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From a Dale Carnegie Graduate…

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February 26, 2018
From a Dale Carnegie Graduate…

Tweet It’s difficult to put into words the transformations that occur inside a Dale Carnegie Course. Participants describe the experience as “life changing,” “incredible,” “invaluable,” and so much more. Our president, Nancy Covert, asked a recent graduate, Stuart Hall of State Farm Insurance about his experience. Below is how he described his time in...
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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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10 Ways Effective Teams Stay on Track

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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

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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

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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

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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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Five Rules for Sales Success

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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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11 Leadership Traits that Support Continuous Success

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June 11, 2014
11 Leadership Traits that Support Continuous Success

Tweet Leadership has many definitions and organizations have many types of leaders. Each one has a different set of methods, attitudes and behaviors. Here in Alabama, excellence and good leadership go hand-in- hand with culture, mission, guiding principles and core values. With an emphasis on both process improvement and adaptation for change, it is...
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6 Tips For Managing a Difficult Employee

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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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How to Take Your Written Communication to the Next Level

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April 19, 2014
How to Take Your Written Communication to the Next Level

Tweet Individuals who communicate effectively with their writing at all levels are embracing an incredibly powerful tool. Unlike the old days of hierarchical business structures, effective communication today is not a process of writing out commands, but rather being a creator of environments that motivate people to perform at their best. Effective communication in...
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