Omah’s Snickerdoodles

People keep asking me for my Omah’s Christmas Snickerdoodle recipe. It’s a holiday staple. Turns out, she is my ex-boyfriend’s Omah, but these cookies have been in my life since 1991. We’ll always be family. Here’s the recipe. Sift together and set aside: 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp.…

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Let’s Fix Work: The Feedback Fix

This week’s guest on Let’s Fix Work is Joe Hirsch, TEDx speaker and best-selling author of ‘The Feedback Fix’ and managing director of Semaca Partners, a boutique communications firm. Joe is also an award-winning educational leader in using applied behavioral science to create more positive and better-performing workplaces. In this episode, Laurie asks Joe about…

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HR Predictions for 2019

How do you know it’s the end of the year? Everybody asks for predictions. This week, I was honored to appear on Changing The Game with HR, Presented by SAP. The host is Bonnie D. Graham, who happens to live down the road from me, and the panelists included Art Mazur and Dr. Patti Fletcher.…

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Keynote Speaking: Scarcity and Abundance Mindset

I only hang out with badass women who ask tough questions about the status quo. Earlier this week, I talked to Katie Augsburger. Based in Portland, she is a hands-on HR professional with demonstrated success in leadership and employee development, organizational design, change management, strategic planning, compensation and creating performance management programs. Katie is an…

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Light Duty

I am nearing the end of “light duty,” no thanks to my gallbladder surgery. What an exhausting journey, but I’m feeling much better. What is light duty? Light or modified duty means your employer has put you in a less physically demanding job until you are healed from a medical condition. It can also mean…

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