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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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Leaders can build resiliency in others

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, July 25, 2016

Leaders are responsible to lead themselves and others while doing the often over-whelming job of managing a business.  The only certainty about business is that change is inevitable and leaders need to step up and teach their employees resiliency skills.  A few ways they might do this include: 

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John Mattone Interviews Eileen McDargh

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, June 24, 2016

Eileen was interviewed by John Mattone for the Expert Interview Series on the importance of resiliency in leaders.  John Mattone is a powerfully engaging, internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and top-ranked executive coach. Since 2015, the research organization, Globalgurus.org, has ranked John Mattone as one of the world’s top leadership authorities and speakers. In 2015, John Mattone’s Intelligent Leadership, along with Tony Robbins’ Creating Lasting Change and John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership were named the three Top Advanced Leadership Development Programs that Change Lives.  John asked Eileen a few questions about the role resiliency plays in thriving organizations.  You can read the entire interview here!  

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How to Find a True Leader

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 16, 2016

Look on Amazon.com and you will discover over 304,000 titles with the word “leadership” or “leader”.  Can there really be that much that is different in all of them?  Perhaps some of us are just slow learners? Or, as is often the case, perhaps we need to read/hear something many times in a different format before it finally sinks in?  

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Five Leadership Lessons from the Garden

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 02, 2016

The flowers that are in full bloom are wonderful. The weeds that have taken over one corner are terrible. To get my garden in world class condition and ready for the competitive eye of my neighbor is exactly what every leader must do: seed, feed, and weed.  

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Beware of Being Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, March 28, 2016

Resilient organizations headed by resilient managers don’t just look at cutting costs for survival. Rather, they look at what the TRUE cost of such cuts will be.  

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Resilient Leadership : What's Love got to Do With It?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 15, 2016

Here's an interesting confluence: Valentine's Day was Sunday.  Monday was President's Day. This fascinating juxtaposition offers the secret to how great leaders sustain performance, keep talent, and thrive in the face of challenge: love.  

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A Bad Workplace Experience Is Never Forgotten

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 30, 2015

I was once an employee who quit and stayed.  As I tell my story, listen to manager behaviors. What would you have done as an employee? Then ask yourself: Could this be the way I behave as a leader? 

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Guest Post: Resilient Employee Engagement Begins with On-boarding!

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The day always comes. The one you don't want. When your great team member leaves for 'greener' pastures. 

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