Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I just finished a great book...

One of the oldest, but still THE BEST! For more than seventy years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Dale Carnegie does a fantastic job of pointing out that the only true way to have any type of influence in life is to be a leader, and that in being a leader, one must often times change the attitudes and behavior of those around him.

He states nine principles in which the leader can bring people to his way of thinking and in doing so can accomplish any task.

1. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
2. Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.
3. Talk about your own mistakes before criticising the other person.
4. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
5. Let the other person save face.
6. Praise the SLIGHTEST improvement and praise EVERY improvement.
- "Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise."
7. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
8. Use encouragement.
- "Make the fault seem easy to overcome."
9. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

These nine principles are simple to understand and yet are incredibly profound. When applied to their daily lives and habits in dealing with people, the leader will find great changes in the levels of influence he is able to attain.


God Bless,
Jason Jasper

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