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Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

June 5, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

Tweet Today’s business leaders concur that soft skills are critical to fostering employee retention and creating a meaningful workplace culture, according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Unlike hard skills which are gained through education, certification, on-the-job training, etc., soft skills are interpersonal such as communication skills, adaptability and the ability to...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

May 29, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

Tweet In today’s complex business environment, more and more companies are focusing on soft skills to meet the demands of being both interconnected and flexible. Whereas hard skills encompass skills gained through education, certification, on-the-job training and similar programs, soft skills are interpersonal—people skills. Soft skills include the ability to manage and control your...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

May 22, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

Tweet The formula for building successful teams was previously predicated on each member’s work experience and technical expertise in order to collectively execute a defined plan. Today, policy experts, trade groups, business coalitions and academics are citing soft skills as critical to both team and individual performance. In fact, a University of Michigan study revealed that soft...
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Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

May 14, 2018
Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

Tweet Considering the costs of traditional onboarding, many organizations are opting first for phone interviews. Here are five questions candidates can count on. How does this position align with your long-term career goals? This question is frequently asked not only so that the candidate can explain how the role fits into career goals, but also...
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Turn Off Notifications to Turn On Your Ultimate Potential

May 8, 2018
Turn Off Notifications to Turn On Your Ultimate Potential

Tweet Warning—by the time you’re done reading this article, you will have been presented with the option to resist, or respond to, your smartphone. In fact, Americans check their phones on average once every twelve minutes according to a study performed by global tech protection and support company Asurion. This means that they’re checking 80...
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Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

May 1, 2018
Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

Tweet Soft skills are represented by a cluster of productive personality traits including leadership, self-awareness, communication skills and emotional intelligence. While all are important ingredients for professional success, EQ, or emotional intelligence is the focus of this article. Essentially, while IQ or a person’s intellectual ability to manage ideas, knowledge and thoughts may get their foot in the...
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Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

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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Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

April 17, 2018
Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

Tweet Earth Day is on April 22nd and an ideal time to engage employees in a teambuilding activity. If your organization doesn’t have anything formal planned, don’t fret. Even simple activities can connect and energize employees. Celebrating Earth Day not only benefits the planet, it’s good for employees too. Here are five ways to engage...
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Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

April 9, 2018
Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

Tweet Multiple studies have shown that employees are more likely to jump ship when they lack a strong, positive relationship with their managers. Here are four common ways leaders often fail which can cause employees to jump ship. Micromanaging employees. Employees are initially hired based on their work experience and skills, yet many managers micromanage...
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Last Call for Arizona’s Best Up-and-Coming Entrepreneurs

April 3, 2018
Last Call for Arizona’s Best Up-and-Coming Entrepreneurs

Tweet At Dale Carnegie Training of Arizona, we thrive on helping people become their professional and personal best. We are therefore excited about the recent nomination request for Who’s Next, an azcentral.com initiative that recognizes entrepreneurial stars aged 40 and under. If you know a dynamic, young entrepreneur worthy of ranking on this prestigious list...
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