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Visit this page regularly to keep up to date with DLE learning resources, upcoming event announcements and other news from DLE.

November 17, 2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE DLE

In this season of Thanksgiving, the DLE is grateful for our countless volunteers who serve on committees and the board, […]
November 17, 2021

GRATEFUL FOR DLE VOLUNTEERS MAKING A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Through DLE community outreach, our members can seize the rewards of volunteering while making a difference for the communities where […]
November 17, 2021

DON’T BURN BRIDGES, BUILD THEM! ADVISES DLE ALUM SHERYL OWEN

By Kyle Dutton, DLE Marketing and Membership Intern, Finance and Marketing major with a minor in Economics at Syracuse University, […]
November 17, 2021

HOT READS: NETWORKING FOR HOLIDAY GATHERING

DUST OFF YOUR IN-PERSON NETWORKING SKILLS Unlike a year ago, this holiday season may hold some in-person gatherings for you. […]
November 17, 2021

IT’S A HYBRID HOLIDAY SEASON! HOW IS YOUR ORGANIZATION CELEBRATING?

In-person. Remote. Hybrid. All three work environments have become mainstays this holiday season. What new traditions are your organizations creating […]
November 17, 2021

A DREAM GOES TO THE SILVER SCREEN! ATTEND THE DLE’S FIRST-EVER PRIVATE FILM SCREENING

December 14 is a history-making day for the DLE.  We will host our first-ever, private screening of a world premiere […]
November 17, 2021

PRIVATE SCREENING PROMPTS NEW POLL QUESTION

As DLE Programming Committee members ramp up plans for an exclusive, private screening of filmmaker Aleah Marrow’s debut short film, […]
November 17, 2021

UPDATED FOR 2021–THE DLE HOLIDAY COOKBOOK SPARKLES WITH AMAZING RECIPES MADE WITH LOVE

It is becoming a tradition at the DLE to compile diverse, creative and classic recipes from our community for the […]
November 17, 2021

THE GIVING SPIRIT SPARKLES IN LATEST DLE POLL RESULTS

The giving spirit appears to be vibrant this holiday season. By a 2 to 1 margin, respondents to the latest […]
November 17, 2021

JUST ARRIVED FOR THE HOLIDAYS! NEW DLE WINTER MERCH

A must-have addition to winter wardrobes has arrived! It’s the new DLE 2022 Winter Beanie, which will make you stand […]
November 3, 2021

DLE PARTNERS WITH BERKSHIRE NON-PROFIT TO HELP THE HOMELESS

Continuing our commitment to community service and giving back, the DLE is partnering with Construct Inc. to advance its mission […]
November 3, 2021

KEEP THE ‘DLE GIVE BACK CHALLENGE’ VIBRANT

Brighten the holiday season for a non-profit organization in your community with the gift of your time and talent. Our […]
November 3, 2021

MONEY TALKS IN HUGELY POPULAR DLE POLL

Pay matters, according to results of the recent DLE 10-Second Poll–our most popular of 2021, with 69 responses. A 30% […]
November 3, 2021

BREAKFAST CLUB GUEST SPEAKER DERRELL SMITH FEATURED ON TODAY SHOW

Last March at the DLE Breakfast Club, guest speaker Derrell Smith told his personal story of how a homemade meatball […]
November 3, 2021

THANKS FOR YOUR ‘BEST OF THE BERKSHIRE’ VOTES

Finalists in the recent Best of the Berkshires competition were announced over the Halloween weekend. Although the DLE didn’t take […]
November 3, 2021

LOU’S LEADERSHIP ADVICE: ALWAYS BE LEARNING

Be a student forever! Those were words of encouragement from DLE Community Member and Inspirational Speaker Lou Alexander, who recently […]
November 3, 2021

BREAKFAST CLUB PLANNING COMMITTEE GROWS BY TWO

The planning team behind the scenes of the popular DLE Breakfast Club is welcoming new members Ted DiPietro and Josephine […]
November 3, 2021

PRO TENNIS PLAYER TO FILMMAKER: HOW DID ALEAH DO IT?

By Kyle Dutton, DLE Marketing and Membership Intern, Finance and Marketing major with a minor in Economics at Syracuse University, […]
November 3, 2021

DLE TRIO EARNS $25K GRANT AND SELECTION TO FIRST LELE COHORT

Three members of the DLE community have triumphed through a rigorous review by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to […]
November 3, 2021

EXIT YOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH ADVICE FROM THE BREAKFAST CLUB

By Connor Joyce, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing major at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY […]
November 3, 2021

TESTIMONIAL: DLE CULTURE CHAT DELIVERS BIG–IN 60 MINUTES

November 3, 2021

HOT READS: GET COMFORTABLE WITH CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK

BALANCING MULTIPLE JOB OFFERS With jobs in abundance, it’s not unlikely that active interviewees receive multiple offers. This CNN report […]
November 3, 2021

ARE YOU IN THE GIVING SPIRIT? NEW DLE POLL WANTS TO KNOW

The arrival of the holiday season inspires the latest DLE poll. Are you in the giving spirit? Our poll question […]
November 3, 2021

GIVE BACK WITH THE DLE THIS NOVEMBER

October 20, 2021

ANSWER THE DLE GIVE BACK CHALLENGE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Giving back is a core belief of the Dulye Leadership Experience. It also is a mission that we have heartfully […]
October 20, 2021

DODGE BURNOUT WITH AGILITY TIPS FROM DLE BREAKFAST CLUB

Have changes in today’s workplace made you more agile? Get an agility check at the October 22 DLE Breakfast Club, […]
October 20, 2021

NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MIKE DELL’AQUILA SEEKS OUT DISCOMFORT TO FIND SUCCESS

By Kaviyan Deena, DLE Marketing Intern, Supply Chain and Marketing Major at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, […]
October 20, 2021

WHAT A CONVERSATION! MAGNETIC CULTURE IS A BIG DRAW FOR LATEST CULTURE CHAT

By Connor Joyce, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing Major at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY […]
October 20, 2021

HOT READS: IRREPLACEABLE LEADERSHIP–HONORING GENERAL COLIN POWELL (1937-2021)

General Colin Powell, who passed on October 18 from COVID complications, was an ardent listener, voracious learner and illuminating leader. […]
October 20, 2021

NEW POLL: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THIS JOB FLEXIBILITY OFFER?

How flexible are you? The new DLE 10-Second Poll asks: If you were offered these three flexibility scenarios, which one […]
October 20, 2021

WHAT DO EMPLOYEES WANT FROM EMPLOYERS? CHECK OUT THE DLE POLL RESULTS

Culture clearly is a magnet for employee retention. Results of the latest DLE 10-Second Poll, which attracted lots of attention, […]
October 6, 2021

REGISTER NOW FOR DLE OCTOBER PROGRAMS

Who’s developing you? Opportunities await at DLE professional development programs on October 15 and 22. Sharpen critical skills for advancing […]
October 6, 2021

DLE 2021 COMMUNITY WEEKEND UNITES MANY FOR THE FIRST TIME

Bright sunshine elevated the fun and camaraderie for dozens of DLE community members uniting in the Berkshires Oct. 1-3 for […]
October 6, 2021

SERVICE AND SPIRIT DOMINATE DLE COMMUNITY WEEKEND

A highlight of the DLE Community Weekend was the Oct. 2 Downtown Beautification Project. The DLE coordinated more than 20 […]
October 6, 2021

CELEBRATING DLE’S 40 UNDER FORTY AWARD HONOREES

The DLE was in the house–or rather under the tent–for the 40 Under Forty awards program at Berkshire Community College […]
October 6, 2021

THE TOPIC EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT: CREATE A WORKPLACE CULTURE WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO STAY

Spurred by the current exit movement known as “The Great Resignation,” the October 15 Culture Chat examines the magnetic power […]
October 6, 2021

GET AN AGILITY CHECK AT THE OCTOBER BREAKFAST CLUB

Have changes in today’s workplace made you more agile? Get an agility check at the October 22 Breakfast Club, where […]
October 6, 2021

BEN O’SHAUGHNESSEY JOINS DLE ADVISORY BOARD

The DLE welcomes Ben O’Shaugnessy to the organization’s Advisory Board. Ben is a consultant, entrepreneur and veteran based in Pittsfield, […]
October 6, 2021

DLE LEADERS DISCUSS INCLUSIVE STRATEGIES AT INNOVATION SUMMIT

DLE Community Members AJ Enchill (far left) and Michelle Lopez (second from left), who serves on the DLE Advisory Board, […]
October 6, 2021

HOT READS: ESCAPE THE DRAIN OF REMOTE WORK

Working remotely has a draining effect on team communication and collaboration, according to a new study published in the Greater […]
October 6, 2021

WHETHER REMOTE OR IN-PERSON, RECOGNITION MOTIVATES

On-the-job compliments are a great way to give reassurance, show appreciation and build rapport with your coworkers. But how do […]
October 6, 2021

SOAR TO EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS WITH OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP RESOURCES

The Sept. 29 DLE Ownership Workshop tackled a colossal question: How do you find and succeed in the right job? […]
October 6, 2021

POLL RESULTS: SEND IN THE CROWDS

It appears large indoor crowds aren’t so daunting. Asked in the latest DLE 10-Second Poll to identify the size of […]
October 6, 2021

NEW 10-SEC POLL PROBES COMPANY CULTURE

Did culture play a key role in your decision to stay or leave the company or organization where you work? […]
September 22, 2021

SAVE THE DATES: OCTOBER PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED

September 22, 2021

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE BACK IN DLE FALL VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

The DLE’s commitment to volunteer service continues this fall with two projects for giving back so communities can move forward. […]
September 22, 2021

VOTE FOR THE DLE FOR BEST VIRTUAL LEARNING!

For 14-years, the DLE has created and delivered vital skills training and robust networking to a growing, diverse professional community […]
September 22, 2021

DLE ADVISORY BOARD WELCOMES DANIELLE SANDERS

A familiar face and voice is the newest member of the DLE Advisory Board. Danielle Sanders, who leads the planning […]
September 22, 2021

MEETING UP WITH DLE BUDDIES? SHARE THE SPIRIT

DLE newcomers and veterans met amidst a flurry of orange at the debut home game of Syracuse University’s football season. […]
September 22, 2021

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NICK RUSSO APPLIES HIS SKILLS FOR A CHALLENGE AND CHANGE

By Kyle Dutton, DLE Marketing and Membership Intern, Finance and Marketing major with a minor in Economics at Syracuse University, […]
September 22, 2021

GIVING BACK TO HELP EMERGING LEADERS

Dulye & Co. is a gold sponsor of the 2021 Women of Achievement Program sponsored by Berkshire Business and Professional […]
September 22, 2021

CULTURE CHAT RECAP: HOW DO YOU MOVE UP?

By Kaviyan Deena, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing major with a minor in Economics at Syracuse University, New York […]
September 22, 2021

APPLY YOUR OLD SELF IN NEW SITUATIONS WITH CAREER ADVICE FROM AN EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY

Put your best self forward with career advice from nationally recognized employment attorney and acclaimed author Beverly Williams at the […]
September 22, 2021

LATEST POLL RECEIVES LANDSLIDE RESPONSE

One of the DLE’s most popular 10-Second Polls generated a landslide response to the question: Is it time for a […]
September 22, 2021

NEW POLL: CROWD CONTROL? WHAT’S YOUR LIMIT FOR AN INDOOR EVENT?

With cooler temperatures prevailing in the Northeast and other geographic areas, are you ready to attend an indoor concert or […]
September 22, 2021

HOT READS: HUMILITY AS A LEADERSHIP ESSENTIAL

According to studies cited in this Inc. article, staying humble helps us learn more quickly and perform better at work. […]
September 8, 2021

GIVING BACK AT SOLDIER ON TOURNAMENT

Under sunny skies at the Wyndhurst Golf Course in Lenox, MA, DLE members came together as volunteers on September 3 […]
September 8, 2021

WHO’S DEVELOPING YOU? MAKE GAINS AT DLE SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

September 8, 2021

DLE LEADERS RETURN TO BERKSHIRE INNOVATION CENTER’S BETA PROGRAM

The Fall BETA Program gearing up at the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) has a strong DLE presence. DLE leaders Marcus […]
September 8, 2021

DLE PROVIDES GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLEGE INTERNS

WELCOME, MARKETING INTERN KAVIYAN DEENA By Kaviyan Deena, DLE Marketing Intern, Undergraduate at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY I am Kaviyan, […]
September 8, 2021

NEW RESOURCE FOR VIRTUAL ONBOARDING TEAM MEMBERS

By Kyle Dutton, DLE Media and Membership Intern, Finance and Marketing major with a minor in Economics at Syracuse University, […]
September 8, 2021

DLE DUO LIGHT UP LINKEDIN REVIEWS FOR NATIONAL PODCAST

Sizzling accolades are airing for the gritty advice from DLE Advisory Board Member Marcus Coleman and DLE Founder Linda Dulye […]
September 8, 2021

HOT READS: DISCOVER SECRETS TO NETWORKING SUCCESS

DO’S AND DON’TS FOR CONNECTING Grow your comfort and confidence with networking by applying the do’s and don’ts of this […]
September 8, 2021

WHO’S MAKING THE GRADE? CHECK OUT DLE POLL RESULTS

Back to school is a current chant for many members of the DLE community as shown in results of the […]
September 8, 2021

NEW POLL: IS LESS MORE WHEN IT COMES TO THE WORKWEEK?

Is it time for the traditional five-day workweek to have a makeover? There’s been lots of chatter on the topic […]
August 25, 2021

DLE COMMUNITY SERVICE SPARKS MUNICIPAL MAKE-OVER

United in dirt! That was indeed the case on August 21 when several dozen volunteers from the Dulye Leadership Experience, […]
August 25, 2021

NEW MEMBER KEVIN SAUM BECOMES A SPORTS INJURY ACTIVIST AFTER HIS OWN SEVERE BRAIN INJURY

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
August 25, 2021

DLE DUO DISCUSS CAREER OWNERSHIP ON POPULAR PODCAST

DLE Founder Linda Dulye and DLE Advisory Board Member Marcus Coleman stir up a lively exchange on the popular Heads […]
August 25, 2021

BUILD YOUR SKILLS AND NETWORK AT DLE SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

August 25, 2021

FIND AND SUCCEED IN THE RIGHT JOB WITH TIPS FROM CAREER SUCCESS AUTHOR AT DLE WORKSHOP

The “Great Resignation” is underway, with rapid job shifts across industries and companies. Have you changed jobs in 2021? Are […]
August 25, 2021

EXPLORE THE POWER OF COMPLIMENTS AT UPCOMING BREAKFAST CLUB

Take a minute and consider: When was the last time you gave someone a compliment? When was the last time […]
August 25, 2021

GROW YOUR NETWORK AT DLE COFFEE, CONVERSATION AND CONNECTIONS

Newcomers continue to join Friday morning DLE gatherings at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield, eager to meet new friends and […]
August 25, 2021

HOT READS FOR CAREER OWNERSHIP

SUCCESS HABITS FOR LEADING OTHERS When you don’t have a big title, how can you inspire others? Discover ways to […]
August 25, 2021

DULYE & CO. HAS A NEW LOOK

Linda Dulye, the president and founder of the DLE, has exciting news about her consulting company Dulye & Co. After […]
August 25, 2021

POLL RESULTS: CLEAR MAJORITY FOR VACCINE PROOF

By a significant margin, participants in the latest DLE poll support proof of vaccination for entry to a sports or […]
August 25, 2021

DO YOU HAVE ADVANCEMENT PLANS? ANSWER THE POLL

With the back-to-school spirit swirling, are you planning to hit the books? That’s the question posed by our new DLE […]
August 11, 2021

UNITED IN DIRT! DLE VOLUNTEERS’ COMMUNITY SERVICE TRIGGERS MOMENTUM FOR CITY BEAUTIFICATION

It started small. A gathering of DLE volunteers armed with gardening tools and gloves, ready to attack two overgrown flower […]
August 11, 2021

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: COVID PANDEMIC SPARKS DLE ALUM MATT BARBACCIA’S ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
August 11, 2021

GET READY FOR FALL PROGRAMS!

August 11, 2021

PREPARE FOR YOUR NEXT PROMOTION AT CULTURE CHAT

Proven tips for advancing your career regardless of where you work await when the DLE Culture Chat resumes on Sept. […]
August 11, 2021

HOT READS: PROMOTE YOURSELF, MANAGING LIFE’S LOWS, WHY COMPLIMENTS MATTER, CAN MULTITASKING BE GOOD?

BRAND YOURSELF Your work doesn’t speak for itself, so you need to be your best spokesperson, advises this Forbes article. […]
August 11, 2021

POLL RESULTS: ARE YOU SPACE BOUND?

The latest DLE 10-Second Poll picked up on the recent frenzy of commercial space flight with Sir Richard Branson and […]
August 11, 2021

NEW POLL: SHOW ME YOUR JAB

New York City recently required patrons of indoor gyms, restaurants and entertainment venues to show proof of vaccination in order […]
August 11, 2021

FIRST-TIME MEETINGS

Geographic distance coupled with the pandemic has made DLE Operations Assistant Nicole Laureyns a Zoom acquaintance of community members. That […]
August 11, 2021

JESSE’S MUSIC MIX: LAIDBACK TUNES FOR AUGUST LISTENING

By DLE Alum Jesse Noll, Associate Director of Content and Experiences, Wavemaker, New York City, NY This August, I opted […]
August 11, 2021

WHO’S DEVELOPING YOU? FIVE REASONS TO ATTEND A DLE PROGRAM

July 28, 2021

DLE MAKES A POSITIVE IMPACT ON PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

By Christian Zamor, DLE mentee and rising sophomore at Everett High School, Everett, MA With the goal of gaining feedback […]
July 28, 2021

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MICHELLE WARE’S EXPERIENCE IN HUMAN PERFORMANCE SPARKS INTEREST IN THE DLE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
July 28, 2021

DLE MEMBER JONATHAN KATZ TAKES A BIG RISK IN HIS ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
July 28, 2021

PREPARING FOR A BIGGER JOB: REAL ADVICE FROM NEWLY PROMOTED JESSE NOLL

DLE Alum and former Advisory Board Member Jesse Noll is on Cloud 9! This month, he was promoted from Manager […]
July 28, 2021

NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MARIA RUNDLE

CALLING ALL STEM WOMEN TO BE ROLE MODELS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications […]
July 28, 2021

ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR MARCUS COLEMAN FEATURED IN PROMINENT ARTICLE

In this full-page article featured in the Berkshire Eagle, DLE Advisory Board Chair Marcus Coleman airs insights on how to […]
July 28, 2021

CELEBRATING FAMILY ROOTS DURING IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH

By Michelle Lopez, DLE Advisory Board Member and Executive Director, Berkshire Immigrant Center June was national Immigrant Heritage Month, and […]
July 28, 2021

IN-PERSON DLE EVENTS EVERY FRIDAY IN THE BERKSHIRES

July 28, 2021

HOT READS

WARDROBE RULES AMONG BACK-TO-OFFICE CONCERNS If you are returning to the office after working from home, wardrobe is a big […]
July 28, 2021

NEW POLL: ARE YOU READY TO ROCKET TO SPACE?

The past month produced maiden launches by Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos that set the stage for commercial passenger service […]
July 28, 2021

HOW STALE IS YOUR OUTGOING MESSAGE?

The closing DLE Poll probed into phone etiquette and the freshness of our messages by asking the question, “When was […]
July 7, 2021

MID-YEAR REVIEW: DLE EXPLORES, ADAPTS AND OFFERS NEW POINTS OF VIEW

The DLE continues to explore new ways to connect community members with new learning resources and extraordinary people for professional […]
July 7, 2021

DOES THE NEW WORKPLACE YIELD MORE CONTROL OVER WORK-LIFE BALANCE?

By Kyle Dutton, DLE Media and Membership Intern, Finance and Marketing major with a minor in Economics at Syracuse University […]
July 7, 2021

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR WORKPLACE DECISIONS

Real-time polls, active chats and personal story swaps on returning to the office created a vibrant vibe at the June […]
July 7, 2021

HOT READS: POOCHES, PROMOTIONS AND PHONES

CAN I BRING MY DOG BACK TO THE OFFICE? When lockdown hit last year, adoptions of shelter animals skyrocketed. As […]
July 7, 2021

DLE LEADER SHARES 7 WORDS TO LIVE BY FOR POSITIVE SUMMER VIBES

By Greg Bluestein, DLE Culture Chat Committee Member, Teacher at Everett High School, Everett, MA  Writer’s Note: The June 18 […]
July 7, 2021

POLL RESULTS: WILL I STAY OR WILL I GO?

People are quitting their jobs at a record rate. According to CBS News, the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics […]
July 7, 2021

NEW POLL: ARE YOU UPDATING YOUR VOICEMAIL GREETING?

This recent CorporateIntel article outlines the basics for phone etiquette. Among the list of guidelines is the importance of using […]
July 7, 2021

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DLE RETREAT ALUM LAURA SINGER ACCOMPLISHED A FEAT SHE WAS TOLD SHE COULD NEVER ACHIEVE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
July 7, 2021

DLE RETREAT’S LASTING DIVIDENDS

Planning has started for the DLE 2022 Gen Now Retreat. For 2016 Retreat Alum Frank Fuentes, the dividends from the […]
June 23, 2021

DLE TAKES PROGRAMMING BREAK IN JULY AND AUGUST

June 23, 2021

DLE CULINARY STAR INVITES YOU TO RISE WITH HER THIRD BOOK

By Dayna Altman, Mental Health Author, Entrepreneur, Advocate at Bake it Till You Make it LLC, Boston, MA I am […]
June 23, 2021

POLL RESULTS: HYBRID, REMOTE, IN PERSON?

Among respondents to the latest DLE 10-Second Poll, the stats were fairly close in terms of in-person and hybrid work […]
June 23, 2021

NEW POLL: ARE YOU QUITTING YOUR JOB?

People are quitting their jobs at a record rate. According to CBS News, the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics […]
June 23, 2021

DLE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO OPENING HER BUSINESS

By Sheryl Owen, Founder, Surrounded by Opportunities, New York City, NY Note: Earlier this year, the DLE awarded a scholarship […]
June 23, 2021

DLE SUMMER HAPPENINGS IN THE BERKSHIRES: COFFEE, CONVERSATION & CONNECTIONS

June 23, 2021

DLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OFFERS 24-7 LEARNING

The latest addition to the DLE YouTube Channel offers tips for fortifying your mind-body connection from an Olympic rowing hopeful. […]
June 23, 2021

HOT READS: ZOOM FATIGUE & INTERVIEW TIPS

ZOOM FATIGUE HITS WOMEN HARDER THAN MEN Recent research from Stanford University indicates there is a gender difference in Zoom […]
June 23, 2021

BREAKFAST CLUB RECAP: TIPS FOR ACTIVE REJUVENATION

By Kyle Dutton, DLE Marketing and Membership Intern, Finance and Marketing major with a minor in Economics at Syracuse University, […]
June 23, 2021

HARD TO GET THERE, HARDER TO LEAVE – LIFE IN A SMALL ADIRONDACK TOWN

By Ginger Kuenzel, DLE Alum, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL Author’s Note: Most […]
June 9, 2021

JUNE PROGRAM LINEUP ANNOUNCED

June 9, 2021

FIND YOUR SUMMER GROOVE AT JUNE BREAKFAST CLUB

With summer fast approaching, are you looking for new ways to recharge and rejuvenate—and especially to relax? Make this a […]
June 9, 2021

RETURN TO IN PERSON WITH COFFEE, CONVERSATION & CONNECTIONS

If you are a DLE member living in or visiting the Berkshires this summer, join other community members for Coffee, […]
June 9, 2021

HOW ARE WE MAKING THE STILL-CHANGING WORKPLACE WORK?

Is your office staying remote, going back to a full office setting or moving to a hybrid approach? Has your […]
June 9, 2021

NEW POLL: WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE WORK PLANS?

Your response to the new DLE 10-Second Poll will add to the conversation at the June 25 Culture Chat, which […]
June 9, 2021

RECENT SPEAKER JOINS CULTURE CHAT PLANNING TEAM

Greg Bluestein has gone full circle with the DLE Culture Chat, advancing from featured speaker to the newest member of […]
June 9, 2021

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: KATE ABBOTT AIRS HER VOICE IN DIGITAL SPACE AND THE DLE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
June 9, 2021

DLE ALUMS GIVE BACK AS VOLUNTEERS WITH BERKSHIRE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

Hannah DeLisle-Stall and Ivy Rodriguez Campos have two things in common: both women are active members of the DLE community, […]
June 9, 2021

WORKSHOP ATTENDEES RECEIVE TIMELY TRAINING IN CULTURAL AWARENESS

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
June 9, 2021

FOR GUARANTEED SUMMER FUN, TUNE INTO JEEB’S PLAYLIST

By Jesse Noll, DLE Alum and Manager, Content & Experiences, Wavemaker, New York, NY It’s been a few months, but […]
June 9, 2021

FROM DUBAI TO THE DLE: WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER INTERN KYLE DUTTON

By Kyle Dutton, DLE Marketing and Membership Intern, Undergraduate at Syracuse University I’m currently a junior at Syracuse University, majoring […]
June 9, 2021

DLE POLL ON SUMMER PLANS TRIGGERS BIGGEST RESPONSE

To help guide the DLE’s summer program planning, the latest 10-Second Poll asked:  With summer’s arrival, do you plan to […]
June 9, 2021

HOT READS: SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SUMMER READING LIST

There is something for building leadership skills in every DLE community member in Inc.’s summer reading list, which features selections […]
May 26, 2021

JUNE CALENDAR ANNOUNCED

May 26, 2021

CIVIC-MINDED CREW GIVES DLE HOME BASE A CLEAN SWEEP

For the second year, volunteers from the DLE community picked up brooms and dustpans to give a clean sweep to […]
May 26, 2021

SIGN OF THE TIMES: DLE GOES HYBRID

Like most organizations, the DLE is experimenting with new approaches for team collaboration. Hybrid is the latest. For the first […]
May 26, 2021

DREAMED IT! DID IT! DLE MEMBER GETS PUBLISHED

By DLE Community Member Dayna Altman, Creator, Bake it Till You Make it LLC, Boston, MA “Be in a magazine” […]
May 26, 2021

DLE BOARD MEMBER MAKES HER MARK IN SHORT ORDER

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern On May 18, DLE Advisory Board Member Michelle Lopez received the Nonprofit Center […]
May 26, 2021

BETTING ON HERSELF, DLE ALUM CHANGES CAREERS AND ADDRESSES

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern DLE Alum Lexi Aruck had a fast-rising corporate career working at Anheuser-Busch when […]
May 26, 2021

CONSIDERING A NEW JOB: STUDY THE TEA LEAVES OF CULTURE

As revealed at the May 25 DLE Cultural Awareness Workshop, culture is a big factor in employment. By one of […]
May 26, 2021

NEW POLL ASKS: ARE YOU TAKING A DLE BREAK?

Your feedback will help us with DLE program plans for the summer months. Do you plan to make up for […]
May 26, 2021

HOT READS: RETURN TO WORK

As more and more states relax COVID restrictions, debate is percolating on return to the workplace requirements for companies, large […]
May 19, 2021

HUB SHIFTS TO SUMMER SCHEDULE IN JUNE

May 19, 2021

DLE LEADER DEFIES MONUMENTAL BARRIERS TO SOAR WITH DEGREE IN HAND

By DLE Programming Committee Outgoing Leader Ivy Rodriguez Campos, Financial and Administrative Coordinator, Williams College, The Berkshires My kids and […]
May 19, 2021

THE DLE “ROCK” SUPPORTS BOLD NEW CAREER PURSUIT

By DLE Alum Nathan Haddad, Software Engineer II, Charles River Analytics, Boston, MA A few years ago, I decided to […]
May 19, 2021

NEWEST AND YOUNGEST DLE MEMBER FINDS DLE CULTURE CHAT INVALUABLE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
May 19, 2021

NEW TO DLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL: VALUABLE PLAYS TO LEAD WITHOUT A TITLE

New this week to the DLE YouTube Channel is the May 14 Culture Chat: Leading Regardless of Title: Keeping Yourself […]
May 19, 2021

IS CULTURE A MAJOR ATTRACTION FOR YOU? TAKE THE NEW 10-SECOND POLL

Was culture a draw for you to join the company or organization where you work?  That’s the latest question posed […]
May 19, 2021

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER ROAD TRIP? VISIT WOODSTOCK

By Ginger Kuenzel, DLE Alum, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL Although I missed […]
May 12, 2021

SKILLS-BUILDING PROGRAMS FIRMED UP FOR MAY

May 12, 2021

CHANNEL YOUR YOLO SPIRIT AT THE NEXT BREAKFAST CLUB

It was the focus of the latest DLE 10-Second Poll. YOLO SPIRIT! Since the pandemic hit last year, spontaneous transformations […]
May 12, 2021

ARE WE YELLING YOLO? POLL RESULTS SAY KINDA

The YOLO poll registered a DLE first. Responses were an even split on the question: Since the start of the […]
May 12, 2021

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NICK DWYER DLE CONNECTIONS HELP ALUM ADVANCE TO U.S. DIPLOMAT ROLE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
May 12, 2021

IS CULTURE A MAGNET? ANSWER THE NEW 10-SECOND POLL

Many factors count when deciding to join an organization, whether it is a place where you will work, play or […]
May 12, 2021

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CAROL CHIAVETTA CAREER OWNERSHIP IN ACTION

By Jessica O’Neill, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing Dual Major, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY There is no success sweeter […]
May 12, 2021

LEADING WITHOUT A BIG TITLE. YOU CAN DO IT!

How can you lead others who don’t report to you? The May 14 DLE Culture Chat tackles leading without a […]
May 12, 2021

IT’S ALL ABOUT CONNECTIONS: NEW DLE FILM

In case you missed it, here’s a sneak peek into our DLE film: Why the DLE?: There’s a Reason for […]
May 12, 2021

HOT READS: REMOTE OR RETURN? KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

If you need coaching to decide how to proceed with your work arrangement, this Wall Street Journal article covers the […]
May 5, 2021

HUB READIES FOR SHIFT TO SUMMER SCHEDULE

Recognizing that vaccinations and easing of COVID-19 restrictions are making summer vacations truly possible for our community members, the DLE’s […]
May 5, 2021

DYNAMITE PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED FOR MAY

May 5, 2021

CULTURE CHAT: LEADERSHIP BEYOND TITLES

How can you lead others when your title doesn’t read supervisor, manager or director? The May 14th DLE Culture Chat […]
May 5, 2021

DLE CURRICULUM EXPANDS WITH CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING

Assess your capabilities for working with and relating to anyone different from you with an international expert in Cultural Intelligence […]
May 5, 2021

BRING ON THE BROOMS! DLE CREW PREPARES TO CLEAN UP PITTSFIELD

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
May 5, 2021

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: SIX STEPS TO BECOMING A BETTER PUBLIC SPEAKER

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
May 5, 2021

HOT READS: IMPRESS YOUR BOSS, LEARN FROM FAILURE AND AN ADJUSTMENT TO ZAP ZOOM FATIGUE

“RULE OF THREE” FOR IMPRESSING YOUR BOSS How can you grab your boss’ attention in three seconds? Major General James […]
May 5, 2021

LAST CALL FOR THE YOLO POLL

Has being homebound and locked down tickled the YOLO spirit in you? The acronym YOLO, which stands for You Only […]
May 5, 2021

FILM REVIEW HOTLINE: ADD YOUR COMMENTS

Super reviews continue for the new DLE short film: Why the DLE?: There’s a Reason for Everyone. DLE Membership Committee […]
May 5, 2021

WHEN YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY COMES CALLING

By Ginger Kuenzel, DLE Alum, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL My health insurance […]
April 28, 2021

HOT READS: OVERCOME LANGUISHING HOW TO STAY REMEMBERED AFTER A JOB INTERVIEW

WELLNESS CHECK: FEELING BLAH? IT’S NOT BURNOUT, IT’S LANGUISHING The feeling of burnout that many of us are feeling these […]
April 28, 2021

UPDATE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY DLE MEMBERSHIP AS WELL AS YOUR MAY CALENDAR

Details are still in the works, but dates have been cemented for the DLE’s popular programs for May. Email invitations, […]
April 28, 2021

DLE PROGRAMS HELP MEMBERS ACCOMPLISH GOALS

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
April 28, 2021

POLL RESULTS: STAYING GOAL-FOCUSED

Wrapping up the current DLE 10-Second Poll, most respondents are staying accountable in achieving their 2021 goals. By an impressive […]
April 28, 2021

NEW POLL: DID YOU CATCH THE YOLO SPIRIT?

Has being homebound and locked down tickled the YOLO spirit in you? The acronym YOLO, which stands for You Only […]
April 28, 2021

DLE SHORT FILM: GIVE US YOUR OSCAR REVIEW

In its six-minute run time, the DLE film is sparking lots of cheers. DLE Alum Jesse Noll, Manager, Content and […]
April 21, 2021

DLE SHORT FILM DEBUTS: WHY THE DLE?: THERE’S A REASON FOR EVERYONE

With an enthusiastic cast of alumni and community members, the DLE’s first short film shares stories of personal and professional […]
April 21, 2021

BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH TIPS ON LIKEABILITY

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
April 21, 2021

SHOUT OUT TO BERKSHIRE-BASED MEMBERS: CAN YOU VOLUNTEER FOR DLE COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT?

Attention Berkshire-based DLE community members! Are you interested in being part of an in-person DLE event that generates meaningful community […]
April 21, 2021

TANDEM LEADERSHIP SPRINTS DLE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

With current leader Ivy Rodriguez Campos gearing up for maternity leave, the DLE Programming Committee has selected two members to […]
April 21, 2021

CHALLENGE YOURSELF! JOIN THE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Is your professional development on spring break? Take charge of your career ownership by joining the DLE Programming Committee. As […]
April 21, 2021

STAY MOTIVATED TO REACH YOUR 2021 GOALS

Take the latest 10-DLE Second Poll and shape the conversation at the April 23 Breakfast Club: Running on Empty? Get […]
April 21, 2021

MIKE SMITH APPLIES HIS OWN ADVICE AND ADVANCES HIS CAREER

Networking tips that he presented earlier this year at the DLE Culture Chat opened the door to a new career […]
April 21, 2021

HOT READS: ADJUSTING TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS AND JOB REJECTIONS

FIND THE SILVER LINING IN RESUME REJECTIONS What can 164 job applications teach you? For writer David Ding, a lengthy […]
April 14, 2021

NEWEST DLE MEMBER ADVANCES CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AROUND THE WORLD

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a dual minor […]
April 14, 2021

ASSESS YOUR LIKEABILITY AT OUR APRIL 16 CULTURE CHAT

This is an educational program that does not have political alliance or affiliation. Whether working from your virtual workplace or […]
April 14, 2021

ACCOMPLISHMENTS KEEP COMING FOR DLE BOARD MEMBER MICHELLE LOPEZ

In its short duration, 2021 has been an astounding year for DLE Board Member Michelle Lopez. Earlier this year, as […]
April 14, 2021

SHERYL OWEN’S PASSION FOR GREEN FINANCE EARNS EMERGING LEADER AWARD

DLE Alum Sheryl Owen, who will be moderating the April 16 Culture Chat program, is among a nationwide group of […]
April 14, 2021

10-SECOND POLL GIVES MOMENTUM TO UPCOMING BREAKFAST CLUB

The latest 10-Second Poll will generate data for discussion at the April 23 Breakfast Club on ways to keep your […]
April 14, 2021

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: THANK YOU DANIELLE

Danielle Sanders shares her time and talent weekly as a producer of the popular DLE Breakfast Club. The leader of […]
April 14, 2021

HOT READS: MEASUREMENT MATTERS FOR COMBATTING VIRTUAL FATIGUE

Research reported in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Business Review confirms that the video meeting surge that we’ve […]
April 7, 2021

GROW YOUR LIKEABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONFIDENCE AT DLE APRIL PROGRAMS

April 7, 2021

LEAVING CORPORATE CAREER. BECOMING A DOCTOR. HAVING A SECOND BABY. DLE ALUM KRISTYN LAO IS SIMPLY ASTOUNDING!

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a Sports Journalism […]
April 7, 2021

RUNNING ON EMPTY? GET A GOAL REBOOT AT THE BREAKFAST CLUB!

April marks the start of the second quarter of the year. It is a good time to do a mental […]
April 7, 2021

TRANSFERABLE TIPS FROM DLE OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP WILL ADD AUTHENTICITY TO YOUR BRAND

By Jessica O’Neill, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing Dual Major, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY The pandemic may have turned […]
April 7, 2021

NEW 10-SECOND POLL: GOAL CHECK

Goal setting is a mighty theme this month. In addition to being the featured topic at the April 23 Breakfast […]
April 7, 2021

POLL REVEALS WORK TEAMS CONNECT MORE OFTEN

Work teams have been spending more time together since the pandemic changed workplace logistics. According to the latest 10-Second Poll, […]
April 7, 2021

HOT READS: IMPROVE YOUR FOCUS AND WRITING

READ MORE TO WRITE BETTER That is one of more than 40 tips for improving your business writing in this […]
March 31, 2021

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR APRIL? DLE SERVES UP PLENTY

March 31, 2021

APRIL WORKSHOP: GAIN NEW SKILLS FOR SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY

What is your fear level in terms of public speaking? For most of us, it is high. Really high. The […]
March 31, 2021

WORK FROM ANYWHERE SENDS DLE ALUM PACKING

By Jessica O’Neill, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing Dual Major, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Making the decision to start […]
March 31, 2021

WELCOME TO THE DLE ADVISORY BOARD: ALEAH MARROW

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a Sports Journalism […]
March 31, 2021

THANK YOU ANNA!

Citing increasing work assignments on some exciting new projects, Advisory Board Member Anna Worley made the difficult decision to step […]
March 31, 2021

HOT READS: FUTURE WORKPLACE TRENDS

BACK TO WORK? Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered 80,000 municipal workers to return to […]
March 31, 2021

DLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OFFERS 24-7 LEARNING

Round-the-clock learning opportunities await with the DLE YouTube Channel. Fine tune essential skills and leadership behaviors for career success with […]
March 24, 2021

ARE YOU LIKEABLE? CALIBRATE YOURSELF AT THE APRIL CULTURE CHAT

One of New York State’s youngest elected officials tackles the topic of likeability as the guest speaker at the April […]
March 24, 2021

CONTRIBUTING FROM THE HEART: DLE MEMBERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a Sports Journalism […]
March 24, 2021

CULTURE CHAT ATTENDEES LEARN HOW TO TOPPLE COSTLY ASSERTIONS

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a Sports Journalism […]
March 24, 2021

DO YOU WANT THE PLANE TRUTH?

By Ginger Kuenzel, DLE Alum, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL For those who’ve […]
March 24, 2021

HOT READS: ONE-YEAR LATER SELF-REFLECTION

Spring’s arrival this past weekend signals a good time for self-reflection on how the past year has unfolded. What have […]
March 24, 2021

LAST CALL FOR POLL: HOW CONNECTED IS YOUR WORK TEAM?

Has the pandemic wilted communications among your work team? The current DLE 10-Second Poll probes that topic. Has the frequency […]
March 17, 2021

AMIDST TOUGH JOB MARKET, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE GIVES DLE INTERN A CAREER BOOST

Former DLE social media intern Sudeep Penmetsa has achieved a dream shared by college seniors as graduation day draws near. […]
March 17, 2021

YO-YO’S ODE TO THE COVID VACCINATION

Little did DLE Founder Linda Dulye know the center where she received her second COVID-19 vaccination in the Berkshires on […]
March 17, 2021

OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP DELIVERS SIX STEPS FOR BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Do you know the unique promise of value that you bring to your current or future employer? Do you know […]
March 17, 2021

GAINING GRIT THROUGH DLE BUSINESS AGILITY PROGRAM

Last month, when DLE scholarships to a virtual Business Agility training program were announced, Sheryl Owen and Bryce DeVaughn quickly […]
March 17, 2021

BIGGEST BREAKFAST CLUB AUDIENCE FINDS THEIR PATCH OF BLUE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a Sports Journalism […]
March 17, 2021

DLE YOUTUBE CREATES CONNECTIONS FOR WEST COAST COMMUNITY MEMBERS

DLE member Maple Chen has been able to stay connected and involved with the DLE through our YouTube channel. Our […]
March 17, 2021

POLL RESULTS SHOW MOST HOLDING OFF ON CAREER TRANSITIONS

Most respondents to the Career Change DLE Poll said they are staying put professionally this year. By a nearly two […]
March 17, 2021

HOW CONNECTED IS YOUR WORK TEAM?

The new DLE 10-Second Poll probes the state of team communications. Has the frequency of your formal team meetings (also […]
March 10, 2021

POSITIVITY, ASSUMPTIONS AND BRANDING DOMINATE DLE MARCH PROGRAMMING

Recognizing this week’s celebration of International Women’s Day comes a powerhouse roster of DLE March Programs led by women of […]
March 10, 2021

NEW TO THE MARCH LINEUP: ARE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS HOLDING YOU BACK?

We all observe and experience the world around us differently. Understanding and managing these differences are key to success. The […]
March 10, 2021

ALSO HAPPENING IN MARCH EMBRACE POSITIVITY DURING HARD TIMES AT BREAKFAST CLUB

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many of the things we love to do. Rise […]
March 10, 2021

GIVE LUSTER TO YOUR VIRTUAL BRAND AT DLE WORKSHOP

Gain a concrete plan and a confidence boost for branding yourself in today’s remote workplace from a marketing executive at […]
March 10, 2021

HOT READS: LISTEN DIFFERENTLY

Are assumptions affecting your listening ability? As a prelude to our DLE March Culture Chat on this topic comes this […]
March 10, 2021

DERRELL SMITH’S NEXT ADVENTURE

Last summer, former NFL star Derrell Smith coached DLE community members about being nimble and open-minded in making career pivots […]
March 10, 2021

THE DLE VIDEO: TELLING OUR STORY THROUGH OUR MEMBERS

By Jessica O’Neill, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing Dual Major, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY The DLE is telling our […]
March 10, 2021

ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: CAN WE ACHIEVE ABUNDANCE?

By Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL Author’s Note: Thanks […]
March 10, 2021

DLE LEADER JON KATZ HITS A HIGH POINT

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and a Sports Journalism […]
March 10, 2021

DLE 10-SECOND POLL: ARE YOU SWITCHING GEARS?

Thinking of a career change in 2021? Sound out in the new DLE Poll. Tell us if you are considering […]
March 3, 2021

STAY POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE WITH DLE MARCH PROGRAMS

March 3, 2021

BREAKFAST CLUB: STAYING POSITIVE DURING HARD TIMES

March 2021 marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the things we love to do. At […]
March 3, 2021

OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP: SPRUCE UP YOUR VIRTUAL BRAND

Standing out from the pack is tough. Going virtual has made the challenge even greater. Gain a concrete plan and […]
March 3, 2021

HOT READS: TRUST MATTERS AND ZAPPING ZOOM FATIGUE

WHY TRUST MATTERS EVEN MORE Whether you are or aspire to be a manager, developing skills that empower others is […]
March 3, 2021

TEST OUT THESE NEW NETWORKING TECHNIQUES

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, Communications and Culture major with a concentration in Media and Sports Journalism minor […]
March 3, 2021

THE LASTING IMPACT OF DLE PROGRAMS

One week after Mike Smith’s engaging and informative Culture Chat, we checked in with attendees to learn about its lasting […]
March 3, 2021

DLE YOUTUBE GIVEAWAY

You can be entered into a raffle to win a DLE Breakfast Club hat! For your chance, simply subscribe to […]
March 3, 2021

10-SECOND POLL RESULTS: SITTING OUT 2021 IN-PERSON CONFERENCES

It looks like 2021 won’t summon the resumption of in-person conferences. Based on responses to the latest DLE Poll, virtual […]
March 3, 2021

NEW 10-SECOND POLL: ARE YOU SWITCHING GEARS?

Is 2021 your year for making career changes? That’s the focus of the new DLE Poll. Tell us if you […]
February 24, 2021

JUMP START YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE BREAKFAST CLUB

February 24, 2021

ARE IN-PERSON CONFERENCES BACK THIS YEAR? LAST CALL ON DLE POLL

Take a few seconds to answer the DLE Poll on the state of conferences in 2021. Would you attend an […]
February 24, 2021

DLE INTERNSHIP INSPIRES GROWTH IN COLLEGE LEADERS

By Emma Braun, former DLE Social Media Intern, Finance and Marketing dual major at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY The Dulye […]
February 24, 2021

COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK, DLE COMMITTEE MEMBER LAUNCHES POLITICAL CAREER

By Kate Lauzon, Account Executive, Cross Insurance Agency, Pittsfield, MA, and DLE Programming Committee Member Note: Within a year of […]
February 24, 2021

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WAYS TO MAKE NETWORKING A HABIT

The latest addition to the DLE YouTube Library features highlights from the rousingly popular Culture Chat program: Why Your Networking […]
February 24, 2021

HOT READS: BACK TO WORK AND LISTENING CUES

TOP BOSSES WANT AN IN-PERSON WORKFORCE A new workplace study from the Best Practice Institute, a global human resources research […]
February 24, 2021

DLE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER CREDITS NETWORKING FOR DONATION WINDFALL

By Jessica O’Neill, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing Dual Major, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY There has been a patch […]
February 24, 2021

DLE ALUM PURSUES DREAM TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPICS

After passing last November his sixth and final licensure exam for opening his architecture design firm, DLE Alum Frank Fuentes […]
February 17, 2021

ACT FAST TO EARN DLE SCHOLARSHIP FOR BUSINESS AGILITY TRAINING

The DLE has received an exciting professional development offer exclusively created to help entrepreneurs in our member community gain business […]
February 17, 2021

WHO’S DEVELOPING YOU? SIX TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR VIRTUAL PRESENCE

By Katie Kelly, DLE Social Media Intern, New York, NY The shift into an even more technology-dependent society caused by […]
February 17, 2021

DLE INTERNSHIPS GIVE NEXT GEN LEADERS REAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

With the start of the spring academic semester this month, the DLE has opened opportunities for two college undergraduates to […]
February 17, 2021

NEW POLL: ARE IN-PERSON CONFERENCES BACK THIS YEAR?

Will the vaccine open opportunities for larger professional events, such as conferences, to resume? Take a few seconds to answer […]
February 17, 2021

POLL RESULTS: SMOOTHER SPEAKING

One positive offshoot of the rise of digital technology to unite us during the pandemic is a decline in speaking […]
February 17, 2021

PROFESSIONALISM AND PREPAREDNESS UNDERSCORE DLE PROGRAMS

February 10, 2021

BUILDING HER CAREER AS NEW DLE SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Katie Kelly got a first-hand lesson in the value of networks. Last month, as her friend Emma Braun was winding […]
February 10, 2021

HOT READS: JOB SEARCHES, VALUES & SALARY NEGOTIATIONS

HOW NETWORKING IMPROVES JOB SEARCHES The pandemic has created new rules for job searches, reports CNBC in this informative review […]
February 10, 2021

RIGHT TOPICS, TOP SPEAKERS, RIGHT NOW

Here is this month’s line-up for our popular Breakfast Club and Culture Chat programs. Remember: Registration is required and there […]
February 10, 2021

NEW POLL: ARE YOU A BETTER PUBLIC SPEAKER?

Has going virtual made you a better public speaker? The latest DLE 10-Second Poll asks: Has using virtual technology eased […]
February 10, 2021

I’M COUNTING ON YOU, TOM

By Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY and Englewood, FL Writer’s Note: I’ve […]
February 3, 2021

THANK YOU, JESSE NOLL!

For the past year, Jesse Noll’s strategic and creative force on the DLE Advisory Board has contributed largely to this […]
February 3, 2021

GROW YOUR NETWORK WITH ADVICE FROM A FORTUNE 500 STRATEGIC ADVISOR

One of the most frequently requested program topics—NETWORKING—is front and center at this month’s DLE Culture Chat, an interactive, informative […]
February 3, 2021

POLL RESULTS: THE POWER OF THE PEN

Handwritten notes are memorable and meaningful in building relationships. However, not everyone in the DLE community is seizing the full […]
February 3, 2021

NEW POLL: PUBLIC SPEAKING JITTERS

Rated among top terrors, public speaking is a pain point for many. However, going virtual has put a new spin […]
February 3, 2021

RV MADNESS STIRS UP ROAD TRIP MEMORY

By Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL Writer’s Note: In recent […]
February 3, 2021

BREAKFAST CLUB PERKS UP INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM

February 3, 2021

KEEP YOUR HUSTLE GOING WITH NEW DLE YOUTUBE RESOURCE

The latest addition to the DLE YouTube Channel features the Jan. 22 DLE Breakfast Club: Keep Your Hustle Going: Make […]
January 27, 2021

IT’S HERE–THE SMASHING NEW DLE WEBSITE

A brand new DLE website has debuted making it easier and faster than ever to connect with DLE programs, people […]
January 27, 2021

ONE OF HER TOUGHEST ASSIGNMENTS EARNS A SECOND EMMY FOR DANIELLE WAUGH—AND A SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACK

By DLE Alum Danielle Waugh, Investigative Reporter at WPEC, West Palm Beach, FL The National Academy of Television Arts and […]
January 27, 2021

BREAKFAST CLUB REPLAY: GET YOUR HUSTLE GOING WITH CREATIVITY

By Julia Kirst, DLE Membership Committee Member and Founder and CEO of juliakirst.com, Pittsfield, MA. Julia was one of four […]
January 27, 2021

NEW POLL: HOW DO YOU EXPRESS APPRECIATION?

A few days remain to take the latest DLE 10-Second Poll asking: Have you handwritten a thank-you note in the […]
January 27, 2021

NEW ON DLE YOUTUBE: GET GOAL-ALIGNED

The latest addition to the DLE YouTube Learning Library features the Jan. 8 DLE Culture Chat: Balance Your 2021 Goals. […]
January 20, 2021

LAUGHS RULE AS DLE COMEDY HOUR MAKES ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

“I’m good staying quarantined longer” It was hysterical. It was also HISTORIC! The Dulye Leadership Experience (DLE)’s FIRST EVER Virtual […]
January 20, 2021

CAREER TRANSITIONS: HOW I LANDED A NEW JOB TO START THE NEW YEAR

By Community Member Dayna Altman, author and AmeriCorps Experience Manager at City Year Providence, Providence, RI One of the hidden […]
January 20, 2021

GOOD TO GO WITH GOALS IN 2021

The majority of respondents to the DLE 10-Second Poll about goal setting have set a 2021 course for themselves. As […]
January 20, 2021

THE POWER OF DLE CONNECTIONS

They met in person at the DLE 2015 Retreat and formed a terrific connection. Then Jenna Parezo and Tom Buchanan […]
January 13, 2021

FIGHT COVID ISOLATION WITH LAUGHTER AND DLE CHEER

Only two days remain to grab your ticket to an evening that promises hearty laughter at the first-ever DLE Virtual Comedy […]
January 13, 2021

SHARPEN YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS WITH A DLE COMMITTEE ROLE

Submitted by Advisory Board Member Jesse Noll, and DLE Programming Committee Lead Ivy Rodriguez Campos As we begin 2021, the DLE’s Marketing […]
January 13, 2021

NEW BUSINESS SPRINGS FROM LATE NIGHT STUDYING

Within a few months of passing his sixth and final architecture licensing exam, DLE ’16 Alum Frank Fuentes, Principal at Fuentes […]
January 13, 2021

JEEB’S MUSIC MIX: START THE NEW YEAR WITH A FUN VIBE

Submitted by Jesse Noll, Manager, Content & Experiences, Wavemaker, New York Frequently, you hear people use the phrase “New Year, New Me” […]
January 13, 2021

YOU’VE GOT GOALS, NOW WHAT?

Now that you have created your 2021 goals, how do you keep your hustle going? Gain gritty tips, make a […]
January 13, 2021

WHERE ARE YOU GOING IN 2021? ANSWER THE POLL

Do you have a path ahead for 2021? The new DLE 10-Second Poll wants to know: Did you set new goals […]
January 6, 2021

LAUGH, LEARN AND CONNECT: FANTASTIC JANUARY PROGRAMS

To help you start the new year with positive and productive vibes, the DLE is delivering a diverse selection of […]
January 6, 2021

JAN. 8: BALANCE YOUR 2021 GOALS AT THE DLE CULTURE CHAT

Take ownership of setting and achieving goals for work/life balance with coaching from guest speaker Evan Hickok, Operations Manager at General Dynamics […]
January 6, 2021

JAN. 15 SPECIAL EVENT: PRIMETIME LINEUP AT DLE COMEDY HOUR

Convert your living room into a comedy club and start the new year with hearty laughter at the first-ever DLE Virtual […]
January 6, 2021

JAN. 22: MAKE YOUR VISION YOUR FUTURE AT BREAKFAST CLUB

Whether you dream of starting a business, developing a side hustle or fall somewhere in between, join the DLE Breakfast […]
January 6, 2021

JAN. 27 SPECIAL EVENT: RAISE YOUR CYBER SHIELD AND DEFEAT HACKERS WITH EXPERT DAVE HALL

Are the holiday gift e-cards that you received really secure? What about that email asking for more information about a […]
January 6, 2021

DECORATED NAVAL OFFICER JOINS DLE ADVISORY BOARD

The new year brings a dynamic addition to the DLE’s Advisory Board. Captain Scott Smith shares his extensive strategic planning and leadership […]
January 6, 2021

WHO’S GETTING THE VACCINE? MOST OF US, POLL SHOWS

DLE Community Members will be rolling up their sleeves for the coronavirus vaccine. Results of the latest 10-Second Poll show […]
January 6, 2021

NEW 10-SECOND POLL: DID YOU SET 2021 GOALS?

The new year rings in the opportunity for new beginnings. Did you set new goals for yourself, whether pertinent to […]
January 6, 2021

IT’S A GREY AREA! SETTING 2021 GOALS FOR THE PERFECT JOB

Submitted by Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL As I think […]
December 23, 2020

STRENGTH THROUGH COMMUNITY: THE DLE RISES IN 2020

It was a year ago that plans were in full force for a major DLE event that earned bravos and headlines. […]
December 23, 2020

RAVE REVIEWS FOR DLE HOLIDAY COOKBOOK

“It is simply extraordinary!!! I just read through the whole book and now will print and make many of these […]
December 23, 2020

RECIPE COUNTDOWN UNDERWAY WITH THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER

DLE Community Member Julia Kirst lost no time putting the DLE Holiday Cookbook into kitchen action. Says Julia, a cultural anthropologist and […]
December 23, 2020

SKILLS SUPPORT FEATURES TOP-RATED SELF-CARE EXPERT

One of the top rated DLE programs of 2020—Recharge Your Battery in 60 Minutes—featuring wellness expert Karden Rabin, founder of the Stress […]
December 23, 2020

COMMITTED TO INNOVATE AND CONNECT, DLE TRIES COMEDY

Answering the call for new kinds of networking opportunities sounded in the recent Impact Survey, the DLE is boldly advancing […]
December 23, 2020

GET GOAL ALIGNED AT JAN. 8 CULTURE CHAT

Take ownership of setting and achieving your personal and professional goals with coaching from guest speaker Evan Hickok, Operations Manager at General […]
December 23, 2020

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: SOUNDING A CALL FOR VITA VOLUNTEERS

Submitted by DLE ’19 Retreat Alum Stephanie Bosley Director of Community Partnerships, Berkshire Community Action Council(BCAC), Pittsfield, MA Regardless of where you live, […]
December 16, 2020

DLE CLOSES OUT 2020 PROGRAMMING WITH HOLIDAY HANGOUT

What started on Jan. 10 as an in-person gathering at a popular Pittsfield, MA, café called Otto’s, swiftly shifted to a […]
December 16, 2020

RESERVE YOURS! DLE FIRST-EDITION HOLIDAY COOKBOOK

There is something to please everyone in the brand-new DLE Holiday Cookbook. An array of recipes to start and end […]
December 16, 2020

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: SOUNDING HIS VOICE FOR MINORITY BUSINESS OWNERS

It was a true DLE moment when community member Auric Enchill became the youngest member of the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation’s (PERC) Board of […]
December 16, 2020

GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS: IT’S OK TO BE ______________

Submitted by newcomer community member Sheriann Stanton, M. Ed., Tutorial & Testing Assistant and Adjunct Faculty Member at Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, […]
December 16, 2020

POLL RESULTS: YEAR-END PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

These should be a workplace staple. Performance reviews, however, appear to be in short supply this year. Asked if they […]
December 16, 2020

NEW 10-SECOND POLL: ARE YOU GETTING THE VACCINE?

It is the biggest news headliner of the day: the coronavirus vaccine. Will you get it? That is the question […]
December 16, 2020

A HOLIDAY STORY: LESSONS FROM SANTA AND ST. NIKOLAUS

Submitted by Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL Thanks to the […]
December 13, 2020

LAST CALL FOR FINAL 2020 POLL: ARE YOU GETTING THE VACCINE?

Will you be rolling up your sleeve for the coronavirus vaccine? We close out 2020 with a poignant poll question. […]
December 9, 2020

RECHARGE YOUR BATTERY WITH NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED WELLNESS LEADER AT FRIDAY’S CULTURE CHAT

How can better time management increase your well-being? Attend the Dec. 11 Culture Chat: Recharge Your Battery in 60 Minutes and gain […]
December 9, 2020

NOW TAKING ORDERS—DAZZLING, DEBUT DLE HOLIDAY COOKBOOK

Elegant in design. Exquisite in culinary offerings. The first DLE Holiday Traditions Cookbook debuts this week with beautiful photos, an […]
December 9, 2020

COMFORT AND JOY IN LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

A fun, festive first was enjoyed by community members who took part in live baking, cooking and smoothie-making demonstrations at […]
December 9, 2020

ADVICE FOR 2021 PLANNING: SWITCH THE SCRIPT

In addition to serving up holiday smoothies, DLE Breakfast Club regular Jon Katz likes to percolate motivating advice to fellow community members. […]
December 9, 2020

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NETWORKING HIS WAY TO A NEW JOB

2021 brings a new career adventure to multi-year DLE Retreat Alum David Bell, who has been promoted to a Chief of […]
December 9, 2020

DLE WELCOMES WINTER INTERN: EMMA BRAUN

Emma Braun, a senior at Syracuse University majoring in marketing and finance, with a minor in psychology, has joined DLE […]
December 9, 2020

HOT READS: DON’T LET POOR AUDIO MINIMIZE YOUR VIRTUAL PRESENCE

If you’re still working on your holiday wish list, think about adding audio gear and give your virtual presence a […]
December 9, 2020

KATE LAUZON: CHANNELING WELL-BEING FROM THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A NEW HOMEOWNER

DLE Retreat Alum and Breakfast Club regular Kate Lauzon started the year with two lofty goals—get a new job and […]
December 2, 2020

IT’S A HOLIDAY BAKING BONANZA AT DLE BREAKFAST CLUB

For the first time ever, the DLE will feature a live demonstration at our popular Breakfast Club program. On the […]
December 2, 2020

THANK YOU FOR SURVEY RESPONSES—AND THE WINNER IS

To the more than 40 DLE Community Members who took time to complete the Impact Survey conducted last month, a […]
December 2, 2020

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JUST CALL HER DR. MARY

On November 20, Mary Gallagher, an alum of the first DLE Retreat in 2008, added a new honorific to her name—doctor. […]
December 2, 2020

STARTING THE HOLIDAYS WITH A LIFE-CHANGING PROPOSAL

The setting was mid-town Manhattan. The time was Thanksgiving Eve. That’s where and when multi-year DLE Retreat Alum Charles Lerner dropped to […]
December 2, 2020

THE LOOK OF THANKSGIVING CHEER

At the Fair Lawn, NJ, home of DLE IT Leader Jackson Eng, Thanksgiving had a particularly colorful look. Ten-month-old Kyrie, son […]
December 2, 2020

DID YOU RECEIVE A PERFORMANCE REVIEW? LATEST DLE POLL

Have you had that big conversation with your boss? The DLE Poll wants to know if you will receive a […]
December 2, 2020

HELP THE DLE GET PERSONAL ON YOUTUBE

Fascinating research from Antarctica to Outer Space provides guidelines for defeating the doldrums of isolation in this New York Times article. […]
December 2, 2020

HOT READS: HOW TO DEFEAT THE MENTAL DOWNSIDE OF THE PANDEMIC

Fascinating research from Antarctica to Outer Space provides guidelines for defeating the doldrums of isolation in this New York Times article. […]
November 25, 2020

THANKSGIVING 2020: A TIME FOR UNIMAGINABLE GRATITUDE

Submitted by Linda Dulye, President/Founder, Dulye Leadership Experience Words fall short of conveying the gratitude that I have for our […]
November 25, 2020

MORE EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE FROM DLE LEADERS

The gratitude continues from members of the DLE Advisory Board, who share their appreciation to our uplifting community of members, […]
November 25, 2020

LIVE BAKING DEMONSTRATION AND HOLIDAY BREAKOUTS PERCOLATE AT DLE BREAKFAST CLUB

The DLE is rounding up favorite holiday recipes—whether a family tradition or culinary trailblazer—for a first edition DLE Holiday Cookbook. Click […]
November 25, 2020

HELP CREATE THE FIRST DLE HOLIDAY COOKBOOK

The DLE is rounding up favorite holiday recipes—whether a family tradition or culinary trailblazer—for a first edition DLE Holiday Cookbook. Click […]
November 25, 2020

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: COACHING ENTREPRENEURS TO PRESENT THEIR BEST

On Nov. 17, DLE Founder Linda Dulye spent several hours coaching members of the EforAll of Berkshire County’s fall cohort on ways to grab […]
November 25, 2020

POLL RESULTS SHOW ACTIVE GOAL SETTING

Career ownership is a priority for most respondents to the latest DLE poll. Here are final response tallies to the […]
November 25, 2020

JUST LAUNCHED: NEW POLL ASKS ABOUT PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Will you have received a performance review at work before the end of 2020? That’s the question posed by the […]
November 25, 2020

NEW ON DLE YOUTUBE: UNDERSTANDING ENERGY AND TIME MANAGEMENT

The latest addition to the DLE YouTube Learning Library features part one of the interactive DLE Culture Chat: Recharge Your Battery: […]
November 18, 2020

DLE LEADERS JOIN INAUGURAL BERKSHIRE STEM PROGRAM

Giving trees. Toy collections. Winter coat drives. All were mainstay ways to give back during the holidays. When Linda Dulye, DLE […]
November 18, 2020

‘TIS THE SEASON: FIND THE BEST WAY TO GIVE BACK AT DLE BREAKFAST CLUB

Giving trees. Toy collections. Winter coat drives. All were mainstay ways to give back during the holidays. But COVID-19 has […]
November 18, 2020

ANNOUNCING: DLE MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK FORUM

Submitted by Kelsey Ross, Leader of the DLE Marketing Committee and Social Media Pro, based in Chicago, IL This brand-new Facebook […]
November 18, 2020

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GROW IN 2021?

Submitted by Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL Thanks to the […]
November 18, 2020

ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: TIME TO GIVE THANKS

Submitted by Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL Thanks to the […]
November 18, 2020

HAVE YOU SET 2021 CAREER GOALS?

Are your 2021 career goals cemented? Started? What’s the status of your career goal planning for the new year? Sound […]
November 11, 2020

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM DLE VETERANS

With heightened appreciation on this special day of recognition, the DLE honors all who have given so much to preserve […]
November 11, 2020

START 2021 WITH MORE TIME IN YOUR SCHEDULE FOR YOUR WELL-BEING

What do you need to start doing or stop doing to achieve more efficiency in your daily schedule? Let time […]
November 11, 2020

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE DLE IN 2021? TAKE THE IMPACT SURVEY

Responses are coming in for the DLE Impact Survey, which was launched by the DLE Advisory Board last week to […]
November 11, 2020

HOISTING A JAVA TOAST TO THE DLE RETREAT

While the 13th annual DLE Retreat was among the scheduling casualties caused by the pandemic, attendees at the Nov. 6 […]
November 11, 2020

POLL RESULTS: STAYING CLOSE TO HOME FOR THANKSGIVING

It looks like it is home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Respondents to the DLE poll asking “Do you plan to […]
November 11, 2020

HOW’S YOUR 2021 GOAL SETTING GOING?

Are you future-focused on your career? As 2020 winds down, have you started your career goal planning for the new […]
November 11, 2020

CREATE CONNECTIONS AT YOUR NEXT VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

Public speaking is a skill that DLE community members regularly ask for coaching in. Going remote has made virtual presentations […]
November 4, 2020

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: THE DLE IMPACT

What a difference a year can make. In 2019, the DLE planned and hosted 14 programs to promote learning and […]
November 4, 2020

NOVEMBER BRINGS A BOUNTY OF PROGRAM OFFERINGS

   
November 4, 2020

DRAINED BY YOUR CALENDAR? ACCOMPLISH A LOT AT THE NEXT CULTURE CHAT

Find ways to overcome the drain of always being busy at the Nov. 13 Culture Chat, “Recharge Your Battery: Understand […]
November 4, 2020

HOT READS FOR CAREER OWNERSHIP

Overcome obstacles with concrete advice from these resources. SERENA WILLIAMS’ WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT Coaching advice often heard at DLE programs […]
November 4, 2020

HERE, THERE, ANYWHERE? POLL ASKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

Home or the highway? Do you have travel plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? Take a second to answer the […]
November 4, 2020

FRESH ON DLE YOUTUBE: INNER BIAS VIDEO

The latest addition to the DLE YouTube Learning Library examines “Virtual Slant: Has Going Remote Affected Your Inner Bias?” with […]
November 4, 2020

WHAT POLITICS TAUGHT ME: YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE—AND SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T PLEASE ANYONE

Submitted by Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL This summer it […]
October 28, 2020

CELEBRATING FIRST-TIME FEMALE HOMEOWNERS

As October’s recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month winds down, the DLE is recognizing an exciting, upward trend among […]
October 28, 2020

MEMBER COMMENTARY: THE PRIVILEGE OF VOTING

Submitted by Julia Kirst, Ph.D., DLE Community Member and Founder/President, Julia Kirst Intl., Pittsfield, MA Author’s Note: This article is an updated take […]
October 28, 2020

POLL RESULTS: NO SPECTATORS IN THIS GENERAL ELECTION

DLE community members are taking action to cast a ballot in the current General Election. Results of the latest 10-Second […]
October 28, 2020

MOBILE FOR THE HOLIDAY? TAKE THIS THANKSGIVING POLL

Home or the highway? Do you have travel plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? Take a second to answer the […]
October 28, 2020

HOT READS

YOU ACTUALLY CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT POLITICS We’re less than a week away from the General Election, and it’s […]
October 28, 2020

NEW CAREER RESOURCES ON DLE YOUTUBE: STORYTELLING VIDEO

Our raffle is still underway! Help us reach the goal of 100 subscribers to the DLE YouTube Channel, and stay up-to-date […]
October 28, 2020

PODCAST FEATURES SMALL BIZ ADVICE FROM DLE FOUNDER

Submitted by Advisory Board Member Jonathan Katz, DLE Breakfast Club Guest Moderator, Entrepreneur and Financial Analyst at Raymond James, Boston, MA I […]
October 21, 2020

INAUGURAL STEM PROGRAM AT BERKSHIRE INNOVATION CENTER HAS DLE CONNECTION

The Berkshire E-Talent Accelerator (BETA), an experimental STEM learning program, has launched this month at the Berkshire Innovation Center in Pittsfield, MA, […]
October 21, 2020

WHO’S DEVELOPING YOU? TAKE ACTION WITH DLE PROGRAMS

Thanks to the sustained underwriting of Dulye & Co., these DLE learning and networking programs are available at no cost. […]
October 21, 2020

HOT READS: COACHING FOR A CAREER PIVOT

If Lexi’s My DLE Story blog has you re-evaluating the zigs and zags in your own career path and carving new terrain, […]
October 21, 2020

WILL YOUR VOTE COUNT? TAKE OUR NEW POLL

Whether mail-in or in-person, are you casting a ballot in the upcoming General Election on Nov. 3? Take the new […]
October 21, 2020

NEW ON DLE YOUTUBE: TOXIC CULTURE UNPLUGGED

A rousing exchange of personal experiences and practical advice for taking on an organization’s toxic culture unfold in the latest […]
October 14, 2020

BLOG DEBUT: ANDREW DIAMOND ON THE DLE’S UNPARALLELED DIVERSITY

Note: Andrew attended the DLE Retreat during his senior year at Syracuse University. He currently works as Manager of Sports Partnership and […]
October 14, 2020

ALL TREATS, NO TRICKS AT DLE OCTOBER PROGRAMS

Treat yourself to the DLE’s expansive curriculum in upcoming October programs. Grow what and who you know by attending our […]
October 14, 2020

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DANIELLE SANDERS ALWAYS LEARNING AS SHE MOVES ON AND UP

DLE Community Member Danielle Sanders doesn’t shy away from change. She started her professional career as a mathematics subject expert at MRCC, a […]
October 14, 2020

POLL RESULTS: IDLE TIMES FOR BIZ TRAVEL

According to results of the latest DLE 10-Second Poll, the skies, rails and roads aren’t bustling with business travelers. When […]
October 14, 2020

ARE YOU VOTING IN THE GENERAL ELECTION? TAKE OUR NEW POLL

Whether by advance ballot or a polling place visit, do you plan to vote in the upcoming General Election on […]
October 14, 2020

WHAT POLITICS TAUGHT ME: YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE—AND SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T PLEASE ANYONE

Submitted by Ginger Kuenzel, DLE ’12, Speaker, Author, Editor, Translator, Corporate Consultant, Adirondacks Enthusiast, Hague, NY/ Englewood, FL With elections on […]
October 14, 2020

SURVIVING THE ‘ALWAYS ON’ FACTOR OF REMOTE WORK

Submitted by DLE Advisory Board Member Marcus Coleman, Financial Service Representative, Raymond James, Pittsfield, MA. Marcus regularly serves as moderator for DLE […]
October 7, 2020

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR OCTOBER AT THE DLE

   
October 7, 2020

BECOME A BETTER SPEAKER! PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT THE DLE

Since its founding in 2008, the DLE advocates showcasing its talented and diverse professional community at the helm of our […]
October 7, 2020

BREAKFAST CLUB REGISTRATION FOR OCTOBER

Back by popular demand is the Breakfast Club Rap & Rapport Roundtable on Oct. 9. This free-flowing, round robin-style format explores a […]
October 7, 2020

GOAL SETTING: RAISING THE BAR, PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY

Submitted by Kate Lauzon, Account Executive, Cross Insurance Agency, Pittsfield, MA 2020 has been a year of firsts for me: Graduating college, […]
October 7, 2020

PULL OUT YOUR FLANNELS AND TUNE INTO JESSE’S PLAYLIST

Submitted by DLE Advisory Board Member Jesse Noll, DLE ’16, ’18, ‘19, Manager, Integrated Planning & Custom Content & Experiences, Wavemaker, New […]
October 7, 2020

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: RACHEL GEFFNER CONTINUING TO LEARN AND GROW ON MANY FRONTS

Connections really do matter. For Rachel Geffner, they opened the door to the DLE. A work-out regular at JABS by Gina, she […]
October 7, 2020

HAS GOING REMOTE AFFECTED INNER BIAS?

That question is at the forefront of the Oct. 28th DLE Ownership Workshop. The dynamics of the virtual workplace on […]
October 7, 2020

UP, UP AND AWAY? LAST CALL FOR DLE POLL ON BIZ TRAVEL

Are you heading out on the road, rail or sky for biz travel? Answer the DLE 10-Second Poll that asks: […]
October 7, 2020

REFRESH AND RENEW ON DLE YOUTUBE

Your DLE membership gives you free access to premiere learning through podcasts and videos that build career ownership. By subscribing […]
October 7, 2020

FROM DLE BREAKFAST CLUB TO NATIONAL LAWFLIP SHOW

Last month’s energetic Breakfast Club speaker Lou Alexander—entrepreneur, sales exec and ex-NFL player—transports his topic, The Power of Curiosity, to the nationally-recognized LawFlip […]
  • Attending the Breakfast Club for the first time, I felt so willing to be a part of the shared experiences that everyone gave in a personal way about their professional lives. There is nothing like the DLE in Brazil. - Lucas Valois, Marketing Analyst, GMC IST
  • Presenting to the Dulye Leadership Experience was particularly enjoyable because the eagerness, authenticity and connectedness of the community was so palpable.  In my experience, finding such a high level of realness and mutual appreciation is a rare thing.  Bravo to DLE on creating a community that really feels like community." - Karden Rabin, Founder of the Stress School and Boundless
  • For those looking to jumpstart career and personal goals this fall, I highly recommend the Dulye Leadership Experience. Linda Dulye has been a great mentor for me and many others since the beginning of this program in 2008." - David Bell, Chief of Staff, Wipro Limited
  • That weekend in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts changed my life. Linda Dulye, as well as, the amazing people she assembled to create the Dulye Leadership Experience, help me find my passion. At the DLE I decided I wanted to become a financial advisor. Over the past two years, Linda and the DLE community have helped me achieved my goal. Now at the age of 24 years. I’m a fully licensed financial advisor studying for his CFA Level 1." - Marcus Coleman, Registered Client Service Associate, Raymond James
  • The DLE Gen Now will help you take your career to the next level, no matter which industry you are in, or how much experience you have. You will be inspired, challenged, and coached by a diverse network of professionals who can offer everything from leadership training to financial advice. You will leave the weekend motivated to prepared to be a better professional and person — and have a whole team of people in your corner, cheering you on and holding you accountable for years to come!" - Danielle Waugh, Investigative Reporter, WPEC
  • I don’t say this often, but the Dulye Leadership Experience was easily one of the most life-altering events to happen in my life. I knew I had the skills needed to be successful, but this weekend-long program was the catalyst for putting it all together and working in a way that allowed me to thrive in not only my professional life but my personal life as well. Over the course of a weekend, I learned how to sharpen my networking skills, be confident around others, learn to keep track of my finances, and how to collaborate and be a valued voice in the room." - Jesse Noll, Manager of Content & Experiences, Wavemaker
  • It never ceased to amaze me how the DLE has been a magnet for people all over the country; all of whom share a similar desire to build community, experience growth and give back." - Cam Besse, DLE Advisory Board Member, Account Executive, Berkshire Fairfield Insurance Agency
  • The openness and willingness of the DLE community to connect with new members, encourage them to do their best, and support them during these trying times has been invaluable.  In a world where we can mostly only connect with people virtually this year, I have never felt alone nor isolated thanks to the wonderful DLE community." - Kaled Rocha, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • As difficult as this year has been for so many of us, when we can take some time and find something good in our lives, it totally makes a world of difference.  Thank you for all the work you do!  I can say the DLE has been such a wonderful experience in my life this year - for that I am very thankful!" - Nicole Hall, Advanced ILS Technician, General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • I really look forward to the 10-second poll results in the HUB newsletter.  I believe it helps keep the pulse on what is happening with the DLE community and is a quick litmus test.  I like it so much, I have done it with my own organization.  I appreciate the help and only wish I had found DLE earlier in my career." - Nicole Ferry, Special Agent in Charge, CSX Police Department
  • For years, I've been blessed by the energy, community, and camaraderie of the DLE network.  While networking and learning opportunities have always been high quality, it's truly the people who make it such a special experience." - Dr. Andrea Lein, PHD, Clinical Psychologist, and DLE Retreat Faculty Member
  • I had tons of fun on the Breakfast Club zoom.  Hearing from such interesting people was fantastic and it sounds like the DLE experience has been transformative for many." - Tim Goggins, Associate Dean of Admissions at Blair Academy
  • My mission in life is to serve and pour inspiration and motivation into people daily.  The DLE provided a platform to share my story among entrepreneurs and professionals from all different backgrounds at the Breakfast Club." - Lou Alexander, CEO/Founder of BIG A88 JOGGER
  • The DLE is centered around the connections between interesting people and impactful conversations." - Nicole Hall, Advanced Integrated Logistics Support Technician, General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Linda Dulye is the real deal creating community and adding value to our lives as professionals.  If you could benefit from a safe space for mentoring which will help you troubleshoot and navigate the real world after college, join the DLE community." - Nayma Silver, Founder & Executive Director, Project Beauty Experience Inc.
  • When invited to speak at the DLE Breakfast Club, I was immediately excited when I learned that we would be meeting virtually at 7AM.  I am a firm believer that early birds get the worms and it was just that.  Everyone was attentive, curious and genuinely cared about my story and advice.  Many of the participants were still on the video call an hour after we finished the formal program just to ask questions and soak up knowledge.  What a wonderful community, experience and initiative to inspire our next generation of thinkers and entrepreneurs of all ages!  Much love and respect to Linda Dulye for curating such a safe, diverse and thoughtful space for the community. " - Derrell Smith, Former NFL Player, Owner of 99EATS, Creator of Amazeballs
  • Thank you so much for bringing me into your wonderful community.  It was such a pleasure to be there and see what an amazing group you've cultivated.   Whenever I chat or speak, it is always centered around fitness, and it was such a change-up for me to be able to talk about risk-taking in business!" - Gina DiNapoli, Founder/Owner, JABS by Gina
  • I look forward to Friday Mornings with the DLE Breakfast Club.  I love waking up, making a coffee and tuning into a new topic that I can learn and grow form.  The sense of community, even virtually, is what keeps me coming back for more." - Beth Gilbert, Youth Case Manager, 18 Degrees