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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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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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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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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Time To Begin Again

It is human nature to envision the future as a modified slice of the recent past. Thus, we expect the contours of the path ahead to look somewhat different but remain largely familiar and therefore comfortable. The last 50years of relative stability have reinforced this myopic and narrow aspect of human expectations, rendering us ill… Read more »

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Learning from Loss

As I sat here thinking about what to write, something a wise man once said to me came into my mind: “You can’t make progress until you’re brutally honest  about where you’re starting from.” That wise man was my previous boss, who then became my dear friend and mentor.

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A Woman in Medicine

Although women physicians have come a long way in establishing themselves as leaders in their profession, our journey remains with much more to achieve. While women account for 53 percent of the nation’s medical school enrollees, in 2019 women physicians comprised only 36 percent of the workforce. In terms of leadership roles, women hold only… Read more »

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