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Good News: you have an emotionally charged group of leaders. Now: how do you convert that energy to the positive?

by Rick Baker
On Feb 27, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When our ancestors first saw fire, the first things they saw and understood were destruction and danger. As time passed, as they became more thoughtful and more adventuresome, our ancestors learned the energy of fire could be harnessed and put to productive use. 

Harnessing energy and putting it to good use...that's the territory of leadership.

[So, when you see people blowing off steam at work recognize there is energy generating the steam. Energy is good. Energy does good when it is harnessed and properly directed. That's a thing of leadership.]

I used to give people pieces of my mind. Now, I know I cannot afford such giveaways.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Even if I could afford to waste my brain, it's much more fulfilling to cut people up to size.

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

Understanding Fire: That's one of Man's greatest achievements. That applies both externally and internally.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Where would we be without an understanding of how to use fire?

Wouldn't we be cold and uncomfortable?

Wouldn't we be uninspired?

Wouldn't we be in the dark...at least, half the time?

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

Catcheth thou when thou doth protest too much.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 10, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's a good reason why Shakespeare put that "doth protest too much" line in Hamlet. Many people are unable to express an objection and leave it at that. Rather, many people express an objection and go on and on...providing either gory details or more examples, or both.

Now I must stop here before I too doth protest too much...

...it would, for example, be wrong to deliver a ripe example of this I witnessed as recently as...

The Layman's Mindfulness: use more noggin, do less sloggin.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Mind Your Behaviour: use a little more brain, have a lot less pain. 

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Humour | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

You are so derisive...if only you could change that "r" to a "c" you'd have one good character attribute going for you.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 25, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

This thought occurred to me while I was trying not to listen to a particularly annoying nitpicker.

...but for one letter...

Ever since, I cannot witness criticism without having at least a slight smile.

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

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