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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Breakthrough to Become One of Phoenix’s Best in Business

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March 6, 2018
Breakthrough to Become One of Phoenix’s Best in Business

Tweet Our region’s most dynamic and successful females will be honored at the Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business awards program at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale on April 12th. The common denominator driving these leading ladies’ rise to success is their established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or serving...
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What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

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February 27, 2018
What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

Tweet Open any book on the topic of prosperity, and you’ll find that the only way to generate abundance is to remove anything you don’t want in your life to make room for what you do want. Referred to as the ‘Law of Vacuum,’ many apply this to their lives by ceasing any negative thinking, attitudes or beliefs...
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Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

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October 11, 2017
Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

Tweet If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you are not alone.  According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. Dale Carnegie was a stress management pioneer, having published his best-selling book, How to Stop...
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‘Tis the Season to Apply for Your New Job

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September 14, 2017
‘Tis the Season to Apply for Your New Job

Tweet Seasonality affects everything, including your job search.  With the fourth quarter of the year just around the corner, the season ushers in the most complex hiring dynamics of the year.  There is typically a mix of fall activity and holiday retail hiring followed by a lull between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  Here are three reasons...
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Take Two before Bed—Insomnia Myths Debunked

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August 15, 2017
Take Two before Bed—Insomnia Myths Debunked

Tweet It wasn’t until I learned to apply Dale Carnegie’s 5th principle to ‘Break the Worry Habit before It Breaks You,’ which is, ‘Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more,’ that I learned to sleep on it instead of staying awake with it.  Here are two common myths about sleeplessness...
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Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

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August 10, 2017
Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

Tweet Genuine credibility is comprised of trust, experience, reputation and empathy.  Attaining an optimal balance of each element requires an investment of time in each customer relationship.  To avoid damaging your credibility, avoid these three phrases. “Sorry; something came up.”  Dale Carnegie’s 12th Human Relationship principle, ‘If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically,’ is worth applying to maintain...
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Four Ways to Win a Promotion

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August 3, 2017
Four Ways to Win a Promotion

Tweet If you think you’re ready for that big promotion, be sure to take the following four steps. Be accountable.  While accountability is an intrinsic human characteristic, employee ownership can be fostered in the right environment.  Dale Carnegie’s 17th Human Relations principle is, ‘Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.’  Leaders must be sure to...
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Is Going Back to School the Best Next Step?

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July 27, 2017
Is Going Back to School the Best Next Step?

Tweet The results of a Harris survey for the University of Phoenix in Arizona found that nearly 80% of workers in their 20s said they wanted to change careers, followed by 64% of 30-somethings and 54% in their 40s. Considering jumpstarting a new career?  Be sure to ask the following three key questions to determine if...
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