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Invest the time it takes to understand people. Understanding provides for trust, motivation, & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 31, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In part, inspired by a re-reading of Michael Gerber's 'The E-Myth Revisited'. Pick a demographic - learn its psychographics - and don't forget, we're dealing with people...not statistics.

Of course, there's a softer side and a more-important justification. Only when we understand others are we able to help them. [Without such understanding we ramble along, at best, half-helping ourselves.]


 

The cornerstone of our personality, our mental attitude, shows up as the general flavour of our thoughts.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We can choose from 3 mental-attitude flavours: Positivity, Negativity, & Indifference.

Positivity is the best flavour...a rich flavour in many ways.

Negativity can be hard to swallow...but, at least, it gives you something to argue against.

Indifference - so bland it's not worth writing about.

 

 

 

Why are some people so inclined to be morale busters at work? And - How might we help them get over it?

by Rick Baker
On Aug 28, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I want to create a Top 10 list of ways to help morale-busting people get over whatever it is that causes them to want to spread negativity at work. I am not talking about people who express concerns openly, in front of those who they blame for this or that. I am talking about people who do their complaining behind the backs of the people about whom they complain.

I'd like to create a list of the Top 10 Remedies for Behind-the-Back Complaints.

Any help you can provide will be appreciated...

Here's one -

  1. Ask people to accept an environment where others can, without risk, openly express concerns about one another directly to one another. And, if that doesn't work the concern  be escalated to the boss or the 'team'.must

Thick-skinned people can handle both sides of that approach.

Do you agree?

Good leaders don't drive people; good leaders fuel the drive in people.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Performance is about desire and drive.

Enthusiasm takes energy.

Leaders are uniquely positioned to fuel the drive in people.

Leaders have the power to re-spark fires.

Accept the fact things will go awry: appreciate that provides opportunity to build courage and confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Nothing meaningful happens without stress. 

Stress, when coupled with positive mindsets, invokes the wonderful things that bring about courage. 

Tags:

Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Without stress there can be no Self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Self-confidence is built, over time, as stressful thoughts and situations are faced and dealt with. 

'Stressors' bring learning experiences that test self-confidence. The capacity to handle situations expands with experience. As increasingly-stressful learning experiences are handled, self-confidence grows. 

Without successful handling of stressors self-confidence has no chance to grow.

[Avoidance may provide relief  but it works against self-confidence.]

[Unsuccessful efforts at handling stressors may injure self-confidence...but, only if you let it...failures provide the opportunity to figure out 'better ways'...sooner or later 'better ways' lead to successful outcomes and then self-confidence grows.]

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