2019 Failure

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2019 failure. There was a lot of failure in 2019, and it took many forms. Personal. Professional. Public. Private. Straightforward.…

2019 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2019 accomplishments. Some years my accomplishments are practical. Other years, it’s all about personal growth. This year, it’s a…

Personality Assessments

I’ve had the good fortune of spending time with some researchers who want to know what I think about personality assessments at work. Why me? Well, because I see a lot of HR products and platforms. They wanted to know if I think technology can predict good hires from bad ones. Can algorithms and assessments…

Virtual Assistant Needed

Hey, everybody. I’m Laurie Ruettimann. The rumors are true. I need a partner and collaborator to help my business grow. I’m interested in working with a virtual assistant who has 5+ years of experience with online brands, businesses, or personalities. The ideal partner will know how to automate business processes, streamline inefficient methods, and enhance…

Professional Detachment

Do you take everything at work too seriously?  Maybe you need to learn the power of professional detachment.   When I worked at a company called Kemper Insurance, my job was to provide HR services to our mergers and acquisitions department. Instead of calling it M&A, we called it Capital Development. Except it didn’t make…