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While leaders must set rules, they must also empower people to be innovative as they pursue goals.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 23, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Novelty in thinking and action have never been more essential.

Few companies have that sort of culture...so - most companies must adopt desire for change if they wish to survive and thrive.

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Abundance | Thought Tweets

Errors visit us to make sure we haven't forgotten we exist to learn.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, problems can be annoying. They are impolite, arriving at the wrong time and place. And it often seems they are visiting the wrong person.

If we find ourselves annoyed when problems arrive, we can look at that annoyance as a decision trigger. We can pull triggers that send bullets that injure ourselves and others. Or, we can take a bit of time to concentrate on our targets and pull more constructive triggers.

The question shouldn't be, Is the glass half-full or half-empty? It should be, Is the glass half-full and half-empty?

by Rick Baker
On Feb 21, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Actually, the question should be - 

Is the glass at least both half-full and half-empty?

Rather than limit people to 2 ways of thinking and claiming one is optimistic and the other pessimistic, we ought to encourage people toview Situations and People's actions from multiple perspectives...by, for example, encouraging people to use tools like Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats'.

In some Situations, it is appropriate to consider what has been added while in others it is appropriate to consider what has been subtracted. Sometimes we need to consider possibilities. Other times we need to identify the need for urgent action. 

This goes beyond optimism, pessimism, and realism. While that 'mindset' differentiation may be important, with people or with situations, it also may not be important.

Situations & People deserve a lot more thinking than optimism/pessimism tests.

PS: That glass-half-full-glass-half-empty saying has always annoyed me. It is too cliché and it puts people into a 2-dimensional box when all of us know we live in at least a 3-dimensional world.

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Abundance | Thought Tweets

Our deeds tend to leave permanent shadows. Often invisible to us but seen clearly by others.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 20, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Often invisible to us: because we are biased.

Seen clearly by others: because they are biased.

As the saying goes - "Perceptions are Reality."

[Reality is such a biased illusion.]

 

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

An ideal way to help people: show them how to 'disentangle' the energy and power they, naturally, possess.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Energy & Natural Talent: 2 things we all possess.

But,  we rarely experience people helping us put those 2 things to best use.

Be the exception...help people disentangle the energy wrapped around their Talents.

 

If you want to influence then Learn to Listen.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

LinkedIn is a valuable tool. We can use it to discover what other people think about topics.

I asked some of my LinkedIn friends the Question: What does it take to succeed at sales?

And, the most-repeated piece of advice was - Listen Better.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Influencing | Thought Tweets

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