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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

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

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.

 

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.

The more you use your talents the harder it is to wear them out.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We struggle when we don't use our Talents...many of us accept that struggling lot in life...and some of us embrace struggling as the starting process that allows learning and growth.

Yet, few of us struggle to use up our Talents.

Isn't that unfortunate!

 

Hope is not a strategy but it is an essential ingredient of leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 13, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Hope is not a Strategy', an interesting business book by Rick Page.

"Hope is an essential ingredient of leadership." a Deepak Chopra quote from his book, 'The Soul of Leadership'

Both are accurate statements. 

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