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People are 'selflings': that's a good rather than a bad thing...so focus on yourself...regularly.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

About that suffix 'ling': yes, often pejorative; but, not always.

So, cut other selflings some slack, as they will have to do for you if you are to achieve your desires.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

5 reasons to listen: (1) to understand, (2) to act, (3) to respond, (4) because it's your job, & (5) because you like people.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 4, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most people listen poorly.

It's reciprocal: people don't listen to them so they return the disfavour.

Then there's this pent up ego, demanding you express your thoughts rather than listen to other people's thoughts.

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If we don't relearn how to listen evolution is going to adapt our ears into oblivion.

[One drawback of civilization: people who don't listen no longer get eaten by predators.]

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Duplication annoys some people - others recognize repetition is a key to learning and repeated errors signal failure to learn.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 3, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Efficiency happens when things are done right the first time.

Efficiency happens when people learn and remember.

Some people view these as mutually exclusive things.

Isn't that a shame?

Mistakes happen when people try new things.

Mistakes provide opportunities to learn.

Some people don't learn from their errors.

Isn't that a shame?

 

 

Your personality strengths give you a chance. What you do with them today is what really counts.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 2, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Your personality may take a back seat to what you do...especially when the going gets tough.

We judge others by what they do.

We trust others by what they do. 

Others do the same to us.

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Influencing | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

If trust is at the heart of meaningful business relationships, insight is in the brain.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust, based on a history of past experiences, is not enough to guarantee business relationships contain value. When insight is added to trust, business relationships can thrive.

Winners seek solutions and think of better places. Losers agonize over problems and fear uncertainty.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The choice is yours.

Choose fixing the problem over fixing the blame.

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