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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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Trouble Finding Talent?

November 16, 2017

It’s natural to connect an organization’s difficulty in finding qualified workers to the tightness of the labor market. Attracting talent has always been a part of the business dialogue; however,...

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How Do You Create a Strong Culture?

September 8, 2017

To mark six years of my Leadership Culture Blog, I thought I would try something new – a live streamed video blog. I’ve done lots of videos, but this time we were live and unscripted.

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Recruiting Millennials Part 2: Qualities that Attract

April 20, 2017

What makes a millennial want to come to work for you or not? It’s a question worth considering when more than one-in-three American workers today are millennials.

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Recruiting Millennials Part 1: The Right Environment

April 6, 2017

Obviously there has been a lot of discussion about millennials – probably as much as there is about the baby boomers on the other end of the spectrum. As leaders, we know that the future success...

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Replicating Our Culture

November 17, 2016

After acquiring more than 30 companies, one of the most important things we have learned is that growth is more than a sales revenue number. It’s also about replicating our culture and brand in...

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Why Our Employees Love to Volunteer

November 3, 2016

On any given day, you will find Marco employees volunteering in the community. Some spend a day volunteering their time to help a local cause - cleaning, painting, packing or building. Some serve...

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Do You Love What You Do?

July 14, 2016

Since the sale of Marco to Norwest Equity Partners last Fall, I am often asked, “So, why are you still working?” My answer always is, “I love what I do, so why would I want to retire?” I have...

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5 Lessons from a 5 Year Old

February 11, 2016

In this blog, I have shared leadership lessons I have learned from mentors, millennials, my mom, my kids and others. But I’ve also learned some lessons recently from a much younger age group:...

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Money Doesn't Buy Happiness

February 11, 2015

People often aspire to be in management or leadership because of the potential increase in compensation that comes with the promotion. We seem to be motivated by the notion that as our compensation...

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