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About Influencing Powerful People - #1

by Rick Baker
On Jan 27, 2019

Here's a quote from Dirk Schlimm -

I learned that influencing powerful people is a better and more effective route than complaining about them.

This quote touches two important Spirited Leaders' philosophies - 

Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron

and

Influence is the Essence of Leadership.

 

Few situations provide opportunities to do big things; all situations provide opportunities to do small things.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 27, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

All situations offer, at least, small learning experiences.

All situations provide the opportunity for self-discovery and building self-confidence.

 

Tags:

Business Contains Only 3 Things | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

When a combination of skills, goals, & plans is not present, people give up their dreams & hope.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Skills, goals and plans will always be required. 

Without these basics, work is demoralizing and frustrating.

Without these basics, unless they have tremendous will, people give up their dreams and hope.

You are so derisive...if only you could change that "r" to a "c" you'd have one good character attribute going for you.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 25, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

This thought occurred to me while I was trying not to listen to a particularly annoying nitpicker.

...but for one letter...

Ever since, I cannot witness criticism without having at least a slight smile.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 24, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The joys of evolution!

It seems [until someone helps me understand otherwise] we humans are the only animals capable of pointing fingers at others.

We alone enjoy all the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

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Beyond Business | Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

The joys of job seeking & hiring: people connecting & maximizing the achievement of common goals.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 23, 2019

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.

It is about agreeing on exchange of value.

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

 


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