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On Your Mark…..

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: We all want to leave our mark on the world. In concrete.

According to, “The earliest graffiti was created prior to written language… thousands of years ago…13,000 to 9,000 BCE.” I found this marking in the foundation of a hotel being built in our neighborhood last week. Some things never change.

I believe we all desire to leave some indelible mark on the world. On the people around us. In the work that we do.

It is such a joy to develop leaders every day. It took me awhile to realize that my passion is rooted in creating positive, productive and profitable workplaces by challenging leaders to think about the marks they are leaving on those they are responsible for.

These marks, good and bad, have long-term impact. And they not only reflect back on us, but they reach more people that we will ever know.

In a couple of weeks I am launching something exciting (and free!) that I have been working on for the past year. I hope it will be a mark that tells a story about my passion, and my belief that great leaders aren’t just born. They can be developed.

Together we can leave positive marks. In people. Not concrete.

If you want to get an early sneak peak, email us at Details coming March 16!

About the author, Michael

I am an executive leader, sales trainer, and author, with over 25 years of experience delivering motivational speeches and training sessions to audiences worldwide. I have a unique range of experience, from my beginnings as a Catholic school teacher to managing hundreds of people and hundreds of millions of dollars as Vice President of US Sales for two global medical device companies.

In 2016, I published my first book, Tell Me More, to share my leadership mantra. Through a strategy of active listening and observational questioning, we become better leaders, better sales people, and we can deliver on phenomenal customer experiences. Through this podcast, we’ll see how the Tell Me More process is at work in the business world today.

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