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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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Leadership Defined: Size Matters

March 9, 2017

As we prepare to go on our 35th Marco sales incentive trip with our quota achievers next week, I recall my first trip and how much has changed since then. What started as a small group of about 15...

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Leader to Follow: Barry Opatz

February 23, 2017

Three decades ago, Barry Opatz came to work for Marco with his first order of business: Develop a new logo to reflect our brand. At that time, office furniture and supplies were the biggest...

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LEADER TO FOLLOW: SCOTT ROEDER

January 19, 2017

I’ve had the privilege to work alongside a team of really great leaders at Marco. We’ve had a successful run because of the attributes that each brings to the team. They have taught me a lot about...

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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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Why We Make Time for Personal Retreats

September 8, 2016

Retreats are common in business today to talk strategy and have more thoughtful discussions about the future. Most often when you hear the word retreat, it involves at least several people and...

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