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It’s Just a Game
It’s Just a Game 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

As I watched the first Sunday of NFL football yesterday, I started thinking about the fact that these grown men actually play a game for a living.  They study the game, practice the game, prepare to perform in the game, and condition to perform well in the game.  In addition, they study their opponents to…

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Disarming the Corporate Bully
Disarming the Corporate Bully 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

My Dad has taught me a lot of important stuff throughout my life: never let anyone compromise your integrity, better to be lucky than good most days, working hard will set you apart, etc.  But, yesterday over a coffee with a friend, I was reminded of one of the most important lessons he taught me.…

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The Danger in Adding Too Much Value
The Danger in Adding Too Much Value 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Some lessons are hard ones to put into actual practice.  I have a project that I’ve been working on the past several months.  One part of this project has been giving me fits.  The harder I worked at the problem and the more creative I tried to be, the farther away from a solution I…

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Talk is Cheap (and I only care about your actions)
Talk is Cheap (and I only care about your actions) 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I think one of the most powerful things we can do as leaders is to help people understand the disconnect between their intentions and their actions.  People will often talk a good game about what they will do or what they intend to do, but it’s much harder to do it–particularly when there is risk…

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#Quotes for Labor Day
#Quotes for Labor Day 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

As we enjoy a day off to celebrate the spirit of the American worker, I thought I’d share a few quotes to inspire us as we return to work tomorrow. There’s no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love.  There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. -Wayne…

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Are We Really in the Talent Acquisition Business? #TruLondon
Are We Really in the Talent Acquisition Business? #TruLondon 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I am so excited to be joining Bill Boorman and  the fine folks at Jobsite in London this week for the TruLondon4 Unconference.  I love the unconference format and am flattered and privileged that they have invited me to join them as a guest track leader.  I look forward to sharing a post or two…

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Are you Asking this Question of your Employees?
Are you Asking this Question of your Employees? 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Last week, I had the opportunity to have lunch with a young woman who used to work on one of my HR teams several years ago.  It was great to sit down to catch up and share stories about our time working together. As you would expect, our conversation centered around our current jobs and…

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HR Strategy (and a Special Offer from #ILSHRM11)
HR Strategy (and a Special Offer from #ILSHRM11) 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I am fortunate to be presenting a session at the SHRM 2011 Strategy Conference being held in Chicago on October 5-7.  The conference theme this year is “Think Different” so I suspect I will fit right in.  If you are still interested in attending this great event (even if you have no interest in my…

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What is Talent?
What is Talent? 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I originally wrote this post as a guest post for the Human Capital Institute in February 2010.  I was recently reminded of it and as I read it again, I liked the message.  So, I thought it was worth sharing again here. What is Talent? Over the past decade, it seems that the concept of…

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8 Ways to Turn Conference Attendance into Actual Results
8 Ways to Turn Conference Attendance into Actual Results 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

How often have you returned from a conference or training seminar with a notebook full of ideas, intentions, and new contacts only to immediately get sucked back into the work vortex at the expense of everything in the notebook? It happens to everyone, all the time.  Good conferences can shoot you full of energy and…

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