The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Featured Image

A Resiliency Killer: Loneliness

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 29, 2019

According to a CIGNA Survey conducted in 2018, 46% of Americans feel lonely sometimes or always. Only around half of Americans (53 percent) have meaningful, in-person social interactions, such as having an extended conversation with a friend or spending quality time with family, on a daily basis. Gen Z's are among the most lonely. Although the 18-23-year-olds think they are super-connected, they are not. They're attached to the wireless "umbilical cords" connected to smart phones which—in the scheme of things—are not very smart. Communication that is purely digital can never replace the sound of a voice or the touch of a hand. Or—for that matter—the tone of a voice. Chronic use of social media increases loneliness. 


Featured Image

5 Top Skills Critically Needed in the Workforce by 2020

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 22, 2019

By the year 2020, the workplace will require some unique skills in order to thrive, to be resilient and to relish an ever-changing world. Now is the time to begin developing them.  


Featured Image

Five Secrets to Creative Adaptability

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 15, 2019

In the face of continuing economic challenges, a roller coaster marketplace, Congressional stalemates, and unrelenting change, leaders in every part of an organization must develop a capacity for resiliency. A cornerstone of resiliency is adaptability. Mind you, this is not the ordinary find-another-answer but rather find MANY answers. 


Featured Image

WHAT BIFF Really Means: Bigger, Further, Faster!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 08, 2019

Here is what it is not:  Bigger is not the lumbering, bloated, behemoth collection of firms we see around us in the world of mergers without meaning. It is not about a company that is so huge it practically suffocates with committees and unconnected strategies, with too many people who never see each other, don’t know each other, and feel adrift at the core.  


Featured Image

Land Rover or a Dog Rover?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 01, 2019

At the gym, I saw a television ad for the Land Rover. The driver—a very handsome man—stops the car, gives his dog the whiff of a dropped scarf and the chase begins!

The driver follows this gorgeous black dog running through narrow alleys, down cobblestone streets, until the animal stops at the steps of what looks like a huge mansion.

Out hops the man. He bounds up the steps as the woman turns. She smiles, accepts the scarf and he’s back in the driver seat.

Trying to sell me a Land Rover?I think not. I’d buy the dog!!!!




Subscribe to My Blog!

Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts




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