3 Ways To Influence People

3 Ways To Influence People

When I am having trouble connecting with and motivating colleagues, I check back in with Dale Carnegie and his legendary How To Win Friends and Influence People.

His advice always works.

Today I reviewed the first three chapters about fundamental techniques in handling people (don’t you love the word “handling”; such a 1930s slang word?):Puzzlebrains 012714

  1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain – criticism is dangerous because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance and arouses resentment.
  2. Give honest and sincere approbation – because you will realize that “every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I can learn of him,” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  3. Arouse in the other person an eager want – success can be attributed to “bait the hook to suit the fish,” infamous British Prime Minister Lloyd George.

What are your tips for “handling” people?

User Comments ( 2 )

  • Gustavo Silva

    Awesome post Mr Donnellon.
    I love it.

  • Thanks, Gustavo. What about the post did you appreciate?

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