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Be Interested in People for Them to Like You

Be interested in people! In this article, we will summarise the principles of Part Two – Six Ways to Make People Like You – of Dale Carnegie’s book, “How to Win Friends & Influence People” *. Have you started reading it yet? All of us like to be liked. Even one person not liking us, can affect how we view ourselves. Principle 1 – Be genuinely interested in other people. Carnegie talks about Tippy, the puppy his father bought him... read more

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Most people know the classic written by Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends & Influence people” *. Have you read it? It’s a timeless book, designed for regular reading. Dale Carnegie conducted a great deal of research and interviewed many people before writing this book. This article is my summary of the principles in Part One of his book – “Fundamental Techniques in Handling People”. These principles are as important now as when Carnegie... read more

Critical Incident in Your Workplace

What is a Critical Incident? A Critical Incident is a workplace event – extraordinary in nature – which can produce significant reactions on victims or those either directly or indirectly impacted. Who can be affected? Witnesses, employees, colleagues, clients and family members all can be affected by a Critical Incident. Typical examples of a Critical Incident include: robbery; car accident; client illness (e.g. heart attack in... read more

8 Tips for Conducting Better Job Interviews

We’re often so concerned about employing a person with the right skills, we forget to think about character and attitude. Skills are learned; character and attitude are not! If you’re not totally satisfied with your recent staff appointments, maybe it’s time to re-think how you do interviews. Here are some tips to bear in mind: Prepare! Prepare well beforehand. If you leave the person waiting because you are unprepared for their arrival, this... read more

How to Romance Your Valentine …

Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers …. For those of us in a long-term relationship, how do we keep that romantic spark alive? It can be that our relationship becomes a little humdrum once the honeymoon period is over. Research shows it would be physically harmful for our bodies to operate continuously at the same peak level for a long period of time. Our hormones cannot remain at that high “honeymoon” level we experience at the beginning of a... read more

Are You a Workaholic?

Are you a workaholic? Part-way through January, how is your work-life balance? Who’s winning – life or work? The Macquarie Dictionary defines “workaholic” as a person who is addicted to work. In my earlier working life, being a workaholic was regarded as a badge of honour. It definitely didn’t have the same stigma as being an alcoholic – someone addicted to intoxicating drinks. Alcoholism can have devastating effects on... read more

Achieve Your 2017 Goals with 3 Cool Tips!

Last week I wrote about the importance of reviewing the events of your 2016, and carrying those learnings into 2017. So – with the New Year 2017 still fresh – here are my 3 tips to help you achieve your 2017 goals. My 1st tip: Be honest. Choose 2 or 3 areas in your life where you need to make a change, and write one specific year goal for each. Areas may be family, health, career, finance, emotional, spiritual, social, community, educational …... read more

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