Why There Ought to Be Autumn – Every Month!

October 2021

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Update from Eileen!

Why There Ought to Be Autumn – Every Month!

I admit: I am a sucker for trees in multiple hues, for salmon jumping up waterfalls, for crisp nights; for even crisper apples, and for the first snowfall that turns Crater Lake into an even-more-wonderful gift from a 7,000-year-old explosion.


Wherever you are, I invite you to look around and mentally (and maybe digitally) capture the glories of this season. We’re so inundated with negative stuff. It’s easy to become depressed and feeling hopeless. Take a pause. Winter will come soon enough. Send me your discoveries. Here are a few of mine from road trip up the west coast from California to Washington. Nothing like early morning on a porch staring at Mt. Hood with a cat in my lap.

Why There Ought to Be Autumn – Every Month!
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Deschutes Brewery makes more than good craft beer!

In the Oregon we love—this brewery saves energy in the process.

Strengthen Business Conversations with Spot on Advice

An organization can’t remain resilient if conversations run amuck. Here’s some wisdom from my colleague, Achim Nowak.

To Tickle Your Funny Bone

Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches. – Jim Carrey


Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic? – Lily Tomlin


A day without sunshine is like a day in Seattle.


A sign on an auto dealership: “Under New Management. Better Attitude.” I saw this on Interstate 5 in Mission Viejo, CA. How BAD must the old management have been to proclaim a new attitude. That’s a first!!


And since we are in baseball season: "The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing." – Dizzy Dean explaining how he felt after being hit on the head by a ball in the 1934 World Series

Must Read Book!

The Genius of Opposites- How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together by Jennifer Kahnweiler, PhD


In a virtual world or a hybrid one, the tensions of opposites can impact relationships. Unless, of course, you find the wisdom of finding commonalities rather than differences. My colleague, Jennifer is a fellow Berrett Koehler author. She has created a practical five-step process to optimize and appreciate “the other”. Easy to read and VERY doable.

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Must Read Book!

Think Again

Think Again by Adam Grant  is a perfect complement to The Genius of Opposites. Right now, in our polarized universe, there is a critical need to learn to question our opinions and listen to possibilities that we might very well be wrong! As the youngest tenured professor at Wharton, Grant continues to amaze me with the clarity of his thinking and writing. The first book is an easy read. This one takes time as we seek to open our minds to “the other”.

Join Me For This Online Conference!!!

What if work-life balance doesn’t exist? I’m one of 5 women exploring this issue at the online Women|Future Conference held in November 1-5, 2021. It’s hosted by The Stevie Awards and is a professional and personal development, learning and networking event. Pick and choose what works for you.


Use the code EWMAG for $20 off!

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? 

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Ranked 4th!

GLOBAL GURUS RANKS ME 4rd in the top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus worldwide for 2022. Thanks to the British Research firm and their survey of some 25,000 business professionals.

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