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Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

September 22, 2017
Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

Tweet When it comes to listening, most people are only proficient at half of Merriam-Webster’s definition which is, “to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true.”  I know my colleagues and family members can hear me, however I often discover that they weren’t really listening after the...
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Three Study Habits to Cultivate in Your Career

September 6, 2017
Three Study Habits to Cultivate in Your Career

Tweet Whether you were a stellar student during your school years or not, here are three study habits worth applying to grow your success in the workplace. Trade absolute thinking for a positive mindset.  Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing...
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Three Research-Based Reasons to Hone Happiness in the Workplace

September 1, 2017
Three Research-Based Reasons to Hone Happiness in the Workplace

Tweet Walk into any organization and you can probably ascertain if employees are generally happy and well treated, or not—within seconds.  If you currently manage a team or are aspiring to leadership, it’s time to take happiness into your own hands.  Here are three reasons why. Workplace happiness benefits the bottom line.Research proves what...
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Four Tips for Tackling Team Optimization

August 25, 2017
Four Tips for Tackling Team Optimization

Tweet Drive your team to success by applying one or more of these teamwork tips. Tackle team structure first. First and foremost, it’s critical to assemble an ideal team.  In Jim Collins’ best-selling book, Good to Great, the author implores, “If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and...
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Take Two before Bed—Insomnia Myths Debunked

August 17, 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

August 11, 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

August 4, 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?

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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Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

July 20, 2017
Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

Tweet When top talent leaves an organization, the immediate impacts on the department can feel tragic.  Since employee engagement has barely budged in the last few years, many organizations are focused on developing better attraction and retention strategies.  Gallup recently asked employees what they consider most when deciding to take a job with a different organization.  Here are...
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Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

July 14, 2017
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

Tweet Everyone feels familiarity, safety and security within their individual comfort zones.  Our daily routines and patterns help stabilize our emotions and thwart feelings of anxiety and worry.  To grow and transform, however, we must step outside of our comfort zones.  Dale Carnegie said, “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who...
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