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If you had no problems on your mind, how much would you think?

by Rick Baker
On Sep 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I have shared thoughts about problems...for example, in 2011, I wrote some motivational experts are confounded by the word 'Problem'. 

Here`s another - sometimes our brains find themselves stuck in Problem Ruts. We spend so much time thinking about problems that we forget we can think about other things. Specifically, we spend so much time thinking about viewing problems as opportunities-in-disguise we forget we can think about other things. As a few examples, we can also think about: making the most out of a situation, inventing a new process, and making one small improvement to a specific task.

While leaders must set rules, they must also empower people to be innovative as they pursue goals.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 23, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Novelty in thinking and action have never been more essential.

Few companies have that sort of culture...so - most companies must adopt desire for change if they wish to survive and thrive.

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Abundance | Thought Tweets

Errors visit us to make sure we haven't forgotten we exist to learn.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 22, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, problems can be annoying. They are impolite, arriving at the wrong time and place. And it often seems they are visiting the wrong person.

If we find ourselves annoyed when problems arrive, we can look at that annoyance as a decision trigger. We can pull triggers that send bullets that injure ourselves and others. Or, we can take a bit of time to concentrate on our targets and pull more constructive triggers.

People are more inclined to follow than to lead. This can be painfully clear when egos are unleashed.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

One of the most graphic examples is mob behaviour. A few mob leaders can inspire destruction and pillaging from many...just consider Vancouver's Stanley Cup embarrassment. As Mark Weber says, "If the bet is between People and the Situation, bet on the Situation". [paraphrased] 

Betting on Situations is, in essence, betting on people following.

And there's that Spirited philosophy - "Business Contains Only 3 Things: People, Process, & Situations"

To accomplish their dreams, leaders must remember these related things:

Be the role model you want emulated

Anticipate and construct Situations

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Business Contains Only 3 Things | Thought Tweets

Do not assume the purpose behind your instructions is obvious.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We cannot assume the purpose of our thinking is obvious. We cannot assume the purpose of their thinking is obvious. And, we are far better off over-communicating about the purpose behind out thoughts, ideas, and requests than under-communicating about them.

 

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Communication: Improving Communication | Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

If you cannot see the forest for the trees, you're out on a limb.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 19, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Few people possess the ability to think strategically while having a solid grasp of the details of the plan. Some people do not know they are out on a limb until they suffer a painful fall. Yes - that's part of the learning experience...as long as they are able to get up after the fall.

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