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Influence/lead/manage yourself if you wish to influence/lead/manage others.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 27, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Do what I say not what I do just doesn't cut it. Probably, most of us can remember incidents when we were children and adults in positions of authority gave us instructions that they themselves did not follow. To the extent that happened, we learned to resist instructions that came to us as do what I say not what I do. As we gained experience and confidence our resistance to these inconsistent demands increased. Now, we have much trouble following instructions from people who do not lead by example. And, we distrust those who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.

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Influencing | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

Good leaders don't drive people; good leaders fuel the drive in people.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Performance is about desire and drive.

Enthusiasm takes energy.

Leaders are uniquely positioned to fuel the drive in people.

Leaders have the power to re-spark fires.

A Vision of a Better Future – one of our most magnetic gifts.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We have all found ourselves inspired by leaders' visions of 'a better future'. Even if we did not take action and 'join the cause', we were inspired by the fact the cause existed. Such is the essence of leadership.

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Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

Leadership is about meaningful stories well told and important actions well done.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When good-to-great leaders tell inspirational stories, their stories are laced with personal values and visions of better future situations

Stories well told: call them Sticky Stories...because they stick in people's minds. Sticky stories are remembered.

Actions well done: the most-productive actions are driven by emotions and guided by true desires and goals

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Communication: Improving Communication | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

Self-knowledge is the often-overlooked success ingredient.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 12, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

People who have a thorough understanding of themselves do better as business leaders. They understand their strengths and weaknesses; they understand their desires and goals, they understand their internal drivers and their behaviour; they understand their attitude toward and their reactions to situations and other people. 

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Leaders' Thoughts | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Ambiguity poisons profitability.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Confused sellers struggle to sell.

Confused buyers struggle to buy.

Confused technicians struggle to perform.

In so many ways, ambiguity thwarts the possibility of earning profits.

Curiosity & Attention to Detail...big parts of the cure.

 

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Leaders' Thoughts | Sales | Thought Tweets

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