2018 Regrets

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 2018 regrets. Every year, I write that regrets are a waste of time. Everybody makes mistakes, and it’s self-indulgent…

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2018 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 2018 failure. I’ve participated in this ritual in some way since 2004, and I generally write about failure in…

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2018 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 2018 accomplishments. Honestly, I’m not sure how the year went. There’s data showing it was okay. Trips, invoices, bank…

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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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