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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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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

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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.

Without stress there can be no Self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Self-confidence is built, over time, as stressful thoughts and situations are faced and dealt with. 

'Stressors' bring learning experiences that test self-confidence. The capacity to handle situations expands with experience. As increasingly-stressful learning experiences are handled, self-confidence grows. 

Without successful handling of stressors self-confidence has no chance to grow.

[Avoidance may provide relief  but it works against self-confidence.]

[Unsuccessful efforts at handling stressors may injure self-confidence...but, only if you let it...failures provide the opportunity to figure out 'better ways'...sooner or later 'better ways' lead to successful outcomes and then self-confidence grows.]

Bad habits make no one feel good.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

Taking us away from our goals...annoying us and annoying other people.

That's the essence, the definition, of Bad Habits.

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