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Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

October 16, 2015
Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Tweet Dale Carnegie once told a story demonstrating how powerful competition in the workplace can be.  To incentivize workers in the Charles M. Schwab steel mill, Schwab wrote the quantity of steel that the day shift had produced on the floor.  The night shift worked extra hard to top the day shift’s number and...
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Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

October 9, 2015
Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

Tweet If one of your goals is to be more productive at work, follow these four simple tips. Get your groove on.  When I returned to the workplace after half of a decade raising small children, I was surprised by the number of millennials with earbuds in their ears.  “How can they possibly get anything done?”...
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The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

October 2, 2015
The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

Tweet The US is the most overworked developed nation in the world given1: In the U.S., 86% of males and two-thirds of females work more than 40 hours per week. 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week, while the U.S. does not. In every country included except Canada and Japan...
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Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

September 25, 2015
Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

Tweet Just like starting a new school, beginning a new job can be both stressful and exciting.  Many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ are great tools to help give new-hires a warm welcome and set them up for success in their new workplace.  Here are four...
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Remote Control: Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

September 17, 2015
Remote Control: Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

Tweet The remote work debate continues despite evidence proving that—when managed correctly, it can increase productivity, worker engagement and morale.  According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  37% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted1, which is slightly higher than 30% cited for...
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The ABC’s of Excited and Engaged Employees

September 11, 2015
The ABC’s of Excited and Engaged Employees

Tweet As summer days wind down and with most vacations finished for the year, it is common for employees’ drive-to-thrive to dwindle. Here are three ways to keep employees excited and engaged at work all year long. Activate their potential. The main reason most people stay at their job is because they enjoy the...
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Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

September 4, 2015
Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

Tweet School is back in full swing. If you have children, you know first-hand how the hustle and bustle of fall activities can be stressful. Even if you are not a parent, you may become frustrated by traffic exacerbated by school buses. Life’s obstacles are limitless, however we can limit our stress levels by maintaining...
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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

August 28, 2015
Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

Tweet Are you quick to criticize or complain? Is your natural inclination during an argument to declare that the other person is wrong? If so, you are not alone. In Dr. Rick Hanson’s book, Hardwiring Happiness, the author explains how our brains have been wired to scan for threats, ultimately fixating on negative experiences....
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Dale Carnegie Training Announces Joseph K. Hart, Jr. as New President and CEO

August 24, 2015
Dale Carnegie Training Announces Joseph K. Hart, Jr. as New President and CEO

Tweet Dale Carnegie Training, the worldwide leader in professional development, performance improvement, leadership training, and employee engagement, recently announced that Joseph “Joe” K. Hart, Jr. is its new President and CEO. Hart is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie course which he took 20 years ago. Today, he attributes much of his success in business to the training...
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Three Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

August 14, 2015
Three Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

Tweet Today’s workplaces appear much different than those of just a few years ago—all in an effort to foster creativity, collaboration, innovation and teambuilding.  Former cubicle farms have been transformed into open collaborative work spaces.  Neutral decor hues have been replaced with bright colors that pop.  Vacant seats are common due to flexible working schedules. Incandescent and punchy...
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