Leadership Blog: Learning

What I Learned at WE Fest

We're giving away VIP Tickets to WE Fest 2015. Get the details and enter to win on the Marco Facebook page. As I sat down to prepare for this blog, I had just returned from WE Fest, one of the largest country music festivals in the country. It takes place in Detroit Lakes, Minnes…

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Do you carry a backpack or a briefcase?

I recently sat in a strategic advisory meeting for one of the largest manufacturers in our industry. We were focused on strategizing go-to-market solutions to reposition their company for future growth opportunities. I looked around the room and most of us were over 50, and sever…

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It's Time We Learn Something From Our Kids

As parents, we spend our whole life caring for, investing in and coaching our kids. The interesting part – now that my kids are older (27 and 23) – is that they are actually teaching me to be a better leader. I know people often seek to learn lessons from me as CEO of a growing t…

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Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

In today’s workplace, we are constantly challenged with new products, services and techniques that impact how we conduct business. It’s safe to say, we are working in a completely different reality today than when I started my career 30 years ago. Keeping up isn’t always easy. Th…

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Teaching New Leaders About Finance

I often remind our sales team that when we compete for business, we actually do need to make a profit; we don’t need the practice. It can be a tough lesson. Recently, we lost a $250,000 project with a well-known organization. We knew the costs because we have been serving the cus…

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