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The joys of job seeking; the joys of hiring. It’s all about people connecting in ways that maximize the likelihood of achieving common goals.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 23, 2016

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It isn't about the amount of formal education.

It isn't about the number of years of prior-employment experience.

And...it does not have to be a painful process.



Communication: Improving Communication | Spirited Leaders | Thought Tweets

Don't let your desire for metrics and measures overrule your common sense.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 22, 2016

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Measurements help us understand our progress.

Measurements are of little value when managers fail to exercise common sense and good judgement.

Measurements are of minimal value when basic supervision processes are not practised.


Business Contains Only 3 Things | Measure & Monitor | Thought Tweets

The more you use your talents the harder it is to wear them out.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 22, 2016

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We struggle when we don't use our Talents...and many of us accept that struggling lot in life.

Yet, few of us struggle to use up our Talents.

That's unfortunate.


STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Two keys to beating your competition: (1) Start & (2) Finish.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 21, 2016

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you make a habit of doing these two things, you will be leaps & bounds ahead of the pack.


Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

Intrinsic Goals feel right...they inspire & they energize.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 21, 2016

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Intrinsic Goals envision life purpose, mastery of task, and self-actualization. Naturally, intrinsic goals align with talents and Strengths. And, in contrast to extrinsic goals, intrinsic goals tend to broaden rather than restrict experiences. 

If you want to build them up don’t put them down.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 20, 2016

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you have authority, most people shut down, in one way or another, in response to your criticism.

Maybe you want them to shut down?

Maybe you don't?

...what are you trying to accomplish with all that criticism?


Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Thought Tweets

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