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Dale Carnegie

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Today’s Quote

“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” Benjamin Disraeli In the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” author Dale Carnegie begins by advising the reader never to “criticize, complain or condemn.” You can’t provide motivation while tearing someone down.

Winning Friends and Influencing People

Not long ago I heard of an office where a worker had recently been shown the door. It seems that this person brought an attitude that drove colleagues to distraction. One of them, as a coping mechanism, began to keep a simple log. It noted the first words out of this person’s mouth every day […]

A Key to Motivation

Few paragraphs could ever teach more about motivation than the following one, written by Geoff Colvin and appearing in the acknowledgments section of his book, “Talent is overrated.” This book would not have been written if my “Fortune” colleague Jerry Useem hadn’t walked into my office and and asked if I wanted to write something […]

The Critic

Many thanks to David DeNotaris for inspiring today’s message. David offers a daily motivational hotline, called “Do You Have a Minute?” It’s at (206) 888-8121, and earlier this week it contained this quote: “No one ever built a monument to a critic.” What’s the difference between a critic and a coach? A critic is someone […]