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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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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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Resilient Leaders Forget Busy; Become Purposeful

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 06, 2019

“Fully 90% of managers squander their time in ineffective activities.” That’s the result of a 10-year research project studying the behavior of busy manages in nearly a dozen companies including Sony and Lufthansa. The researchers, Dr. Heike Bruch and Dr. Sumantra Ghoshal, term this “active non-action”. 

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Five Secrets to Creative Adaptability

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 15, 2019

In the face of continuing economic challenges, a roller coaster marketplace, Congressional stalemates, and unrelenting change, leaders in every part of an organization must develop a capacity for resiliency. A cornerstone of resiliency is adaptability. Mind you, this is not the ordinary find-another-answer but rather find MANY answers. 

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Resilience at Work Equals Great Cultures

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, November 02, 2018

Hyper-speed and hypertension. Connectivity 24/7. Disruption upon disruption. Technology that overturns the latest and the greatest. The list is endless as workers at all levels face an array of demands.  According to my colleague, Bill Jensen, 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years which means workers at all levels will face a rethinking and retooling of what “work” really means.  

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The Leadership Killer

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

My good friend and colleague, Bill Treasurer, is launching his new book with co-author John Havlik today! 

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Guest Post: Three Ways Leaders Develop Resiliency – In Your Team or Your Children

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 27, 2018

Resiliency is not a one-time skill to be pulled out in times of crisis. Many of you know I coined the word presilience ™ for preemptive resilience. In short, resilience is a life skill that can and must be developed and nurtured beginning with our children. I asked colleagues Karin Hurt and David Dye, owners of Let’s Grow Leaders, to write how lessons with children can be applied to adults. They have also created a wonderful resiliency book for children. Consider getting it if you have youngsters in your life. 

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Five MORE Tips to Unleash Learning Potential AND Expansion

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 13, 2018

Perhaps you remember this modern-day hero: In 2009, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger made a water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River off Manhattan after the plane was disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese immediately after takeoff; all 155 people aboard survived. The survival of all people was remarkable in aviation history.  

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A Critical Workplace Skill Is Soft—which makes it HARD!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, June 25, 2018

A recently released McKinsey Global Institute paper looked at 25 core workplace skills today and in the future for the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. 

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