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Reaching a New Milestone

November 8, 2018

We reached another milestone in Marco’s history last week as we completed our most significant acquisition since our first one in 2005. Marco bought a company much like our own in terms of...

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Sequoia Strong: Building a Resilient Business

October 25, 2018

On a recent walk through a canopy of 2,000-year-old trees in Northern California’s Sequoia National Park, I was struck by their strength and resiliency. These towering trees have endured storms,...

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What Most People Wouldn’t Expect About Me

October 11, 2018

I celebrated my 60th birthday this week. I have loved the journey to 60 and would do it all over again, but I do not spend much time looking in the rear-view mirror. There is so much that I am...

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I Got Married Last Week

September 26, 2018

Last week was an exciting week for me. On Friday, I proudly married Melinda Sanders, a beautiful person, inside and out, and I couldn’t be happier. It was a super fun event that we celebrated with...

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Activities that Build Culture

September 12, 2018

All organizations have a culture, whether they’re intentionally creating it or not. Is yours as good as you want it to be? I feel we’ve had a strong culture at Marco for decades, but as our...

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Your Company Image Has a Brand

August 30, 2018

Our culture has been a hallmark of our company since our inception in 1973. It has become increasingly more difficult to sustain as we grow. This isn’t something new. Many global companies like...

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The Self-Firing Plan

August 16, 2018

I think it’s fair to say that the least favorite part of most leaders’ job is terminating people. We’d rather focus our attention on recruiting, hiring and growing talent. It is much more fun and...

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Hit Over the Head with the Carrot

August 2, 2018

During a big celebration at our family cabin over the Fourth of July, we all loaded into the pontoon for a ride. Soon after, a sheriff approached our boat, which typically isn’t viewed as fun. But...

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Advice for a First-Time Manager

July 19, 2018

I remember when I became a manager for the first time early in my career at Marco. I was asked to lead our miscellaneous machines product line (paper shredders, time clocks and calculators). It...

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Be a Good Cheerleader

June 21, 2018

Has this ever happened to you? Someone received a promotion, award or another commendation and you thought it should have been you. The feelings of jealousy or envy naturally set in. What you do...

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