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Calling the Question
Calling the Question 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Earlier this week, I read a post by Charlie Judy on his always thought provoking blog, HR Fishbowl, titled “Stop Playing Nice if it Doesn’t Advance the Ball.”  The post overall is about how we have come to be crippled in business by the desire for majority rule or consensus in business decisions.  Charlie outlines…

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3 Ways to Lead Better through Assumptions
3 Ways to Lead Better through Assumptions 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

For years, I’ve been told not to assume. Assuming, it seems, is assumed to always have negative consequences. I think that assuming has gotten a bad rap. While assuming the negative is a bad practice and often leads to bad things. Positive assumptions can be an equally powerful force to make good things happen. I’ve…

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How Icelandic Soccer Inspired Me
How Icelandic Soccer Inspired Me 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

When you are on the elliptical machine, gutting out a workout, and sweating like a mad man when something on the TV makes you laugh out loud, it must be good.  This happened to me on Sunday morning. What got me laughing?  It was story on SportsCenter about the “unusual celebrations” of an Icelandic soccer…

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Forgiveness as a Leadership Skill
Forgiveness as a Leadership Skill 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

“Can you believe what they did to me?” “Why do they always have to be difficult?” “Why are they attacking me?” It seems to be a common human characteristic to assume that the world revolves around us (at least I hope it’s not just me).  We assume that when something happens that isn’t according to…

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The Quest for Great HR: Reflections on 2 Days in the ATL
The Quest for Great HR: Reflections on 2 Days in the ATL 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I had the privilege this weekend to attend HRevolution 3 and to spend a day and a half with 130 great people from around the globe who are incredibly passionate about the work and future of Human Resources.  The experience was filled with robust conversations about what’s happening in the work or HR and a…

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Why I’m not Live Tweeting #HRevolution
Why I’m not Live Tweeting #HRevolution 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Lately, it seems like a theme that keeps coming up in my conversations with people is our collectively declining attention span and focus.  In our hyper-connected world; emails, calendars and social media tools travel with us everywhere we go. As a result of our connectedness, we check emails constantly, tweet, scan Facebook updates and check…

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HR is in Trouble
HR is in Trouble 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Since I have the pleasure of facilitating a session at HRevolution 2011 with Steve Browne, it seemed like a good idea to start the dialogue on our blogs before getting to Atlanta in hopes that we’ll be able to add more depth to our discussion there.  The title of our session is “If HR is so…

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What is the State of the HR Union?
What is the State of the HR Union? 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Since I have the pleasure of facilitating a session at HRevolution 2011 with Steve Browne, it seemed like a good idea to start the dialogue on our blogs before getting to Atlanta in hopes that we’ll be able to add more depth to our discussion there.  The title of our session is “If HR is…

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We are starting our #HRevolution early this year
We are starting our #HRevolution early this year 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

HRevolution 2011 is about a month away.  For those of you who have been keeping tabs on me for longer than a year now, you know that I attended the last HRevolution and was blown away by the experience.  When the announcement for this year’s event landed in my Twitter stream, I didn’t even have…

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What Does Great HR Look Like? It Depends.
What Does Great HR Look Like? It Depends. 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

During the course of a panel interview for my current job, I was asked a question about dress code by one of the interviewers.  The question sounded something like this, “Many departments throughout the organization enforce different dress codes.  Do you feel that dress code should be uniform throughout the organization and how would you…

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