The Edge: The Importance of Authenticity

Posted by on Monday, August 28th, 2017 and is filed under .

Throughout the last decade, the mantra “fake it until you make it” has become as omnipresent in business as briefcases and blazers. This seems especially evident within the professional woman’s world, where apparently, ambition and assertive action are somehow still perceived as the exception, not the norm. Superior confidenceand business acumen isn’t something every woman is inherently born with, and … Read More

Living Out Loud- The Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking

Posted by on Monday, August 21st, 2017 and is filed under .

Life is too short. Too short to not be happy, to not eat the cake, to be stuck in a job that doesn’t feed your soul. So many people I know spend their Sundays dreading the week ahead, stressing about e-mails and deadlines and meetings. There is a very famous and perhaps overused quote which states, “When you love what … Read More

Mentoring Benefits All Who are Involved

Posted by on Monday, August 14th, 2017 and is filed under .

Sheryl Sandberg said in her book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”: “I realized that searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. We all grew up on the fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ which instructs young women that if they just wait for their prince to arrive, they will be kissed … Read More

Don’t Be Afraid of Changes, Rather Embrace Them

Posted by on Monday, August 7th, 2017 and is filed under .

Once upon a time, in the land of work, there lived a people who were comfortable and secure. They had good education and advanced degrees. They were celebrated and adored for their long-term dedication to their companies and crafts. This fairy tale life guaranteed the people would live happily ever after. Then one day, the people of the kingdom realized … Read More

Positive Emotions Can Energize a Negotiation

Posted by on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 and is filed under .

Do emotions belong in a negotiation? This is a question I hear every time I help my clients prepare a negotiation strategy. Many people think that you need to leave your emotions at the door when negotiating, but unless you are a Vulcan or a robot, you are going to experience emotions while preparing for and during a negotiation. In … Read More

Success: It Looks Different for Everyone

Posted by on Monday, July 24th, 2017 and is filed under .

Success. It’s such a small word with big consequences. An Internet search on Dictionary.com defined success as, “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” Success can also mean accomplishing one’s goals, or attaining wealth, position or honors you have striven to attain. Success looks different for everyone. Of course being successful is what everyone strives for, but not the outcome … Read More

Entrepreneurs and Adult ADHD

Posted by on Monday, July 17th, 2017 and is filed under , .

Successful entrepreneurs are often known as ambitious, champions for change, risk-takers, action oriented, and passionate. These qualities happen to be some of the strengths you will find with individuals diagnosed with adult ADHD. Entrepreneurs can have big visions and high-energy that drive them to push through the intense work load it takes to get a business off the ground. Yes, … Read More

Find the Best ‘Work-Life’ Balance

Posted by on Monday, July 10th, 2017 and is filed under .

The first time I really paid attention to the term “work-life balance” was during interviews as I was about to graduate from business school. Coming out in a strong economy when companies were actively recruiting from top business schools, I heard many spiels on work-life balance and corporate programs centered around the concept. The whole idea was to make us … Read More

Where Do You Focus?

Posted by on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 and is filed under .

There have been many times that I have been asked how my business (DragonPoint) has maintained a successful service firm for almost 30 years. Founded in 1988, we grew when the economy surged and survived economic slowdowns including the 2008 Great Recession. So how have we done this? Focus on your team: You can’t provide a great service without great … Read More

The ‘Mom Guilt’ of a Career-Focused Mother

Posted by on Monday, June 26th, 2017 and is filed under .

It’s noon on a Tuesday, my favorite day of the week, work from home day! I am frantically trying to finish this article before my son wakes up from his nap ready to ingest copious amounts of food, followed by what is sure to be a stunning display of digestive pyrotechnics. In December, I gave birth to my beautiful baby … Read More