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Howling at the moon won't make it any brighter & yapping dogs don't make their owners any smarter.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 12, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron...in relationships, it's an interpersonal liberty taken one step too far.

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

Some ancient wisdom for Success: Have bone in back, not bone in head.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 3, 2020

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Probably no ancient person ever said that. But, we will never know for sure. On the other hand, I did write “People should work at having thick skin and thin skulls”.

Thick skin will help people be less influenced by the criticism of others.

A thin skull will ensure important stuff gets in easier.

About Influencing Powerful People - #1

by Rick Baker
On Feb 27, 2020

Here's a quote from Dirk Schlimm -

I learned that influencing powerful people is a better and more effective route than complaining about them.

This quote touches two important Spirited Leaders' philosophies - 

Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron

and

Influence is the Essence of Leadership.

 

You are so derisive...if only you could change that "r" to a "c" you'd have one good character attribute going for you.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 25, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

This thought occurred to me while I was trying not to listen to a particularly annoying nitpicker.

...but for one letter...

Ever since, I cannot witness criticism without having at least a slight smile.

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

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

by Rick Baker
On Feb 24, 2020

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

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

by Rick Baker
On Feb 20, 2020

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

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