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How Did Your Parents Impact the Way You Experience Work?
How Did Your Parents Impact the Way You Experience Work? 1080 721 Jason Lauritsen

When I was 14 years old, my dad quit his job. It was a job he’d had since I was born. He didn’t quit because he’d accepted another job. He quit because his boss asked him to compromise his integrity.  Let me explain. As a cattle buyer, my dad’s customers were the farmers and ranchers…

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One-on-One Meetings: 3 Ways to Stop Screwing Them Up With Your Employees
One-on-One Meetings: 3 Ways to Stop Screwing Them Up With Your Employees 1080 720 Jason Lauritsen

How important are one-on-one meetings between managers and their employees? This question comes up somewhat regularly because these meetings are time-consuming, and most managers are so overwhelmed with work that they are hunting for any excuse to cut something from the calendar. And I was asked this question again recently. Are these meetings really necessary?…

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“Thank you for firing me” (A Reminder That Employee Engagement Is Hard Work)
“Thank you for firing me” (A Reminder That Employee Engagement Is Hard Work) 1024 682 Jason Lauritsen

This weekend, while at a beer garden with my wife during our community’s summer festival, I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in years. When I first saw him, we chatted for a few minutes, and I learned that he’d just moved his family to our town and that he has a new baby.  I…

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Are Employees Responsible for their Own Engagement?
Are Employees Responsible for Their Own Engagement?
Are Employees Responsible for Their Own Engagement? 1025 684 Jason Lauritsen

There’s an interesting “chicken or the egg” debate going on regarding employee engagement. Maybe you’ve had some version of this discussion within your own organization. Who is responsible for employee engagement?  Is it the employer/manager/leader’s job to engage employees? Or is it the responsibility of the employee to BE engaged? It reminds me of my…

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Getting Smart About Employee Experience
Getting Smart About Employee Experience (Resources)
Getting Smart About Employee Experience (Resources) 1024 512 Jason Lauritsen

Employee experience isn’t a trend or a fad or a buzzword. It is, and will continue to be, a shift in how we do the work of unlocking human potential at work. If you haven’t already embraced this shift, now is the time. The best place to start is to get educated about experience, what it means, and why it matters.

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What Really Matters?
What Really Matters? 1024 512 Jason Lauritsen

Time is our most important resource. It is finite and non-renewable. Being intentional about how we spend it is, perhaps, one of the most important things we can learn to do if we want a happy, fulfilling life.

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Why Work Still Sucks (And Organizational Change Is SLOW)
Why Work Still Sucks (And Organizational Change Is SLOW) 1024 512 Jason Lauritsen

Leaders struggle with breaking the system that gives them power, even when they know the system is broken.

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feedback, feedforward
Moving From Feedback To Feedforward
Moving From Feedback To Feedforward 1024 512 Jason Lauritsen

How can you switch from a feedback approach with your team to a feedforward approach that can improve future results? Here are four steps to take!

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Want To Improve Performance Or Engagement At Work? Check Your Assumptions.
Want To Improve Performance Or Engagement At Work? Check Your Assumptions. 1024 512 Jason Lauritsen

Our assumptions about people profoundly impact our behavior and how we show up in our work. The place where I have seen this most frequently over the years is in how we confront performance or behavioral issues as managers.

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Why Leadership Buy-In For Employee Engagement And Inclusion Is Elusive
Why Leadership Buy-In For Employee Engagement And Inclusion Is Elusive 1024 512 Jason Lauritsen

The work we do is righteous work. But we must let go of our need for leaders to embrace it at face value. What can we do instead? Keep reading!

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