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REPUTATION: a thing that slowly grows before it glows.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

But, WOW, it can sure get snuffed out quickly.

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Influencing | Thought Tweets

Don't let a few bad apples sour your trust in people.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Without trust relationships are shallow and weak.

Don't let people's actions sour your trust.

Start With Self. On top of all the self-things I have written over the years, I'm adding self-trust.

We judge others by their actions; we judge ourselves by our intentions. We blame situations for our failures: we blame other people for their failures. We give credit to ourselves when we succeed: we give credit to their situations when other people succeed. (Attribution Bias)

Those are our tendencies.

Let's not allow those tendencies to draw too much of our attention to the bad apples.

Good leaders repeat messages so good followers don't repeat errors.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"I have a dream"...followers remembered because Martin Luther King Jr. repeated.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Delegation & Decisions | Influencing | Thought Tweets

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


 

How do we rebuild trust? One small, well-thought-out, personal, positive step at a time.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe you care about the damage trust has experienced?

Maybe you want to repair that damage?

Maybe you do not know how?

Invest the time it takes to understand people. Understanding provides for trust, motivation, & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 31, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In part, inspired by a re-reading of Michael Gerber's 'The E-Myth Revisited'. Pick a demographic - learn its psychographics - and don't forget, we're dealing with people...not statistics.

Of course, there's a softer side and a more-important justification. Only when we understand others are we able to help them. [Without such understanding we ramble along, at best, half-helping ourselves.]


 

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