Posts by Laurie Ruettimann

#HRBookClub August Selection

Hey, everybody, it’s August. Can you believe it? Readers are leaders, and I created HR Books to help you read twelve books in 2018. We’re well on our way. So far, we’ve read: Braving the Wilderness Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Year of Yes A Chance in the World New Rules of Work Everything Happens for…

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Join the #HRBookClub Facebook Group

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The #HRBookClub has been pretty fun to organize, but here’s one valuable lesson I’ve learned: you can’t please everybody all of the time. Working in human resources and talent for all these years, you’d think this lesson would come naturally to me. But I should know that it’s hard enough to read books, let alone…

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July #HRBookClub Selection: Living With The Monks

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Hey, everybody. We’re halfway through the year, and the #HRBookClub has featured these books: You Are a Badass Ask a Manager HR on Purpose! Herding Tigers Everything Happens for a Reason The New Rules of Work A Chance in the World Year of Yes Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Braving the Wilderness Not every book was…

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#HRBookClub Bombed This Month

HR Book Club June You Are a Badass Jen Sincero

Apologies for the intermittent posting on #HRBookClub, but I totally wasn’t feeling the June selection. I don’t believe in the prosperity gospel, and the book used religion in a way that left me feeling uncomfortable. The book felt like a recycled version of Oprah’s messaging with a splash of “The Secret,” which is a rehash…

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HR Books Review: ‘The Big Book of HR’

Anyone who works with people in today’s challenging world knows that it doesn’t get easier, just more complicated. So, because I’m committed to our thriving HR community, I have a book for you. “The Big Book of HR” by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem is filled with the most current information on topics ranging from…

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You Need to Read Mike Carden’s New Book

Mike Carden just wrote a book that you should read, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my friend. The book is called, “On a Teleconference No One Knows You’re a Dog: 45 Marketing Hacks for Startups.” I know you work in human resources, not marketing, but the tips on communicating and selling ideas…

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June #HRBookClub Selection: ‘You Are a Badass’

HR Book Club June You Are a Badass Jen Sincero

The June #HRBookClub selection is “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero. I picked this book for selfish reasons. While it’s true that I have an interesting career in the human resources community, I don’t always feel like a badass. Who does? It’s…

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Career Advice from Alison Green of Ask a Manager

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I love giving career advice. Feels like a natural extension of my work in human resources. That’s why I’m really excited about the #HRBookClub selection for May. It’s “Ask A Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work” by Alison Green. If you’ve never read the Ask…

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May #HRBookClub Selection: ‘Ask a Manager’

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Do you know Alison Green? She’s the wildly successful blogger behind Ask A Manager. If you haven’t been to her website or followed her on Twitter, you’re missing out. Alison gives the best career advice in the industry. I’ve been watching Alison for over a decade, and she never ceases to amaze me. She’s an…

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It’s #HRBookClub Time! April Meeting Details

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Join me on Twitter on Monday, April 30, at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific to talk about two books: “HR on Purpose” and “Herding Tigers.” Did you read them? We’ll chat about what makes these HR books by Steve Browne and Todd Henry so timely and important. (Here are my reviews, if you missed them.)…

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