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Overcoming Stereotypes: Attractive Women Can’t Code

This week, Microsoft is hosting Codess on campus in Redmond.  Codess is a networking event for women engineers—a place where they can get together and learn, mentor, and meet new… Get the Rest

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The Dos and Don’ts of Sleeping At Work: Lessons From An Alaska Airlines Baggage Handler

In case you missed it, earlier this week, an Alaska Airlines flight leaving my home base airport of SeaTac, quickly realized they needed to turn around. Shortly after takeoff,

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Everyone Needs Their Mr. Spock

Whatever... I know it's late.  But my turn wasn't up yet. Still, despite the late timing, I can't let my opportunity pass without paying homage to the one

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Five Common Employees… As Shown by the Oscars

Another year of entertainment has come and gone.  The awards season is officially over with the completion of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. If you are anything like me---as

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Strong Leaders Are Expected to Take Risks… A Defense of Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks

I really can write about more than just the Seattle Seahawks.  I promise.  Here's proof. I knew I was due to write the week after the Superbowl.  However, I

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What Would You Do With Marshawn Lynch?

Ok... I was trying really really hard NOT to write about the Seahawks. I think it's pretty clear from past posts that I love my Seahawks. And, given that

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Hackers Suck! Sony Can’t Win.

I'm feeling really bad for Sony right now.  They didn't ask for all of this.  All they did was make a movie about a scum bag dictator in

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Don’t Bash The First Daughters – Another Lesson in Not Being Dumb On Social Media

If you're reading this, I can assume a few things: You are super smart. You are very good looking. You are active in the social world. This is likely not the first

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Never Underestimate the Power of “Thank You!”

I was having a little jibber jabber this evening with a close friend.  We were discussing work.  This is great, that sucks, this is new, can't believe this

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Like Carol From The Walking Dead, Even Great Leaders Mess Up Sometimes

First of all, if you haven't watched the season premier of The Walking Dead, come back to read this after. This is a talent blog, not a spoiler