Leadership Development

Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

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January 22, 2016
Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

Tweet There is a distinct difference between micromanaging and being involved in your employees’ work lives.  A survey published in the book My Way or the Highway showed that 79% of respondents had experienced micromanagement.  Worse yet, 69% considered changing jobs because of being micromanaged.  Determine if you are a micromanager by posing the following questions which have...
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Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

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January 8, 2016
Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

Tweet If you are among the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions1, here are nine that will help propel your career.  If you haven’t already chosen your resolutions, consider adopting the following this year. Become an early bird.  One study cited byPsychology Today found that early birds are generally happier because they were more productive in a...
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Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

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December 4, 2015
Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

Tweet Before starting kindergarten, I reviewed the basic ways of treating people correctly with my son.  As a raving fan of Dale Carnegie, I felt it was necessary to set him up for success in his new school.  My recommendations embody many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence...
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Four Ways to Wake Up Like A Warrior

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November 20, 2015
Four Ways to Wake Up Like A Warrior

Tweet Here are four ways to wake up like a warrior so you can maintain peak performance every day of the year. Eat lighter later.  Many people believe eating a large meal will help them relax and fall asleep—the food coma notion, however this simply is not true.  In fact, some studies have concluded that eating...
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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 23, 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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Portland’s Pursuit of Reaching Its Ultimate Workforce Potential

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September 25, 2015
Portland’s Pursuit of Reaching Its Ultimate Workforce Potential

Tweet On Sept. 22nd, the State of Oregon Employment Department announced that the Portland area has reached its highest jobs level in a decade.  According to the report, 4,800 new jobs were added to the Portland area in August.  There are many initiatives aimed at growing Portland’s tech ecosystem as many of the state’s...
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Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

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September 11, 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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Three Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

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August 7, 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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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

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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