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Here's an investment with high ROI: spend time thinking about and planning how you delegate work.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people, oblivious to the impact of their approach to delegating tasks, just delegate what they delegate

Some people plan their delegation of tasks and adjust their approach to fit the person who will receive the delegation.

One of the above approaches breeds success; one of the above approaches bumps into success every once in a while.


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Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

Here's a good habit: test your Decisions against the Values you hold dearest.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 11, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You will find decision-making becomes easier and 'less conflicted' when you develop the habit of testing your decisions against your personal values.

Other people will find it easier to understand you and your decisions if they perceive alignment between your decisions and your values...that is - the values you express, which are consistent with the character you exhibit.

Do not assume the purpose behind your instructions is obvious.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 9, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We cannot assume the purpose of our thinking is obvious. We cannot assume the purpose of their thinking is obvious. And, we are far better off over-communicating about the purpose behind out thoughts, ideas, and requests than under-communicating about them.

 

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Communication: Improving Communication | Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

Some things are urgent; some things are important; very few things are both urgent and important.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The vast majority of important things are not urgent and so they can be postponed. And unfortunately, on a regular basis, that's exactly what most people do.

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Delegation & Decisions | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Good leaders repeat messages so good followers don't repeat errors.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"I have a dream"...followers remembered because Martin Luther King Jr. repeated.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Delegation & Decisions | Influencing | Thought Tweets

In general, people don't lack the desire to make changes. They lack the skill and habit.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"They lack the skill." When it comes to changeskill is a multi-edged sword

One sharp edge - the person who delivers the change-decision must deliver that decision with skill.

Another sharp edge - the person who receives the change-decision must receive that decision with skill

Another sharp edge - the people who implement the change-decision must perform the decision with skill

That's a lot of skill...that's the skill-work we must commit to if we want to make constructive change.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

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