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Perfectionist: someone who takes great pains…and gives them to others.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Perfectionists have trouble finishing. That becomes a problem when others rely on them.

 

Leo Tolstoy

"If you look for perfection, you'll never be content."

We can alter our emotions. We can, for example, reduce the emotion of anger from high to low.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In his 1918 classic, 'The Greatest Thing In The World', Henry Drummond wrote, "Hence it is not enough to deal with Temper. We must go to the source, and change the inmost nature, and the angry humours will die away of themselves.

This is true. It is not easy to do, but it can be done. I know from first-hand experience. We can alter our emotional reactions, at least some of them. If anger is one of our natural emotions, and some of us do tend to be that way, we can take steps, over time, to reduce that natural emotion. We know we have reduced our anger-emotion when we no longer feel the chemicals like adrenalin and cortisol flowing.

Emotions wrap themselves tightly around thoughts about pain from loss...squeezing logic out. Work to loosen their grip.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 13, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The emotions and feelings around loss weigh in heavier than the emotions and feelings 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 and the feelings they bring

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

Work performances are mirrored in work feelings. Work feelings are windows to Talents & Strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As a rule, you don't see happy faces when people are struggling with their work.

As a rule, you don't see unhappy faces when people are doing a good job.

When put to good use, personal talents & strengths generate two things: positive body language and quality work results. 


Abraham Lincoln

"Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing."

 

 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

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.

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