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10 Common Mistakes When Running a Business

April 26, 2018

A business can have strong talent and great products and services, but still not perform well. It may look good on the outside, but the data shows the business is not run well and profitability is...

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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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A Look Back at 6 Years

August 24, 2017

Time flies when you’re … writing a blog. It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve committed to writing this bi-weekly blog on leadership, growth and culture for six years now. I remember writing the...

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Plan B Is OK

June 29, 2017

We like to think that as organizations we can execute on our primary plan (Plan A) and strategies and get the results we’re looking for. Sometimes it doesn’t happen that way.

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You Can Max Out as a Leader

March 23, 2017

Have you maxed out as a leader? It happens. As we get bigger, I see more people max out as leaders.

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Making Strategic Planning Matter

December 22, 2016

It’s planning season here at Marco for fiscal year 2017, which reminded me of what separates a good year from one that goes down in the record books. Most people would say a great year is...

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The Sale of Our Company: One Year Later

October 20, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year ago already since we made our boldest move: Selling our company to Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a leading investment firm headquartered in the Twin Cities....

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