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Loyalty is Trust's better half.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 25, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We should cut loyal people some slack. They should not be taken for granted. They deserve much-better-than-average treatment. They deserve the best treatment we can deliver.

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Influencing | Thought Tweets

Powerful leaders take us to new realities.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 19, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Powerful leaders possess the ability to bring about 'new realities'...some tremendously good, some tremendously bad.

While hindsight seems 20/20, for most people foresight is not.

So, most people find visions of 'new realities' to be unrealistic. Regardless, in powerful leaders' minds, they are visions of crystal-clear realism.

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Influencing | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

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

by Rick Baker
On Jun 2, 2021

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.

 

Inspire business people by letting them know that you know what they do when they are at work.

by Rick Baker
On May 30, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you believe people know what you do when you are at work then check again...you may be quite surprised to find others have a very fuzzy impression of your work. Or, they may know almost nothing about your work.

You do not have to emulate them...you can stand out...you can ask them and learn what they do...then you can know what they do...and they will appreciate you for it. 

 

 

 

 

About Influencing Powerful People - #1

by Rick Baker
On May 27, 2021

Here's a quote from Dirk Schlimm -

I learned that influencing powerful people is a better and more effective route than complaining about them.

This quote touches two important Spirited Leaders' philosophies - 

Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron

and

Influence is the Essence of Leadership.

 

Be nothing if not courageous.

by Rick Baker
On May 17, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It's about personal values

  • If we are not courageous, what of value do we have to offer to others?
  • If we are not courageous, what of value do we have to offer to ourselves?
  • If we are not courageous, how do we take chances, fail, learn and grow?

 

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