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The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

September 16, 2015
The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

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 (and...
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Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

September 9, 2015
Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

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.  ...
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Remote Control-Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

September 2, 2015
Remote Control-Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

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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Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

August 28, 2015
Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

School will soon be 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...
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Dale Carnegie Training Announces Joseph K. Hart, Jr. as New President and CEO

August 21, 2015
Dale Carnegie Training Announces Joseph K. Hart, Jr. as New President and CEO

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 he...
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Three Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

August 14, 2015
Three Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

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 pendant...
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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

August 7, 2015
Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

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. The...
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Conquer the Tyranny of the Urgent in Two Steps

July 31, 2015
Conquer the Tyranny of the Urgent in Two Steps

We all share common challenges to maximizing our productivity level. First, there are only 24 hours in a day. Secondly, if we are actively applying Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principles, we have more professional and personal relationships than ever before, but less time to foster them. Charles E. Hummel published a groundbreaking essay on...
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Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

July 24, 2015
Five Steps to Delegate Effectively

The ability to delegate effectively is paramount to a leader’s success. Although many people assume delegating to others ultimately wastes time, it is necessary for employees to grow in their roles. Others fear losing control of a project, however this will not occur when delegating correctly. Here are five steps to delegate effectively. Determine...
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Four Tips to Revealing Your Best Self This Summer

July 17, 2015
Four Tips to Revealing Your Best Self This Summer

Most people are in their best physical shape during the summer vs. winter months. Warm, sunny days make it easier to stay active and maintain a positive attitude. Many set a goal of losing weight to look their best in anticipation of attendance at major milestone celebrations like graduations and weddings. Consider working your...
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