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Sharpening Leadership Skills

September 06, 2017 09:03 AM

For managers or leaders looking to improve on their skills, a corporate training program is coming to Duluth next month. Roz Randorf with Dale Carnegie Training stopped by for a taste of what people can expect.

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Dale Carnegie started out training communication classes in New York City in 1912. From there, he went on to publish multiple best-selling self-improvement books. His vision of helping others has now evolved into a global company that's represented in all 50 states and over 90 countries. The group has over 4,000 certified trainers.

"It's a large corporate development company, " Randorf says.

Carnegie did multitudes of research throughout his life. The company recently did a survey on leadership blindspots. Here is a list of the top four:

1. Showing Appreciation

- 85% of employees say it's important for leaders to show sincere appreciation. Only 49% of supervisors do it consistently.

2. Admitting Mistakes

- 81% of employees say it's important for leaders to admit when they're wrong. Only 40% of supervisors do it consistently.

3. Truly Listening

- Only 24% of employees are very satisfied with their current job, and 45% of employees want to leave their job in the next year.

4. Honesty with self and others

- When a leader is honest and trustworthy with others, employees are 10x more likely to be satisfied in their job.

For those wanting to learn more, Dale Carnegie Training is hosting a three day intensive 'Leadership Training for Managers' program next month. It runs October 11 - 13. 

The program doesn't follow the typical lecture style. Randorf says it's a hands-on learning experience. Trainers want participants to find those "gap areas" in leadership and learn from them to become stronger as an individual.

Anyone who is looking to achieve leadership excellence are encouraged to attend. This may include senior level managers, CEO's, Presidents, Vice Presidents and other emerging leaders. Randorf has personally learned much from the program.

Click here to register.


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