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Intolerant people see weaknesses where others see strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 17, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The strongest of leaders seek out differences. They know differences capture all the talents & strengths.

Work to your strengths. Find others who have strengths that cover your weaknesses.

Leaders: Make sure your confidence does not threaten your followers.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 14, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some followers are intimidated by Leader's self-confidence. Here are some Spirited suggestions, to make sure you do not come across that way: 

  • Be authentic…it is OK to be on the reserved side of centre if that is your character…it is OK to be on the boisterous side if that is your character
  • Be committed to working on self-improvement…i.e., raising his or her own self-confidence when that is required, as it will be from time to time
  • Focus on strengths: personal strengths and the strengths possessed by others
  • As Dale Carnegie taught, "Praise heartily"
  • Make full and appropriate use of humour…some leaders have just a little of it and will need to remind themselves of the importance of putting it to good use…other leaders have heavy doses of it and they will need to remind themselves to never let it go too far…self-humour is best…humourat the expense of others is an absolute no-no
  • Listen…resurrect that art if it has become lost
  • Master your emotions…and keep them under control [most of the time]
  • Live with Integrity…as defined here

Battles require people; people require battles.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 13, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We all have heard it takes two to tango. Tango requires people...two. Battles require people...at least one.

Battles are a fact of human nature. The question is: Do you back into battles or do you pick them well? Is logic in action when you select your battles? Does self-control determine your battles and how you fight them? Do your battles align with your strengths? 

Choose your battles well; choose the battles that align with your Talents & Strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 12, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Battles require people; people require battles.

We all have heard it takes two to tango. Tango requires people...two. Battles require people...at least one.

Battles are a fact of human nature.

The questions are:

  • Do you back into battles or do you pick them well? 
  • Is logic in action when you select your battles? 
  • Does self-control determine your battles and how you fight them? 
  • Do your battles align with your talents & strengths? 

What we do not know has never increased so quickly....choose focusing over fretting...choose to use Talents.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 11, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Alvin Toffler predicted it. Now, we're up to our ears in it. 

People are strong when they have talent, opportunity, knowledge, and skills. While the knowledge requirement is growing exponentially, so are the opportunities

People have not changed.

People still have amazing Talents!

People need to focus more....and that takes more work because of the escalation of interruptions. [There's a lot going on out there.]

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

Good followers want to vent their strengths. And you want to see strength in action...am I right!

by Rick Baker
On Mar 7, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Good followers want their talents, knowledge, and skills to be linked to opportunities

Good followers expect their leaders to generate those opportunities.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

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