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Kurt Blazek

Unleashing the Power of Employees Through Empathy

When we enter the workplace every morning, we don’t check our humanity at the door. Awareness of the psychology of motivation and the role of empathy in effective leadership will help you inspire loyalty and increase your employees’ productivity. Understanding… Continue Reading →

Grace Under Pressure

We’ve all been there. The situation is unexpectedly complex and risky, none of the options look good, and the team is looking at me with big, deer-in-the-headlight eyes while the boss makes it clear that only the Right Decision will… Continue Reading →

What Are You REALLY Celebrating?

High-fives and victory dances are awesome (especially for uploading to YouTube after one too many celebratory toasts at the all-night company happy hour). But sometimes we need to pause in the midst of the revelry to ask just what it… Continue Reading →

Using Your Internal Brand to Lead

The term “brand” can apply to someone’s style of leadership in a given organization. So how do we draw the parallel between the more common and familiar brands, and the way that the term can describe someone’s role as a… Continue Reading →

You’re Not A Micromanager, Right?

Micromanaging. Everyone who has ever worked as part of the typical office workforce can attest to at least one boss who was a micromanager. They’re dreaded and feared, and when push comes to shove either their people snap or they… Continue Reading →

Teach Your Managers the Art of Feedback

When an organization introduces a new initiative to train their managers to give feedback, a feeling of dread can often come over those managers who will be taking the training. Anyone who’s ever been a manager knows why – very… Continue Reading →