By Jeff Gau, Marco – I remember when I became a manager for the first time early in my career at Marco. I was asked to lead our miscellaneous machines product line (paper shredders, time clocks and calculators). It doesn’t even sound important, and it wasn’t. Many people didn’t know it existed or what it was. But I was excited for the opportunity. I jumped right in.
It led to future management positions and eventually to my current role as CEO. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of seeing many professionals become managers for the first time or join our company as a manager. It definitely can be a defining moment in a career. Here’s my advice to make the most of the opportunity: