Sometimes, you just want a quick read to pass along!
Quick content. Thought-provoking ideas. Simple truths.
Here’s what Eileen says,
“Since the time I was 4 years old, a library card was held in one grubby little hand and a pencil in the other. When it came to writing, my twin brother and I would pen sagas on toilet paper and leave it for the other to find the next time in the bathroom! My writing has never stopped. I hope you enjoy.”
This is a selection of articles organized by topic. You are welcome to read, download or reprint any of them. Just one request: Please give copyright and byline credit at the end of each article and a live link to this website.
Index Of Articles By Eileen McDargh:
Servant Leadership Flies High from the Cockpit On United 757 – Learn the three lessons of servant leadership taught by a pilot as experienced by Eileen McDargh on a United 757 flight.
Resilient Leaders Learn from Everyone—including DOLPHINS!—Eileen and her granddaughter Siena visited the Dolphin Research Center in Florida. Learn what Eileen discovered about the the corollary between engagement for high performance in order to create a resilient organizational life and engagement and high performance in the watery world of the dolphin.
The Power of Welcome Home—Learn how the power of “welcome home” can engage employees and make a difference in the bottom line.
Human Work Makes For Happy Workers—Eileen McDargh discovers what makes the difference in the lives of workers that keeps them happy or makes them miserable!
Five Sure-Fire Ways to Drive Good Employees Away—Learn and avoid the top five actions that pull the plug on employee energy.
Ideas For Employee Retention—Learn the keys to retaining top employees and keeping them happier and more productive.
Job Talk—The Heart Of Productivity—Communication is the heart of job productivity. This article outlines the steps you need to take an internal audit to improve communication and productivity and boost employee retention.
Retaining Employees and Customers Is A Family Affair—Nurture your employees as though they were family and use that family connection to hire and retain employees.
The Newest Case For Human Capital—Find ways to have extended, meaningful interactions which allow people to voice concerns, feelings, opinion, ideas, and questions.
Uncovering Soul In The Workplace—The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported “soul is in”. In a headline calling it “the buzzword of the ’90s” a front-page story reported that some 322 citations for the word appear in the current edition of Books in Print.
Winning The Talent War In Turbulent Times—Jettisoning employees in financial tough times can very well result in losing industrious producers, top talent, longtime workers, and top managers.
In Praise Of Failure—Eileen McDargh shares the wisdom that can and should be learned by our failures. Learn to see beyond the obvious to create something stronger and more durable.
Don’t Shrink—RETHINK!—Creative brainstorming for keeping afloat during difficult times. Eileen offers some alternatives to economic turbulence rather than the knee jerk reaction of cutting costs and laying off employees.
Trust Withheld; Micromanagement Unveiled—Micromanagement and lack of trust are cries often heard in today’s business arena. Learn about the unexpected gifts that come with taking the risk of trust.
FROM THE COCKPIT: Lessons In Leading Through Crisis—Practical lessons for handling the fear and resultant anxiety which comes with unexpected and unwanted change.
In Tough Times-Silence Is NOT Golden—Now more than ever, managers at all levels of an organization need to do that which separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom: TALK!
Leaders With ESP For Tough Times by Beverly Kaye and Eileen McDargh—Published in the ASTD Journal June 2009. This document will open up in Adobe Acrobat.
Tough Times Demand Resilient Leaders—Daily news shows detail the difficulties that corporate leaders face. Resiliency has never been more vital for leadership than it is today. Eileen uses the acronym “Hope” to teach leadership key strengths.
Workout Wisdom For The Workplace—Eileen shares seven lessons from working out at the gym for leading self and others for performance improvement.
Five Leadership Lessons Learned In A Canoe—During her fourth yearly trip to canoe int he Boundary Waters Eileen McDargh five life and leadership lessons she learned during her trip.
Baton Leadership Lessons From LA Philharmonic Conductor Dudamel—Maestro Gustavo Dudamel is a much loved orchestra conductor who has some outstanding leadership skills to share.
From the World’s Highest Mountains-Lessons for Leaders—What Eileen McDargh learned from expedition through two remote provinces of the Indian Himalayas.
Top Five Mistakes Leaders Make in These Troubled Times—Common mistakes that leaders make during difficult times and alternative ideas from Eileen McDargh.
Lessons in Leadership: What NOT to do from a Canoe!—Learn what not to do if you’re a leader from a recent canoe trip that Eileen took with her husband, Bill.
A Halloween Treat Does The Trick For Hilton and Me!—How to make lemonade from a lemon. Leadership lessons on dealing with unexpected adverse conditions.
Are You A Green Thumb Leader—Eileen uses a garden as a metaphor to teach us how we must be aware of how the cycles of business affect our leaders and how they can use those cycles to benefit their employees and the bottom line.
Wanted: A Dictionary-Perfect Leader—Learn more about leaders and leadership with the help of the American Heritage Dictionary!
Resiliency And Innovation Go Hand In Hand—A cornerstone of resiliency is adaptability: the skill of finding multiple solutions to an event, challenge, or opportunity. The emphasis is on the word “multiple”. The more options one can create, the greater is one’s resiliency quotient.
Resiliency: A Radical Redefining for Turbulent Times—Learn what resiliency means and how you can not just survive but thrive through it!
Seasonal Stress Stretches Resiliency—Eileen shares the unbelievable stresses of her holidays along with the joy of the holiday season and offers some constructive advice on how to get through it.
Reclaiming Resiliency (article opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader) – Show patience, not panic, and survive. Published in Sales and Service Excellence Magazine.
Plain Talk For Painful Times—Much has been written about September 11, 2001. But more needs to be said. Let us examine how we got to this place in time and what we can learn from the experience so that this kind of horrific attack can be prevented in the future.
Reclaiming Our Resilient Spirit—Battered and bruised by tragedy and financial difficulties our spirits need refreshing. Using the acronym “Resilience” Eileen will guide you to reclaiming your Resilient Spirit.
Today’s Economy DEMANDS A Critical Skill: Optimism—Although there is much to fear right now there is always hope. Allow Eileen McDargh to teach you learned optimism.
Intelligent Optimism Wins In Today’s World—Learn to be more optimistic despite the constant bombardment of negative news and the erosion of our culture.
Taming The Technostress—How to manage the constant and pervasive stress of technology and information overload. Manage your energy and not your time.
When Your Get Up & Go Just Got Up And Went!: Five Tips to Refresh and Renew Yourself in the New Year—Eileen McDargh shares what you should do when the new year feels like nothing more than a new calendar in which to write down pages of non-stop activities, deadlines and commitments.
Be Here Now—We’re overloaded, overworked and over stimulated. Join Eileen as she discusses the four truths about time and offers some tips for staying sane and staying present despite our overwhelming schedules.
Brainpower For The Overwhelmed—Another great article about our overwhelming schedules, information overload and constant, unrelenting stress. Eileen discuss how we got to where we are and gives meaningful tips to help us relieve stress and get in control.
Play! The Sanity Saver For Tough Times—The opposite of work is not play. It’s depression. Learn why play is critical in order to save your sanity and your work!
Forget Spring HOUSE Cleaning. Clean Your Life!—Using the metaphor of “spring cleaning” Eileen McDargh guides you through the process of cleaning your life.
The Craft of Choosing Well-The Ultimate Success—From our careers to our lifestyles, from our life partners to our life’s legacy, we have a vast array of possibilities facing us. Our ability to think clearly, to make wise choices in our life has everything to do with creating a world of our own choosing-the ultimate success.
Sixth Century Wisdom For 21st Century Changemasters—Learn work/life balance lessons from the citizens of the sixth century!
Getting In Control—Advice from an expert in work/life balance uses the acronym C.O.N.T.R.O.L. to help you get some balance in your life.
The Art of Balancing An Unequal Life—How does one swim with the sharks, squeeze the margins of an angst-filled financial world, and still lead a life of wholeness in spirit, mind and body?
Work Is A Four-Letter Word—Consider turning your “job” into “work” and improve your career, your outlook and your life!
Retreat To Advance Into A New Decade—Learn how taking a retreat can help you advance by following the five-step process developed by Eileen McDargh.
Run Your Own Race—At Your Own Pace—Don’t let other set the pace for your life. Honor your abilities and your goals in order to get ahead in life and in business.
Patience Not Panic: Survive and Thrive Through Economic Turbulence—We’ve been through an economic roller coaster over the past few years. Let Eileen help you survive and thrive by applying a bit of patience and logic to this ever changing situation.
Tips for Relighting After Burnout: Energizing Self and Others—Eileen discusses our current stressful political and economic situations, provides a list of burnout symptoms and then offers help on how you can regain control. A must read for those who are overwhelmed.
Shut Up, Put Up, and Get Some Quiet Back—Jump off the merry-go-round of 24 hour accessibility to get in touch with yourself and the people you love.
Work/Life Balance For The Business Traveler—Stay connected to the critical areas of your life while traveling for business. Expect the unexpected and enjoy the outcome!
Five Steps for Turning the Tables on the Boss and Turning the Light on You!—Build a better relationship with your boss by showing appreciation for everything he or she does.