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Nice to Beat You — Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

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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Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

September 30, 2015
Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

Tweet If one of your goals is to be more productive at work, follow these four simple tips. Get your groove on.  When I returned to the workplace after half of a decade raising small children, I was surprised by the number of millennials with earbuds in their ears.  “How can they possibly get anything done?”...
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Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

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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The ABC’s of Excited and Engaged Employees

September 16, 2015
The ABC’s of Excited and Engaged Employees

Tweet As summer days wind down and with most vacations finished for the year, it is common for employees’ drive-to-thrive to dwindle. Here are three ways to keep employees excited and engaged at work all year long. Activate their potential. The main reason most people stay at their job is because they enjoy the...
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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

September 4, 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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Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

August 30, 2015
Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

Tweet School will soon be back in full swing. If you have children, you know first-hand how the hustle and bustle of fall activities can be stressful. Even if you are not a parent, you may become frustrated by traffic exacerbated by school buses. Life’s obstacles are limitless, however we can limit our stress...
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Dale Carnegie Training Announces Joseph K. Hart, Jr. as New President and CEO

August 21, 2015
Dale Carnegie Training Announces Joseph K. Hart, Jr. as New President and CEO

Tweet Dale Carnegie Training, the worldwide leader in professional development, performance improvement, leadership training, and employee engagement, recently announced that Joseph “Joe” K. Hart, Jr. is its new President and CEO. Hart is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie course which he took 20 years ago. Today, he attributes much of his success in business to the training...
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Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

August 17, 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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Conquer the Tyranny of the Urgent in Two Steps

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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Four Tips to Revealing Your Best Self This Summer

July 24, 2015
Four Tips to Revealing Your Best Self This Summer

Tweet Most people are in their best physical shape during the summer vs. winter months. Warm, sunny days make it easier to stay active and maintain a positive attitude. Many set a goal of losing weight to look their best in anticipation of attendance at major milestone celebrations like graduations and weddings. Consider working...
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