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    Employee Advisors: A New Idea for Employee Engagement

    By: Jeff Gau
    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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    Not All Sales Revenue is Equal

    By: Jeff Gau
    August 22, 2019

    Growing up in a small town, I understand that a dollar is a dollar. You work hard for it and it is valued. But, in my past 16 years at the helm of Marco, growing the business and buying others, I have learned that not all sales revenue is equal. Some is actually better than other…

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    Increasing Your Presence

    By: Jeff Gau
    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 you?

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    What We Can Learn from the Minnesota Twins’ Turnaround

    By: Jeff Gau
    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 record after another, and are one of baseball’s best stories this year.

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    Initiators & Processors: Which are you?

    By: Jeff Gau
    July 12, 2019

    Initiators and processors are two different skill sets. You’re usually one more than the other. In every industry and every organization, there are initiating roles and there are processing roles. Which are you?

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    What I Learned Planting My First Garden

    By: Jeff Gau
    June 5, 2019

    A couple of weeks ago I planted my very first garden. The process actually began last November when my wife and I prepared the area and looked forward to our spring planting.

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    What are you overcomplicating?

    By: Jeff Gau
    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 change, too. 

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    Navigating Barriers

    By: Jeff Gau
    May 9, 2019

    On a recent trip to New York, I learned the story about the MetLife North Building. Originally proposed as a 100-story-tower, MetLife sought to build the tallest skyscraper in the world in the 1920s. Then the Great Depression hit.

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    Peace of Mind

    By: Jeff Gau
    April 25, 2019

    As CEO, I often get asked, “What keeps you up at night?” It is a good question to ask ourselves, especially as leaders. My answer most of the time is: not much. Does that surprise you? The reason is that I have peace of mind.

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    There are Dumb Questions

    By: Jeff Gau
    April 11, 2019

    I remember in grade school teachers saying, “There is no such thing as a dumb question.” The comment was designed to combat fear and inspire participation. They prompted us to ask questions, rather than pretend we know.

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