Leadership Development

Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

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October 16, 2015
Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Dale Carnegie once told a story demonstrating how powerful competition in the workplace can be.  To incentivize workers in the Charles M. Schwab steel mill, Schwab wrote the quantity of steel that the day shift had produced on the floor.  The night shift worked extra hard to top the day shift’s number and soon...
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Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

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September 25, 2015
Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

Most people agree that an innovation strategy is critical to a company’s success, however many also say that it is easier said than executed.  Of the one hundred largest companies in the U.S. a century ago, only seventeen survive today.  The rate of new product innovation in consumer goods increases exponentially year over year.  Surprisingly, 95 percent...
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Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Emoloyees

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September 17, 2015
Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Emoloyees

Just like starting a new school, beginning a new job can be both stressful and exciting.  Many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ are great tools to help give new-hires a warm welcome and set them up for success in their new workplace.  Here are four ways to...
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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

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August 7, 2015
Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

Are you quick to criticize or complain? Is your natural inclination during an argument to declare that the other person is wrong? If so, you are not alone. In Dr. Rick Hanson’s book, Hardwiring Happiness, the author explains how our brains have been wired to scan for threats, ultimately fixating on negative experiences. The...
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Conquer the Tyranny of the Urgent in Two Steps

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July 31, 2015
Conquer the Tyranny of the Urgent in Two Steps

We all share common challenges to maximizing our productivity level. First, there are only 24 hours in a day. Secondly, if we are actively applying Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principles, we have more professional and personal relationships than ever before, but less time to foster them. Charles E. Hummel published a groundbreaking essay on...
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Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

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July 22, 2015
Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

The ability to delegate effectively is paramount to a leader’s success. Although many people assume delegating to others ultimately wastes time, it is necessary for employees to grow in their roles. Others fear losing control of a project, however this will not occur when delegating correctly. Here are five steps to delegate effectively. Determine...
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3 Questions to Determine if You Are an Enlightened Leader

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July 2, 2015
3 Questions to Determine if You Are an Enlightened Leader

As a graduate and former instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course, I enjoy comparing and contrasting other human relations and leadership principles, mantras and methods with those of Dale Carnegie. I recently read an article by another best-selling author, Deepak Chopra, and drew some interesting parallels between tenets outlined in his recent article, ‘The...
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Disagree Agreeably — Three Ways to Say ‘No’ Nicely

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June 19, 2015
Disagree Agreeably — Three Ways to Say ‘No’ Nicely

Disagreement is a natural dynamic between people—especially when in a meeting where multiple solutions are proposed by your colleagues. Choosing one solution inevitably results in disagreeing with another team member’s proposal. When left unresolved, disagreements can become problematic as the inherent conflict drains employees’ time, energy, confidence and productivity. The last thing you want...
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Famous Dale Carnegie Graduates and the Principles they Personify

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June 12, 2015
Famous Dale Carnegie Graduates and the Principles they Personify

The world famous Dale Carnegie Course is our flagship program which was developed by our founder, Dale Carnegie. His tried and true human relations principles were first published in his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, which has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide since its release in 1936. You may...
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Walk the Talk — Three Leadership Principles Worth Following

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June 5, 2015
Walk the Talk — Three Leadership Principles Worth Following

Often times during my career when micro—or mismanaged, I would ponder, “How did my boss ever get promoted to a leadership position?” My colleagues always concurred and we would commiserate about their lack of knowledge, experience, positive attitude, interpersonal skills—to name a few. I myself had aspirations to promote and decided to invest in...
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