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Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

July 20, 2017
Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

Tweet When top talent leaves an organization, the immediate impacts on the department can feel tragic.  Since employee engagement has barely budged in the last few years, many organizations are focused on developing better attraction and retention strategies.  Gallup recently asked employees what they consider most when deciding to take a job with a different organization.  Here are...
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Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

July 13, 2017
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

Tweet Everyone feels familiarity, safety and security within their individual comfort zones.  Our daily routines and patterns help stabilize our emotions and thwart feelings of anxiety and worry.  To grow and transform, however, we must step outside of our comfort zones.  Dale Carnegie said, “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is...
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Four Ways to Wow Your Willpower

July 6, 2017
Four Ways to Wow Your Willpower

Tweet Many people—myself included, exercise regularly in order to improve their overall health.  What I never realized, however, is that regular exercise increases productivity because our level of willpower works similarly to other muscles according to research.  Here are four ways to work-out your willpower and ultimately, maximize productivity.  Start with your stomach.  Kick your energy into high gear by...
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Three Steps to Setting Yourself up for Entrepreneurial Success

June 29, 2017
Three Steps to Setting Yourself up for Entrepreneurial Success

Tweet Have you been dreaming of owning your own business or have an idea based on a need you’ve identified in the marketplace, but aren’t sure where to begin?  At Dale Carnegie Training, we are passionate about helping people not only pursue their professional and personal goals, but to persevere.  Here are three steps...
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Three Ways to Win Work-Life Balance

June 15, 2017
Three Ways to Win Work-Life Balance

Tweet If you struggle to achieve work-life balance, you’re not alone.  Alarmingly, 94% of professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half, more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. Whether at work or home, here are three secrets to winning work-life balance. Unplug.  The question is not,...
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Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

June 8, 2017
Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

Tweet George A. Custer famously said, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.”  If you’re not a U.S. military history buff, you’ve still probably heard plenty of motivational quotes to the effect that, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try again.’  For...
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Five Steps to More Brainstorming Breakthroughs

June 1, 2017
Five Steps to More Brainstorming Breakthroughs

Tweet Alex Osborn introduced the brainstorming technique in the 1950’s, touting its ability to enhance creative performance by almost 50% versus individuals working on their own.  Here are five steps to ensuring that brainstorming sessions are not only productive, but foster breakthrough ideas. Share context and goals a few days before the meeting. Offering pertinent important...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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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Five Secrets to Selling Yourself in Sales

May 19, 2017
Five Secrets to Selling Yourself in Sales

Tweet Follow these five sales secrets to be successful. Banish preconceived notions. A common mistake many sales rep’s make when selling themselves is focusing too much on themselves.  They memorize their resumes, important corporate facts, etc. they believe will appeal to prospects.  Truth be told, selling yourself isn’t about you at all; rather, it’s...
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Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

May 10, 2017
Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what it is about popular people that makes them so magnetic, here are five of their key habits. They are present. These days, it’s common to walk into a meeting just before it officially starts to find most participants nose-down staring at their laptop or smart phone screens.  Or...
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