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If you are spending too much time fighting fires at work, your career is getting doused.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The economy would get a serious boost if 10% of business people would apply the 80/20 Rule and spend more time doing work directly linked to building value [planning the work and working the plan] and less time fighting fires.

When Leaders tell followers what to do they need to limit that telling to BIG PICTURE things.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Some think Leaders should provide followers latitude to do their work as they choose. Some think that’s the way to breed creativity and maximize motivation, innovation, and results. Meanwhile, many [perhaps most] entrepreneur-Leaders tend to micro-manage. 4 keys to success in business:

  1. The Leader must pick strong/capable followers, 
  2. The Leader must tell those followers the desired BIG PICTURE things such as VALUES, VISION, MASTER RULES, and MAJOR GOALS
  3. The Leader must show those followers how he/she [the Leader] goes about his/her work [actions]…i.e., setting one example, the example that fits the Leader’s strengths and personality, and 
  4. the Leader must make it clear he/she expects followers to take action that fits their unique strengths and personalities.

The less confident you feel the more you criticize others.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

So, Confidence is criticism's antidote.

Courage breeds Confidence and Confidence breeds Conviction & Creativity.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It takes courage to face adversity. It takes courage to face criticism. It takes courage to face change. 

Children are born courageous and independent-minded. But, often, that is discouraged.

It takes wisdom to re-build courage.

People have their secrets and certain questions defy honest answers.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When people slip up - when people who matter to you clearly illustrate they have broken their own values-rules

  • Fight the urge to question their virtues and write them off [as Covey described the reality of human behaviour] by quickly emptying their ‘trust account’,
  • Step back and consider the reality of your own values-rules breaches and try to counteract your natural attribution bias, and
  • Be open and candid with the people, but stop well short of dragging them through the coals or humbling them as if you are blessed to administer that right. 

Even when happiness appears to be all that's happening, it brings Value.

by Rick Baker
On May 30, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There are many reasons why this is true. Here's one: when we are happy our faces show it, then others register that fact, and that at the very least eases anxieties and tensions in situations. Happiness tends to be contagious.

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