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In Appreciation of Chance Encounters

By: Lisa Renee Pomerantz

Friday, May 15, 2020
In his 2017 book entitled “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” Adam Grant observed that many innovative people had lived and worked abroad, experiences that allowed them to see problems and challenges from a different perspective. Similarly, in his 2019 book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” David Epstein observed that many successful innovators had pursued multiple careers, developed several areas of expertise and excelled in applying what they learned in one field to others. more

A Mentee's Tribute to Moxxie Founder

By: Briana Stephenson

Monday, March 30, 2020
I was lucky enough to be selected by Beth Meixner for the Jr. Moxxie Program this year, where I learned how to network, got help from my mentor preparing for important job interviews, and was also able to travel to places such as the Nassau County Legislator’s Office and LinkedIn’s offices in the Empire State Building to learn about career opportunities. more

A Fish Stinks from the Head Down

By: Beth Meixner

Sunday, March 1, 2020
When I read the title of an article by Marcel Schwantes published in 2018 by Inc. magazine, I just had to read it. The article was entitled “7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight.” Like many of you, I am on a constant quest to become a better leader. And, if you know me well, you know I like a quick fix. So the notion of learning seven things overnight seemed like a no-brainer... more

I Don't Want To Do Your Dirty Work

By: Andrea Jones

Monday, February 17, 2020
Solo-preneurs need to network to get business, and networking can be an exhausting, relentless and often-unrewarding mistress. So much has been written about how do it right; however, one recent encounter should be filed under what NOT to do. I offer it as a cautionary tale for experienced and inexperienced business people alike. more

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

By: Melissa Shaver

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
“Melissa, you need to get comfortable being uncomfortable. This isn’t the first mistake you will make in your career and it will not be your last. If it is one thing that I’ve seen from you, it is that you have never made the same mistake twice.” more

How to Deliver Negative Feedback

By: Andrea Jones

Sunday, December 1, 2019
The young man sat before me, palms sweating, eyes darting around the room. I had called him into my office to ask about what seemed to be his lack of interest in the job. “Tim, you seemed very eager to work here during the interview, but now, every time I give you some background reading or expect you to take initiative on a project, you don’t follow through. What’s going on?” I asked. more

Can We Connect Our Past to the Present, and Our Present to the Future?

By: Susan Capurso

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
When we think about our grandparents’ great-grandparents, do we know anything? And why would that matter? So, you’re thinking, what I don't know won't hurt me. Maybe it can. There is something very deep and significant in knowing our bloodline. Knowing where we came from and who we came from gives us a sense of validation and purpose. more

Bravery Conditioning

By: Maggi Lee

Friday, September 20, 2019
I have always had a fear of writing. English was my second language, so I always felt insecure about my written and verbal communication. Naturally, for my undergraduate studies I chose to major in English Literature to overcome my fear. I imagined, once I am done with my studies I would go on to be a great writer and storyteller. I finished my undergraduate degree successfully and felt more secure in the power of my written and verbal communication to delivering my message. I was, however, more

The Power of Information

By: Laura I. Joseph

Sunday, September 1, 2019
I recently had the privilege of meeting and hearing Chris Gardner speak. It caused me to reflect on what I do for a living, how I do it and why I love what I do. For those who don’t know Chris Gardner, he is the Will Smith character in the film “The Pursuit of Happyness.” As compelling as that movie was, (and I don’t know of any parents who don’t squirm as Will Smith’s character deals with the challenges of taking care of his son), the book is even more amazing. more
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