- Producer20/03/2017SHOW, DON'T TELL: WHY RECRUITERS SHOULD ASK FOR MORE THAN A RESUMEOriginally published by ReWork, CornerstoneOnDemand's blog for Human Resources professionalsEmployers must take it on faith that the skills described on candidates' resumes accurately demonstrate that they have the “right stuff" to meet the...
- Producer30/01/2017Tu currículum no sirve para encontrar trabajoEl recurso al currículo es hoy una estrategia demasiado tradicional y poco eficaz cuando se busca un empleo. Es cierto que limitarse sólo al CV supone quedarse corto y no aportar mucha diferencia.Cuando una empresa lee tu currículo no percibe...
Comments11/03/2017 #69 Rob McNaughton#50 Carmen .. the cover letter is STILL a valid tool. The CV, on application for a position should be 'tailored' to meet the the needs of that position through some judicious 'cut and paste' work and perhaps some rewording. If the CV extends to five pages (as many executives do - IT and Project Management are two such areas) the cover letter which should not be of more than one page with the honorific on the second page is also tailored to the position but in a series of bullet points with examples. The cover letter is actually another page to the CV - condensed, but another page.11/03/2017 #64 Javier 🐝 beBee#62 jajajaja @Carmen JL, me temo que @José Luís Casado tiene razón. Cualquier teléfono hohmy en día tiene una cámara. Y se trata no de "querer ponerla" .. si no.. " de ponerla". Para mí es MUY importante como concepto en general. Ser ambicioso, no tener miedos a nada..y no decir "voya a hacer lo que sea.." sino... " me dispongo a hacerlo o ya lo he hecho " !!! Me has dado ideas para escribir miel sobre lo negativo que es procrastinar 🐝🐝🐝 CC @Mamen 🐝 Delgado , hemos hablado muchas veces de estas cosas eh !!! 💪💪💪💪11/03/2017 #59 José Luís Casado#54 Harás muy bien en hacerlo, @Carmen JL Coincido plenamente con lo que te dice @Javier 🐝 beBee. No solo la foto da más credibilidad al perfil, sino que de hecho muchos usuarios (entre los que me incluyo) no solemos aceptar solicitudes de amistad (en el caso de beBee devolver el seguimiento) de perfiles que no incluyan una foto.
- 22/02/2017My good friend of many, many years Venky has written another great piece, and this one on Networking but written in a way which the thinker thinks and not merely networks.
A Millennial's No-Nonsense Guide to Networking by @Venkataraman RamachandranA Millennial's No-Nonsense Guide to Networkingwww.linkedin.com Few years ago, when I used to work for a "Work-Hard-Party Harder" Gen-X consulting firm, Networking was the in-thing. It had a mysterious sex...
Comments22/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Dear Laurent [ @Laurent Boscherini ] Venky is one of the great examples of a "learning journey". Take a look at his blog http://www.venkinesis.in/
From the time he was in college to today as millennial moving closer towards his 30's, not only have I watched him grow, but it was his mentor that sent him along with his other students to study me when I was writing online as "Mark Zorro", and that was years before he started officially blogging in 2007. Actually the task they were assigned was to be the first person who could find out who was behind "Mark Zorro".
Venky was the only one who succeeded in that task because he realized it is not about the person or a personal brand, but the task that the professor set for his students is about the life in that writing, which he wanted to see as an exploration in their own life. In the end it was great because he respected my privacy and I valued his developing and emerging mind, spirit and being and Venky continues to grow & develop.
He writes about his mentor with an awesome reverence and respect, especially since the professor in India even today, while that professor totally sits in the background, but who should be well proud of his charge or protege -that same student that I have watched over the years transform into a fine man, thinker and practitioner.
- Producer22/04/2016Top 5 Career Lessons for Millennials & Gen ZAs a 40-something member of Generation X, I have some career advice for Millennials. This advice is also applicable to Gen Z, the younger demographic following in the footsteps of their Millennial predecessors. These two groups represent a new...
Comments19/02/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe core of this buzz is excellent. Personally I am developing a new twitch about marketing labels such as millennials, gen x, boomer etc - for if we are able to be conditioned to the label, maybe we will be the depicted stereotype. That is about the label.
The wisdom of a life in work carry timeless principles - maybe the the third item I see differently i.e. network on social media, because I prefer the simpler "network intelligently" . Social media is "media" and young people know that, and for them it is superfluous to say that networking today is virtual - the reality of mobile is a day-to-day reality for each successive generation that is making their way into the work world and those yet to come.
Young people are not extending their nervous systems, they are extending their inner circle so there is no loss of immediacy of people in those closely knit and small private groups. Where young people do feel the pinch and pain is in finding a job, even one that is well below their capability and in this regard the market is steadily becoming dog-eat-dog.
I have no qualms in the advice given here, very sound and to the point. The labels well as honourable Jews may say, they are Meh!19/01/2017 #18 Brian McKenzie#16 @Harvey Lloyd "I find that all too many people rely on education, experience and other very tangible things when presenting themselves." I have found HR Departments are far more interested in your Spirit Animal than education, experience, or precedence of revenue performance. *Hint - mine is a Minotaur with a Scorpion Tail armed with a Soviet Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher - I call him Pavel.18/01/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd@David B. Grinberg this applies to all. I am finding that 40+ somethings are in the job market or want to be and they are having the same difficulties.
If there was any one piece of advice that draws us to your well designed post it would be the word value. I am you are a certain value. The question to answer is how i am valuable to the employer or customers i seek. The fundamentals you have displayed here are excellent. Putting teeth in them requires developing a value set that potential money making opportunities want you.
I find that all too many people rely on education, experience and other very tangible things when presenting themselves. What a potential company wants to know in the end can they make money with you. I use the word money in a very broad sense. Not just profit, but also your interaction with others and how you will impact the total landscape.
Knowing your fit within the structure before you interview or sell will show through in the process. Projecting yourself within the organization once in, is something that creates value going forward.26/10/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg#7 Thanks for sharing your excellent insights @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira. I agree that when life knocks you down, the best thing is get right up again. Try and try and try until you succeed. The interesting thing is people recall the breakthroughs and successes, rather than any setbacks it took to get there along the way.26/10/2016 #7 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@David B. Grinberg How wise my friend, thanks for sharing, I had the opportunity to read before, before working in the insurance industry, already delivered pizza as you age 16, was apprenticed to marketer, worked in shops convenience, stockist, general assistant, trainee salesman in a construction material store, fitter, painter, mason, were so many learning efforts, I believe that a great lesson is to determine, once in a music studio that also worked the director told me something very interesting, to achieve success he needed to drop 10 times, and the secret was always the same, the determination fell? get up, fell again? get up again, as long as life continues to follow their dreams, they will come!23/04/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg#4 Thanks for sharing you valuable feedback Neville. Yes, I concur that labels can indeed be divisive, especially in the workplace setting. In fact, I like to say that age is just a number. However, the media and society at large continue to perpetuate labels for various generations and then articulate their purported strengths and flaws, etc. This strikes me as a right of passage per se of every new generation coming of age, as the media tries to dissect their attributes or lack thereof. I recall, for instance, when I was growing up Gen X was dubbed, "The Lost Generation" and other unflattering terms. I'm sure that Gen Z will be the next demographic to come under scrutiny by media and society as they start to enter the work world. Thanks again for your thoughtful comments, kind sir!23/04/2016 #4 Neville Gaunt@David B. Grinberg that's a lovely read! Now a thought... what if we stopped talking of gen X or Y, Millennials, baby-boomers and the like and just spoke of human beings? At 57 years old your blog is totally relevant to people my age and those of my parents' age. Labels may be useful to put things in context but don't you find they can be damaging too?
- Producer03/02/2017Who you are and How do you tell it to othersThis is my first producer in English... The reason why I am doing it, it´s because I would like to explain something I have already spoken on a producer I´ve written before in Spanish. But I am going to talk about this topic telling you a real...
Comments20/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Raquel, in the 20th Century there was a distinct relationship between leader and followers. Leaders thought, followers acted. What then is 21st Century leadership? Some say it is the leaderless which is actually anarchy. This is still anarchy that is in the traditional form of fight the power and not anarchy in the form of leadership networks.
Brazil Uprising Points to Rise of Leaderless Networks
Anarchy itself can be 20th Century or it has a 21st Century form which correlates to self-organizing systems and here the ant is used as an example of efficient networks.
Leader-less ants make super efficient networks
What makes me not an anarchist is knowing I am a human being and not an ant, nor am I a swarm that can give rise to new types of uprising. Leadership of humanity then is the leadership of our own individual humanity and as a result develop an ability to think and learn from the lessons of history. We lead our own humanity.
If ants can solve network design problems without help of a leader, then what can we solve if we are actually units of leadership and not followers. How does this create a 21st Century network? Do you see why I like the phrase "leaders create more leaders"?18/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIf you are wandering what the Bob Dylan reference is about - see here
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/trumpets-trumpeters-cityvp-manjit17/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitRaquel, I look forward to following your buzzes and they don't have to be written in English. Where my hat of intelligence lands, there I am happy to engage the translation because at the end of the day - intelligent is intelligent no matter what language is spoken.
I don't see a lion when I look in a mirror because I think as a society we spend too much time in the mirror and that the great change is for us to look into the window that is where we are right now, because there is a whole world outside - and the 21st Century should be more about opening windows than looking at mirrors simply because we have a network of digital mirrors.
Bob Dylan - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
Glad to make your bebee acquaintance, now and for the days to come as we buzz what ever way the DNA of destiny buzzes :-)
- 16/02/2017This is one of these baseline quotes that I shared with @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín just now when he provided information on UX activities ad methods in a product and service design cycle.
he hard part is that in hiring smart people, an organization is also limited by the capability and dimension of thinking their CEO has - and that is not the same for every organization.
Some CEO's are able to see 5 years down the road, other CEO's can only see whatever they project in their latest personal branding efforts.
How does a CEO have time for an image makeover if they have capability which is unquestionable, proves itself over time and makes a difference in the market - surprising all?media.licdn.com
- 08/02/2017Outside of beBee Dr. Richard Claydon is one of the most intriguing minds I have come across, his latest posting is indicative of an individual living through his work process and continuously improving and evolving his thinking about work. On the way he acknowledges people who are informing him. In his latest post he mentions Jeffrey Rothfelder
In his comments he acknowledges respondents like Eitan Reich
While I may not have time to follow up on these people and their particular center. Claydon is definitely one of the edges I am glad to have noted in my on-going and personal learning journey.Culture eats strategy for breakfast! Doesn't it?www.linkedin.com Peter Drucker once said, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast". Or maybe it was lunch? Perhaps even dinner? It is, or course, apocryphal. Ducker...
Comments08/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 With my compass point Center and Edge :
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/center-edge-cityvp-manjit?trk=pulse_spock-articles View more#1 With my compass point Center and Edge :
Center and Edge is an articulation about my own learning journey and for me to think how I should adjust my compass.
This buzz is a part of that adjustment. Claydon both explores but also encourages interaction and what I love about him is in his particular journey he draws on a deep knowledge of philosophies and a sharp intellect driven by how he sees through his lens that includes the lens of irony. I love his thinking, but if the mind does not come to the mountain, then the mountain will come to the mind. (mountain being beBee of course). Close
- Producer07/02/2017Chaves do Sucesso Para Empreendedores Brasileiros - beBee 2017No mundo corporativo, há questões valiosíssimas que devem levadas em consideração por todos os empreendedores, gestores e administradores. Afinal, aprender nunca é demais, principalmente se tratando de um universo tão abrangente, como o de...
Comments07/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Alex - nice find! Looks like IBM have stats specific to different countries, the link below is in English for UK and Ireland study
More key for me is the underlying study that they have produced here:
IBM surveyed 818 CEO's for this study of which 7% were from South America region, so I am focusing on the questions the study asked rather than the results they compiled as to what is valuable for my own perspective and personal probe for insights. The CEO report is from a larger report that surveyed 5,247 C-Suite Execs. Definitely not 1.7 million CEO's but I don't care about that, what matters to me is that this report contains quality context and ideas - not the statistical veracity of the actual report.
On my initial browse through of the IBM report, it yet again confirms my belief that this is not the time for me dwell on old school persona but focus my attention on new school technologies. If I am prepared to make my own brain hurt as I study this, this is a very good thing and I will arrive at highly personalized insights - and so I definitely want to avoid joining the herd mentality and contribute to vanilla groupthink or what I call executives who are yesterday's people. Retro and nostalgie are fun and still sells big, I certainly am not selling this as a way of life but this report is a really good find for my own individual learning journey.
This is why I also LOVE!!! and I mean LOVE !!!! your opening paragraph in your buzz [This is beautifully expressed in ANY language]
" Afinal, aprender nunca é demais, principalmente se tratando de um universo tão abrangente, como o de negócios. "
Obrigado Alex !!! Obrigado !!!
- 06/02/2017Latest post on having an employee-focused plan in business-focused administration #employeeengagementAn Employee-Focused Plan During a Business-Focused Administration | The Huffington Posthuff.to Whether you love him or hate him , or you are somewhere in between, there is no doubting that Trump will do what it takes to benefit businesses. I am a...
- ProducerHigh Five For Transformation From WithinReal transformation occurs when we see the truth in a given situation. We are not always able to manage that process well all by ourselves. It helps to walk the journey with a trusted professional. Someone who looks at our blind spots from a higher...
Comments04/02/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.thank you @🐝 Fatima Williams, you are one of a kind!04/02/2017 #32 🐝 Fatima Williams#28 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Your words are golden ! "At the heart of his bringing out or drawing out is the essential definition of education" This quote says it all. The expertise of bringing out the beautiful is an art by itself. And only by learning one is able to practice such an art. And learning starts with self.
Thanks dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. You thrive beautifully too :) #beBeesforever04/02/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 Precious comments @🐝 Fatima Williams. thank you!04/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 @🐝 Fatima Williams, you are one of a kind, a power woman who is making a difference in this world. Thank you for your comments. I wish you all the best in your professional life. You thrive.04/02/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, it is with great respect that I read your words. They mean a lot to me. May you be blessed for being such a wonderful person. Thank you so much.04/02/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAt the level of coaching, these are five foundations for what I look for in a brilliant coach. Great coaches can make these five foundations look easy and it is only when we take on a coaching role, the actual ability of a person that has expertise is fully appreciated. Coaching is not a beauty contest but it is about the expertise of bringing out the beautiful.
At the heart of his bringing out or drawing out is the essential definition of education. This is what education means and should be and why coaching is also a critical competency for the 21st Century as an element of transformation that is fundamental to understand. After half a century of HR practices, I expect intelligent people to say this is a wake up call - so long as we remain awake and understanding the journey ahead is an awakening, and we need to appreciate the role of great coaching on this journey. I for sure do.
A great coach creates a safe space and cultivates the sacred in trust, when I read this, I see this in Liesbeth's words and I see a practitioner that is one with her practice. I say kudos to Liesbeth. A great buzz from a brilliant servant leader.04/02/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThis buzz is also a good wake up call . In the process of advising/Coaching we forget to follow the same to happen in our lives. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich says "We become more ourselves through "an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves." Sometimes that someone we can talk to is our-selves.
Self-transformation is also a key element of growth. I'm thinking that @CityVP 🐝 Manjit would have some extremely valuable to add to this buzz as well.
Tweaking with respect what dear @Sara Jacobovici says here " Self- transformation is to emphasise the importance of follow-up during each step of the process; what's been said and what's been done in response, synopsis of what has been "heard" and finally, at the end what have we achieved as a result of it all."
Life will expand indefinitely, but as human's are we improving ourselves. IMHO It's boils down to self-transformation through learning , meditation , etc etc and with Coaching we not only guide others to become a better version of themselves but in the process are transforming ourself as well.04/02/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima Williams@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I love and agree to all the points you highlight here.
* Listen without judging to what is being told between the lines.Start from scratch with every coachee. It is not our story.* - Each individual is unique and has to be appreciated for their uniqueness.
According to me the transformational process is where, one makes one realise more positives than flaws and uses those positives as an incentive to make one commit to fixing those flaws. Then real transformation happens.
Yes We deserve the very best in our life. Let us enjoy every step within the transformational process! Love this buzz Thank you :) Sharing across31/01/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#21 beautiful reply @Franci Eugenia Hoffman! Thank you so much for your precious view.31/01/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#20 exactly @Kevin Baker, well observed!31/01/2017 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanYour 5 Key points are meaningful guides to apply to our everyday living. If you take and analyze each one and listen within your mind, meaning absorb the intent, then you're setting yourself up for the transformation process and its benefits. Listening to those who are willing to help you is a major step toward you helping others.31/01/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 wow @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, this is truth from the highest quality. So appreciate you!31/01/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#16 I have been pondering for a few hours how meaningfully simple @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. has rendered the complexity of our lives.
There is nothing more precious to a person facing challenges than giving our time with ears wide open.
I met a new connection yesterday who belongs in our network and he offered these profound words: "Our secret life is renewed through meditation, prayer, yoga, sleep, exercise, the quality of our listening, the an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves." (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-alone-our-aloneness-kashmir-birk)
We become more ourselves through "an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves."
These minds of ours swirl so fast. When we coalesce our thoughts into words for someone we can trust to work at just listening, we meet ourselves through our own voices.31/01/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 thank you @Cyndi wilkins, well said. Emotions just prove that we are human. Feeling and sharing them creates a deeper bond.31/01/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins"Sharing emotions is sacred. Handle it with care." I think we are on to something deeper here @Deb 🐝 Helfrich...The challenge is not so much the in "feeling" the emotion itself, but rather the FEAR involved in sharing it with others...Vulnerability is terrifying...Our own fear of it is our biggest obstacle...Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc....This ties in nicely with what I see emerging here with collaborative efforts among many in network;-)31/01/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 manipulation never works on the long term well added @Mohammed Sultan. Our limited beliefs can sabotage growth, that is true31/01/2017 #14 Mohammed SultanStrategic change goes beyond manipulating people skills to manipulating the org culture,strategies and structure.It's likely to result in a transformation in the workplace that may alter everything ,altering what people do,the skills ,the org tone ,the alignments and may be the way they compete.The major enemy of change is the top executives held beliefs which resist change.These beliefs usually works as a gravitational forces that held the whole org back to resort to the status quo ,favoring established directions that proved successful in the past based on their wrong assumptions.They also instead of helping the active change agents ,they tangle up the strategy and make it hard for them to implement.31/01/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.'Weaknesses' are charming opportunities for growth.31/01/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd#8 I agree and appreciate your input. You nailed one of my weaknesses that is carry over from the construction years. Follow up is something that i have to schedule, focus and get really organized around. In construction ego took care of follow up. Ego doesn't go over well in the professional world.
My wife will let me know when i have slipped back into "construction mode" she is a saint. I just have to hide the two by fours. So i have a great resource at my side for assisting in followup. Thank you for your support of my success @Sara Jacobovici.
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- Producer27/01/2017Asking Questions- limitations and scopeThe biggest reality in life is people. Understanding what motivates people to do what they do through questioning them might seem the solution. In reality, this isn't the case always. I would even dare to say that some questions increase the fog...
Comments29/01/2017 #35 Mohammed Sultan#33 I Well said Sara,questions reflect more than the answers...and your wisdom also reflects more than the administered questionnaires !,this's why we always advise researchers to get out and talk to people.Researchers who don't get out and meet with customers are not real researchers,but data collectors or databasers. Data is collected by different ways depending on the purpose and context of the study through questionnaires in quantitative studies and topic guides in qualitative studies or focus groups.Because qualitative focus groups are more concerned with revealing people's attitudes,behaviors,perceptions and aspirations,we often advise R&D scientists,and both marketers and advertisers,particularly those in creative jobs, to get out and observe the course of the group discussions through one-way mirrors.If a copywriter attends such groups,it will expose him to the possibility that a "chance remark" may suggest the germ of a new idea.The same with a R&D scientist,he/she will be exposed to "observe and design" situation.Exposing the lively minds of those people certainly will lead to a relative creative and innovative breakthrough,and confirm your conclusion of "questions reflect more than the answers" and also my remark of ; " your wisdom reflects more than the administered questionnaires."28/01/2017 #34 Ali Anani#33 I am so glad that you find the buzz relevant dear @Sara Jacobovici. Your comment counts heavily because and as usual you understood me very well. Yes, I do agree with you in that collecting ideas just for the sake of it serves no real purpose. If the purpose of asking is defined well, then we may be able to construct the right questions. I appreciate your kind words and these words make my writing journey purposeful. I need assurances that what I write adds some value and I am glad this buzz did no matter by what margin.28/01/2017 #33 Sara JacoboviciIronic that the system measures your buzz as a 1 minute read @Ali Anani. Not only did your buzz make me reread a few phrases like, "I would even dare to say that some questions increase the fog in front of us and we even become less understanding of what motivates people and how they make choices", but reading the comments and your replies kept my interest for much longer! It's great to see you moving from Flavio's buzz that asks existential type questions to focusing on human behavior and especially motivation. Both types are just as complex. There is a real reason why the Socratic method of learning through questions is so valuable. Questions reflect more than the answers. And that is why I feel, returning to your engaging perspective of surveys, that it may not be the questions that increase the fog but the choice of the questions and how they are administered. The success of your surveys reinforces that for me; you were thoughtful about the questions, how to word and construct rather than just ask questions to produce an answer for purposes of collecting data. There is an art to asking questions and your buzz demonstrates that.28/01/2017 #32 Ali AnaniYou said so beautifully @Mohammed Sultan that I have nothing to add. I mean "."In effect,research and planning are made to fill the gap between a perfect formal knowledge and the need to act in state of imperfect knowledge,away from depending on our past held beliefs". Even when we think we know, soon we realize there remains so much more to know.28/01/2017 #31 Mohammed SultanResearch ,in general, is not and can't be,a precise measuring instruments ,despite its scientific base.In addition,surveys underestimate the complexity of human behavior and attitude.But,the merit of research lies in its ability to keep org and researchers in close contact with people.The human approach is what's matter in research.Research,more than any other org discipline,is concerned with the thoughts,feeling and attitudes which influence people perceptions ,behavior and response which they may be un aware of or an able to articulate.What's also unique about research is; its association with strategic planning.Formal research studies is the proper alternative of the past held belief that makes organizations captives of the past.I have repeated in many of my previous comments and still this statement on the role of research "It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily of scientific nature,not only that ;possibly the phenomenon of humanity will never be susceptible to the kind of dominating prestige of social science."In effect,research and planning are made to fill the gap between a perfect formal knowledge and the need to act in state of imperfect knowledge,away from depending on our past held beliefs.28/01/2017 #30 Ali Anani#29 This is truly a wonderful comment dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I love it because it reflects forward thinking "I don't want to fight with people who are still experiencing the past and have no inkling that the future is what is seeded in their present". I love the restaurant example. It shall reside in my memory.28/01/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMarketing like everything else is evolving. A relative from in-laws in Leicester has a catering business where he too offers free dishes and actually does ask people to select three dishes. I consider him, like you to be more evolved on the evolutionary tree. He is beating is competitors hands down - so this kind of evolved thinking is beginning to reveal itself.
Even if one could explain this as process, if we have not learned to see this way - we will continue in the old way. I don't want to fight with people who are still experiencing the past and have no inkling that the future is what is seeded in their present.28/01/2017 #28 Ali Anani#27 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- thank you so much for your comprehensive comment and highlighting what to do and not to do in an interview. Interviewers with high EI avoid embarrassing interviewees. Your comment is truly a guide to good interviews. This is a topic of its own. I salute you for sharing your vivid experience in this regard. My buzz focused on asking revealing questions whether in print or face-to-face encounters. No matter what how good the interviewers are or healthy the environment still asking the right questions is a necessity. I do appreciate your elaboration.28/01/2017 #27 Mohammed SultanDear @Ali Anani PhD.Interviewers have to be trained not only for his role in asking questions but also on how to put the interviewee at ease to build trust and express his views freely.To gain the interviewee cooperation the interviewers are generally encouraged to use their own words ;the words that often printed on the questionnaire.Even any tiny changes in wording can affect the interviewee perception.If an interviewee seems to have misunderstood or misinterpreted a question the interviewer should not try to explain it in different words or guide the interviewee to specific answer.Also,it's often difficult to keep the interviewee to the point .If for any reason the interviewee starts to answer one question by giving information that's asked for in a later question the interviewer should politely stop him,explaining that the point is going to be covered later.If the interviewee wishes to go back to a previous question to change or add to his answer ,the interviewer should take a note without changing the sequence of the questions.To add informality to the interview by using link phrases,it's important that these phrases have no bearing on the answers given and thus can't bias the results.Interviewers should also be trained on how to avoid any bias resulting from the interviewee faulty memory or distraction or embarrassment about sensitive issues and also be trained on probing their questions particularly when the interviewee use ambiguous words.28/01/2017 #26 Ali Anani#25 First, I thank you heartedly dear friend @David Navarro López for sharing your personal story. I think this story is a buzz on its own because it is a perfect example of how the environment and circumstances change the emphasis. Your response differed because the passion in your answer to your mother differed from the passion to the company's owner.Variable circumstances require variant responses. All of them were true, but the priority changed.
However; if you had three interviews for three different companies may be then your response would not have changed that much. My last point is that the question influences our responses. If the question was phrased differently then you would have answered it differently. This is what I tried to highlight in this buzz.28/01/2017 #25 AnonymousOnce again, a very challenging post, my admired friend. Would like to bring some sand grains to it.
I have been in many interviews, on both sides of the table. How the questions are done is certainly a big issue to consider. But in my opinion there are other components can not be ignored, like the environment or circumstances, the momentum, and the feelings between the two parties.
On my most recent job interview, I was asked by the owner of the company why I wanted to work for his company. Answer was, because I wanted to work for a company that makes great machines, which is my passion. My mom set the same question, and my answer was, because it is a german company, so I will have a safe work within a country that gives great social benefits. To my friends, the answer was that I was tired of wasting my talent in a job/country where it was no longer possible to grow as a professional. To my daughter and sister, because I thought it was the time to make a big change in my life, challenging myself to continue my personal growth, now that my family responsibilities had changed.
All the answers are true. The question was the same in all cases.27/01/2017 #20 Ali Anani#19 Obivously you have a deep understanding of surveys dear @Mohammed Sultan. Your comment is superb and highlights the role of surveys n completing a feasibility study. I agree fully with you.
Unfortunately, many times the survey asks questions with the wrong wordings and style. They provide answers, but not to the need of the feasibility. It is a repeating problem because when we do surveys we ask questions that either affect the position of the interviewees or their behavioral direction and motivation. We can't know precisely the position and direction simultaneously and we end up confusing ourselves.
You must have a reason to mention the 65%. I don't have the statistics, but it seems a valid one. Again, I thank you my friend for writing such a comprehensive comment.27/01/2017 #19 Mohammed SultanQuestionnaire design is the context of the questions asked.Questionnaires come in many varieties.We regularly resort to ask questions or depend on surveys to fill any gap in our knowledge resulting from secondary sources.We sometimes conduct qual research or focus groups to add insights to the numerical data obtained from quant.surveys.The type of questions asked depend on the nature of the study which differs according to its purpose; whether it's on the basic attitudes and behaviors of the interviewees or concerned with the "context"in which the research is conducted(ie.trade vs consumer,retail vs non-retail).
They also differ according the application or the purpose whether it's on ad targeting and segmentation,NPD,pricing,image ,motivation or employee motivation and satisfaction surveys.
Questionnaires come also in many shapes and sizes ,from postcards to be filled in by interviewees to multi-page documents to be filled in by the interviewer.
A good questionnaire and the question asked have to be designed to suit the study objectives and the nature of the interviewee.
As long as food is always concerned,to give marketing justifications for opening a new restaurant,the proposal should be the document on which the researcher should determine the objectives and the methodology of the study.For the requirements of any feasibility study the proposal should include three waves ;Desk Research ,Trade Research and Consumer Surveys(qual then quant).Surveys are always conducted to fill any gaps resulting from the Desk Research.Based on the findings of these three types of researches( 65 % of the feasibility)the researcher will be in a position to give a decision of whether( to- go or not- to -go) with the project.As for the types of questions asked and which is suitable for which context it can be discussed according to the development of the discussion,if there's a necessity.Thank you dear @Ali Anani PhD.for your insightful post.
- Producer25/01/2017Why Low Wage Workers MatterAs someone who helps people in my community find jobs, I know what challenges many job seekers face. I know what frustrations they go through, as they share their personal stories with me every day. One challenge is the public scrutiny that minimum...
Comments28/01/2017 #49 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzI think also Preston you have to look at - is that the cost of goods and services will ALWAYS go up. In fact they have, and minimum wage has not changed in 12 years. I am not comfortable with knowing people who are personally working 40+ hour weeks and still can't pay for basic necessities. #3627/01/2017 #48 Harvey Lloyd#46 I understand the issues and why folks wish to address this single component. But we have performance issues of those have put a lot of time and effort into their career and those who have put less; the economic model that is already established. Its a system. Like reaching into an operating motor and making a change, and hoping everything keeps working. We do need to address the issue though. Just not in a micro manner. We have to face the macro issues and work towards the micro.27/01/2017 #44 Harvey Lloyd#26 Some employers do have the opportunity to expand employee pay. My point was more in the area that a business is a engaged financial entity that serves many masters. The consumer being the final arbiter. With this in mind we cant tinker with one piece without cause and effect on others.
The ultimate piece is the pay for performance model. Socially we recognize the various performers and can accept them socially. Work is different. At work we want to be compensated based on a nebulous value system we bring to the job. Education, tenure and maybe inspired success by an employee requires due consideration of compensation over someone else.
Although the system needs some upgrading it will have to be done at a higher level than minimum wage.27/01/2017 #43 Devesh Bhatt#42 it is more than that. It is an indirect admission that the market isn't fair and people can't survive on their own even if they are taught how to fish.
And this model is followed here too, the charities can really deliver if they have intent, rather public funding just disappears.
Now fair market can also be twisted to fair pricing etc etc, but it is much simpler. People must have buyer access, that's it. But they don't , one must ask, how can a self employed compete fairly , higher cost of living always benefits those with low margin appetite, I.e. mass producers . So the vicious cycle is being artificially sustained.
When people get fed-up, another vicious cycle of a farce free market will be sustained, where again the poor will suffer.
This requires a keen understanding of market and the law, otherwise the rehash would also be a vicious cycle.27/01/2017 #39 Brian McKenzie#35 Most workers wont come overseas - they don't have the languages, certifications, direct transfer skills and freedom to move abroad. I work abroad - because that is where the money went. Supply v Demand. America needs a grand dose of self reliance and independence - we should never expect a central planned rescue plan - especially from well monied cronies that are all self-vested in lining their own pockets.26/01/2017 #38 Craig BohnThe law of supply and demand can NOT simply negated by a Sanctuary City, or as you suggest a Sanctuary Country. It is unrelenting. That's why socialism and communism do not work. Wages are not going up because we have both an excess supply of workers and a shortage of jobs. Government has made it too difficult for individuals to create businesses to employ these people. Our politicians, working out of greedy self-interest, make more problems then they solve. Student loan debt has gone up because government has made grants and Loans too easy to obtain, inducing colleges to raise tuition. Finally, our coddling society told people to study what they like, rather than something where they can earn a living.26/01/2017 #36 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Article. Every time minimal wage goes up, cost of living increases and sometimes at a higher percentage putting the very people who wanted the increase worse off then they were before. The solution is not to just increase the amount one is getting from their employment income, yet teach the mass that that are able capable of multiple streams of income through creating assets. Since cost of living is increasing, people also can fight their urge to live with the trend of society and thus lower their expenses.26/01/2017 #33 Mike RanaMaybe a cultural change: Just because colleges are using fancy marketing to get people in the door, doesn't mean people need to take the bait.
What's the market for manufacturing? With a large percentage of jobs being outsourced to China and other nations, what's the incentive to be in manufacturing?
Secret shoppers can't be done by robots - it relies on people to pose as customers to test policies. I would actually do that job freelance if I could figure out how to do it professionally and discretely.
Malls overall are a dying concept thanks to online shopping. That's just a symptom of the world around us. Same thing happened to one-hour photo, payphones, landlines, and other business concepts that have be replaced by a more modern innovation. Yes, it displaced people when the store closed, but surely, there are other talents those people could offer a potential employer.26/01/2017 #32 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzActually robots can do sales and they already are - and this is one of the industries identified as such as well as secret shoppers. Why do you think Macy's is closing so many stores, leaving people without jobs? Because, they get more business with their online store. We are going to see a continuing pull to struggling retailers closing and/or remaining solely online.
And yes, I could come up with a proposal - but I would want more time to prepare a proposal that is based on what NEW jobs could be created and more of a collaboration of the top minds in the employment industry. And yes, some of the jobs you listed cannot be done by a machine - however many rely on sending people to trade schools instead of colleges, which the nation has trended away from the past 20+ years, which is why there is a lack of skilled workers across the country. And with one child that is 20 and in college and the other who is 10 years old in 5th grade, I can attest that schools are heavily pushing the path to college as the best way to a career. This is why there are hundreds of manufacturing jobs with no one to fill them - even our local college is giving FREE welder training and barely anyone is taking advantage of it. #3126/01/2017 #31 Mike RanaFirst paragraph: Are candidates being matched up with employers who can use their skills? Why do candidates in Philadelphia lack those skills - are they not trained appropriately? Are the classes not offered anymore?
Okay, you have two two small businesses. I agree with actually getting rid of payroll taxes and incentivizing employers.
Jobs of the future and this relates to your "not up to me to come up with a proposal": I figure if you see a problem, you might be open to coming up with a solution. Jobs that a robot cannot do: Sales, secret shopping, nurses and doctors, mentor/mentee relationships, therapists/counselors, job and career counselors, IT people (who else is going to manage the server rooms that BeBee sits on?), security guards, police officers, EMTs, high-ranking officials in companies, auditors, scientists, government compliance officers, plumbers, mason workers, steamfitters (any anyone else in that industry), and lawyers are all among jobs that you can't outsource to a machine. #3026/01/2017 #30 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzReasons not hired: lack of skills, too much experience, too old, employer with poor hiring skills to recognize valuable potential, not the right skills, the list could go on. Employers aren't offering OJT because they don't take the time or money to invest to. In the Philadelphia region there are hundreds of manufacturing jobs that employers can't hire for because the pool of candidates lack the skills. Employers won't put the money out or invest time in training a potential employee for a position that they need filled with a skilled worker right away.
I have two small businesses and I know all too well what raising the minimum wage means for them. The payroll taxes need to be lowered and tax incentives given to hire people.
As far as jobs of the future - here are just some of the jobs that will be taken: Transportation, Sales, Data entry, Telemarketers, Administration, Manufacturing, Finance & Banking, Farming.....
Not up to me to come up with a proposal for new jobs - the emphasis has to be on studies of what types of jobs can robots NOT do. And that needs to be a collaborative effort. #2926/01/2017 #29 Mike Rana"And yes, they do apply for better positions and are turned down for a mired of reasons. And employers are not offering on the job training to get some of these people to be able to move out of these low paying jobs "
What are those reasons? Why aren't employers offering the OTJ training?
As far as "not training for jobs for the future," do we know as a nation what jobs are NEEDED for the future? Give me five job types that you would like to see training for, and your proposal to make it happen.
As I pointed out with my Seattle example, the only business-sense of a raise in the minimum wage is to pass it on the consumer, or close down. Small business cannot compete effectively in a such a tight market; they're not designed to pay a high minimum. As a business grows into a larger chain, they make more money, have more assets to work with, thereby, they can hire the people to figure it out.26/01/2017 #28 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz#23 @Brian McKenzie - they have already raised prices on everything to consumers and continue to do so without raising the minimum wage for 12 years. And consumers keep buying. Are we supposed to stand by and let the poverty line grow? What will happen to our economy when so many are without the basics? As I said to Mike - automation is projected to wipe out 40% of U.S jobs in the next 10 years. And we are not training for jobs of the future. We are still training for the jobs that automation is going to take away - but that's another post. :-)26/01/2017 #26 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz#19 I understand what your point is Harvey, but automation is already here and is projected to steal 40% of American jobs in the next 10 years. And we are still training for jobs of today - not jobs that will exist tomorrow. There is a HUGE disconnect. If I took at look at our current government, I think it's safe to say that - no change is coming to the current system. Employers can change this by recognizing this is not a livable wage and people are not meant to be on if for years.26/01/2017 #25 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz@Mike Rana - I think that your question is assuming that people are content. I can assure you with the hundreds of people I interact with each month - that they are not. We are talking MILLIONS of people on minimum wage. Yes, some do have mentors - but, many people who are ignorant to only think of themselves and look down upon them - do not care to help. Instead they just say some of the things I quoted above which were taken from direct posts on social media. My post was about the HUGE misconception that low wage workers are not smart, lack education and are less important than the rest of us. And yes, they do apply for better positions and are turned down for a mired of reasons. And employers are not offering on the job training to get some of these people to be able to move out of these low paying jobs - but as I indicated take at look at the BLS chart - 57% are 35 and over. We are not retraining people and these people can also not afford to go to college if they have no means to do so.
I appreciate your story of Seattle and their struggles after raising the minimum wage. It's time to think about other people and their struggles. It's time America really does take care of their own. We need to care about the HUGE wage gap and the decency to show compassion and understanding. If the group of people on minimum wage gets any bigger, with no income level to go out and purchase basic things like food and clothing, much less a car or house, you're going to see a bigger stress on our economy.
I mentioned the Finland experiment as CityVP pointed it out to me and I think it's amazing that they are strong enough to support such a program.
#2126/01/2017 #24 Brian McKenzieAnd full disclosure - I have a Masters Degree, a career in the military, 15 years experience in Insurance, 10 in Corporate sales and speak a foreign language - the US Employment market values me at 6 seconds of consideration - if that; It is why I am overseas. Opportunity is mobile - Talent is Global - you are not a tree. Go where you are valued - not marginalized.26/01/2017 #23 Brian McKenzieThere are several courses in economics, history, business, technology and labor that I could recommend that show raising the wage - only raises the price to consumers, thus lowering overall consumption, business ROI and of course the cost burden of actually carrying an employee on staff payroll. The Fight for 15 in Seattle is well referenced and has lead to a coming wave of automation / kiosk vendor spots that will not recede once they are on line. One only need look at the Self Check at Wal-Mart if you have any doubts..... and that will cascade throughout the economy. Human Resources has made people 'widgets' - technology will make those widgets quickly obsolete.26/01/2017 #22 Phil FriedmanTerrific post, Jennifer, well reasoned and well backed up. It's important to recognize that all work is is of value and all gainful employment honorable. And as such, should be recompensed at the level of at least a living wage. That will simply not happen if the market is left to its own devices. So, a caring and enlightened society will regulate the situation with a minimum wage requirement. I personally do not want to be able to keep the price of a fast-food hamburger low on the backs of a servers and other fast food workers. It's time for our society to man up and start caring about those at all rings of the economic ladder. Thank you for speaking out so eloquently on this.
- 18/01/2017Did The Executive Coaching Industry Fail?www.linkedin.com The dose makes the poison Currently, terms like authenticity, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, empathy and vulnerability are trending. We want...
- Producer13/01/2017Resumes are Useless (Almost)Strange words coming from a professional resume writer, but that's a slightly less profane rephrasing of a 2012 article in TechCrunch that promotes HireArt's method of recruiting. Recruiters are all familiar with HireArt, and I, for one, wonder why...
Comments30/01/2017 #20 Mohammed Sultan@Lynda Spiegel. Resumes are almost documents of the past.They present the candidate's past core skills ,past education and past experiences.Normally,resumes can't demonstrate the level of intelligence,enthusiasm and the passion of the candidates ,between brackets the candidates future core interests.Today,its
a realistic idea that you can energize your career strategy by considering the concept of personal branding.The concept is founded on the idea of positioning your core interests and the output of your past core skills.Unlike presenting your past ,positioning means telling your story from the employer's point of view.Giving that every employer has different need your resume should also differ to reflect their need.Here,the candidate should think of two things;first,how the new role can be conceived for the future and in different boundaries;Second, think of how to enhance your worthiness as a creator of opportunities rather than solving problems.30/01/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSince I lean predominantly on referrals, resumes can become merely a legal obligation. A good example of that was when many decades ago I was be lined up for a marketing role - and I was told that I had to wait for the job ad to come out and I simply had to go through the motions of an interview. (Yes I know, terrible isn't it).
The way HR is presented is often not a reflection of how things sometimes actually play out in the world of HR, (and to the married VP who had an affair with his HR partner I am not talking about you - I will keep that always hush, hush, trust me I have your back) and having experienced other equally incredulous things (often to my advantage - so I am not complaining), that is why now (when it comes to chatter like "personal brand")I have these major eye-rolling moments. A good resume writer is one of the shortcuts to the road less traveled which is ironic as the term "the hidden job market". My favourite eye-rolling HR thing at the moment is the ATS.
Whether it is resumes or RFP's even beyond the automated human remains (sorry ...HR) systems, the number of times that resumes and RFP's got filed in the round filing system is something I choose not to declare because in resume and RFP terms I invoke the 5th (even though I am not an American). If I were to need a resume I certainly will outsource that - money in the bank as I say, money in the bank :-)30/01/2017 #17 Javier 🐝 beBee@Lynda Spiegel a great buzz ! "The most successful job candidates, are “inventors and solution-finders,” ... who understand that many employers today don’t care about your résumé, degree or how you got your knowledge, but only what you can do and what you can continuously reinvent yourself to do."14/01/2017 #11 Lynda Spiegel#5 if that's possible, Mike, sure. But I'm not convinced that AI will ever overtake human intuition. Some of the best hires I've ever made have been outliers who would have never made it through ATS because they didn't match the job requirements at all - they just struck me as being interested and capable of learning.14/01/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht@Lynda Spiegel I think everything is and everyone is now at maximum potential by taking as a given that its all a "sharing economy" now --also; we should make sure not to use anachronisms (such as "pre-agricultural barter system" rather than "Internet of Things Based Sharing Economy Human Interface Protocol" (ITBSEHIP)13/01/2017 #4 Lynda Spiegel#1 I think what you've always been told is bad advice! Every person has a value proposition; the question is for which employer? When a candidate is authentic, he or she may not have as many opportunities, but the ones that match the value proposition are the right ones to target.13/01/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsTwo statements jump out at me Lynda:
1. "This means that you cannot and should not tailor your resume to fit a specific job opening, but instead that you be very clear about what your value proposition is" I've been told this so much it's frustrating. Plus there is this little caveat: The Internet. If you have your resume out there anywhere; BAM, you're busted! My diversity is usually my selling point. Some employers want someone who will think outside the industry box.
"we exhorted employers to look beyond credentials and instead focus on what a candidate had actually accomplished."
Not only credentials but THINK about how one skill would be so easily transferable and add real value to the job, but also what isn't what they want. This is one reason I think Key Words are the worse thing to ever to hit the search process. Not only when they are missing but when they are misinterpreted. Example: I'm not a Qlikview developer, no where on my resume does it say I developed software or an application; just that I took a developer course so I could Project Manage an application development. I get dozens of "job opportunities" a week for recruiters looking for a Qlikview developer. They are few and far between and I ain't one of them :o)13/01/2017 #2 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSThanks for sharing, @David B. Grinberg and @John White, MBA. If you hadn't, I would've. This is spot-on advice from real-world experience.
I love HireArt's method! I tell candidates to go into an interview and DO THE JOB.
(It may be a bit easier when your title is Business Analyst so I'm inclined to start asking about requirements and giving solutions for, ahem, the job! ;)
Do it as soon as you can - in a letter, résumé or interview. That's where networking, word of mouth and personal brand come in too.
This can show your value, skill and interest/enthusiasm. If it's not a job you'd want you won't have much passion for it. Believe me, that comes across. I trained young guys out of college and you can tell they'd rather be anywhere else. Do that in an interview, and you're out!
Randomly tailoring your résumé for each job waters down your value and will not pass the ATS, as it is looking for consistent keywords.
Thanks for sharing that hard lesson, @Lynda Spiegel! Again, GREAT post.
- Producer05/01/2017Create the World You Want“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” Sir John LubbockJohn Lubbock was born in 1834 and raised in the London Borough of Bromley. When John was 8 years old, his father came home with big news. Little Johnny thought that maybe it would be...
Comments05/01/2017 #5 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#2 It has been working for me during many years @Sarah Elkins. 30 years ago I had the lucky opportunity to attend a Silva Mind Control Course, here in Madrid. And one of the most important aspects in Silva Method are visualizations.
And it still works for little things, like for example finding a place to park in the center of the city o finding the way to go somewhere. And probably it works at this little level because I truly and deeply believe it is possible. The main point is what you say in your first comment about "truly believe it's possible, and ignore those internal messages that tell you it's not". And sometimes those internal messages are so internal that we don't even realize they are there.
Our subconsciousness has his own life...
Great Producer @Melissa Hughes!!05/01/2017 #1 Sarah ElkinsI've been using this technique for years, and I'm on the fence about its effectiveness, @Melissa Hughes. I think in order to implement this technique, you have to truly believe it's possible, and ignore those internal messages that tell you it's not. How many of us can truly quiet those questions about our competence and value? Is the ability to visualize and make things happen common? I don't think so. Can it be taught? That's the question.
What about you and your readers; those of us who are not superstar Hollywood icons, Olympic champions, and Nobel award winners, does this work for you?
- Producer26/12/2016Killing time around ChristmasTime is all we have"Time is a game played beautifully by children." Heraclitus German author Erich Kastner said: Remember the 5th commandment, don´t kill your time.Wait, that doesn't sound right. It should say: "Thou shalt not kill". Is this...
Comments06/01/2017 #69 jesse kaellisI was just thinking about something. I read a book once, or several of these books, these "Michael" books so named after the last name of an entity comprising many incarnated souls on the causal plane. You don't have to believe this but it is intricate and fascinating just the same, and it rang true to me. I mean this entity was channeled by certain mediums.
But here's the thing, the Michael entity says this, "Nothing is wasted. Nothing CAN be wasted."29/12/2016 #67 jesse kaellis#60
The comment about my health was in response to somebody on here who asked me about it. It was written to Sara, and I mention her name in my post.
You are not supposed to remember your past lives if indeed there are a chain of lives. I don't have a codified vision or belief about God or reincarnation. But I do entertain the thought. I don't have any stake in what you know, think you know or believe. If you're not buying, that's good, because I'm not selling. Maybe I need to delete every comment I posted on here. I'm not looking for sympathy from you. I don't know you and besides -- I don't need it.28/12/2016 #47 jesse kaellisIf we live multiple lives, Aurorasa, then a single resting life is not a waste. If the average span of reincarnated lives are100 lives then one "resting" life would not be a waste. And you would still have experienced life.
If you believe in that. I do believe in reincarnation. I lived my life with a remarkable intensity because I am mentally ill and that comes with the territory -- the intensity. I've been taking psych meds for over twenty years now. I'm bipolar and before I got help with the medication, I self-medicated with narcotics and alcohol. When I was using meth I felt like I was doing everything double time. I was in the now but sooner or later that stuff will destroy you physically and mentally. I was strung out for about nine months.28/12/2016 #46 jesse kaellis#27
I fell inside my trailer. I was trying to hang up a heavy jacket, and the hangers are high in my closets. I didn't fall hard; I fell on my ass and -- but I felt increased pain. I didn't tell anyone until Boxing Day when I was at my sister's for dinner. I thought that everyone would be mad at me. There is nothing I can do about it. I can't have another surgery.
I told them, and I started crying. But now the pain is abating somewhat, and I think I got away with it. Thanks, Sara, for your concern.
Aurorasa Sima: I understand that it may be in bad taste to ride your coattails by posting my fragment here. Just the same, I do have ideas about time, the nature of time.
Thank you for your excellent article and thank you for the opening.28/12/2016 #45 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Read. Holiday Season is also a great time for marketing. A such higher percentage of people are "Killing Time" and just playing on their phone. This is the perfect time to write content, share some links, or do whatever you need to get yourself in front of those just browsing the web while sitting at home.28/12/2016 #44 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI love what you say about waiting to do things and putting them off for the future. This is an excuse we all have and This buzz is an excellent way of telling everyone to wake up and live in the Now.
Thank you for the wake up call and here to a fantastic holiday 🤗🤗🤗28/12/2016 #42 Lada 🏡 Prkic#35 I like how your mind works, Aurorasa, This is best shown in your commentaries, which I enjoy reading. You gave an interesting example of a woman who hated to clean the windows and she has put all the energy into not cleaning instead of simply doing the task. Many things we hate to do, but we have to. Or, perhaps, we do not have to?
One of my colleagues doesn’t bother herself with cleaning. She decided not to spend much time on something she considers irrelevant, and she cleans the house from time to time. Instead of spending time on cleaning, she has time to attend many events in the city. Her choice for not doing the housework is right for her but isn't for someone else.
But I started to think that it is nothing wrong with her, she simply doesn't want to spend time on things she doesn't enjoy. Maybe we should all start to listen ourselves and identify the things that we don't want to do. Of course, there are things in my life that just need to be done. But there are also some things I had deliberately put off because I didn’t manage to cope with them at that time, although my family thought they had to be carried out without delay. And several times it has been proven that putting those things off was a really good choice.
Maybe it’s a little bit off topic. Just saying. :)28/12/2016 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#28 It was quite the time then. I was working fulltime with 2 young children. Had a ton of obligations and had to live by a strict schedule. I did the same while my kids grew up. My daughter makes fun of me now because I washed my floors almost daily and now.... well I don't. I'm finally realized my real friends don't come to visit because I have a clean house (although I try lol), they come to see me. By the way, guess who is OCD about her floors... my daughter, oops, not a great trait I passed on. It's funny as we grow older that we can see ourselves in our children and then we try to help them to understand, to just take time and smell the flowers when we probably weren't doing that as they grew up. Yes, I appreciated so many aspects of their childhood but I was so focused on doing what was 'right or best,' I think I lost focus at times. Time is fine balancing act. The church is beautiful!28/12/2016 #32 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#22 Hey I shared that link with Stephane Fenner recently whilst he was sharing another of his cool 'time-pieces' :) One of my all-time favs that song ;) Well dear Aura, i tried to fit my life into doggerel and rhyme for that's how i keep time :) I had responded once to a post on beBee, mentioning the correlation between breath and aging, breath and life, breath and time. Rabbits breathe rapid, breed quick and live short. The tortoise on the other hand, breathes slow while it enjoys both water and land! The hibernating bear is a master at changing gear, to suit the season that keeps both rhyme and reason. And so on. I had a hectic November end and December...lot of travel, so I was seen a lot elsewhere ;) Still catching up on honey, honey! Or Ma'am if you please! The mother Goddess Kali in Hinduism signifies Time (kala=time). Her fearsome visage is symbolic of Time, the great leveller...of ego, pride and evil. Her garland of skulls hints at human mortality repeated over many births on the garland of Time and Eternity that she wears. The symbolicism goes deeper into the concept of Shakti and rise of consciousness along the chakras but that is another story altogether...and I need to save my breath!28/12/2016 #25 Ken BoddieYou make some excellent points, Aurorasa. Time, of course goes on at the same pace, with or without us, and in spite of us. We can't manage time, but we can manage our tasks and we can manage procrastination. Perhaps you might enjoy this lighthearted time post I write back in June? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/your-wake-up-call-sir
We would all benefit from remembering to get on with the task in hand "like there's no tomorrow"
BECAUSE SOME DAY WE'LL BE RIGHT! 😊
- 27/11/2016"you make decisions in a PASSIONATE state"
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- Producer23/11/2016The WaitSo you sit and you tell yourself it's gonna be alright. You will get past this phase. It's a trying time in our life and we need to wait it out. You tell yourself that you are strong and this cloud of testing will soon fade away and there will be...
Comments04/01/2017 #44 Dean OwenI keep missing your articles! (Hurry beBee team, we need the sting function!) Definite difference between a wait and a pause. I do like to take my pauses once in a while (like taking a year off when I was 30, and then again when I was 40), but I hate waiting for life to happen. I don't have to wait long for your next article fortunately as I spotted it in my feed just now. See you there!14/12/2016 #43 🐝 Fatima Williams#42 This great experience that you share with us Preston about being in the Wait phase and not taking any action is a lesson you learnt and then you adapt yourself to intiate the action needed. We need to move before its too late. We need to act.
I love this phrase, "You need to Build your Plane while your Learning to Fly it.” Building our Dream or achieving our Vision can have better results if we are in consistent action.
I believe we need to be the drivers of our own car(Life) we don't want to be in the backseat and Wait cause we don't know to drive or end up in the wrong destination as the driver does not know what we want. Rather we learn and act and achieve.
Thanks for the lovely contribution Preston. Enjoyed your comment thoroughly 😊14/12/2016 #42 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI like your article. You have some great points. I totally agree with finding ourselves to move forward, yet from experience I prefer the NOW. I once heard the phrase, "You need to Build your Plane while your Learning to Fly it.” Building our Dream or achieving our Vision can have better results if we are in consistent action.
Even if at the beginning, they do not create any results and seem futile, our actions are still habit forming. “It feels like you’re jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the on the way down.” I am a very analytical person, so I use to wait and try to plan every detail, and keep studying whatever I was doing. During this time, I never took action. It always delayed my goals. It was like me wanting to lose 15 pounds, but first studying every book, audio, and workout video. After all that knowledge was absorbed, I then realized that I never changed my diet, or began exercising.27/11/2016 #40 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#39 If we are what we eat, we are also what we think and in this regard there is plenty of suggestions on how to get unstuck. The 7 things to remember when stuck by Allison Fallon serves as an example of the mental shifts available :
7 Things to Remember When You're Feeling Stuck
http://allisonfallon.com/stuck/27/11/2016 #39 🐝 Fatima Williams#38 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit It's an inevitable truth waiting is a part of our life.
But I feel sometimes we get stuck in our cocoons afraid to fly and spread our beautiful wings.
I remember a story of how an impatient person who saw a butterfly struggling to come out of the cocoon tried helping it and that eventually lead to the death of the butterfly.
This waiting phase in the cocoon is sometimes required to collect the strength as you said that required to break out and fly.
Transformation is the fruit of waiting but lets not wait too much. 🤗🤗🤗🤗27/11/2016 #38 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#37 I welcome moments of life which are a cocoon. In modern culture we treat cocoon as a euphemism for prison, but it is not that, the caterpillar is not a prisoner of the cocoon, but a transformation in waiting and we are not butterflies, we are are more than a transformation that is no bigger than our thumb.
Let me take the song by Milky Chance called "Cocoon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ernVvrYH9vg so while his main lyric is "so lets go back to our cocoon" the context is still escape and not transformation. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/milkychance/cocoon.html If we identify with this song, we identify with escape and pain rather than transformation and privacy.
I do not offer this as a perspective to a single a person because my own cocoons are a source of personal liberation. I am not afraid of melancholy or sadness, for when grief comes I will participate in the process of grief, but when freedom comes, I can place that in a cocoon too - for that is a different kind of waiting. The best privacy is to close my eyes or enjoy time at home.
Whether it is waiting such as Van Morrison "Days Like This" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UUWkr4FUlo or I have to do what it is I must do for this thing called our work life and I can't open up my mind to you - there is something gestating in the waiting, there is something fermenting in the waiting, there is something good changing in the waiting. Waiting is a part of life.26/11/2016 #36 Deb🐝 LangeDear @ Fatima I resonate with the wait and the move. I wrote a buzz last week which was well received. I said there is a part 2. I know I have been putting off part 2 as I feel some pressure in myself to have it as well received as part 1, but maybe it won't be. --and maybe it will. I know incubation time is useful but I sense I wait a little too long and need to be bolder with my action in the world. Things are never perfect and are always perfect just the way they are. And can always be updated and improved.26/11/2016 #35 Ali AnaniPart 2
I have just responded to a comment by dear @Sara Jacobovici on my linked buzz and urged her to read this buzz. I also invite @Irene Hackett, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Deb🐝 Lange, @Max🐝 J. Carterr and the two Lisas @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Lisa Vanderburg to enjoy this great buzz and to contribute to the discussions.26/11/2016 #34 Ali AnaniDear @🐝 Fatima Williams- you are a greater writer, thinker and communicator. I read your buzz comprehensively, with great interest and enjoyed the flow of your ideas your buzz. You leave me with so much to think about. I just request you to read my last buzz and the two co (Parts 1 and 2) and you shall realize what I mean.
We are working on developing a formula for movement and we need your brain. I hope your time would allow you to visit.
Your explanation of the wait time, steps how to deal with it and highlighting the Waiting Step as the critical step leave me with much to think about.
- 30/10/2016I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting. A very inspiring personality with something great to give away with every message of his !
Isaac Lidsky: What reality are you creating for yourself?
Live your lives wide open!
Your fear , Your critics Your heroes Your villians They are your excuses, your rationalisations, your shortcuts your justifications Your surrender.
They are Fictions your perceive as reality
Choose to see through them;Choose to let them go
You are the creator of your reality !
With that empowerment comes complete responsibility !Isaac Lidsky: What reality are you creating for yourself? | TED Talk | TED.comgo.ted.com Reality isn't something you perceive; it's something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us...
Comments04/01/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#19 I am in the process of revising my learning hives for the start my new learning journey. Development now fits into the Blue Hive. I originally had this Isaac Lidsky video in my Green Hive, but now have split Character and Development,
Character being a virtue will now go to the revised White Hive. The Blue Hive will remain about leadership, management and strategy, but will now be expanded to include development and growth. I will be talking about these changes in my buzz tomorrow announcing my new learning journey.23/11/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHave commented about Isaac Lidsky on the hive that linked to this @ https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/paradise-vs-parasite View moreHave commented about Isaac Lidsky on the hive that linked to this @ https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/paradise-vs-parasite Comment 3. Close01/11/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherExcellent TED Talk. Isaac touched on realities that many of us may be somewhat aware of but can push it to the back of our brains and ignore. Fear can be a motivator or an isolator. A lot to take in... I loved his description of walking towards a hill with a backpack on. Perception can be skewed.31/10/2016 #13 🐝 Fatima Williams#9 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Intervention becomes inevitable as Sara mentioned. This speech has been on my mind the whole day and Sara thoughts had added more flavour to the entire concept . @Sara Jacobovici this variation , this unique finger print is not realised in our current world. Every one thinks if one person can''t do it neither can I or if one does something why cant I ? If she doesn't wish vote why should I and so on. Even children are all forced to think like alike so is our system.
To me !
Silencing our internal critic, correcting our misconceptions and harnessing our internal strength require great determination and self-empowerment . The body-mind feedback , control-loop and self empowerment forms a triad here for reality check. This responsibility of keeping this triad alive is the biggest question to myself ! And questions are endless !31/10/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici#9 "All humans are 99.9 per cent identical and, of that tiny 0.1 per cent difference, 94 per cent of the variation is among individuals from the same populations and only six per cent between individuals from different populations." Yet we each have our own fingerprint. Intervention always matters. Predictability is, again, only a certain percentage, but that 0.1 percent makes all the difference. Keeps things interesting.31/10/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 Well, it strongly reinforces your belief that therapy has to be tailored individually. Even twins would have unique realities.
I am just really curious these days about the 'tension' between the concept that we are all utterly unique and yet we are operating the same basic equipment. Which is exactly the same conundrum as the body mind feedback & control loop. Does the point of 'intervention' matter? Or will a change in any part of the continuum resonate through an individual's entire system?
Isaac's skills as a speaker are still resonating with me!31/10/2016 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams#6 So true @Sara Jacobovici I even had myself asking the same questions. Is this reality we have created for us or were they created based on the assumptions/fear etc ? It is indeed an eye opener for me as well. We are the creators of our reality and I'm glad you were inspired.31/10/2016 #6 Sara JacoboviciThank you so much for tagging me @🐝 Fatima Williams. A most impressive and inspiring talk. On many levels it reinforced my perception but, thanks to your opportunity for me to hear this presentation, it "opened my eyes" to an important and for me, unspoken factor; if we create our realities, then the universe is made up of billions of realities. Is there "a" reality, universal in nature, to which we can compare and be able to say; see, your living a lie, in reality...? How do we know what we have created is not real, is not true? What reality are we tapping into? It's still very raw for me, this idea, so I can't yet communicate it properly but am excited at exploring this further. Thanks again Fatima.
- Producer24/09/2016A Comprehensive Guide to Staying Productive and Happy At WorkThis post was Originally Published hereStaying Productive and Happy in your job is key to feeling an immense sense of job satisfaction. We spend a whole lot of time at the places we work, which means we must be happy there to have an overall happy...
Comments08/01/2017 #5 Aleta CurryIt's a great list, Nissar.
One comment on the 'do hard things first' item. I used to always do this, but sometimes it's not the best. If the hard task is one that will take a long time, then you need to do the quick and easy 5-15 minute tasks first. That way, at the end of the day you will be seen to have at least done *something*, as opposed to having nothing to show for a day's work (even if you've been very hard at work all day).
When tasks take a comparable amount of time, then I do the unpleasant ones first. (I eat my vegetables first, to - get them out of the way so I can get to the nice bits! ;)08/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Nissar Ahamed, this is very detailed. I love the tips you left- they aren't boring and easy to achieve with the exception of sunlight... I live in the second cloudiest county in the US, no wonder people's spirits are extremely down in the winter! I guess I will add to your list, put money in your piggy bank and save enough to travel to a warm, sunny place each winter :))12/10/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Excellent, motivating and 'Quality of Life' - oriented Buzz of prime importance to all, @Nissar Ahamed! And welcome to beBee! I like, "Even if you’re getting emails that you do need to respond to, you should always have a specific time for this, and don’t check them outside of this time." Golden. Great advice especially for Youth and Vets. @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Aurorasa Sima, @Randy Keho, @Charlene Burke, @Nicole Chardenet, @Elizabeth Harris24/09/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWelcome to beBee Nissar. I welcome you also as someone who has served District 60 Toastmasters and while you are more focused on career and productivity issues, what I find interesting is your degree in Bachelor of Technology/ Engineering, Material Science - and as you also operate as a sales executive in the area of the Cloud, I can't think of a more well rounded individual that I have come across at beBee . I look forward to your future buzzes Nissar.
- Producer04/09/2016Careful Where You StepWhy do so many of us view happiness as a pursuit? Why are we always seeming to be chasing it? #thedailychalkboard may just give you some fuel for thought on the the subject. #michaelddavis...
Comments05/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Michael D. Davis: I'm looking at your Profile as I've missed many of your posts~ I think that if you add just one more image, you would be a "Producer!" Encouraging you to go to Edit at the top right - add an image then Publish - do this all in Producer Mode. Then I think your hard work will be more mainstreamed here - and please Tag me on your posts so I can be sure to get them! Awweee! I want to start over from the top! These all deserve more exposure and I'm tagging @Ben Pinto to be sure!
- Producer13/07/2016The High Cost of Winning at any CostOrganizations are tasked with winning. Winning new customers. Winning over people's loyalty. Winning customers' loyalty. Winning new investors. And, winning in so many more ways. Every person in those organizations plays a role that...
Comments13/07/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEven for those who prize their reputation, it can take years to establish one but only minutes to ruin it. The stories I read here I bring back to myself because their importance is in how they ensure my own compass is pointing True North. In a ocean of expediency, it is good to let flow a trickle of character. Each trickle creates a stream of possibility that the future is filled with the like-minded. Trust is what fills and what breaks when people betray themselves. I use the common analogy of pointing fingers, that when we point a finger at others, three fingers point back at me. That is an important Trinity for me because I don't proselytize perfection or expect others to meet an impossible level of character - what I do is recognize my own virtue, and it is not a virtue on sale, I will miss my mark but I will consider it important to keep my reset on character. Winning then becomes an outcome of that and not the goal. The habit of cutting corners is a weakness privy to all, there are no saints among us and the most vaunted when exposed, may shock our confidence - but only if that confidence is placed in the character of others. We are the owners of our own character and cutting corners includes our own deceptions. It is not the majority that will act on character, only agree that it is important. Agreeing and not being is the worst character of all for me, so this buzz motivates me, because for me this buzz is instills in me that character is physical action and not just a mental or spiritual choice.