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Seattle University Wins A Student-Maybe

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, May 29, 2014

The school that will be the most resilient is the one that stands out. Ah, but Seattle University did something that warmed the cockles of ALL of our hearts. With her acceptance letter came a handwritten note from an admissions officer. The officer wrote to Alicia about what was particularly compelling in the essay she had to write with the submission. Talk about personalized attention.

And it did not stop there. Last week, Alicia received a poster from the university with one of her sentences printed ON THE POSTER!!!!! Does Alicia feel wanted? Cared about? Listened to? You bet. In the age of twitter characters and emoticons, this human touch is a wonderful differentiator.

Yes, it will finally comedown to the financial packages offered by the six schools, but for now--Seattle has risen to the top of Alicia's short list. How can we apply this in our businesses... with our potential and current customers or client. Something to think about.  

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Balance? Who Holds Your Hand

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I am holding the hand of Max, my 16 year-old neighbor, a sweet surfer young man and academic scholar (not mutually exclusive). He gave me the excellent advice on how to buy and use a GoPro camera for my March Baja whale adventure. 

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Synergy Strikes. Kare Anderson Leaves Me Smiling!

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Kare Anderson, 

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Were "Soft Skills" Needed for NY Times editor Abramson?

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, May 16, 2014
USA TODAY  

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Intelligent Optimism Wins In Today’s World

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, February 13, 2014

 

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Taming The Technostress

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, February 08, 2014

Last week, my big desktop PC crashed, my laptop got the “blue screen: of death”. The refrigerator croaked, and the toaster oven went the heaven.My I-phone decided to stop receiving e-mail and the dashboard in my car kept erroneously sending warning messages. 

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Are You A Green Thumb Leader?

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, January 11, 2014

 

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7 Sure Fire Ways to Generate Trust as a Leader

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, January 03, 2014
a must! 

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FROM THE COCKPIT: Lessons in Leading Through Crisis

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, November 08, 2013

 

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Don’t Shrink—RETHINK!

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, October 18, 2013

 

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