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Often, people don't do stuff because they don't know How...they may have the Talent but haven't built the Skill.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Often, it can be that straightforward. People simply do not know How. Perhaps, they have been told and shown...but the still don't know How. Perhaps, they have read the manual but they don't know How. There could be any number of reasons. The really important thing is - they don't know How.

When people don't know How a display of emotion is the last thing they need.

When people don't know How it is time to consider Talents and whether or not tasks can be mastered and Strengths can be built.

 

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Focusing on people's strengths helps them feel more engaged & motivated, which leads to increased profit.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

How does that lead to more profit?

If you can help people feel more engaged and motivated about their work, then:

  • they are interested, so they concentrate better and make fewer errors,
  • they are happier and have less interpersonal conflicts,
  • they are happier and there is less staff turnover,
  • they are more able to face challenges and embrace change.

All of these things lead to increased profit.

[and these are just a few examples of how strengths-based business leads to increased profit]

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Up-skill the hands that use your finest business tools; make master craftsmanship a top priority.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 7, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

  1. Failure isn't caused by lack of talent, it's caused by discouraged thoughts and words.
  2. Practice makes perfect.
  3. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. 
  4. Strength = Talent + Opportunity + Focused Knowledge + Skill through practice.

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Entrepreneurs have an innate talent: moving back and forth between narrow and wide focus...identifying opportunities and digging deeply..

by Rick Baker
On Sep 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I have talked with many successful entrepreneurs who possess this innate talent. Many of these talented entrepreneurs work in our Waterloo area. This innate 'focus-talent' provides them the ability to see problems & opportunities before others see them.

Because of their innate Focus BrainSmart, it is accurate to say these entrepreneurs see things that are invisible to most people. 

They see problems before others see them. Sometimes this is interpreted as pessimism. It isn't pessimism. It's better-than-most vision.

These entrepreneurs also see opportunities before others see them. Sometimes this is seen as maverick. If it is maverick then maverick is a really good thing because it opens the doors for innovation and insight...and injection of value for clients.

When this valuable talent is not recognized by employers...well, that's a common cause of successful entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Work performances are mirrored in work feelings. Work feelings are windows to Talents & Strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As a rule, you don't see happy faces when people are struggling with their work.

As a rule, you don't see unhappy faces when people are doing a good job.

When put to good use, personal talents & strengths generate two things: positive body language and quality work results. 


Abraham Lincoln

"Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing."

 

 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Using talent and venting strengths...that’s self-expression at its best.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Talents + Opportunities + Specialized Knowledge + Practiced Skills = Personal Strengths

Venting our Personal Strengths - that's 'people-excellence'.

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