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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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Three Dynamite Ways to Blow Up Employee Relationships

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 01, 2016

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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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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Sprinkles: The Generator of Customer Surprise and Employee Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I live on the shoreline of a large lake! And, while the likelihood of tornadoes where I live is not as high as Kansas or Oklahoma, we do get our share of wicked twisters. Early one Sunday morning I was awakened but the sound of the proverbial freight train. Looking out the bedroom window I watched a tornado running along the shoreline on the opposite side of the lake destroying everything in its path. Fortunately, my house was not in its path. Then, the power went out. After a day without power, I was glad I had bought a gasoline-powered generator three years earlier. 

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Five Steps for Turning the Tables on the Boss and Turning the Light on You!

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, October 17, 2014

Co-Authored by Beverly Kaye & Eileen McDargh

National Boss’s Day is October 16th, an international holiday established in 1958 by a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company. Traditionally a day for employees to thank their boss for being kind and fair throughout the year, it was originally conceived as an effort to improve the relationship between employees and their supervisors.  

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Retirement card messages offer clues of great leadership.

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, October 17, 2014

 

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Hey Leaders! Forget motivation. Go for inspiration.

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, October 11, 2014
Spirituality & Health Magazine 

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