Team… the more we give the more we get!  I was reminded of that last week at a Dale Carnegie Graduation for some of our teammates, Keith Miller, Brad Groebner, and Alicia Scheiss.  (Scott Hodgen and Dave Nanna recently graduated as well.)  Congrats to all taking the class and our recent graduates.  GAME CHANGING!



Anyways, they always sincerely thank the guest for coming.  I feel guilty.  I get WAY MORE out of the class then the credit they give me for attending.

Here are a few of my random notes from the lessons I learned there:

  • Coaching is turning on the light, NOT turning up the heat.
  • Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.
  • Create a nightly to do list to sleep better, stay focused, and get things done!
  • Celebrate the wins.
  • Customers don’t want to be SOLD TO, they want to buy from you.  Business partners.
  • Has anyone ever liked a negative person?
  • Do the best you can.  If you do that- what is there to worry about?
  • Give stress a value and don’t give it any more than it is warranted.
  • Leave work at work.
  • Create an eager want in people.
  • Give sincere appreciation often.
  • Appeal to ulterior motives.
  • The above three help to get things done with a team.
  • Bill Gates:  Greatest strength is character.  What we do when no one is watching.
  • Setting a high reputation for others to live up to.
  • Bet a team player to lead a team.
  • You don’t take the Dale Carnegie course, you live it.
  • You earn the right to talk about your subject.  If you do the work your stress on the subject will turn into excitement to talk!
  • Admit your mistakes before you try to coach someone else.
  • Don’t stress about things you can’t control.
  • The best problems solvers use their creativity.
  • Don’t imitate other people- Be YOU!
  • The little known secret of success- if two people are equal the person with ENTHUSIASM will get it!
  •  Great leaders have confidence.  Great leaders earn confidence from others, because THEY SIMPLY GET THINGS DONE!

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.   Our mission is to be a supplier of others happiness.  I hope this little post did just that.


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