Employee engagement here in Atlanta is critical to keep organizations and individuals motivated and focused as we close in to the end of 2013. Here in Georgia, the emphasis has to be on the future and the continued growth of our region.
Dale Carnegie Training believes assurance among team members is essential as the New Year approaches. In the classic business book, How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking, Mr. Carnegie writes: “Think success. It is easily in your power to do this. Believe it firmly and you will then do what is necessary to bring success about.” This is so true of our businesses today in the important area of success.
Five simple ingredients make for employee innovation, involvement, and engagement:
- Accomplishment: Doing your finest every day is grounded in the targets of both opportunity and success. Doing things right, with purpose and consistency makes success a true and realistic goal.
- Acknowledgment: Paying attention to employees in true support of their efforts is critical for engaged organizations.
- Trustworthiness: Communication and the honest exchange of ideas go together in the areas of growth and process improvement. Doing everything the right way is a great formula for excellence.
- Simplicity: The small things give people the focus to contribute every day. Inspiration can indeed come from leader and management support.
- Optimism: A smile and professional involvement combine to influence others to do more than what is expected on paper. Excellence is always found at the side of success. We often have to accept the challenge to look for it.
Many years ago, Mr. Dale Carnegie taught business people how to motivate teams and organizations. He still sets the tone today as we head into 2014. He indeed knew how to make friends and influence others to be the best of the best.
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