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Here's a Catch-22: People get so busy 'in their minds' they have no time to address their own ineptitude or anyone else's.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 6, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I am inept I am overwhelmed by my workload. When I am overwhelmed by my workload I believe I don't have enough time. When I believe I don't have enough time I don't do what is required to remedy my ineptitude.

What a Catch-22.

Better fix that!

 

Perfectionists show us how natural talents can create bad habits that out-muscle willpower.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Attention to Detail is a valuable leadership tool...unless it takes over its owner.

Too much of a Good Habit = a Bad Habit.

And, that's how the Devil lurks in the details.

Your communication style influences people much more than your logic.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 4, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

According to Chip Heath and Dan Heath ['Decisive', 2013] "When the researchers compared whether process or analysis was more important in producing good decisions - those that increased revenues, profits, and market share - they found that "process mattered more than analysis - by a factor of six.""

Good Decision Making relies on good decision-making processes.

Good Influencing relies on good influence-making processes.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Influencing | Thought Tweets

'Just Do It!'...then do some more!

by Rick Baker
On Mar 3, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

First go through then go beyond the motions.

Go the extra mile; catch someone's attention; deliver, impress, and influence.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Influencing | Integrity | Thought Tweets

What was that you said about listening?

by Rick Baker
On Mar 2, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Is it possible the more you talk about listening the less other people are inclined to do it?

If you must speak to the topic should you speak softly and carry a big talking stick?

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Here's an investment with high ROI: spend time thinking about and planning how you delegate work.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people, oblivious to the impact of their approach to delegating tasks, just delegate what they delegate

Some people plan their delegation of tasks and adjust their approach to fit the person who will receive the delegation.

One of the above approaches breeds success; one of the above approaches bumps into success every once in a while.


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Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

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