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Dump The Dictionary and Learn The True Meaning Of Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 15, 2018

Resilience is a way of walking though life. As I explored the wisdom we all get in hindsight, I realized that there is another word we might use: PREsilience (preventive resilience). These are skills and actions that can be cultivated, developed, and taken BEFORE necessity strikes. It is about being pro-active and prepared. If not prepared and proactive, your head will resonate with after-the-fact "if onlys."

In short, human resiliency is far deeper and more all encompassing than how the dictionary defines "resilience."

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 11: Is there such a thing as a humor “no-no”?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 08, 2018

We have all been in situations when someone says something that they believe is funny, and we consider it everything from ill-advised to downright offensive. Join Karyn as she helps us know when humor might get the “BEAST” of us.  

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 10: Humor and Disasters - How to develop a Humor Muscle.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 01, 2018

What fires together, wires together. That’s the neurological explanation for creating new brain patterns. And humor is a pattern that can be practiced and honed into a resource to be used every day in both times of challenge as well as opportunity.  

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 9: Humor and Disasters - Help or Hindrance?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 25, 2017

Join me as I ask my colleague in The Resiliency Group, Karyn Buxman, if it is fact or fiction that humor can help us when faced with sudden, horrid disasters? Certainly, the devastating hurricanes that slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico test everyone’s resiliency. This was followed by the largest firestorm in the history of California that killed 51 people and destroyed over 8,000 structures, leveling the City of Santa Rosa. Let’s see what she says. 

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Surviving Long Hours and the Night Shift

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 18, 2017

Courtesy of our friends at Bradley University via Online Degrees we have an article and infographic about nurses working the late shift.  There is nothing more important than nurses learning how to be more resilient and helping them to focus on self care.  Anyone who works the night shift can benefit from this.  Read below: 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 8: How to reduce butt kicks.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 11, 2017

As a consultant to organizations that range from NASA to UPS, author and master trainer, Bill Treasurer offers an interesting perspective on why leaders might actually WANT to experience some "kicks in the butt". At the same time, Bill contends there are steps to minimize the number and severity of such "kicks". His newest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, is garnering great attention and, if you've watched the previous four interviews, you will know why! 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 7: Holy Shift - the value of negative experiences.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 04, 2017

In my book, Your Resiliency GPS, I write about PTSG (Post Traumatic Stress Growth). Bill Treasurer, author of Courage Goes To Work, joins me for a look at the benefits leaders can experience if they know how to respond to the "Holy Shift." 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 6: Act III Leadership.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 27, 2017

Every leader will encounter different career hardships at different times. Join me in this third interview with Bill Treasurer, founder of Giant Leap Consulting. You'll hear Bill talk about how retirement "seems" the only option. 

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Gratitude Is Not A Platitude

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gracias… Danke… Merci… Tack… Grazi... Obrigado… Arigatou and any other language you can imagine. In fact, there are ten different ways to say “thank you” in Japanese depending upon the context.  

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Simple Can Often Be Hard

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 20, 2017

There’s a wonderful Stephen Sondheim song, Anyone Can Whistle. It’s the title song from a musical of the same name. The words talk about how the singer can do difficult things—like read Greek, dance the tango, and slay a dragon. However, what is so simple for others is really hard for her: like whistling.The singer has to admit she needs help.  

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