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Kurt Blazek

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 →

5 Tips to Avoid Summer Slow-Down At Work

Author and philosopher Sam Keen said, “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” That’s true for beach-going and fishing, but leading a business or team of employees requires productivity year-round. Here are five tips to avoid summer slow-down at work…. Continue Reading →