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Is It Too late For California To Be Resilient?

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Denial is NOT a river in Egypt. It is a precursor to potential events that can force an individual (or the state with the greatest population) into crisis mode. I’ve seen it in businesses: Remember the glory days of Howard Johnson?  Kodak?  I have seen it in individuals: My heavy-smoker friend who died of lung cancer.  The homeowner who rebuilt her house for the 21st time in the exact location where 20 storms of previous years had destroy it. 

And now— it is happening in my own state of California. Here was today’s front page news: Makes me want to slap my forehead and say “duh!”  All of us, including government officials) need to practice PRESILIENCE — preventive resilience. Think of this like preventive maintenance.  Reality of our situation is not a fantasy of “maybe” but rather “when”.  

We must take action today and not when it’s too late. Multiple options, actions, scenario planning, and mandatory conservation are needed NOW in my state.  Heck, my house guests follow our “toilet rule” when it comes to flushing. We ask that showers be limited to four minutes. We ask that water not be left running while teeth are being brushed. And yes, we did take up our grass and replace it with artificial turf. Same thing happens in our lives.  You KNOW what you are ignoring. What presilience plans do you need to make today so you’ll be ready tomorrow?

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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.

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