Leadership Development

What happens the first time you meet someone?

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October 23, 2017
What happens the first time you meet someone?

Tweet Communicating confidently is important to succeed in any line of business—especially when meeting someone for the first time, yet many are uncomfortable talking to unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last time you introduced yourself, perhaps in a meeting or at a networking event.  Did you look new faces in the eyes as...
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Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

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October 16, 2017
Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

Tweet Disagreement is a natural dynamic between people because it’s normal to have different opinions and perspectives. Think back to the last major conflict you encountered at work.  Were you able to handle differences of opinion effectively and maintain a peaceful environment?  This can be extremely challenging to do, especially when “hot buttons” are...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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May 25, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

Tweet The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

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May 4, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

Tweet By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you...
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The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

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April 26, 2017
The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

Tweet Stellar leaders easily compel team members to their way of thinking; align them towards organizational goals and inspire them to develop talents that they often never realize they have.  They are keen decision makers who trust their gut.  Sometimes, the same skills and intuition that led them to their leadership position can backfire...
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Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

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April 22, 2017
Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

Tweet Earth Day began in 1970 in order to raise public awareness about pollution and is observed worldwide today.  Perhaps you take actions daily to reduce your ecological footprint at home, however how about at work?  Many businesses have implemented eco-friendly initiatives.  In Texas, three companies once broke the world record for collecting and shredding 11,920...
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Five Reasons to Register for Best Companies to Work for Program

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February 22, 2017
Five Reasons to Register for Best Companies to Work for Program

Tweet At Dale Carnegie Training of Birmingham, we thrive on celebrating success!  We applaud last year’s winners of Best Companies to Work for in Alabama program.  If you’re a raving fan of your employer, here are five reasons to consider submitting a nomination for the 2017 Top Workplaces program by March 17th. Awards help...
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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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Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

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December 29, 2016
Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

Tweet Everyone knows it’s important to take time off from work, yet many people struggle to do so.  In fact, a Glassdoor survey revealed that the average American employee only takes half of their earned vacation or paid time off. Unplugging every so often is essential to attain a healthy work-life balance.  To help...
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Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

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December 8, 2016
Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

Tweet With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many employees wonder if it really, ‘tis the season to be jolly.  While businesses are focused on fulfilling customers’ needs in an effort to grow their share of holiday consumer spending, many managers fall short on recognizing the employees who actually provide...
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