Making It Happen

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"Biting cold, searing heat, sleep deprivation, dehydration and exhaustion push even the tightest of teams to breaking point. At the extremes of human endeavour, leaders have a choice to succeed or to fail. There is no room for indecision. It's about facts, attitude and action."
Mark Pollock: Professional Speaker, Adventure Athlete & Author

Mark is renowned worldwide as a motivational speaker. He draws on his experiences after losing his sight and then racing in the world's most extreme environments - deserts, oceans, mountains and polar regions - to inspire others to redefine what's possible.

A frequent guest on TV and radio, Mark has also written a book entitled "Making It Happen", which challenges individuals to stop making excuses and instead to take action.

Having invested over a decade of study and life experience into his research, Mark Pollock has shared his findings with thousands of leaders, managers and teams all over the world. He has worked with over 200 companies and non-profit organisations including: Accenture, Canon, Credit Suisse, DHL, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, the Harvard University-based Leaders for Tomorrow Programme, KPMG, IBM, Mars, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, P&G, Pfizer, PWC, Red Bull, Shell, Unilever and Vodafone.


"Mark presented at our recent North American Leadership Conference in Chicago. It was attended by 200 of HSBC's senior managers across Canada and the USA. Given the complexity of today's financial services industry, Mark's insight into the motivational challenges facing our management teams was accurate and his suggestions and ideas were equally relevant". Brendan McDonagh, Chief Executive Officer HSBC Finance Corporation & Chief Operating Officer HSBC North America Holdings Inc.

"Mark spoke at our all-staff sales conference in Austria. The impact was instant and the messages continue to affect our people. His delivery was awe-inspiring and truly humbling, which forced us all to take a step back and consider how we face challenges and make decisions. Empowering our teams to take action and avoid excuses is key to our success as a business and Mark's story demonstrates how to do that". Andy Shaw, Sales Director, Red Bull UK

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Making It Happen

Authored by Mark Pollock
Authored with Mr Ross Whitaker

When Mark Pollock lost his sight in 1998 at the age of twenty-two, he thought his life was over. The story of how he overcame the odds to rebuild his life and exceed his wildest expectations has inspired people the world over. In his story you will find what they can't teach you in university: the education that is garnered from what is euphemistically called 'the university of life'.
In this practical, user-friendly book, Mark Pollock challenges the reader to stop making excuses, to identify what they want out of life and to start 'making it happen'. He argues that taking responsibility for your own life is the first step toward achieving your dreams. Outlining his 'step-by-step' plan to success he shows the reader - through his story and the stories of other successful people - how small steps can lead to big achievements

Publication Date:
1451525605 / 9781451525601
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.06" x 7.81"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Motivational

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