Tag: dale carnegie

One book that I come back to over and over again is “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. Written in 1936, there is still so much from this book that resonates today. For example, this quote always grounds me on if we are trying to help others move forward; we must … [Read more…]

Read More Listening to Lead Forward

You are passionate about something, and you want others to feel and live your enthusiasm. We have all had that “something” that has meant a lot to us, and we want others to embrace the same ideas.  Yet, our enthusiasm and approach in helping shift the thinking of others can sometimes alienate others and can … [Read more…]

Read More 3 Simple Ways to Help Shift the Thinking of Others

I fell upon Anatol Rapoport‘s rules of constructive argument and debate and found them compelling: How to compose a successful critical commentary: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.” You should list any points of agreement (especially … [Read more…]

Read More Finding the Best Ideas Vs. Finding a Winner

For the last two years, I have shared some of my favourite quotes from the past year that have inspired me or made me think deeper about a subject. I wanted to provide some for this year as well.  Have an amazing 2019! 2017  2018      Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig … [Read more…]

Read More 20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2019

For the last two years, I have shared some of my favourite quotes from the past year that have inspired me or made me think deeper about a subject. I wanted to provide some for this year as well.  Have an amazing 2019! 2017  2018      Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig … [Read more…]

Read More 20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2019

From “How To Win Friends and Influence People“: Do you know someone you would like to change and regulate and improve? Good! That is fine. I am all in favor of it, but why not begin on yourself? From a purely selfish standpoint, that is a lot more profitable than trying to improve others—yes, and … [Read more…]

Read More Model the Way

I saw the title for this post, “How to Win Every Argument” and first thought, “This article could be great for the work that I do, often trying to convince people to do something different than they are already doing!”  Then I jumped in, and it was NOTHING like I thought, but so much better. … [Read more…]

Read More Arguing to Find the Middle

When I first saw this tweet, it literally made me laugh out loud: A lot has changed since I started teaching in 1999.  This was seemingly my biggest dilemma with technology at the time. It used to be that people wouldn’t admit that they met their partner online and they would make up a story. … [Read more…]

Read More Things Change and Things Stay the Same

I woke up one morning not feeling the best, after receiving a message about something that needed to be dealt with for work that was a bad surprise.  After that, I had some more bad news, but nothing I couldn’t deal with. Everyone has complications from work. Then I finished off a blog post I had … [Read more…]

Read More Empowering or Stifling Voice?

I woke up one morning not feeling the best, after receiving a message about something that needed to be dealt with for work that was a bad surprise.  After that, I had some more bad news, but nothing I couldn’t deal with. Everyone has complications from work. Then I finished off a blog post I had … [Read more…]

Read More Empowering or Stifling Voice?