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    What Gets You Up in the Morning?

    By: Jeff Gau
    May 28, 2020

    As a leader, I have often been asked, “What keeps you up at night?” It’s a good question, but I prefer to be asked, “What gets you up in the morning?”

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    Does Leadership Change? Looking Back 10 Years

    By: Jeff Gau
    May 14, 2020

    This is my 10th year of writing this blog. In my very first blog, I wrote about the key principles of leadership from my perspective. I recently revisited that blog, wondering if it would still be relevant today.

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    Market Readiness: Preparing for What’s Next

    By: Jeff Gau
    April 30, 2020

    How are you preparing for a recovery? What is your market readiness? For some, it may feel too soon to ask those questions. But I’d rather be ready. So, we have a team dedicated to market readiness that has been in place for the past month. Shortly after the orders to close nones…

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    COVID-19: This is Really Hard Work

    By: Jeff Gau
    April 16, 2020

    It seems like about every 10 years a major, business-shaking event takes place that challenges us as leaders. So, when talk of a global pandemic started emerging a few weeks ago, I encouraged our leaders to settle in and get ready for what may feel like a reset.

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    Tribute to a Leader Worth Following: Todd Erne

    By: Jeff Gau
    April 2, 2020

    Over the years, I have written about leaders worth following. The leader that I’m writing about today we lost suddenly (and far too soon). I think the best way to honor Todd Erne is to continue his legacy of leadership.  

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    There’s a Right Way to Complain

    By: Jeff Gau
    March 19, 2020

    We have all had those moments when we were disappointed with a product or service. So, we typically reach out to share our feelings and seek some sort of resolution. What happens next matters. How do you handle it?

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    Cultivating More High Performers

    By: Jeff Gau
    March 5, 2020

    In every organization there are three types of performers: low, medium and high. Obviously, as leaders, we naturally want more high performers than low or even medium.

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    Delivering Difficult Messages

    By: Jeff Gau
    February 20, 2020

    When was the last time you had to share a difficult message? As a leader, it may not have been that long ago. Even if you lead the best team or high-performing organization, there will be times when you have to “talk” about the tough stuff.

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    How We Welcome New Employees Matters

    By: Jeff Gau
    February 6, 2020

    Every month, I get to personally welcome a group of new employees and see their enthusiasm as they embark on their career here at Marco. Each time I am reminded of their expectations and our role as leaders to keep building on that momentum.

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    What Makes a Good Corporate Citizen?

    By: Jeff Gau
    January 23, 2020

    The Marco team finished 2019 by coming together to ring the bell to raise awareness and donations to support the Salvation Army – a charity that touches all the communities we serve. It stacked up to 180 hours of employee volunteering. It has become a tradition here at Marco that…

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