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The essence of business is exchange of value.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 26, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Stephen R Covey taught - the essence of business is relationships. I believe the essence of business is exchange of value. I believe, in business, exchange of value includes building relationships. Relationships is a subset of the value exchanged in business. No question - relationships are an essential ingredient of life. [Unless, I suppose, one is able to live the life of a hermit.] Certainly, relationships are the essence of society, whether family or community or all of human civilization.

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Family Business and CFFB | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Never Give Up..You owe it to yourself...You owe it to your family...You owe it to Life.

by Rick Baker
On May 28, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Of course, Sir Winston Churchill comes to mind, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” 

Churchill, singularly, inspired a nation.

But, there's more to it...

Churchill inspired himself. 

[...in support of inspiration and daily affirmations]


About Influencing Powerful People - #1

by Rick Baker
On May 27, 2021

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.

 

It's okay to yell and scream at work...celebrations do not have to be subdued.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 4, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Baby Boomers, an interesting 'generation': grew up under pressure...watched the first steps on the moon...survived disco music...and some of us still haven't figured out how to stop yelling and screaming at work.

 

When you observe the How, the Why either resonates and amplifies the peaks or dis-harmonizes and diminishes the peaks.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 10, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

First, it is essential to do a good job of observing in order to properly perceive the How. 

Then, with the How understood, the Why has an opportunity to become fully clear. 

Finally, take time to understand why the Why either resonates or dis-harmonizes. This is the route to understanding whether Values are in sync or whether Values are likely to create interpersonal challenges and Culture problems. 

(I mean - Culture problems within your business, your family, or your community.)

If we had not learned the word "No" so well when we were young, we would spend a lot less time ruminating about our mistakes.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 24, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we were young a lot of people started to say "No" to us. We were made to believe it was wrong to say and do certain things....many things. The rules of "No" versus "Yes" were inconsistent, depending on who was saying them and where all of us were when they were being said. Regardless, when we were instructed "No" we received the message we were doing something wrong...i.e., making a mistake. We heard "No" so many times when we were young we still ruminate about our mistakes, sometimes even the mistakes we made when we were young. 

We should shake that off.

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