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When you display anger people get defensive. (Wow -Who'd have seen that coming!)

by Rick Baker
On Nov 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some say we should not thwart the natural energy captured in the form of anger.

Perhaps, a bit of anger in the workplace is OK. As long as you're OK with a bit of defensiveness. 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | 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

"Man was born into fear in that he was born into a world of which most of the energies were set against him."

by Rick Baker
On Oct 28, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

An interesting quote from [Canadian-born] Basil King's 'The Conquest of Fear', (1921) Yes - most of the energies we experience are set against us…but, fortunately, (1) not the most-important one & (2) we have managed to partially-harness some of those set-against-us energies and put them to good use [as examples: fire & heat, electricity & magnetism, wind and solar energy].

Emotions wrap themselves tightly around thoughts about pain of loss...squeezing logic out.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The emotions around loss weigh in heavier than the emotions around gain. Psychologists' experiments confirm we place much higher value on avoiding the pain of loss than we place on obtaining the pleasure of gain.

This defies logic.

But - let's not forget - logic-defiance is the territory of emotions.  

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

People pass lie detector tests 2 ways: telling the truth and lying while believing the test won't work.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I am pleased to confirm I have no first-hand experience to prove this is a fact. I am basing this tweet on things experts have written.

Experts say…

  • If one is telling the truth then one feels no fear. When one feels no fear a lie detector will not register any of the automatic physical reactions the body experiences in reaction to fear. 
  • If one does not believe the lie detector test will work then one experiences no fear so, again, the lie detector test registers no ‘fear reactions’.

What’s the point?

There are at least 3:

  1. Belief is a powerful tool…as Napoleon Hill said, “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”
  2. The human body reacts automatically to situations – particularly, stressful situations. However, these automatic reactions can be controlled. There is no more astonishing example than the Navy SEAL example.
  3. Obviously, lie detectors can provide a great deal of great fun…however; we recommend you experience them in places not called the ‘Interrogation Room’.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

The great teachers didn't dwell on stress. They focused on the human virtues.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Stressed' is a modern mindset...less than 100 years old.

Stressed: You have to look long and hard to find ancient wisdom mentioning it.

Stressed: don't forget it's just a reverse palindrome for desserts.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

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