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The Reckoning of HR with Robin Schooling

8/13/2018
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Robin Schooling is ‘America’s HR Lady’ and has been Laurie’s dear friend for quite some time. Despite that, Laurie has been putting off the HR episode because, frankly, HR has a bad reputation for fixing work. It took someone like Robin, who is breaking stereotypes around the globe, to make this episode possible. In today’s episode, Laurie and Robin talk about a slew of HR-related issues, from discrimination to whether HR is really needed. The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your...

Duration:00:33:51

Pay Yourself First with Don MacPherson

8/6/2018
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Don MacPherson is an entrepreneur who built a company called Modern Survey, which he successfully sold without laying people off or taking on debt. That's the American Dream. But Don’s not resting on his laurels. As the son of a coal miner, Don learned the value of work early and isn’t interested in status symbols like cars and clothes. He’s soon launching a new venture called 12 Geniuses focused on fixing the future of work for everybody. He’s here to talk about his journey in tech, how...

Duration:00:40:53

Branding to Land Your Dream Job with JT O’Donnell

7/30/2018
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According to JT O’Donnell, we’re pretty bad at job searching. After all, we aren’t in the business of finding jobs; our skills sets are DOING them. So, if and when you need to change employers, outside advice is invaluable. Today, Laurie and JT talk about why the old way of job searching is obsolete and how you can compete with other job seekers in a very crowded environment. Up in the Air,netHunter.io The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on Laurie's no-holds-barred,...

Duration:00:33:09

Rechannel Emotional Energy at Work with Cy Wakeman

7/23/2018
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Cy Wakeman is an international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and psychologist. She helps people around the world ditch the drama and turn excuses into results. Naturally, Laurie is a total fangirl. Today, Cy and Laurie talk about how to get the best out of people, whether or not you really NEED leaders, and what the future of work looks like for all of us. The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on Laurie's no-holds-barred,...

Duration:00:35:08

Avoid Crappy Career Advice with Alison Green

7/16/2018
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You’ve heard the saying, opinions are like… armpits, right? So is advice. Everyone has them and most of them stink, especially when it comes to careers. But Alison Green has some advice about advice for you; you’ve got to separate the good from the bad, and you have to pick your battles. Today, she and Laurie talk about crappy advice, what it takes to be a great leader, and what she wishes all managers knew. Ask a ManagerAsk a Manager, The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your...

Duration:00:32:32

Dirty F-Words with Shawn Madden

7/9/2018
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Shawn Madden is made of fun. No, really. His company, Fun Corp, runs ‘friend building’ parties for small to medium sized teams and companies to help create real social connections and friendships that directly affect culture. Because his business is mostly fun and games, Shawn has a unique perspective on the workforce because he takes employees OUT of their normal habitat. You might be surprised at what he sees as a result. The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on...

Duration:00:36:49

The Disconnected Workforce with Elisa Camahort Page

7/2/2018
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Elisa Camahort Page is the CCO at SheKnows Media, and before that, she’s had an amazing career. Entrepreneur, speaker, conference leader, and blogger, Elisa has the type of bird’s-eye view of work the rest of us can only dream of. Laurie and Elisa talk about the disconnected workforce, the gig economy, and the rise of those brave souls who are daring to be their whole selves at work. The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on Laurie's no-holds-barred, honest DIY HR...

Duration:00:31:44

Asshole Bosses and Friction with Bob Sutton

6/25/2018
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Robert Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and a Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (which everyone calls “the d.school”). He’s also a Ph. D., but he doesn’t like to be called Doctor, or even Robert. His latest book is called The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt, and that’s what he and...

Duration:00:45:30

When Artificial Intelligence is Smarter Than Policymakers with Sam Weston

6/18/2018
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Sam Weston is attempting the impossible: trying to educate our lawmakers about technology and its effect on the workforce. Okay, maybe it’s not impossible, but so far, it’s been an uphill battle as automation and artificial intelligence have continued to take jobs from people who need them. There’s no support for those people, and Sam’s mission is not just to raise awareness; he aims to help those lawmakers by giving them context with awareness, and a plan to make things better. The DIY...

Duration:00:44:23

Let's Fix Work Therapy: Should I Quit My Job?

6/15/2018
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Laurie gets emails all the time with the same question: ‘Should I quit my job?’ She admits right off she might not be the best person to ask; she’s not exactly driven to work. Despite that, she’s been in the HR world for the past 25 years and she’s seen it all. Laurie begins with the first answer she generally gives: Yes. Quit your job. Here’s why. The Muse The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on Laurie's no-holds-barred, honest DIY HR Handbook for employees and pros...

Duration:00:14:43

Creating Leadership Accountability with Vince Molinaro

6/11/2018
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Has your company tried to implement leadership training that ended up doing absolutely nothing for the leaders or the employees? If so, you’re not alone, and it’s because they’re missing a key component in what makes a great leader: accountability. Today’s guest, Vince Molinaro is an expert on the subject. In fact, he wrote the book on it, The Leadership Contract. He and Laurie talk about the 5 behaviors of accountable leaders and ways to fix a disengaged, broken workforce. Vince Molinaro...

Duration:00:35:12

What's Really Holding Back Gender Equity With Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D.

6/4/2018
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Chances are you’ve already seen the Gender Equity Iceberg, and today, Laurie talks with Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D., of Dimitry|Murphy & Associates. Adrienne is a wicked smart psychologist, business leader, and consultant who works with professional women to align their jobs with their values. But what’s more is that Adrienne helps these women find their voice, develop their careers, and break through glass ceilings. Even so, her common-sense approach to careers and life can help men, too. why...

Duration:00:36:50

The Fallacies of Work with Katrina Kibben

5/28/2018
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Katrina has a unique way of fixing work. She’s blazed a trail into nearly uncharted territory with an audacious goal: to take high volume, low retention jobs and make them not suck. She’s not afraid of a challenge; one of her clients hires people for split-shifts to work with small children. We love kids, don’t get us wrong. But it’s not always easy to work with a group of someone else’s kids. So, Katrina wants to help people find the right job, not just any job. The DIY HR...

Duration:00:36:51

Learned Helplessness at Work with Eric Barker

5/21/2018
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So far no one has challenged Laurie on her premise that work is broken. Until today. Eric Barker is the author of the bestselling book, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, and he believes that issues with managing people and organizing them to accomplish things is a perennial challenge. In fact, he doesn’t believe work is broken because it was never fixed in the first place. Dive in with Laurie and Eric in this stimulating conversation about the state of work. Find...

Duration:00:34:33

Measured by a White Male Yardstick with Katie Augsburger

5/14/2018
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What is the future of work? Katie Augsburger is the Founder and Partner of Future Work Design, an organization that wants to smash the patriarchy and decenter whiteness. Okay – before anyone starts bristling about being pushed out, that’s not her intent. Katie has some amazing ideas of how helping those with least access can benefit all employees. Find Katie: LinkedIn Website The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on Laurie's no-holds-barred, honest DIY HR Handbook...

Duration:00:32:37

WTH is Life Coaching with Ben Brooks

5/7/2018
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Ben Brooks was THE guy in HR. He had it all, but then he left it all to became an entrepreneur. Today Ben and Laurie talk about how coaching, whether it’s with a coach or on your own, can help you fix yourself AND your work. Not sure what life coaching is or why it matters? They’ll answer these questions and more in today’s episode. Want to know more about Ben? Find him here: Pilot website Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest YouTube The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love...

Duration:00:40:50

Bonus: How I Failed to Launch a Tech Startup

5/4/2018
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Have you ever effed something up so badly you’re not sure if anything will get better ever again? Laurie has. In this candid, bonus episode, she shares her biggest failure – a product called GlitchPlan that was supposed to help you do pre-mortem on a situation. What’s that? Laurie explains the concept and talks about how she’d been doing it herself for a lifetime. It was a sure thing, or so she thought. Enjoy this bonus episode? Do you want more like it? We’re thinking about putting...

Duration:00:21:39

Laurie’s 4 Theories on How to Fix Work

4/30/2018
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Maybe you despise work. Maybe you’re apathetic about it. Or maybe work would be bearable if it weren’t for that one co-worker who always… You get the picture. Most people aren’t passionate about their cubicles. We’ve had some interesting guests over the past few weeks, and today, Laurie shares her takeaways from those conversations and some of her own theories on how to fix work, starting with one very important thing: to fix work, you need to fix yourself. UnMarketing Are you interested...

Duration:00:17:25

#MeToo, the Gig Economy, and Robots with Áine Cain

4/23/2018
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Wanna know why work sucks? Ask Áine Cain. She’s a careers and employment reporter for Business Insider, and her experience covering multiple workplaces gives her a unique insight into what makes a great – or terrible – place to work. From the #MeToo movement to the gig economy, and lotus-eaters to a robot invasion, Laurie and Áine talk about the current state of work and its future. Áine on Business Insider Twitter LinkedIn We hope you enjoyed this episode! If so, please subscribe...

Duration:00:30:07

Why Most Recruiters Are Lazy with Tim Sackett

4/16/2018
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Most recruiters are lazy. Things are broken, great talent is slipping through companies’ fingers, and no one is doing anything about it. Is it because they don’t want to, or because they don’t know how to? Today Laurie talks to ‘America’s Best Recruiter,’ Tim Sackett. Tim answers the most common questions he gets from talent recruitment managers including how he would fix recruitment for them. Jerry McGuire.The Talent Fix. Find Tim: LinkedIn Website We hope you enjoyed this episode! If...

Duration:00:32:05