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Resiliency Resides in Words

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 12, 2016

As we prepare to close off a year that has seen more anxiety, hate speech, anger, and divisive behavior than ever before, it is a good time now to review the WORDS we use as a way of bringing us back to calm and center. 

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The Gift of the Magi - Retold for Today

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 05, 2016

On Dec 10, 1905, O’Henry’s famous short story, The Gift of the Magi, appeared in the New York Sunday World. The summary of this classic tale is of a young couple of limited means. Jim’s most prized possession is a pocket watch that belonged to his grandfather and father.  Della treasures her long hair that fell to her knees. 

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Top Secret Weapon for Creating Connections

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 10, 2016

Let me pose this riddle: What can curve at the corners, droop in lopsided fashion, stretch to great extremes, crunch noses into cherries, crinkle eyes into almonds and turn rain into sunshine? What responds when your heart is breaking, when Irish eyes are doing it, when you want the whole world to join you? Here are some further clues: On Mona Lisa, it's lacquered; for politicians it is often plastered. Howdy Doody puppeted it.Emmett Kelly sobbed it.  

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High Sierra Pause; Insights for Tough Times

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 08, 2016

Just returned from a week above 10,500 feet: sleeping under the stars and clouds, battling mosquitoes and temps down to 25 degrees at night, plus gorgeous vistas and wildflowers.  

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3 Things We Hear With Our Third Ear

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 25, 2016

Come meet my friend, Achim Nowak. We shared many a lunch at Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco. I asked him to share a thought about deep listening as a way to become more adaptable. After all, that is a critical resiliency skill. We need to hear more than just words. I hope you enjoy!
 

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Shut Up, Put Up, and Get Some Quiet Back

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, April 10, 2014

 

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Interpersonal Skills Lacking in Newly Hired Executives

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, May 13, 2011

Seventy-five percent of newly hired executives report having trouble with interpersonal skills, according to a new study released by the Institute for Executive Development and Alexcel. In short, while strong technical expertise and prior management experience might have gotten them the job, after two years in the position, they were underperforming and 27 percent of the hires had left the organization. What a waste!   

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A Missing Communication Skill...Active Listening

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, April 02, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_listening 

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Communication?

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, March 03, 2011

 

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Meaningful Talk Makes People Happier

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, March 26, 2010

The March issue of Psychological Science reported a study that found the happiest participants had twice as many substantive conversations and one-third as much small talk as the unhappiest. 

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