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Howling at the moon won't make it any brighter & yapping dogs don't make their owners any smarter.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 12, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron...in relationships, it's an interpersonal liberty taken one step too far.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

People think 600-700 words per minute. People talk 100-200 words per minute. Most people listen...maybe 1 or 2.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Listening - a little bit goes a long way. Just imagine what could be accomplished by a lot of listening.   

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Small business is like walking a tightrope: failure to step gets you nowhere & slip-ups bring you down.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Take Delegation seriously. It is really important to do it and to allow yourself and your people to learn from errors.

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Delegation & Decisions | Humour | Thought Tweets

5 reasons to listen: (1) to understand, (2) to act, (3) to respond, (4) because it's your job, & (5) because you like people.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 4, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most people listen poorly.

It's reciprocal: people don't listen to them so they return the disfavour.

Then there's this pent up ego, demanding you express your thoughts rather than listen to other people's thoughts.

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If we don't relearn how to listen evolution is going to adapt our ears into oblivion.

[One drawback of civilization: people who don't listen no longer get eaten by predators.]

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Some ancient wisdom for Success: Have bone in back, not bone in head.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 3, 2021

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Probably no ancient person ever said that. But, we will never know for sure. On the other hand, I did write “People should work at having thick skin and thin skulls”.

Thick skin will help people be less influenced by the criticism of others.

A thin skull will ensure important stuff gets in easier.

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