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If you want to teach someone, first find out what they believe they already know.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 2, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Far too often, we jump into teaching.

Far too often, we assume others do not know what we know. 

Far too often, we conclude others are doing things poorly or incorrectly because they don't know what we know.

More often than not, we waste time and 'make work' when we assume and conclude others don't know what we know.

We can remedy this by asking simple questions before we give instructions and lessons.

 

The greatest of leaders change themselves. They mould their character to remove the bad habits that impair leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 31, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes they replace combative attitudes with kind attitudes. Sometimes they toughen up their softness. Either way they mould their character to remove the bad habits that prevent leadership.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks...unless, perhaps, you praise him enthusiastically...and feed him the meat he craves.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 19, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes old sayings go too far.

If you can teach yourself some new tricks then you can teach old dogs new tricks.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Humour | Thought Tweets

Some people take the same route to work every day...if that route is blocked, they cannot find a way to work.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 31, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Human Beings all creatures of habit.

While considering our goals we always have many routes to achieve them. However, sometimes we just cannot look ahead and see new routes. We become victims of our situations, stalled in the present, stalled in the problem. 

In general, people don't lack the desire to make changes. They lack the skill and habit.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"They lack the skill." When it comes to changeskill is a multi-edged sword

One sharp edge - the person who delivers the change-decision must deliver that decision with skill.

Another sharp edge - the person who receives the change-decision must receive that decision with skill

Another sharp edge - the people who implement the change-decision must perform the decision with skill

That's a lot of skill...that's the skill-work we must commit to if we want to make constructive change.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

You gotta go the first mile before you start talkin' about going the extra mile.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 20, 2019

The Thinkin' Behind The Tweet

Everyone knows, "Talk's cheap". Yet, some people forget it. They get all carried away talking about going extra miles when they haven't managed to complete the first mile. They have taken some steps, cut some corners, etc., however, they haven't got that first mile done yet.

Clichés are cheaper than most talk: Actions are far more telling; Achieved goals speak volumes.

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