- Producer03/12/2016Leadership 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...
Comments03/12/2016 #2 David B. GrinbergThank 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, MBA03/12/2016 #1 Max CarterI 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.
- Producer29/11/20166 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...
Comments02/12/2016 #7 Henri GalvãoAinda 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"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.30/11/2016 #5 Tifany Rodio#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.30/11/2016 #4 CityVP ManjitBetter link for Dream Big :
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/a-q-a-with-the-author-of-a-buffett-praised-book-on-3g-capital/?_r=030/11/2016 #3 CityVP ManjitI 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 moreI 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
- Producer27/11/2016Creating 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...
Comments28/11/2016 #19 CityVP ManjitWhat 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".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.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. "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.27/11/2016 #13 debasish majumderlovely 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.27/11/2016 #11 Mohammed SultanAlthough 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.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.27/11/2016 #7 AnonymousYou 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'.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.27/11/2016 #4 Sara JacoboviciGreat 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.
- Producer21/11/2016Dabrowski'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...
Comments27/11/2016 #22 CityVP ManjitThis 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".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.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!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.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.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.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.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.25/11/2016 #14 Harvey LloydThanks 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.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...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.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.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?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. :)22/11/2016 #4 Ali AnaniI 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
- Producer16/11/2016Creating 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,...
Comments29/11/2016 #22 Deb LangeThanks 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.28/11/2016 #21 CityVP ManjitThe 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
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2766138/28/11/2016 #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
https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/irissfm/peckham-experiment-henrietta-trotter-conversation-lisa-curtice27/11/2016 #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.27/11/2016 #18 CityVP ManjitThe 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.24/11/2016 #15 Deb LangeI 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. #1224/11/2016 #12 CityVP ManjitAs 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.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 2.22/11/2016 #6 Sara JacoboviciBravo @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 of21/11/2016 #3 Deb HelfrichI 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.
- 18/11/2016Ali 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.Separation Thinkingwww.slideshare.net Photo by anil...
- 12/11/2016Michaela Alexis on How Social Media can Help You Find your Dream Job | hiveBlog by beBeeblog.bebee.com We talked to Michaela Alexis to know her opinion on how social media has changed work relationships and job...
- Producer28/10/2016How 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...
Comments29/11/2016 #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.22/11/2016 #52 Ali AnaniThis 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.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.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=sYi7uEvEEmk06/11/2016 #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!06/11/2016 #37 CityVP ManjitAh! 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.
- 24/10/2016Dr 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.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...
Comments24/10/2016 #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.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.
- 27/09/2016"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.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...
- Producer07/09/2016Burn 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...
Comments07/09/2016 #11 Jennifer SchultzI 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! #607/09/2016 #10 Jennifer SchultzSteve - 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. :-) #507/09/2016 #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.07/09/2016 #8 Brian McKenzieThere 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.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?.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!07/09/2016 #4 Jennifer SchultzThanks 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.
- Producer02/10/2016Mentors 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...
Comments04/10/2016 #23 David B. Grinberg@Gert Scholtz 🐝 @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Lisa Gallagher @Larry Boyer @Pamela L. 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!03/10/2016 #21 Sarah ElkinsI 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. Grinberg03/10/2016 #18 Donna-Luisa EversleyLife 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. Grinberg03/10/2016 #17 Lisa GallagherEnjoyed 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?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.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!02/10/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia HoffmanVery 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.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.02/10/2016 #9 David B. GrinbergThanks so much for reading and commenting, @Pamela L. 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."02/10/2016 #8 Larry BoyerGreat 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.02/10/2016 #7 Pamela L. WilliamsImpressive 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.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.
- Producer24/09/2016Your 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...
Comments27/09/2016 #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.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.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.25/09/2016 #31 Aurorasa SimaWonderful 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.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...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. Close25/09/2016 #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.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.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?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.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.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.25/09/2016 #19 Katja BaderIn 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.
- Producer11/08/2016Is 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...
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go and get your life back, he did not collect any penny from me.12/08/2016 #2 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCCouldn'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.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.
- Producer23/09/2016I 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...
Comments26/09/2016 #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.24/09/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitMy 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.
- Producer13/09/2016Hive 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...
Comments14/09/2016 #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-be13/09/2016 #8 CityVP ManjitDear @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.
- Producer30/08/2016Your 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...
- Producer28/08/2016Increasing 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…? ...
Comments05/09/2016 #19 Erroll -EL- WarnerMeeting 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?.05/09/2016 #18 Larry BoyerExcellent 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.05/09/2016 #17 CityVP ManjitOne 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).05/09/2016 #16 Ken BoddieSome 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.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.02/09/2016 #11 Vincent AndrewI 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.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!
- Producer03/09/2016Elite 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...
Comments03/09/2016 #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 dinosaurs03/09/2016 #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).03/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa SimaYou´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.
- Producer27/08/2016Não 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,...
Comments28/08/2016 #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!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,27/08/2016 #3 Augusto SantosObrigado 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!27/08/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitBTW 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.27/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitDear 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
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- Producer22/08/2016Plato's 6 Rules of Leadership for Today's WorldHe is one of the most famous names in history. Greek philosopher Plato understood human nature.If you're a team leader or manager - Plato's 6 rules for leadership will help ensure that you get the job done.1. Put the "Human" back into "Human...
Comments31/08/2016 #24 Cory Galbraith#23 Thanks for your comment @debasish majumder. I won't attempt to challenge Plato on what he said, but my conclusion in relating his words to today's circumstances, is that often in business, people use buzz phrases and language they do not fully understand themselves, in an attempt to impress other people. The point here is that clear communication should be the priority, not trying to impress others.30/08/2016 #23 debasish majumdernice insight Cory Galbraith. lovely elucidation. only thing i am bit confused is the last point, where you mentioned "SPEAK TO BE UNDERSTOOD." how could we eventually conclude that poet's utterances seldom be understood by themselves? is not it a deliberate effort to undermine one's acumen and virtually foil the entire essence of your post, where sense of humility being distorted?25/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 @David B. Grinberg, you are so right: Who can argue with Plato? #7 Mentoring students is a key concept in medicine, where the medical student always seeks approval from the Attending Physician, who is held in great respect. I would also add #: Great Leaders Make Great Leaders. That is the ultimate success when the greatest university Professors produce the next ones. #11 @Tausif Mundrawala, you said it. Thank you for posting, Cory @Cory Galbraith24/08/2016 #11 Tausif MundrawalaPlato was gifted with the knowledge of two philosophers who immediately preceded him: Socrates and Aristotle. The latter was the tutor of Socrates and Plato was the student of Socrates. He grew under the tutelage of Socrates, no doubt about that, but he had his own great thinking and philosophy. All his teachings are worth paying heed. Thanks for sharing this post, Cory.24/08/2016 #9 Tausif MundrawalaPlato was gifted with the knowledge of two philosophers who immediately presided him: Socrates and Aristotle. The latter was the tutor of Socrates and Plato was the student of Socrates. He grew under the tutelage of Socrates, no doubt about that, but he had his own great thinking and philosophy. All his teachings are worth paying heed. Thanks for sharing this post, Cory.23/08/2016 #3 Erroll -EL- WarnerI will add the seventh. Don't be a Micro manager. Stop being an idol to your self.To avoid being a Micro manager educate your self. Don't flex your muscles because of your connection with the hierarchy managerial structure. You will be nothing when there is a shake-up.22/08/2016 #1 AnonymousThank you @Cory Galbraith for sharing your insightful post so short as relevant.
"Excellence" is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.
We do not act "rightly" because we are "excellent",
in fact we achieve "excellence" by acting "rightly".
....Plato ! As Your Motto !
- Producer19/08/2016Being a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActOriginally posted on my mommy blog - MommyBrief.comBeing a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActI am a Libra and according to my horoscope sign, represented by scales, I am always looking for balance. This has proven to be my personal truth. Add to that...
Comments23/08/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher@Jennifer Schultz, it sounds like you are balancing things quite well. The only other suggestion I would make- schedule time in just for you (personal time) , whether its to go see a movie with some friends, out to dinner, etc... and maybe a date night 1-2 times per month with your significant other! Great tips.19/08/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 Dear Jennifer, the first five years of any business are the most crucial because the mortality rate of business's are really high in those years. It is by the fifth year that one can recognize the business established and that only means the odds are now in our favour and reaching that milestone is quite an accomplishment. It really adds to the challenge by projecting nail-biting situations. The frame of "nail-biting" can become a self-fullfilling prophesy and this has nothing to do with the Law of Attraction, it is simply changing our focal point of what is insight and what is tale. What we forget is that an employee is not guaranteed of surviving the first five years of a 9-to-5 life but we need to get beyond that, especially if we have discerned that we are now an entrepreneur rather than a person doing a job in a one-person company. There is enough distractions without distracting ourselves more. We had a horrible year after the fall of 2008, but that is because of the economic melt-down. If one is going alone then it is good to seek out other entrepreneurs to form a mastermind group http://bit.ly/2bCPr2f which is still a way of pooling resources and opportunities. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chicceo/2013/10/21/7-reasons-to-join-a-mastermind-group/#38b0249f17ab The problem with a mastermind group is when it is not recruited well, but you are a recruiter - so recruit your masterminds well :-) Ultimately you either have a job or your have a business, only you know that.19/08/2016 #2 Jennifer Schultz@CityVP Manjit - what an amazing story of dadpreneurs working together! I wish there would have been some other moms to take the leap to entrepreneurship with me - but, alas, no one wanted to take the risk. I have been very fortunate to have made a profit in both my first two years - this year, year 3, is proving to be a challenge and true to what others have told me that years 3 & 7 can be nail bitters. :-)
#119/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitThe advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html View moreThe advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html ) and working as a triad, one of us focused on building a steady income stream and the other two on special projects - and that enabled us to set a revenue target for the year, which when it was met allowed us to pursue probono work for the remaining weeks of the year. We discovered that the time to think about the next contract is immediately when we won the current contract - that enabled us to escape the initial cycle of feast and famine cash flow cycles.
The first year which was a stub year was a nightmare, where we made lots of rookie mistakes and it was not until 1999 that we got a handle on cashflows, which finally allowed me to integrate family into the work mix. There are some basic disciplines around cashflow that once we had a handle on those, created the flexibility room to decide what choices we could make as business partners and what choice we could make as members of a family. By 2000 the older kids were moving into their teenage years and while the younger kids were still pre-school - how the home developed towards alloparenting was a critical step. It was not balance we were looking for, it was leverage of relationships. http://motherhoodinpointoffact.com/alloparenting-style/
Those early decisions set the succeeding decades up very well, up to the point where I have actually backed off from the business over the last five years, while the other two partners are still involved, and now my learning journey here is the new plan - but the biggest benefit is seeing the kids grow up and doing that in non-traditional ways. The last of our kids will graduate in 2019 and I have paralleled this learning journey here with their university journey. It is not business as usual but it is working for us. Close