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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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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 5: The benefits when a leader surrenders.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 13, 2017

Renowned leadership expert, Jim Kouzes, calls Bill Treasurer's newest book "one of the most unique and value books you will read all year." In this second interview, join me as I ask the founder of Giant Leap Consulting about a concept in his book A Leadership Kick in the Ass. This concept revolves around the courage it takes for a leaders to surrender! 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 4: How to find blind spots in your leadership.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 06, 2017

Bill Treasurer is the author of A Leadership Kick in the Ass and a consultant for over 20 years to firms that want to grow courageous leadership. In this series, join me as I talk with Bill about how to help leaders who are oblivious to the negative effects of their own behavior. 

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What happens when you move from Bud to Boss?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, September 25, 2017

Resilient managers know that growing through challenges as well as opportunities is a great career move. However, when one moves from the rank and file into the echelon called “boss”, strange things can happen to the relationships with people who were once on your peer level.  

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Resilient Employees Start with Right Recruiting

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 07, 2017

My mother always said, “To end well, you must begin well.” Of course, she was talking about how you separated clothes for the washing machine or how you chose vegetables at the market. But it’s also true when it comes to creating a resilient, sustainable workforce.The questions you ask in the recruiting phase will help both you and a potential employee determine if you have the right fit for your organization. 

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Radical Resiliency Meets Radical Hope

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, July 31, 2017

Radical Resiliency is the term I coined to redefine “resiliency” as something that–for humans–is far different from the notion of “bouncing back”. Rather, it is the ability to grow through challenge or opportunity. Radical resiliency also requires an element of intelligent optimism—not the pie-in-the-sky-cock-eyed version but rather a reframing of possibilities.  

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Three-Letter Leaders Create Clarity

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 10, 2017

In the age of 146 character tweets and 12-minute Ted talks, much can be gained by considering what three-letter titles can do to clarify roles and responsibilities. Everyone knows a CEO is the Chief Executive Officer, the COO is the Chief Operating Officer, and the CFO monitors profit and loss while the CTO concerns herself with technology. Let’s not forget the CIO who oversees information flow both externally and internally. 

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Resiliency Lessons from Super Bowl 2017

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 27, 2017

By the time you read this, the Super Bowl is over. The ads are a distant memory. And Tom Brady is forever installed as the greatest quarterback in history. However, we would miss great resiliency lessons if we did not stop and take this event off the gridiron and put it straight into our professional and personal lives. You don’t need to throw a killer pass to create positive movement down the field of work and life. 

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Resiliency Routed by Routine

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 23, 2017

A cornerstone of resiliency rests in the ability to be adaptable, to respond in multiple ways to any given circumstance. Alas, easy to say harder to do because of routine. Consider the fate of Howard Johnson’s restaurants.  At one point in time, the orange tile roof eatery could be found across all major highways and turnpikes throughout U.S. It made more money than McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC combined. In fact, it was second only to the U.S. Army as the largest purveyor of food. 

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