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Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends, Influence People & Succeed in a Changing World

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What is The Leader In You about?

The Leader in You (1993) reveals how tapping into your enthusiasm and creativity can help you connect more effectively and work more productively. Drawing on insights from leaders across a wide range of fields, this practical guide includes strategies to hone your leadership strengths, boost your self-confidence, and achieve your personal and professional goals.

About the Author

Dale Carnegie was an American author and lecturer who pioneered the self-improvement movement. In addition to developing courses on corporate training, interpersonal skills, and public speaking, he wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living and How to Win Friends and Influence People – one of the best-selling books of all time.

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    Identify your unique leadership strengths.

    When you think about leaders, do presidents, generals, or movie directors come to mind?

    Leadership has an important role at the top – but it’s just as important at any level of this game called life. Want to energize your colleagues or keep things happy at home? Become a better leader. In fact, embodying leadership qualities will improve your experience immensely on all fronts.

    So what are these qualities? Well, there’s no one right way to lead. Leaders are sometimes loud and funny. Other times, they’re stoic, gentle, or even shy. The important thing is to figure out what kind of leader you are.

    Maybe you’re tenacious, creative, or always have a smile on your face; whatever your best qualities are, let them bloom. These are your foundation for all the leadership lessons to come.

    In Mother Teresa’s case, it was unabashed resolve. After visiting four inmates suffering from AIDS at a maximum-security prison, Mother Teresa marched to New York City Hall. It was the Monday before Christmas. In one sitting with the mayor, she secured medical furloughs so she could bring the inmates to the new AIDS center she was envisioning – as well as the necessary funding and permits for the building.

    The center opened that Wednesday. Failing was never an option.

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    Who should read The Leader In You

    • Managers or employees striving to become effective leaders
    • People craving better relationships with friends and colleagues
    • Perennial worriers who want to reenergize their outlook on life

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