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Up-skill the hands that use your finest business tools; make master craftsmanship a top priority.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

  1. Failure isn't caused by lack of talent, it's caused by discouraged thoughts and words.
  2. Practice makes perfect.
  3. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. 
  4. Strength = Talent + Opportunity + Focused Knowledge + Skill through practice.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Entrepreneurs have an innate talent: moving back and forth between narrow and wide focus...identifying opportunities and digging deeply..

by Rick Baker
On Jul 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I have talked with many successful entrepreneurs who possess this innate talent. Many of these talented entrepreneurs work in our Waterloo area. This innate 'focus-talent' provides them the ability to see problems & opportunities before others see them.

Because of their innate Focus BrainSmart, it is accurate to say these entrepreneurs see things that are invisible to most people. 

They see problems before others see them. Sometimes this is interpreted as pessimism. It isn't pessimism. It's better-than-most vision.

These entrepreneurs also see opportunities before others see them. Sometimes this is seen as maverick. If it is maverick then maverick is a really good thing because it opens the doors for innovation and insight...and injection of value for clients.

When this valuable talent is not recognized by employers...well, that's a common cause of successful entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Work performances are mirrored in work feelings. Work feelings are windows to Talents & Strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 4, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As a rule, you don't see happy faces when people are struggling with their work.

As a rule, you don't see unhappy faces when people are doing a good job.

When put to good use, personal talents & strengths generate two things: positive body language and quality work results. 


Abraham Lincoln

"Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing."

 

 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Strong leaders excel at using their talents, knowledge, and skills. Strong Leaders influence others to do that same thing.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Strength = Innate Talent [as signalled by STRENGTHSFINDER Top 5 Talent Themes] + Opportunity [which leaders are obligated to provide to self and others] + Specialized Knowledge [of the details of the plan and the work processes…and about the people and the situations the people face] + Practised Skills [as Malcolm Gladwell teaches, think in terms of at least 10,000 hours to master the tasks that make up a business role]

Influence = the essence of Leadership


 

Using talent and venting strengths...that’s self-expression at its best.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Talents + Opportunities + Specialized Knowledge + Practiced Skills = Personal Strengths

Venting our Personal Strengths - that's 'people-excellence'.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Intrinsic Goals feel right...they inspire & they energize.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 9, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Intrinsic Goals envision life purpose, mastery of task, and self-actualization. Naturally, intrinsic goals align with talents and Strengths. And, in contrast to extrinsic goals, intrinsic goals tend to broaden rather than restrict experiences. 

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