Jason Lauritsen - Crushing talent dogma to free human potential

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Why Performance Management Still Sucks

Who is responsible for designing and deploying and maintaining a system for managing performance across the organization? Continue reading

An Underutilized Tool for Engaging Employees

Asking for help is a sign of strength and confidence. It shows an awareness that you rely on others to succeed (we all do). And it demonstrates both trust and respect for those you ask. Continue reading

Technology’s Evolving Role in HR #HRTechConf

I personally think that most of the talk about AI is distracting us from what really matters in making work better. Continue reading

The Blindspot in Employee Engagement

A couple years ago, as my wife and I were returning home from an employee engagement conference where I had spoken, she said something to me that I didn’t fully understand at the time. I remember it sounding something likeRead More…

Wellness 2.0

About eight years ago, I joined an organization that was pretty serious about workplace wellness. Since the wellness team rolled up to me as the HR leader, I got pretty serious about learning what it was all about quickly. MostRead More…

Making the Invisible Visible with ONA

Well over a decade ago, I walked into a session at a conference in Tucson, Arizona. I wasn’t sure exactly what the session was going to be about, but it sounded interesting. The presenter was a professor at the UniversityRead More…

Designing Employee Experience (A “How To” Series)

As I’m seeing more and more discussion about employee experience, I’m not finding a lot of content about how to activate and do the work. The reason I’m so bullish about the concept of employee experience is that it isRead More…

Does your company discourage vacations?

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting chat with my Lyft driver on the way to the airport in San Francisco. He was a career business development professional who uses Lyft to supplement his income. Our conversation turned toRead More…

Relationships and Accountability

If you’ve been following my work over the past couple of years, you know that I’ve been evangelizing the message that “work is a relationship, not a contract.” Because employees experience work this way, work and the workplace should beRead More…

Calling for a Retreat

In my June newsletter, I shared that my wife, Angie, and I had a “retreat” scheduled. For those who may not know, Ang is not only my life partner but is also my business partner. This quest to make workRead More…

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