Coaching Corner: To be an effective leader, be yourself

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(NC)-Imitating those we admire seems like the logical thing to do when aiming our sights on the fast track to success. And yet, you should actually take the opposite track, says Dale Carnegie, the world's most recognized name in coaching and training.

Instead of trying to mirror the actions of someone who lives a different life and has a different personality, we need, first and foremost, to be true to ourselves and capitalize on our own unique traits. If you find this a little difficult when under corporate or societal pressure to conform, here are seven of the Dale Carnegie Principles:

. Try to profit from your losses

. Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage health and hope

. Never try to get even with your enemies

. Expect ingratitude

. Count your blessings - not your troubles

. Do not imitate others

. Create happiness for others.

True leadership however is more than just a title if you are to maximize your management performance. Take a look online at the course called Leadership Training For Managers, at www.carnegie.ca. This seven-week course, as well as all courses offered on the site, guarantees to produce monetary results, namely a triple rate of return on your training investment.

Kathie Mather, president of the organization explains: "Indeed, you and your team not only learn to master the true fundamentals of leadership - which includes how to build cooperation and trust in the workplace, as well as how to convert new ideas into superior results - but this type of training offers guaranteed, bottom line results. No other training company in Canada stands by their reputation in this way."

- News Canada

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