Let's Fix Work with Laurie Ruettimann

Let's Fix Work with Laurie Ruettimann

Work is broken. We’re here to help fix it. Join host Laurie Ruettimann, the failed HR lady who went on to become one of the world’s top career advisers, as she talks to some of her closest friends and peers about work: the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian. We’ll give you the tools you need to fix work, because at the end of the day, if change is going to happen, it’s going to start with you.... Show More

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Let’s Fix Work Episode 68 This week I welcome Dan Cockerell to the show. Once upon a time, Dan was the VP of Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. He is now an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Leadership Mentor. Because this is a podcast about leadership and work, it was only fitting to have an ex-Disney executive on to talk about leadership.  In this episode, we talk about how and why Disney became the gold standard of employee ex... Read more

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Let’s Fix Work Episode 67 This week’s guest is Mandie Brice. She's a hair and makeup artist, a model, and the host of The Bold Moves Podcast.  I first met Mandie when I needed a hair and makeup artist for an event. When Mandie came into my hotel room, I didn't know a thing about her. I soon found out she's a phenomenally talented individual who's a former Milwaukee Public School teacher. She didn't like the political system in Milw... Read more

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Let’s Fix Work Episode 66 My first guest of the summer is Danny Fahey, owner of Castle Fitness. He also happens to be my personal trainer. Danny isn't just a strength coach and personal trainer, he’s an entrepreneur too. One of the reasons I love Danny is because he's not afraid to tackle the myths of wellness and wellbeing.  And he is also not afraid to create unique training experiences for his clients.  Through his company, he i... Read more

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Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform makes their lives easier, saving them an average of 11 hours each week. Over 1,000 companies use Namely to build a better workplace. Get a free demo at Namely.com/podcast Let’s ... Read more

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Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform makes their lives easier, saving them an average of 11 hours each week. Over 1,000 companies use Namely to build a better workplace. Get a free demo at Namely.com/podcast Let’s ... Read more

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Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform makes their lives easier, saving them an average of 11 hours each week. Over 1,000 companies use Namely to build a better workplace. Get a free demo at Namely.com/podcast Let’s ... Read more

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Namely believes there’s one team that can help make your workplace great: HR. When their days are filled with administrative to-dos, they can’t focus on the big stuff—like parental leave and promotions. Namely’s all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform makes their lives easier, saving them an average of 11 hours each week. Over 1,000 companies use Namely to build a better workplace. Get a free demo at Namely.com/podcast Have y... Read more

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Do you love listening to other people’s stories and experiences from their daily lives? If so, you are not alone! This has become a major industry, with “influencers” showing up across multiple social media platforms and playing a role in the decisions people make. Being an influencer may seem like the perfect job. After all, some of them make huge incomes from their blogs, vlogs, and YouTube channels! But is it right for everyone?... Read more

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What does the future of finding work look like? Well, my friends, it is challenging, of course. We all know that. Our guest today will help guide us through some of the struggles people face in a transition between jobs. Patrick Lynch is the President of CMP Southeast Region, a talent and transition firm that helps HR leaders develop their people and teams across the full talent life cycle – from talent acquisition and leadership d... Read more

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The commoditization of work is real and it's not just for people at Uber and Postmates. The future of work has nothing to do with humans and has everything to do with worker metrics. From retail to healthcare to hospitality, algorithms and machines that can do certain jobs are doing them and they're doing them better than humans. We don't get to digitization and automation without first having an honest discussion about how jobs ar... Read more

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I have another exciting episode of Let’s Fix Work for you this week! My guest is Dane Hurtubise, Vice President of Platform and Partnerships at Greenhouse Software. In today’s episode, we talked about moments that matter, whether it's in the interview process, the hiring process, pre-boarding or onboarding, whatever moment you're in regarding the world of work. Those moments matter and they also better be great, especially in our c... Read more

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This week’s show is all about well-being. Joining me is an expert in the well-being field, Dr. Laura Hamill. Laura is the co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chief People Officer of Limeade. Limeade is a software company that elevates the employee experience and helps build great places to work. Their focus is on the whole person and the whole company, with tools and programs to support both. Laura and I had a great conversation about... Read more

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This week on Let’s Fix Work I am going to be talking about goals and goal setting. The topic is timely because I’m heading down to Atlanta to meet with my business coach, Jesse Itzler. I'm going to stand in front of him and my entire cohort of about 100 and I'm going to talk about why I didn't achieve my fourth quarter goals in 2018.  Yes, it’s going to be hard. But, I am all about owning up to why I didn’t make things work and lea... Read more

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I am so excited to share this episode of Let’s Fix Work with you! My guest this week is Kevin Kruse, founder and CEO of LeadX. Kevin is also a New York Times bestselling author of nine books. He has a brand new book hitting the shelves titled Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business. I have been following Kevin’s career for around ten years, and it is wonderful to finally hav... Read more

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This week on Let’s Fix Work, I am excited to introduce you to Rana Stanfill-Hobbs. She wears many hats, including Director of Insights at Ultimate Software (our sponsor), mom, step-mom, musician, and consummate learner. On today's episode, Rana and I talk about enterprise software and technology, of course.  We also talk about her journey from someone who recognizes patterns to an individual who's living a full and authentic life a... Read more

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This week on Let’s Fix Work, I'm talking to Max Yoder, Co-Founder and CEO of Lessonly. Lessonly is an online service that provides bite-sized learning with big impact to today’s trainers, managers, and subject-matter experts to help them create training content in minutes. Max is also the author of Do Better Work: Finding clarity, camaraderie, and progress in work and life. In today's episode, Max and I flex our Midwestern accents ... Read more

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This week’s episode features Jeanette Bronée, performance strategist, culture coach, wellness advocate, and founder of Path For Life, Inc.  Jeanette helps leaders and companies rethink performance by asking “The Right Why®” so they can lead themselves and their people better and achieve sustainable success. She is passionate about how we can create a culture of care by unlocking what truly drives performance, engagement, and motiva... Read more

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This week on Let’s Fix Work, I am joined by Dr. Daniel Crosby. Dan is an author, psychologist, and Chief Behavioral Officer at Brinker Capital. His primary focus is in behavioral economics and understanding how we make decisions around money. Dan and I met almost a decade ago, at a time when the economy wasn't doing very well. Since then he has published two books on the topic of wealth, money, and psychology. In this episode, we t... Read more

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This week’s episode is special because we have hit our 50th episode milestone!  I am thrilled that our Let’s Fix Work community is thriving. Today, I want to focus on doing the inner work so that you can have the best year yet. As I always say, we fix work by fixing ourselves. In this episode, I share my top three mindset tips I've learned from friends, colleagues, and guests on this podcast. My tips will help you reflect where you... Read more

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In this episode of Let’s Fix Work, I talk with Professor Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth. HR leaders and executives love this book, and they love Amy for her rigorous take on what it means to create a high performing and humane work environment. Her name and ideas come up in my social circles over ... Read more

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