Progress—it’s such an ironic concept. The thought of it excites the imagination in anticipation of positive change, while the effort of its pursuit and its demanding and unpredictable nature induces fatigue, uncertainty, and even fear.

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Investing to Retain Talent

Losing talent sucks. Unless you’re the general manager of a big-market baseball team, you can’t just pay someone 10 times what they made last year to keep them around. On top of that, employees have mobile 401(k)s, and at times can demonstrate patience and gratitude akin to a teething puppy.

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Expanding the Potential of Your Esports Program

As a mother of two young boys, for me there’s no escaping today’s popular gaming culture. Whether it’s connecting with friends after school, or gaming at the community rec center while my older son is perfecting his jump shot, gaming has impacted the way my kids—and kids across the world—interact and socialize.

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“This Can Never Happen to Me Again!”

Over 35 years in sales, sales training, salesmanagement, and executive sales leadership.I had built a nice resume and achieved a lotof success at companies both big and small.And then: BAM!!! I was terminated by my boss for thefirst time ever. I was floored.

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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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