Posts Tagged ‘ managing people ’

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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Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged and Happy

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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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Employee Engagement Begins with Motivation

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April 4, 2014
Employee Engagement Begins with Motivation

Tweet The job of owners, directors or managers is to get things done through their employees. And to make this happen, leaders need to be able to effectively engage their staff. Nevertheless, for many people, this is easier said than done.  Regardless of all of the research and books on the subject of engaging...
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Tips for Conducting an Effective Job Interview

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January 4, 2014
Tips for Conducting an Effective Job Interview

Tweet One of the biggest mistakes business leaders can make is hasty hiring decisions. The difference between hiring just another employee and the right employee is what separates the employee who works for your business and the employee who makes your business work. Finding the latter starts with the interview process. Here are five...
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The Value of a Winning Smile

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September 27, 2013
The Value of a Winning Smile

Tweet Dale Carnegie once wrote for American Magazine the life story of a certain New York banker. He asked on of the banker’s friends to explain the reason for his success. No small amount of it, the friend said, was due to the man’s winning smile. At first, Carnegie thought that may sound like...
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Find an Alternative to Criticizing and Complaining

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August 24, 2013
Find an Alternative to Criticizing and Complaining

Tweet Benjamin Franklin, who was tactless in his youth, became so diplomatic and adroit at handling people that he was made American ambassador to France. The secret of his success? “I will speak ill of no man,” Franklin said, “…and speak all the good I know of everybody.” Dale Carnegie knew that any fool...
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Tips for Presenting a Strong Leadership Image

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July 4, 2013
Tips for Presenting a Strong Leadership Image

Tweet For some, being a strong leader is a natural gift. For others, leadership is a quality built up over time, constructed and refined and practiced until it gains effectiveness. Of course, the first thing someone notices about us is our appearance and behavior. They see how we dress, hear how we speak, notice...
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Lincoln’s Answer to Those That Insulted Him

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April 15, 2013
Lincoln’s Answer to Those That Insulted Him

Tweet Probably no other man in American political history was ever more denounced and hated and double-crossed than Abraham Lincoln. Yet Lincoln, according to Herndon’s classic biography, “never judged men by his like or dislike for them. If any given act was to be performed, he could understand that his enemy could do it...
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Staying Positive During Constructive Criticism

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March 28, 2013
Staying Positive During Constructive Criticism

Tweet At some point in your life – – whether it’s at work, school or otherwise – – you will be faced with some form of constructive criticism.  Perhaps it’s during an annual performance review, with a coworker or boss or it could even come in the form of some kind of disciplinary action,...
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Turn Your Lemons Into Lemonade

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March 18, 2013
Turn Your Lemons Into Lemonade

Tweet Life is often discouraging. In fact, it sometimes gets so discouraging that we feel there is no hope of our ever being able to turn our lemons into lemonade. But Dale Carnegie proposed two reason why we ought to try, anyway—two reasons why we have everything to gain and nothing to lose: Reason...
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