The Edge: The Importance of Authenticity

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

Success: It Looks Different for Everyone

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

Where Do You Focus?

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

One Step Ahead: Internships, Job Shadows, and Mentorships

One Step Ahead: Internships, Job Shadows, and Mentorships As a teenager, I was lucky enough to be hand selected for an internship at an international corporation headquartered in Western New York. Envisioning power suits and power lunches, hobnobbing with captains of industry, I was dismayed to be ushered into a windowless room with my humble brown bag lunch, where I … Read More

The Magic of Being Marginal

Yes, indeed – you read the title correctly. It’s time to change the mindset that to be marginal, is to be minimal or insignificant. I’m here to tell you that when you become marginal, you will become more successful. Perhaps I should explain… While attending weVENTURE’s Women Who Rock Luncheon, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ellen Little, a … Read More