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People are more inclined to follow than to lead; good followers enjoy huge opportunities.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 29, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

One of the most graphic examples is mob behaviour. A few mob leaders can inspire destruction and pillaging from many...just consider Vancouver's Stanley Cup embarrassment. As Mark Weber says, "If the bet is between People and the Situation, bet on the Situation". [paraphrased] 

Betting on Situations is, in essence, betting on people following.

And there's that Spirited philosophy - "Business Contains Only 3 Things: People, Process, & Situations"

To accomplish their dreams, leaders must remember these related things:

Be the role model you want emulated

Anticipate and construct Situations

Consequences are the legs that support accountability.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 28, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Where consequences do not register, in the end there can be no accountability. Consequences take the form of rewards...either positive or negative.

Consequences are the 'effect' half of 'cause & effect'. If we remove the 'effect that follows accountability' then we also remove the accountability.

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

The busier we are the less we remember...don't fight it...use check-lists.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 27, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Writing things down: it's a simple thing to do...it's also a powerful strategy for aiding memory and a powerful tactic for delivering on promises. And, that builds trust. So, writing things down provides support for building trust.

Seek the upside in ordinary tasks: seeking simple work and doing it well; knowing its link to positive outcomes.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As the old saying goes, "There is satisfaction in a job well done."

There is more satisfaction when:

1.     You know the work, even if it is the most-simple of tasks, is a step toward a positive outcome and

2.     You do the work well.

Some people know this.

Others have to learn this.

Some have to teach this.

Leaders illustrate this by example: Mahatma Gandhi took pride in simplicity and the practice of walking; Napoleon Bonaparte took pride in the science and the practice of aiming cannons. 

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Hero Worship | Leaders' Thoughts | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Communication tip: Google the words "how to listen better". Millions of ideas! Just pick 2 or 3. Start trying them today.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 25, 2019

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

When we asked the LinkedIn question 'What does it take to be a good sales person?' the #1 answer was - 'Be a good listener.' So, from time to time, our Sales Tweets will contain messages about How to Listen Better.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Sales | Thought Tweets

Overheard at the Placebo Plant..."Listen up Boss, I've got this great new product idea."

by Rick Baker
On Apr 24, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

How would one go about recruiting employees for a placebo plant? What traits and qualities would one look for? Would quality control be discussed? How about customer service and customer satisfaction?

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Curiosity - Invention, Innovation & Creativity | Humour | Ideas | Thought Tweets

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