Leslie K. Lambert, 2009 Honoree

Vice president, chief information security officer
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Menlo Park, , Calif.
First job:
"Paper route, at age 11."
Most valuable career advice:
"Work the relationship before the issue (the ?R' before the ?I')."
Favorite vice:
"A really good cup of coffee."
Favorite gadget:
"None, I actually hate gadgets."
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
Madeleine Albright, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin
Passion outside of work:
"Traveling the globe."
Favorite sports:
Scuba diving, hiking and basketball
What's in your MP3 player?
Chris Daughtry
What about you would surprise the people you work with?
"I plan to put my three nephews and one niece through college."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Connecting with employees in a positive manner, with the power of enthusiasm and energy, inviting them to join you on an exciting journey is key to engagement and empowerment. I always remind my staff to send ?thank-you notes' every day to those who pro
Energy-smart initiative:
"Sun's Open Work policy enables 19,000 employees (about half of our employee base) to work from home full- or part-time, with access to various drop-in office locations. Through this program, we estimate that about 29,000 metric tons of CO² was kept
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