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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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Guest Post: 3 Ways to Maximize Your Resilience and Be an Extraordinary Leader

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 28, 2018

Dear readers—I love it when long-time colleagues continue their personal journey toward excellence and serving clients. Cher Holton is just such a colleague. I think you will find value not only in her article, but also in her newest book. 

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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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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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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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Guest Post - Leadership Sunshine and Shadows

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 16, 2017

There’s been a lot written about “strength-based” development approaches in recent years. You’re better off building on your natural strengths and talents, research suggests, than trying to improve your weaknesses. The usefulness of the strength-based approach explains its popularity. It makes good sense: put yourself in situations where your gifts and talents can be put to good use, and you’ll increase the likelihood of being successful. As the great motivational theorist Abraham Maslow said, “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” 

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Leaders... Don't Make These Mistakes

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, September 05, 2016

Leadership means different things to different people and different things in different situations.  Leadership is not an exact science but there are some things all leaders doing and some things they should avoid. During the best and worst of times leaders should avoid these five mistakes. 

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