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What I Learned From Deflategate

Watching this Deflategate saga unwind on every watercooler, barstool, and Facebook post has been enlightening. When the story first broke before the Super Bowl, I found it comical… I made… Get the Rest

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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

extrinsically motivated

Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout

team culture

Don’t Hide Your Crazy

"Go and fix your makeup, well, it's just a break up, Run and hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady..." Miranda Lambert sings about it, there are t-shirts

leadership

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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WEBINAR: The Difference Between Performance and Potential: A 9-Box Primer for Smart HR Pros

If you're like everyone else in the free world, March brings a little bit of a grind.  The hope and promise of the new year has settled into

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Admitting Imperfections Can Be So… Perfect

It happened again. We spent two weeks putting everything we had into preparing a pitch for organizational consulting work to a potentially huge client, and---once again---were shot down. This

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“Provided By Management For Your Safety”

I was in an airport restroom last week and the seat cover holder made me laugh.  I'd never noticed it before, but this particular one actually said, "Provided

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Calling It Like It Is

My conversation with my daughter this morning: Daughter:  "Mommy, you are just a little beautiful today." Me:  "Well, I think you are completely beautiful.  Why am I just a little?" Daughter:

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Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it's important to treat