Dale Carnegie’s books are gems and full of wisdom. Today I received an issue of Tom “Big Al” Schreiter’s newsletter available at fortunenow.com.
Up to now, I had twice the honour to meet Tom (once in Germany and once in Orlando, Florida, USA.) I highly recommend his newsletter, not only if you’re in Network Marketing.
In today’s issue, he gave a short quote of one of Dale Carnegie’s books on how to be a leader. Here we go…
- Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
- Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
- Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
- Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
- Let the other person save face.
- Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement.
- Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
- Use encouragement.
- Make the fault easy to correct.
- Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.
~Dale Carnegie (1888–1955)
Although I’m not necessarily aiming for leadership (rather freedomship and mentorship,) the above 10 bullets are worth to be considered and followed, aren’t they?
I mean, when aiming for mentorship you may not agree with all of them, but to be a good leader, in my eyes, require the above 10.
Food for thought?
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- What Is Best For You — A Web Site Or A Blog?
- My Posh Video Productions (Duh!)
- Discipline For The Work-At-Home Business Person
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Thanks for the nice comment, Chris. Much appreciated!
I just stepped by and find that you offer good direct marketing advice on your blog. Keep it up, too! :-)
Some great tips there. I really enjoy reading Dale Carnegie’s books. I always get a feeling of “hey, I know this!”, but the thing is, it is so common sense, hiding in plain sight. Your excellent post today reminds me yet again :)
Yeah, it’s great to be reminded of the terrific wisdom available in great books. And, as you said, high value is often to be found in the simplest tools; or in those things that have been taught over and over again. We just need to act upon them.
And a popular quote like the one above makes us remember essential steps.
This is a good post. The points you have listed are so nice and simple but they could make a very big impact. I like 6 and 8 the most. I know from my own experience that praise and encouragement does a lot to boost the morale of a team.
I like also # 7 and 10. I am grateful for the comments I receive on my blog, and yours is outstanding. (See?)