Do you have a friend or colleague that you enjoy hanging out with because they treat you well? Do you know an acquaintance whom you dislike because they keep criticizing everything you do? Do you enjoy supporting the former while actively avoid the latter? For most of us the quality of our lives and the success or failure of our careers will depend on how good we are at building and maintaining relationships. For learning those essential skills, the first three lessons in Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People are especially valuable.
They say repetition is the key to mastery. As a classic self-improvement book, you may have read it yourself at one point in your life but have not had the time to review it. We’ve gone a long way since Dale Carnegie’s time and many leaders like John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, Brian Tracy and several others have taught lessons that adds and builds on what he taught (and I’ve included some of them here as they’re crucial for improving the lesson), but his classic still stands as one of the best. If you want a quickly remember some of the basics, then keep reading this article!
Note: I also suggest buying and reading the book through the affiliate image link below to learn the complete lesson. As they say, nothing beats the original!