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    Why We Make Time for Personal Retreats

    By: Jeff Gau
    September 8, 2016

    Retreats are common in business today to talk strategy and have more thoughtful discussions about the future. Most often when you hear the word retreat, it involves at least several people and often times many. But there are also personal retreats, which are one-on-one. They allo…

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    Do you carry a backpack or a briefcase?

    By: Jeff Gau
    June 13, 2013

    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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    Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

    By: Jeff Gau
    August 9, 2012

    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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    Mentoring Remotely

    By: Jeff Gau
    May 10, 2012

    It’s no secret that I place a lot of value on mentoring as part of the leadership equation. So, when I received this question, I was compelled to respond. Dave asks: “Mentoring is a personal one-on-one interaction. How would you recommend connecting and interacting with a mentor …

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    Mentoring - An Essential Part of Leadership

    By: Jeff Gau
    December 2, 2010

    On the way to work every day, I call the same person: a young leader at Marco who I see great potential in. When I arrive, I stop by the desk of another – and then another. My early mornings are often spent discussing relevant business issues, strategizing on opportunities, or so…

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