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Toe the line and be ready to leap before opportunity knocks.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Be Prepared" - Boy Scout motto

Lord Baden-Powell - Soldier, Writer, Boy Scouts Founder

(1857-1941)

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Opportunity rides on the wings of adversity.

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

Powerful leaders take us to new realities.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 19, 2020

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

You worked in your business, then you worked on your business. Now, you're overdue to work on yourself.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 4, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In the Emyth series of books, Michael Gerber explained the value of going beyond working in your business to working on your business.

Too many leaders worked both in and on their businesses but neglected the most-important activity - working on themselves.

As you work in and on your business expect minimal positive changes unless you, first, work on improving yourself.

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Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

About Influencing Powerful People - #1

by Rick Baker
On Feb 27, 2020

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.

 

Hope is not a strategy but it is an essential ingredient of leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 13, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Hope is not a Strategy', an interesting business book by Rick Page.

"Hope is an essential ingredient of leadership." a Deepak Chopra quote from his book, 'The Soul of Leadership'

Both are accurate statements. 

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Abundance | Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

Self-knowledge is the often-overlooked success ingredient.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 12, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

People who have a thorough understanding of themselves do better as business leaders. They understand their strengths and weaknesses; they understand their desires and goals; they understand their internal drivers and their behaviour; they understand their attitude toward and their reactions to situations and other people

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