Leadership Development

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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Three Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

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May 10, 2015
Three Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Tweet A recent Inc. article unveils the truth about people who appear to be over-worked; you know the ones—they work late almost every night and on the weekends whether in the office or at home. Author AJ Agrawal’s reveals that in all honesty, these people are more than likely working inefficiently and that, “to...
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Is Leadership in Your Future?

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March 7, 2015
Is Leadership in Your Future?

Tweet Those who aspire to lead in today’s more demanding world must develop certain attributes before they can be considered for leadership roles. Here are four core attributes required to receive the keys to the kingdom. Lenient – No one is perfect—including leaders. Effective leaders are aware of their own, and their team members’,...
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Set Your Worries Sailing — Live in Day Tight Compartments

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February 25, 2015
Set Your Worries Sailing — Live in Day Tight Compartments

Tweet I write this post aboard a cruise ship merely minutes after disembarking and already the cruise director is imploring all guests to, “Leave their worries behind and have a FUN time!” This is easy to do while on vacation sailing the Caribbean seas, but challenging to do during our habitual professional and personal...
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Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

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February 11, 2015
Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

Tweet You’ve heard of the Dale Carnegie course, but should you take it? Many successful people—from Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Warren Buffet, attribute their success to the Effective Communications and Human Relations skills taught in this course. View more famous graduates. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if you should take...
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Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

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February 5, 2015
Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

Tweet If life is a song, the lyrics are communication. Here are three steps to significantly improve workplace communication and ultimately empower employees. 1.     Ensure Internal Information Is Accessible and Inspirational Despite today’s technologically utopian environment, information is often times poorly organized and/or unavailable to employees. This can be particularly frustrating for newer employees. If...
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Overcoming Worry of Olympic Proportions—An Olympian’s Story

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January 28, 2015
Overcoming Worry of Olympic Proportions—An Olympian’s Story

Tweet A recent Fortune article highlights one Olympian’s ability to turn stress into strength—and ultimate success. Emily Hughes was able to overcome obstacles of stress by following principles that exemplify Dale Carnegie’s formula for overcoming worry which is: Live in “day-tight compartments.” Growing up, Emily’s dad always emphasized that she was a “student-athlete” and that “student” came...
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“Born Leader”? Think Again!

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November 27, 2014
“Born Leader”? Think Again!

Tweet At Dale Carnegie, we believe that by working hard on personal and professional development, you can be taught how to be a good leader. Leadership is about how to connect, communicate and collaborate with the people around you. These are skills, and while they may come easier to one person over another, skills,...
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