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When Leaders tell followers what to do they need to limit that telling to BIG PICTURE things.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Some think Leaders should provide followers latitude to do their work as they choose. Some think that’s the way to breed creativity and maximize motivation, innovation, and results. Meanwhile, many [perhaps most] entrepreneur-Leaders tend to micro-manage. 4 keys to success in business:

  1. The Leader must pick strong/capable followers, 
  2. The Leader must tell those followers the desired BIG PICTURE things such as VALUES, VISION, MASTER RULES, and MAJOR GOALS
  3. The Leader must show those followers how he/she [the Leader] goes about his/her work [actions]…i.e., setting one example, the example that fits the Leader’s strengths and personality, and 
  4. the Leader must make it clear he/she expects followers to take action that fits their unique strengths and personalities.

The less confident you feel the more you criticize others.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

So, Confidence is criticism's antidote.

When there's no two ways about it, it isn't good conversation.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Well...that's an idiom wrapped up in an aphorism wrapped up in a bit of truism.

Regardless, closed minds don't tolerate others' ideas and undisciplined minds are always tied to ears that close and mouths that open.

 

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thick Skin & Thin Skull | Thought Tweets

One thing I've learned about drawing lines in the sand: before you draw them, set your Master Rules.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 12, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Note to self...

Know the rules you want to live by....your Master Rules

Anticipate possible situations & predict a set of outcomes...'scenarios'.

Visualize how people will feel and act.

Visualize how you will feel and act.

Do these things before drawing lines.

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Master Rules | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

Abundance exists in the ability to control your thoughts.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 11, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Abundance is the ability to control your thoughts...and this is easier if you have good health, a level of intelligence, and a level of financial comfort. 

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Abundance | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Be comfortable allowing what people do to overrule what they say.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 10, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Confucius said, "There was a time when I merely listened attentively to what people said, and took for granted that they would carry out their words. Now I am obliged not only to give ear to what they say, but also to keep an eye on what they do."

Believe what they do, not what they say...remember you are biased...and don't gauge them too harshly...after all, they are only human.

 

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