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Kurt Blazek

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 →

Improve Performance Through Ownership

What is an employee? In the days when people were bound to a company or a household for life, an employee was part of a family. Now that jobs have become more transitory, employment has become riskier, it becomes harder… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Defining Roles and Responsibilities

Though difficult at times, never underestimate the importance of defining roles and responsibilities in business. Many employees wear several different hats, completing jobs outside the initial range of their job description. Unfortunately, this can lead to a great deal of… Continue Reading →

Leadership Style of Jen-Hsun Huang: Failing Forward

Jen-Hsun Huang is one of the most interesting CEOs of today. His leadership style is often overlooked in favor of more public CEOs such as Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Tony Hsieh (Zappos). Huang’s leadership style is about personal authenticity and… Continue Reading →

5 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

The pace of life and business increases on a daily basis. If you feel like you are on the move from the time you wake up until bedtime, you’re not alone. Yes, you can use your computer, smartphone or another… Continue Reading →

Two keys to achieving trust and accountability in the workplace

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — Ronald Reagan Surround. Delegate. Don’t interfere. If your employees were honest, is this… Continue Reading →