The Energizer

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Laughter Turns Upset into Onset

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 20, 2019

Laughter Turns Upset into Onset… for a relationship that is. Strangest thing about humor. When found and used appropriately, it creates a bond and wins people over. When confronted with serious situations, laughter is often the first ingredient to dispel tension and get things moving again. As Victor Borge was known for saying, “laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” It is also what attracts others to us and our services. 


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Career Conversations Create Resilient Employees

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Resiliency, in my definition, is energy management. Do we have the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual energy to keep on “keeping on”? In short, can we grow forward through challenges or opportunities while we expand our wisdom and skills? Energy is determined by the quality and frequency of our connections. When a manager makes time to understand what is important to an employee, to help chart a career path that is personally meaningful and organizationally valued, then the energy sparks are powerful!  


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Naps Aren’t Just for Babies: Here’s The Research

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 13, 2019



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Resilient Leaders Forget Busy; Become Purposeful

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 06, 2019

“Fully 90% of managers squander their time in ineffective activities.” That’s the result of a 10-year research project studying the behavior of busy manages in nearly a dozen companies including Sony and Lufthansa. The researchers, Dr. Heike Bruch and Dr. Sumantra Ghoshal, term this “active non-action”. 


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Even Animals Need Resiliency Help

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, May 03, 2019

Although Earth Day has come and gone, every day offers an opportunity to protect and nurture our natural world. Consider cloth grocery bags, bees wrap in place of plastic wrap or aluminum foil, low flush toilets, compost piles instead of disposals—the list is endless of what we can all do.

But how about the immediate need of animals? In the U.S. this past week, national news carried a horrid video of a woman literally throwing puppies into a garbage bin. Thankfully, a Good Samaritan rescued them. But I wonder how many animals are ignored, beaten, starved, and abandoned. Perhaps as carefully as adoption agencies check out prospective parents, it would be smart to perform a similar audit on pet owners.

Or maybe, we just need to watch what is at our feet. Consider the bunny.  While helping my Oregon daughter prepare her garden for spring planting, a sudden motion caught my eye. Wedged between the fence and a board was a baby bunny.  Surely, somewhere in the vicinity is a nest. Putting down the rake and shovel, we started moving on all fours, careful not to startle the little creature.

A good 10 feet away, my son-in-law spotted the circle of grass beside two boards and a shed. Ah, indeed we had found the nursery for two other bunnies. Wearing leather gloves that disguise the scent of humans, Phil carefully cradled our run-away and returned it to the nest. Gardening would stop for the day—maybe for a few weeks until the bunnies were grown and gone.

Inconvenient? Yes. The right thing to do? Yes. Sometimes, even animals need help with becoming strong and resilient.




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