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Listening, Curiosity, and Leadership with Rob Merklinger

In this engaging episode, Matt sits down with Rob Merklinger, an experienced leader with a rich background from companies like Oracle and Barracuda. The conversation delves into the significance of listening and curiosity in leadership and sales. Rob shares valuable insights on hiring talent from non-traditional backgrounds and discusses the impact of organizations like the MOM Project. He emphasizes the importance of staying humble, asking for help, and continuous improvement—getting 1% better every day. They also explore the role of intent data and the evolving tech landscape in sales, while underscoring the need for data-driven decision-making. Rob’s advice for leaders includes listening intently, preparing for one-on-ones, and fostering a culture of honesty and candor. The conversation is a treasure trove of actionable takeaways for aspiring and established leaders alike.