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Less than 20% of people work at making changes; over 80% of people require ongoing assistance & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Focus on change leaders.

Focus on self-motivated people.

Focus on confident people.

Tags:

80/20 Rule | Change: Creating Positive Change | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

When there's no reason or rhyme maybe it's time to change your tune.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 27, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Human beings are biased creatures. One bias is known as the rhyme-as-reason effect.

According to Wikipedia -

"The rhyme-as-reason effect is a cognitive bias whereupon a saying or aphorism is judged as more accurate or truthful when it is rewritten to rhyme." And "For an example of the persuasive quality of the rhyme-as-reason effect, see "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit," the signature phrase used by Johnnie Cochran to gain acquittal for O.J. Simpson in Simpson's murder trial."

Consider the rhyme-as-reason bias when you:

  • create leader's messages
  • create marketing communications

Don't let a few bad apples sour your trust in people.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Without trust relationships are shallow and weak.

Don't let people's actions sour your trust.

Start With Self. On top of all the self-things I have written over the years, I'm adding self-trust.

We judge others by their actions; we judge ourselves by our intentions. We blame situations for our failures: we blame other people for their failures. We give credit to ourselves when we succeed: we give credit to their situations when other people succeed. (Attribution Bias)

Those are our tendencies.

Let's not allow those tendencies to draw too much of our attention to the bad apples.

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.

 

If you want to change the world then spend 20 minutes a day working on self-understanding.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The question was asked at the HBR LInkedIn group..."How can we change society? Just give one step which you feel will change society.

Change requires Courage.

Change requires knowledge of self and knowledge of others.

Change cascades like dominos:

Courage

Self-Knowledge

Self-Education

Self-Discipline

Self-Change

Self-Confidence

Confidence in Others

Teaching Others: Courage, Self-Knowledge, Self-Education, Self-Discipline, Self-Confidence

Working With Others: Creating Change For The Better 

 

This is the stuff of leadership

Biting your tongue just before it expresses something quite right but nonetheless doomed to be poorly received – that’s a good thing.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You can choose to adjust your personality so it is more pleasing and less annoying. Sometimes, the choice involves biting your tongue.

 

Benjamin Franklin

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

 

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