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Strong leaders excel at using their talents, knowledge, and skills. Strong Leaders influence others to do that same thing.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Strength = Innate Talent [as signalled by STRENGTHSFINDER Top 5 Talent Themes] + Opportunity [which leaders are obligated to provide to self and others] + Specialized Knowledge [of the details of the plan and the work processes…and about the people and the situations the people face] + Practised Skills [as Malcolm Gladwell teaches, think in terms of at least 10,000 hours to master the tasks that make up a business role]

Influence = the essence of Leadership


 

Perfectionist: someone who takes great pains…and gives them to others.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Perfectionists have trouble finishing. That becomes a problem when others rely on them.

 

Leo Tolstoy

"If you look for perfection, you'll never be content."

You cannot be worried, be angry, be frustrated and make money.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 12, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You can be habitually worried, angry, and frustrated...many people prove that.

But, how many successful people have you met who make habits of worry, anger, and frustration?

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Worry, when held in controlled quantity, can motivate.

Anger has the ability to generate action...mostly destructive, but occasionally productive.

Frustration: the worst of the three; unproductive, inactive, unhealthy.

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If you look into a mirror and see a worried, angry, frustrated face, you are peering into the eyes of a person who will never be wealthy. 

...on the other hand, you just may find that face smiles at you, laughs, gets into a better mood, and accomplishes something constructive.


Plan for the particular and the peculiar...because that's what you are...and so is your perspective.

by Rick Baker
On May 16, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Particular, peculiar, distinctive, & unique: in the English language the meaning of these words overlap. Of these 4 words, we should give 'peculiar' its fair share of consideration.  While many people will struggle with defining themselves as 'peculiar', others will barely hesitate to do it...I mean, to other people...of course.

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Beyond Business | Definitions - Spirited Words Defined | Humour | Thought Tweets

Do Unto Yourself Before You Do Unto Others

by Rick Baker
On Apr 18, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Do unto others as you would have them do to unto you

[The Golden Rule...the foundation of major religions]

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Don't do unto others what you wouldn't want them to do unto you

[a restatement that aligns with a Spirited definition of Integrity]

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Do Unto Yourself Before You Do Unto Others

[a restatement that adds even tougher limits...and thickens the skin]

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He who carries the gold makes the rules

[as if that's not enough of them - another Golden Rule]

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Constructive Criticism - make sure you can take a self-injection of that oxymoron

Willpower is the human body's most energy-intensive process.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 10, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The brain accounts for 20% of the body's energy use. And, nothing consumes more brain energy that the exercising of willpower.

Willpower: that's when the brain, through conscious thought, forces/guides the body to behave in ways that lead toward [are consistent with] long-term goals.

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