9 Ways to Win Friends & Influence People

February 19, 2013

carnegieIf every single manager received leadership training from Dale Carnegie here in Alabama, we know we would make every organization that much better. But we are realistic, we probably cannot reach everyone who would like our help and focus on the Carnegie Principles.

But we continue to reach weekly audiences with these blog posts in the hopes that we make people a little better through our continuous message of success, and the time tested advice that Mr. Carnegie has shared for thousands in both business and in personal lives. Good leaders can take on any situation and make it work for the people they lead just by the growth and understanding of this timeless classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

If you have not read this book that reviews and provides lessons with achievement and prosperity, it is worth the time to sit down and read one short chapter a day. If you have read this book in the past, it is still relevant today in February 2013, to review and remember the lessons that the Carnegie fundamentals provide for today’s organization.

Here are nine ways to get the most from the best:

  • Develop a deep desire to learn human relations
  • Read every chapter twice before moving to the next
  • Focus on the suggestions and how they would apply to you
  • Highlight every important idea
  • Review the book monthly
  • Put the principles to work at every opportunity
  • Every time you violate a principle, write down the situation
  • Review both mistakes and improvements each week
  • Keep notes on both progress and application

Not only will you get the most from this important text on organizational and interpersonal success, you will get the most out of life. In print for 77 years, it is still a must read today. Get it in print. Buy it as an e-book or an audio, but get the book. If you cannot get to us for training, we want to get to you!


This post is brought to you by the good folks at Dale Carnegie Training of Alabama, providers of professional development and management development courses and information in Huntsville, Alabama. We would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter @DaleCarnegieALA

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