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    Employee Advisors: A New Idea for Employee Engagement

    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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    Trouble Finding Talent?

    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, it doesn’t seem to be as closely connected to unemployment rates or other labor indi…

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    How Do You Create a Strong Culture?

    To mark six years of my Leadership Culture Blog, I thought I would try something new – a live streamed video blog. I’ve done lots of videos, but this time we were live and unscripted.

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    Recruiting Millennials Part 2: Qualities that Attract

    What makes a millennial want to come to work for you or not? It’s a question worth considering when more than one-in-three American workers today are millennials.

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    Recruiting Millennials Part 1: The Right Environment

    Obviously there has been a lot of discussion about millennials – probably as much as there is about the baby boomers on the other end of the spectrum. As leaders, we know that the future success of any organization depends on its ability to recruit, train and retain young people.…

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    Replicating Our Culture

    After acquiring more than 30 companies, one of the most important things we have learned is that growth is more than a sales revenue number. It’s also about replicating our culture and brand in our newest markets.

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    Why Our Employees Love to Volunteer

    On any given day, you will find Marco employees volunteering in the community. Some spend a day volunteering their time to help a local cause - cleaning, painting, packing or building. Some serve as classroom instructors teaching kids about finance and business. And others lead n…

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    Do You Love What You Do?

    Since the sale of Marco to Norwest Equity Partners last Fall, I am often asked, “So, why are you still working?” My answer always is, “I love what I do, so why would I want to retire?” I have enjoyed my career and still have a lot of fun doing it – every day.

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    5 Lessons from a 5 Year Old

    In this blog, I have shared leadership lessons I have learned from mentors, millennials, my mom, my kids and others. But I’ve also learned some lessons recently from a much younger age group: preschoolers. I recently returned from a trip to Disney World with my three grandchildre…

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    Money Doesn't Buy Happiness

    People often aspire to be in management or leadership because of the potential increase in compensation that comes with the promotion. We seem to be motivated by the notion that as our compensation increases, so does our happiness. Research would suggest the opposite. Studies sup…

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