The Easy Button

Who hacked the Easy Button? This has been a common refrain around my company for the past decade. For those who are unfamiliar with the Easy Button, beginning in 2005 Staples, the office supply company, featured the button in its advertising campaigns. The concept: Got a challenge or a need? Press the Easy Button and presto, it’s… Read more »

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Cracking the Silicon Ceiling

How does an engineer become a business leader? More importantly, how do we enable today’s technologists to become tomorrow’s leaders? Engineering, at its core, is just using the context of technology to solve business challenges. It’s a craft that can’t be perfected and requires practitioners to continually educate, and reeducate, themselves to find the newest… Read more »

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Creating Success and Happiness

From my longstanding journey of working in large teams and cross-functional teams, I have personally experienced that the single biggest factor in ensuring peak performance of self and others is TRUST. I have also learned that even before trust, one needs to inculcate an important skill: being vulnerable. There is always a risk and fear… Read more »

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Turiya Uncharted

One fateful day back in the fall of 2018, my husband David returned home from a busy day of teaching several back-to-back hot yoga classes at a popular studio in Anchorage and told me he wanted to start teaching yoga to men in prison. He confessed to me that while his classes were consistently filled… Read more »

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Plan Tomorrow Today

Over time, I have found myself performing what many people consider a “ritual” during the first month of each year. For me, this ritual or process is part of a meaningful journey and is one of the best presents I give myself—that of setting me-time to plan the agenda for the year.

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People: The Key to Success

Years into my career as an executive recruiter and coach, I woke up one morning and had an epiphany: The recruiting system was broken. “Our HR is terrible.” “Our internal recruiters aren’t getting the job done.” “Recruiters aren’t trained to fill so many positions.”

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Become an Altruistic Mischief-Maker

While being heavily reprimanded by my department head, my internal voice reminded me that I did good work, even if getting in trouble was the result. An organization’s immune system will fight like hell to protect the way it operates, even if that hinders achieving its stated goals or vision. This isn’t the first time… Read more »

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The Time Is Now

“I can’t take it with me.” This statement was offered to me by an older gentleman as we lounged by the pool in Lahaina, Hawaii. He was not talking about money or material possessions. Rather, he was speaking of time—time with his staff and colleagues, fun time with his friends and neighbors, and meaningful time… Read more »

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Turns Out, Hard Things Are Really Hard…

I’ve always chosen to do hard things. It started early in life, as it just seemed that doing normal things were often boring. Perhaps it’s part of some suppressed entanglement of childhood and wanting to prove myself, but I do find it interesting that people who felt ignored as children often do amazing feats in… Read more »

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