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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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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 8: How to reduce butt kicks.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 11, 2017

As a consultant to organizations that range from NASA to UPS, author and master trainer, Bill Treasurer offers an interesting perspective on why leaders might actually WANT to experience some "kicks in the butt". At the same time, Bill contends there are steps to minimize the number and severity of such "kicks". His newest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, is garnering great attention and, if you've watched the previous four interviews, you will know why! 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 7: Holy Shift - the value of negative experiences.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 04, 2017

In my book, Your Resiliency GPS, I write about PTSG (Post Traumatic Stress Growth). Bill Treasurer, author of Courage Goes To Work, joins me for a look at the benefits leaders can experience if they know how to respond to the "Holy Shift." 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 6: Act III Leadership.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 27, 2017

Every leader will encounter different career hardships at different times. Join me in this third interview with Bill Treasurer, founder of Giant Leap Consulting. You'll hear Bill talk about how retirement "seems" the only option. 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 5: The benefits when a leader surrenders.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 13, 2017

Renowned leadership expert, Jim Kouzes, calls Bill Treasurer's newest book "one of the most unique and value books you will read all year." In this second interview, join me as I ask the founder of Giant Leap Consulting about a concept in his book A Leadership Kick in the Ass. This concept revolves around the courage it takes for a leaders to surrender! 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 4: How to find blind spots in your leadership.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 06, 2017

Bill Treasurer is the author of A Leadership Kick in the Ass and a consultant for over 20 years to firms that want to grow courageous leadership. In this series, join me as I talk with Bill about how to help leaders who are oblivious to the negative effects of their own behavior. 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 3: How do you energize work and relationships?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 30, 2017

Resilient workplaces and resilient relationships are the result of a power give-and-take exchange of energy. Listen to award-winning author, Achim Nowak, as we discuss what you can do to foster that energy exchange. 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 2: How do you energize others?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 23, 2017

Can a leader spark energy in others? Join me and Ted X Speaker, Achim Nowak, for a quick insight into what you can do to re-energize others. 

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