Eileen McDargh

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Fall Back In Love With Your Job? Here's How!

USA TODAY, recently ran a full-page article of Kerry Hannon's book Love Your Job. She rightfully quotes the latest stats that just 30% of the American workforce is engaged at work. She goes on to relay that most people either don't want to leave for another career or are simply putting in time to protect income and health insurance.

That's a fine kettle of fish! So if leaving is not in the cards and merely putting up with work to collect a paycheck are the only options, I conclude 70% of the workforce are doomed!!

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Six Essential Leadership Skills For Today's Leader

As of July 2014, log on to Amazon and you'll find 116,796 titles under the heading "Leadership". But if you're in too big of a hurry to read a book, open up the American Heritage Dictionary. A careful examination of the various definitions of "leader" presents a fascinating and brief explanation of great leadership.

1. Has the Power to Influence

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3 Leadership & Life Lessons On The Fly - The Butterfly!

3 Leadership & Life Lessons On The Fly - The Butterfly!

It started when a Monarch butterfly appeared in my garden, lighting on the only milkweed plant in the yard. My leadership & life lesson was about to begin:

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Top 10 Leadership Secrets for Great Meetings

Ineffective and poorly-run meetings serve as one of the top talent and time wasters. Develop the skill to run a tight, highly-focused meeting with just the right number and kind of people in attendance and your stature as a leader rises.


Workout Wisdom For The Workplace

The dictionary defines workout as a "physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something."

Sounds just like our workplaces where effort is expended to provide either a product or a service. Look closer at a gym and one can learn seven lessons in leading self as well as others for performance improvement.

Lesson #1: Everyone needs a baseline.


Resilient Leaders Learn from Everyone-including DOLPHINS!

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.


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