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Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

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April 22, 2017
Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

Tweet Earth Day began in 1970 in order to raise public awareness about pollution and is observed worldwide today.  Perhaps you take actions daily to reduce your ecological footprint at home, however how about at work?  Many businesses have implemented eco-friendly initiatives.  In Texas, three companies once broke the world record for collecting and shredding 11,920...
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Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

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March 1, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

Tweet Some are calling Sunday night’s 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture mistake a mix-up of epic proportions.  Here are four lessons that extend beyond show business worth incorporating into your daily routine. Smile– Whether the nominees were ultimately winners or losers, every single one smiled during practically the entire Academy Awards show.  It’s...
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Dale Carnegie Celebrates 104th Anniversary and Unveils New Brand

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December 14, 2016
Dale Carnegie Celebrates 104th Anniversary and Unveils New Brand

Tweet Last week, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa was erupting with enthusiasm as over 800 Dale Carnegie leaders, trainers and partners gathered at the organization’s biannual International convention.  The organization (formerly known as Dale Carnegie Training – now simply referred to as Dale Carnegie) is also marking its 104th anniversary. The...
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The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

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September 7, 2016
The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

Tweet Are you comfortable saying, “no” to your boss?  It’s important to be a team player, however if your boss continuously piles new projects on your plate, inevitably you will have to delay other work or worse yet, not complete the request at all—which will reflect poorly on you. The ability to say “no”...
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The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

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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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Marketing to Millennials How 5 Brands are Adjusting to Earn Millennial Loyalty

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June 16, 2016
Marketing to Millennials How 5 Brands are Adjusting to Earn Millennial Loyalty

Tweet More and more brands are reevaluating their marketing strategies, product offerings, and brand experiences in an effort to earn Millennial loyalty. However, marketing to Millennials continues to be a moving target. But for many brands a shift towards Millennial marketing is worth the risk if they can earn the loyalty of the world’s...
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Three Ways to Make a Positive First Impression

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June 9, 2016
Three Ways to Make a Positive First Impression

Tweet Dale Carnegie said, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”  Whether meeting new customers, employers, prospects or team members, it is critical to make a positive, memorable first impression.  The latest research shows you only have a tenth of a second to make...
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Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace By Liz Scavnicky-Yaekle

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June 3, 2016
Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace By Liz Scavnicky-Yaekle

Tweet Millennials (born between 1980 and 1996) in the U.S. are on track to become the most educated generation in American history.  As the estimated 2.8 million millennials graduate from college this month with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, many will it difficult to land fulfilling jobs.  Consider these facts according to Gallup’s latest...
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Four Habits that Cultivate Productivity

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May 26, 2016
Four Habits that Cultivate Productivity

Tweet Working smarter, not harder, requires developing the following four healthy habits. Develop a morning routine.  On the subject of cultivating a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness, Dale Carnegie said, “Fill your mind with thoughts of peace courage, health and hope.”  That’s an impossible feat if you start each day...
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6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

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May 16, 2016
6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

Tweet Where there are unmotivated Millennial employees you will find uninspired leaders who lead teams of anxious, job-hop-in-a-heartbeat Millennials. For the leaders eager to spark change and energy into their organizations there are specific Millennial motivators that can be leveraged to ignite Millennial hustle and extend Millennial retention. 1) Innovation 78% of Millennials were...
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