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Boston Leadership Expert to Speak at Computer Measurement Group International Conference in Las Vegas
Stephen R. Balzac, Leadership Development Expert Stephen R. Balzac, Leadership Development Expert
Stow , MA
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Stephen R Balzac
For Immediate Release

Leadership and organizational change expert Stephen Balzac, president of 7 Steps Ahead and author of The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development, and the upcoming Organizational Psychology for Managers, will be a plenary speaker at the Computer Measurement Group's 38th annual international conference this December in Las Vegas, NV.

Why is an expert on organizational change speaking at a technology conference?

"Technology is wonderful," says Mr. Balzac, "it's a powerful tool. Like all power tools, it's only as good as the person using it and if you don't know what you're doing, you can cut yourself off at the knees. Making change work in your organization is not about technology. Technology can facilitate change, but it's useless if you can't connect to the people."

Mr. Balzac should know. In addition to his expertise in organizational change and leadership, he is an MIT educated engineer with over twenty years experience in the high tech industry. Successful change is about knowing how to communicate and how to bring people on board with the change. Miss the boat on either of those fronts and your change initiative is likely to be long, expensive, and unsuccessful.

Mr. Balzac's topic, "Making Change Work" will cover the key steps you must take if you want to transform your employees into enthusiastic change agents and identify the seven questions that warn you that your change initiative is about to go off the rails.

Mr. Balzac's address will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

About Steve Balzac

Stephen R. Balzac, "The Business Sensei," is an author, consultant, and professional speaker. He is the president of 7 Steps Ahead, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in helping businesses get unstuck and turn problems into opportunities.

Steve's background in engineering, management, psychology, martial arts, and competitive sports makes him a popular speaker on topics ranging from leadership, motivation, team building, interviewing skills, and sport performance to computer game design. He was a guest lecturer at MIT and WPI. His articles have appeared in a number of journals, including The Journal of Interactive Drama, The IBM Systems Journal, Mass High Tech, Enterprise Management Quarterly, The CEO Refresher, The Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, Analog SF/F and the Worcester Business Journal.

Steve is a contributing author to Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play and the author of the 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development published by McGraw-Hill and the forthcoming Organizational Psychology for Managers. He is a frequent guest on radio shows including Motivational Minds and Leadership Radio, and is frequently quoted in a variety of publications including The New York Times, IndustryWeek Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Boston Business Journal.

He also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

For further information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Stephen R. Balzac
7 Steps Ahead, LLC
Stow, MA