Personal Effectiveness

Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

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September 22, 2016
Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

Although technology has enabled employees’ efficiency to excel in many ways, being constantly plugged-in can equate to never officially clocking out.  Here are three reasons and ways to stop overworking. Overworking makes mistakes more likely.  If you tend to work through lunch, stay late most evenings and/or work from home during ‘off’ hours, the...
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Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

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August 11, 2016
Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

If you’ve ever driven a vehicle to your vacation destination, at some point, you had to refill its tank.  Likewise, if you don’t refuel, you will come to a complete stop.  The same can be said for your brain—if you don’t take a vacation, eventually you will deplete your brain’s reserve pool of power. ...
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Three Ways to Make a Positive First Impression

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June 9, 2016
Three Ways to Make a Positive First Impression

Dale Carnegie said, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”  Whether meeting new customers, employers, prospects or team members, it is critical to make a positive, memorable first impression.  The latest research shows you only have a tenth of a second to make a...
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Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

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March 23, 2016
Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

Regardless of your role and rank within an organization, garnering the attention of busy people can be extremely challenging, especially via email.  Here are six steps to increasing the likelihood that an email recipient will not only open your email, but read your entire message and respond. Start with a simple subject line.  A...
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Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

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November 13, 2015

‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective.  What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips are...
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5 Quick Morning Tasks For Efficient Living

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November 7, 2014
5 Quick Morning Tasks For Efficient Living

We talk a lot about how to be successful, be a good leader and make a change in the world and in your future. Dale Carnegie has left many wise messages on how to communicate, how to relate to people and how to create good habits. So with that in mind, it’s always intriguing to read...
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Working Less to Produce Better Results?

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October 31, 2014
Working Less to Produce Better Results?

You’ve probably heard, “The key to success is not hard working but smart working.” Many of us (if we’re honest) find ourselves busy, but not necessarily more successful. Cammi Pham’s article on Business Insider highlights several key qualities that are keeping you from success. Most notably, napping, saying “No,” and asking for help! So what does this...
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Networking: Dale Carnegie Style

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October 17, 2014
Networking: Dale Carnegie Style

If you’ve heard one thing in your professional career, more than anything else, it’s probably: Network, Network, Network. But, in fact, people rarely explained what that meant and how to effectively network. Hence the events where a bunch of people are milling around, passing out business cards, seeking their own agendas and trying to sell...
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Ready to increase your employment value?

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October 8, 2014
Ready to increase your employment value?

I’m fairly certain no one wakes up one morning and says, “I want to be the worst employee at my place of business today.” Or grows up to have a dream to “ find a place of employment where I can really decrease productivity and bring the team down.” People inherently want to succeed;...
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6 Ways to Balance Work, Life, and Stress

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September 4, 2014
6 Ways to Balance Work, Life, and Stress

Every manager and employee has choices when it comes to managing workplace stress. Assignments and responsibilities can be overwhelming at times. It is how each individual manages the stress that can make a difference in both attitude and performance. It is the most challenging of stressors that often create the most havoc. Dale Carnegie...
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