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Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

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March 16, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

Tweet As March Madness tips off, many fans will be glued to their TV screens or nose-down on their smart phones watching the nation’s top NCAA basketball players engage in fierce competition.  Players will push themselves more than ever, and coaches will inspire like never before.  Just as in the business world when stakes...
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Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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February 16, 2017
Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Providing employee feedback effectively can be challenging, especially when conducting 360, or peer, reviews—a growing workplace trend.  Here are four ways to frame feedback they won’t forget. Add equal parts of positivity.  Before sharing constructive criticism, prime with positive statements.  Since positive feedback stimulates the brain’s reward centers, the recipient will be more...
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Dale Carnegie Celebrates 104th Anniversary and Unveils New Brand

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December 15, 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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Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

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October 14, 2016
Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

Tweet A recent Gallup Business Journal article reveals that many employees are not currently engaged in their jobs because they don’t know what is expected of them.  Employee engagement is the degree to which employees are involved in and enthusiastic about their role and working environment.  Today, only one third of all U.S. employees...
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Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

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July 20, 2016
Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

Tweet Last week week, Gallup reported that U.S. job creation held steady at an eight-year high in June. The Job Creation index score remains at its high of +33. The score represents 44% of employees who say that their employer is hiring employees and expanding the size of its workforce. More good news—Gallup also...
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Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

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July 7, 2016
Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

Tweet Who is your all-time favorite teacher?  Most likely, it was someone who took a sincere interest in you and cared deeply about you.  This mentor understood your goals and dreams, and did everything possible to help you attain them.  You probably still remember his or her wise adages which you apply in your...
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4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

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July 1, 2016
4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

Tweet The rise of technology and Internet access have forced massive change in the workplace. But perhaps it’s the Millennial worker that has caused the most tension in the workplace. The generational divide at work has never been deeper and more daunting than it is today. Here are today’s most relevant challenges with engaging...
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Three Busyness Myths Debunked

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June 24, 2016
Three Busyness Myths Debunked

Tweet If your schedule is constantly jam-packed and you lack any semblance of balance, have you considered that you may have fallen into the busyness trap?  You may, not even be aware of your busyness addiction as you rush through your daily routine.  I was that person—voice activating text messages in route to meetings;...
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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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