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Values are the ground rules that drive actions/behaviour. Shared values are the ground rules for behaviour in business.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When there is clarity around and embracing of shared values:

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Leaders: Make sure your confidence does not threaten your followers.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some followers are intimidated by Leader's self-confidence. Here are some Spirited suggestions, to make sure you do not come across that way: 

  • Be authentic…it is OK to be on the reserved side of centre if that is your character…it is OK to be on the boisterous side if that is your character
  • Be committed to working on self-improvement…i.e., raising his or her own self-confidence when that is required, as it will be from time to time
  • Focus on strengths: personal strengths and the strengths possessed by others
  • As Dale Carnegie taught, "Praise heartily"
  • Make full and appropriate use of humour…some leaders have just a little of it and will need to remind themselves of the importance of putting it to good use…other leaders have heavy doses of it and they will need to remind themselves to never let it go too far…self-humour is best…humour at the expense of others is an absolute no-no
  • Listen…resurrect that art if it has become lost
  • Master your emotions…and keep them under control [most of the time]
  • Live with Integrity…as defined here

Battles require people; people require battles.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 13, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We all have heard it takes two to tango. Tango requires people...two. Battles require people...at least one.

Battles are a fact of human nature.

The questions are:

  • Do you back into battles or do you pick them well? 
  • Do you put logic to work before you select your battles? 
  • Are you really just battling yourself, for example - masking your prior errors?
  • Does self-controlhelp you determine your battles and how you fight them? 
  • Do the battles you choose align with your strengths? 

Choose your battles well; choose the battles that align with your Talents & Strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 12, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Battles require people; people require battles.

We all have heard it takes two to tango. Tango requires people...two. Battles require people...at least one.

Battles are a fact of human nature.

The questions are:

  • Do you back into battles or do you pick them well? 
  • Is logic in action when you select your battles? 
  • Does self-control determine your battles and how you fight them? 
  • Do your battles align with your talents & strengths? 

Don't shoot the messenger until you've at least had a chance to see the opportunity.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 11, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Too often we close our ears and our minds to those who express objections.

Too often we close our eyes and our minds to opportunities.

Discontent, regardless of how it is packaged, just may be the best vehicle for positive change.

When you observe the How, the Why either resonates and amplifies the peaks or dis-harmonizes and diminishes the peaks.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 10, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

First, it is essential to do a good job of observing in order to properly perceive the How. 

Then, with the How understood, the Why has an opportunity to become fully clear. 

Finally, take time to understand why the Why either resonates or dis-harmonizes. This is the route to understanding whether Values are in sync or whether Values are likely to create interpersonal challenges and Culture problems. 

(I mean - Culture problems within your business, your family, or your community.)

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