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People think 600-700 words per minute. People talk 100-200 words per minute. Most people listen...maybe 1 or 2.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Listening - a little bit goes a long way. Just imagine what could be accomplished by a lot of listening.   

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

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.

 

Never Give Up..You owe it to yourself...You owe it to your family...You owe it to Life.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 28, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Of course, Sir Winston Churchill comes to mind, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” 

Churchill, singularly, inspired a nation.

But, there's more to it...

Churchill inspired himself. 

[...in support of inspiration and daily affirmations]


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

by Rick Baker
On Feb 23, 2020

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.

 


In pre-historic times people who didn't listen got eaten...now they propagate at will.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 18, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Could it be 21st Century predators are a forgiving lot of creatures?

Could it be Darwin was wrong?

...survival of the fittest? ... or was it survival of the most adaptable? ... or is it no survival for the least able to listen?

Assuming evolution is an accurate theory - and I'm not so sure about all the science details of that any more - regardless, if evolution theory is true:

How many generations will it take for human ears to shrink and disappear through lack of use?

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

When we to want to win at all costs, our perspectives become quite blind to the realities of situations.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 15, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people cannot adjust their thinking to fit the realities of the situations at hand.

Some people cannot even begin to untie their emotions, so they can use logic to think about the real facts they face in situations.

Perhaps, the problem is, their Ego must cry out for help regardless of the situation they face?  

 

 

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