17 on 17

On October 17th, I celebrate my 17th anniversary at Microsoft.  If someone told me on my first day at work that I would be here for 17 years, I wouldn’t have believed them.  Besides marriage and family, there’s not a lot else that has consistently been in my life for that long.  I have new…

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Over-functioning is Not Job Security

You would think that under-functioning teams are bad, functioning teams are just right, and over-functioning teams are perfect.  But in reality, team members who over-function can cause the team dynamic to change in a way that may not be the desired outcome.  At Microsoft, we hire people who are driven for results and it’s a…

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