Re: How do you be alpha in the work place.
IMO gaming at work is bad karma! If you mess up an interaction with one of those girls it could end poorly and have long term repercussions. Being alpha in the workplace, however, is a boss idea! Professional development is always something to strive for. Don't do it for the girls though! Do it because it's the best thing for YOU to do for your career. Just my insights, your beliefs probably differ and that's cool too, I've just been there done that, when I was first starting.
Caveat: Just because I feel a certain way about my journey doesn't mean you should feel the same about yours.
If you can't say that you would rather die than not do it; you don't want it bad enough.