Personal Effectiveness

Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

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April 24, 2018
Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

Tweet Both successful and unsuccessful people have 24 hours each day, however how those hours are optimized is the key differentiator. Here are three ways to accomplish more in less time. Set daily and startup activities. As author Charles Duhigg explains in his book, The Power of Habit, following routines increases productivity levels. Regardless of your role or...
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Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

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March 13, 2018
Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

Tweet The old adage, ‘Nice guys finish last,’ isn’t always true. If we could classify every single ‘giver’ and ‘taker,’ and study their career paths over time, we would witness that nice, compassionate people really do finish first. Here are three reasons why. ‘Givers’ tend to be more influential. As opposed to ‘takers,’ ‘givers’ in...
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Three Steps to Setting Yourself up for Entrepreneurial Success

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June 29, 2017
Three Steps to Setting Yourself up for Entrepreneurial Success

Tweet Have you been dreaming of owning your own business or have an idea based on a need you’ve identified in the marketplace, but aren’t sure where to begin?  At Dale Carnegie Training, we are passionate about helping people not only pursue their professional and personal goals, but to persevere.  Here are three steps...
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Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

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June 9, 2017
Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

Tweet George A. Custer famously said, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.”  If you’re not a U.S. military history buff, you’ve still probably heard plenty of motivational quotes to the effect that, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try again.’  For...
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Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

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May 12, 2017
Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what it is about popular people that makes them so magnetic, here are five of their key habits. They are present. These days, it’s common to walk into a meeting just before it officially starts to find most participants nose-down staring at their laptop or smart phone screens.  Or...
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Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

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October 5, 2016
Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

Tweet Most people are familiar with ‘IQ,’ an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence.  Albert Einstein’s IQ was estimated at 160 and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119.  Traditional hiring and promoting methods often required a high IQ for climbing to the top ranks of American businesses, however today many companies are...
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Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

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September 21, 2016
Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

Tweet Although technology has enabled employees’ efficiency to excel in many ways, being constantly plugged-in can equate to never officially clocking out.  Here are three reasons and ways to stop overworking. Overworking makes mistakes more likely.  If you tend to work through lunch, stay late most evenings and/or work from home during ‘off’ hours,...
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Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

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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

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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

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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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