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Don't give ideas the brake, give ideas a break - Support a Local Curious Person!

by Rick Baker
On Apr 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I believe it has been clearly established that curiosity does not kill cats. I'm suspecting dog lovers created that myth...you should view that saying as anti-cat dogma.

Instead of dissing curiosity by repeating that anti-cat saying, especially to children - give a curious person a pat on the back!


 

It takes two to tug-of-war...unless, of course, you choose to battle people in your head.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It takes two to tango; it takes two to tangle; it takes two to tug-of-war.

And, more often than not, the two must bring an excess of emotion to escalate the situation.

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Sometimes it only takes one to tango, tangle, or tug-of-war. We all are quite capable of dancing with and fighting with imaginary foes in our heads.

Allow a bit of the child in you to generate and enjoy workplace humour.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 12, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

A sense of humour is a facet of a pleasing personality and it is a gift possessed by the greatest of leaders. Of course, your humour has to be 'fitting', not destructive, and in good taste.

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Humour | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

Why did Evolution deny human ears the privilege of showing us when they are actually operating?

by Rick Baker
On Apr 4, 2019

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Our eyes fare better.

Even our mouths, which cause us so much trouble, fare better.

This helps us understand why dogs are Mans' Best Friend. 

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

I'm annoyed by that cliché "skin in the game'" I want to hear more about skull in the game.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 3, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Let's forget about putting money in & getting that pound of flesh and set our sights a bit higher...that is, let's concentrate on kilograms of neurons packaged in open-minded skulls.

It is time we started to recognize the attributes delivered in the form of thick skin and thin skulls.

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Humour | Thick Skin & Thin Skull | Thought Tweets

If you simply must get something out of your system, make it productivity.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 25, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I believe it was James Watt who first said, "If you want to blow off steam, put it to work."

[I could be wrong about that...]

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