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How to Adapt Your Leadership for Millennials

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June 21, 2017
How to Adapt Your Leadership for Millennials

Tweet There may not be an industry that is plagued with more generational chasms and clashing than in professional sports. Specifically for the National Football League, every year new and eager Millennial rookies join teams with established cultures, playbooks, veteran players, and seasoned coaches who are separated by 1-2 generations. When Jim Tomsula was...
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Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

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March 1, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

Tweet Some are calling Sunday night’s 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture mistake a mix-up of epic proportions.  Here are four lessons that extend beyond show business worth incorporating into your daily routine. Smile- Whether the nominees were ultimately winners or losers, every single one smiled during practically the entire Academy Awards show.  It’s...
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Five Ways to Make Your Resume Work for You

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January 25, 2017
Five Ways to Make Your Resume Work for You

Tweet If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to land a new job this year, avoid making the mistake of ‘dusting off’ a previous version of your resume and add merely adding your most recent work history.  Set yourself up for success by following these five steps to make your resume shine.  Cut-out...
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Dale Carnegie Celebrates 104th Anniversary and Unveils New Brand

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December 14, 2016
Dale Carnegie Celebrates 104th Anniversary and Unveils New Brand

Tweet Last week, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa was erupting with enthusiasm as over 800 Dale Carnegie leaders, trainers and partners gathered at the organization’s biannual International convention.  The organization (formerly known as Dale Carnegie Training – now simply referred to as Dale Carnegie) is also marking its 104th anniversary. The...
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Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

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October 5, 2016
Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

Tweet Most people are familiar with ‘IQ,’ an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence.  Albert Einstein’s IQ was estimated at 160 and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119.  Traditional hiring and promoting methods often required a high IQ for climbing to the top ranks of American businesses, however today many companies are...
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The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

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September 7, 2016
The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

Tweet Are you comfortable saying, “no” to your boss?  It’s important to be a team player, however if your boss continuously piles new projects on your plate, inevitably you will have to delay other work or worse yet, not complete the request at all—which will reflect poorly on you. The ability to say “no”...
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The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

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August 24, 2016
The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

Tweet The 2016 Summer Olympics are a reminder that the ability to bounce back from setbacks is a key characteristic of top performers.  Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   Here...
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Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

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August 10, 2016
Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

Tweet If you’ve ever driven a vehicle to your vacation destination, at some point, you had to refill its tank.  Likewise, if you don’t refuel, you will come to a complete stop.  The same can be said for your brain—if you don’t take a vacation, eventually you will deplete your brain’s reserve pool of...
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Three Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

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July 29, 2016
Three Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

Tweet There is hope for insomniacs and the super stressed thanks to the mental health movement called positive psychology.  Proponents of this movement contend that the stress itself is not the culprit of ill effects such as insomnia, but how people think about it and their resulting reactions.  Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what...
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Marketing to Millennials How 5 Brands are Adjusting to Earn Millennial Loyalty

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June 15, 2016
Marketing to Millennials How 5 Brands are Adjusting to Earn Millennial Loyalty

Tweet More and more brands are reevaluating their marketing strategies, product offerings, and brand experiences in an effort to earn Millennial loyalty. However, marketing to Millennials continues to be a moving target. But for many brands a shift towards Millennial marketing is worth the risk if they can earn the loyalty of the world’s...
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