Leadership Development

6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

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November 12, 2015
6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

Tweet A recent Inc. article reveals 17 things successful people never stop doing.  Every single action featured in the article echoed one of Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principles.  Here are six actions to take immediately to grow your level of success. Listening is necessary to learn, yet many people struggle to master active listening.  The ability to listen to understand rather than...
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Four Steps to Master Mindfulness

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October 30, 2015
Four Steps to Master Mindfulness

Tweet More and more Americans are practicing mindfulness, or meditation, for one simple reason—it works. Just as regular physical exercise is beneficial for the body in terms of better rest and general health, mindfulness is beneficial for minimizing stress and maximizing productivity. Whereas exercising your muscles improves your physique, exercising your brain increases its...
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Nice to Beat You — Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

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October 21, 2015
Nice to Beat You — Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Tweet 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 both...
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Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

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September 23, 2015
Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

Tweet 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...
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Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

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September 15, 2015
Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

Tweet 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...
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Wicked, Changing Perceptions

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August 28, 2015
Wicked, Changing Perceptions

Tweet Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst: Having just finished delivering the Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar (Strictly Business), which is the three day version of the Dale Carnegie Course in Hanger One at Lakehurst, I got to thinking about skills and perceptions. Attached is a link to video of Marshall Goldsmith explaining that it is...
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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

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August 14, 2015
Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

Tweet 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....
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Conquer the Tyranny of the Urgent in Two Steps

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August 7, 2015
Conquer the Tyranny of the Urgent in Two Steps

Tweet 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...
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Three Ways to Tap into Your Creativity

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July 31, 2015
Three Ways to Tap into Your Creativity

Tweet Today’s workplaces appear much different than those of just a few years ago—all in an effort to foster creativity, collaboration, innovation and teambuilding.  Former cubicle farms have been transformed into open collaborative work spaces.  Neutral decor hues have been replaced with bright colors that pop.  Vacant seats are common due to flexible working schedules. Incandescent and punchy...
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Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

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July 22, 2015
Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

Tweet 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....
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