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How to Get Your Team to Work Toward the Same Goal

Anytime you are starting a new initiative, there will always be a handful of team members that show resistance to change and an unwillingness to do seemingly ‘extra’ tasks. It is human nature to react this way. But as a leader, it is your responsibility to find a way to motivate your team. Bribing them with donuts can only work so many times!

It takes a certain skill to win people over. Whether you are a seasoned CEO, executive leader of a team, or an entrepreneur looking to absorb the Dale Carnegie principles, our methods will be able to guide you to become more successful in your role.  

The Timeless Principles of Dale Carnegie

For more than eighty years, the rock-solid, time-tested advice in the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. These principles have been implemented and proven to have worked for SMBs and Fortune 500 companies for decades.  

Dale Carnegie has taken these principles and turned them into in-person, highly effective, professional development programs delivered here in Orange County. Allowing individuals to sharpen their skills and leaders to engage their team to follow Dale Carnegie’s principles.

12 Ways to Motivate Your Team

We want to provide you with just one page out of the book: getting people to think your way. Implement and follow these principles word for word, and you will be able to win over your team in no time!

  • Principle 10: The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it
  • Principle 11: Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, “You’re wrong.”
  • Principle 12: If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically
  • Principle 13: Begin in a friendly way
  • Principle 14: Get the other person saying, “yes, yes” immediately
  • Principle 15: Let the other person do a great deal of the talking
  • Principle 16: Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers
  • Principle 17: Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view
  • Principle 18: Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires
  • Principle 19: Appeal to the nobler motives
  • Principle 20: Dramatize your ideas
  • Principle 21: Throw down a challenge

Related Resource: Review all our principles on our Tips for Leaders YouTube Playlist.

How Dale Carnegie of Orange County Can Help

Dale Carnegie of Orange County has an award-winning team of trainers who will be able to coach you and your team through these principles. We have over 200 programs available specializing in the core areas of Leadership, Presentations, Interpersonal Skills, Team Building, Sales and Customer Service.

We encourage you to give us a try by attending one of our 2-hour workshops. The course is completely free because we are convinced that once you understand how Dale Carnegie of Orange County works, you will be ready to work with us.

Let’s train and transform your team. Click here to get started.

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