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Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

August 31, 2016
Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

Tweet As leaders and organizations seek strategies to attract and retain top talent, many overlook one of the most basic and easily executed strategies—employee recognition.  Shockingly, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days according to a...
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The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

August 24, 2016
The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

Tweet The 2016 Summer Olympics are a reminder that the ability to bounce back from setbacks is a key characteristic of top performers.  Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   Here...
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Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

August 17, 2016
Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

Tweet When Gallup asked employees who were considering a career change or had recently switched employers to rate particular factors that influenced their decisions, the results were a bit surprising.  Most employers assume that the primary motivator for a career change is increased income, however as the results show, other factors are more important. ...
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Three Ways to Reinvent Yourself for a Major Career Change

August 15, 2016
Three Ways to Reinvent Yourself for a Major Career Change

Tweet According to Job Service North Dakota reports, oil employment has dropped from 63,000 jobs in 2014 to just 48,000 jobs in 2015. Many North Dakotans are struggling to make a career change when they have no experience in the field(s) that they hope to enter. At Dale Carnegie Training of North Dakota and...
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Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

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

Tweet 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...
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Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

August 4, 2016
Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

Tweet Do you wish you felt more confident when speaking one-on-one or to a large group of people? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the Wall Street journal, public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Graduates of the Dale Carnegie Course for Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success report that...
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Four Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Worry

July 30, 2016
Four Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Worry

Tweet Just two years ago, our great state had the fastest growing economy in the nation.  Today, the shale-oil boom that supercharged North Dakota has cooled leaving many wondering if they should stay or seek opportunities elsewhere. Life’s obstacles are limitless.  Everyone encounters new challenges every day—it’s how we react to them that matters. ...
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Three Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

July 21, 2016
Three Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

Tweet There is hope for insomniacs and the super stressed thanks to the mental health movement called positive psychology.  Proponents of this movement contend that the stress itself is not the culprit of ill effects such as insomnia, but how people think about it and their resulting reactions.  Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what...
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Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

July 20, 2016
Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

Tweet Last week week, Gallup reported that U.S. job creation held steady at an eight-year high in June. The Job Creation index score remains at its high of +33. The score represents 44% of employees who say that their employer is hiring employees and expanding the size of its workforce. More good news—Gallup also...
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Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

July 13, 2016
Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

Tweet Despite dozens of deranged cruise ship stories—from crashing into a giant rock to dozens of onboard illnesses, millions of Americans continue to cruise.  In fact, the number of passengers carried by the cruise industry has grown year-on-year and is expected to exceed 24 million in 2018.  If you’ve cruised before, you most likely have...
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