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Employee Health Improves with Kindness

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 21, 2019

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that a $20 million gift is funding a UCLA institute studying the benefits of doing good for others. While skeptics might consider this just another California “woo woo” experiment, an interdisciplinary research approach is discovering that kindness to others alters genes that can lead to heart disease and certain cancers.  

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Three Dynamite Ways to Blow Up Employee Relationships

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, October 03, 2019

A sustainable, resilient organization needs employees who will hang in through changing times and put their talent and heart into the job.  Sadly, I’ve seen too many relationships disintegrate because of the actions of a manager. Worse—this isn’t rocket science but rather manager behavior that borders on everything from arrogance to just plain carelessness.  See how you would rate: 

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How to Build Workplace Resiliency in Changing Times—Part One

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, July 23, 2018

According to a study released last year by the American Psychological Association, changes at work and uncertainty are linked to employee stress, distrust, and an intent to quit. The APA’s Work and Well-being Study reported that fully 50% of Americans say they have been impacted by organizational change and were more than twice as likely to report chronic work stress. 

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Forget parties and perks! Employee Experience Needs More.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 23, 2018

In a war for talent, employee experience has risen as THE critical issue for this year. But make no mistake. It is not: 

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How to Craft a Key Retention Strategy: Mentoring

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 22, 2018

Recruitment of talent is one issue. But the retention of talent looms as an ever-larger concern for organizations seeking to be resilient in the future. According to a Deloitte study, 83% of companies are seriously worried about their leadership pipelines yet only 8% of companies have strong programs to build leadership skills in their millennial populations. 

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Seven Secrets Move Workouts into the Workplace

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, September 04, 2017

“Where do you get all your energy?”  That’s a question many of us are asked as we finish leading an intense management retreat, conducting a training session, or keynoting a major conference.  My answer, after I jokingly say, “Drugs!” is “Exercise”. 

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Resilient Employees Start with Right Recruiting

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 07, 2017

My mother always said, “To end well, you must begin well.” Of course, she was talking about how you separated clothes for the washing machine or how you chose vegetables at the market. But it’s also true when it comes to creating a resilient, sustainable workforce.The questions you ask in the recruiting phase will help both you and a potential employee determine if you have the right fit for your organization. 

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American Work Ethic Might be Unethical

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, June 17, 2016

Studies have found that while most Americans would choose more vacation time over a higher salary, the reality is that we don't take advantage of time off. Ezra Klein, writing in the LA TIMES on "the reason we work too hard" found thatthe average male is working 100 hours more a year than in 1970 and the average woman 200 hours more!! 

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Beware of Being Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, March 28, 2016

Resilient organizations headed by resilient managers don’t just look at cutting costs for survival. Rather, they look at what the TRUE cost of such cuts will be.  

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Guest Post: Why Purpose Helps Build Employees’ Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Conservative estimates predict we spend 1/3 of our life working. Yet for many people the work experience is a negative one. Recent research from TellYourBoss.com finds that 65 percent of employees would rather a new boss than receive a pay raise. In a 2012 study by Towers Watson, less than 50 percent believed senior managers were interested in employees’ well-being. These are merely a few examples of a seemingly dystopian feeling about the workplace. 

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