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    A Leader Worth Following: Doug Albregts

    By: Jeff Gau
    November 21, 2019

    Hiring someone better than yourself is a good leadership strategy, and it naturally elevates the entire team. The recent hire of our new president, Doug Albregts, is a good example.

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    Who’s Your No. 2?

    By: Jeff Gau
    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

    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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    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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    Leader Worth Following: Chris Pudenz

    By: Jeff Gau
    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 Equity Partners (NEP), the complexity of our financial landscape increased.

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    Do You Like Me?

    By: Jeff Gau
    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 people they like. And it also helps attract and retain employees – and desired client…

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    A Look Back at 6 Years

    By: Jeff Gau
    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 first blog on how I define leadership and not knowing how long I’d have topics to wr…

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    Leader to Follow: Trevor Akervik

    By: Jeff Gau
    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 Managed Services initiative, which today is the driving force of our business and has s…

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    Leader to Follow: Steve Gau

    By: Jeff 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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