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What “I really messed up” Means for Leadership

I’ve been a devoted user of Zoom for a while.  I’ve spewed many curse words over the years at a variety of other video conference tools but I don’t think I’ve hurled any expletives at Zoom.  As we quarantine, work and school from home, there’s been an almost constant Zoom call going on somewhere in

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What Do Your Values Look Like In Crisis?

There’s plenty of content flying around right now about leading during a crisis. I’m not going to regurgitate what’s already out there. Yes, you should show strength and communicate clearly. Yes, you should seek advice and remain positive. All great suggestions. However, I want to talk about core values in action. The global pandemic upon

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What I’ve Learned in TWO Years…

This week EverRise celebrated our 2 year anniversary.  What a journey!  Somedays, it seems fresh and new and other days if feels like forever.    Someone asked me recently what’s the most important thing I’ve learned over 2 years.  That’s a great question and I could start to blather on about all I’ve learned.  I won’t

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John the Control Freak

Coaching Case Study 2 – John the Control Freak John* and I met at a networking event. The conversation went something like this: Crystal: “Hi I’m Crystal.” John: “Hi I’m John.” Crystal: “Hi John. What do you do?” John: “I’m in IT. How about you?” Crystal: “I’m a scientist by training and started my company

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Mary’s Inherited Chaos

Coaching Case Study 1 – Mary’s Inherited Chaos Once upon a time in a land not so far away, Mary* took a new position leading an established research and development organization in Company X*.  Mary had considerable experience as a technical leader but was new to Company X. Company X was an amalgam formed through

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Yes, You Need a Coach

Michael Phelps, an American swimmer, is the most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals.  He has a coach. Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast with a total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals.  She has a coach. As an athlete, I had coaches for every sport.  As

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Is Your Company a Hot Mess? 

You go to work everyday and think you’re riding the hot mess express.  Everyone seems scared of saying anything wrong for fear of losing the job they hate.  Your project direction changed 3 times this week.  New product development consists of renaming a product and calling it innovation.  The organization’s mission and vision are posted

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#EverRiseWomen2019 Impact Summary

Back in October, I got a wild hair (my hair is naturally pretty wild, anyway).  I wanted to be purposeful in sharing positive content and find ways to elevate women.  The #EverRiseWomen2019 campaign was launched to share powerful, diverse examples of women in the technical world.  (The full story of how #EverRiseWomen2019 started can be

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The Final Week – #EverRiseWomen2019

The final week of #EverRiseWomen2019 is upon us!  To learn more about the origins of #EverRiseWomen2019, check out this post. The response to this campaign has been great.  As we come to an end, let’s celebrate the women of week 9: 57.  Annie Wang – Annie Wang is the President at Senvol and Vice Chair

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Week 8 – #EverRiseWomen2019

Week 8 of #EverRiseWomen2019 has arrived!  To learn more about the origins of #EverRiseWomen2019, check out this post. Here are the women ruling week 8: 50. Carol Smith – Carol Smith is a Senior Research Scientist in Human-Machine Interaction at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Carol has extensive experience in UX across

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