International businessman. He brings up-to-date knowledge and advice which helps managers and leaders deal with cross-cultural teams that also work in different time-zones.
Mark is an International, and focused on helping executives to successfully lead across time zones and cultures. He is an expert in the leadership best practices that drive ownership for results across time zones and cultures, and is a visiting professor at the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.
Marks two keynote talks are WHY YOU NEVER WASH A RENTAL CAR (on leadership success using the power of ownership), and WHAT DO YOUR INBOX & CALENDAR SAY ABOUT YOU? (a different take on time management for greater leadership success). He is associated with the Global Leaders in Law group, and delivers seminars on leadership to General Counsels all over the world.
Mark brings the experience of an International Business career with Eastman Kodak Company to his teaching, having lived and worked in countries all across the world (in the USA, Singapore, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands, Japan and the UK). He has worked in various areas of the business (IT, Customer Services, Distribution and Quality), and has led both Pan-European Organisations and has been part of Pan-European Business Model Developments during this time with Kodak.
Early in his career, Mark had led the implementations of home-grown enterprise systems in Kodak companies around the world, providing him with a tremendous learning of how business works (both top to bottom, and side to side), and then later worked alongside Kodaks regional management to help develop Kodaks European business models for the future. He has worked internationally for almost 30 years, and has been working across countries and cultures on a daily basis, and also provides business culture coaching to executives who are moving between regions of the world.
Mark is the author of Time to Get Started, a compilation of the best of his Daily Thoughts. He is also the author of The Truth About Getting Things Done. It pulls together the most powerful truths that encourage you to focus on doing what is really necessary, and has been translated into both Chinese and Korean.