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For Happiness: Put Down The Smartphone

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 19, 2018

The other day, I drove down the street by the high school.Kids were standing by the fence, sitting on the sidewalk, or lounging on a car. No one was talking. All eyes were glued to their smartphone.All looked so serious. It felt creepy. Dystopian.  

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Ultimate Resiliency: How to Age Successfully

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 12, 2018

Rolling over into another year, I found myself making the usual intentions and goals for my professional and personal life. Then it suddenly hit me: I have more years behind me than I do ahead.  

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From Pain to Profit: Resiliency Lessons for Sales

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 05, 2018

Good old Webster defines sales as “the exchange of goods, services, or property for money.” I contend we also engage in the act of “selling” when we want support for an idea, a course of action, or the engaged hearts and minds of people who work with us. 

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The Wisdom From A Box Office Hit

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 29, 2018

From raging forest fires that claimed 44 lives and 10,000 homes so far in Northern California, to the hurricane floods that washed over Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, from the bitter hate speech that continues to spill across social media to the incoherent ramblings of too many so-called “leaders”—this has been a year that has battered our spirits. 

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How to Craft a Key Retention Strategy: Mentoring

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 22, 2018

Recruitment of talent is one issue. But the retention of talent looms as an ever-larger concern for organizations seeking to be resilient in the future. According to a Deloitte study, 83% of companies are seriously worried about their leadership pipelines yet only 8% of companies have strong programs to build leadership skills in their millennial populations. 

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Dump The Dictionary and Learn The True Meaning Of Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 15, 2018

Resilience is a way of walking though life. As I explored the wisdom we all get in hindsight, I realized that there is another word we might use: PREsilience (preventive resilience). These are skills and actions that can be cultivated, developed, and taken BEFORE necessity strikes. It is about being pro-active and prepared. If not prepared and proactive, your head will resonate with after-the-fact "if onlys."

In short, human resiliency is far deeper and more all encompassing than how the dictionary defines "resilience."

Read the rest of this article at LinkedIn.

 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 11: Is there such a thing as a humor “no-no”?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 08, 2018

We have all been in situations when someone says something that they believe is funny, and we consider it everything from ill-advised to downright offensive. Join Karyn as she helps us know when humor might get the “BEAST” of us.  

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 10: Humor and Disasters - How to develop a Humor Muscle.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 01, 2018

What fires together, wires together. That’s the neurological explanation for creating new brain patterns. And humor is a pattern that can be practiced and honed into a resource to be used every day in both times of challenge as well as opportunity.  

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 9: Humor and Disasters - Help or Hindrance?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 25, 2017

Join me as I ask my colleague in The Resiliency Group, Karyn Buxman, if it is fact or fiction that humor can help us when faced with sudden, horrid disasters? Certainly, the devastating hurricanes that slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico test everyone’s resiliency. This was followed by the largest firestorm in the history of California that killed 51 people and destroyed over 8,000 structures, leveling the City of Santa Rosa. Let’s see what she says. 

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Surviving Long Hours and the Night Shift

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 18, 2017

Courtesy of our friends at Bradley University via Online Degrees we have an article and infographic about nurses working the late shift.  There is nothing more important than nurses learning how to be more resilient and helping them to focus on self care.  Anyone who works the night shift can benefit from this.  Read below: 

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