Summary:  Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is one of the most widely read, widely referred books in the world.  Carnegie highlights a number of simple rules that, if followed, will greatly improve your relationships with others.  The book is worth reading as the examples that he provides help to reinforce the importance of each of the rules he summarizes.

Key Take Away:  Your success is going to be dictated by your ability to interact with others.  Understanding and developing your “people skills” is the easiest, fastest, and most economical way to improve your performance both in and out of the workplace.

One Action to Take:  A link to a one page copy of Carnegie’s rules is provided below.  Print the list and take 5 minutes at the beginning of each day to review the list.  If you don’t see results within a month’s time, I’ll be amazed.

How To Win Friends and Influence People