Leadership Development

Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

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January 7, 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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November 21, 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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Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

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November 12, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

Tweet ‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective. What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips are...
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Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

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October 14, 2015
Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

Tweet Everyone fears rejection although it is inevitable.  No employee will procure the funding necessary to commence a huge project every time.  There are no sales representatives with a 100% close rate.  Executive Boards decline requests made by stakeholders every single day. Accepting that rejection, set-backs and losses are inevitable does not mean giving up or giving...
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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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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

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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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Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

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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

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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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Three Questions to Determine if You Are an Enlightened Leader

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July 9, 2015
Three Questions to Determine if You Are an Enlightened Leader

Tweet As a graduate and former instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course, I enjoy comparing and contrasting other human relations and leadership principles, mantras and methods with those of Dale Carnegie. I recently read an article by another best-selling author, Deepak Chopra, and drew some interesting parallels between tenets outlined in his recent article,...
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Three Effective Ways to Reach Generations Y and Z

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May 29, 2015
Three Effective Ways to Reach Generations Y and Z

Tweet Corporations, retailers, and universities have been trying to understand Millennials for years. They were born in the early 1980s and their technological wizardry mystifies the world. According to a recent Harvard Business Reviewarticle, there is, “an even more puzzling generation on the horizon — and they’re going to change everything.” This is the iGeneration,...
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