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Who’s Your No. 2?

September 19, 2019

Every successful leader should have a No. 2 — someone prepared to take over or step in temporarily. That doesn’t just happen. It takes intention and mentorship over time.

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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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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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Leader Worth Following: Chris Pudenz

November 29, 2018

Before we hired Chris Pudenz as Marco’s Chief Financial Officer last year, I didn’t realize we needed him because Marco was performing so well. However, as we grew and were purchased by Norwest...

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Do You Like Me?

November 30, 2017
Some leaders are well-liked. Some not as much. Likability by itself doesn’t make a good leader, but there seems to be a direct correlation to the results they get.

People are better followers of...

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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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Leader to Follow: Trevor Akervik

July 27, 2017

The best leaders I know are masterful at execution. Trevor Akervik is one of those guys. Trevor currently serves as our Senior Sales Director of Managed Services. He led the development of our...

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Leader to Follow: Steve Gau

May 18, 2017

I get to work with some pretty amazing leaders every day who continue to help me grow. I have been profiling a few of them in this Leaders to Follow series.

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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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