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As a global thought leader in workplace training and development Dale Carnegie Training produces white papers.  The white papers explore business issues that are important to the success of organizations in the marketplace.  


White Papers & Articles on Employee Engagement

Dale Carnegie Training has been a global leader in workplace training and development for more than 100 years and now is a thought leader in employee engagement. Dale Carnegie & MSW  Employee Engagement Research Study identifies the specific behaviors you need to employ to create an engaged workforce. Our Employee Engagement White Papers explore business issues and workplace solutions critical to the success of organizations in todays' marketplace.

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Talent_Management_ThumbTalent Management

How many times have we heard it said that "people are our organization’s greatest asset?" Talent management is all about making that phrase more than mere lip service. Indeed, some contemporary observers of the business scene predict that HR departments will go away in the future—replaced by Talent Management departments. 

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Succession_Planning_ThumbSuccession Planning

Most managers know that talented people are hard to find. If managers try to replace current employees, they often find that recruiting comparably qualified employees from outside the company may cost much more than keeping current employees. Succession planning is about filling the organization’s talent pipeline and building internal bench strength. It is about leveraging the talent that the organization already possesses by developing it to full potential.

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communicate_for_action1Communicate for Action

Skills for effective communication are very important for today’s business and its bottom line. The article "Communicate for Action", discusses four key categories of communication and the importance of listener’s engagement.

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people_productivity_performance1People, Productivity, and Performance

Filling available positions is NOT the key to performance and productivity. The article "People, Productivity, and Performance: The Foundation of Profitability" discusses the benefit of long-range thinking, and focus on employee-development, productivity and team-performance.

Virtual Leadership Development

Dale Carnegie Training’s White Paper "Virtual Leadership Development: Best Practices, Tools and Methods" provides practical guidance for developing successful leaders by using virtual training and development activities as alternatives to the live in-person approach. 





Sales Training: Ensure it Gets Results

Teaching sales people the tools and competencies needed to succeed is critical for every business. The article "Sales Training" discusses a training program that merges two aspects of selling: human relations and sales skills. 

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Sphere of Influence  

When it comes to the interaction between team leaders and their team members, the expectations differ in various cultures. The article "Sphere of Influence" discusses how developing global leaders have to understand cultural expectations and how teams should function.

energizing_sales1Energizing the Sales Force in a Down Economy

The sales manager’s role is manifold: cheerleader, psychologist, coach, and mentor. The article "Energizing the Sales Force in a Down Economy" discusses specific techniques that sales managers can use to motivate and encourage the sales team, and increase their success. 

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five_essential_skills1The Five Essential Skills for a Global Marketplace

We need to respond to the current business environment by insisting on the development and implementation of specific skills. The article "The Five Essential Skills for a Global Marketplace" argues that the speed of change and globalization require the managers to adapt and inspire their people to adapt. There are five essential managerial skills we need to sharpen in order to succeed in the transformed business word.

results-oriented1Results-Oriented Leadership

Distrust in employees and low-performing teams impact your business productivity and image. The article, "Result-Oriented Leadership", discusses key principles and actions that build a corporate culture of trust, credibility, and respect within your team.


White Papers & Articles on Employee Engagement

Beyond_Rules_ThumbEmployee Engagement 

What is employee engagement, and why should managers care about it? What does research tell us about it? How do organizations encourage engagement? How can an organization move beyond engaging individual employees to creating a sociallycohesive corporate culture in which people are fully engaged? This Dale Carnegie white paper addresses these important questions. 

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ASTD--human-potential---600ASTD Study: Achieving Successful Engagement

Companies with engaged employees outperform the competition by 40%-200%. Achieving successful engagement means removing several obstacles that keep good people from doing great work. The article Human Potential Untangledreviews potential obstacles and provides solutions to help you and your team build a foundation for success! Find out how you can develop a system that brings out the best in people.

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Learning's Role in Employee Engagement

Determining how to engage employees is a major challenge. The business literature provides few sure-fire, easy-to-implement ways of increasing employee engagement. With this challenge in mind, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) commissioned the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) to conduct a survey and develop a study on employee engagement. “Learning’s Role in Employee Engagement” was sponsored by Dale Carnegie Training. The goal was to gain an overview of engagement in today’s workplace and to find out how organizations can boost engagement levels, with a particular focus on learning’s role in the process.

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enhace_engagementEnhancing Employee Engagement: The Role of the Immediate Supervisor

The most influential role in an employee’s level of engagement is his or her relationship with their immediate manager. Dale Carnegie Training’s Enhancing Employee Engagement White Paper illustrates the pivotal role the immediate supervisor will play in organizational engagement.

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Emotional Drivers of Employee Engagement

Everyday people make decisions based off of their emotions. Their levels of engagement in the workplace will be related to the emotions felt about their organization, the immediate manager, and senior management.  This White Paper will identify emotional drivers of employee engagement.

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The Dynamics of Employee Engagement

Today, engaged employees are more important than ever. Dale Carnegie Training’s White Paper The Dynamics of Employee Engagement reveals the variables that play a significant role in impacting employee’s levels of engagement.


What Drives Employee Engagement and Why It Matters
Dale Carnegie Training teamed with MSW Research to study what really drives employee engagement. The research revealed that although there are many functional and emotional factors that impact employee engagement, there are 3 key drivers.

Senior_LeadershipBuilding a Culture of Engagement: The Importance of Senior Leadership

Senior leaders are the visible face of an organization. These leaders are responsible for building and communicating the vision and strategic direction of the company. Employees belief in senior leadership is one of the three critical ingredients of employee engagement. When employees believe in and trust senior leader they are much more likely to be engaged than those that don’t.  

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encourage_team_membersArticle: Encourage Team Members to be Positive in Tough Times

Leaders should be approachable, and not inform from the top, but communicate and engage employees. This article discusses three principles that HR professionals should share on how to deal with negative behavior of team leaders.  

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connect_with_peopleArticle: Connect with People - The Foundation of Employee Trust and Engagement

When leaders connect with employees by understanding the strengths and motivations of each team member, their strong relationships build trust and create engagement in the workplace.  This article discusses the three stages of professional business interactions for productive work relations and top performance.; 

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Enagaging-IT-Professionals-600Understanding and Engaging IT Professionals

The information technology sector is critical to the success of any organization in the 21st century. For organizations to succeed in this ever changing business world it is important to understand and engage the IT community. Our white paper, IT as a Valued Business Partner, discusses effective strategies and tactics that build engagement and understanding by:





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