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Resilient Relationships Aren’t Always Win/Win

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 10, 2020

I must admit - when I first read Jeb’s article I had to suspend my judgement until I got further along in his piece. And then I understood the merits. Too often, I’ve been “the nice guy” and ended up feeling taken advantage of and the relationship goes south. Be patient and read. Here’s the big take-away for me "In sales negotiations, you cannot lose sight of the lifetime value of the relationships you’ve developed and nurtured." In other words, relationships matter and must be protected.” And that’s a two way street. Enjoy Jeb’s article! 

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Facts Tell, Emotion Sells: 5 Tips For Connecting Effectively

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Make no mistake: everyone is in sales. Whether it is your official role or you're a manager trying to sell an idea to a team; whether you’re a city official seeking a vote on a bond measure or a college student trying t get a great date for the football game—WE ALL SELL. This article first appeared in Jeb Blount’s web site Sales Gravy and I was also interviewed by him. Rejection requires resiliency as does acceptance because you’ll need energy—the hallmark of resilience— to achieve an outcome. Jeb has a new book "INKED: The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Closing and Sales Negotiation Tactics that Unlock YES and Seal the Deal" on sale today. To get a signed copy visit his site Sales Gravy or to buy on Amazon visit Amazon.com

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Guest Post: Three Ways Leaders Develop Resiliency – In Your Team or Your Children

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 27, 2018

Resiliency is not a one-time skill to be pulled out in times of crisis. Many of you know I coined the word presilience ™ for preemptive resilience. In short, resilience is a life skill that can and must be developed and nurtured beginning with our children. I asked colleagues Karin Hurt and David Dye, owners of Let’s Grow Leaders, to write how lessons with children can be applied to adults. They have also created a wonderful resiliency book for children. Consider getting it if you have youngsters in your life. 

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If You Want Full Fare in Life... You Must Be Fair

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, January 15, 2015

There's a global sense of the world being fractured, torn asunder by terrorist, competing interests, religious rivalries, politics and huge economic disparity. But we have our own sphere of influence, where we can impact the lives of those around us: family, business, and community. A cornerstone of impact and the staying power of resiliency is fairness. 

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Book Reviews: SHED or You're DEAD & The Five Secrets

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
SHED or You’re DEAD  

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Book Reviews: Full Steam Ahead & Get Your Ship Together

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, January 09, 2014
Full Steam Ahead! 

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Book Reviews: How Much Do You Care?

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, January 04, 2014
Going Deep-Exploring Spirituality in Life and Leadership 

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Book Review: Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage 

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Book Review: Got Volunteers? Read this book!

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
365 IDEAS for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating and Rewarding Your Volunteers 

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Swimming Across: A Memoir

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, August 31, 2013
Swimming Across: A Memoir 

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