Anyone seeking to meet or see Eric Lefkosky in person should make their way to the Motel Bar as he is an avid fan of the hotel’s chicken salad and French fries and he always makes a point of going there at least once a week.
Eric is quite an early riser as his typical day kicks off at five in the morning during which he hits the gym and ends at six in the evening. His day is usually characterized by non-stop work at Groupon and a twelve-minute lunchbreak. In other words, Eric works for approximately twelve hours straight before he retires to his home in the evening. In the past, he would quickly turn off work mode once he’s out of the office but thanks to tremendous growth that the company is experiencing, it is difficult for him to leave his work in the office.
Even though he used to enjoy spending time on his previous companies, Eric reveals that he now enjoys focusing on only one thing at a time since he took over as the Chief Executive Officer of Groupon. When asked about his opinion on the harsh criticism that the company receives, Eric says that negative reception from the media is quite normal for growing companies and even cites conglomerates like Facebook and Amazon. In other words, he perceives this as a trend for growing companies and considers it as a sign of growth. It is difficult for Eric Lefkosky to avoid the media as his day to day work involves being under the public eye, but when he is not at work, he often tries his best to stay out of the press.
Eric and his business partner on good terms. He considers his colleague as a close friend more than a best business partner as they have been working together for more than a decade. Nevertheless, he reveals that things have not always been smooth between them. For instance, during the early years when business was still low, they had a lot of tension between them, but now that the grass is greener the pressure is no longer there. Plus, they run different companies now thereby leaving no chances of having friction between them.
Eric’s strongest quality is the fact that he is success driven and leaves no room for thoughts of failure. He can juggle the roles of being a businessman, a husband, and a father efficiently by creating boundaries between work and his personal life and executing each of his duties at the right time and place.