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Mark S. Walton is Chairman of the Center for Leadership Communication, an education and communication enterprise with a focus on leadership and exceptional achievement at every stage of life. The Center's website location is: www.leadercommunication.com. Mark can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark is an internationally distinguished leadership educator, management advisor and Peabody award-winning journalist whose work at the highest levels of business, government, the military and the media has spanned nearly four decades.
His most recent book is "Boundless Potential: Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond" (McGraw Hill, 2012).
His previous book was "Generating Buy-In: Mastering the Language of Leadership," a landmark examination of the dynamics of persuasive leadership, published by the American Management Association in 2004 and selected by Business Week as one of the Top 30 business books of the year.
Mark has been a Professor of Leadership in the U.S. Navy's Advanced Management Program as well as a Senior Lecturer in Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he taught leadership and strategic communication at the Senior Executive Institute and in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at the nationally top-ranked Kenan-Flagler Graduate Business School.
While on the Carolina faculty, Mark founded the Center for Leadership Communication, an education and communication enterprise with a focus on advanced leadership and executive development. As the Center's Chairman for the past 15 years, Mark has taught extensively in corporate universities and management development programs and worked individually with CEO's, Division Presidents and a wide range of other senior executives and professionals at many of the world's leading organizations, including: Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Dow Chemical Company, Duke Energy Corporation, General Electric Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, NASA, Toyota Motor Corporation and the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Earlier in his career, Mark was an internationally-recognized network television news anchorman, correspondent and analyst, specializing in political leadership and national affairs. A founding correspondent of Cable News Network (CNN), he served as CNN's first Chief White House Correspondent and, later, as CNN's Senior Correspondent, traveling the nation and world from CNN headquarters in Atlanta. The book 'CNN: The Inside Story' characterizes him as "one of a small group of renegades who changed the face of TV News."
While at CNN, Mark was a recipient of broadcast journalism's premier honor, the coveted Peabody Award, for his role as Correspondent in CNN's live coverage, from Moscow, of the failed Soviet coup in 1991 and the subsequent fall of Communism. His reporting and writing have also been honored with The National Headliner Award, Ohio State Journalism Award, Cable Ace Award, the Gold Medal of the New York TV and Film Festival and the Silver Gavel of the American Bar Association.