Jason Lauritsen - Crushing talent dogma to free human potential

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How do you feel about it?

If you know me personally, subscribe to this blog, or we are Facebook friends, you know that my oldest son is a Marine.  He’s been a Marine now for over a year. Being the parent of a soldier is anRead More…

What do you have wrong?

One of the best books I’ve found over the past year is Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.  As an accused non-conformist, I dove into this book expecting to find validation and reinforcement that my brand ofRead More…

Being Interruptible

“Dad.  Dad.  Dad!” I remember this ritual with my dad when I was a kid.  Trying to get his attention drawn away from whatever he was doing. And, now, I’ve recognized my kids doing the same with me as theyRead More…

Reflections from Outside my Comfort Zone

Since returning from my Global Village trip to Guatemala with Habitat for Humanity in December, I’ve had it on my list to write up some lessons I took from this experience. Suddenly, it’s March and 2016 is briskly marching by.Read More…

My Eight Days in Guatemala with Habitat for Humanity

In December of last year, I had the opportunity to join a Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer trip to Guatemala. I spent the week with a team of volunteers from all over the US. Our time there was spentRead More…

Leadership and Vulnerability [a new video]

Last fall, I had the opportunity to speak on a leadership topic as part of a Men’s Leadership forum.  I was give 7 minutes to speak and the only parameters were that the topic be one related to leadership. IRead More…

Why do you work?

After a recent keynote presentation I gave with my partner in crime, Joe Gerstandt, a lady approached me.  She handed me a business card with note written on the back.  Our presentation that day had been about authenticity and the journeyRead More…

Will you help me do some good?

Over the past year or longer, I’ve been searching a place to invest some of my time and talents towards making the world a better place.  Throughout my career, I’ve found that if I volunteer some time outside of work toRead More…

The Curious Case of Tiger Woods

If you aren’t a golf fan, that you probably didn’t pay any attention to the Open Championship over the weekend. It was a heck of a tourney to watch. As I watched the coverage over the first couple days ofRead More…

Growth, Discomfort and the Marine Corps

Making small talk has been pretty easy for me lately. When someone says to me, “What’s new with you?” I say, “Well, the main news around our house is that we just sent our oldest son off to Marine Corps bootRead More…

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