Posts Tagged ‘ Dale Carnegie course ’

What’s Your Praise-to-Criticism Ratio?

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January 8, 2018
What’s Your Praise-to-Criticism Ratio?

Tweet Criticism is hard to swallow for many people. Turns out it’s even harder to undo. Dr. Gottman and Robert Levenson started studying the difference between happy and unhappy couples during the 1970s. They discovered that the key factor between the two is the balance between positive and negative interactions. They computed a “magic...
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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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Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

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January 18, 2017
Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

Tweet The easiest way to prioritize your life to maximize your enjoyment is to consider your day as being divided into thirds.  Ideally, eight hours should be dedicated to sleep; eight for work, and the remaining eight hours are yours to what your heart desires.  Here are four ways to maximize your overall enjoyment...
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Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

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January 12, 2017
Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

Tweet Whether a sales professional’s sales cycle is short or long, here are five specific steps that will help seal the deal.  Consider the customer’s point of view.  Dale Carnegie’s 17th Human Relations principle, ‘Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view,’ is paramount to building a strong relationship with...
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Review and Refine Your New Year’s Resolutions

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January 6, 2017
Review and Refine Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tweet While 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% actually achieve them.  If you have already set your resolutions or goals for the New Year, you may want to revise them to ensure they are realistic—and hence more attainable.  Here are three actions worth taking. Focus on the future.  Many of us...
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Four Ways Showing Gratitude Guarantees Better Health

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November 23, 2016
Four Ways Showing Gratitude Guarantees Better Health

Tweet Boost your immune system thanks to improved optimism levels.  Not surprisingly, grateful people tend to think more optimistically which researchers say boosts the immune system.  Lisa Aspinwall, PhD, a psychology professor at the University of Utah stated, “There are some very interesting studies linking optimism to better immune function.”   In one study,...
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Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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November 9, 2016
Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Communicating constructive criticism in an effective manner that benefits both parties can be downright challenging.  This is especially true when providing feedback to peers in the workplace which is a growing trend. Peer-to-peer feedback regarding an employee’s strengths and weaknesses offers insights into their performance beyond the top-down reviews given by their supervisors. Here...
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The Next Generation Training Needed to Develop the Future Worker

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November 3, 2016
The Next Generation Training Needed to Develop the Future Worker

Tweet In the past, apprenticeships, classes, manuals, mentoring, and conferences were how information was passed on to the next generation of workers. Today’s cutting edge companies are leveraging virtual classrooms, online quizzes, self-paced courses, discussion groups, blogs, and video games to train and develop the next generation worker. Technology and the Internet have shattered...
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Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

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October 28, 2016
Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

Tweet If you’re nervous about an upcoming job interview, you’re not alone.  A recent study by Harris Interactive and Everest College reveals that 92% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18-54 are anxious about job interviews.  Dale Carnegie said, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.”  An effective way to combat our...
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Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

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October 19, 2016
Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

Tweet Encountering awkward situations in the workplace is inevitable, however fortunately we have control over how we respond to them.  We can gain the skills required to handle uncomfortable situations adeptly or continue feeling awkward indefinitely.  Dale Carnegie said, “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the...
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