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Self-control is a double-edged force: when it's strong it builds confidence; when it's weak it builds fear.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we exhibit self-control we build our own confidence and this can be contagious, with confidence spreading from one person to the next.

When we exhibit lack of self-control our confidence shrinks..and this too tends to be contagious. 

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If you want to win someone over then let him know that you know what he does when he is at work.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 20, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most people take at least some pride in their work...so they tell others about what they do when they are at work. 

Few people have the interest or take to time to truly listen to others, so they never really hear let alone remember what others tell them.

You can listen. You can remember. You can let others know you care about what they do at work.

You can inspire people!

 

 

Talk so people listen...listen so people talk.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 13, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'How To Talk So People Listen', that's the title of a book written by Sonya Hamlin in 2006.

How To Listen So People Talk...well, that's in the territory of the art of asking good questions

Habits come in two flavours: green for Good and red for Bad. When you Influence others, don't make them see red.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 12, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

 

People Do Only 3 Things: Good Habits, Bad Habits & New Things.  [a link to over 300 posts About Habits]

There are only 2 ways to positively Influence others: (1) doing Good Habits & (2) doing New Things.

Why not show your Good Habits and, at least once in a while, try some well-planned New Things

An interview or performance review question: How do you use your Talents to expand your ability to influence people?

by Rick Baker
On Aug 10, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The Gallup folks have defined 4 Talent Domains for leadership: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, & Strategic Thinking.

When we look at local leaders' Talent Themes we notice a lack of Influencing Talent Themes. A lack of Influencing talent & strength is widespread throughout businesses in our geography.

Understanding that, we need to help leaders improve their ability to Influence others.

A good starting point is understanding whether or not they understand the importance of Influence...and are taking steps to improve in the area of Influencing.

A good next step is providing Influencing-help in the form of specialized knowledge, situations/opportunities, and time to practice skills.

When you communicate, the processes you use influence people more than the logic you express.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 9, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

According to Chip Heath and Dan Heath ['Decisive', 2013] "When the researchers compared whether process or analysis was more important in producing good decisions - those that increased revenues, profits, and market share - they found that "process mattered more than analysis - by a factor of six.""

Good Decision Making relies on good decision-making processes.

Good Influencing relies on good influence-making processes.

And Business Contains Only 3 Things: People, Processes, & Situations

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