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Take Command

"Take Command builds beautifully on my father's ideas in How to Win Friends & Influence People, and it takes those insights even further with innovative and effective ways to implement them." -Donna Dale Carnegie
This book is a modern manual for personal and professional development. Unlock your true potential and live a fulfilling life.

Take Command

Take Command builds beautifully on my father's ideas in How to Win Friends & Influence People, and it takes those insights even further with innovative and effective ways to implement them." -Donna Dale Carnegie
This book is a modern manual for personal and professional development. Unlock your true potential and live a fulfilling life.
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How We Organized Take Command

We've organized the book into three parts. Think of it like three concentric circles, with Part I as the innermost circle and Part III as the outermost.
take command of your thoughts and emotions

Part I: Taking Command of Your Thoughts & Emotions

Learn ways to handle stress, build confidence and courage, and deal with change.
take command of your relationships

Part II: Taking Command of Your Relationships

Explore ways to establish better connections, repair trust, deal with difficult people, and see from another person's point of view.
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Part III: Taking Command of Your Future

Define your value, your purpose, and create a vision for your life. Learn how you can pursue your dreams and live life with intention & make an impact.

Take Command Companion Journal

Read and Reflect
Enhance your reading experience and put insights and concepts into action with Take Command’s companion journal. Along with the book, the journal will allow you to build confidence by finding your inner strength, creating a network of support with enhanced relationships, and leading the life you want with intention and vision.

Take Command of Your Thoughts, Your Relationships, and Your Future with Michael Crom & Joe Hart

Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast | Episode 48
This episode is dedicated to a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Take Command book.
The book’s co-authors Joe Hart and Michael Crom share how they leverage the Dale Carnegie principles and apply them in different situations. Learn how to control our thoughts, build relationships, and envision our future. The book’s goal is to familiarize younger generations with core communication and leadership principles from Dale Carnegie and others.

Take Command of 2023 with Joe Hart

Introducing TAKE COMMAND

Why is it important to take command of our thoughts?

How does self-efficacy and self-worth result in building confidence?

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There is no better moment than right now to begin to take the next step forward. Whether it is to speak up in a meeting, step up and take a leadership role, or build a better support network, the elemental tools and concepts covered in Take Command will help you to build a more intentional career and life.

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Take Command: A Young Professional’s Pathway to Success

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Engaged. Intentional. In Command.
Celebrate the launch of Dale Carnegie’s latest book: Take Command. Learn the pathway required to take the next step in your career and take control of your future.
Join us and get inspired by real-life stories from young global leaders. Learn the 3 ways that you can develop a pathway to success, through intentionality, relationships, and your own inner strength.

Explore Our Blog on How to Take Command of Your Thoughts, Emotions, and Career

How to Reframe Negative Thoughts at Work

Reframing our thoughts isn’t about stopping negativity from occurring in the first place. As we’ve shown, it’s a part of our nature to think this way. But we can learn to reframe our negative thoughts to overcome them and become happy and confident people.

How to Properly Deal with Emotions in the Workplace

When it comes to emotional processing, humans aren’t that great at it. Our base instincts kick in when we have a negative experience, and that can easily distract us from harnessing, learning from, and managing the resulting feelings. 

How to Be More Intentional in Your Life and Career

Humans don’t always act purposefully when confronted with mental or emotional challenges. If we allow our responses to be reactive & happen on autopilot, we can be sure life will take control of us. Learn 3 steps on how to be more intentional in our life and career!

About the Authors

Joe Hart
Becoming CEO of Dale Carnegie in 2015, Joe has continued to lead the effort that has helped thousands of organizations and millions of individuals take command—of their businesses, their careers, and their futures. Joe started his career as a practicing attorney at two prominent firms where he focused on contract-related litigation. In 1998, he joined The Taubman Company, developer of regional shopping centers, becoming Development Director. In 2000, he followed a dream and started a venture and angel-backed e-Learning company called InfoAlly. In 2005, Joe sold InfoAlly and went on to co-found and become president of AssetHealth.
Michael Crom
Michael Crom is a Board Member of Dale Carnegie & Associates and is also Dale Carnegie’s grandson. He is also an author and has published several books, including "The Sales Advantage" and "The Leader in You”.
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Take Command

Take Command is a modern manual for personal development that will help anyone, at any age. Take Command offers powerful tools and time-tested methods to help you live an intentional life by:

taking command of your thoughts and emotions

taking command of your relationships

taking command of your future

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