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beBee The art of Leadership

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Leadership, it is not only a role of leading people to achieve benefits , it is an art like painting, has a vision , a mission to fulfill . it is like painting
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  1. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    09/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    This Is What Truly Exceptional Leadership Is All About
    switchandshift.com The quest to define exceptional leadership obsesses many people, and the definitions vary not only in content, but in context. I have sipped many cups of coffee and ran countless miles pondering this complex topic. And like many, I have devoted...
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  2. ProducerAdam Weedy

    Adam Weedy

    08/12/2016
    What is Leadership?
    What is Leadership?Leadership is a rare thing. After 15 years in corporate America I look back at all of the speeches that I’ve sat through as a salesperson and very few of them stand out. In fact, there is only one that I remember with any great degree of clarity. I...
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    Max J. Carter
    08/12/2016 #2 Max J. Carter
    I always found that leadership, true leadership has nothing to do with title or function it is a mode of life that is often self sacrificing for the benefit of the sum.

    Leadership in my mind has always been about identifying and filling needs that benefit the sum.

    Anyone making decisions based on the some is not a leader they are a manager or authoritative function with a title.
    John Prpich
    08/12/2016 #1 John Prpich
    What's interesting Adam, is that there is an unusual fine line here, between being a decent human being and being a leader. Tell people how important they are, speak plainly and give credit where credit is due, isn't that what decent people do, regardless of their status.
  3. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    02/12/2016
    Let me introduce @Theo Priestley to you !

    https://www.bebee.com/bee/theo-priestley

    Theo Priestley is one of the most recognised UK-based independent technology industry influencers and evangelists, ranking in the Top 100 thought leaders globally with special interests in Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Fintech and future trends.

    Theo has written insights for Forbes, Huffington Post UK, Wired, GigaOM, The European Magazine, Venturebeat to name a few, and has been interviewed for many online publications including the BBC on his thoughts on technology and the future.

    welcome to beBee !
    Javier beBee
    Theo Priestley - beBee
    www.bebee.com Public profile of Theo Priestley on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
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    Matt Sweetwood
    07/12/2016 #26 Matt Sweetwood
    Welcome Theo.. Buzz On!
    Michele Williams
    07/12/2016 #25 Michele Williams
    Welcome @Theo Priestley! Interesting share about Blippar (https://www.bebee.com/content/1027643/967978).
    I mentor university startup teams and we had an alum with similar technology.
    I added you to a beBee twitter list so you can catch the latest by @Javier beBee, @Juan Imaz ,@Matt Sweetwood , the official beBee twitter accounts and other amazing bees all in one place. (Everyone is welcome to subscribe: https://twitter.com/MicheleWilliamz/lists/bebee-buzz )
    Froilán Pérez
    07/12/2016 #24 Froilán Pérez
    Welcome to bebee @Theo Priestley !
    Cepee Tabibian
    07/12/2016 #23 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to the hive @Theo Priestley!
    Dean Owen
    03/12/2016 #22 Dean Owen
    Welcome Theo! Pretty sure you will find beBee productive and enjoy it at the same time!
    Irene Hackett
    03/12/2016 #21 Anonymous
    Welcome to our beBee Community @Theo Priestley - looking forward to engaging!
    CityVP Manjit
    03/12/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit
    There is a place for Theo Priestley in my learning journey especially in my technical journey (Indigo) and about emerging futures (violet). So I look forward to interacting whichever side of the learning spectrum I personally find affinity in his contribution.

    Oh yes, and of course, welcome to BeBee Theo Priestley
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    03/12/2016 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Welcome to beBee @Theo Priestley!
    Mamen Delgado
    03/12/2016 #17 Mamen Delgado
    Welcome to beBee @Theo Priestley!!
    laurent jacquet
    03/12/2016 #16 laurent jacquet
    Welcome 😊
    Theo Priestley
    03/12/2016 #15 Theo Priestley
    #14 Thanks Lisa!
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/12/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher
    Welcome to beBee @Theo Priestley! Followed!
    Jared Wiese
    03/12/2016 #13 Jared Wiese
    Welcome, Theo...
    Milos Djukic
    03/12/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Welcome @Theo Priestley.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/12/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee, Theo. We're glad to have you here.
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    03/12/2016 #10 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Welcome Theo, looking forward to seeing your buzzes into our hives.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #9 Gerald Hecht
    Welcome Theo; fly safe!
    Jim Murray
    03/12/2016 #8 Jim Murray
    Welcome to the hives, Theo. I look forward to hearing your opinions about stuff.
    Kevin Baker
    02/12/2016 #7 Kevin Baker
    Enjoy the day Theo
    George Touryliov
    02/12/2016 #6 George Touryliov
    Welcome to beBee @Theo Priestley. Glad to see you here. Many thanks to @Javier beBee for introduction.
  4. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    02/11/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Are you the Mama duck or the baby duck? It doesn't matter. You can be the leader no matter what.
    intentionalemployee.com No matter your position in life, you can lead by your influence. You can affect change for good or bad..but why would you want it to be for bad... Leadership is influence. Plain and simple. How are you influencing others...
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  5. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    10/10/2016
    Bert Purdy
    As Work Changes, Leadership Development Has to Keep Up
    hbr.org Three ways to do...
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  6. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    21/09/2016
    Bert Purdy
    7 ways great leaders demonstrate leadership skills
    intentionalemployee.com Good leaders are hard to find. Great leaders are even harder. Find someone with these seven leadership skills and you will have found a great...
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    Erroll -EL- Warner
    21/09/2016 #1 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Bert Purdy very good article. Leaders must have followers. Leaders must have all the characteristics of soft skills such as , professionalism, accountability, respect, humility, integrity, transparency and empathy. Having poss those soft skills will prepare one to move from leader to manager. Leaders will not only be opened to innovative ideas but reward people for their ideas and progressive involvement.
  7. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
    They say they want "different", but do they really?
    They say they want "different", but do they really?I heard someone say this the other day... "People say they want a different way of thinking and operating at work, but when it is offered up, it turns out they really don't". I have also experienced this first hand and want to ponder it for a while...
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    Graham Edwards 🐝
    23/09/2016 #8 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #7 Thanks for comment . I agree leadership is key and I think that leadership is needed in everyone... change is where some of the greatest leaders can be found!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Graham Edwards 🐝 I think a lot of folks want to see different results without 'the change' disturbing their equilibrium. Its quite interesting, because disruption is synonymous with change, and that's not necessarily a bad thing if one is prepared. Even when change happens because it affects the status quo it can be seen in a negative light. For change to be embraced a sense of security is needed, and a leader. Great post!
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    18/09/2016 #6 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #5 Thanks for the comment @Deb Lange.
    Deb Lange
    18/09/2016 #5 Deb Lange
    I agree, for the last 20 years at least the quote from Einstein, We can't solve the world from the mindset that created our problems" has been commonplace. Meanwhile most people don't want to reveal their mindset and attempt to see the world with different eyes.
    I always say to people in organisations, there is nothing wrong with "Control" , when it creates systems we trust in a respectful way. We couldn't drive on the roads without s system of control with traffic lights etc we wouldn't feel safe in our hospitals without systems of control around safety anx cleanliness etc. However, as you say, when we create skunkworks teams, or within our systems create the freedom for people to say we created this system, but now we can see a better way there is the process of enabling others to emgage, to learn, to take on a new way. To me this is just life and learning. It just is.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    17/09/2016 #4 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #2 Thanks for the comment @Paul Frank Gilbert. I think your points are spot on for driving effective change, particularly transparency in to the organization as to why.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    17/09/2016 #3 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Kevin Pashuk and I will definitely read your post!
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    15/09/2016 #2 Paul Frank Gilbert
    I have found that when people want change ... it begins with those people being involved and engaged in determining what the change is and how it is applied and managed. Simply changing things without purposefully and meaningfully engaging your people will not work. Make sure everyone impacted (which should be your entire organization) by change has input before the change is simply announced. And if they want change you cannot give them ... make sure they understand why. Especially if the bottom line is simply a $$ issue.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/09/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    This post did rub me the right way Graham. As someone who has brought a lot of change into organizations, I appreciate the theme here... Everybody seems to want change, but nobody wants TO change. I wrote a post along the same vein a while back, in which I give out some very personal secrets and talk about bringing change into organizations ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/resistant-to-change-or-saturated )
  8. Donna-Luisa Eversley
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/eating-anyone
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Eating Anyone?
    www.bebee.com Case: The belly growls One of the best ways to learn is from experience. To gain experience you have to perform an action, and sometimes you may...
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  9. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    20/07/2016
    Affinity Networking Is On the Line
    Affinity Networking Is On the LineA LOT OF BEES ARE TALKING THE TALK, BUT HOW MANY ARE READY TO WALK THE WALK? ...On a recent installment of "He Said He Said" (Vol 17, by Jim Murray and Phil Friedman) an issue arose about the nature of Affinity Networking. And I was very surprised...
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    Gerald Hecht
    27/11/2016 #353 Gerald Hecht
    #350 @Phil Friedman me too --because he was really a song and dance man --chasing the arté; "they can kill the body of Socrates--but never the essence..." (hand to forehead --cue chorus!); light up applause sign with candles!
    Gerald Hecht
    27/11/2016 #352 Gerald Hecht
    #318 @Phil Friedman but they told me it was "professional"!
    Gerald Hecht
    27/11/2016 #351 Gerald Hecht
    @Phil Friedman nothing like a short stfrom someone whose first Elsevier peer-reviewed publication came from a 16 year old "prodigy " (meaning that although I had a private pilot license --I still had to walk around Glassboro and Pitman to see Patti in Pitman https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2813538/?i=8&from=Hecht%20GS Anyway --keep it short; "a little song; a little dance; a little 'Icy Hot' down yer 👖
    Phil Friedman
    27/11/2016 #350 Phil Friedman
    #349 Yes, Gerry, although sometimes I almost understand why Socrates drank the hemlock.
    Gerald Hecht
    21/11/2016 #349 Gerald Hecht
    #347 @Phil Friedman conversation--dialogue...Socrates called it ...umm; something.
    Don Kerr
    31/10/2016 #348 Don Kerr
    #345 bravo
    Phil Friedman
    31/10/2016 #347 Phil Friedman
    #345 Jim, I genuinely appreciate your saying that. Particularly because you are no slouch at controversy yourself. I think the reason is that I work to read and genuinely answer
    Comments on my posts. And I am not afraid to go back and forth several times, because to me that is what conversation is all about. And for me, social media is, first and foremost, about conversation. Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    31/10/2016 #346 Gerald Hecht
    #345 @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman Certain representatives of the local petrochemical industry 'round these parts have reminded me of how to stay in my proper place; so --best
    Jim Murray
    31/10/2016 #345 Jim Murray
    @Phil Friedman This is the single most viewed and commented on post on beBee that I have seen. And I'm sure that you will be the first to admit that it's because you are frightfully honest in the way you express your opinions. I wish there were a lot more people who would do that, besides the few that I know. This is a necessary part of what's needed if this site is going to be able to attract the kind of readers and users that it needs to fulfill its mandate. Just remember controversy is the root quality of any conversation. You create controversy and the conversation naturally follows. Because it's a hell of a lot more appealing that reading drivel that doesn't stimulate controversy other then controversial yawns.
    Phil Friedman
    17/10/2016 #344 Phil Friedman
    Thank you Kenneth for reading and taking the time to say so. Cheers! #343
    Phil Friedman
    16/10/2016 #342 Phil Friedman
    #341 If that is the way you feel, Antoinette, you should try the news at CNNN, where Jim Able brings you all the news that's unfit to print. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-able/bringing-you-all-the-news-that-s-unfit-to-print
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    15/10/2016 #341 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Ok, I might be guilty of posting out of context, maybe, it depends on if you hate my posts or not. Now you know how I feel about tuning into the "NEWS" which is really AGITPROP and Party Propaganda. So there!
    Phil Friedman
    26/09/2016 #340 Phil Friedman
    #339 No comment.. Just teasing. 😉
    Phil Friedman
    26/09/2016 #338 Phil Friedman
    #337 Thank you Karen Anne for reading and commenting. I notice that you are designated a CNN Women Leaders 2015. Have you seen @Jim Able's CNNN news bulletins, bringing you all the news that's unfit to print? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-able/bringing-you-all-the-news-that-s-unfit-to-print
    Phil Friedman
    22/09/2016 #336 Phil Friedman
    #335 Mark, even newbies can be wise beyond their "age". Thanks for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Mark Anthony
    22/09/2016 #335 Mark Anthony
    I will certainly be more careful than I have been previously on other sites . I thought ooh , that sounds interesting I'll follow. Before I knew it I was being bombarded with an overload of complete nonsense , memes used to mean a sub culture to me ! But I am a bit of newbie
    Milos Djukic
    22/09/2016 #334 Anonymous
    #330 Mute for @Phil Friedman, definitely :) A spontaneous process of self-organization
    Gerald Hecht
    22/09/2016 #333 Gerald Hecht
    #331 @Milos Djukic yikes 🙏🏽
    Gerald Hecht
    22/09/2016 #332 Gerald Hecht
    #330 @Phil Friedman I know it seems baffling for the moment --all I can say now, is that I've obtained audio tapes of Patton as he read Rommel's book; scratchy but useable
    Milos Djukic
    22/09/2016 #331 Anonymous
    #329 Done, sure. @Gerald Hecht, I am a man of few words. Can you believe that?
  10. Producersiraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    13/09/2016
    When it's for growth thinkers just welcome it and change makers add value to happen.
    When it's for growth thinkers just welcome it and change makers add value to happen.Change occurs and is an unstoppable phenomenon..Like time Change occurs and is an unstoppable phenomenon  and Thinkers take an opportunity to grind their thoughts generating content of nectar in form of ideas, further the implementations of correct...
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  11. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    18/07/2016
    Changing The Culture
    Donald Grandy
    Leading The Charge
    www.linkedin.com To change an organization’s existing culture a critical mass of authentic, emotionally intelligent leaders must be developed. This initial group needs to reach the change energy tipping point...
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  12. ProducerJohn Eades

    John Eades

    11/07/2016
    Powerful Marks of a True Leader
    Powerful Marks of a True Leader“True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” On one hand its such a simple quote. On the other hand their isn't a leader in the world that would say they have mastered it.  Behind this leadership quote is a lifetime of...
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    John Whitehead
    16/07/2016 #2 John Whitehead
    Hi John - interesting that both our recent posts (4 days apart) should delve into similar topics - your comment "Having a strong purpose for existing is one of the clearest and simplest ways to create more leaders in your organization" resonated with me as I strongly believe that the fundamental core to great leadership is Self-Awareness - good read, Thanks!
    NO one
    11/07/2016 #1 NO one
    Agree John! Creating leaders is for people who inspire!
  13. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Ambush in Dallas: What Would MLK Say?
    Ambush in Dallas: What Would MLK Say?What do you think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) would say today  -- if he were still alive -- about race relations in America following the tragic assassination of five white police officers in Dallas by a deranged black gunman? To appropriately...
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    Gerald Hecht
    14/07/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #32 @David B. Grinberg I'm not so sure, M starting to think that Malcom X, Mohamed Ali, and the Black Panthers 1.0 were the actual agents of change who got the job (at the time) done...
    David B. Grinberg
    14/07/2016 #32 David B. Grinberg
    I greatly appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on these sensitive issues. Thank you very much for sharing your valuable views and important insights @Phil Friedman @Sarah (Sally) McCabe @marcelo leiva @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Gerald Hecht.

    I echo Phil's exemplary points: "We also need, whatever our skin color, to stop stereotyping and being again to feel empathy on at least a person to person basis...Only when we return to being able to feel the pain of others will we be able to move forward to a new day." Ditto that for Marcelo: "The problem is to see white or black...if we saw people than that would not exist." (translated per Google).

    I likewise agree with Sarah, "The great Dr. King, like me and so many others, would be heartbroken watching what is happening today." Ditto that for Franci, "I feel MLK would be disappointed...The void is taking to long to close.

    Lastly, Gerald, with all due respect, I have never supported the violent extremism of Malcom X, Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers -- and neither did Dr. King and other peaceful activists of that time who proved that non-violence can change history for the better.
    Phil Friedman
    13/07/2016 #31 Phil Friedman
    @David B. Grinberg, yours is a powerful and insightful piece. I respected MLK and, as you know, was deeply affected when he was assassinated. And I think I know what he would say. I am just not sure that we can rely on his method of non-violent civil disobedience in this day and age. For as I said in a recent post of mine, the time may be past, "... when the principles of non-violent civil disobedience, promulgated by Ghandi and MLK, had a chance of succeeding. Because that was an era during which our society appeared still to have a collective conscience. A time when we could still feel so sickened by seeing bricks and bottles being hurled at young black students trying peacefully to exercise their rights to attend school, that we overwhelmingly stood behind then President Dwight D. Eisenhower, irrespective of our political party affiliations, when he dispatched troops to assure their safety, as well as the adherence by the state and local governments to Federal law. " (http://tinyurl.com/B-dayPLF). Which does not mean that I believe in violence. Just that now, strong political action is necessary, and that we need to crowdfund and man-up to once and for all rid the nation of the scourge of racism. We also need, whatever our skin color, to stop stereotyping and being again to feel empathy on at least a person to person basis. I am greatly distressed that more support has not been shown across the political, social, and racial spectra for the families and colleagues of the fallen policemen, who by all reports stayed in harms way while doing their best to protect and move the crowd to safety. Only when we return to being able to feel the pain of others will we be able to move forward to a new day.
    marcelo leiva
    13/07/2016 #30 marcelo leiva
    el problema es ver blanco o negro ..si viéramos personas ya eso no existiría ....y no habría diferencias ..solo diferentes oportunidades
    Gerald Hecht
    12/07/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @David B. Grinberg I always was a Malcom X, Mohammad Ali, Bobby Seale guy
    Sarah (Sally) McCabe
    12/07/2016 #28 Sarah (Sally) McCabe
    Excellent post by @David B. Grinberg. Must read.
    Sarah (Sally) McCabe
    12/07/2016 #27 Sarah (Sally) McCabe
    David I was waiting for you to write on this subject and you did not disappoint. This piece is excellent and honest and should make all pause and think. The great Dr. King, like me and so many others, would be heartbroken watching what is happening today.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    11/07/2016 #26 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Bravo @David B. Grinberg. I feel MLK would be disappointed. The abyss seems be ahead of time. The void is taking to long to close. The gap in ideas is not progressing in a forward motion fast enough. I don't know the answer except we should be smarter than to let these unfortunate events keep happening.
    David B. Grinberg
    11/07/2016 #25 David B. Grinberg
    Your exemplary contributions and valuable feedback to this discussion are most appreciated: @Bonnie Weissman @Don Kerr @Aaron Skogen @Hans Ostrom @Sue Chien Lee @Mickael Angelo Yusufidis You all raise many good points for everyone to consider. Thanks again for your thoughtful, constructive and heart-felt comments.
    Sue Chien Lee
    11/07/2016 #24 Sue Chien Lee
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg for the insight. And @Paul Croubalian for sharing.
    Bonnie Weissman
    11/07/2016 #23 Bonnie Weissman
    Thanks again @@David B. Grinberg for another great article. We live in Baton Rouge, and our older girl is a JAG officer in the LA Army National Guard; she is currently on alert, and briefed soldiers at the local armory on Friday. They were there to assemble riot gear. Thankfully, they have not been called back to active duty since then. She and her brother in law, a local police officer, are appalled at the Sterling shooting, but are also concerned that the New Black Panthers and the African American Defense League are in town. Thankfully most demonstrations here in BR have been relatively peaceful.

    I wonder what MLK would say if he saw the state of the African American family today, with the high out of wedlock birthrates, abandonment by fathers, and everything that comes with it. We can legislate and enforce good policies as well as fund them generously, but they will have limited success unless things change in the home. Old fashioned I know, but children need strong male role models in fathers. Moynihan saw it coming nearly 50 years ago. I think the first African American president missed a huge opportunity to improve and influence this state of affairs when he did not speak out on it. Although he beat the odds, he personally knows the difficulties young people face in advancement when fathers are not supporting their children and actively being in their lives. This has to change for more people, especially young minority males, to beat the odds stacked against them.
    Don Kerr
    11/07/2016 #22 Don Kerr
    Thanks so much for your thoughtful reflection and deeply insightful and informative piece. Although I have stated this on numerous occasions I know it can ring hollow when it is coming from a place north of the 49th. On the weekend I engaged in a great discussion with some of my American relatives. From Fresno to Boulder to New Haven to NYC, the common note sounded was one of dismay. We shared in the great optimism that arose out of President Obama's election 8 years ago and we commiserated on the apparent failure of this event to materially change the fundamentals of race relations - in fact it appears that getting wound up in the mess that is politics the situation may well be worse. Overall though, I left the conversation with a deep and abiding hope that people of sense and reason will prevail. So, from one Canuck who has been, perhaps rightly for tut-tutting and finger waving, please know of my respect and admiration for Americans. I am challenged though to feel the same degree of admiration and respect for the leadership of the country - especially those occupying the presumptive positions. Thanks so much for this @David B. Grinberg and to the others who have commented here and on my postings about the gun issue, I very much appreciate your willingness to share perspective and varying insights revolving around personal experience. In particular I thank @Randy Keho for his courageous commentary about a very personal event that could have traumatized him into silence. I am so glad that did not transpire.
    Aaron Skogen
    11/07/2016 #21 Aaron Skogen
    Wonderful post @David B. Grinberg! sharing.
    Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    10/07/2016 #20 Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    What if we let leaders such as Dr. King rest in peace (earned) and focus smartening our own butts up?
    Hans Ostrom
    10/07/2016 #19 Hans Ostrom
    Thank you for posting. The range of issues you cite is important. Too many communities have lost control over the police, and eventually, this harms good police personnel, as in Dallas. Good police paid for the execution of Black men by police in Minnesota and Baton Rouge. Unless there is comprehensive police reform coast to coast, I fear the cycle will repeated indefinitely. The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing created recommendations and steps for action, and of course many police chiefs served on the Task Force. I think it would help if everyone worked to make sure their city or county adopted these recommendations, for the well being of Black citizens and other people of color, but also for good people in law enforcement. Violence against Black bodies is a continuing American horror, and it produces other horrors, as in Dallas. It's especially important for knowledgeable White folks with influence to use that influence but also to listen to Black citizens. It's also important for White folks not to accept the race-baiting and ignorance offered by short-sighted, callous politicians. Of course innumerable other issues are at play, as you discuss. Thanks again.
    David B. Grinberg
    10/07/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks to all for your thoughtful and constructive comments, which are very much appreciated -- especially on such a sensitive issue. Your valuable contributions to this discussion help raise the level of understanding and awareness regarding race relations in America. You all articulate excellent points from multiple perspectives which are worthy of serious consideration. Let us all pray for peace and better days ahead. Thanks again! @Jason Versey @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Laurent BOSCHERINI @Larry Boyer @Qamar Ali Khan @Jim Murray @Erroll -EL- Warner @Brigette Hyacinth
    Laurent Boscherini
    10/07/2016 #17 Anonymous
    Sorry for all - I repost my comment after typo corrections, regarding my respect to David and his talented writing.

    Thank you @David B. Grinberg for your brillant post so educational as relevant. The Dallas diseaster is part of our common legacy of violence in its responsability at the macro level.
    The westernization culture approach has created a tough materialistic economy, lead by an insatiable desire for money and possessions, as a Must for a so called Well-being. Maybe, we can see it, as the major misunderstanding about the real impact of an inaccurate acculturation model. Compassionate feelings might be real, but have to meet strong borders, to be understood more as a safe well-being for the community of human being.The structure of thinking and the organization of the worldwide economy impose inhuman decisions in the name of the sacrosanct competition, despite global access to education and gender equality. Roots of Violence exposes the origins and current causes of the underlying, explosive rage pervasive in our culture today. Understanding this is the first step toward healing our societies.
    Larry Boyer
    10/07/2016 #16 Larry Boyer
    Nearly 50 years after the assination of MLK what would he say about race in America today? @David B. Grinberg shares his thoughts.
    Larry Boyer
    10/07/2016 #15 Larry Boyer
    Some interesting ideas @David B. Grinberg. One thing I would wonder is that nearly 50 years after his assassination if he would see things differently or not. Some things have gotten better for blacks in America but much has not or gotten worse. Would he have continued his direction or decided that Malcom X and the Black Panthers may have been right all along? No doubt the MLK of the 60s would respond as you have suggested but would he have changed?
    Tahir Kashif
    10/07/2016 #14 Tahir Kashif
    Thanks for sharing David Grinberg & Qamar Ali @Qamar Ali Khan
  14. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    09/07/2016
    The Competent Leader 2016-17
    The Competent Leader 2016-17While personal events prevented me to take up my duties with the club over the last week, I return on Monday as the Club's new VP of Education.   This position requires the most contribution from a club member and depending on the level of...
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    CityVP Manjit
    10/07/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    #3 Founder value is the non-negotiable part of my own personal participation. For sure user-feedback is a part of the evolution and even organizations have had to pivot when Bill Gates realized he made a huge strategic blunder - but that pivot still got him back to founder values. If I try to be all things to all people then I am nothing. There is a great article about "skin in the game" http://www.deliberatelyconsidered.com/2011/06/skin-in-the-game/ which ends with the best definer of "skin in the game" a.k.a. shared sacrifice and personal investment. I get that but that is not my overriding motivation. Eventually the most powerful of force that will make BeBee a phenomena is not what it is we do each day, but how it takes on a life of its own that is born from founder values and how the founders are then mythologized. @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz may resist the mythologies but that is actual spirit of success - the same as Steve Jobs recounted when he started to connect the dots backwards.
    John White, MBA
    10/07/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    #2 @CityVP Manjit: Thank you very much for your very kind remarks. You are right that we are blessed to have the opportunity to shape a platform that is just starting out, into the premier social media site in the world. The founders of beBee have made it clear that the platform will be shaped by user feedback. Thus, in that sense, we are all ambassadors for this network. As the early adopters of beBee, we all have skin in the game!
    CityVP Manjit
    10/07/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    #1 Congratulations John on becoming a beBee ambassador. You are blessed to lead a platform which I find phenomenal and everyone who uses it has to experience it for themselves for their affinity and expression. I will check out the Twitter pages in due course, which is ironic because Twitter used to be the primary platform I was on, and then LinkedIn. I am not one of the disaffected LinkedIn users who was looking for an alternative, indeed I continue to have an absolute high regard for its founder Reid Hoffman - his track record as a venture capitalist has been incredible and he has an amazing soul. So the challenge for me is to be always rising in my learning because I see no value in despising. The traditional marketing meme has been to expand the circle, but I am a circle i.e. I am whole as a human being. That is a blessing I focus on and my hope is that each person find their own wholeness. BeBee is the best platform I have been on for this learning journey of mine. Being whole is the only genuine freedom we get, otherwise freedom as a conception is very elusive, even temporal. All I can say is that both of us are blessed to be here at BeBee and may those blessings get better and better but most of all enjoy this. Tom Hanks at the end of the movie Saving Private Ryan says to Matt Damon, "earn this', but I say lower the bar of ultimate sacrifice and enjoy this, because when we do that we find our wholeness by being present to the moment - and in that presence past and future is.
    John White, MBA
    10/07/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    Hi @CityVP Manjit, great buzz. I have promoted via Twitter on @bebeeproducer, @bebeesocial, and @bebee_blogs.
  15. ProducerJohn Eades

    John Eades

    29/06/2016
    Powerful Signs You are Ready for Leadership
    Powerful Signs You are Ready for LeadershipLike countless other people, I longed for deeper meaning and more fulfillment in my work. No longer was my current sales role enough.  I knew in my heart helping other people create better versions of themselves, is what I wanted to do. I decided to...
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    William Davis
    29/06/2016 #2 William Davis
    I agree with @Jennifer Martin, most of the day we spend it at work, if we want to be great leaders we have to practice what we will preach and inspire by example. Enjoying what we do is one of the things that have to be there.
    Jennifer Martin
    29/06/2016 #1 Jennifer Martin
    At the end I think it all means to enjoy what takes almost all your day, work but as you say..."it doesn't have to feel like work anymore" Great buzz @John Eades
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    John White, MBA

    01/07/2016
    After many failed attempts, I finally got an article accepted by The Huffington Post! It looks like I'm going to be an ongoing contributor. Thanks so much to all my friends here on beBee for the support! Shout out enclosed!!
    John White, MBA
    7 Management Traits So Toxic Your Entire Team Will Quit
    m.huffpost.com As my company, Social Marketing Solutions, and beBee, (the professional social media network where I am a Brand Ambassador) both continue to...
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    Teresa Gezze
    06/07/2016 #33 Teresa Gezze
    A great article on which I agree 100%!
    Ari Kopoulos
    03/07/2016 #32 Ari Kopoulos
    Congratulations @John White, MBA ...can we expect a "How to get published in Huffington Post' follow up ;)
    Anne Fyans
    02/07/2016 #31 Anne Fyans
    Congrats @John White for being published @Huffington Post. Very good article. I've worked with that had those traits.
    Vincent Andrew
    02/07/2016 #30 Vincent Andrew
    That's a hellish experience @John White, MBA. Glad it is now in the past for you. Thanks for sharing. And congratulations for getting your article published!
    Mohamed Amroussi
    02/07/2016 #29 Mohamed Amroussi
    Lead the same way you want to be led, Thank you @John White, MBA, for sharing your experience
    Laura Mikolaitis
    02/07/2016 #28 Laura Mikolaitis
    #26 Thank you so much @John White, MBA your sentiment means a great deal and I definitely see the incredible support here. Keep writing those posts because they really do matter and make a difference.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    02/07/2016 #27 Laura Mikolaitis
    #25 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher, your support means a great deal. I know it will all work out and trust me I've learned a great deal. My head is in a good space and I'm just doing what I can to forge that new path. It has to work out at some point.
    John White, MBA
    01/07/2016 #26 John White, MBA
    #19 Yes, @Laura Mikolaitis, I second what I dear friend @Lisa Gallagher said. Hang in there and just know that you have a HUGE support group here in the hive on beBee.
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/07/2016 #25 Lisa Gallagher
    #19 @Laura Mikolaitis, I hope one day you can walk away like I did. i had to have faith that my mental and physical health were more important and that eventually, something better would come along. My husband needed my help so I do a lot of work for him. I'm still hoping to find something just for me though and we are making ends meet even though it's tougher. He was happier because I was much happier after leaving. Sending good thoughts your way for a better tomorrow!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/07/2016 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Congratulations @John White, MBA..the world is waiting on your words 😊Great post
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/07/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    great article by @John White, MBA who is now a contributing writer to the Huffington Post!
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/07/2016 #22 Lisa Gallagher
    First of all congrats @John White, MBA, how exciting!! I LOVED this article. Sadly, I could relate to 3/4's of it. That's the only job I ever quit- the one with a very toxic manager. We were part of the Court System so our clients had to be there. There wasn't a choice and my managers boss, is her cousin. Go figure.. that's why she still gets away with her behavior today. She's had at least 8 people quit right before I left and not long after. Not sure if more have quit since I've been gone for over 2 years now. She even had video cameras installed for "safety purposes,' because they do get clients on Parole. However she has a monitor in her office and she can now watch her employees all day- she made sure cameras were installed in places only employees migrate too. Before the cameras she and the deputy director used to stand behind walls and listen to employees convos. They would also watch how long you were on the phone and come out to listen if you were on the phone longer than a few minutes.
    John Whitehead
    01/07/2016 #21 John Whitehead
    congratulations John!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    01/07/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is great news John @John White, MBA, Congratulations and well deserved!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/07/2016 #19 Laura Mikolaitis
    Excellent news @John White, MBA and great article - congratulations! I felt like I was reading about something very familiar. Oh wait, I was. Despite all the toxicity in that environment, you walked away having learned what not to do. There's something to be said for that. Dealing with negative management can certainly test us to our core. It certainly has tested me. Thanks for sharing your news!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/07/2016 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Randy Keho it would --it's time has come
    Randy Keho
    01/07/2016 #17 Randy Keho
    Agreed @Gerald Hecht "Savage and Unnatural Behavior" would make a good name for a band.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/07/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Randy Keho well there is noticible uptick in tales of savage and unnatural behavior in folks these days
    Don Kerr
    01/07/2016 #15 Don Kerr
    I have been blessed to have very few crap managers or clients. I did have one though I called the Lamprey Eel. The sea lamprey uses its sucker mouth, sharp teeth and rasping tongue to attach itself to the body of a fish and suck the fish's blood. Fish that survive the attack are left with a large open wound that can become infected and often leads to death. She would arrive in the office virtually every morning clearly lacking energy. She would target the first visible victim and through some manufactured abuse render the victim an empty shell while she carried on throughout her day living off the energy she had consumed. It became a quest to spot her as soon as possible and to make myself invisible until her deadly deed was inflicted on one of my coworkers. Cowardly perhaps but it allowed me to survive!
    Diane Schultz
    01/07/2016 #14 Diane Schultz
    Had to share @John White, MBA's article. Bad bosses are examples on how we do not want to lead our team.
  18. ProducerNicholas Powell

    Nicholas Powell

    28/06/2016
    The Secret to Leadership is in this Article. Here's to you, Leader!
    The Secret to Leadership is in this Article. Here's to you, Leader! OK, so I lied to get you past the headline, it worked didn’t it? I’m no expert in leadership and do not profess to be. Instead, I think of myself as an expert in followership. Through experience I know what successful leaders do and do not do....
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    Nicholas Powell
    28/06/2016 #2 Nicholas Powell
    #1 Thank you for reading my thoughts Sara. Interestingly enough, I often evaluate my own leadership against Kirk-like attributes.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/06/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Your points are valid @Nicholas Powell. And you communicated your points in your own unique style. As a proud Trekkie however, what got me to read your buzz was the photo of Captain Kirk (aka William Shatner) not the title.
  19. ProducerBrigette Hyacinth
    Navigating the Four Seasons of Leadership
    Navigating the Four Seasons of LeadershipHuman history is a series of repeated cycles. Leadership like the rest of our affairs is cyclical in character. Understanding the different seasons of leadership can help you to remain focused and make the necessary transitions to get the...
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    Graham Edwards 🐝
    18/07/2016 #12 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thanks for the blog @Brigette Hyacinth. I like your tour leadership cycle concept and the continued cycle of growth. You first attempt at "vlogging" has inspired me to give it a shot as it has been on my to do list for a while.
    Anandhi Krishnan
    27/06/2016 #11 Anandhi Krishnan
    Liked your linking of the seasons to different patterns and priority changes in leadership. Each season brings out a different flavour and a leader too has his share of manoeuvring to do to have a blend of spices to perk up each season.
    Kristi Latimer
    27/06/2016 #10 Kristi Latimer
    Excellent perspectives here! I often feel as if every area of my life, especially professionally, has its seasons and I look forward to what each one is going to teach me next!
    Gert Scholtz
    27/06/2016 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @Brigette Hyacinth Beautiful metaphors!. I really like this!
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    27/06/2016 #7 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    This is beautifully rendered, @Brigette Hyacinth. The metaphors of the seasons speak in the language of the soul and resonates deeply - very inspiring.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    27/06/2016 #6 Qamar Ali Khan
    Great and superb depiction of leadership @Brigette Hyacinth! matching the leadership process, as you charted out in your post, to the natural process of four seasons is just matchless. You're a classic leadership writer and an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
    Gerald Hecht
    27/06/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @Brigette Hyacinth I'm not sure if that would be wise 😁
    Brigette Hyacinth
    27/06/2016 #4 Brigette Hyacinth
    #1 Well said @Jennifer Martin. Thanks for sharing!
    Brigette Hyacinth
    27/06/2016 #3 Brigette Hyacinth
    #2 @Gerald Hecht Humility is the X Factor of leadership. Consider yourself a leader! Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    27/06/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    @Brigette Hyacinth I have never claimed to be (or been called, for that matter) a leader...but for what it's worth --I really like this.
    Jennifer Martin
    27/06/2016 #1 Jennifer Martin
    I would say that in winter you not only analyze what happened in autumn, but the whole year and you try to forecast some of the next year's happenings. Great buzz @Brigette Hyacinth
  20. ProducerAnees Zaidi

    Anees Zaidi

    23/06/2016
    'The Change Curve'
    'The Change Curve'A very interesting debate started at Ali Anani's post What Truly Roots Customers? I saw Sara Jacobovici, Franci Eugenia Hoffman and Ali Anani sharpening their 'saw' (ideas) on 'The Change Curve'. The good point in sharpening an object - be...
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    Anees Zaidi
    23/06/2016 #9 Anees Zaidi
    #5 dear @Deb Helfrich you have taken this debate further deep. Maintaining equbriliam and making change as a habit is the crux in any change process. Those organizations succeed in their change management program who successfully 'cement & imprint the change into their employees subconscious'. Interestingly in of the change management program the consultant was so amazingly successful in implanting the image of the changed future that the team started giving congratulations to the CEO as if the change has already happened.
    Ali Anani
    23/06/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    #7 That is exactly my understanding of you using the word habit @Deb Helfrich. You simply explained beautifully what ws brewing in my mind.
    Deb Helfrich
    23/06/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich
    #6 The 'magic' is the vast power of our subconscious, @Ali Anani. Habits are simply the actions, responses, and tendencies that happen so reliably that we don't need to think in order for something to occur. We have well and truly changed when we don't need to employ memory in order to accomplish something we have chosen to do. But we do need to invest time and effort to 'cement' & imprint the change into our subconscious which can be hard if what we want contradicts a previously cemented instruction.
    Ali Anani
    23/06/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    #5= it takes for us to embrace an idea of change and practice the tasks necessary to make it a habit. This quote from the comment of @Deb Helfrich. below is simply fantastic. The magic is in her using the word habit.
    Deb Helfrich
    23/06/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    @Anees Zaidi this is a fantastic collation of a valuable discussion. As constant as change itself is, it happens through us humans, and as biological creatures we are built to maintain equilibrium. Change will fail when it doesn't take into account the time it takes for us to embrace an idea of change and practice the tasks necessary to make it a habit.
    Anees Zaidi
    23/06/2016 #4 Anees Zaidi
    #3 Dear @Franci Eugenia Hoffman this is the result of collective wisdom which @Ali Anani has beautifully named 'nectar concentrate'. Thanks for your extensive sharing of this post.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/06/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    @Anees Zaidi, I am delighted that you turned your comment into a buzz. You have brought even more depth to the subject, The Change Curve, which I find fascinating. During my career, there were a few instances where the organization would implement change after change without allowance for "a cooling period". I realize now that they reacting in desperation, which turned out to be too little too late. I am in agreement with your last sentence and believe this is beBees intent in paving their road to success.
    Anees Zaidi
    23/06/2016 #2 Anees Zaidi
    #1 Thanks my dear brother @Ali Anani. What an appropriate name you have given to my small effort - 'nectar concentrate'. I can expect this only from you.
    Ali Anani
    23/06/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    @Anees Zaidi- I knew you would publish this today and I am glad you did. Very interesting post because your turned the exchange of comments into a valuable synthesis of ideas. This is a highly commendable effort with "nectar concentrate" on the table.
  21. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    20/06/2016
    Some thoughts on Leadership
    Some thoughts on LeadershipA possible truism: There is no secret sauce. Unless of course you subscribe to the sage wisdom of Mr. Ping’s life lesson to Po in Kung Fu Panda. · Be true to your convictions, be true to integrity, be true to passion and then respect the...
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    Joel Anderson
    08/07/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    #15 Thanks @Graham Edwards 🐝 wishing you all the best for each step of your journey.
    Joel Anderson
    22/06/2016 #14 Joel Anderson
    #12 Thanks David. All the best on your journey.
    Joel Anderson
    22/06/2016 #13 Joel Anderson
    #11 Thanks Dave.
    David Disney
    22/06/2016 #12 David Disney
    Fantastic Article, I'm not in a leadership position, but I will focus on poising myself to get ready when it comes!
    Dave Rynne
    22/06/2016 #11 Dave Rynne
    Good stuff Joel Anderson
    Joel Anderson
    22/06/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #8 Thank @Anees Zaidi for the support. All the best.
    Joel Anderson
    22/06/2016 #9 Joel Anderson
    #5 Thanks @NO one for the comment. All the best.
    Anees Zaidi
    21/06/2016 #8 Anees Zaidi
    'Build & Lead" a sound advice on Leadership from @Joel Anderson
    Anees Zaidi
    20/06/2016 #7 Anees Zaidi
    'Build & Lead' a great post by @Joel Anderson
    Anees Zaidi
    20/06/2016 #6 Anees Zaidi
    'Build &Lead' a very sound advice. Thanks @Joel Anderson in summing up entire gamut of leadership in two words.
    NO one
    20/06/2016 #5 NO one
    great buzz @Joel Anderson!! very creative way of showing what leadership is.
    Joel Anderson
    20/06/2016 #4 Joel Anderson
    #1 Thanks Amroussi. Have a great day.
    Joel Anderson
    20/06/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #2 Thanks Alan. All the best to you.
    Mohamed Amroussi
    20/06/2016 #1 Mohamed Amroussi
    Thank you Joel Anderson, Well explained
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