The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Disaster Recovery for Resiliency

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Monday, September 11, 2017
Featured Image

As I write this, Hurricane Irma is chewing up the ocean on a relentless track toward Florida, having devastated most of Barbuda, crashed into the Leeward Islands, engulfed Puerto Rico, and who knows what will happen with Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The eastern seaboard of the US is holding its breath.

Irma is this 9000 pound-gorilla that follows her torrential rain brother Harvey which engulfed Texas and parts of Louisiana. And as of last night, a raging fire in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon had consumed some 33,000 acres, my son-in-law is a fire captain on the crew, and my daughter and granddaughter have evacuated. Across the street, my neighbor received an out-of-the-blue notice that her brother-in-law who was recovering from knee surgery had gone into cardiac arrest and was on life support. (He died early this morning.)

All it takes are videos and photos to put our hearts in the same place as those who are experiencing disaster first-hand. The question is: how much can the human system take? How do we respond to others? How do we help ourselves? What can we learn from each event that can help with “the next time”… because there will always be some form of “next time”.


Read the rest of the article here.

Share This Post

Like this post? Please share it!

< Back to All Posts


Eileen McDargh Keynote Speaker Blog Author

About Eileen!

Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

View all posts by Eileen

Subscribe to My Blog!

Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts




Adventure Girls St. Patrick's Day Sheryl Sandberg John Havlik Humor More Fun at Work Intentions Social Media stuck Jewish Leadership Skills Deloitte creativity love Laughter Education resiliency Animals Sales Engaged Workers Radical Resiliency Charity preresilience Siblings Empathy Thanksgiving Hurricane Harvey Loss earthquakes Postive Work Environment Bill Treasurer Office Celebrations Trust Vacation Change resilient organizations goals Boston Marathon Branding Relationships Divorce Talk Ain't Cheap Book Guns conscience Learned Optimism customer service Henry VIII Emotional Intelligence Vegan Gifts From The Mountain Kindness Speaking Memorial Day Feedback Content Generation Twas The Night Before Christmas Happiness New Year resolutions Suddenly Single Seder Eve Interview Honoring Veterans Married Meetings Humanity Communication Leaders Open Doors Book Positive Brain Repatterning Back To School Employee Attitude Walk For Hunger U.S.A.A. holidays Exercise Your Resiliency GPS Women Marriage Reshaping the Brain Yoga e-mail Alzheimer's women in leadership work life balance Strangers The Last Jedi teams Option B Napping Sleeping Christmas Adaptability Politics Persuasion WASP Fun Work Environment Idea Tornadoes in Texas Writing Listening John Blumberg ecology Energizing Others Labor Day Superbowl USAA civil discourse Dogs servant leadership Corporate Culture Optimism resilient leaders Burnout Bullying Disrupt coaching Aging Climate Change Book Reviews Depression Survive Energy Building Resilience employee retention Patriots Ecotourism Soft Skills Adam Grant Hurricane Irma Children gratitude Voting Stress cancer Nursing Mother's Day Road Trip resilience employees LGBTQ Environtment Multi-tasking Sexual Harassment Mark Scharenbroich Career Advice Motivating Others Arlington Cemetary Faith Spelling Bee Sustainability Travel angels Disruption Energizing Family Networking Diversity waiting Technology