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Personal strengths, desire to achieve, & attitude: 3 key things you can develop.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 8, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Lou Holtz, the famed Notre Dame football coach, said something like: "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

What is Ability? The key to ability is Personal Strengths and Personal Strengths = Natural Talents + Pertinent Knowledge + Skill development through practice. [link to Strengths]

What is Motivation? Motivation is an internal driver that makes you want to understand the [external] world and exert your influence on it. [link to Will to Power]

What is Attitude? Positive Mental Attitude exists when your mind is able to guide and focus your thoughts and actions toward your desired ends/goals.

If you want to influence then Learn to Listen.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 18, 2020

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

LinkedIn is a valuable tool. We can use it to discover what other people think about topics.

I asked some of my LinkedIn friends the Question: What does it take to succeed at sales?

And, the most-repeated piece of advice was - Listen Better.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Influencing | Thought Tweets

About Influencing Powerful People - #3

by Rick Baker
On Nov 10, 2020

Talking About Influencing Powerful People - here's another Dirk Schlimm quote:

“What makes these geniuses so powerful is not ground-level expertise or vision. It is the fact that they have both; they are equally capable of and comfortable with micromanaging and dreaming up a large-scale, big-picture vision.”

People mirror trust.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust: it's a dynamic thing; it flows 2 ways; you must extend it in order to receive it; it starts with Thought, then it inspires Action.

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A double-entendre metaphor: we have mirror neurons in our brains to help us understand other people's intentions...and we tend to mirror other people's behaviour.

 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Influencing | Thought Tweets

If you want to influence others, influence yourself first. Make little changes for the better. Then share that good habit.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

All great leaders make major changes to their way of dealing with 'their personal challenges' and their way of interacting with other people. 

All great leaders learn how to replace Bad Habits with Good Habits.

Self-control is your people-magnet.

Trust is gained in small increments, one consistent action at a time.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 14, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is lost in large lumps, one misunderstood-inconsistent action at a time. 

So, the scale is weighted against you...or, is it weighted for you?

You can perceive it either way...it doesn't matter as long as you are objective about it and do not begrudge the reality of it.

When it comes to trust, the scale is weighted: it isn't just about your perceptions of your intentions and your actions; it's about other people's perceptions of your actions and your intentions; small understood-consistent actions build trust in small increments; small misunderstood-inconsistent actions destroy trust in large lumps.

PS: Trust: an interpersonal juxtaposition: so fragile, so essential, so egoic...Perceptions of Interests and Actions...laced with biases that are somehow and somewhy ingrained to protect egos. Trust: the fundamental human-to-human consideration.

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