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…

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Self-Leadership Training

Why are we doing this to ourselves? Is work a negative force in your life? Are you frustrated and angry? Do you wonder, “How can this continue even one more day?” I’ve been there. In this video, I tell the story of hitting rock bottom in my work life and how I started to take…

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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…

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Professional Detachment

Do you take everything at work too seriously? 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 much money. We’d buy an emerging technology company to acquire the…

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Self-leadership is self-awareness

If there’s one thing that HR leaders could teach in 2020 to improve the work environment, it’s self-leadership. Call me old-fashioned, but there’s no leadership without self-leadership. To lead others, you must lead yourself.  You can’t be a boss, a founder, an entrepreneur, or even a useful adult without taking care of yourself first, prioritizing…

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