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10 Ways Effective Teams Stay on Track

August 30, 2014
10 Ways Effective Teams Stay on Track

Tweet Assembling teams in the workplace is a great way to make strides toward accomplishing a task. But teamwork can be as detrimental as it can be powerful if the team comes apart at the seams and everybody begins working on their own agendas. Here are 10 tips from your friends at Dale Carnegie...
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4 Cost Effective Ways to Re-engage Your Employees

August 15, 2014
4 Cost Effective Ways to Re-engage Your Employees

Tweet Have you ever thought about what it would be like to do someone else’s job for a day? Some organizations take this question very seriously and use it as a means of employee engagement. This is one of several low-cost tasks that management can do to increase employee engagement and discussion about job satisfaction...
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How to Handle Difficult Decisions in 4 Easy Steps

July 25, 2014
How to Handle Difficult Decisions in 4 Easy Steps

Tweet In business, as in life, you often need to make decisions even if you have a limited amount of information. But making decisions needn’t be a gut wrenching process if you follow the four tips below from your friends at Dale Carnegie Training of Alabama: 1. Find the Facts — Before you can...
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5 Tips for Remembering Someone’s Name

July 12, 2014
5 Tips for Remembering Someone’s Name

Tweet Forgetting someone’s name can lead to a huge embarrassment when you are in a professional situation. And if you do this, the other person may wonder if they are really more than just a number or part of your profit margin. To prevent you from having an awkward situation with an employee, customer...
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Getting the Most out of Third-Party Vendor Relationships

June 28, 2014
Getting the Most out of Third-Party Vendor Relationships

Tweet Many businesses depend upon the services of a third party business partner to succeed and grow. This could include vendors, suppliers, other businesses, the government and consultants. However, the age-old question is this: How can you get the most out of that business relationship? When partnering with a third party organization, you need...
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Five Rules for Sales Success

June 14, 2014
Five Rules for Sales Success

Tweet There are five ironclad rules for selling anything, anywhere, at any time. This is assuming, of course, that you’re starting with a quality product that is priced competitively, and that you are promoting the product in the places where your prospects would likely look for it. But even with all that in place,...
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Four Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Speaking Efforts

June 3, 2014
Four Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Speaking Efforts

Tweet As great a speaker as he was, Lincoln felt shy for the few opening moments of his many speeches. His law partner, William Herndon, said, “At first he was very awkward, and it seemed a real labor to adjust himself to his surroundings. He struggled for a time under a feeling of apparent diffidence...
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Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged and Happy

May 31, 2014
Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged and Happy

Tweet Employee engagement isn’t something that happens on its own. It requires initiation, and a catalyst that serves as a leader—or leaders—at a business. Higher-ups have the most influence with their employee force, and as leaders, your job is to inspire and take the first steps for others to follow. Below are five tips...
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Six Ways to Praise Your Employees’ Performance

May 29, 2014
Six Ways to Praise Your Employees’ Performance

Tweet Did you praise your team members more than you critiqued them this week? No matter what, experts all agree that you will have a happier and more productive workforce if your team members feel like valued employees. And the more you praise your staff for a job well done, the more productive they will...
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6 Tips For Managing a Difficult Employee

May 17, 2014
6 Tips For Managing a Difficult Employee

Tweet Sooner or later, all managers must deal with a difficult employee. What you need to remember is that a difficult employee is not necessarily a bad employee. All too often, people associate “difficult” with “bad.” This simply is not true. There are a lot of circumstances that could lead to difficult behavior such as...
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