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Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.

by Rick Baker
On May 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you are skilled at puzzles you deliver value.

When you are skilled at cross words you remove value.

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron.


If you want people to bring your ideas to life, show an interest in theirs.

by Rick Baker
On May 15, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, you're biased and you know full well your ideas are superior. 

But don't let that stop you from listening to other people's ideas from time to time. Little expressions of attention and interest go a long way.



Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Humour | Ideas | Thought Tweets

Trust is gained in small increments, one consistent action at a time.

by Rick Baker
On May 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is lost in large lumps, one misunderstood-inconsistent action at a time. 

So, the scale is weighted against you...or, is it weighted for you?

You can perceive it either way...it doesn't matter as long as you are objective about it and do not begrudge the reality of it.

When it comes to trust, the scale is weighted: it isn't just about your perceptions of your intentions and your actions; it's about other people's perceptions of your actions and your intentions; small understood-consistent actions build trust in small increments; small misunderstood-inconsistent actions destroy trust in large lumps.

PS: Trust: an interpersonal juxtaposition: so fragile, so essential, so egoic...Perceptions of Interests and Actions...laced with biases that are somehow and somewhy ingrained to protect egos. Trust: the fundamental human-to-human consideration.


Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Influencing | Thought Tweets

When you think you don't have enough time, do you really believe you have less time than other more successful people?

by Rick Baker
On May 13, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe you think you will have more time later...yes...that's it...you will catch up to successful people later.

[Shouldn't we do our parts to stamp out "I'm too busy!" & "I don't have time!"]


I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Only when comforable with your communication will Egos help you bring about the changes you desire.

by Rick Baker
On May 11, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Egos are nitpickers. 

Egos need to be stroked.

Egos don't like unpleasant surprises.

Egos always bring their baggage.

If you think time flies, try holding your breath while your boss is telling a story.

by Rick Baker
On May 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Einstein showed us that time is relative.

[Maybe that's why it's easier to hold your breath when a relative is telling a story...but...probably not if that relative is your boss.]



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