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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. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    How to Think Like A Leader
    How to Think Like A LeaderArticle from Blog FreedomFirst off, Leadership is not a position or a title. It is an action and an example.  Achieving high-level success requires the support and the cooperation of others. Success and the ability to lead others – that is getting...
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  2. Preston Vander Ven
    3 Bee's of Sharing with other Bees:
    BEE Bright
    BEE Brief
    BEE Gone
    Preston Vander Ven
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  3. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    06/01/2017
    Bert Purdy
    Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders
    switchandshift.com If you Google any derivative of “raising up leaders,” you will discover the first several pages of search results are from faith-based organizations, not business publications. If business rises and falls on the shoulders of its leaders, should...
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  4. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    John Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership
    John Maxwell The 5 Levels of LeadershipArticle from Blog Freedom This was a great video,  and I recommend reading this book.  First, if you haven’t watch this video. Stop Reading and Press play.Here is a quit overview of this video you just watched.One of the most established...
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  5. Producersiraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    27/12/2016
    The thought thinking of humans first instincts reflexes from sixth sense
    The thought thinking of humans first instincts reflexes from sixth senseWatching the Derby - Interactions at a horse race course."Trust" To beleive in and to rely on ..depends on trust factor. The challenges faced by oneself to convince are indeed concluded the toughest without preludes. During my childhood often...
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    siraj shaik
    12/01/2017 #3 siraj shaik
    #1 All appreciations @debasish majumder you are indeed a motivational persona. Good to be connected with inspiring people. And also thank you for much thoughtful opinion "equibalanced alignment for the qualitative conditions".
    siraj shaik
    12/01/2017 #2 siraj shaik
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley thanks for wonderful shares and gratitude for much added value..
    debasish majumder
    28/12/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    five sense have to align five organs equally in order to reach to the corollary of six sense, which is perhaps the qualitative revelation of the reflection being produced by the external conditions to ones faculty. however, nice insight @siraj shaik View more
    five sense have to align five organs equally in order to reach to the corollary of six sense, which is perhaps the qualitative revelation of the reflection being produced by the external conditions to ones faculty. however, nice insight @siraj shaik! enjoyed read. thank you for the share. Close
  6. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    26/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Just Because You’re in Charge Doesn’t Mean You Should Run Every Meeting
    hbr.org Three benefits of letting someone else...
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  7. siraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    25/12/2016
    Oh! 2016 ... I will be missing your awesome dawn of "Sunday" . .
    "Hope is always there .. Let's make the best of everyday"...
    Welcoming day one of "New Year 2017" with Sunday Sharing the Shine across the globe to all..
    siraj shaik
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  8. siraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    25/12/2016
    buzzing along with beBee sharing the nectar of wishes .. "Merry Christmas" and have blessed days .. siraj shaik
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  9. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    Dynamic Leadership Quotes
    Dynamic Leadership QuotesArticle from Blog FreedomJohn Fuhrman is a great author and a book of his that I love is called Leading Leaders to Leadership. Let John ask us, “Where Would You Like to Be a Year From Now? To Get There, You Need to Grow in Leadership.”"Follow your...
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  10. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    20/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    4 Credibility Damaging Leadership Mistakes You Can Fix in 2017
    www.inc.com You work hard to build your credibility, but you might be making some common mistakes that can damage it. Here's how to fix...
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  11. Preston Vander Ven
    "Even when leaders are operating with character, conflicts will still rise."
    Today I learned an important lesson:
    People are not perfect. Conflicts happen.
    But I also learned how to address an issue, turn a conflict around, and (most importantly) forgive. In only 5 steps :-)
    Get access to the 5 steps to conflict resolution instantly here, and let me know what your thoughts are in the comments! -
    Preston Vander Ven
    THE DAILY SHORTCUT #9
    www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...
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  12. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    14/12/2016
    Are your co-workers guilty of any of these?
    John White, MBA
    Here Are The 8 Most Annoying Behaviors In Meetings (Are You Guilty?)
    www.inc.com These behaviors not only make you look unprofessional; your co-workers will resent you...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/12/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    All annoying traits @John White, MBA! A person texting, interrupting, and the person who talks non-stop.. to the point that you feel as though you're holding your breath to get a word in is very annoying. Shared!
  13. 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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  14. 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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    Adam Weedy
    05/01/2017 #6 Adam Weedy
    #5 thanks Dorothy!
    Dorothy Cooper
    05/01/2017 #5 Dorothy Cooper
    I am so glad that I read your mind and the article. Leadership is like that philosophical argument " if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it does it exist."
    To me, I recognize leadership and then I listen. Thanks for your post! I will share on twitter.
    Adam Weedy
    09/12/2016 #3 Adam Weedy
    #1 Well John, I agree. In fact, that is an astute, succinct comment as any I've read on this piece. Thank you.
    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.
  15. Javier 🐝 beBee
    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!
    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.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    02/12/2016 #5 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Welcome To beBee Theo !!!!
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.
  19. 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 )
  20. 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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  21. 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
    21/01/2017 #357 Gerald Hecht
    @Phil Friedman Lately my greatest source of infotainment is googling the tweetswarm behind my back comments --I found that through the use of Factor Analysis (NOT joking) --there are 12 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF ME!!!

    Three of them are "HIGHLY RESPECTED/ENDEARING "; four of them indicate that I am an "INSULTING, MISANTHROPIC TROLL"; two of them place me in the "HUMORIST/SATIRICAL" bin...
    ...and the remainder are various "vague", mundane categories.
    Gerald Hecht
    20/01/2017 #356 Gerald Hecht
    #355 @Phil Friedman yes; must hold...on.
    Phil Friedman
    20/01/2017 #355 Phil Friedman
    #351 @Gerald Hecht, you know that I have always expressed abiding confidence in your legitimacy as a scientist and thinker. Indeed, I have felt genuinely benefitted by having run across "my favorite Mad Scientist" first on LinkedIn, and later on beBee. And in the midst of all the social media bull chips, I am moved often to say, "Thank you for your service." Cheers and my best to you, Gerry. Keep the faith.
    Gerald Hecht
    20/01/2017 #354 Gerald Hecht
    #347 @Phil Friedman I know...sometimes @Jim Murray sells himself short ...on occasion I have seen him (briefly) appear to be a tremendous slouch at controversy
    ;-)
    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
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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!
  25. 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
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