Anyone in the audience when I have given my presentation “Radical Resilience” knows that I believe action is the antidote for anxiety. Sitting and stewing, muttering and watching storm clouds, or pacing back and forth does nothing. When we begin to take control over even the smallest part of our life, we begin to gain […]
About Eileen McDargh
Since founding McDargh Communications & The Resiliency Group Eileen McDargh has helped organizations and individuals transform the life of their business and the business of their life through conversations that matter and connections that count.
Her programs are content rich, interactive, provocative and playful—even downright hilarious. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. She is the author of six books, including Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life's Complexities ,a Benjamin Franklin Gold Award winner. A training film based on this book was awarded the Silver Telly, the highest award for commercial productions. Her latest book was written to help everyone who is stretched too thin by competing demands My Get Up & Go Got Up & Went. As a business author and commentator, she’s appeared on network news, on radio programs and in business journals and in major metropolitan newspapers .
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Posts by Eileen McDargh:
Grassy Key, FL — Who can resist the constantly “smiling” face of a dolphin whose intelligence and acrobatic skill have delighted humans for centuries? Whether through the legends of sailors rescued by these marine mammals or through frescoes found on the walls of ancient Minoan palaces, humans continue to be intrigued by dolphins. I am no […]
A cornerstone of resiliency rests in the ability to be adaptable, to respond in multiple ways to any given circumstance. Alas, easy to say harder to do because of routine. Consider the fate of Howard Johnson’s restaurants. At one point in time, the orange tile roof eatery could be found across all major highways and […]
What did the implosion of the subprime market, the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and the TARP bailout of the banks all have in common? ANSWER: No one asked the “dumb questions” that might have prevented disaster or — in the case of some banks — a refusal to reveal just where the money had gone. Think […]
On September 11, 2001, the world changed. The scream of commercial jets shearing into seemingly impenetrable structures, the hell of melted steel towers crashing from their moon-tickling heights, the image of ghost-gray human forms, and the banshee wail of sirens brought us to our knees. Our brains imploded with terror, rage, agony, pain, and heart-searing […]
With the opening of this season’s newest movie, 33, it’s a great time to revisit the lesson that the amazing Chilean miners taught us about resiliency. A worldwide web of viewers watched 33 miners being pulled to the surface following a 600,000 ton cave-in that happened nearly one-half mile below the ground on a barren […]
Jeff Smisek just quit as the CEO and President of United Airlines amid a corruption probe by federal investigators. He denies any wrongdoing. Consider his performance: During his five-year tenure, the company stock is now down 15%, the merger with Continental has been horrid, labor unions are ignored, and J.D.Powers puts United LAST in customer […]
My state of California has set a new low-water mark this month with lakes and snowfields at their lowest levels since record-keeping started in the late 1800s. The snowpack is 5% of the 28-inch average; boats sit on dry river beds; salt is seeping into the Sacramento Delta; and rivers are being closed for fishing. […]
When people come to your meetings, do they say “This is a meeting I never miss” (MINM) or do they say, “This is just another meeting” (JAM)? Unproductive meetings gobble up an estimated 20% of corporate payrolls, throwing away $420 billion a year. American business people engage in an estimated 11 million meetings every workday. According to research […]
In our wired and connected world, titles mean little and one’s actions become the subject of instant social media murmurings. Longevity as an enterprise requires a downplaying of ego and an increase of adaptability