Oct 4, 2020
In Episode 16 of BEST HIRE
Dunn chats with Jason
Lauritsen on the always hot topic of Faking it at Work
vs Being Authentic at Work. Jason and KD discuss what being
authentic really means as a candidate and an employee, the risks
and rewards of being authentic, and the zombie-like existence of
those who choose a life of faking it at work (whether by choice or
via tough economic circumstances).
KD and Jason also discuss building teams as a hiring manager on
the recruiting trail via authenticity.
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1:43 - Jason and KD talk about his current focus - speaker,
writer and consultant in the world of HR and healthy workplaces,
and he's currently ramping up online courses for that domain.
He's also learning the harmonica, KD actively envisions him
breaking the harmonica out is pocket and jamming with a house band.
Which. Is. Awesome.
10:35 - Why do people feel compelled to fake it in the
recruiting process or the workplace? Jason and KD chop it
12:13 - KD and Jason talk about how average level
opportunities go down when you're authentic, but the intensity of
opportunity across what remains goes exponentially up.
15:27 - Jason and KD carve up definitions of fake it, fake it
until you make it, being authentic and more related to the
workplace. Turns out being authentic isn't just letting your
freak flag fly, it's hard work and intentional, and protects
relationships rather than destroying them.
23:40 - Jason and KD talk about being authentic on the
recruiting trail, breaking down what it means for candidates and
hiring managers. How does it differ from employees already
working for a company? Jason/KD discuss.
Along the way, Jason and KD discuss the expert definition of
being authentic, as well as some of the greatest advantages and
risks to anyone in the workplace who focuses on being