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To Survive and Thrive in 2020 - Find Inflection Points

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 13, 2020

Andy Gove, in his landmark book Only The Paranoid Survive, stated “a strategic inflection point is a time in the life of a business when the fundamentals are about to change.”  This is precisely my mantra in exploring what helps an organization be resilient and forward moving versus a potential dinosaur. Think Kodak, Blockbuster, and video tapes. Change was there but the willingness to pay attention was not.  

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From the World’s Highest Mountains-Lessons for Leaders

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 16, 2019

One of Carl Jung’s favorite words was “synchronicity”, that unexplainable convergence of unplanned events which offer insights and opportunities. When I agreed to join a trekking expedition through two remote provinces of the Indian Himalayas, I had no way of knowing that this adventure would coincide with the publication of my book, Gifts from the Mountain-Simple Truths for Life’s Complexities. Ah, synchronicity! 

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Bad Examples Are Great Teachers

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 18, 2019

Positive role models are always touted. But I believe, we can learn just as much—if not more—from negative examples. What do we NOT want to do? How do we NOT want to behave? These lessons are often more powerful and easier to grasp.  

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Top Two Critical Workplace Skills Needed in 2020

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 11, 2019

The Institute for the Future teamed up with the University of Phoenix Research Institute to pinpoint critical skills essential to thrive in 2020. Here are the top two: Sense-Making and Social Intelligence. 

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Guest Post: Excerpt Of The Intelligent Leader

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

My colleague, John Mattone, has graciously allowed us to offer an excerpt of his new book The Intelligent Leader: Unlocking The Secrets To Leading Others And Leaving Your Legacy.  Resilient organizations must have excellent leaders who find and keep outstanding employees.  John shares what it takes to unlock leadership talent. 

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Three Dynamite Ways to Blow Up Employee Relationships

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, October 03, 2019

A sustainable, resilient organization needs employees who will hang in through changing times and put their talent and heart into the job.  Sadly, I’ve seen too many relationships disintegrate because of the actions of a manager. Worse—this isn’t rocket science but rather manager behavior that borders on everything from arrogance to just plain carelessness.  See how you would rate: 

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Five Tips For Holding Business And Yourself Together

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 19, 2019

Anyone in the audience when I have given my presentation, “Radical Resilience”, knows that I believe action is the antidote for anxiety. Sitting and stewing, muttering and watching storm clouds, or pacing back and forth does nothing. When we begin to take control over even the smallest part of our life, we begin to gain a sense of forward momentum. 

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Lessons from the Stars

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 05, 2019

One summer, we spent nine days of backpacking in the Pioneer Basin region of the Southern California High Sierras. The 12,000 foot Mono Pass assured us that we were well tucked behind granite peaks and away from the ambient light of the LA Basin. 

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The Lessons of Hindsight for Ownership and Commitment

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, July 08, 2019

Many years ago, I was asked to chair the annual conference for 2000 of my peers…a four-day conference no less. Trust me, there’s tons of bad karma if you screw up. And a volunteer role no less. 

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Three Ways to Develop Ownership

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, June 03, 2019

Joe Tye, a member of The Resiliency Group and CEO of his firm Values Coach Inc., hits the nail on the head when he states that ownership can’t be mandated. Instead, it’s the result of creating a culture that is “heartwired and not hardwired”. 

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