2022 Resolutions

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 2022 resolutions. I began a new training regimen with a running coach in 2021. He’s a natural athlete, a talented…

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2021 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 2021 regrets. I had a pretty good writing habit up until COVID, and maybe even a little longer than that.…

How to Say No Politely

How to Say No Politely

The Punk Rock HR podcast is a fun project and has opened up many new relationships in my life. The podcast began as Let’s Fix Work, and doing these episodes has left me more convinced than ever that the modern world of work is broken. Some people disagree with me, which makes for interesting discussions.…

What I Do When Nobody Listens to Me

What I Do When Nobody Listens to Me

Laurie Ruettimann is a workforce expert and podcaster. Please check the homepage for her most recent podcasts, LinkedIn courses, and newsletters.   Does it feel like nobody is listening to you at work? The truth is, sometimes people don’t. Meaningful conversations never happen, great ideas go by the wayside, and people who do great things get overlooked and ignored. It…

25 Good HR Books to Read

Looking for good HR books to read that will help you take control of your career and won’t put you to sleep? Here are my top 25. 1. “Career Rehab” by Kanika Tolver Kanika Tolver wrote “Career Rehab” for people just like you — someone who isn’t in love with their job or the daily…

5 Ways You Can Help the Author in Your Life

There’s nothing more challenging for an author than writing a book — except creating a marketing campaign, grappling with the nuances of public relations, and asking people to buy the damn thing. Do you know how many authors like to talk about themselves or ask for a favor? None. As a recent author, I can…