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Creating a Strong Leadership Image

August 30, 2014
Creating a Strong Leadership Image

Tweet Being a strong leader is a combination of a number of things. For some, it is a natural gift—a magnetism that gravitates others to them and makes them an effective leader. For others, leadership is a quality built up over time, constructed and refined and practiced until it gains effective gravity. First Impressions...
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5 Steps to Approaching Problems in the Workplace

August 15, 2014
5 Steps to Approaching Problems in the Workplace

Tweet Everyone experiences problems at work, but how we approach these problems makes all the difference in how well we resolve them in an efficient manner. In fact, the basics to business problem solving are not too much different from how we solve problems in our private lives.  That said, we must first recognize...
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Six Things New Managers Must Do

July 25, 2014
Six Things New Managers Must Do

Tweet Stepping into a new managerial job doesn’t need to be a rough transition, especially if you sign up for a Dale Carnegie Training leadership development course before you take the reins. But in case your training isn’t scheduled right away, here are some helpful tips that will help you get up and running...
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6 Tips for Showing Your Employees Some Appreciation

July 12, 2014
6 Tips for Showing Your Employees Some Appreciation

Tweet One of the best ways to generate loyalty among your staff is to make them feel appreciated. This can result in more consistent, high-quality work. Additionally, your employees may feel more inclined to give you honest feedback and will have a vested interest in the success of team projects. When it comes to...
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7 Traits Exhibited by a Team Player

June 28, 2014
7 Traits Exhibited by a Team Player

Tweet The ability to work effectively in a team is essential to your professional growth. If this is a concern for you, then it’s time to examine what type of primary traits you should work on developing in yourself and your employees. If others see yourself as a team player, there is a good...
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Following Through with Your Customers

June 14, 2014
Following Through with Your Customers

Tweet Some companies are having a very difficult time trying to overcome the obstacles presented by the challenging state of the economy. While in the past the main driver of business was through word of mouth, with a declining number in the customer base, companies need to find a new way to promote themselves....
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How to Turn Worry Into Productivity

May 31, 2014
How to Turn Worry Into Productivity

Tweet In his book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie tells the story of Leon Shimkin, whose business was spinning into a cycle of unproductive time and meetings. In Shimkin’s own words: “For fifteen years I spent almost half of every business day holding conferences, discussing problems. Should we do this...
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6 Components to Creating an Effective Business Team

May 17, 2014
6 Components to Creating an Effective Business Team

Tweet Have you ever wondered why some teams complete goals efficiently and successfully while others fail? When components are missing, a team can end up elongating a process instead of completing a task. While every team is different, you will increase your chances of building a strong team by incorporating the following 6 tips...
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How to Ignite the Competitive Spirit

May 4, 2014
How to Ignite the Competitive Spirit

Tweet Dale Carnegie knew what it took to stimulate competition. Not in the sordid, money-getting way, but rather in the desire to excel. As an example, Carnegie liked telling the story of Charles Schwab, who had a mill manager whose men weren’t producing their quota of work. Schwab asked his manager, “How is it...
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What Would Dale Carnegie Think About Speech Patterns Today?

April 19, 2014
What Would Dale Carnegie Think About Speech Patterns Today?

Tweet Dale Carnegie always felt that we are judged each day by our speech. He said our words reveal our refinements; they tell the discerning listener of the company we have kept; they are the hallmarks of education and culture. In an excerpt from his book, How to Develop Self Confidence & Influence People...
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