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When people are annoyed about setting goals, don't fight against the flow - help them make predictions.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people, perhaps many people, are annoyed by the pressure of setting goals. Many people, if not most people, love to learn about and make predictions. There is little to be gained by fighting against the flow. Rather than fighting against the flow, [at least to some degree] Leaders and managers can seek middle ground and help their people make predictions.

People love to make predictions...and People will embrace the predictions they make.

Examples of predictions people love to make and learn about:

  • bets on sports games
  • weather predictions, especially "Ground Hog Day"
  • stock market investments
  • Nostradamus predictions

Why not add business predictions to the list!

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

How is it people who are 'too busy' find time to share their problems with others & watch all that Reality TV?

by Rick Baker
On Jul 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When 2 pet peeves collide...

(1) People ain't too busy - they just brainwash themselves that way.

(2) Reality TV just ain't - at least it ain't the sort of reality that creates value.

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

"It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech." Mark Twain

by Rick Baker
On Jul 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I am fascinated by skilled public speakers. What value for their audiences! And, Mark Twain, with that amazing wit of his…provides a very important message with this quote. Here is another you can apply to public speaking: Abraham Lincoln – "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

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Communication: Improving Communication | Thought Tweets

Better to fix the problem than to fix the blame.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Winners seek solutions and think of better places.

Losers agonize over problems and fear uncertainty.

Organized people get more done; disorganized people get more stress.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we are disorganized we make more errors and errors cause more work...and sometimes cause other people to have negative reactions...and then there is more stress.

Disorganization = more errors = more fixing of errors = repeated work = annoyed people = more stress.

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

A Vision of a Better Future – one of our most magnetic gifts.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We have all found ourselves inspired by leaders' visions of 'a better future'. Even if we did not take action and 'join the cause', we were inspired by the fact the cause existed. Such is the essence of leadership.

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Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

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