Leadership Development

Throwing down a challenge: Do good by others

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November 18, 2010

Tweet There are many principles in the Dale Carnegie Golden Book that help teach us how to be friendlier to others — that we can all agree on. Carnegie suggests that we “give honest, sincere appreciation,” “become genuinely interested in other people,” and “make the other person feel important — and do it sincerely.”...
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Birmingham-based Stretchy Shapes takes off

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November 2, 2010

Tweet Sometimes, you just come up with a good idea that sticks — or, in this case, stretches. April Mraz, aka the design diva, and Cherie Stine, aka the sales check, founded the Birmingham-based company OCG Products LLC, which produces a product called Stretchy Shapes. These types of bracelets have become a sensation of...
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Guest blog: Don’t forget the social in social media

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October 28, 2010

Tweet Social Media is sweeping around the world extremely quickly. You can’t go anywhere without hearing about Facebook or seeing a LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter logo on something. It’s an amazing time to be alive. Our kids who are growing up with this don’t know any different. This is just the way it is....
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Female entrepreneurs build a presence in Huntsville

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October 4, 2010

Tweet According to a news article from The Huntsville Times, women business owners are making their mark in the area. Women’s Business Center of North Alabama President and CEO Joanne Randolph told the newspaper that 74 percent of the 2,700 individuals the center counseled last year were women. So the next logical question is:...
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CEOs the focus of Birmingham author’s book

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September 28, 2010

Tweet Birmingham-based Ina Stone recently published a book called “CEO Speaks: Sage Advice During Turbulent Times” — a book that features 44 business and nonprofit leaders from around the country, who Stone spoke with one-on-one. According to The Birmingham News, she was inspired to write the book after listening to Fort Lauderdale businessman Richard...
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Dale Carnegie Training adds second free webinar

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September 22, 2010

Tweet So you’ve heard about the Dale Carnegie Course. Maybe some of your friends and colleagues have taken it, and they’ve said great things. But how do you know if it will benefit you? How do you know if it’s worth your time? Enter: a free webinar hosted by Dale Carnegie Training of Birmingham,...
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Tackle your to-do list by multi-tasking

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September 3, 2010

Tweet How many times a week do you find yourself talking on the phone, sending an e-mail, and sneaking a bite of your lunch at the same time? The answer is probably a lot. We’ve become a workforce of multi-taskers, people who are doing two to three things at any given time, either out...
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Local issue a lesson in integrity

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August 23, 2010

Tweet The big news today is out of the Birmingham mayor’s office. The Birmingham City Council is accusing Mayor William Bell of blocking a project to build a council-specific website in an attempt to censor the group. The council is claiming that the mayor hasn’t signed a contract to set up the website because...
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‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ named to Fast Company list

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August 19, 2010

Tweet When Fast Company puts together a list of “13 Business Books That Will Blow Your Mind,” you definitely take notice. And while we’re thrilled “How to Win Friends and Influence People” made the list, we also wanted to shine the spotlight on the other books, which are also great reads. They are, in...
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