HR Executive Walks More Than a Mile in Other Man’s Combat Boots

On an average weekday, you can find Deb Shokouhzadeh helping a local civil engineering firm institute human resources policies to handle its fast-paced growth. She's a snappy dresser, preferring a tailored look -- skirt suits and three-inch heels -- to match her professional demeanor. But a recent workday found Shokouhzadeh in jeans and tennis shoes, hustling up and down skinny ladders and long,...