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Our Crisis of Trust at Work
Our Crisis of Trust at Work 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

As I’ve talked to leaders and managers over the past weeks, the two biggest issues on their minds have been supporting remote work and the “return to the office” plan. The general feeling I get from most I talk to is that they believe remote working is temporary, and they are expecting (or at least…

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How to Shape the Future of Work NOW
How to Shape the Future of Work NOW 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I’ve been struggling the past couple of weeks to write. Every time I sit down in front of my keyboard, I feel conflicted. The range of issues facing people leaders and organizations varies so widely. On one end of the spectrum are those employers whose primary challenge is supporting the employees who moved from an…

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Employee Engagement for You: The Latest News April 2020
Employee Engagement for You: The Latest News April 2020 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

It feels like the world has been turned upside down in the last few months. As we try to adjust to our new realities, riding the daily emotional rollercoaster that is life right now, it can be hard to stay grounded. In the midst of all of this, there are two things I try to…

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How (and Why) to Check in With Your Employees Now More Than Ever
How (and Why) to Check in With Your Employees Now More Than Ever 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

If you are like most people, you are concerned about how the current situation is going to affect those closest to you. My two youngest are out of school and are trying to make sense of everything that’s happening. It must feel strange and out of balance to them. My priority is making sure they…

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What Your Employees Need From You Right Now
What Your Employees Need From You Right Now 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

For the amount of talk and training and coaching we’ve deployed over the years about change, you’d think we would be better equipped when big changes show up. Maybe nothing would have prepared us for the collective gut punch that we are all experiencing right now. I know that I certainly got knocked off balance…

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I’m Scared Too
I’m Scared Too 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Last Monday morning, I sat across the breakfast table from a friend talking about how the media was creating panic over the coronavirus. Early last week, I kept saying things like “I’m glad I don’t get a breaking news update every time someone dies of the flu or cancer like I do for this virus.”…

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Employee Engagement for You: The Latest News March 2020
Employee Engagement for You: The Latest News March 2020 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

According to Scott Berkun, innovation is “significant positive change.” In case you haven’t noticed already, I’m trying something a little different with my emails lately. It felt like we needed some innovation to bring more value to your inbox. Today is my first attempt at a new monthly newsletter format to share with you some…

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How Do You Repair Your Relationships?
How Do You Repair Your Relationships? 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Among all the skills that are important to building great relationships, one of the most important is repair. It’s also one of the most overlooked. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never thought of repair as a relationship skill. I don’t know that I ever had until I started doing research into how great relationships…

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Relationship Skills Are the Key to Employee Engagement
Relationship Skills Are the Key to Employee Engagement 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Years ago, I was lucky to somehow find and read the book Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott. The title alone was enough to pull me in. Crucial conversations is one thing, but fierce? That’s next level. What I thought I was going to find were lessons on how to have different or better conversations. And,…

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My Birthday Wish for 2020
My Birthday Wish for 2020 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Today is my birthday. As a kid, birthdays feel like such a big deal. Everyone seems to know it’s your birthday. There are parties and gifts. They even make it a big deal at school. Everyone seems to be nicer to you on your birthday. There’s also the birthday tradition of blowing out the candles…

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