Say “No” to saying no!

I talk with hundreds of executives every year, and one thing I find that so many of the ones who are unhappy with their ... Read More By March 21, 2023

I Want to Train My Replacement

Last weekend, my wife and I were at a dinner party with another couple, and the husband (let’s call him Stan) said he ... Read More By March 8, 2023

That’s One Remarkable Team

I was talking about the Super Bowl this morning with some co-workers and that got me to thinking about the storylines ... Read More By February 13, 2023

If You’re Feeling Unseen or Unheard Right Now

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions, roughly 4,000 years ago. ... Read More By January 10, 2023

The One Thing You Can Control in 2023

In my last Note From Mark of the year I wanted to leave you with the most important message I could. When you get down ... Read More By December 12, 2022

Who Will Jump a Puddle for You?

I heard something recently that really stuck with me: “People will expect you to swim the ocean for them but very ... Read More By December 1, 2022

Inhale love, Ehale Gratitude

Last week I was asked to oversee the ceremony and marry my nephew to a lovely young woman. Kyle has been like a third ... Read More By November 17, 2022

Is Zappe the Next Tom Brady?

One of the most important things we are always telling executives is “always be ready.” It doesn’t matter if ... Read More By October 20, 2022

I Approve This Message

It’s that time of year here in the US… Election Day. Everywhere I look it seems are signs for this candidate or ... Read More By October 4, 2022

Feeling Stuck?

This summer I had more conversations than ever before with executives who used the word “stuck” when they described ... Read More By September 15, 2022

Super Bowl Ready is a Strategy Not a Result

The first NFL Sunday of the regular season is tomorrow and I for one can’t wait. It’s also fascinating to follow ... Read More By September 10, 2022

Here’s Why the #2 Pencil Isn’t #1

Let’s look ahead to the Fall. Seriously. Next time You receive one of these notes from me, the NFL season will have ... Read More By August 22, 2022