The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Featured Image

Free Time Should be Me Time—Part 1

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, March 23, 2020

I hear the laughter and disdain already: “Free time? Are you kidding?”
“Me time? Huh? I don’t even know where “me” is these days!
“What planet do you live on? We had a cutback and now I need to be three people!”
 

Read More...


Featured Image

Resilience Steps to Calm Pandemic Panic

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, March 16, 2020

Make no mistake, COVID-19 is very serious and requires precautions, attention, and vigilance. However, fear and panic run counter to what will help us move through this global threat. Stockpiling toilet paper and water, incessant reading and watching multiple news sources, and staying caught up on social media only serves to underscore the feeling of panic. It reminds me of the time my husband insisted I become licensed to carry mace when I’d walk thru campus at night. There had never been an incident and I walked fearless; until I started carrying the mace. Then, every shadow, noise, or movement struck terror in my heart. 

Read More...


Featured Image

Loneliness Threatens Resilience

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 17, 2020

In 2007, genomics researcher Steve Cole from UCLA School of Medicine released a study that showed very lonely people have blood cells in a high state of alert which mirrored how cells would react to a bacterial infection. That study prompted extended work in the field of loneliness. According to Louise Hawkley, a senior research scientist at the University of Chicago, the absence of a social network has very real consequences in terms of mental and physical health. 

Read More...


Featured Image

Live Like a Miracle

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 27, 2020

Children have a marvelous way of celebrating who they are. I remember watching my children with awe. It didn’t matter if they were playing a game with others, eating lunch, talking about their day or even watching a movie, they showed joy in everything they do.  And then there’s birthdays… On that day, a child goes from joy to pure ecstasy. 

Read More...


Featured Image

Close At Hand Beats Far Away For 2020

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 20, 2020

Entering a new decade pushes us toward envisioning what the future will bring. We set targets, make strategic plans, and talk about what where we want to be in 2-3- and 5 years. 

Read More...


Featured Image

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

Read More...


Featured Image

An Excerpt From “The Amare Wave: Uplifting Business by Putting Love to Work”

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 06, 2020

The Amare Wave is about making business better by putting love, or “amare,” to work. It repositions business as a powerful force for good, and shows a different way to prosper, based in the power of love. Through the seven timeless principles of the Amare Way philosophy, the ABCs of the Amare Way practice -- authenticity, belonging, and collaboration -- and numerous stories, reflective activities, and concrete action steps, people will emerge with the courage and know-how to transform themselves, and grow their organization into its best.  

Read More...


Featured Image

Top Three Intentions for 2020

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 30, 2019

Just think: the last year with the same numbers was 1919. It will be 100 years before this happens again. 2020 not only has a weighty presence but in term of vision, 2020 signifies clear eyesight. 

Read More...


Featured Image

The Night before Christmas - Digital Style*

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 23, 2019

Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even The Mouse
The track pad was silent, the touchpad so still
Computer screen empty with nothing to fill. 

Read More...


Featured Image

What sparks divergent paths in life?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 09, 2019

My colleague Susan Fowler has written a thought provoking article that I asked to share with my readers.  Susan tells the story of Tiffany Haddish a breakout star on television and in movies.  Tiffany had a terrible childhood while being shuttled from one foster home to another. Rather than living a life of misery Tiffany grew stronger and wiser.  I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did. 

Read More...


Subscribe to My Blog!


Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts


Categories



Archive


Tags

Career Advice Leaders Open Doors Book Depression Walk For Hunger Sustainability Motivating Others Meetings Napping Bill Treasurer Environtment Energy Climate Change ecology Conversation work life balance employee retention customer service Dogs Breathe resilient organizations Seder Eve Sales Listening Road Trip Optimism Tornadoes in Texas Mother's Day Suddenly Single Soft Skills Energizing Boston Marathon women in leadership Change angels Content Generation Communication Humor waiting Vacation Postive Work Environment conscience St. Patrick's Day Thanksgiving Positive Brain Repatterning Radical Resiliency Spelling Bee Nursing Voting Time Management Relationships Bullying Women Corporate Culture Sheryl Sandberg Branding Ecotourism Energizing Others Sleeping creativity Aging Sexual Harassment Disrupt Henry VIII Employee Attitude Humanity Marriage Fun Work Environment Idea The Last Jedi Divorce Joy preresilience Human Interaction Talk Ain't Cheap Book Learned Optimism resiliency Animals Vegan Networking Art Speaking Reshaping the Brain Office Celebrations Memorial Day Faith Jewish Option B LGBTQ Your Resiliency GPS Gifts From The Mountain Leadership Skills Survive employees Empathy Compassion Loss Ownership Words holidays Diversity More Fun at Work earthquakes Patriots Anxiety New Year resolutions Spirit Multi-tasking John Blumberg Connection Children Kindness Family Burnout Requisite Variety gratitude Feedback resilient leaders Building Resilience Deloitte Intentions Adam Grant love Yoga Honoring Veterans Managers Writing Back To School Hurricane Irma Superbowl U.S.A.A. Technology Happiness Guns Loneliness Christmas Play Twas The Night Before Christmas resilience John Mattone Adventure Disruption Alzheimer's Resolutions Politics Charity coaching teams Social Media Strangers USAA Emotional Intelligence Breath Arlington Cemetary e-mail Adaptability goals Interview Fear Laughter Travel Book Reviews Mark Scharenbroich Persuasion Siblings Volunteer Engaged Workers Exercise John Havlik Married Trust WASP Stress cancer Hurricane Harvey civil discourse