark Sanborn | Rethink, Reinvent, and Renew — Things To Think About During Career Transition

Franchise Freedom

On this week’s episode of the Franchise Freedom Podcast, we speak with special guest Mark Sanborn. Mark is president of Sanborn and Associates Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. He is also an international best selling author and award-winning keynote leadership speaker and advisor to leaders, teaching how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. His latest book is The Intention Imperative: 3 Essential Changes That Will Make You a Successful Leader Today.“I've done a lot of work with a lot of franchise organizations around the United States and I've met a lot of successful franchisees and franchisors, and one of the things I like about that space that franchises operate in is that you have a couple of things that the average entrepreneur doesn't have right out of the gate— that is a proven system and big support network,” says Mark.We chat about Sanborn and Associates, as well as: Learning from your setbacks Mark’s three R’s of business— rethink, reinvent, and renew His advice for those looking to make career transitions The importance of maintaining the passion you had on day one throughout the duration of your business And more


1 Jul 2020

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Ep. 35 How to Maximize Your Influence with Mark Sanborn

Unforgettable Presentations

Picture this: All your life you feel awkward, and out of place. You make the commitment to develop your speaking skills. You decide to become an expert communicator. You determine to be an influencer. You are only 10 years old. What? How does those decisions even cross your mind at such a young age? This is but one of the many questions that Hall-Of-Fame speaker and best-selling author Mark Sanborn answers in today’s episode. During a sit-down with Mark and Darren, Sanborn dispenses wisdom born of 30+ years of influencing leaders…and changing minds. A must-listen for anyone who wants to be influential…and UNFORGETTABLE!


24 Apr 2020

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The Importance of Informed Leadership (Bonus) | Mark Sanborn 314

Eternal Leadership

Mark Sanborn is a Bestselling author and keynote speaker; Adjunct professor University of Memphis; and President of Sanborn and Associates Inc. Join us for a great conversation about how important it is for leaders today to stay as informed as possible so that they can make the best decisions for their teams.


23 Apr 2020