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Don't muddle through the same old problems. Engage Talents and address new, more-lucrative problems.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people muddle thought the same old business problems - day after day. [Often, 'people problems'.] These people experience stress and confusion but not success.

Some people learn how to solve the basic problems. And, these people graduate to bigger and better problems...and success.

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Solutions & Opportunities | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

It isn't about who's right or who's wrong. It's about who does and who doesn't have emotions under control - and Why?

by Rick Baker
On Nov 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Disputes in the work environment often escalate. And, they often spread and affect many people. When you face situations of conflict and dispute remember - It isn't about who's right or who's wrong. It's about who doesn't have emotions under control - and Why?

And, of course, make sure you aren't among those who do not have their emotions under control. 

Emotional disputes do a lot of damage and waste a lot of energy [energy - which, if it wasn't being wasted, could be put to constructive use].

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

You cannot force a round talent into a square task.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape." 

Mark Twain

And...

Too often we focus on roles as if they are a singular or homogeneous thing. We do better when we treat roles as a package of different tasks, some stand-alone tasks, some interpersonal tasks. People succeed in roles when their talents and strengths mesh with the tasks in the roles. [and, of course, the people have an achievement-oriented attitude]

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Automated reporting tools only work when managers are doing the right things.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 31, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Reporting tools: at the interface of management people and process

If managers are doing the right things then automated report tools provide value.

If managers are not doing the right things then automated tools simply add to the confusion.

Put another way - An injection of automation won't remedy management inadequacies. 


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Business Contains Only 3 Things | Measure & Monitor | Thought Tweets

Make things as simple as wisdom allows.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Simplicity, by definition, offers understanding: Obvious Adams showed us how.

Wisdom, by definition, offers greater understanding: Ockham provided a razor.

Seek Simple...and let Wisdom set your boundaries.


 

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Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Change happens when people experience New Things….as in 'Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things'

by Rick Baker
On Oct 29, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

And, those 3 things - that’s all people do. People Only Do 3 Things: Good Habits, Bad Habits, New Things. Here's a link to explain the thinking.

 

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