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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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The Success of Failure

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 17, 2015

I am writing this post in advance because when it comes out, my husband and I will be on The Star Flyer, taking a bucket trip around the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain. 

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Mixing Pot of Leadership Perspective Equals Insight

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 20, 2015

What do you get if you blend speakers like executive coach Marshall Goldsmith with employee engagement/career guru Beverly Kaye? Throw in a mix of graffiti artist/keynoter Eric Wahl and Vivienne Harr, an 11 year-old activist named among the "50 Most Influential Philanthropists in America." Color the conference with the diversity courage demonstrated by Deb Dagit and her fierce determination for inclusion of all people. Add the courage of educator Eric Gruwell who brought autobiographical writing to inner city teens. 

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