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Jul 19

The Outside Influence: How Society Raises The Bar On Confidence

In our recent introduction to GRACE In The WorkplaceTM, as I illustrated the relationship between our DNA “hardwiring” and our confidence level, you were reminded of the power pose. Have you given this instant confidence builder a try? If you…
Jul 16

Photography From Two Worlds: One Cold Spring Art Gallery Has An August Treat In Store!

New Yorkers love art and the art scene. That vibe permeates the Hudson Valley as well. Now that our region is overflowing with noteworthy artists, we need establishments like Gallery 66NY in Cold Spring to exhibit their works in a…
Jul 12

C Is For Confidence: Beginning To Unpack GRACE In The Workplace

Grit. Resilience. Authenticity. Confidence. Emotional Intelligence. These are the five magic words that, when applied to your career, provide the formula for your success. Acronymically, they are the foundation of DRIVEN’s brand-new, trademarked signature series GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. And…
Jul 08

Could This Cold Spring Ice Cream Parlor Be The World’s Best? You Decide!

There’s a line outside this ice cream parlor for a good reason. Moo Moo’s Creamery in Cold Spring is not the only game in town. But by truly living up to its declaration as the creator and purveyor of “The…
Jul 05

DRIVEN Turns The Corner: Gearing Up for GRACE In The Workplace℠

We spent a considerable amount of time during the last quarter exploring Trust in the workplace. This included abundant blog articles and workshops designed to outline the components of trust, to pinpoint the ways in which stress fogs our ability…
Jul 02

What’s In A Name? Decide Over A Drink On Cold Spring Community Day

When it comes to serving up quality micro brews and outstanding pub food backed up by an unrelenting sense of humor, one Cold Spring establishment has it nailed. Doug’s Pretty Good Pub, whose name conjures images of the grocer in…
Jul 01

Got The Time? Visit Old Souls During Cold Spring Community Day

The new vibe in Cold Spring’s historical business district can be traced directly to the opening of Old Souls in 2012. Founded by fly-fishing enthusiast James Caroll, and operated by his wife Tara, Old Souls appears at first to be…
Jun 28

The Power of Transparency: A Real Case Study In Workplace Trust and Betrayal, Part 2

By now, you may have read the first part of my drama-laden case study featuring Lizette, David and Richard, wherein a workplace assumption lead to a betrayal that amounted to a breach of workplace trust. The valuable lesson is that…
Jun 25

Swing By This Cold Spring Kids’ Outfitter on Community Day And Save!

In Cold Spring, the Main Street business district’s “2nd wave” gained its momentum thanks to boutiques like Swing, which specializes in kids’ lifestyle and apparel. Owners Stephanie Doucette and Evan Ross are both clothing stylists with highly-creative eyes and impressive…
Jun 24

Summer Kickoff: Planning Begins for our Cold Spring Community Day

A classic Cold Spring boutique also happens to be our first participating merchant of 2017’s Cold Spring Community Day. Shopkeeper Leonora Burton’s pride and joy is her 30+ year Main Street fixture Highland Baskets, which is the metamorphosis of her…