The Human-Side of Leadership

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I prepared for a career in business by taking management classes, obtaining a management degree and getting a job in management. My education was about me learning the basics of business so that I could be successful. In the early part of my career, I thought that my education and experience allowed me to tell people what to do and to see people as ‘functions’ and not as people. My work in the public accounting and business sectors afterward affirmed that it was all about creating shareholder value and ‘my’ success.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

Human interaction–on a personal level–always drives transactional leadership.  The key in in the leader realizing this and, as such, being a good leader.  Those who fail to recognize the human side are….well….good at providing lessons to the rest of us.

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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