Let's Think This Through with Bailey Parnell

In this conversation, Bailey Parnell interviews Eileen McDargh, a professional speaker and writer, about the power of communication and resilience in today's digital world. They discuss the importance of genuine connection, effective communication strategies, and the need for organizations to prioritize human relationships. Eileen shares insights from her book 'Talk Ain't Cheap' and emphasizes the value of resilience in navigating challenges and opportunities. She introduces the concept of the Resiliency GPS, which focuses on energy management and growth potential strategies. Overall, the conversation highlights the significance of human connection and resilience in personal and professional settings. The conversation explores the concept of recalculating in life and how to maintain energy in challenging times. It also delves into the lessons learned from nature and the importance of being a modern elder. The main themes include resilience, adaptability, self-reflection, and the value of wisdom. In this conversation, Eileen McDargh discusses the next phase of her life and the importance of finding where she belongs. She emphasizes the role of mindset and health in defying age stereotypes and challenges the myth of ageism. Eileen also explores the concept of modern elders and the value they bring to organizations. She suggests that the role of a Chief Elder Officer would involve connecting with joy, sharing wisdom, and exploring new boundaries. The conversation concludes with the importance of hope and possibility in making a contribution to the world.

  • Genuine connection is essential in today's digital world, and it requires intention and active listening.
  • Effective communication strategies, such as scripting for corrective conversations and practicing storytelling, can enhance relationships and understanding.
  • Resilience is not about bouncing back but about growth and energy management.
  • The Resiliency GPS, or growth potential strategy, helps individuals navigate challenges and opportunities by focusing on energy sources and purpose.
  • Organizations should prioritize human relationships and create a culture that respects the dignity and contributions of every individual. Life is like a GPS, constantly recalculating based on new information and circumstances.
  • Maintaining physical well-being through exercise, nutrition, and sleep is crucial for sustaining energy in challenging times.
  • Reflecting on how we spend our time and energy can help us identify what drains us and what gives us energy.
  • Being open to unexpected opportunities and finding the positive in difficult situations can lead to growth and resilience.
  • Being a modern elder means embracing wisdom and sharing it with others, regardless of age or retirement status. Finding where you belong in the next phase of your life is important
  • Mindset and health are key in defying age stereotypes
  • Modern elders bring value to organizations through their wisdom and experience
  • The role of a Chief Elder Officer would involve connecting with joy, sharing wisdom, and exploring new boundaries
  • Hope and possibility are essential in making a contribution to the world

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What is Let's Think This Through with Bailey Parnell?

“Let's Think This Through with Bailey Parnell" is a bi-weekly video podcast that invites audiences to enriching conversations over drinks, capturing the essence of your favourite coffee dates and cocktail chats with friends. Hosted by world-renowed speaker and researcher in the world of human skills and digital wellbeing, Bailey Parnell, each 45-60-minute episode features segments like "Thought Experiments" and “On Second Thought,” alongside other varied discussions that provoke, amuse, and inspire. Aimed at those passionate about self-improvement and learning, the show offers a blend of casual banter and deep insights into personal and professional development. Become one of Bailey’s “Thinkin’ Buddies” by subscribing and contributing to the topics Bailey and her guests think through while sharing a drink.