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When you design change you must do it in a way that helps people get over their fears.

by Rick Baker
On May 27, 2019

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Dr. Jonathan Haidt described people’s behaviour using the following metaphor. People behave as if they are Riders on Elephants on Paths. Riders are our logical side. Elephants are our emotional side. And, Paths are the situations we face. Elephants are tough to control and they get worried or frightened easily. Also, Elephants cannot jump…over hurdles. So, when we design Change we must do it in a way that helps Elephants get over their fears.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

Love success and exert yourself striving for it OR Hate fear so much you do whatever it takes to remove it.

by Rick Baker
On May 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Based on all the ‘Can’t Do’ stuff I have seen and heard, if you must hold fear in your mind then I’d suggest you work on your mind to ensure you fear failing so much that you give yourselves one choice - success.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

When you criticize people their brains scream "No" and constructive communication is over.

by Rick Baker
On May 25, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When 'No' thoughts are filling the brain there is little room for 'Yes" thoughts. In fact, chances are 'No' and 'Yes' thoughts will not want to occupy the brain at the same time. They would rather take turns. And, for most people the 'No' thoughts are much more sticky. When they find their way into people's brains they stick there until they run out of reasons to defend and bolster the ego.While 'No' thoughts are sticking around the brain, working away to defend and bolster the ego there is little, if any, opportunity for constructive communication...particularly communication involving the person who triggers the 'No' response.

 

Fear is neither our birthright nor our destiny...it is simply a bad habit we picked up and chose to live with...or overcome.

by Rick Baker
On May 24, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

To overcome fear people must do small amounts of the thing they fear and experience small successes. 

Positive thinking is helpful. Positive action is truly powerful.

Fear crumbles when assaulted repeatedly by methodical small actions.

Here's a definition of Mediocrity: living in bad-habit shadows.

by Rick Baker
On May 23, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits follow us like shadows. Bad Habits make us mediocre. We can replace Bad Habits with Good Habits...it's a matter of choice...and commitment & self-discipline...and it's a matter of trying New Things.

Do you see the light?

To lead, use light fingers at the controls. Heavy-finger governance and control just sends things off kilter.

by Rick Baker
On May 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From Wikipedia...

In 1868, James Clerk Maxwell wrote a famous paper "On governors” that is widely considered a classic in feedback control theory.

        

     An early governor                              James Clerk Maxwell

In the 19th Century, Maxwell proved that tight governing of steam engine speed created bigger surprises than light governing.

We can apply this fact to 21st Century business process.

In business we need guiding principles and Master Rules.

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