HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dale Carnegie Training, the worldwide leader in professional development, performance improvement, leadership training, and employee engagement, announced today that Joseph "Joe" K. Hart, Jr. is its new President and CEO.
"Like so many others, the skills and tools I learned at Dale Carnegie have had a transformational impact on my life," said Hart. "Dale Carnegie is one of the most respected brands in the world and I could not be more thrilled to be engaging at the highest level with our outstanding clients and such an amazing team of talented and driven professionals. I am fully committed to continuing to evolve our great training programs and to deliver the highest level of value at every touch point."
In addition to being a Dale Carnegie graduate, Hart worked closely with the company as a strategic partner for nearly 10 years. He attributes much of his success in business to the Dale Carnegie training he had early in his career. Hart first took the Dale Carnegie Course 20 years ago when he was a successful attorney, which ultimately led him to leave a thriving legal and real estate career and to start his first business.
"Joe brings an entrepreneurial spirit, operational and technical know-how, a track record of closing large national accounts and a commitment to growing our business through the franchise network," said Donna Dale Carnegie, Chairman of the Board, Dale Carnegie Training. "Joe’s enthusiasm for Dale Carnegie, his collaborative style, and his ability to create a vision and build organizations made him the clear choice. We are honored he has joined our company."
Hart’s first business, InfoAlly, provided online programs to support the Dale Carnegie, Leadership Training for Managers, and Sales Advantage Courses. Hart sold InfoAlly in 2005 and helped start a new company, Asset Health, where he served as the company’s President until joining Dale Carnegie. Asset Health is a fast-growing health technology company that helps train employees to be healthier people and better consumers of healthcare. The company works with numerous Fortune 1,000 and major health system clients.
Hart holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School.
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Dale Carnegie Training is available in 30 languages, covers the entire United States and reaches over 90 countries. Approximately eight million people throughout the world have experienced Dale Carnegie Training, and includes 400 of the Fortune 500 companies as its clients. Additionally, Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, was featured on the United States Department of Labor’s list of "Books that Shaped Work in America," illustrating the legacy of Dale Carnegie and relevance of Dale Carnegie Training today. In May 2014, Dale Carnegie was also named one of the top 50 leadership and management experts on Inc. Magazine online.
In honor of its 100th Anniversary, Dale Carnegie Training® commissioned an extensive study on Employee Engagement in the United States. The study, which unearthed vital factors that contribute to workplace success in relation to engaged employees, establishes the emotions of enthusiasm, empowerment, inspiration and confidence integral to positive engagement.