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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.)

You fool no one and annoy many when you set bars higher than you yourself can jump.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 9, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

To the full extent possible - do not delegate work you cannot do yourself.

At the very least, take utmost care if you find yourself delegating work you cannot do. 

Should you find yourself delegating work you cannot do yourself, do not make the mistake of being too critical of the performance of others. Be well aware of the limitation caused by your lack of ability to help them improve.

Wow - you're sure surprised to find others become silent when you put down their ideas!

by Rick Baker
On Jul 8, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Try putting an end to receiving input from people then vetoing their ideas and shutting people down.

Even better, try putting an end to asking people for input, receiving the input you requested, then vetoing ideas and shutting people down...that one really burns people.

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