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As the pace of change increases, so does the power of leaders' courage & confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

And courage & confidence require lots of energy...because energy is needed to fuel clear thought and action.

So - use your energy as best you can, ensuring some of it goes to developing your self-confidence [which fuels the development of courage].

When leaders fail at the little details, especially the little interpersonal details, trust erodes.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 28, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is pretty much everything. Followers look to leaders for positives, subliminal or overt justifications for building trust.

 

Top performers feel disappointed when they make errors. Then, quickly, they replace that thinking with confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Self-confidence is precious.

Self-confidence is self-grown.

Self-confidence is essential.

Ask value-packed questions. Allow time for people to think, express themselves, and provide value-packed answers.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 13, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Part of it is being curious. Part of it is seeking to understand. Part of it is 'Planning Your Work'. 

Much of it is being present and listening.

And you can call it Communication.

Discipline yourself if you wish to persuade others.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 12, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Do what I say not what I do does not cut it. Probably, most of us can remember incidents when we were children and adults in positions of authority gave us instructions that they themselves did not follow. To the extent that happened, we learned to resist instructions that came to us as do what I say not what I do. As we gained experience and confidence our resistance to these inconsistent demands increased. Now, we have much trouble following instructions from people who do not lead by example. And, we distrust those who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.

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Curiosity doesn't kill cats...it just makes them very interesting.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 10, 2020

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Maybe, curiosity kills cats; definitely, curiosity motivates people.

Perhaps, many animals are curious. Certainly, some are...cats have a reputation for it. Human beings must be the most curious animal on Earth. Curiosity is in our DNA. Curiosity is the root of innovation, invention, and creativity.

I don't think curiosity kills cats...it just makes them very interesting.

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