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Resilient Workers are Engaged Workers

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, March 05, 2018

The front cover of FORTUNE February 2018 blared this headline: “You’re Hired. Companies are fighting for Talent”.  

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Vacation for your Vocation!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, June 12, 2017

When was the last time you REALLY took a vacation? A real vacation and not just two days? When was the last time you unplugged from the digital world, spent time doing what you wanted to do, enjoying family and friends and perhaps having an adventure other than trying to locate a matching lamp shade at WalMart? 

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Seven Secrets Move Workouts into the Workplace

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 29, 2017

“Where do you get all your energy?” That’s a question many of us are asked as we finish leading an intense management retreat, conducting a training session, or keynoting a major conference. My answer, after I jokingly say, “Drugs!” is “Exercise”. 

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What Does It Take To Succeed When Working from Home?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 13, 2017

Decades ago when I started my consulting practice, colleagues looked at me with envy, expressing a desire to leave corporate life and “work from home”. They thought it would be easier, more fun, and less stressful. Sounded good in theory but the truth is there are upsides and downsides to that decision. 

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Is Life Balance Possible?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, September 12, 2016

Study the best seller lists of the past few years and you'll notice titles that range from Peter Lynch's "Beating the Street" to Thomas Moore's "Care of the Soul: How to Find Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life." 

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American Work Ethic Might be Unethical

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, June 17, 2016

Studies have found that while most Americans would choose more vacation time over a higher salary, the reality is that we don't take advantage of time off. Ezra Klein, writing in the LA TIMES on "the reason we work too hard" found thatthe average male is working 100 hours more a year than in 1970 and the average woman 200 hours more!! 

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Heart and Soul Claimed Tops in Super Bowl Ads

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, February 04, 2014
  • The friendship between a puppy and a Budweiser Clydesdale,
  • A kid riding a dog for Doritos
  • A returning solider feted to a huge surprise of a homecoming parade.
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Headline: Employee Engagement: Work-Life Balance!

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, January 02, 2011
Latest research on employee engagement suggests employees are becoming more disengaged and unhappy. According to a study by the Corporate Executive Board among more than 50,000 global workers, work-life balance now ranks second only to compensation as one of the most important workplace attributes. And, employees who feel they have a better work-life balance tend to work 21 percent harder than those who don't. 

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Equal Opportunity Time for Dads-New Work/Life Study

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, June 25, 2010

 

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Refresh And Renew By Saying "Enough"

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, November 17, 2009

 

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