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Blue Wisdom is for my personal learning journey into strategy, leadership and management practice and also includes the role of workers and leaders and the employer-employee relationship.
  1. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Tribute to JFK: 5 Lasting Leadership Lessons
    Tribute to JFK: 5 Lasting Leadership Lessons The date was Nov. 22, 1963. The place was Dallas, Texas. The historic tragedy was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (JFK). He was the youngest American President ever elected, at age 43, and the youngest to die in office. ...


    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    15/12/2016 #28 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    He certainly put the L in Leadership. Good reminder to one day pick up a copy of Profiles in Courage. I was only young enough to remember his brother Robert being shot, I remember the horror of it as a 7 year starring into small black and white television, while my dad was painting the room. Later on as a 40 year old, my first visit to Arlington Cemetery included the goal of visiting Robert Kennedy's grave - having seen the great tribute to JFK, I was shocked to find a small white cross on the grass, so humble, so unassuming. It is amazing to think that Robert Kennedy could actually have been an even greater President than his brother had been - two great leaders, two great losses.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #27 David B. Grinberg
    #26 Thanks for taking the time to read and, Pascal. I think your keen observation might be a vast understatement: "There seem to be some confusion between thought provoking and provocative leadership at the moment."
    Let's hope things take a turn for the better.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/11/2016 #26 Pascal Derrien
    a very good summary of a tipping point in American history, I think MLK said something along the lines that at times of morale crisis one cannot be be neutral. So I would say good America as there seem to be some confusion between thought provoking and provocative leadership at the moment :-)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    29/11/2016 #25 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #24 Yes, @David B. Grinberg was talking about the movie 'Jackie' will be watching it for two reasons one seems to be a good one and the leading lady Natalie Portman like her work.
    Also thank you for your appreciation and kind words it motivates!
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #24 David B. Grinberg
    #23 Thank YOU, @Sushmita Thakare Jain, for your kind words and positive social media engagement. I also appreciate that you shared this on Twitter, thanks again. It sounds like that movie about Jackie Kennedy should be a good one. Keep buzzing onward and upward! beBee is fortunate to have you here.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    28/11/2016 #23 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    This post built my Leadership goals! Or if I may say helped me well define it. Thank you @David B. Grinberg for sharing with us an inspiring post of an inspiring personality. Hes was a great man and his work has inspired many, there is an upcoming movie Jackie the plot follows Jackie Kennedy in the days when she was First Lady in the White House and then her life following the assassination of her husband I am looking forward to watch it as well.
    Must say David thank you for the inspiring post!
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    28/11/2016 #22 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    You know... I just remeber 4 peoples in the car not 6... Maybe i'm wrong...

    By the way i bealive he was a great man...
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #21 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you @Lance Scoular 🐝 for graciously sharing this post on your dozens of Twitter handles. I cannot put into words how much your kind support is appreciated, mate, and how much I appreciate YOU!
    Wishing you all the best, as always, Lance. Keep buzzing onward and upward!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA
    David B. Grinberg
    25/11/2016 #20 David B. Grinberg
    #19 Thank YOU, as always, @Aurorasa Sima for your gracious support and positive social media engagement. I'm grateful for all YOU do...buzzing onward and upward!
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/11/2016 #19 Aurorasa Sima
    I enjoyed your post a lot and learned. My mom was around the corner when this happened.

    Other than congratulating you for your engaging read: I actually DID see something on TV. A HULU exclusive about a high school teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination.

    Reminded me of a theater play I once saw (after Kishon) about what would have happened if Romeo and Juliet would have gotten married.

    David B. Grinberg
    24/11/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your kind words @Aaron Skogen and @Gert Scholtz. Your valuable feedback really means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it!
    Gert Scholtz
    23/11/2016 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @David B. Grinberg I enjoyed and learned much from this post. JFK did many things - boldly and decisively. As you mention his one big legacy is that he taught Americans to dream of the impossible. Thank you for a great post David.
    Aaron Skogen
    23/11/2016 #16 Aaron Skogen
    Amazing. To think of all he accomplished, and he was elected president at only one year of age older than I am now. He certainly left a lasting legacy. Great historical recap @David B. Grinberg, well done.
    David B. Grinberg
    23/11/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    #13 Thank YOU, @Jason Versey for your exemplary feedback. I really appreciate your taking the time to read, comment and share. I look forward to reading of your masterful storytelling. Keep buzzing onward and upward, my friend!
    Jason Versey
    22/11/2016 #13 Jason Versey
    @David B. Grinberg, just a fascinating post. I was most taken by the realization of how much he accomplished and how young he was when he died. I never gave it much thought until now. I'm 46 and astonished to realize the gravity of his stature and levity of his accomplishments achieved at such a young age. it's mind blowing. They don't make them like that anymore. Thanks so much for the education. it was quite meaningful to me.
    David B. Grinberg
    22/11/2016 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks to ALL for your informative and inspiring comments, in addition to shares and tweets. I appreciate your gracious support, especially as we continued to target the USA to grow the user base. @John White, MBA View more
    Many thanks to ALL for your informative and inspiring comments, in addition to shares and tweets. I appreciate your gracious support, especially as we continued to target the USA to grow the user base. @John White, MBA @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt Sweetwood @Larry Boyer @Christine Stevens @Max🐝 J. Carter @Paul Burge @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Close
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    22/11/2016 #11 Erroll -EL- Warner
    One of JFK most trying time was during the Cuban missile crisis. It took courage to stand up to the Soviet Union.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/11/2016 #10 Tausif Mundrawala
    The motorcade caught my attention and I couldn't resist myself reading this wonderful buzz on one of my favourite leaders in the world. I pursued a MOOC on this subject named "The Kennedy Half Century" and passed it with flying colors. I got to know about his entire life and was exhilarated to enroll myself. He was in a truest sense a leader who never hesitated to take a stand for any issue which needed his attention. I am glad that you wrote this wonderful post. Thanks for sharing it with us, David.
    Larry Boyer
    22/11/2016 #9 Larry Boyer
    Great distillation of what made Kennedy's short Presidency special. While he, like all Presidents, had ups and downs you've really hit on what makes his presidency so fitting of the mythology. He had big visions and set them in motion.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/11/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    A tribute to a great man, David Grinberg. His historical accomplishments will always be remembered. Thank you for sharing your superb piece on the anniversary of his assassination.
  2. ProducerAdam Weedy

    Adam Weedy

    How do people get promoted?
    How do people get promoted?I don’t know how people get promoted. I have been in corporate America for 20 + years and I don’t know how it happens. I know what I was told. I was told that you work really hard, more than anybody else, and you do your best! You give the best...


    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    15/12/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Sounds to me that you are a natural born entrepreneur. Here is the first thing to know about an entrerpreneur, some actually start companies because they love the entrepreneurial spirit of starting companies and then they sell them instead of managing them.

    Now that is the presumption that one is solely entrepreneurial minded, but here there is a desire expressed for managerial mind. Other entrepreneurs do become the boss of the companies they founded because they want to scale what they founded.

    At some point the aspect of promotion is going to come into play and either it shaped like an administrator minded succession planning process or something entirely new maybe conceived. The best way to change the system is to own the system and then if it devolves quickly into the political then that is one window as to how promotions come into being.

    There was a time when Bill Gates paid no attention to K-Street and special interest. That is until special interest gathered like a dark storm cloud and hit Microsoft with anti-trust regulations - quickly Gates pivoted to the political, he had to because that was the nature of the beast at the size he led Microsoft to. So politics will seep in somewhere in the life of any organization.

    There is a good reason why geeks and suits are called geeks and called suits. Bill Gates was a geek who became a major suit, and at some point the entrepreneurial, the technical, the managerial and the political need to be understood. Founders who sell the companies they founded want the entrepreneurial and technical but not the managerial and political. The long-game includes an appreciation of all four. Otherwise it is another kind of game called us and them. It comes down to playing that long-game.
    David B. Grinberg
    15/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Also, HR expert @Jennifer Schultz might have some thoughts on this topic. What say you, Jennifer?
    David B. Grinberg
    15/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Adam, nice buzz. A few thoughts:
    1) In an ideal work world everyone would be promoted based on their skills, talents, abilities and merit -- period. But this is not always the case.
    2) A confluence of factors can results in a promotion, such as luck and timing. Even if someone is doing outstanding work, the employer might be downsizing, merging, or have related resource constrains.
    3) We've all heard that saying, it's not always what you know but who you know. Thus networking can pay big dividends.
    4) To the last point, that's what make beBee so unique: personal networking through passions and shared interests to build stronger business relationships. It works offline too.
    5) Unfortunately, just as life isn't always far, neither is the workplace. Sometimes people get promoted due to an employer factoring in race, gender, ethnicity, etc., and giving extra weight to those groups of people due to diversity efforts or to check off a box for upper management.
    Thank you for considering these thoughts based on my own work experiences. Keep buzzing!
  3. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Hooray To Mediocrity
    Hooray To MediocrityOften it is difficult to decide if the goals we pursue reflect our desires or those of others. The expectations of society for instance. Or you are told to do things in a certain way because "we´ve always done it like this".  Everyone who expects...


    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #31 Aurorasa Sima
    #21 Aaahh... the immutable Universal Law of cause and effect. That´s very true. And I am happy to make you happy by being happy about the fact that you showed up and took the time to read my article, friend.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #30 Aurorasa Sima
    #20 I am happy to meet you, @Zacharias Voulgaris. I am following you now and have seen that you published articles I do need to read.

    Exactly!!! Our whole society, our marketing, our social media - it´s all built on suggesting people have to be a certain way and achieve certain things.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #29 Aurorasa Sima
    #19 Oh, him! I saw his name many times but never looked into his content because I was under the impression he is about "online business". I like his messages, his authenticity and that he obviously lives what he teaches. Thank you so much for bringing him to my attention! He is definitely someone one should know and it´s nice to see that his refreshing approach works. Casual professional? I like it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #28 Aurorasa Sima
    #18 Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment, dear @debasish majumder. I am not sure I fully understand your comment. Do you mean that often we seek material gains instead of pursuing our true desires?
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/12/2016 #27 Mohammed Sultan
    #23 Thank you @ Aurorasa Sima.This sort of songs break my traditional boundaries and take me back to Dalida's Song "Take Me Back To Cairo"Thank you very much.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #26 Aurorasa Sima
    #17 I have been sick for a few weeks and am terribly behind with reading all of the wonderful articles. Thank you for sharing @Harvey Lloyd ´s comment, I love it and fits like a glove. I am curious about your article and will look for it later today.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #25 Aurorasa Sima
    #16 Exactly! Disruption does not happen overnight if it requires people to change
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #24 Aurorasa Sima
    #15 You said it, @Harvey Lloyd! I feel we should encourage people to be who they truly want to be and not try to push them to live our version of success.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    #13 That´s a very thought-provoking comment, thank you for that and for taking the time to read this article. I´m not sure, though, that the people became successful by refusing to regress to mediocrity.

    I think because they made it because they made the decision to bring what they have to market.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    14/12/2016 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Indeed, true leaders create leaders and not just lead. Happiness also happens when you make others happy! Success is something relative, true. And also depends on how you perceive it - as the expectation of others, met or exceeded. Or as your need, fulfilled. Keep going dear Aura! ;)
    Zacharias Voulgaris
    14/12/2016 #20 Zacharias Voulgaris
    Great article. I agree about leadership and potential. Not everyone needs to be the next Bill Gates or some imitation of Elon Musk. As Plato very eloquently put it, it's better to be a good farmer than a mediocre king.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    13/12/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #6 The Gary V. Dean addresses is Gary Vaynerchuk. The guy is out there as success, marketing and motivation presenter https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk View more
    #6 The Gary V. Dean addresses is Gary Vaynerchuk. The guy is out there as success, marketing and motivation presenter https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk - Some people absolutely love him, sum actually loathe him. Considering that his modus operandi is providing lots of information, has a tonne of personal energy and drive and he is not at all shy self-promoting himself - in the overtly branded world, he has shown how personal branding is done, so he is what he is.

    Gary Vaynerchuk
    http://fortune.com/2014/12/08/is-gary-vaynerchuk-vaynermedia-for-real/ Close
    debasish majumder
    13/12/2016 #18 debasish majumder
    what i intend to achieve and what i aspire, is entirely an abstract one and happiness, what we tend to define is no longer in any static platform. it is a relative affair and largely designed by the external world. mundane luxury and comfort is the determiner of happiness and moment i am enable to achieve it, i personally feel contented, unable to translate it precisely. however, it is 'I' and its predominance which regulates all by virtue of this modern corporate world, where 'I' am a mere fry! however, lovely insight! enjoyed read. thank you @Aurorasa Sima for sharing such insightful post.
    Ali Anani
    13/12/2016 #17 Ali Anani
    A powerful buzz indeed. @Harvey Lloyd commented on my buzz of today by writing "Life is a process of choices". How true! Your choices reflect maturity and deep understanding of life @Aurorasa Sima
    Mohammed Sultan
    13/12/2016 #16 Mohammed Sultan
    #14 Don't be afraid @Javier beBee your stars are very,very far away of your competitors reach because you sell a brand with feeling. An idea that might carry you further than you have expected.Breaking the well established boundaries of many others and disrupting people's habits and their day- to- day routine,and taking beBee you to new horizons and higher levels of profitability.Whom do you like best,the warmth of Kholio Iglesias or Demis Rousses's far away?Be careful ! as your answer may determine the number of Spanish or Greek new bees you can capture!
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/12/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    "There is no such thing as free dinner. Every form of success has a price." This statement alone sums up our choices. You have many great understandings in this post. Our choices define us, make sure they are your own. Thanks for a great post @Aurorasa Sima View more
    "There is no such thing as free dinner. Every form of success has a price." This statement alone sums up our choices. You have many great understandings in this post. Our choices define us, make sure they are your own. Thanks for a great post @Aurorasa Simarasa Close
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/12/2016 #14 Javier 🐝 beBee
    "Break your limits, reach to the stars !!!!" I love that :-)
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/12/2016 #13 Mohammed Sultan
    Today,success depends more on your core interests and passion rather than core skills and past experience,a lesson that we have been taught by people who achieved spectacular success..Those people achieved success because they had the passion ,the will and the motivation to keep going and not to regress to mediocrity.Although success is defined differently by different people because everyone has his own motives,success in general means going beyond the logic of many other people whose fear always force them to get satisfied with the status quo and elevate their creativity and imagination.
    Aurorasa Sima
    12/12/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 Hey, Bill, long time no read (:
    Hope you are doing extraordinarily good!
  4. ProducerSushmita Thakare Jain
    Leadership may be encouraging! But are you a Leader?
    Leadership may be encouraging! But are you a Leader?A leader is person who is followed by a group of people, an organization or a country. Hence when we talk about ‘Leadership’ what pop’s in our mind are a variety of Images. I believe leaders help themselves as well as others to do the right...


    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/12/2016 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you, @Donna-Luisa Eversley for sharing the post ahead appreciate it! :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/12/2016 #17 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 Yes @Dean Owen the clear recipe of leadership is surely different for everyone. Each one has their own way, just like each person is unique same goes for them as well.
    Thank you for sharing your views for the post :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/12/2016 #16 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #12 @CityVP Manjit 🐝 Thanking for sharing your post link and mentions in the buzz!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/12/2016 #15 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #10 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman thank you for your lovely words! I agree with you and Max today's leaders are the appointed one's, that's the reason is this post asking such people if they actually are Leaders?
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/12/2016 #14 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #9 @Mohammed Sultan thank you for sharing your kind views about Leadership appreciate it. It feels good to know you liked the post as well as it's an Inspiring one sharing my gratitude. Hope your comment will help many to find their path or find a mentor to follow ahead.
    Dean Owen
    04/12/2016 #13 Dean Owen
    Leaders come in all shapes and forms. There are clearly plenty of successful leaders who do not have the traits you mention. I was thinking about narcissism today and whether leaders should be somewhat narcissistic. It certainly works for the likes of Branson and Trump, two ends of the extreme, one caring, and the other, not so much. In the end, I figure there is no clear recipe of traits for successful leadership.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    04/12/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    The question Are you a leader is appropriate, and the answer is best personal, it is in the practice where the question lives. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/practice-of-leadership
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/12/2016 #11 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #8 Yes, the market is flooded with the idea of leadership being tied to title and function that's the reason behind the Headline of the post ' Leadership may be encouraging! But are you a Leader?'
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I must say this is one of the best posts I have read about leadership. So many articles I've read offer cookie cutter advice. Your statement "Nobody is perfect most leaders take responsibility for training themselves to be effective. Whether they may learn from the wisdom of others or get insights from their personal experience or use both, becoming a more effective leader is about what one does, rather than what they know." is spot on. I also agree with Max about being titled a leader doesn't make it so.
    Mohammed Sultan
    04/12/2016 #9 Mohammed Sultan
    @ Suschmita Thakare Jain .Inspiring article.Leaders are "twice" born, once when they have an idea and then when they turn the idea into success.The true leaders bear the dignity and history of their organisation making the best of their people.They always achieve unprecedented success not because of their skills or experience ,but because they have the passion ,the will and the motivation to keep going and not to regress to mediocrity.Leadership for some means visioning but for many it means inspiring.They lead with passion and energize with focus,and focus with clarity.They provide the followers with the fuel for a long journey and with integrity that keeps them humor,honest and credible.Leaders vocabularies include endless positive words like;trust,authenticity,diversity,determination,love ,fun,creativity,empathy,sharing,daring and risk taking..etc.The most gratifying thing about leaders who lead by example is that they can quickly surface people with exceptional informal leadership to replace them.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/12/2016 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #7 @Sushmita Thakare Jain I agree with the hope for it changing however the only it will is when we stop associating. leadership with title and function and call it what it is. It means having to have the many people who write on the subject stop referring to positions as positions of leadership and call them authoritative positions or something.

    As long the market is flooded with the idea of leadership being tied to title and function it will not change.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    03/12/2016 #7 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #6 @Max Carter agree with you on this, nowadays Leadership is all about the authoritative function one receives in an organization or within the society. You are on the right path when saying 'leadership has nothing to do with title or function and is a mode of living'
    Let's hope it changes in the coming time!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/12/2016 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #3 @Sushmita Thankare Jain that quote you shared is why I say leadership has nothing to do with title or function and is a mode of living. Most people that actually live leadership have no title that we mistakenly associate as leadership when what we are really talking about is authoritative function.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    03/12/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you @CityVP Manjit 🐝 for sharing my buzz :) ahead!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    03/12/2016 #4 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #2 Thank you David B. Grinberg for stopping by and checking out the post :-) appreciate it!
    Glad you have shared your views regarding the post & sharing it ahead! Express my gratitude.
    Loving writing here and exploring myself! :-) 👍
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    03/12/2016 #3 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #1 @Max Carter your shared views reminded me of a quote ' Great leaders don't set out to be a leader! They set out to make a difference, for them it is never about the role it is always about the goal.'

    Appreciate you sharing your views about Leadership. 👍

    'It is by the example that is set by the leader that the people follow.' as a leader always leads by example and not by force.
    David B. Grinberg
    03/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Sushmita, for such a wonderful read. Your words of wisdom about leadership really resonated with me. You offer excellent examples and terrific tips. I'm sharing this buzz in three hives: "Business" and "Leadership" and "Inspiration." Keep buzzing!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/12/2016 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I always felt this summed up leadership.

    There are traits that define a leader and they are traits that are visible in the actions and attitudes of any true leader.

    It begins with the acknowledgment that a leader’s first duty is to identify the needs of the people and serve those needs until the goal is accomplished.

    There are times that a leader will need to make sacrifices in order to meet the needs of the people who are taking care of the greater needs.

    It is by the example that is set by the leader that the people follow.

    Every true leader understands that not even the King or the Queen is above the law, they exemplify it.

    No one ever has to question what a leader is doing, they see it in their actions and their attitudes and they operate with transparency.

    A leader has nothing to hide and everything to share in order to provide for the greater needs. The key word for me when thinking about leadership is “need.”

    To understand leadership one must understand the difference between need and desire or want. One must be willing to give up want or desire in favor of need.

    One must allow for want and desire to be fulfilled, but never at the expense of the needs of others.
  5. ProducerAllan Melo Nascimento
    6 livros obrigatórios para quem quer empreender
    6 livros obrigatórios para quem quer empreenderSe você sonha em abrir seu próprio negócio, nada melhor que se inspirar em empresários de sucesso e aprender com suas experiências. Assim, você já sai um passo a frente e evita alguns erros básicos na hora de empreender.Aqui recomendo 6 livros que...


    Henri Galvão
    02/12/2016 #7 Henri Galvão
    Ainda não li nenhum destes (embora Sonho Grande esteja na lista), logo, muito obrigado pelas dicas.

    Da minha parte, até aqui o que li (e gostei) sobre empreendedorismo foram livros mais manjados, que você provavelmente conhece também. Destes, dá pra destacar "A Startup Enxuta" e Reinvente a Sua Empresa"
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    01/12/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #5 That is the value @Tifany Rodio because learning is not regurgitating what someone else has said or repeating what it is we already know, it is digging into things like a mischievous child, exploring things that have just entered into our awareness - and it does not matter what language Allan used to convey his message, when the message of intelligence is the compass that directs us from within - the value of learning in the 21st Century is the immersion and variety we are now exposed to - I only wish I was now 25. As Mohammed Ali said so well, ""A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." If anyone asks me when I am 85 what this time right now meant for me - I would tell them at that time, "everything".

    We have been taught by our antiquated university system to reason when most people are actually far more irrational than they care to admit and to engage the slow moving worm of deliberation. This is a 20th century mind dance, you share a bit, I share a bit, you share a bit back, I share a bit - but the 21st Century liberates us from that form of intellectual boxing - learning is not a sport, it is a wisdom - and it is also an appreciation, so of course I also note your appreciation!

    Big Dreams [Sonho Grande is a book I will definitely buy]. Brazil, India, China - these are the places that are stretching the mind of the 21st Century - it is in exciting time to live on our planet if we really are learners. It won't be long before the names Lemann, Telles, Sicupira enter my own psyche - I look forward to enriching my mind here - and while I have heard of Inbev - I had no clue to the Brazilian connection behind these major acquisitions. So Thank You Tifany - and yes Bel Pesce is a very special human being.
    Tifany Rodio
    30/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #3 I really appreciate you activate google translate to understand this portuguese article! It's great! I agree with you @CityVP Manjit 🐝 about Bel Pesce. She is very inspirational for me and many young brazilians. And "Sonho Grande" is a very good book since tell us more about the history from the three biggest brazilian entrepreneurs: Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira. Today, Inbev is huge! Regards.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    30/11/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    I was aware of Lou Gerstner's book Who Said Elephants Can't Dance - that is a really good read - a biz classic in any language :
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/2071.html View more
    I was aware of Lou Gerstner's book Who Said Elephants Can't Dance - that is a really good read - a biz classic in any language :

    When I saw the name of Jim Collins cover of Sonho Grande I knew that there was an English translation, and there was
    http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/04/dream-big-story-behind-3g-capital/ I did not know about this particular story, look forward to reading this one !

    I checked up Silvio Santos on Wikipedia and will not check out that book, of the billionaires in the world, celebrity billionaires are a very small minority, I am deeply interested in the billionaires no one has heard of and who don't seek any attention from anyone.

    The only information I could find in English for Dony De Nuccio was a social media ranking http://klear.com/profile/DonyDeNuccio and Bob Wollheim at Crunchbase https://www.crunchbase.com/person/bob-wollheim#/entity both seem to focus on the Gen Y sector. Looks like an interesting book, would need help with knowing if there is an English translation. Nor do I have additional info on "Empreender não é Brincadeira" but it tells me that you really like Bob Wollheim.

    Finally Bel Pesce should be someone EVERYONE should know about https://www.ted.com/speakers/bel_pesce I learned about her story and it is really cool! I have not yet read her books but I am fascinated with her mind. Close
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    30/11/2016 #2 Oscar Gomez Amento
    Obrigado sao livros obrigatorios para o sucesso......compartilho
    Felipe Souza
    30/11/2016 #1 Felipe Souza
    Boas dicas companheiro. Obrigado.
  6. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    Creating Personal and Business Vitality part 2
    Creating Personal and Business Vitality part 2In Part 1, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/creating-the-conditions-for-business-and-personal-vitality-part-1 I shared how some of the most successful organisations today, and in the 1940's, are characterised by high trust and high...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    28/11/2016 #23 Deb🐝 Lange
    I receive my first printed copies today Graham! On Amazon this week, I know nothing about launching etc but I guess I will write some posts. Thanks for sharing this post. #22
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2016 #22 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Thanks for part II @Deb🐝 Lange... I think your thoughts around "noticing" and "beBee". Looking forward to part III. When's your book coming out btw? : )
    Deb🐝 Lange
    28/11/2016 #21 Deb🐝 Lange
    #18 thanks for reading @Irene Hackett it is great to be connected.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    28/11/2016 #20 Deb🐝 Lange
    I agree @CityVP Manjit 🐝 let's see what emerges from trusting each other and sharing and contributing and generating even more creative ideas. #19
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    28/11/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    What an insightful buzz including the link to the 4-part Netflix program. That is something I will pencil in as a must-watch. I also love the Great Places to Work Institute linkage. I also am following arm with the Turkish archeological site which it seems has sister sites also. Where I am most in alignment with you is the subject of renaissance as you have highlighted it here, which is resonant with the way I view renaissance. This view does encompass the relationships you have outlined in this buzz. I am careful about drawing parallels from archeological sites that are still being deciphered but I understand the relationship to beBee. There is no expectation on my part that beBee is a network leading us to renaissance. That evolution is the sum of individuals who emerge in collaboration, and in this regard there is something special happening here, but I prefer to be patient and let things emerge in good time, or as I said to @Fatima Williams, that good side of waiting which I do call "emergence".
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #18 Anonymous
    #15 Truly amazing @Deb🐝 Lange - what a great mentor you are for so many!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/11/2016 #17 Deb🐝 Lange
    #13 dear @Debasish majumber I thought I wrote enough without going into that explicitly. I did not want to get into a gender debate or appear as a man hater - which I am not! It is a complex issue. I have 2 wonderful adult sons who have beliefs and act in ways that respect all - they do not dominate or have power over their loved ones. My parents on the other hand were different. my Dad did have power over my Mother - I love them both dearly they have both passed on. dad's behaviourwas a product of the society he was born into - he loved us all and became much gentler and collaborative as he aged. many people are changing. there are others who are not. I was in a de facto relationship many years ago with a mysognist & narcissist who controlled me - at that time I thought I was strong but his ways reduced me to being submissive and compliant. I am strong again. I can not change people - we all have to choose who we want to be, how we live our lives , what brings harmony and respect.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    27/11/2016 #16 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "If our minds and thoughts are disconnected from our bodies and emotions and we believe reductionism, measurement and logic are supreme, the strategies that emerge from this mindset will also mirror separation, measurement and logic"

    It is definitely time for the high trust and vitality inherent in embodied cognition and the feelings of interconnectedness that are part of the way we will return to sustainability in matters micro and macro.

    "When our minds and thoughts are connected to our bodies and emotions, what we think is connected to our emotions, our physicality and our connection with others, including our natural world. Therefore, what we manifest, are images, creations, strategies and actions that represent this point of view. "
    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/11/2016 #15 Deb🐝 Lange
    #10 good on you @Irene Hackett that's why I became self employed 25 years ago! It was almost unheard of that you could be a professional woman and work a professional job flexibly from home! so I created my own! 3.00 o'clock meetings to pick up my kids - blocked out school holidays- etc etc no one had to know about my priority for family - with a few key clients I did work well on the days I was committed to them. I have managed my life to bring up kids, take sabbaticals to care for my parents as they aged and to die at home, to take my own time reflecting, learning and journeying from people all over the world & woven my work and life in ways around being a whole person.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/11/2016 #14 Deb🐝 Lange
    Thanks @David B. Grinberg#12 the sharing is much appreciated.
    debasish majumder
    27/11/2016 #13 debasish majumder
    lovely insightful post madam @Deb Lange! but, surprisingly you avoided to stretch the idea about how women are large being subjugated by men and virtually recognized men are supreme. why Aristotle cannot be nullified of his biased notion towards men ? however, lovely post. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the awesome buzz, Deb. I've shared in three hives with nearly 200,000 member bees.
    Mohammed Sultan
    27/11/2016 #11 Mohammed Sultan
    Although the world seems very masculine ,I see that our org emotional culture which keep masculine/feminine balance is going to prevail.Many men, nowadays,are not tough but emotional and very friendly most of the time.Recent researches on this topic have shown that women can pass masculine tests and the only difference comes from the roles that are given to them and have also shown statistical bias against woman because of the family/work imbalance. My comment is on your first part of your great post@Deb Lange.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #10 Anonymous
    #9 Sorry to say, in America, the slow down in work hours is not a reality in most Corporations for positions in Management. That is the reason I now work as a Consultant - I finally have a life outside of the office!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/11/2016 #9 Deb🐝 Lange
    #7 Fortunately there are more organisations that do not expect people to work 80 hour weeks, realising, working longer hours does not mean more productivity or creativity. Mindfulness is growing in the business world. Noticing is something we can do any time in the day, stop breathe, notice, what we are feeling, sensing, - how someone else is responding to us or something else in the environment.The more we notice, the more we notice.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/11/2016 #8 Deb🐝 Lange
    #6 Enjoy your breakfast @CityVP Manjit 🐝 - I look forward to hearing your musings. Enjoy your Sunday.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #7 Anonymous
    You are touching on some valuable concepts regarding holistic work environments. Today, there are silos of expected protocols that certainly clash with personal values. The need for enough time to spend with children each day is the biggest area of concern for working parents, for example - but instead, we are indoctrinated to believe there is no such thing as work/life balance. I like the word 'noticing" - for it is mindfulness without the mystical connotation, and so perhaps it will gain more traction in the business community. We must notice how compartmentalizing our 'selves' limits our full capabilities to contribute. This buzz offers a firm foundation from which to brainstorm how to make healthy & positive change in the way we 'do business'.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    27/11/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #1 I have not finished reading Part 1 yet. Sunday is my day off so I will dedicate my attention to both parts today - because I really do find the thought processes expressed here to be very interesting and I look forward to reading Part 1 again and then Part 2 - for the actual joy of it. Right now I should get some breakfast for the body, later I will partake in this breakfast of the mind.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/11/2016 #5 Deb🐝 Lange
    I agree @Sara Jacobovici I am not talking about gender today, rather the qualities that invoke interdependence and vitality . thanks for your insights and your story. #4
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Great work @Deb🐝 Lange. It's hard to wait for the next one! I can relate to what you wrote in your comment that the result of this buzz came out different than the original draft. I find myself going through this all the time now as a result of the amazing work and discussions going on here.

    In this buzz you write, "This is the rise of honouring both feminine and masculine qualities in both men and women, and the rise in remembering we are human nature as we regain our connection with nature." Well said. The remembering and noticing that you later discuss are crucial to enabling us to work together, to honour each other. Hierarchy got a bad name when people abused their roles. It turned from a focus on responsibility to power. If we had gender related issues, I could see how men would have problems with beBee's predominate metaphor of community where the female is queen and all the males "serve" her. It is because there is a given that this relationship has nothing to do with gender and power but roles and responsibilities that underlies; we can't do it alone. Each of our part is crucial to the whole. I often literally stop to thank and perhaps offer a cup of coffee or something sweet to the street cleaners (so far only men) I pass by in the early hours of the day on my way to work. I couldn't enjoy my walk or my environment if it were not for them.
  7. ProducerNikki Petersen

    Nikki Petersen

    Dabrowski's Sweater
    Dabrowski's SweaterA post from @Ali Anani brought Dąbrowski to the front of my mind today.  If you're not familiar with Kazimierz Dąbrowski, he was a psychologist that was particularly interested in the development and functioning of gifted children.  He brought us...


    Ben Pinto
    27/11/2016 #23 Ben Pinto
    I enjoyed this very much. Thank you. With all the buzz in the business world of being transparent I have recently been using clear fish line for all of my knitting. I made my choice and I am sticking to it; no one can call me a nitpicker.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    27/11/2016 #22 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    This buzz was difficult for me to position because it spans different spectrum's of my own learning journey. I originally connected it to my yellow hive because it talked about Dabrowski (who I have not yet acquainted myself with) and curiosity about his work with "gifted children" as an intellectual treatise. If I however focused my attention on self or physical development I would have connected it to my green hive. In the end as I worked my way though it, I actually connected to my blue hive, because what I was actually picking up from this buzz was actually covering thoughts around managerial capability development and managing transitions - and so I plugged in to the business or entrepreneurial lens, and when I engage my follow up study of Dabrowski (probably after the New Year) that is how I am going to incorporate this into my learning journey. So in a strange way the connection I ended up making in my mind was linking the context of Dabrowski to the transitions Ram Charan talks about in his adaptation he calls "Leadership Pipeline" http://www.ram-charan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Leadership-Pipeline-sample.pdf - that adaptation by itself is based on the work of Elliott Jaques. Jaques was also a psychologist, but his work was originally pioneered through the Tavistock Institute. Jaques BTW beyond is work on work level transitions is famous for creating/studying the term he coined as "Mid Life Crisis".
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #19 Thank you @Nikki Petersen, I appreciate you taking the time to respond and for sharing your thoughts and experiences. Children with children, parents with parents, anytime you bring people together, they can become territorial and offensive by making assumptions and judgments. Sad but true. The word narrative comes to mind. We each have an internal story with characters, voices, messages that have been carried over from childhood to adulthood. This narrative is fluid, ebbs and flows. It can be a great way to look at identity as it involves who we are without labels. An ongoing process but definitely worth the effort.
    Nikki Petersen
    27/11/2016 #20 Nikki Petersen
    #18 Oh, yes, I didn't have my meta hat on yet (not enough coffee onboard just yet). Sorry I missed that bit. Absolutely, the cycle is passed from parent to child and onward. Hopefully the good and the bad. My kids are learning about their own challenges and strengths, and as I teach them, I also teach them about their parents and grandparents in the same context. They're pretty meta, as well, so they get the breadth and depth of it all. They understand that I want them to learn my values but to develop their own sense of self, because I tell them that daily. I hope that it will have the impact I'm aiming for, in that I want them to be more evolved than my generation (as I am more evolved than the one before mine). No easy feat for a single parent!
    Nikki Petersen
    27/11/2016 #19 Nikki Petersen
    #9 @Sara Jacobovici, yes, this is such a deeply personal journey of self-discovery, and only one piece of it. The "G-word" as it's often referred to, has such variable impact on different audiences. Some people do react quite aggressively to it. Parents on the playground can turn downright mean when I say that one, tiny four-letter word. Friends have completely dismissed me, believing that I must be an attention seeker and that I'm not all that (and a bag of chips), and if I'm so smart why aren't I saving the world or at least some small corner of it.

    But giftedness is more than intelligence. There are so many challenges related to giftedness that it's a wonder anyone can even see the IQ side of it. For quite some time, I fought for it to be more widely accepted. I am currently in a phase of not particularly identifying with it myself. You're right, though -- it is a label and if not given great care in handling, labels can turn into pathologies.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/11/2016 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    #17 I guess i was referring to the handing down of experience to our children as creating the loop. Parenting is the challenge. We want our children to gain from our experience, yet they themselves are unique and must experience things for themselves.

    Unfortunately or fortunately depending on context, i agree, once we transcend one level we can't put the genie back in the bottle. Thanks for your response and i am reading further on this concept, it is fasinating.
    Nikki Petersen
    27/11/2016 #17 Nikki Petersen
    #14 @Harvey Lloyd, I never thought of it as circular, but can see what you mean. I've always considered there to be two transitions, between levels I and II, and another between IV and V, the former being that you realize you can change and the latter a realization that you are the driver of your own change. I don't feel like you can go backward once you've overcome that transition, but in reality there are a number of dips "down" into the lower levels as we ebb and flow as humans.

    Thanks for your comments.
    Nikki Petersen
    27/11/2016 #16 Nikki Petersen
    #15 @Harvey Lloyd, parenting creates additional challenges to the ideas that Dabrowski brought forth. Understanding your kids and helping them understand themselves, while trying not to unduly influence them too far in one direction or another, but teaching them your values . . . is no simple task. And it doesn't even address their own individual challenges.
    Luckily, my own children are so open, loving, and patient with me.
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/11/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    "Advances in society, through politics, philosophy and religion, are therefore commonly associated with strong individual creativity or accomplishments." (Wikipedia) I found this statement compelling, especially in today's climate.

    I may be stretching the concept but with minor generalization this statement of Level 5 "Secondary Integration" would offer a path of parenting. The implications would be less authoritative and more influential in offering a philosophy/religion to our youth that establishes fundamental spiritual guidance and then allow them to experience life on their own. "Autopsychotherapy" as he described. The American Indian described this as a "Vision Quest"

    Our youth seeing life through neutral truths of philosophy and religion could then establish their journey through the levels/planes without the bias of the parent's journey. This is great in theory but difficult to practice. The actions of the parents are greater than the words. We are human and sometimes our actions are less than our words.

    Interesting perspective.
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/11/2016 #14 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks for introducing Kazimierz Dąbrowski and his theories @Nikki Petersen. I enjoy reading about the various studies of human nature. I do find that most theories focus on self and the comparison to the social plane of existence. Typically this social plane of existence is seen as negative or as a hindrance to self. I am not well read on the Professors works but would appear at first glance, you are above, at or below the social plane when compared to the human experience. These concepts tend to focus our attention on the "fit" from a perspective of our own existence, in an effort to achieve the higher plane, presumably for our own peace and joy.

    To some degree, this is a circular arguement. Certainly, the goal is to find our place in society where we experience some level of peace and joy or contentment if you will. In my belief we can't separate the human from society, no more than we can separate a tree from water. But this form of psychology tends to want us to find a higher plane than those that we exist within.

    In reading the basis for Level Five "Secondary Integration" he offers up "Advances in society, through politics, philosophy and religion, are therefore commonly associated with strong individual creativity or accomplishments." (Wikipedia) Do we not create a loop or circular argument that at this level we challenge our children or social groups to hear, read and understand our higher plane. Ultimately becoming the cause and effect on those within the Level one diagnosis?

    From a business perspective, specifically leadership i would tend to agree with the concepts offered up here. But would further contend that cognitive dissonance would be a factor in our personal vs professional life.
    Nelson Rogério
    24/11/2016 #13 Nelson Rogério
    Compre na loja mas barata da net agora https://www.magazinevoce.com.br/magazineeutiamo/ Black Friday
    Nelson Rogério
    24/11/2016 #12 Nelson Rogério
    Compre na loja mas barata da net agora https://www.magazinevoce.com.br/magazineeutiamo/ Black Friday
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/11/2016 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 That is a very nuanced and astute reply, @Nikki Petersen. Comfort is a big theme in my life. And I believe a large part of what I have to offer in my brand - but until you put it like that, I saw comfort as only a personal pursuit.

    Not to mention having a huge, life-changing disintegration phase is distinctly uncomfortable...
    debasish majumder
    24/11/2016 #10 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Nikki Petersen! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Dear @Nikki Petersen, if I gave you the impression that I am deeply offended or in any way offended about giftedness or my being or not being gifted, then that was not my intent. In our struggles with identity, the exploration process of who we are is a dynamic and very personal one. It is imperative to discover things about ourselves that allow us to make sense of who we are. At the same time we have our individual identity while we live within a community; where do we belong? As social animals we need both; our own unique fingerprint and being a member of a society of others. I embrace similarities and am in awe of differences. For me its all part of the same whole. I suppose what I could of been reacting to was being told who I am based on certain characteristics. It reminded me of how I felt when I was labelled a feminist when I was engaged in issues related to empowering women. I am not a feminist and am not offended by feminism.
    Nikki Petersen
    24/11/2016 #8 Nikki Petersen
    #2 @Chris Dixon thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Nikki Petersen
    24/11/2016 #7 Nikki Petersen
    #1 Hi @Deb Helfrich, thank you for your comments. I wonder if your connection between your dog's soft fur is actually part of your need for comfort? You seek for your memoir to be comforting in some way, I assume? If the sales aren't breaking records, maybe you feel like your creation isn't reaching its intended audience, and thus not providing comfort? This can definitely make you feel like you're doing something wrong in your business, and like maybe you're just not hitting the mark with your entrepreneurial efforts. That's when you look around and wonder if there's something missing, if you're working with the best materials, and if you should even being doing what you're doing. That's the disintegration piece. I've been there. It is a disturbing place to be.
    Nikki Petersen
    24/11/2016 #6 Nikki Petersen
    #3 @Sara Jacobovici, many adults are not aware of their giftedness, and I didn't mean to put anyone into that box. I don't consider it labeling. Frequently, the discovery process takes a long time and involves a lot of denial. For some, giftedness is irrelevant. For others, it is an explanation for why they've felt so out-of-place their entire lives. I wonder why you have such a strong objection to being classified as gifted, if you identify with so many of the characteristics? What is it about giftedness that offends you so deeply?
    Nikki Petersen
    24/11/2016 #5 Nikki Petersen
    #4 @Ali Anani, thank you for your kind words. I think one of the deepest misconceptions about giftedness is that it is defined purely by IQ or intellect. For me, the hallmarks are deep curiosity, intensity in pretty much everything, and a drive to learn. You certainly have all of those. :)
    Ali Anani
    22/11/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    I am honored by my mention in your post @Nikki Petersen. I am also pleased that our first "encounter" led to this interesting buzz.As two of my favorite people @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Sara Jacobovici I say WOW! Than you Deb for tagging me to this enjoyable and challenging nbuzz.
    The post Nikki refers to is for documentation is:
    I voiced a similar resoonse tio ine of Nikki's comments on the linked buzz by saying "But, I would love to know about those people who are less gifted- do they leave what they gained out of what? This is a question that you got my mind percolating about". So, the comment of Sara here throws relevant points.
    As you wrote NIkki in your buzz "The way to change it is by receiving new input, new opinions, new feedback, and new socialization that reflects new ideas. With all that newness, it’s not shocking that people resist change, is it??
    WEll, I assure you I say wow because you gave me new ideas, new perspectives and ways to knit my sweater the way I wish. I don't know if I am gifted or not, but I shall try to knit my own. Thank you
  8. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    Creating the Conditions for Business and Personal Vitality PART 1
    Creating the Conditions for Business and Personal Vitality PART 1Atlassian Foodbank THE STATUS QUO The status quo on reviewing the health of a business often looks like a medical diagnostic looking for the visible and measurable. We may look at numbers of clients, money in the bank, costs, turnover,...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #22 Deb🐝 Lange
    Thanks for doing that extra research @CityVP Manjit 🐝#21 there are many experiments and studies that are not valued at the time. I was lucky enough to work with a Manager and his Unit for a year in one of my consultancy projects.we did transform the culture from control and alienation to high trust and collaboration, etc We did not realise how good work was until the end of the year when the Unit self organised to review the year, and plan the next one. the barriers we dissolved and the emergence of good will and creativity were significant.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    28/11/2016 #21 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    The final part of my inquiry and fascination with what you introduced in this buzz with the Peckham Experiment was finished this morning as I investigated actualities about the closure of the center. Mythologies tend to be built up over time and it is always both prescient and insightful to get a deeper understanding of why a center that was so progressive in this thinking was shut down. That evidence is available and it balances out what led to the closure of the center.

    ‘Smashed by the National Health’? A Closer Look at the Demise of the Pioneer Health Centre, Peckham by Philip Conford

    This piece completes the picture of the Peckham Experiment for me and in addition adds something fundamental to my knowledge, which was Scott Williamson's attempts to create a practice that opposed pathological thinking i.e. an alternative to pathology, which he called "ethology". It turns out that ethology is credited to others rather than anything to the Peckham Experiment and here one paper does discuss "Human Ethology and the Pioneer Health Centre". This document also introduces the role of Michael Chance and his encounter with the Peckham Experiment.

    Between the Clinic and the Laboratory: Ethology and Pharmacology in the Work of Michael Robin Alexander Chance
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    28/11/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #19 I know about this experiment because you introduced me to it and then I was captivated all Sunday afternoon to learn more about it. What I instinctively know that projects like Peckham are only kept in the public consciousness by people who have a much more extensive time relationship i.e. they can think over much longer-terms and therefore have a larger perspective.

    This is where one individual in that project caught my attention and that was Eileen Conn MBE. I noted her work in Whitehall, and her work on Living Systems and Complexity. In 2010 she was involved in a discussion at a gathering of the 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Real World Applications in Southampton.

    1st International Workshop on Complexity - Discussion : Are Conversations Emergent?

    What I find in the discussion is the usual organizational references such as Chris Argyris, but also mention of Ralph Stacey, who is still alive and whose work I find most compelling as a thinker. It was through Stacey I saw a richer view of uncertainty.

    Ralph Stacey - Complexity and Paradoxes 2015 Video

    Along with Eileen Conn, Dr Lisa Curtiss is another keeping the Peckham Experiment in the community consciousness and her interview with Henrietta Trotter (who was involved in the original Peckham Experiment) is interesting also

    Interview: Lisa Curtiss with Henrietta Trotter
    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/11/2016 #19 Deb🐝 Lange
    #18 Dear @CityVP Manjit 🐝 wow, you certainly know about this experiment. One of my formal studies is in Social Ecology - I gained a Masters Degree through my own research on my own practice as a Management Consultant working with organisations many years ago. My Professor, Richard Bawden for my thesis was the Professor of Systems Thinking. Western Sydney University is renowned for systems thinking. The Peckham Experiment was brought to my attention by the Head of the Social Ecology Faculty. Emeritus Professor Stuart Hill, who is now retired from university life. Peckham is profoundly important. I have been lucky in my career to work with some Managers who have been willing to experiment and shift controlling cultures to cultures where people have the freedom to self-organise. This has contributed wonderful results. But this experiment for 14 years has the evidence that I need to provide. Unfortunately, I do not have statistics for most of my work, it is all anecdotal, even over a year, as we did not know we would create such success. We were experimenting. Today more than ever people want evidence before experimenting and Peckham is a rich source of evidence.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    27/11/2016 #18 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    The bit I did not read before a.k.a. "The Peckham Experiment" simply captured my imagination as I realized what it was I reading. When Williamson died in 1953 and Pearse died in 1978, I am sure that neither would have thought that their legacy (The Peckham Experiment) would be carried forward by The Pioneer Health Foundation into the 21st Century despite the NHS ending their work in 1950. I loved the Biblical quote they used to describe how the work of the two pioneers lives on http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=John+12:24 It is quite remarkable that something that could have been easily forgotten is kept in the memory by only a handful of people. The quote is in the June 2016 blog post by Lisa Curtice "The Roots of Democratic Culture". What else is in there is a reference to Eileen Conn - so who would have thought that the London Borough of Peckham would have a thinker who has contributed to living systems and complexity thinking http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/images/b/b2/2014_Eileen_Conn_biog_for_Peckham.pdf - I must say, what an incredible link and related linkages. Deb, how did you come to know about The Peckham Experiment, when this would only be knowledge to a handful of people in a select part of the healthcare profession? I was quite absorbed by this today.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    24/11/2016 #17 Deb🐝 Lange
    #13 thanks Graham I will be finishing part 2. On the weekend . I hope we can continue the conversation. Do you have questions you are pondering?
    Deb🐝 Lange
    24/11/2016 #16 Deb🐝 Lange
    #14 yes, and not just micro- management, but applying simple solutions to complex problems. simple rational solutions are fine if I want to fix a tyre in my car but are not appropriate if I want to influence the culture of my business.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    24/11/2016 #15 Deb🐝 Lange
    I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with Margaret Wheatley over 20 years ago just after she published Leadership & the New Science her work provided a great source of nourishment to me. I had another experience later in with her and Otto Scharmer before he had published his work on Presence so I feel lucky I have been in the flow of seeking out great practitioners throughout my life. Thank you for pointing me in another direction with your references which I will follow up. #12
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    24/11/2016 #14 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Simply, micro management is the evil of all businesses and progress. They see things in their own image and vision. They are not opened to new ideas and never provide feedback. They always feel intellectually challenged by subordinates.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    24/11/2016 #13 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Can't wait for Part II @Deb🐝 Lange... thanks !
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    24/11/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    As I read this buzz it provided me the same visceral experience I had when I opened up a book by an author I had not previously had heard of before, and that author was a woman called Margaret Wheatley. http://margaretwheatley.com/

    The second immediate experience is one that is far more topical and involves @Aurorasa Sima and her work with Mike Bosworth Leadership and Story Seekers. As I began appreciating Mike's worldview, I now have a lens of story that I immediately see in this buzz. Whereas in my old lens, I would lead with my distaste for many human resource practices whose assumptions are just blindly and blithely accepted as industry norms, in this new lens what I read here discards the need to point at a particular profession.

    Instead the language of vitality speaks for itself and it speaks to greater depths than to engage in a what is wrong with HR lens. Which is fascinating in itself because if there is one thing I should have learned from the insights of Margaret Wheatley, it is that she focuses on "what works" rather than what does not work. In terms of story telling this buzz is a great example of the way I have now seen in the Bosworth approach.

    All of this flows well into showing what is packed into the trust and autonomy diagnostic. I am not particularly a fan of 2x2 grids but they do help people to see things with the caveat that it is not the tool that is the magic but the thinking. I love the thinking here and for sure it is a deep reminder what I found so great in my first encounter with the thinking of Margaret Wheatley.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    24/11/2016 #11 Deb🐝 Lange
    #3 thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I enjoy our connection.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    24/11/2016 #10 Deb🐝 Lange
    Great @Ali Anani - there is so much happening on beBee it is amazing #8
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Sorry @Deb🐝 Lange. Looks like my message got cut off. What I was saying was the following: "The conditions for human vitality in business are not dependent on what business we are in. Every group of people that co-exist and work together will thrive and generate vitality if allowed to co-create the conditions for vitality to emerge." AND "What was critical in the Peckham experiment was the ability to allow confusion and chaos to reign as people learnt how to self-organise and co-create high trust and autonomy to achieve well being for themselves and the collective." From my perspective, I see these as two thirds of a whole environment for growth and success. Looking forward to part 2.
    Ali Anani
    23/11/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    #7 @Deb🐝 Lange- I am writing a buzz now and I am mentioning this buzz in it and also using your quadrant embedded in this buzz
    Deb🐝 Lange
    23/11/2016 #7 Deb🐝 Lange
    Hi Sara #6 yes on to part 2, and there are so many ideas that excite me and want to write about! Love the enthusiasm in bebee .
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Deb🐝 Lange! Looking forward to part 2. Hard to isolate concepts from part 1 as they are all connected. I will highlight the following two:

    "The conditions for human vitality in business are not dependent on what business we are in. Every group of people that co-exist and work together will thrive and generate vitality if allowed to co-create the conditions for vitality to emerge." AND "What was critical in the Peckham experiment was the ability to allow confusion and chaos to reign as people learnt how to self-organise and co-create high trust and autonomy to achieve well being for themselves and the collective." Two thirds of
    Deb🐝 Lange
    22/11/2016 #5 Deb🐝 Lange
    #3 I absolutely agree with you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich yes the BeBee Ambassador program is a great example. Thanks for your contribution.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    22/11/2016 #4 Deb🐝 Lange
    #2 I am humbled @AliAnani - and that is awesome that you were about to write something that relates- I look forward to reading your next buzz.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/11/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I could have sworn I wrote a comment on this incredible buzz a few days ago.....maybe it got too long and I copied it over to check the length and then forgot to hit submit.

    "What was critical in the Peckham experiment was the ability to allow confusion and chaos to reign as people learnt how to self-organise and co-create high trust and autonomy to achieve well being for themselves and the collective. "

    This goes against so much of the formulaic, listicle type advice we are swimming in these days and yet we see the results all around us that the best outcomes are coming from outside of the corporate cultures. At a certain point, a modus operandus becomes stagnant and sterile, but the organization is too large to change.

    Whereas people are quite flexible and adaptable and willing to work for the combined personal and group good. But to allow these capabilities to flourish, one has to stop planning quarterly deliverables to be met, and introduce some chaos in order for the new to be created.

    The further fact is that trust and autonomy foster wellbeing and better health fosters better cognition and performance and the feedback cycle of a living, dynamic human always learning and growing will ultimately pay enormous dividends for any group they belong to.

    We see it on beBee. The Ambassador program took some heat from some unenlightened corners because it was rather vague. But in not specifying exactly what is to be done, Javier and Juan have opened up to the unimaginable becoming real as each person goes about promoting beBee in the ways that they believe are most authentically meaningful. We can all see this is a better approach than telling 50 people to all do the exact same thing. It would be easier to measure, but the ultimate results would likely pale in comparison to trusting folks to take on the task in their own inimitable ways.
  9. CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Ali Anani created a slideshare that exemplifies the "Power of AND"., his name for the "Tyranny of OR" is "Separation Thinking". I quite like that name.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Separation Thinking
    www.slideshare.net Photo by anil...


    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    I appreciate your sharing of my presentation dear @CityVP Manjit 🐝.
  10. CityVP Manjit 🐝
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Michaela Alexis on How Social Media can Help You Find your Dream Job | hiveBlog by beBee
    blog.bebee.com We talked to Michaela Alexis to know her opinion on how social media has changed work relationships and job...
  11. ProducerKieron Johnson

    Kieron Johnson

    How I turned a job rejection into a four-year freelance gig (at Reuters)
    How I turned a job rejection into a four-year freelance gig (at Reuters)My journey from rejection to acceptance According to the age-old saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Landing your dream job is no exception.This article chronicles how I went from rejection to acceptance — all in a single job...


    Kieron Johnson
    30/11/2016 #56 Kieron Johnson
    #55 Wise words and warm sentiments. Thanks again, @Harvey Lloyd.
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/11/2016 #55 Harvey Lloyd
    #53 Your welcome and i sense that if more folks looked for the opportunity instead of feeling the pressure of the herd, there would be more stories like yours. Finding the gold in a crazy world takes courage and energy to find. Your post esposes this quest. Good luck, you will go far with your courage and focus.
    Kieron Johnson
    29/11/2016 #54 Kieron Johnson
    #52 Hi @Ali Anani, thanks for reading my post. I really appreciate your comments. Wishing you a wonderful remainder of your week.
    Kieron Johnson
    29/11/2016 #53 Kieron Johnson
    #51 Hi Harvey, thanks for reading my post and encouraging others to do the same! Hope you're doing well.
    Ali Anani
    22/11/2016 #52 Ali Anani
    This buzz is simply great and it shows that facing failure and rejection might be a turning point to a better future. Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for tagging me to read this heart-lifting buzz. If we turn failure into new alternatives many gates open
    @Kieron Johnson- O love your storytelling style as much I love your resilience, determination and working with rejection to achieve more than you expected.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/11/2016 #51 Harvey Lloyd
    @Ali Anani and @Sara Jacobovici. This post is the emotional management discussion i resolve is the best to navigate the world in which we live. @Kieron Johnson was seeking one thing and navigated a system that was fraught with emotional challenges. He adapeted and overcema.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher
    #42 @CityVP Manjit 🐝, that song still rocks. Brought back a lot of great memories!! Good choice :))
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #49 Kieron Johnson
    #48 One of the hallmarks of an entrepreneur is to see opportunities when others see obstacles. Your take on the start of the working week reminds me of that.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    06/11/2016 #48 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #47 I work for myself, so it's pretty much a 7 day week for me with a bit of time off on a Sunday afternoon after a planning session in the morning.... The start of the week is full of so much possibility.
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #47 Kieron Johnson
    #46 That's extremely refreshing to hear, @Claire 🐝 Cardwell. The world needs more of your enthusiasm towards Monday mornings!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    06/11/2016 #46 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #43 Thanks @Kieron Johnson, I did have a great weekend. Looking forward to starting the week again.
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #45 Kieron Johnson
    #40 Thanks for your warm welcome and kind words, @Javier 🐝 beBee!
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #44 Kieron Johnson
    #42 That really made me giggle, @CityVP Manjit 🐝. I think you'd be hard-pushed to find someone - anyone - who doesn't like a bit of Bill Withers! Have a lovely *day* (wink).
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #43 Kieron Johnson
    #38 Hi @Claire 🐝 Cardwell, it's really encouraging to read that you found my post inspirational - thanks a lot. Have a great weekend!
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    06/11/2016 #42 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #41 Your welcome Kieron, but BTW I don't take too much stock on this conception people refer to as the WEEKEND. It is not that I ever seek a lovely weekend, but I am cool with Bill Withers, man, really cool with Withers - a lovely day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYi7uEvEEmk
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #41 Kieron Johnson
    #37 Hi @CityVP Manjit 🐝, where do I start? From one Londoner to a Londoner at heart, thanks ever so much for receiving me into the beBee community with such warmth and generosity of spirit. I appreciate you taking the time to outline such a detailed, thoughtful perspective on my post. Take good care of yourself and have a lovely weekend!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/11/2016 #40 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Kieron Johnson welcome to the hive ! A great buzz ! Willing to read more ! :)
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #39 Kieron Johnson
    #36 Hi @Tony 🐝 Rossi, I'm very grateful for your comments. I especially like your take-away from my post. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    06/11/2016 #38 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Very inspiring post @Kieron Johnson - looking forward to reading more!
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    06/11/2016 #37 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Ah! When I accepted the connection request I had no idea that I would open up a first buzz that was magnificent. What I did know is that I am connecting with a fellow Londoner (albeit having emigrated a couple of decades ago), but I have never lost the the Londoner in me having lived their for the first three decades of my life.

    So first of all Kieron, a big, big beBee welcome from me and this is a brilliant opening, enough for me to know that you have definitely been noticed. There is an energy and verve in your writing that I found refreshing. There is a point in life where we must graduate beyond the heroic in our lives but narrative is made for these forms of storytelling because a story of rejection to acceptance is what so many people will relate to.

    That certain point of graduation is realizing that this is not the story of our life once we have got past that point, so I look forward to the journey you have come to beBee before, which is the Regal Content journey, just as my journey is my "Learning Journey", which is not about my work life, but my way of life.

    A enthusiastic welcome to beBee Kieron.
  12. CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Dr Richard Claydon has written a masterful thought piece about why engagement is not working and the associated costs. As Richard says "Things are slowly getting worse. We've become static. Locked into leadership, management and organisational theories and practices that have no place in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.". This is a compelling and critical look at the failure of engagement strategies.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Engagement isn't working. Here's why.
    www.linkedin.com We are the most disengaged people in the history of work! We are disengaged because of perceived poor leadership and bad management. The figures correlate quite well. 86% of employees believe there...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/10/2016 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    "Things are slowly getting worse. We've become static. Locked into leadership, management and organisational theories and practices that have no place in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. " I agree with this statement. I feel management guidelines are archaic and someone needs to rewrite the book.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    24/10/2016 #9 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    thanks for sharing @CityVP Manjit 🐝... volatile and uncertainty are business environment present all over the world ,I wondered
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    24/10/2016 #8 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #7 Noting @Milos Djukic your question about having more business content, I took a look at my hives and my blue hive which is about leadership, management, employment and strategy still does not feature so far in the top 10 of my own hives.
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #7 Anonymous
    Thank you for this one @CityVP Manjit 🐝. A must read for sure.
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 I brought some business people here and I have learned that we also have to make sure that we are ready for them.
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #4 Anonymous
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    24/10/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #2 I am looking forward to the day Dr. Richard Claydon becomes active on beBee. http://theironicmanager.com/ He mainly pitches his tent in LinkedIn. Also looking forward to the day my good friend Venky also decides to move over to the beBee side http://www.venkinesis.in/ and my other good friend Greg Ness https://gregness.wordpress.com/ Those three are on my wish list here, but all three possess plenty of free will.
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/10/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    That IS a good post. I just happened to look for numbers to make a case of EI and team building.

    I am fascinated that such a young man already produces such powerful analysis and thoughts. Thank you for sharing.
    Brian McKenzie
    24/10/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    I need to make an appointment to see the Good Doctor. Cynicism, sarcasm, ironic humor and satire are What's for Breakfast ~ nearly every morning.
  13. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    "The survey indicated that societies already do well at traditional activities such organizing events and providing opportunities to present research. However, the future success of societies depends on their ability to deliver electronic tools and platforms to enable information sharing, networking and collaboration" beBee will take part in it. cc. @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBA, @Matt Sweetwood, @David B. Grinberg, @Vincenzo De Florio, Ali @Ali Anani.
    Milos Djukic
    How can academic societies continue to be relevant?
    www.elsevier.com We surveyed 2,000 researchers and practitioners about what they want from academic societies; here’s what they told...
  14. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsolete
    Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsoleteThe author Barbara Greene once said “If you tell me, it's an essay. If you show me, it's a story.” I wonder if LinkedIn creator Reid Hoffman had this notion of storytelling in mind when he was developing the business based social phenomenon. And I...


    Erroll -EL- Warner
    08/09/2016 #12 Erroll -EL- Warner
    #11 You are certainly right. I read in an article that refusing to upload a resume could be perceived as failing to follow instructions. It's like half empty and half full. Can't win them all.
    Jennifer Schultz
    07/09/2016 #11 Jennifer Schultz
    I agree @Erroll -EL- Warner - to me a professional profile found on beBee or LinkedIn should be all you need - and most of the time has all your career history on it anyway. As far as your question on will employers ignore your application if instead of uploading your resume - you direct them to your LinkedIn profile? It depends on the employer. I would look at it - but - others are still stuck in 1980 and will think you couldn't follow instructions. I know... it's frustrating! #6
    Jennifer Schultz
    07/09/2016 #10 Jennifer Schultz
    Steve - I am in agreement that the resume needs to evolve - but until employers top asking for them - candidates will keep wasting time developing them. We need more companies ready to adapt to change - there's so many that don't even understand social media platforms and how to use them to their advantage. The ones that do are typically large Fortune 500 or 1000 companies that understand the need to move forward. :-) #5
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    07/09/2016 #9 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #4 I agree with Jennifer, although I would hope Steve is right ASAP. There are just too many black hole applicant systems and HR personnel acting as a front line filter with their own requirements.

    Regardless of medium, I agree that "Content is, was and always will be king." It speaks volumes, like a picture is better than words. And seeing something professionally done on paper can speak volumes - if only for that purpose. I have gotten a call, and ultimately the job, the day after a change on my LI profile.

    Another evolving item, per Liz Ryan @humanworkplace, is making your content your "human voice" story. Like Barbara Greene said, “If you tell me, it's an essay. If you show me, it's a story.” A personal story of who you are and what you bring to any employer is better than bullet-point duties.

    As @brian-mckenzie states, yes research has shown you have 6 seconds. I would say that is still true on a LinkedIn-only format. See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-perfect-job-lasts-six-seconds-jared-j-wiese.
    Brian McKenzie
    07/09/2016 #8 Brian McKenzie
    There is nothing I love more than pushing my experience, education and expertise through a key word grinder to match the ad shingle to find it gets 6 seconds of attention. Resumes are long dead. Unfortunately, too many big companies wont even talk to you unless you are in their talent seive. I have never had a job where I sat with HR for an interview, and in 30 years of working - the resume was not introduced once in a successful position. Not once. I don't want your job, I don't want go work for your company - I want to fix your glaring problem, get paid and move on.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    07/09/2016 #7 Erroll -EL- Warner
    #5 It's similar to those Brick and Mortar left overs still controlling senior managerial positions in this era of modern technology and innovative era.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    07/09/2016 #6 Erroll -EL- Warner
    #4 Ok @Jennifer Schultz. I have seen many companies posting jobs and ask for CV and Resume. No provision for LI or any other website hosting resumes. I think that's out dated. If a prospective candidate enter LinkedIn in that location that said upload resume will they go to LinkedIn or ignorant the applicant?.
    Steve Blakeman
    07/09/2016 #5 Steve Blakeman
    #4 I hear what you saying Jennifer but I still believe that the resume is on it way out. Admittedly it may take some time as those old school employers inevitably adapt and the resume will end up as defunct as the CD ! I do take you point about jobs below management level at this point in time but again I see that evolving too. Thanks for commenting!
    Jennifer Schultz
    07/09/2016 #4 Jennifer Schultz
    Thanks for sharing Steve - as much as many of us would like them to - resumes aren't going anywhere anytime soon. They are still the number one requirement that 99% of the employers that I know, ask for, even after reaching out to a candidate on LI or any other social platform. And applicant tracking systems are built around the necessity of having a traditional resume. While LI can boast great user numbers - they don't represent employers who have below management level candidate needs in industries like manufacturing, home health, retail, and hospitality at the hourly job rate. Millenials may be described as not possessing a traditional resume - but, what really needs to happen is the resume needs to morph and change, to more of a one page career profile, which is already happening, but many "old school" employers aren't ready to accept change.
    Robert Cormack
    07/09/2016 #2 Robert Cormack
    Very interesting stuff, Steve. Makes me want to stuff my CV where the sun don't shine.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    07/09/2016 #1 Erroll -EL- Warner
    People are limited to the length or amount of information they can put on their profile on LinkedIn. On beBee people could add more information about themselves on their profile. However, putting great post can also help.
  15. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Mentors on Road to White House: Inside Congress (Part 2)
    Mentors on Road to White House: Inside Congress (Part 2)I've always been a big believer in the philosophy of "no risk, no reward."In that sense, my perseverance and faith at a young age helped propel me to secure a coveted internship at the pinnacle of power in the United States Congress. This singular...


    Pascal Derrien
    04/10/2016 #24 Pascal Derrien
    Good on you @David B. Grinberg :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    04/10/2016 #23 David B. Grinberg
    @Gert Scholtz @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Lisa Gallagher @Larry Boyer @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Jason Versey @Sarah Elkins @Tausif Mundrawala @Neil Smith @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Gerald Hecht @Laurent Boscherini @CityVP Manjit 🐝 Thanks ALL for your kind words and for taking the time to read/comment. There's nothing like deep personal conviction and intense passion to drive one's motivation in achieving big goals. A little good luck and timing never hurt either. Again, I'm grateful for your valuable feedback, as always. Buzz on!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    03/10/2016 #22 Tausif Mundrawala
    Reading a motivational post like this really helps boost your morale and it inspires you to achieve something. Thanks for sharing this post with us.
    Sarah Elkins
    03/10/2016 #21 Sarah Elkins
    I love the beginning of the story, your ambition and optimism despite the naysayers. It brought me back to my own experience as an intern in Washington DC with the US International Trade Commission. A mediocre student, most people assumed I had little chance of receiving the coveted internship, which was actually PAID, highly unusual there, right? It's all about your motivation and the choice to remain optimistic and hard-working, I think. It's also a good point to have things outside basic academia to bring you out of the average application pool. As @Donna-Luisa Eversley wisely mentioned, your writing was essential to your selection. In my case, it was the fact that I had worked my way through school to pay for it myself. Good reminders here, @David B. Grinberg
    Jason Versey
    03/10/2016 #20 Jason Versey
    Fantastic read David. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Neil Smith
    03/10/2016 #19 Neil Smith
    Thanks for an informative article @David B. Grinberg. Maybe it's just me but I seem to be seeing quite a lot of show horse these days. The ability to work across party lines appears to be less valued than dogmatic certainty the the detriment of the nation.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Life really is the best teacher on life. When you started writing in school it began. Many activities outside of the routine of school work can be a pivotal point in attaining dreams. Then when opportunity comes one has a choice to seize the moment... 😊 Thanks for sharing your story David @David B. Grinberg
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/10/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    Enjoyed part 2 of your story @David B. Grinberg. Amazing what we are capable of doing if we want it bad enough, speaking of the schedule you kept while in College and Interning. I can't wait to hear part 3, this is very interesting to read. As I matured it became evident that the media molds public opinion and that's why I do not watch the 24 hour news cycle shows. They are all partisan. I always dreamed large and never felt as though I wasn't going to attain those dreams. I've had my moments when I second guess myself but I was lucky with my careers very early in life too. I guess that would be a story for my own buzz. Not sure it would be half as interesting as yours, since my work was in healthcare! Thanks for sharing this. Hey are you still in contact with either George or Paul now? Or are you saving that for partie trois?
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    03/10/2016 #16 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg greatly appreciate your experience and effort to get the "chance of a lifetime." inspires me see that you are no different from anyone else, only have the necessary determination to achieve their goals, I strongly believe in the philosophy in which there are no problems in our lives, but challenges, and that my friend you faced as well, the point:
    "However, I still vividly recall my alarm clock ringing at 5:30 a.m. as I proceeded to warily make my way downstairs of the off-campus townhouse to gulp down several cups of coffee before getting dressed and heading out. In fact, some mornings my roommates were still awake partying from the previous night. Other times, they were crashed out on the couch with the TV or stereo still on -- along with countless empty beer cans and cigarette butts littering the living room. "
    It touched me expressively, lived for a long time and still live to be able to reconcile college, work, write some blogs which I am part, but everything has its reward, thank you for sharing your experience, it showed that all the possibilities are possible just believe and perseverance.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/10/2016 #15 Gert Scholtz
    @David B. Grinberg Thanks David for the continuing story of your early career. What you say is true: " I took comfort in knowing that sometimes long shots come in when least expected. I was also mindful of the adage, "If you never try, you will never succeed." Long shots are what one should do when starting out. You never know when the arrow hits the target!
    David B. Grinberg
    02/10/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    #13 Many thanks for your kind words and sharing this post @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. I'm grateful for your gracious support, as always!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/10/2016 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Very impressive @David B. Grinberg. I believe this statement says a lot about you - "Moreover, I quickly learned the difference between a 'show horse' and a 'work horse.'" This, I'm sure made you who you are. Thank you for sharing a genuine account of your experiences in politics.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #12 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #9 David, to use my grandfather's favorite phrase of agreement; And the Choir sang AMEN!
    Larry Boyer
    02/10/2016 #11 Larry Boyer
    #10 I had friends working across the political spectrum on the Hill. One of the things I liked, at least back then, was that people would still get together over beer and have a good time, share some intelligent debate as well as bond over common ground and interests. I was also always impressed with the amount of work and dedication they had. Unfortunately much of that gets lost in the political discourse and media.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/10/2016 #10 David B. Grinberg
    #8 I'm grateful for your gracious support, @Larry Boyer. As Washingtonians, we both know that politics is a contact sport. Thus, current and potential interns on Capitol Hill should be mindful of to avoid the line of fire. Thanks for all YOU do, my friend!
    David B. Grinberg
    02/10/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much for reading and commenting, @Pamela 🐝 Williams. You're certainly not the only one who wishes "we could just clean house and start all over..." How to reform the political process in Washington could take up another blog series itself. I think the first and most important step would be getting money out of politics -- which would likely be the downfall of all those powerful lobbyists who unduly influence the legislative process at the expense of taxpayers. But I'm not holding my breath on that happening either.
    @Gerald Hecht: more "Inside Baseball" to come with specific stories about my interactions with these political big shots. Hint: it wasn't all fun and glory for Capitol Hill interns -- but there were some pretty funny situations, at least in hindsight. I appreciate your tuning in, my friend, sharing this experience with me vicariously.
    As Bruce Springsteen sang on his iconic mid-1980s album "Born in the USA": "Glory days...well, they'll pass you by."
    Larry Boyer
    02/10/2016 #8 Larry Boyer
    Great inside look and illustration of the importance of mentors, and better yet - sponsors who are in a position to help you be successful. I've know a number of people who have worked on the Hill. It's quite a place to break into the working world. Glad to hear you had the experience and are sharing it now so others can be inspired.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #7 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Impressive David. I'll admit, politics was never an interest of mine for a career and this was confirmed as I've had, shall we say; interactions at the state level. The show just aggravated me to no end. I was proud of the fact that my 15 minutes with the senior policy adviser turned into an hour of some rather interesting discussions. I'm with George S. ; it was all about preparation, being ready; I took him by surprise on just how much I knew about him and his work. He said: "Wow, I need to research myself on the internet". HA. He took me to meet the Senate President Pro-tem (what does that even mean I ask you, I looked it up, still seemed ridiculous!) but he had to be on the floor for a vote. I was okay with that because I had also researched him and wasn't impressed! haha. I love DC and what it represents for our country, but it has been become twisted in so many way. Sometimes I wish we could just clean house and start all over but I know it just couldn't happen.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/10/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @David B. Grinberg Very Cool --I love "Inside Baseball" reports...that's where the real stories "live"!
    David B. Grinberg
    02/10/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    #2 I'm grateful for your valuable feedback @CityVP Manjit 🐝. Your comments really hit home and make perfect sense. I shared this post in the "College" and "Students" hives in the hope that it would have some use for young people embarking on their first jobs or a new career path. But this is only the first part of the larger story, which involved other unanticipated major pieces of the puzzle falling into place to make the ultimate dream a reality. Thus, I hope you are able to also read the forthcoming posts of this series ans share more of your astute analysis and important insights. Again, many thanks for helping me to relive those glory days of yesteryear.
  16. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?
    Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?"From Latin talentum, the notion of talent is linked to the ability or intelligence. It is the ability to exercise a certain occupation or to perform an activity. The talent is usually associated with the innate ability and creation, although it...


    Irene Hackett
    27/09/2016 #37 Anonymous
    @David Navarro López - "Joy can be obtained by using your talents for the good of others, passion can grow if you see the talent growing and making others happy." Yes - this is a beautiful perspective on talent!
    David Navarro López
    27/09/2016 #36 Anonymous
    #32 I believe we have hit the two boundaries of the issue. In my opinion, talent should be balanced between obligation and ego, between giving and receiving.
    Joy can be obtained by using your talents for the good of others, passin can grow if you see the talent growing and making others happy. You keep your talent for yourself, or do not use it at all, and see what happens.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/09/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #33 A wealth of insights @Irene Hackett. Thanks for your response. I now am adding looking at the different states of consciousness related to the different states of awareness, including intent.
    Irene Hackett
    26/09/2016 #34 Anonymous
    LOL @Aurorasa Sima - ok, I wanna see those wiggling nostrils in your first beBee live buzz!!
    Irene Hackett
    26/09/2016 #33 Anonymous
    #25 I too am trying to understand awareness @Sara Jacobovici and how it may be more of a 'natural' human response as @Praveen Raj Gullepalli so wisely noted. It may be hidden deep beneath a strong ego who is identified more with their persona-self, and yet easily accessed by one who may be more identified and connected with the natural world around them - those who sense the life in the trees, the life in the animals and all humans as the same 'life source' that is in all. To see fully, to hear and to feel fully, to have the ability to just be still - is that awareness. @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, I like how you have stated: " it does not really take an act of will but only intent. When we separate ourselves from the natural world around us, the intent to be aware, to be present, may be asleep - unconscious. These are all subtle differences in state of consciousness, however important to consider.
    Irene Hackett
    25/09/2016 #32 Anonymous
    #24 Yes @David Navarro López - when you ask: "Maybe by thinking the talent is something it has been given to us as a gift and not the fruit of "our success", could make us think we should be doing something in return?"...it makes given talent sound more of an obligation to use rather than a natural joy and passion.
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/09/2016 #31 Aurorasa Sima
    Wonderful article, David! @CityVP Manjit 🐝 brought it to my attention. I love the distinction at the end between talent and passion and the reminder that we can always learn new skills if the ones we were born with don´t make us happy. I innated a talent for strabismus and the ability to wiggle my nostril wings like a boss. Looking at it pragmatically, the ideal situation is when you have the joy of having or developing a talent you are passionate about for which there is also a demand.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/09/2016 #30 Sara Jacobovici
    #29 Great perspective @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. You have given me more to think about.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/09/2016 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #25 I think awareness is as natural as breathing. And sometimes you are asked to be aware of your breathing just get started ;) It is the will that either limits / enhances awareness by focusing it on something of our choosing. Just sitting quietly by yourself and opening up to all stimuli around you does not really take an act of will but only intent I feel...
    David Navarro López
    25/09/2016 #28 Anonymous
    #18 I do not see any incongruence with the term Talent Acquisition (you should see my ironical smile while writing these words)
    In fact, that precisely what they do. To give a price to something is priceless.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/09/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    #21 @David Navarro López and @Parveen Raj Gullepalli#14 , in regards to this discussion I recommend the following book, The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talent-code-daniel-coyle/1102658691 View more
    #21 @David Navarro López and @Parveen Raj Gullepalli#14 , in regards to this discussion I recommend the following book, The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talent-code-daniel-coyle/1102658691. It looks at individuals, their approach and the environment they create that can "produce" talent. Close
    David Navarro López
    25/09/2016 #26 Anonymous
    #16 Latent talent is a very interesting concept. Sadly enough, recruiters/companies are not interested in it, as it would mean they would need to invest in someone to make flourish this talent. Nowadays, they prefer to take ready-to-use talent, even if a latent talent would be much more promising. They are only interested in the bottom line, take the maximum benefit with the less investment, if possible, none.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/09/2016 #25 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Agreed, @Irene Hackett: "My point - using our talent comes naturally as we let go of the story we build around it. If the story we built says we have no talent - the talent may not be expressed."

    I also appreciate you introducing the concept of will. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea of awareness without will though...it's tough to imagine for me how you can have awareness without will. From my perspective awareness is choosing to be open to what is taking place internally and/or externally, being conscious of the experience. Lots to think about. Thanks Irene.
    David Navarro López
    25/09/2016 #24 Anonymous
    #15 This is a really challenging question, dear @Irene Hackett, "Maybe by thinking about our talent too much we create more ego around it? "
    In response to it, I would make another question:
    Maybe by thinking the talent is something it has been given to us as a gift and not the fruit of "our success", could make us think we should be doing somethng in return?
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/09/2016 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #21 Always a privilege being thus inspired by curious, questioning and bold hearts and minds who speak from decades of experienece and deep feeling dear David. I thank you all for the opportunity you give me to reciprocate and express!
    David Navarro López
    25/09/2016 #22 Anonymous
    #13 I am happy you liked it, Robert, and I am sure the lady you are mentioning felt she accomplished her targets in life. This is a common and very powerful feeling in mothers who really assume their role as mothers: to give from themselves for others, forgetting absolutely about themselves. In the case of my own mother, it has been like this. Now that my sister and myself are independent, and my father passed away already 8 years ago, she is still a very powerful minded person, so she is starting to think she has left aside her own talents, dreams or hobbies, and that now is time to go for them.
    David Navarro López
    25/09/2016 #21 Anonymous
    #14 Dear Praveen, your sharp mind and meaningful comments always add value to others buzzes, and I a grateful you do.
    Concerning to your words " the responsibility of discovering an innate talent early, in a child, is primarily the responsibility of parents or teachers", @Sara Jacobovici posted in a very valuable post, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/the-sensational-language-of-engagement, the following paradox:"In order for an infant to develop a sense of self as independent from others, it is dependent on the other to provide the environment in which to develop this sense."
    To your words "Praise is the poison that kills both talent and ability. Appreciation on the other hand, strengthens them." because the nuance it shows, is my opinion it worths a buzz on this matter. I can not be more in agreement with it.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    25/09/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #17 We are that talent and that is why I love the South African greeting SAWABONA - translates to "I see you" - and at the heart of learning that ability not just to see you but to SEE YOU is something I am trying to nurture here for my own journey. Now make the window of talent a mirror of talent and begin see yourself and in what we then see in others, the more we see in ourselves and naturally as that nurture flows from within us - I see you not as you but maybe even the you that you are not seeing.

    Now we can go deeper and look at the Indian greeting namaste or namaskar. This greeting has been westernized as our attitude to talent has been and we take it to be a nicety or a hello - but it is way more than that - just as the word talent has been reduced to a superficial view of competency, the word namaste as become an etiquette rather than a spiritual action. The spiritual action in greeting someone with namaste is to speak to the spirit rather than the transient flesh and blood of a person - and so this article on the meaning of namaskar is useful http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-living/how-should-we-greet/namaskar-namaste-meaning/

    We do not pray to talent nor do we turn it into an object of worship, but we do practice fundamental idolatry, and in this regard this is not about westernized anything - it is our habit of worshiping the object, rather than freeing our nature. This is why when David references Christianity in his buzz, I welcome and embrace it fully, I do not have a hair-trigger politically correct aversion to it, I embrace it as insight and then expand the conversation by expanding the context. This is not religion I speak of, this is talent.
    Katja Bader
    25/09/2016 #19 Katja Bader
    In my opinion a talent ist a gift. In the beginning it is something you do without any effort. Of course you can develop it. It is your decision to keep it for yourself or to share it with others. To share your talent with others can be a gift for them, too or/and a spring of inspiration.
    Irene Hackett
    25/09/2016 #18 Anonymous
    Recruitment Departments in Corporations are termed "Talent Acquisition". Ha!
  17. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    Is your vision aligned?
    Is your vision aligned?I was in a meeting a while back when a business leader suggested the need to spend some time ensuring "our visions are aligned" - There was great leadership in this. With this, he would ensure the parties around the table truly had a vision and in...


    Graham🐝 Edwards
    26/09/2016 #7 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #5 Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Good vision is everything; that's why I wear glasses. : )
    Odudu Akapa
    25/09/2016 #6 Odudu Akapa
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    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/08/2016 #4 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Thanks for your comment @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/08/2016 #3 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thankyou for your comment @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    12/08/2016 #2 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    Couldn't agree more, @Graham🐝 Edwards. Vision is sometimes difficult to put into words; but you have done a great job of it. Your statement "Individuals and organizations should have a vision, and it should be in a form that is easy to articulate... it should roll of the tongue effortlessly" is the perfect description. And a good reminder we all need to have one spelled out just that way.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    11/08/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Graham🐝 Edwards Thanks for this informative post. How many organizations boast of their visions, but traverse not on it, and some who pretend visionary harbor misaligned and mayhem culture. A company that thrives on its vision and builds up unified culture and total awareness becomes more progressive and successful.
  18. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    I think I'm a Change Agent... just damn.
    I think I'm a Change Agent... just damn.Two independent, but related events happened over the past week that got me to thinking... they both involve the term "Change Agent". I was writing a blog post on Amanda Palmer and out of nowhere found myself typing the words "Change Agent", and...


    Graham🐝 Edwards
    26/09/2016 #4 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Thanks for the comment @CityVP Manjit 🐝. I really like the Tolsty quote. Maybe all of my commentary is really about adaption to change which to your point, is part of the human condition and how we interpret the world as it just keeps " spinnin' ".
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    26/09/2016 #3 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Renée 🐝 Cormier. The best formula for selling change is "Transparency, honesty and empathy". This is leadership led and culturally driven. I agree that not everyone will appreciate the opportunity that can come with it but it is there... it will take a shift in perspective to see it, particularly if someone is comfortable with what they have. What does this look like? Regular communication, town halls, answering difficult questions in open forum so everyone can experience the answer and defuse the ideas of "conspiracy", increased 1:1s ... and most importantly, identify opportunities for people to consider.
    Hope this helps.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    24/09/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    My defacto position is "plod along, keep doing what you are doing, pass another day, remain blissfully ignorant of our social conditioning, be nice followers, entertain yourself a little, gobble food at gobble time, chat the way you want to chat, and entertain your basic primal desires while you deny them with either an indoctrinated self-created taboo's and if this way of life begin to bore you, call yourself a change agent and change absolutely nothing, other than what would have already changed with or without you"

    Once I understand the full implication of this defacto position, I can push all of that to one side and now examine what is then left over to examine. That which exists beyond this defacto position, is the good stuff. Why beat my head continually against the defacto concrete wall, when I can see through walls with adaptive disposition? "Change Agent" is what others apply as a label when the reality of change is that it is the one ever constant aspect of time and life. The kind of change we don't see is happening at every micro-second inside our own bodies to begin with, never mind the non-static nature of the neurons in our head.

    Cue Leo Tolstoy http://quotes.lifehack.org/media/quotes/quote-Leo-Tolstoy-everyone-thinks-of-changing-the-world-but-229.png

    Am I a change agent or am I simply living and experiencing and thinking in the natural constancy of change? The latter is called a human being, the former is a projection that we hold a secret about change that nature cannot and does not know or change BS.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/09/2016 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Nice post, @Graham🐝 Edwards. What would you say are the best ways to sell organizational change to others? Change brings opportunities, but not everyone in an organization will appreciate that, nor will everyone be given the opportunity to be the best they can be.
  19. Bill Stankiewicz
    Words of wisdom that we learn in life. regards, Bill Stankiewicz Bill Stankiewicz
  20. ProducerFranci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Hive Talk Special-Featuring the Wisdom Hives created by CityVPManjit
    Hive Talk Special-Featuring the Wisdom Hives created by CityVPManjitHive Talk Special is intended to feature hives with special instructions and/or the length of the description warrants special attention. This Hive Talk Special is dedicated to a group of hives with a common denominator and all are under the same...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/09/2016 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #13 Thank you and I am glad my featuring your hives is to your liking. I am checking out the link you provided.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    14/09/2016 #13 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #12 Dear Franci, I think you did a great job in term of providing a sampling. The chief takeaway I would like to give is that there are hives which you want people to converge, the kind of professional affinity that beBee talk about, but there are also hives which are personal and where one can store buzzes that were personally meaningful. As a personal collection, the chief skillset is curation. To understand what it means curating, in my case I curate my learning journey. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman check out this article on curation: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1037/is-content-curation-in-your-skill-set-it-should-be
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/09/2016 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #8 #9 #11 I hope I didn't omit any of them (I refer to them as Wisdom Hives), because I thought grouping them in one feature would add a better understanding of their intent. Thank you all for reading and commenting.
    Milos Djukic
    14/09/2016 #11 Anonymous
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    13/09/2016 #10 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #9 Dear Gert I think that the spirit of learning and wonder is alive and thriving in everyone who has commented here, with you and others that is my affinity.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/09/2016 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Thank you for the post collating the hives of @CityVP Manjit 🐝 whose hives and contributions to posts and to beBee are invaluable. Thank you Manjit.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    13/09/2016 #8 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @David B. Grinberg and @Aurorasa Sima thank you for contributions to this buzz. The structure I have specifically gone for is personal learning hives. While "Orange" happens to be an actual company, it is no loss because I cover my social media learning through the Naranja hive (which is Spanish for Orange) and my "Oranges" hive is "The Orange Bee" which is social media specifically related to beBee https://www.bebee.com/group/oranges I also have three toastmasters hives related to my club involvement and then hobby/special interest hives like Tottenham and Ashoka. I don't participate much on professional or subject matter hives because the subject matter is organized around the colours and that means I can move the subjects around. How the structure of those colours evolves is through a learning instrument I have created for myself here https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsQ7CxnXEAAqige.png:large The luxury I have online is that I am predicated or focused on generating traffic, it is a part of what I call m "learning journey". Originally that journey was through Twitter, now it is here.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/09/2016 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #5 Mine too. I created my hives as the ideas popped in my head so they are in different directions.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/09/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks Franci and @CityVP Manjit 🐝. That's a lot of wisdom to go around!
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/09/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Yeah, my hives are jealous of the structure of his hives.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/09/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Aurorasa, I love the way he organized his hives.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/09/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    Will join some colors
  21. ProducerGonzalo Meza

    Gonzalo Meza

    Your reward is no punishment
    Your reward is no punishmentIntroduction In a previous article, I made the case for leading by empowering and partnering with your team, since only organisations that adopt these principles can be flexible enough to meet today’s changing world (and as Martin Reeves...
  22. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Increasing the Efficiency of Business Meetings
    Increasing the Efficiency of Business MeetingsTake any business meeting you had in the last few days. A staff gathering, an internal committee, a planning session or an executive summit. What were your thoughts? Great. Can’t wait to start the project. What exactly did Jones say…? ...


    Erroll -EL- Warner
    05/09/2016 #19 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Meeting should be called for specific purposes. The a gender should be properly laid out. Human Resources is responsible for company meeting and content to be discussed. Information from the meeting should be documented and sent to other associates. All feedback should be directed to the Human Resources assistant who will present those concerns at the next meeting. Too much company time usually be wasted in meetings, Companies should have a talent group that solicit ideas and concerns. Those that seem relevant or have a sense of urgency will be on the a gender for the next meeting. It's time to stop wasting company time on unnecessary meetings. What has happened to group dynamics and integration of departmental functions?.
    Larry Boyer
    05/09/2016 #18 Larry Boyer
    Excellent points @Gert Scholtz. Leaders or meeting organizers are often their biggest enemies. We have a tendency to think what we are saying is more earth shattering than it is. And in an irony, we both give too much information about the wrong topics and too little on what is needed to help the team move forward.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    05/09/2016 #17 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    One of the things I learned from attending meetings with my business partner is how focused on the meeting before the meeting. It is nice to see that John Maxwell has also focused on this in one of his books with that same title


    Yet no matter how proactive we were, there are meetings which we would put together that involved getting to assemble cross-functional groups at the mid-management level and in large hierarchy these people are sandwiched between gemba (where the work is done) and the executive team (where strategy flows as hoshin kanri - i.e. the catchball of strategy development down and up the spine of the organization).

    Meetings with high capability people benefited from the meeting before the meeting, because bright people can develop a history which needs to be untangled before the meeting can flow, but once untangled it is a joy to be in a meeting where high capability people get in flow with high capability people.

    Mid-level managers will complain about the same kind of things as the executive team did and yet neither group knew that the chief gripes were similiar, but where mid-level managers where in lack of a better word, stuck in a "shit sandwich", that was a systemic flaw that no meeting before the meeting is capable of untangling.

    If there is greater flow between levels and the capability is aligned well, the catchball process becomes what I am going to do for you and in return for helping you, there is agreement how that is reciprocated. That mentality is totally different and as such doing that homework before one gets into the actual meeting is the difference between a meeting in flow and nightmare on elm street (managers edition).
    Ken Boddie
    05/09/2016 #16 Ken Boddie
    Some really good points in this buzz, Gert. My pet 'must do's' are:
    - send out an agenda well in advance and stick to it.
    - allocate a start and finish time on the agenda and invitation.
    - start the meeting on time irrespective of latecomers and don't go back over items to benefit latecomers (they'll eventually get the message).
    - finish the meeting on time even if it means holding over some items to the next meeting.
    - ensure action is agreed for each item discussed and ensure this is included in the minutes, which must be distributed no later than the next business day.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/09/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    Belated thanks for the excellent read @Gert Scholtz. Increasing business efficiency through meetings, high-tech solutions, and otherwise, is nothing short of a corporate imperative to enhance competition in the 21st century global marketplace.
    Gert Scholtz
    04/09/2016 #14 Gert Scholtz
    #12 @Jim Cody Thank you for reading and commenting Jim. Certainly in your 35 years as manager you must have how time can be wasted in meetings. Of the four elements you mention I think a clear agenda is probably the most important and worth spending time on beforehand.
    Gert Scholtz
    04/09/2016 #13 Gert Scholtz
    #11 @Vincent Andrew The eleven minutes is when concentrations starts to drift - a good guideline for the time allotted to one topic. Thank you Vincent.
    Jim Cody
    04/09/2016 #12 Jim Cody
    @Gert Scholtz Great buzz. Most meetings are a waste of time. Reasons are: Having no agenda, not following agenda, chasing useless tangents, and lack of follow up. Speaking as an American manager for 35+ years.
    Thanks for the buzz.
    Vincent Andrew
    02/09/2016 #11 Vincent Andrew
    I suppose the person who convenes the meeting needs to have a very clear agenda and is able to expect some outcomes at the end of it. Eleven minutes? Now that will definitely make people be brief in their reports, suggestions and more likely force them to be direct, to get to the point quickly.
    Gert Scholtz
    29/08/2016 #10 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Paul Walters Don't you ever run late for those meeting with yourself? :) Thanks Paul for reading.
    Melissa Ambers
    29/08/2016 #8 Melissa Ambers
    Increase efficiency is one of the most important rules to increase productivity. Nice article!! #savvysolutions #efficient #increaseproductivity #timemanagement
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/08/2016 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #5 lol @Paul Walters! You really sound inspired ;)
    Paul Walters
    29/08/2016 #5 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz Nice piece and for the record I hated meetings when in business. My meetings today are primarily with myself. I find this to be productive as they are short, concise devoid of argument and it seems I always get my point across with little disagreement!
    Gert Scholtz
    29/08/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Aurorasa Sima That a good point. Attention spans are getting shorter - what I do is give a five minute leg stretch after an hour if the meeting takes longer. Thank you Aurorasa.
    Gert Scholtz
    29/08/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Mohammed A. Jawad You summarize is perfectly. Thank you Mohammed.
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/08/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Great points, @Gert Scholtz. What a Manager once told me as a general rule (exceptions do apply): Meetings should not last longer than an hour. If it takes longer, it´s either not a topic for just one meeting or people are repeating themselves.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    28/08/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Excellent post. I presume that meetings should be sensible by content, short by span of time and steering outcomes by sequel.
  23. ProducerSasa Radovic

    Sasa Radovic

    Elite swimming
    Elite swimming One part of my job is to work with startup companies. Their different mindset and initiative I found refreshing. I hear new ideas, new concepts, all of them drowning in large portions of hope. Hope to be successful and acknowledged. My role in this...


    Sasa Radovic
    03/09/2016 #7 Sasa Radovic
    #5 thanks for the comment @Charles David Upchurch. Of course there are decent app's. What i am talking about is that they could be perfect if existed in late 20th century. Now, i am not so sure. With so much information gathered via social media, classic CV's are kinda dinosaurs
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/09/2016 #6 Charles David Upchurch
    @Sasa Radovic explores automated applicant analysis and ranking. (See my response in comments).
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/09/2016 #5 Charles David Upchurch
    @Sasa Radovic this article is about my area of expertise: matching workers with positions, based on analysis of KSAs, talents, experiences, education, and work activities. If I can help you with that client, please contact me privately.

    By the way, there are 6 major software packages which already include the functionality which you are describing in this "app." In addition, 4 of these 6 automatically screen and rank candidates, which would address your "second best candidate" question. Two of these rank by keyword search relevance scores, the other two rank by experience, based on prior job titles and length of employment. Neither is perfect. Many new niche entrepreneurs try to enter with a product or service which is not sufficiently differentiated from existing products or services, at which point they can only compete on pricing and efficiency (a terrible competitive position for any company, much less a start-up, to be in).
    Sasa Radovic
    03/09/2016 #4 Sasa Radovic
    #3 thank you for the comment @Michael Dowling. Sure the problem is in bad CV's, but also in way too old recruitment system based on CV's.
    Michael Dowling
    03/09/2016 #3 Michael Dowling
    That's the problem with CV's and Resumes...they only deal in absolutes. No machine learning will be able to extract the intangibles. Intriguing idea, though!
    Sasa Radovic
    03/09/2016 #2 Sasa Radovic
    than you for the comment @Aurorasa Sima. I am more for a change of whole recruiting process than go to automation like mentioned. But who knows?
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    You´re right. It would be hard to program "2nd best candidate" or other variations. I don´t know about the whole automation trend in recruiting in general. In my professional career, I met many successful people that would not have passed automated selection. Including myself. The example is not practical because automation ends at top management levels, and even at top sales positions: The man who was for many years the 2nd most important person Germany´s, Deutsche Bank Manager Alfred Herrhausen, would not have passed automation. Wrong industry background. ... I do understand that the number of applications companies must receive these days is probably hard to handle, so that companies are looking for solutions.
  24. ProducerJulie Anne Pereira
    Não sabe se faz ou não uma especialização?
    Não sabe se faz ou não uma especialização?A importância de uma pós-graduação na vida profissionalEm entrevista ao Portal Administradores, a psicóloga e administradora de RH Márcia Luz indica por que o profissional deve cursar uma pós-graduação para se destacar no mercado Eber Freitas,...


    Tifany Rodio
    29/08/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Super útil o post!!! Acho que essa é uma dúvida muito recorrente :)
    Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    28/08/2016 #7 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    #3 muito obrigada @Augusto Santos. Sempre digo que vida pessoal e profissional caminham juntas. Se não tivermos um bom planejamento e direcionamento da vida, os resultados no âmbito profissional são impactados negativamente. Saber o que quer, como e quando chegar aos objetivos pessoais, é um diferencial para construir uma diretriz profissional de propósitos. Ambos estão conectados! Forte abraço!
    Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    28/08/2016 #6 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    #1 @CityVP Manjit 🐝 perfect your observation. Success.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    27/08/2016 #5 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    #4 wow I do agree with your point of view estimated @CityVP Manjit 🐝. Although is really hard to think like that when we look life in a "close way" like youth do. Thanks for "translate" into words some thoughts we must consider..
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    27/08/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    #3 Dear Augusto, the career path will be the normal mindset for the generation to come because the industrial age set this form of education - and for many people their jobs will still be an industrial age process with some technology added. The knowledge age however should be freedom from the pattern of living which says first we are educated for the first third of our life, then we work for the middle third of our life and then we retire for the final third of our life. Lifetime education changes that conveyor belt or factory type mentality. The knowledge age is a different mentality, previously only reserved for thinkers i.e. look at Paulo Coelho who is still actively working as he is about to enter his 70th year of life next year. Coelho enjoys a life path and not a career path. HR personnel are taught to put people through the existing orthodoxy of the career path, because that remains the dominant way,
    Augusto Santos
    27/08/2016 #3 Augusto Santos
    Obrigado por nos trazer este texto @Julie Anne Pereira. Eu apreciei muito as dicas, que caíram muito bem para mim pois estou planejando minha especialização ou MBA. Este texto com certeza me deu uma nova visão sobre ambos, e me ajudaram muito no planejamento!

    Também adorei o comentário do meu grande amigo @CityVP Manjit 🐝. Saudações Manjit! #1 Sobre o que disse, eu tenho que concordar: devemos realizar nosso Plano de Vida, não somente Plano de Carreira. Eu vou captar esta ideia para mim de agora em diante.

    E realmente, o conhecimento de vida que levamos pode agregar em nossa carreira profissional de maneira a nem mesmo percebermos esta agregação. Em muitos dos meus empregos anteriores eu me destaquei mais pelas minhas habilidades que adquiri através de hobbies, leitura particular, e curiosidade do que pelos cursos que realizei. É como se as habilidades apresentadas no certificado não apresentassem tanto impacto quanto as skills que aprendi por si só.

    Obviamente, eu não dispenso a importância de uma graduação e de cursos complementares, mas o correto é se especializar naquilo que temos um interesse real em aprender, assim como abordado no texto deste Buzz.

    Assim como @CityVP Manjit 🐝, eu me deparei com os posts de @Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli recentemente, e tanto ela quando @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres possuem artigos incríveis sobre o setor de RH que valem a pena serem conferidos.

    Obrigado pelo buzz Julie, e obrigado também Manjit, por nos apresentar @Jennifer Schultz!
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    27/08/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    BTW I should also include the managerial views of another Bee from Brazil @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres.

    Incidentally, Cristiane and my good friend @Augusto Santos were also recently named as Brand Ambassadors from Brazil, so I personally acknowledge the presence of all the people from Brazil who contribute and are discovering this affinity network.
    CityVP Manjit 🐝
    27/08/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit 🐝
    Dear Julie, it is good to see the talent appreciation world in Brazil. I recently came across @Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli and before that from the USA, the human resource views of @Jennifer Schultz and what unites us all is not our professional interest but our collective interest in human capability, in the flow experience of talent and natural engagement rather than designed engagement. The way I look at organizations is not through the business lens but starting with life at home, or home as an organization and then working outwards into the world of work.

    Lifetime learning is a very important subject personally for me - and it is personal first and then a bonus as a profession. That we associate lifetime learning with work is something I find limiting. I have already related with Jennifer and we see things at the human being level, rather than the human resource process.

    I look at the words "human resources" and "head-hunters" and I do not like those words. At the level of lifetime learning, of talent expression, of customer and employee flow experience, human capability and contribution value - those things need a new name and a new mindset. In the flow of lifetime learning I personally have personally rejected the traditional idea of the career path, and when you see me using BeBee as my personal learning platform - I call my learning journey a LIFE PATH (not career path).

    So I welcome you, Jennifer and Cristiane to express yourselves as champions of 21st Century practice. Even if Jennifer and myself cannot speak Portugeuse, today the language of talent and capability is a global understanding. I even reject the MBA view preferring Henry Mintzberg's approach to education https://hbr.org/2009/03/rethinking-the-mba