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Do Unto Yourself Before You Do Unto Others

by Rick Baker
On Apr 18, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Do unto others as you would have them do to unto you

[The Golden Rule...the foundation of major religions]

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Don't do unto others what you wouldn't want them to do unto you

[a restatement that aligns with a Spirited definition of Integrity]

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Do Unto Yourself Before You Do Unto Others

[a restatement that adds even tougher limits...and thickens the skin]

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He who carries the gold makes the rules

[as if that's not enough of them - another Golden Rule]

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Constructive Criticism - make sure you can take a self-injection of that oxymoron

When Leaders tell followers what to do they need to limit that telling to BIG PICTURE things.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 16, 2017

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Some think Leaders should provide followers latitude to do their work as they choose. Some think that’s the way to breed creativity and maximize motivation, innovation, and results. Meanwhile, many [perhaps most] entrepreneur-Leaders tend to micro-manage. 4 keys to success in business:

  1. The Leader must pick strong/capable followers, 
  2. The Leader must tell those followers the desired BIG PICTURE things such as VALUES, VISION, MASTER RULES, and MAJOR GOALS
  3. The Leader must show those followers how he/she [the Leader] goes about his/her work [actions]…i.e., setting one example, the example that fits the Leader’s strengths and personality, and 
  4. the Leader must make it clear he/she expects followers to take action that fits their unique strengths and personalities.

Errors only become limitations when we choose to give them that power,

by Rick Baker
On Apr 14, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We cannot practice what we don't know how: we cannot teach what we don't know how.

But, do not expect your teachers will be masters: knowing how and doing are 2 different things.

Mastery of task is rare; even the most skilled make errors; errors define near-term limits, however, the limits do not have to be long-term limiting.

Errors only become long-term limiting when we choose to give them that power.

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Solutions & Opportunities | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Leaders do best when it is clear they have sacred rules, which we call “The Master Rules”.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 11, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Master Rules: these are rules set by the Leader and well-communicated by the Leader to all followers.

The Master Rules must not be bent. And, if they are broken then the consequences are clear and enforced. The Master Rules must capture the essence of the Leader’s Personal Values, mesh with the Leader’s Strengths, and serve as clear directions towards the Leader's Vivid Vision.

 

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

by Rick Baker
On Apr 8, 2017

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. [link to Attitude]

Self-Improvement happens when talent-laden mind-sets come to the aid of skill-sets.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 28, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people embrace life-long learning. Those people become the best leaders. They tend to understand their talents & strengths. They tend to apply their brainpower to focused work-tasks. That allows them to build skill-sets and master work-tasks. They take talent to task. They bolster that talent with knowledge, thinking, and practised-skills.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

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