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If you want to influence others, influence yourself first. Make little changes for the better. Then share that good habit.

by Rick Baker
On May 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

All great leaders make major changes to their way of dealing with 'their personal challenges' and their way of interacting with other people. 

All great leaders learn how to replace Bad Habits with Good Habits.

Self-control is magnetic.

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Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Influencing | Thought Tweets

Trust is gained in small increments, one consistent action at a time.

by Rick Baker
On May 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is lost in large lumps, one misunderstood-inconsistent action at a time. 

So, the scale is weighted against you...or, is it weighted for you?

You can perceive it either way...it doesn't matter as long as you are objective about it and do not begrudge the reality of it.

When it comes to trust, the scale is weighted: it isn't just about your perceptions of your intentions and your actions; it's about other people's perceptions of your actions and your intentions; small understood-consistent actions build trust in small increments; small misunderstood-inconsistent actions destroy trust in large lumps.

PS: Trust: an interpersonal juxtaposition: so fragile, so essential, so egoic...Perceptions of Interests and Actions...laced with biases that are somehow and somewhy ingrained to protect egos. Trust: the fundamental human-to-human consideration.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Influencing | Thought Tweets

Only when comforable with your communication will Egos help you bring about the changes you desire.

by Rick Baker
On May 11, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Egos are nitpickers. 

Egos need to be stroked.

Egos don't like unpleasant surprises.

Egos always bring their baggage.

Communication style influences people much more than logic.

by Rick Baker
On May 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

According to Chip Heath and Dan Heath ['Decisive', 2013] "When the researchers compared whether process or analysis was more important in producing good decisions - those that increased revenues, profits, and market share - they found that "process mattered more than analysis - by a factor of six.""

Good Decision Making relies on good decision-making processes.

Good Influencing relies on good influence-making processes.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Influencing | Thought Tweets

'Just Do It'...then do some more!

by Rick Baker
On May 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

First go through then go beyond the motions.

Go the extra mile; catch someone's attention; deliver, impress, and influence.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Influencing | Thought Tweets

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

by Rick Baker
On Apr 30, 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?

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