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Resiliency Report

Published monthly and when the mood strikes.

Update from Eileen

My normal morning regimen is to get up early, drink coffee and meditate for 20 minutes. I then go for a run that takes me down to the beach and across a boardwalk. Normal.

Except this past week! Huge waves were crashing against the seawall. Not just spray but real-get-wet-waves came over my head. The receding waves grumbled with hundreds of rocks cast up from the ocean.

What the heck?! I’ve never seen this.

My mariner neighbors told me it was the result of king tides, a term generally used to describe the highest tides of the year. King tides occur when the orbits and alignment of the earth, moon, and sun combine to produce the greatest tidal effects of the year.

Ahhhh… Alignment!  Now there’s a heavy thought to ponder.

I got to thinking. When parts of my life and business are aligned, my growth is greater. Alignment means that what I do is lined up with my values, my purpose, and my heart. I’d like to think that happens all the time. Sadly it does not.

Sometimes, the lure of a “job” overshadows the fact that I might not be the best person for the task. Sometimes, a wobbly bank account might have me saying “Yes” when I need to say “No”.  In times past, I think I did that way too much.

Tell me I am not the only one!

My intention for this year is to trust that the alignment of who I am and why I am here will bring king tides to my door.

What do you think?

Like A Tree Planted By The Water

Like A Tree Planted By The Water

It seems that the first month of this new year has seen far too many tragedies and unnecessary deaths. I would normally not provide a link to a column by Dan Rather but this one really—mentally and emotionally—moved me. See if you feel the same way.

King Tides Wait for No One

February 2023

What’s The Secret To Human Happiness?

What’s The Secret To Human Happiness?

Ready for it: deep significant relationships! But don’t just believe me. Since 1938, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has looked at what makes humans flourish. It does make me smile when folks are astounded at my smashing husband of 42 years. He’s 91 years old but you’d never know it. We’re flourishing☺. Of course, it was the second marriage but... love handles all.

Funnies Because We MUST Laugh!!

Funnies Because We MUST Laugh!!

  • I asked a bank clerk to check my balance.  He pushed me over.

  • It's not a sport if you sit in a cart, drink, eat, smoke, and lie about your score.

  • If you get a phone call you don't want, say "'re on the air.”

  • I don't have time and crayons to explain myself to you.

  • Drinking rum before 10:00 am makes you a pirate... not an alcoholic.

Must Read Book

Grace Notes: Leading in an Upside-Down World by John Baldoni

John and I are colleagues in Global Gurus and fellow authors—though he has eleven books and I have only written eight. What I loved about this very small book is the simplicity, the calm, and yes—the grace that flows through his thoughts on leading in these crazy times. It’s a combination of poetry and prose.

Must Read Book

Podcast For Your Listening Pleasure

I was interviewed on the Pocket Sized Pep Talks podcast with host, Rob Jolles. Listeners have said that the program provides an amazing view of one of the most important companions we must keep by our side: hope. Learn how we can cope when it seems like all hope is lost.

Must Read Book
Leadership Secret 101—And It’s Not Rocket Science

Do you want to grow your wisdom and competence in 2023? Here is a book club created just for you!!!!!!!!

Imagine, an online book club where you can talk to authors and readers—where you can introduce yourself and share much—where authors read from their books and have a conversation with you!

Join us, the authors of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, to read life-changing books in a community of like-minded people. Download the fable app and join our party!!

Leadership Secret 101—And It’s Not Rocket Science

Leadership Secret 101—And It’s Not Rocket Science

Want to keep and grow great leaders? Spend money training… and that means not just one-off courses and online sessions. It means real time practice. Here’s a great study to tell you just how.

About Eileen

If you are looking for a unique keynote speaker in resiliency, a facilitator for executive retreats, a speech coach or an emcee/moderator, then you want to work with Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE. Eileen has spoken for audiences as large as 15,000 and facilitated groups as small as 18! She is the author of seven books and other products that you can find in her online store. The British Research firm of Global Gurus ranked her #4 among the top 30 communication gurus worldwide. Why not hire Eileen for your next event? 

Ranked 3rd!

This is the 6th year in a row that I have been ranked in the top 5 in communication. Global Gurus surveys some 26,000 business professionals to determine rankings plus professionals also vote. 


Thank You!

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