Friday, September 5, 2008

Gaining the Cooperation of Others

  1. Acknowledge the importance of other people. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. -William James
  2. Show enthusiasm and energy. Enthusiasm is by far the highest paid quality on earth, probably because it is one of the rarest; yet it is one of the most contagious. -Frank Bettger
  3. Encourage and facilitate two-way conversation. Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view. -Robert Hutchins
  4. Ask other people's opinions? I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them. -George Bush
  5. Ask questions instead of giving orders. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what you want them to achieve and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -Gen. George S. Patton
  6. Show sincere gratitude. God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you? -William A. Ward
  7. Give strength centered compliments. The life of many a person could probably be changed if someone would only make him feel important. -Dale Carnegie

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