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Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 24, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The joys of evolution!

It seems [until someone helps me understand otherwise] we humans are the only animals capable of pointing fingers at others.

We alone enjoy all the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

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Beyond Business | Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

The joys of job seeking & hiring: people connecting & maximizing the achievement of common goals.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 23, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It isn't about the amount of formal education.

It isn't about the number of years of prior-employment experience.

It is about agreeing on exchange of value.

And...it does not have to be a painful process.

 


The more you use your talents the harder it is to wear them out.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We struggle when we don't use our Talents...many of us accept that struggling lot in life...and some of us embrace struggling as the starting process that allows learning and growth.

Yet, few of us struggle to use up our Talents.

Isn't that unfortunate!

 

Two keys to beating your competition: (1) Start & (2) Finish.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 21, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you make a habit of doing these two things, you will be leaps & bounds ahead of the pack.

Sure, there are many other things you need to do to serve and succeed.

To deliver value, all of those things must occur between (1) a Start & (2) a Finish.

 

 

 

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Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

If you want to build people up don’t knock people down.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 20, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you have authority, most people shut down, in one way or another, in response to your criticism...

  • Maybe you want them to shut down...and be destructive? 
  • Maybe you don't want to shut them down...and be constructive?
  • Maybe you haven't thought about the difference between being constructive and being destructive?

...what are you trying to accomplish with all your criticism?

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Thought Tweets

Intrinsic Goals feel right...they align with our talents & strengths...they inspire & energize us.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Intrinsic Goals mesh with life purpose, mastery of task, and self-actualization.

Naturally, intrinsic goals align with talents and Strengths.

And, in contrast to extrinsic goals, intrinsic goals tend to broaden rather than restrict experiences. 

 

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