Becoming more effective in our professional lives doesn’t happen overnight or without change. In fact, Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We need to set the intention and goals to embody the type of person we strive to become.
The Dale Carnegie Course for Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills for Success reveals the following Five Drivers of Success:
- Build Greater Self-Confidence – Each day, we encounter new risks, challenges, competition and changes which can all be overcome when we feel more self-confident.
- Strengthen People Skills – Ever heard, “It’s know what you know; it’s who you know?” The more people we meet and the greater our people skills, the more successful we will be in life. Professionals with strong people skills know how to make a positive impression on others; win with enthusiastic cooperation vs. mere compliance; and act diplomatic under pressure.
- Enhance Communication Skills –People with strong communication skills are able to express themselves clearly and concisely; think on their feet; and are effective both one-on-one or when working with large groups.
- Develop Leadership Skills –True leaders are able to motivate and inspire people from a variety of backgrounds to a higher level of performance. They are flexible, enthusiastic, open and approachable. Leaders are more productive than other employees because they are able to gain enthusiastic cooperation from their colleagues and team members, which typically enables them to attain company-wide and team goals faster.
- Improve Our Attitude – There aren’t many things in life that we can change, however our attitude is something that we should check often and change as needed. A critical success factor in human behavior is the ability to face challenging situations with a constructive attitude. It is difficult to maintain optimism if you lack stress management and problem solving skills. By obtaining these skills, you will be more focused and directed as you set clear, specific goals; avoid procrastination; and confront and solve problems with a positive attitude.
Did you know that there is a higher percentage of Dale Carnegie graduates that receive promotions and raises vs. those that have not taken the course? The Five Drivers of Success are taught in the first session of the The Dale Carnegie Course for Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills for Success. They are the foundation for the entire course which you can learn more about by clicking here.
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