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How to Explain Collaboration

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The other day, Andrew sent a link to this game for me to try out. He knows that I am a fan of puzzles, and thought I would enjoy this team test. It is owned by the Swedish Army, and they use it for team-building exercise. The opening splash screen tells you that “We demand a lot of our officers. Cooperation is a given.” I was almost afraid to play the game. I’m definitely no officer, but I do like to cooperate and be part of a team effort. I’m glad I took a chance – this game is great!

Four random people are connected together to form a team. The person to the immediate right of you will gain more time to their clock each time you complete a task successfully. You will be assigned to one of four colors, and you must concentrate only on the puzzles put before you in your area.

You’ll be asked to solve puzzles such as memorizing colors and numbers, moving a ball through a tunnel without touching the lines and things of that nature. You are “graded” on things like how well you concentrate… which is a huge challenge for me.

All in all, the game is a lot of fun and mentally stimulating. I definitely recommend you try it out.

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How to Win the Secrets of Success

Dale Carnegie’s classic book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” was written more than seventy years ago. However, the information contained within the pages is still highly relevant in today’s world. It doesn’t matter how old you are, nor what career path you have chosen. The basic principles can help you improve your foundation.

Keep reading to find out how you can win a copy for yourself!

This book will help you to become a more effective speaker, master the workplace culture, develop your leadership style, and hone your customer service skills. The book has sold more than 15 mil­lion copies world­wide over the years. Billionaire Warren Buffet has stated many times that he was terrified to speak in public early in his life. He took the Dale Carnegie course, and was amazed at how much his life changed.

It seems as though our days fly by at about 300 miles per hour. We are busy, and don’t always have time to sit and read a book, no matter how good or important it might be. This is why Dale Carnegie Training has now released an iPhone app. The “Dale Carnegie Secrets of Suc­cess App” is designed to bring you as much of the original information as possible in a way that is quick and easy to consume.

There are more than 30 videos built in to the app, which illustrate the most effective ways to employ Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations Principles. You’ll find fundamental methods to help you reduce your stress, conquer worry, and be more effective in the workplace. Additionally, the app contains tips created to address issues ranging from team building to time management… and from coaching to conflict resolution.

To celebrate the launch of the app, Dale Carnegie Training is giving away 200 copies of the original book.

If you would like to win a copy, leave a follow-up comment on this post. Let me know how this book could enhance your life, both in the workplace and at home. I will select ten winners at random on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010. The contest is open to anyone, no matter where you live in the world.