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The power behind our reactions is far too important to be left to chance.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 29, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Knee-jerk reactions catch our attention and we hold them in disfavour. Yet – what are we doing to make sure they don’t happen?

What are you doing to anticipate situations/circumstances and pre-plan the release of the power of your reactions?

Don't be fooled - only deliberate practice allows talents to master tasks.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 28, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Take Talent To Task: Take Task To Talent.

That's a lot better than taking weakness to tasks and taking tasks to people who are not capable of doing the tasks well.

And, it's a lot better than guessing and winging it at work.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Only a silly person would waste time talking about not having enough time.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 27, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I mean - you wouldn't throw away perfectly good food while complaining about being hungry...would you?

The time right in front of you is perfectly good time. 

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

The essence of business is exchange of value.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Stephen R Covey taught - the essence of business is relationships. I believe the essence of business is exchange of value. I believe, in business, exchange of value includes building relationships. Relationships is a subset of the value exchanged in business. No question - relationships are an essential ingredient of life. [Unless, I suppose, one is able to live the life of a hermit.] Certainly, relationships are the essence of society, whether family or community or all of human civilization.

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Family Business and CFFB | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Loyalty is Trust's better half.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 25, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We should cut loyal people some slack. They should not be taken for granted. They deserve much-better-than-average treatment. They deserve the best treatment we can deliver.

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Influencing | Thought Tweets

Good things come in little packages: that's the key to excellent work-process success.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Dr. Richard Carlson taught - "Don't sweat the small stuff".

That's good advice as long as it confined within the following context: (1) do small stuff and do it well & (2) don't feel distressed while you are doing it. There's nothing wrong with sweating while working out the body....although perspiration is a more-delicate word for that body exhaust. When the body works hard it vents exhaust. When the mind works hard it also vents exhaust. This is particularly so when the mind is undisciplined. When we break work into small pieces - tasks - we reduce the amount of that exhaust. And, of more importance, we increase the opportunities to receive [mental, self-generated] rewards for jobs well done.

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