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Employee Advisors: A New Idea for Employee Engagement

September 6, 2019

Imagine a diverse group of your employees coming together to talk “productively” about the issues you face and collaborating to come up with better ideas.

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Not All Sales Revenue is Equal

August 22, 2019

Growing up in a small town, I understand that a dollar is a dollar. You work hard for it and it is valued. But, in my past 16 years at the helm of Marco, growing the business and buying others, I...

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Increasing Your Presence

August 8, 2019

There are people who walk into a room and are naturally recognized as leaders. They seem to gain followers without even trying. They have a presence about them. Who do you know like that? Is it...

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What We Can Learn from the Minnesota Twins’ Turnaround

July 25, 2019

Why are the Minnesota Twins playing so well this year (so far) after having the worst record in baseball three years ago? They went from being one of the worst teams in history to busting one...

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Initiators & Processors: Which are you?

July 12, 2019

Initiators and processors are two different skill sets. You’re usually one more than the other. In every industry and every organization, there are initiating roles and there are processing roles....

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What I Learned Planting My First Garden

June 5, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I planted my very first garden. The process actually began last November when my wife and I prepared the area and looked forward to our spring planting.

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What are you overcomplicating?

May 23, 2019

The business world is moving at a fast pace with technical advancements emerging that we never thought possible a decade ago. Sometimes it feels like everything is changing and that we need to...

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Navigating Barriers

May 9, 2019

On a recent trip to New York, I learned the story about the MetLife North Building. Originally proposed as a 100-story-tower, MetLife sought to build the tallest skyscraper in the world in the...

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Peace of Mind

April 25, 2019

As CEO, I often get asked, “What keeps you up at night?” It is a good question to ask ourselves, especially as leaders. My answer most of the time is: not much. Does that surprise you? The reason...

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There are Dumb Questions

April 11, 2019

I remember in grade school teachers saying, “There is no such thing as a dumb question.” The comment was designed to combat fear and inspire participation. They prompted us to ask questions,...

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