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Less than 20% of people work at making changes; over 80% of people require ongoing assistance & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 10, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Focus on change leaders.

Focus on self-motivated people.

Focus on confident people.

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80/20 Rule | Change: Creating Positive Change | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

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

by Rick Baker
On May 27, 2020

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 May 23, 2020

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.

About Influencing Powerful People - #2

by Rick Baker
On May 20, 2020

Here's a quote from Dirk Schlimm, clarifying his perspective on 'Powerful People' -

“Depending on where you are, the managing director of your local subsidiary, the head of your finance department, the influential member of your board, the critical donor in your charity, or the owner of your small business may be just as powerful in your setting as a corporate tycoon in someone else’s.”

One implication for family businesses -

The leader of your family business may be just as powerful in your setting as a corporate tycoon in someone else’s. 

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Borrowing Brilliance | Family Business and CFFB | Influencing | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

Ambiguity poisons profitability.

by Rick Baker
On May 15, 2020

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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Curiosity - Invention, Innovation & Creativity | Leaders' Thoughts | Sales | Thought Tweets

If you want to be a leader in your industry sector, return phone calls and respond to e-mail.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Successful people seem to have more time. Also, with the current trend of slackening business etiquette, returning phone calls and responding to e-mail will be a differential advantage.

Why not take the lead...in a return to common courtesy, improved communication, and real relationships.

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