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As your creativity increases your ability to receive good advice decreases.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Creativity is one of the most threatening commodities. As a rule, when people observe it happening around them they feel threatened. This causes them to construct opinions and express them. When you show people your creativity the amount of advice you receive is sure to increase...

But A BIG OUCH on the quality of that advice should you choose to heed it.

What habit-thing lurks around Urgency, allowing it to defy logic and beat out Importance, time after time?

by Rick Baker
On Jul 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we face urgent situations they almost always capture our attention and action...even if we know we should be doing more-important things. 

Urgency is always hanging around the roots of Bad Habits

Intolerant people see weaknesses where others see strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The strongest of leaders seek out differences. They know differences capture all the talents & strengths.

Work to your strengths. Find others who have strengths that cover your weaknesses.

About deviant behaviour in business: remove some, emulate some, & take care with the choices you make.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

To influence change, you must focus on specific vital behaviours.

Find 'deviant' behaviour that needs to be removed...find 'deviant' behaviour that needs to be emulated...do these things...and then you create change.

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DEVIATE...

I mean, from the 'norm'...and some deviate behaviour is in the positive direction!.

Dare to be positively different.

Drive to be positively different.

Thrive to be positively different. 

Tags:

Humour | Influencing | Thought Tweets

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

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