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Cultivate Resiliency BEFORE You Need it

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Whether you are heading a Fortune 100 company or leading an enterprise of one, sometime in the course of this year, you will be called upon to be resilient.  Whether pushed by pain or pulled by possibilities, resiliency is now an on-going life skill. This raises the question: why wait to develop resiliency skills?I believe in PREsilience™ - preemptive resilience. These are skills and actions that can be cultivated, developed and taken BEFORE necessity strikes. 

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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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Look for the Funny - A Resiliency Clue

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 22, 2017

A wise person once said, “If you don’t have a sense of humor—you have no sense!” Judging from the dour faces in Congress, I think the pundit is right. But we don’t have to mirror the snarls and growls that haunt Washington, D.C. That’s probably why so many people have been drawn to the parodies found on late night talk shows. 

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The Right Questions Fuel Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The German poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." Zora Neale Hurston also penned, "There are years that ask questions and years that answer."  

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Blessed are the Flexible - They Shall Never be Bent out of Shape

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, September 21, 2015

Little did I know I would have the opportunity to practice that mantra at my last presentation. Here I was: the closing keynoter for a major media company. The presentation was going to be live and streamed to six locations throughout the United States. I was speaking at their corporate campus. We checked out all the audio visual components while the group was at lunch. Yes, the embedded music worked on cue and pumped up the room with energy. The slides transitioned perfectly. I opted for the handheld microphone with better sound quality. All systems, GO! 

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Pizza Maker Proves Powerful Resiliency Steps; Saves Dough and $-dough

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In 2014 the Rustic Crust was on track for record sales of its all-natural pizza crust. Investors were excited about soon-to-launch products that were gluten-free, thin crusts, and basil pesto. Founder and CEO Brad Sterl was thrilled. Then-disaster! Fire burned the rural New Hampshire factory to the ground on March 6. 

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PREsilience™ in the Garage

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 26, 2015

I live in Southern California. Earthquake territory. When I encountered my first trembler, I don’t know which moved faster—the floor or my racing heart. On a scale of 1-10 given a Richter Scale, my stress level was 45. Yes, terrified!!  

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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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Presiliency: Preventative Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, May 17, 2014

 

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Is It Too late For California To Be Resilient?

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

 

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