Mark Sanborn's Leadership Blog

29Nov 2016

Today is #GivingTuesday, the National Day of Giving, in wonderful contrast to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This day is about giving back, which reminded me of my dear friend, regrettably no longer with us, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Charlie “Tremendous” Jones is one of the most philanthropic people I  know. Throughout his life, he has given …

09Nov 2016

The Five Friends discuss their favorite meal in this fun little video. The Five Friends are Joe Calloway, Randy Pennington, Mark Sanborn, Scott McKain and Larry Winget. They have been friends for over 25 years, represent 5 unique points of view and are all members of the Speaker Hall of Fame. They are recognized around …

01Nov 2016

Lots of speakers and consultants like to scare audience and clients. “If you don’t change, you’ll become extinct!” Here’s the funny thing: I see lots of staid and stodgy companies that haven’t changed much in years and don’t look like they intend to change any time soon. Extinction—going out of business—is always a possibility, but …

11Oct 2016

The Five Friends talk about one struggle for businesses. The Five Friends are Joe Calloway, Randy Pennington, Mark Sanborn, Scott McKain and Larry Winget. They have been friends for over 25 years, represent 5 unique points of view and are all members of the Speaker Hall of Fame. They are recognized around the world as …

04Oct 2016

Everybody eventually dies. At an emotional level that is very sad. At an intellectual level it is merely fact. We don’t spend much time thinking about our eventual end. Lacking that awareness, many days are filled with wasted moments, missed opportunities, bad choices and mediocre behavior. We live as if our lifespans were infinite. Death–the jarring loss of a …