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How to Win Friends and Influence People

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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.

Must-Read Books for Leaders

A coach just asked for recommendations on a book to help him mold his philosophy. What a great question! Here are three for sure: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell. Talent Is Overrated, Geoff Colvin The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle All three discuss the subject of human potential, and how anyone can pursue excellence and success. Another must […]

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 […]

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 […]