Jan 282013

In Conversation with Mark Sanborn:
You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader

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Mark Sanborn, Realizing Leadership in Conversation
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 noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Mark is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 2 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and his most recent book, Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between.


He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the USA.

Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.


Other authors and articles in this issue:

Patty Azzarello, People Like to be Amazing
Patty Azzarello is an executive with more than 25 years of experience working in high tech and business. She has held leadership roles in General Management, Marketing, Software Product Development and Sales. She has been successful in running and transforming large and small businesses, and has significant international management experience.

Patty became the youngest general manager at HP at the age of 33. She ran a $1B software business at the age of 35 and became a CEO for the first time at the age of 38 (without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk). Her prior roles have included: Vice President and General Manager of HP OpenView, Chief Marketing Officer for Siebel Systems, and President and CEO of Euclid Software.

Patty Azzarello is the founder of Azzarello Group, which works with CEOs and leadership teams to help their businesses (and people) get better at what they do. She is the author of the best selling book RISE: 3 Practical Steps to Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader (and Liking Your Life).

For more information about Patty, please go to www.AzzarelloGroup.com and follow Patty on Twitter at @pattyazzarello.


Linda Byars Swindling How to Prepare to Negotiate or Influence
From the courtroom to the boardroom, Linda Byars Swindling, JD, CSP, knows firsthand about engaging in high-stakes communications, negotiating workplace drama, and influencing decision makers. Her specialty is helping people communicate powerfully so that others will listen. Journey On to your success. A Certified Speaking Professional and “recovering” attorney, Linda is a workplace communication expert and author of the just released book Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done. Linda is the creator of the popular Passports to Success book series which offers thirteen titles on workplace and communications issues. She is called “one of the country’s top experts on communications” by the Network for Executive Women and “an expert on bargaining” by American Way magazine.


Allie Casey , Assertive Communication at Work – How to Manage an Aggressive Colleague in 8 Steps
Allie Casey is a communication specialist, speaker and coach and is on a mission to get everyone engaged in the sport of extreme listening. Allie helps you—the executive, service professional or entrepreneur—communicate with confidence, converse with anyone and speak to audiences with ease so you can grow your business. Allie is the author of the transformational book, Misunderstood! The Fast Guide to Communicating at Work—What to Say, How to Say It and When to Shut Up. Join Allie Casey at AllieCasey.com and AllieCaseySpeaks.com to learn more and continue the conversation.

Nancy Daniels, Does Your Posture Speak Confidence or Lack of It?
The Voice Lady Nancy Daniels offers private, corporate and group workshops in voice and presentation skills as well as Voicing It!, the only video training program on voice improvement. Get started improving your presentation skills using Nancy’s free eBook, The #1 Secret for Improving Your Speaking Voice. To discover the best means of adding some life to your voice and your delivery, watch a brief video as The Voice Lady describes Dynamic Public Speaking and visit her website, VoiceDynamic.com, for more information and resources to enhance your speaking skills.

Carl Robinson, Becoming a Top Level Leader: 5 Important Steps
Carl Robinson, Ph.D., is Managing Principal of Advanced Leadership Consulting. Dr. Robinson is a nationally recognized expert in developing high performance leaders and leadership teams and the author of What You Can’t Learn at Harvard about Leadership: 100+ Leadership Tips Learned in the Trenches.