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  1. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    The Leadership Shadow
    The Leadership ShadowPhoto Credit:ย http://www.insidehr.com.au/3-key-trends-in-developing-healthier-leadership/We all, at some point, find ourselves โ€œleadingโ€. A time when others have an expectation of you knowing what to do, in moving forward. ย Some garner this role...


    Harvey Lloyd
    22/11/2017 #21 Harvey Lloyd
    #20 Deep truth in those statements. Have joyous thanksgiving and thanks for your engagement and wisdom. You da man๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Randall Burns
    22/11/2017 #20 Randall Burns
    #11 You know @Harvey Lloyd the best leaders I ever crossed paths with were the ones that were adamant in stating "I'm not a good leader", Another aspect that was taught to me when I was younger was;

    "In order to be a good leader, you have to be a good follower"
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/11/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd
    #18 Ahhhh the upside down shadow. Experienced that one a lot in my youth. I was suppose to be the leader but many were older. Worked out most of the time. With a dad like you i am sure your daughter will do well.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/11/2017 #18 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you Harvey! I passed this along to my daughter who is now finding herself in a position of leadership as she is the acting CIO of a major part of the U S Military as a civilian. She has gone from "somebody doing the work to the person that has to figure out what to do." That's tough when your direct reports include high ranking officers and you're younger than them.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/11/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    #16My guess would be, bee inspired Thanks for the tip
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/11/2017 #16 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 you can find who shared when you spot your buzz on the homepage. In blur you shall find who shared and the hives in which it was shared. So guess to which hive I shared your buzz
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 Thanks for the share and your insights. Its interesting when you walk in the book store or enter a search for leadership books you find so many great wisdom leaders. But sometimes its the simple things that we don't anticipate that grab our attention.

    In the moment of leadership we can be great but if don't see the moment we can't lead. I know these things from personal experience and i sense many great leaders would agree it's the small things before they get big are where we need to be. The shadow is but one small piece of a large jigsaw puzzle of wisdom.

    Thanks again, @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    21/11/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Harvey Lloyd I enjoyed reading and learned from your post Harvey, thank you. Leadership has many elements. One is to meld and align the individual talents and proclivities of those that you lead, with the direction, goals and strategy of the business. You state it well: โ€œHelping those correlate your choices into their present need can often build a strong corporate culture.โ€ I believe it works the other way around too: Helping those correlate their choices into your needs helps build leadership and a corporate culture. Neither is always easy but are of the challenges of leadership. Thanks again for the great post.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    The latest updates here don't allow me to know who shared the post (at least i haven't figured out how to know) but thank you all for your support and comments.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 In my construction days i referred to this as my footprint. It was large and in charge. In more of a professional setting where every once and while they let me out of the neandertal exhibit.

    Some folks enjoy the shadow, i am one of those folks. If you want point you got it, just give a shout when you begin to slow down or i will be bumping into you. I am not much on the front line with customers and the outside world. I have to work at it, it doesn't come naturally.

    It's not so much protecting as it is that many folks know their risk points and their gifts. Mine are making the point look good. I can work the point well, for short periods, but its not my natural habitat.

    Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. I enjoy the thoughts and perspectives.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    #4 I almost used the word enlightenment as the light giver. But thought the word was bit over the top. The light is the basic tenants that we see as a goal or shared journey. It's a place out in front we believe to hold the truths of our success. Great question but the light is really the vision of the team, group or person.

    Thanks for the share
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    #5 Great comment, "allowed to guide" this is really the crux of the matter. A perspective where we realize our time is short in the eyes of those in our shadow. We must build trust quickly. Thanks for stopping and commenting.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #3 Great questions and sharing the vision sometimes is difficult. Helping others understand the complexities of a well thought out vision statement can be daunting. The mere engagement from a purpose of serving is usually enough. Sometimes we need a to do a little more. And as your second question indicates we need to release some who want something from the shadow they can't have.

    The concept of controlled growth offers those who experience the shadow to take point from time to time. My roll of running up to the crow's nest to take stock of progress and direction allows others to flourish in a safe environment.

    In the end our decisions as leaders sometimes are misunderstood. Allowing the person to be heard in a safe environment usually will give insight into what is needed. On like the 2x4 on the shoulder swinging around and hitting people, our shadow crosses their path and we may or may not know we hit them.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 Leadership is a complex paradigm but very rewarding. It is typically what we don't see that gets us. The shadow concept is related to a personal start up that i am engaging and attempting to better understand my rather large shadow when i lead. It's not arrogance but rather my bullishness in completing a goal.

    Thanks for your thoughts and dropping by.
    Randall Burns
    21/11/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Great Post! @Harvey Lloyd Fascinating concept that I've never thought of or heard of but it makes total sense. Recognition is the first step in dealing with something. I agree with the sentiments that leadership does indeed cast a "shadow" of sorts but it's not necessarily a bad thing, (although it can be if not treated correctly).
    A thought that comes to mind reading this is that leadership could be looked at as an umbrella, protecting those that are following.

    Very thought provoking, Well done!
    Pascal Derrien
    21/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Understanding sharing and explaining requires a form of courage especially when the shadow is confronted with/to adversity, enforcing ignoring applying is easy in the end a leader does not lead, he has been allowed to guide but if the direction is ill fated the followers will withdraw their support and this may take various counter productive forms or scenarios including passive ''mutiny'' ''sabotage'' ''enemy alliance'' , leading is a lonely place where nothing is guaranteed from one day to another, a leader has to be prepared for a lone ride...... my two pragmatic cents :-)
    Debasish Majumder
    21/11/2017 #4 Debasish Majumder
    i wonder about the light which enable to produce shadow @Harvey Lloyd! it is the light which entice leaders, making them oblivious about shadows which they are inevitably producing. however, nice insight! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/11/2017 #3 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "This shadow isnโ€™t something we create, but because we are moving towards the light in front of us, natural shadow appears". This quote from the buzz by @Harvey Lloyd reflects its quality.
    Haevey- I wrote a presentation on Complexity Shadoow. Your buzz here adds toons of wisdom to what I wrote.
    I wonder from your own and rich experience how best to make followers or surrounders understand the meaning of the shadow.
    One more point is some followers would try to eclipse the shadow. This is in addition to the three scenarios you described to dealing with the shadow. I wonder if you would agree.
    Great buzz to read
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Responsible leadership is complicated as well as challenging, and its completeness is counted when it concerns just affairs, exemplar control and remarkable outcomes.

    Excellent post @Harvey Lloyd View more
    Responsible leadership is complicated as well as challenging, and its completeness is counted when it concerns just affairs, exemplar control and remarkable outcomes.

    Excellent post @Harvey Lloyd that sheds diverse insights. Worth re-reading for deeper understanding! Close
  2. ProducerRavi Ranjan

    Ravi Ranjan

    Definition of Management by Great Management Scholars
    Definition of Management by Great Management Scholarsโ€œManagement is an art of getting things done through and with the people in formally organized groups. It is an art of creating an environment in which people can perform and individuals and can co-operate towards attainment of group...
  3. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    Performance Anxiety
    Performance AnxietyPicture Credit: https://yourmusiclessons.com/blog/performance-anxiety/I first came across this word in conjunction with teaching special education students. ย Several studies have mentioned that once a student loses pace with their peers, they can...


    Harvey Lloyd
    20/11/2017 #24 Harvey Lloyd
    #23Thanks for the share. In comprehension it is easy. In execution is easier to stick your hand in a fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    A simple yet effective way is to choose a purpose/value and then say it before each interaction This will help with habit formation After habit forms we can then begin skill development around the habit

    Never easy though. I find myself biting my tongue more often these days.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    20/11/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg
    I should practice what you preach here @Harvey Lloyd, 'We should reject any purpose that is given to us until we have had the opportunity to be introspective about changing our declared purpose.', for in truth I have no control.
    This performance anxiety; it an overload I know well, but only you could explain the way out of it. If I read you right, kick over the scales & get purposeful by not allowing mind-numbing hesitation any credence.
    Fabulous read!
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/11/2017 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    Appreciate the share @Savvy Raj
    Ian Weinberg
    16/11/2017 #20 Ian Weinberg
    #18 Gratified to have contribured some value @Harvey Lloyd
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/11/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    "#12 Words and meaning. @Cyndi wilkins your comments are straight on point. But what i found interesting is i am expressing the same thing with just different words. It brings to light one of the center pieces of the discussion. We attach alternate meanings to words based on our experiences and narrative."

    Exactly @Harvey Lloyd...All roads lead to the same place;-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 @Ian Weinberg i am always grateful for your stopping by. Your magic of insight is so helpful as we look at the issues of social disparities. My thought here is @Cyndi wilkins is showing us the horizon of change while you are displaying the fundamentals of process in action. My attempt here is to add language that would point to practical methods of the change process. A framework of thought that could possibly lead to a higher level of self awareness.

    My, hope as always, i gave someone pause during the cycles of life.

    (Just some general feedback your posts and the PDF you sent has really helped a neighbor who is dealing with a family member with severe depression. It has helped him better understand the process. Thanks.)
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 @Gert Scholtz again thanks for the share and the comment. Character is almost stone. It is hard to chisel and change the shape. I typically reject anyone who has any statements of quick fixes. But our need for instant gratification to the question at hand can lead us to spending lots of money for a quick fix.

    When talking with managers over the years concerning troubled employees i ask the question, is this a skill issue or a character issue. If its a skill deficit that causing the troubling behaviour that's our fault and we need to review our training/hiring practices.

    If it is character, and i am using this word squarely within the purpose paradigm, my follow up question is how long are you willing to walk on the journey to change the character/purpose? If the manager is unwilling to invest in the individual then we need to release them to a job that their character better suites.

    Character can display our purpose and believe it or not when we sense uneasiness, we are actaully sensing a purpose that is incongruent with our own.

    Thanks for the comment and thoughts
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    #12 Words and meaning. @Cyndi wilkins your comments are straight on point. But what i found interesting is i am expressing the same thing with just different words. It brings to light one of the center pieces of the discussion. We attach alternate meanings to words based on our experiences and narrative.

    @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams commented that the word success is a gateway to performance anxiety. I couldn't agree more, specifically as we read or view various presentations that make us feel like idiots because we haven't brought the $4,000 package to be great.

    In your comment i converted your words into my own and they fit the narrative of the post. Words are for us to define. WIthin purpose we must also define our own success. Although i admire the great leaders of success in today's world i do not measure success the way they do, i am not them, i didn't walk their journey. I also reject their power in assisting me in my own success. I define what success is, not the power of someone else. I enjoy reading their thoughts and their wisdom. But it all has to fold into my own paradigm of success.

    Thanks for your comment and your passion in healing our social wounds.
    Gert Scholtz
    16/11/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    @Harvey Lloyd There is much food for thought in your article Harvey - thank you for posting. One part that struck me is where you mention that a reworking of the self-narrative, ie purpose, is a long process over many months, which at first may even feel mechanical and disconnected. This is contrary to the more popular (and I believe incorrect) notion of a sudden "unleashing" of true potential and purpose - if only the circumstances allow for it. Great thoughts in your article about the nature, origin and elimination of performance anxiety. Thanks again.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/11/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg
    Great post @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for the mention. At a neurophysiological level performance anxiety reflects a strong fear of failure. This amygdala generated mind state results in excessive adrenaline andcortisol production which compromises our PFC in terms of reasoning and choice making. Poses challenges to transcending this negative space which in itself perpetuates a negative feedback cycle (reasoning is a powerful antidote to excessive amygdala activity. The other antidote is gratification through reward.)
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins
    Great buzz @Harvey Lloyd...The problem is we have become disconnected from our own authentic power by the smoke and mirror effect of the 'brand illusion'...whose sole purpose is the accumulation of power and money. That is not authentic power...that is power as external.

    If we are able to consciously align ourselves with the personality trait that is present for us in any decision making process...we are able to identify the trigger that sent a specific energy running through our system in the first place...by energy I am referring to emotion, (which is energy in motion) and support and nourish it's expression in order to fulfill whatever the purpose. For most of us it goes back to childhood conditioning.

    The purpose may be a side of self brought to your awareness in need of healing...a piece of self that lives in fear for example is disempowered...easily manipulated by external forces with the promise of watching out for our best interests. We are bombarded by the energies of fear, anger, jealousy on a daily basis via the media...nothing short of psychological warfare quite frankly...That is why we are so easily duped.

    When we become consciously aware of our different sides of self we are able to foresee the consequences of allowing for each expression without having to 'live' them if the outcome is not in our best interest. So we recreate our lives when we realize for example that anger is the result of a side of us in fear...When we understand that about ourselves, we able better able to understand that about others and not be so quick to judge or strike out in vengeance...
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    15/11/2017 #11 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #5 @Harvey Lloyd you are always welcome !
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    #7 Yes in my journey of understanding i realized that many of my limiting beliefs, as Ian has tagged them, they all landed at the door of pride. In changing the view the door was then recognised to have so many locks it took months to figure out the combination.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    #8 You have made an assumption that places you on the scale. Success can mean what you want it to. Success is personal within your purpose.

    Secondarily you have also added to the scale your interpretation of purpose. Your purpose is yours, mine is mine. Neither is relevant to anyone else.

    By defining your purpose as you have with your comment, then do that, don't let other thoughts or interpretation waver your from that purpose.

    Your comment in light of the post is the exact position i refer. Purpose and success have become something that you balance within a scale. No need, it's yours and you should gage your life through that lens.

    Ps. I love your purpose, it's a great statement about you.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    15/11/2017 #8 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Harvey, you had me until the end๐Ÿ˜Š And I say that because of the "performance anxiety that the word "success" instantly brings to mind. I'll say it; I'm sick to death of the word. What about 'living' , just living? No purpose to it but to be. Why do I have to have a purpose? Does that make me more relevant? Aren't I looking in someone else's mirror then. We have but a short time on this earth and we're so busy being relevant, finding our purpose. My job purpose is to feed and cloth me. My life purpose is to breath, see, hear, touch, and smell until I can't. That's it, that's all. I like my job because I enjoy the feelings it gives me when I solve a problem; it's not my purpose, I'm just living and being me. I'd aid it a post once; my purpose is me, to live the life I've been given and not let words like 'success' fence me in because it opens the door to performance anxiety
    Randall Burns
    15/11/2017 #7 Randall Burns
    Great post @Harvey Lloyd The professional environments I was brought up in taught me that, "There will always be people ahead of me, (either knowledge, talent, ability, age, whatever), and there will always be people behind me". No one is perfect and everyone has their own particular strong points, or are better suited for some particular niches than others. The kitchen is a unique environment in that it is multi-faceted allowing for a diversity of skills to excel
    learning this perspective is difficult and teaching/mentoring this perspective to others can be very difficult, a big aspect is ego and much of performance anxiety can be traced back to that. I discuss this in my article about "Stress in the Kitchen" which I believe that you read Harvey. I also refer to "Fear" which is another contributing factor.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/11/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 I must add my voice to yours @Harvey Lloyd. No body else does for the bees what @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee does. His engagent is outstanding.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for your share and support. You are a gentlemen and a scholar.
  4. ProducerHarley King

    Harley King

    The Messy Art of Creative Leadership: A Review of Creativity, Inc
    The Messy Art of Creative Leadership: A Review of Creativity, IncIf you are looking for a great book on business and creative leadership, you should buy and read Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull tells the story of the founding of Pixar and its rise to prominence in the world of animation. But the book is also much...


    Harley King
    12/11/2017 #7 Harley King
    #6 The book, Gert, is definitely worth reading. I thought that quote was very insightful. Managers spend too much time trying to prevent things from happening rather than improving their ability to recover. We have very little control over what happens to us. The only thing we can control is how we respond to what happens to us.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/11/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Harley King Thank you for the discussion and excerpts of what I have heard is a great book. I will now definitely read it. The stand out line to me is this: "Management's job is not to prevent risk but to build the ability to recover."
    Harley King
    11/11/2017 #4 Harley King
    #3 Thanks, @Sara Jacobovici.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/11/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks @Harley King. I appreciate your insights and perspectives. These have definitely enhanced your review of the book.
    Harley King
    11/11/2017 #2 Harley King
    Thanks @Savvy Raj for the share.
    Harley King
    11/11/2017 #1 Harley King
    Thanks @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for the share.
  5. ProducerEdward Lewellen

    Edward Lewellen

    Leadership by Osmosis
    Leadership by OsmosisYou've seen it before...the young man or woman whoย is beginning their career and they are the starย performer where they work. It could be at Ernst and Young, Lockheed-Martin, Target, or McDonald's; you see the drive and ambition in their eyes, the...


    Harvey Lloyd
    01/11/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    #5 Agreed. My elements are probably a bit different than your own. Small business creates an environment that needs leadership yet can't pay the top educational crowd wages. So my comments are based upon this foundation. At your level i would probably go ape you know what.

    We do hire folks who have completed four year degrees and some master's level degrees in education. We have had a few that were educated in school administration. My favorite part to watch was when they set expectations with the team like sergeants in the army they were dismayed at the limited results. They would ask for insight.

    But when given they acted as though i had insulted them when discussing human nature and how to communicate. In essence they showed me their degree and experience. I learned a lot about myself and others through the process.
    Edward Lewellen
    01/11/2017 #5 Edward Lewellen
    #3 Yes, @Harvey Lloyd, the "fun" does begin! It's amazing corporate executives haven't figured this out, yet. Imagine the cost savings if they implemented at least basic Leadership training.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/11/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Some insight and data as new leaders and managers step into their roles.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/11/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    This is excellent insight into the transition from employee-manager-leader. What i find with most newly promoted leaders is their inability to recognise that others also have a concept of existence, just like they do.

    Many new manager/leaders i discussed progress with felt that their charge were undermining them as they projected their own image upon the team. Although i appreciate the unique brand concept, i also recognise that most leadership issues are because of the concept.

    My first thought is you have to recognise them as unique. New manager/leaders tend to see the team as homogeneous in purpose, social and concept. Your osmosis point is correct in that the newly minted manager/leader thinks by having the title they gain a direct wifi connection to their charge with one way communications.

    Then the feedback loop happens. The fun begins.
    Edward Lewellen
    31/10/2017 #2 Edward Lewellen
    And, you are a wonderful example of the service-focused leadership, dear Ali Anani!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    31/10/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great buzz on leadershipvdearv@edward lewellen. I liked very much your categorization of inward and outward leadership. The latter one is self-focused and ignores that real leadership is to serve others.
  6. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Redes Sociales, imprescindibles en el reclutamiento
    Redes Sociales, imprescindibles en el reclutamientoLee el artรญculo completo de Gemma Juan Ginerย enRedes Sociales Imprescindibles en el Reclutamiento La Importancia del NetworkingEl mercado de trabajo es muy cambiante, y para encontrar un puesto de trabajo o uno mejor que el actual, hay...


    Silvia Sanchez
    16/10/2017 #12 Silvia Sanchez
    Es que no veo a Facebook como algo realmente profesional. El objetivo es otro. Creo que cada red tiene su razon de ser y su espacio.
    Cรจlia Hil
    14/10/2017 #11 Cรจlia Hil
    Gracias por la menciรณn @Gemma Juan Giner ;-)
    jaqueline chavarria s
    14/10/2017 #10 jaqueline chavarria s
    hola para todos busco trabajo como
    manipuladora de alimento o como re ponedora
    o como mucama ya que tengo experiencia y tengo recomendaciones gracias
    Sonia Rosellรณ Puig
    14/10/2017 #9 Sonia Rosellรณ Puig
    Excelente artรญculo @Gemma Juan Giner, bienvenida al grupo y siguiรฉndote.
    David Valentin Gomez
    14/10/2017 #8 David Valentin Gomez
    Que bueno, yo tambiรฉn ampliarรญa para la gente que esta en la industria del Networking. Muy bueno me gustรณ mucho
    Ignacio Orna
    13/10/2017 #7 Ignacio Orna
    #6 ยฟY que tal la experiencia con BeBee? ยฟQue diferencias se encuentran?
    Francisco Lopez
    13/10/2017 #6 Francisco Lopez
    He sido uno de los primeros miembros en LinkedIn, Facebook, XING y Twitter. En aquel tiempo era 'Headhunter,' para presidentes de banco y miembros de mesas directivas. Mi enfasis ha sido en LinkedIn y Facebook, y ahora estoy usando beBee tambien, aunque mi actividad ha mermado en lo que veo como ajustarme a los cambios. Ocasionalmente escribo articulos, simplificados para el lector promedio, aun asi, ocupa mucho tiempo el investigar, poner las ideas en una forma coherente y solida y publicar. Por eso mejor pongo links a articulos de buenas publicaciones que, en conjunto, expresen las ideas que me interesa llevar al publico o ideas para generar discusion y debate. A pesar de lo contraintuitivo, de muchas veces, hablar de cosas controversiales y polemicas, mis negocios aumentaron rapidamente asi como el numero de contactos y amigos (en LinkedIn siempre tengo el maximo de 30,000 contactos y mas seguidores y casi 3,000 en fila para unirse a mi red, en Facebook tambien casi siempre 5,000 amigos y como 2,000 esperando entrar mas seguidores). No le hago spam a mis contactos. Tampoco les pido algo a la vez que se unen. Este modelo depende de grandes cantidades de contactos y muchos lectores. No es para todo el mundo.
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    13/10/2017 #5 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Bienvenidisima @Gemma Juan Giner. El artรญculo promete lo leerรฉ con tiempo. Una frase en tรบ perfรญl ha captado mi atenciรณn, motivo para seguirte. Esperando siguientes publicaciones. Feliz vuelo.
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    13/10/2017 #4 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    El problema es simรฉtrico... Hay que demostrar que los usuarios inscritos aquรญ o allรก, es decir el "portafolio" de esta o aquella plataforma, y por supuesto beBee... Estรก formado por gente de alta calidad y desempeรฑo, ya que como digo, el problema es simรฉtrico, ofertas a veces dudosas, y por quรฉ no decirlo, usuarios tambiรฉn a veces dudosos o de poco valor para las empresas, y en eso estรก beBee, en fomentar e incentivar la calidad, tanto de personas como de empresas.
    Ignacio Orna
    13/10/2017 #3 Ignacio Orna
    Si al hecho que โ€œlos portales de empleo tienen de un 2 a un 4 % de ratio de efectividadโ€, se une que anuncios puestos en los mismos se perpetuan en el tiempo y se inscriben cerca de mil personas, creo que algo no va bien.
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    13/10/2017 #2 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Buena miel! Gracias por compartir y gracias a @Gemma Juan Giner
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    13/10/2017 #1 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Excelente y siguiendo a @Gemma Juan Giner
    Todo suma, que es lo importante.
  7. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Boost Your Talent and And Get Your Dream Job: Career Development
    Boost Your Talent and And Get Your Dream Job: Career DevelopmentI fully recommend this book "Boost your talent and get your dream job" fromย Tanja Pirnat. It is an inspiring and motivational book which can help you discover what you really want to do in your life professionally. It discloses all the things you...


    Heleci Ramirez
    15/10/2017 #12 Heleci Ramirez
    #7 Gracias @Hugo Chinchilla poco a poco empiezo a moldear el perfil por esta red.
    Lyon Brave
    14/10/2017 #11 Lyon Brave
    I know i am in the wrong field ๐Ÿ˜”
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/10/2017 #10 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #8 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher you are a queen bee! Excellent news !
    Aleta Curry
    14/10/2017 #9 Aleta Curry
    #8 Excellent news, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher - bully for you!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    14/10/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This comes in handy right now @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! Because of my writings on beBee - my Dr. saw them, he asked me if I would consider being on the Board of the Mental Wellness Association. He feels I have a strong skill set and a lot to offer the community. I was then introduced to the director and offered a job today working in the Mental Health Field. I am afraid to get too excited but I must admit, I am!!! My writing about Mental Health is being seen and taken seriously- as in a professional manner. I was also told if I work for them, my anxiety and panic disorder would never be an issue and I would never had to make excuses and hide it. It's lovely to see that people are becoming more informed. I need to update my resume so this is awesome!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #6 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Great ideas, Javier. Why not pursue something you enjoy doing as a career. Being happy in a job is healthier for us and enhances our chances for better production. There is nothing wrong with chasing our dreams.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    13/10/2017 #5 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Tanja Pirnat Enjoy it ! https://www.google.es/search?q=Boost+Your+Talent+and+And+Get+Your+Dream+Job&oq=Boost+Your+Talent+and+And+Get+Your+Dream+Job&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i61l2.388j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #3 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Wooooow! That is very cool, such an endorsement... gracias por compartir con nosotros!
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #2 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Some tips on Career Development
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    13/10/2017 #1 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    I am chasing my dream again :)
  8. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Hang In There, Baby And Other Bullshit
    Hang In There, Baby And Other BullshitEvery so often I come across something that just riles me up. Although admittedly I am pretty easy to rile and letโ€™s face it there so much bullshit out there that if I wanted to I could stay completely agitated 24/7.But what riles me the most in...


    Aleta Curry
    14/10/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    I never thought of it that way. I always just thought the meme/poster generators were trying to gain an audience and make a quid. But that we've got a generation of people totally lacking in confidence? There's a master's thesis in that somewhere.
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #17 Jerry Fletcher
    #11 JIm, Unhand that six gun! Tain't worth it. Only reason I responded that way was that I once teed off on a young lady similarly decked out. She took a break from her Barista job, bought me a coffee and splained it to me. She's still a friend and now a senior partner in an agency (one that gets results).
    Jim Taggart
    13/10/2017 #16 Jim Taggart
    Great post, Jim. And true.
    Milos Djukic
    13/10/2017 #15 Anonymous
    This topic is almost Orwellian and reflects the alienation of people, insecurity, and manipulation by those who can not help themselves. Then the stranger in trouble is also an easy source for scams and manipulation called life coaching.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/10/2017 #14 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Many aspects of professional coaching deserve a well written rant, but now with the introduction of premier coaching certification, there is a whole new stream of coaching accreditation that deserves a new stratosphere of rants. I thought tennis was the kind of sport where one required a racquet but if I were to keep thinking that, I would be naively placed in this world as an inspirational coach. A girl with poster is the tip of the iceberg where even a thermo-nuclear rant makes finding new forms of icebreakers a greater necessity.
    Jim Murray
    12/10/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #8 @Geoffrey Cooling Maybe but there was a kind of sadness about her. You had to be there.
    Jim Murray
    12/10/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks Bud.
    Jim Murray
    12/10/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #5 Well it wouldn't be a fuckin' rant @Jerry Fletcher. It would be just another long format Hang In There, Baby. piece. So I might as well just shoot myself now.
    Phil Friedman
    12/10/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Good to see, @Jim Murray, that someone is speaking out about the bizarre growth of the "coaching industry", in which people who cannot show even a lick of solid experience in a given field, sell coaching services to others who have more experience than they do. For example, I am of late seeing "leadership coaches" whose profiles and pronouncements fail to evidence having led even a Brownie troop, let alone a substantially sized company.Yet, there they are, advertising coaching services for "executives".

    There used to be a saying, "If you can, do, and if you can't, teach." For obvious reasons, I was never much of a fan of that statement. But these days, especially on social media, if you morph that admonition just a bit, it makes all the sense in the world: "If you can, do, and if you can't ....well, coach instead."
    Geoffrey Cooling
    12/10/2017 #8 Geoffrey Cooling
    Hey Jim, this is a harder one than you think, maybe her make-up, hair colour and screaming message picture was a big not giving a shitness sign?
    Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    12/10/2017 #7 Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    Great post Jim...in Spain we say " al pan...pan...al vino...vino .." ( which means more or less...call the bread ..bread ..and the wine...wine...) Tell it ...how it is...
    And man...you just nail it...thanks for a brain shakedown...we need that in current times...some more than others...
    Randall Burns
    12/10/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    What a feel good motivating inspirational piece! Think I'll go meditate now...

    LMAO!!! Sharing...
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Meanwhile back in the real world.Think about this: One girl out of many that displays a different face to the world. One Girl purchasing a positive feedback device. One girl declaring herself. How many of the jocks and the debs would like to but lack the courage to come out?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/10/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Ranting can be a good thing. It's like breathing in fresh air. Keep up the good work.
    John Rylance
    12/10/2017 #3 John Rylance
    Great rant. Rather than "full of shit" a case of verbal diarrhoea. You know what they say "Better out than in"
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    12/10/2017 #2 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Peace out @Jim Murray... nice tough love rant
    Kevin Baker
    12/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    The alternative breast of nurturing, exhausting even to consider
  9. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Traits of Rare Leaders
    Traits of Rare Leaders There are rare things in life. Rare events Rare minerals and elements Rare talents Rare leaders Rare DiSC profiles- (DiSC is an acronym Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, or Cautiousness). Are there commonalities...


    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #236 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #235 I published a buzz today highlighting some of the great discussions between you @Harvey Lloyd and @Louise Smith. The buzz is on Introverts and Extroverts- which is better?
    Your sensational exchange of comments is my inspiration.
    Harvey Lloyd
    02/10/2017 #235 Harvey Lloyd
    #228 Maybe my pride is jumping out of the box i try and keep it locked in. The .00001% is really a metaphor of preparedness. This edge is one i would train salespeople, and any personnel who had contact with our customer. Our outcomes were better than average but it was because we thought outside the box within the .00001%

    Marketing is about matching customers and providers. I always had a follow up question, Why would someone choose you? Market differentiation. This was the main .000001% question.

    Interestingly i saw the .00001% challenge and answers in your comment. You challenge yourself with in the first apportionment because you are aware of the associated fears with first contact. By merely looking from this perspective you have increased your odds of success exponentially.

    I am usually amazed when i confront folks with the question above they have no answer. This is when i install that .00001% factor. Just use a small amount of time and effort discovering and learning how to communicate yourself in your environment towards your purpose. Again i get the sense that i may be preaching to the choir. You seem to understand this concept naturally. Many do not.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #234 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #233 you get a big salute.
    No matter how many women we love it is always the first love that is the living one. This is what an Arab poet said ages ago.
    We have a sayng here. To be first in a village is better than being second in a city.
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #233 Louise Smith
    #230 After dealing with so many people over decades, I always go with my intuition and first impressions.
    {even though it is widely thought as not a good practice}

    I do the same answering multiple choice questions
    If I think about them or go back and change my first answer, I am usually wrong.

    A good teacher can often tell whem someone is honest, lying, lying by omission or evading.

    "The dog ate my homework"
    My response "I want to see the evidence of what you saved from the dog !"

    "My father's a lawyer and he's going to sue you."
    My response "That's fine all you will get is a big fat mortgage ! "
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #232 Louise Smith
    #231 Loaded Question !
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #231 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great discussions and hot topics such as who is better an introvert or extrovert?
    Truly amazing discussions are so illuminating and mind-opening
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #230 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #228 @Louise Smith- first encounter is always.almost decicive. First impressions are hugely important. Your comment brings the need to combine DiSC profiles with rhe WPD Factor (wonderment, passion and drive). I mentioned this with a graph in my previous buzz.
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #229 Louise Smith
    #225 I think your integrated DiSC Profile diagram is amazing !
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #228 Louise Smith
    #223 Yes first contact. But now as a psychologist the client's first appointment is very important. It's make or break a lot of the time due to the anxiety factor client's have about seeing a psychologist. A lot of people imagine a psychologist to be a combination of Freud & authoritarianism - judgement & pain. So many times a first appointment client will give a huge sigh of relief at the end and say the experience was nothing like they imagined !

    I still think in this situation I think my success/ rapport is more than .000001%. But other factors are involved esp my previous experience with communication & my niche market is women esp women over 40yo. So it's very difficult to quantify.

    Yes great discussion @Harvey Lloyd ! Thank you for exchanging comments & ideas !
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #226 Louise Smith
    #223 That's very kind @Harvey Lloyd
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #225 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #223 I too would love to attend classes of @Louise Smith. I am comprehending the comments between @Harvey Lloyd and Louise with enthusiam.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #224 Harvey Lloyd
    #222 I believe we are looking at this a little to deeply when we consider we are concerned about profiles as it applies to communications. I believe we are all one or the other but have learned to adapt our conversation towards others. I would guess when we work from our own viewpoint of either it is somewhat excluding communications. When we work from the symbiotic relationship of each is needed its inclusive conversation.

    Great discussion here.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #223 Harvey Lloyd
    #220 I would agree. In situations where you have days and weeks to develop a relationship the percentage moves higher, way higher. I was referring to the first contact and through relationship building. Attempting to under stand the other persons style is benefited by understanding the profiles and variable.

    Sounds like you would be a great teacher, and i would love to attend your classes.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #222 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #216 may be best to say and copying from @Harvey Lloyd previous comment is the following. @Louise Smith may be you are the exsmple of symbiotic relationship within the same person between being introvert and extrovert. If one is predominantly one then symbiosis diappears. This is a revolutionary idea in my opinion. We need to ask how often a person fluctuates beween the two. To be just one is risky. What do you think @Harvey Lloyd?
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #221 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #215 great and I love the idea of symbiotic relationships between introverts and extroverts. It is not this or that. It is both. Great thinking
    Louise Smith
    01/10/2017 #220 Louise Smith
    #219 "I always imagine that we all have a 50/50 chance of getting our point across to diverse groups. By giving a little thought to personalities and structure of communications we can increase our odds of success by .000001%."

    As a teacher I think for me it's more like 70/30. And that's with 5 or 6 classes of 30 students 5 days a week, 40 weeks a year.
    Admittedly learning is a continuum so by exam time the students have been able to grasp 70%.

    I had to consider "personalities and structure of communications " constantly.
    The style of communication I used influenced the outcome much more than .000001%. Probably as much as 30%.

    One of the main factors contributing to the success of students is the quality of the relationship and how the teacher builds this relationship.
    The same in psychology - Rapport counts for as much as 80% of client outcomes regardless of therapy mode.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #219 Harvey Lloyd
    #217 I really struggled with the myths. The author took the energy question and supported with evidence of social activities by both. We are all social creatures. The E/I question though doesn't exclude but rather discusses how we are social. But we can discuss any topic from any perspective.

    The whole E/I thing is either practical or academic. Mine is more experiential and practical. In the fundamental providing of food clothing and shelter we interact within social/professional environments. If you are a leader by choice or title then you have the added responsibilities of communicating in a way that you are understood.

    By understanding an E/I and the other letters that go with Jung's work we can learn through experience how best to communicate. I always imagine that we all have a 50/50 chance of getting our point across to diverse groups. By giving a little thought to personalities and structure of communications we can increase our odds of success by .000001%.

    I don't see the whole of personality profiling as much different than an auto mechanic diagnosing engine troubles through hearing and experience. Isolating the situation to an area and then performing detailed analysts.

    The author also discussed fears as one of the reviewed traits to show that the E/I is balanced. Again i would state its the how we do something not that we do or don't. Also i believe fear is more narrative specific. Meaning your environment has taught you what is safe and what is not. This doesn't really apply to the personality profile discussion under practical circumstances. In extremes i believe it applies directly and succinctly.

    But as i read some the comments opinions and thoughts folks were all over the place. How we apply things within a purpose is my understanding of practical.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #218 Harvey Lloyd
    #210 We all do activities that demonstrate both traits. The real questions that focus us to a label is how we make decisions. Extroverts want to meet get everyone on the same page and move on. Introverts want to think through the variables of risk, people involved and what steps to take with the team to maximize engagement, then meet with the team.

    We all share in the endgame of purpose. The paths are different and we need both styles to help us balance thinking and action.
    Louise Smith
    01/10/2017 #217 Louise Smith
    Some further IDEAS to ponder :

    "Whether dominance is Consciously Introverted or Consciously Extroverted, each person has the ability to to behave in both ways
    The consciously dominant will be compensated by non-dominant behaviour"
    Self-Discovery the Jungian Way (RLE: Jung): The Watchword Technique By Michael Daniels

    "However, E/I is often seen as a kind of continuum, with people exhibiting a mix of introverted and extroverted tendencies
    โ€” "ambiverts" fall somewhere in the middle of this continuum.
    Hans Eysenck's theory is the behaviors of introverts and extroverts are due to differences in cortical arousal (the speed and amount of the brain's activity). Compared with extroverts, introverts have naturally high cortical arousal, and may process more information per second."
    This article is a very good summary of the main points https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-science-behind-extroversion-and-introversion-1282059791?IR=T

    5 Myths
    1. Extroverts get energy from social interaction while introverts get energy from privately reflecting on their thoughts and feelings.
    2. Introverts are plagued by public speaking anxiety
    3. Extroverts are better leaders than introverts
    4. Extroverts are better networkers than introverts
    5. Extroverts are better salespeople than introverts
    Read about them https://www.quietrev.com/5-myths-about-introverts-and-extroverts/

    How to thrive in the workplace https://www.northeastern.edu/careers/blog/how-to-thrive-in-an-introvertedextroverted-workplace/
  10. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Seligman & Peterson - 24 Human Character Strengths and 6 Core Virtues - adapted by the Creative by Nature Blog
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    24 Human Character Strengths and Core Virtues
    creativesystemsthinking.wordpress.com โ€œTheย Character Strengths and Virtuesย (CSV) handbook of human strengths and virtues byย Christopher Petersonย andย Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the psychological...
  11. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Risks of Misinterpretation
    The Risks of MisinterpretationThe discussions on my last buzz were quite enriching, challenging and provocative to our minds. The need to see below the surface of human DiSC profiles was highlighted very strongly by Harvey Lloyd In one of his comments he mentioned that a D...


    James Olcott
    26/09/2017 #88 James Olcott
    #87 Inventory Management is key. It's easier to cherry pick once you have a light on the object in question.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/09/2017 #87 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #86 this is a grand skill @James Olcott. How easy is it for you to drop genetic heritage? It is a big challenge.
    James Olcott
    26/09/2017 #86 James Olcott
    My theory is that we can take an inventory of our parent's traits and then cherry pick the best ones. If some of their traits strike you as odd, useless, or dangerous, no need to adopt them. BUT! You need to do that inventory first. So you know what you have in the warehouse. To choose from. Dr. Ali, I believe you know how much I have written about this topic. :)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/09/2017 #85 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #84 you turned the stuck wheel turning with your very wise comment @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. Thank you
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    25/09/2017 #84 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Obviously our own ideas are skewed by previous experience. Failing to listen to and/or consider another's thoughts and suggestions as relates to an idea of our own, can keep you stuck and spinning your wheels. While not every suggestion another makes will work for the scenario you may want to put into play, it may lead you to other far better considerations - perhaps even breakthrus - which can turn a so-so idea into a great one.
    Cyndi wilkins
    20/09/2017 #82 Cyndi wilkins
    #81 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...It's wisdom borne of pain I'm afraid...As always, I look forward to 'buzzing' along with you;-)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/09/2017 #81 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #80 this time I agree with you 100% @Cyndi wilkins. No question asked. I shall delve into similar cases in my next buzz. Yes you are truly wise.
    Cyndi wilkins
    20/09/2017 #80 Cyndi wilkins
    When the dog bears it's fangs, it is best to throw them a bone;-) A little trick I picked up during my days as a letter carrier up on 'Rottweiler Ridge!' LOL!

    All kidding aside...I find that when someone else's behavior is really niggling at me I have to stop and ask MYSELF... why??...Perhaps they are reflecting something to me that I need to re-examine within myself;-)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/09/2017 #79 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #77 The last line of your comment clears the issue for me. yes, I am comfortable now.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/09/2017 #78 Harvey Lloyd
    #74 I was a late bloomer in my communications skills. I either was on top of the situation or below the situation. Depending on strength of people involved. I had a long journey of self actualization and understanding the flow of conversation and its dynamics are based on what the intent was in the beginning.

    Not much different in structure than a game of chance. With each role of the dice or segment of conversation we move the intent across the board. Initially it was about getting intent to full birth as i wanted. This didn't work out well, because it established a win-lose concept. People smarter than me were able to use that to their advantage within a very subliminal game.

    Adding to the inventory of communications the Meyers-Briggs profile and the concept of Win-Win or No Deal really set my journey on a whole new path. From individual opportunities it became a sea of opportunities that we selected, worked through and moved on to the next.

    There is no winning and loosing only movement between opportunities.

    I am glad you hired yourself, i am not so sure i would hire me sometimes:) But i am a tough interviewer. I told myself i was going to tell mom you weren't playing fair in the interview. So i usually do wind up hiring myself.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/09/2017 #77 Harvey Lloyd
    #71 I am afraid you got my late night response, which usually tends to be more sarcastic than meant to be. Given today's education climate of competition, to some degree, we must discuss the impacts of competition.

    Competition may obtain a result but there are consequences when this competitiveness is unrelenting. Competition establishes guidelines of success, pecking order and ultimately offers us a filter of perception when we walk out of the university. My definition of competition is really not between students but more the competition we create in our heads of comparison of success, between peers, professors and expectations of parents.

    When experience meets these newly minted minds it gets rebuffed because they have the physical/mental trophy's of success. My youthful bliss was no different. I was just lucky as i had few people/mentors who helped me see the bliss in a way that i didn't just shutdown and run into the woods.

    Today our youth are struggling with merging their intellect into a very experiential world. With any thought to what we are asking of them we can gain a sense of their dilemma.

    I believe, as the experienced people, our job is to pass on what we have learned overlooking the, maybe, misguided charisma of knowledge.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/09/2017 #76 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #73 on the contrary @Louise Smith. I love your honest comments for many reasons. A very important one is your authenticity. You don't color your words and is always referring to your own experiences. Your comments have authenticity which I enjoy immensely. Please keep on commenting.
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #75 Louise Smith
    #56 Thanks for asking. It was an interesting experience. As I am not business trained, it takes a while to understand these ideas. But once I can associate them with something in my own framework, it's a lot easier.
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #74 Louise Smith

    This is based on your Influence and knowing that within influence we want to be understood- " make sure we can accurately reflect back to you, your POV." What is the reason for this? Can't believe I asked this question !

    "Thanks for playing along. I do want to express though, success comes through many channels of emphasis. No letter is better or worst than another. Its only when we get in that proving ground of a letter that we get sidetracked from our purpose."
    Yes it's a case of part to whole vs whole to part.

    YES "This is not an accuracy thing as much as a preparedness thing. I read about the job interview process and how to be prepared, i don't see this as being much different. WIth the exception that if you missed the mark in assumptions the process allows for discussion while you regain your POV."

    You can laugh about this - I have only done 5 job interviews in my whole life ! (excluding part time jobs when at uni)
    The first was for my original teaching deaf children job but there was a shortage and I had the top practical marks so it was fait accompli !
    The second was for my next teaching Japanese to High school students. The 2nd person on the panel was a HPE teacher and knew nothing about Language Teaching!
    The last 3 were for a job after I graduated from Psyc with various NGOs.
    I got one as an interviewer for prospective foster parents for children with high trauma & disability.
    It was not really relevant & I didn't renew my contract after 3 months.

    That's the good thing about going into my own private practice. I interviewed myself & of course I got the job !
    Hopefully that's it !
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #73 Louise Smith
    #68 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You never have to worry about my comments I will always try to frame them positively or neutrally.
    Please let me know if any distress you !
    Also please do not concern yourself with response time, you don't need that kind of extra stress. Also I am very patient!
    "You do make me think and I have a lot to do having just read your super comments. " SNAP !
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #72 Louise Smith
    #55 I talked with a client about this today. Very timely !
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/09/2017 #71 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #70 this is a challenging reply @Harvey Lloyd. The best theory is an applied theory with experience. Also, where is the wisdom in refusing experience without listening to the reasoning first? On what basis the young generation based their perceived wisdom? .this is another topic worthy of debating.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/09/2017 #70 Harvey Lloyd
    #66 Not sure if they are not listening as much as ideas or thoughts from dinosaurs just can't be relevant.

    I believe this has to do with perceived wisdom vs experience wisdom

    A book can teach a lot except, experience delivers application of theory in the real world under pressure.
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #69 Louise Smith
    #57 "a kaleidoscope of perception that continues to inspire" Great inspiration in this comment @Kevin Baker !
  12. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Visualized Leadership
    Visualized LeadershipThe last few days have seen me engaged with a wave of email exchanges with Harvey Lloyd on many topics related to using the DiSC Profile in leadership, negotiations; reverse thinking, risk handling and team-building. All commentors on my last...


    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/09/2017 #141 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #140 your comment is one of the driving reasons that triggered my mind to come up with a modified DiSC graph @Joanne Gardocki. In a weeks tjime I shall publisg this work. Yes it is not the same to be high or low on D for example. The two have different behaviors. I hope the modified graph will show this fact.
    Joanne Gardocki
    17/09/2017 #140 Joanne Gardocki
    #134 "D" Decisive from DiSC inventory would equate to (PtC)Competitor and using anger/threats as a means to control. @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee when you mention a "D" that is motivated by survival may "bite" if touched, I believe we have crossed over to a DiSC "I" type, (PtC) Predator, that is motivated by Fear and operates from survival mode.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/09/2017 #139 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #137 this is quite an interesting comment @Joanne Gardocki. I believe that you shall find comments on my new buzz today quite relevant and relieving as well.
    Joanne Gardocki
    17/09/2017 #137 Joanne Gardocki
    #134 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, the discussion with Stephen Willis was part of an e-mail conversation discussing some questions I had about PtC types and concepts. I will paraphrase the original.

    The model I find most helpful is viewing relationships or interactions as energy exchanges. Any four quadrant model has participants using lower energy emotions in win/lose power struggles with others. I draw parallels between Power through Collaboration, DISC inventory and concepts on control dramas from a book series, The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield. Collaboration and liquid leadership are being modeled in video games and childrenโ€™s movies (Inside Out (2015), Dinosaur (2000)), lending support, in my option, to the conclusion we are at an evolutionary crossroads.
    Joanne Gardocki
    17/09/2017 #136 Joanne Gardocki
    #135 Thank you, @Harvey Lloyd , Servant Leadership does sound like a good fit for a fifth element. I just read this post to LinkedIn http://www.pdx-consulting.com/leaders---top-tips-from-dolphins-blog.htm which has a quardrant model and talks about dolphin characteristics in leadership. Dolphin strengths include empathy, open, creative, visionary. The model is missing a forth "lower" form as I would place dolphin on the ascendended Servant Leadership. The article references a graphic that "shows a snap shot of advancing growth mindset worldviews (or evolving styles of consciousness). They come from research by Frederic Laloux and Ken Wilber (also referred to by others simply as spiral dynamics)."
    Harvey Lloyd
    17/09/2017 #135 Harvey Lloyd
    #132 I am unfamiliar with the PtC concepts and discussions. Given your question though i would propose that yes, a fifth element has emerged. Servant Leadership. This concept embodies the whole of leadership through serving with guided influence based on the broader principals of corporate responsibility (Internally and Externally).

    Humans are the caretakers of organizations. Some leaders "take control" but control is elusive as you view the dynamics of an organization. I believe the popularity of personality profiling has gained review because our servant selves don't like what we see when the controlling leader herds creativity down a stifling path.

    Servant leaders harness the best of humanity in each of their team members. I agree when we discuss the collaborative leader as the best. I see this as a view from the outside looking in. The word collaborative does explain what we observe.

    From an personal discipline though, i would call it servant leadership as a personal paradigm. This results to collaborative opportunity.

    Your question has extended the thought process and made me think. Thanks.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/09/2017 #134 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #132 I wish you would share here the link to your post @Joanne Gardocki. It seems quite interesting. So many new ideas are emerging from the discussions here and I plan to write few more buzzes and share them on beBee
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/09/2017 #133 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #131 Thank you dear @Cyndi wilkins. You are most welcome any time. I shared your buzz again twice today because it deserves great attention.
    Joanne Gardocki
    16/09/2017 #132 Joanne Gardocki
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for the innocent graph that pulls together complex issues. A few month ago I wrote Stephen Willis in the Power through Collaboration(PtC) group on LinkedIn with similar connections of DiSC profiles with the five PtC Types: Competitor, Preditor, Enslaver, Cooperator and Collaborator. There are an incredible number of parallels with four quadrant models. I am wondering if you are seeing an "ascended" fifth take shape in your discussions and musings? May your musings take you to places of wonder and back again to share with our world.
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/09/2017 #131 Cyndi wilkins
    #128 Thank you for your kind assessment of my profile @Harvey Lloyd...I will work very hard to live up to that;-) In this I also agree...

    "But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family."

    You can bet your boots on that...How many people are easily manipulated when the well-being of their families is threatened. Most of us I'd imagine.
    And I love your comment on Phil;s buzz...

    "The skill of empathy can be deployed, but until we believe that we all share a journey and believe in each other it will be difficult to exact success from the

    And to you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...thank you for allowing me to share a link to my buzz here...I would not do that without invitation;-)

    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #130 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #128 Again you skilfully discuss two probalities for cerain behaviors. In a previous comment on the behavior of D you mentioned the need to tell if this tendency is drunkness for power or out of fear. Great points to be alert to.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #129 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #125 very true your comment is @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. @Harvey Lloyd and I are trying to understand more how best to relate the WPD factor to the DISC profile. Some profiles are very logical for example and to find a way to awaken their passion is one of the issues that we are looking into.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/09/2017 #128 Harvey Lloyd
    #113 @Cyndi wilkins Your comments would state that you are probably a high S within the DiSC profile. I share that letter with you. With D being my dominate letter.

    So this is something we share as being vigilante in identifying folks who destabilize and environment, no matter how they do it. I would want to note it is the motivation of the power grab/destabilizing, as i see it, that requires investigation before determination. I agree with your comments surrounding the sociopath power grabber.

    But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family.

    My larger point in the DiSC discussion is that we have the tools to discern whether we are dealing with pathological power grabs or if we are dealing with self preservation. A secondary point would be that we can help folks in the area of self preservation and reduce their stress levels and increase their creativity. Again, though, it would be difficult for me to assist the person who i have measured as a power grabber, so i must investigate.

    We are talking a very few interactions before we discern the motives. Now once we identify the motives have at it in what ever course of action seems appropriate. I am afraid these days in the hype of media we tend to label and act. Frankl advised us, there is a gap between stimulus response and, we should use it to form our own opinion. Media is working hard with their polarization and labeling to close the gap, so we might agree and by the soap powder from their advertisers.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/09/2017 #127 Harvey Lloyd
    #122 I have given your question some thought and it is a good question. I believe we may start with WPD within a cycle of proactive processes. This is often met with some push back as others give immediate thought to ideas. This has the effect of diminishing our WPD and causing us to stop. So this brought the question forward how do some continue to hold on to WPD within adversity? Real or perceived.

    Following this line of thought i believe i would answer your question by stating that WPD is a result. WPD is the result of many cycles of empathetic execution of goals and roles within life whereby you pushed through on small items. With each item growing in complexity that you have applied WPD.

    The shield of faith grows around WPD as the scale of goals grows. One of the major bastions of great leaders is they believe in their people, goals and abilities. WPD is met with resistance but the cycles of success have created a defense system around the excitement.

    All this to say that DiSC is one of the defense weapons we can utilize personally to protect our WPD when executing around our goals. Through understanding communications we may be able to reduce the impact of comments by others to simple misunderstanding and proceed with WPD.

    The better we communicate in a goal oriented environment, the more cycles our WPD will survive. The more cycles, the more faith/confidence our WPD will mature in to.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/09/2017 #126 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #59 Thanks so much for sharing my last buzz @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, sometimes I get notifications that state "So and so and 3 others shared your buzz," but I may not know who the others were. I was in a nostalgic mood last night. It's a good place to be!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/09/2017 #125 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    You made many valid points @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You buzzes always amaze me because you mind is very deep. Without curiosity, I don't think I would enjoy life. It can lead us down paths we may have never dreamed of. Never lose the child within :)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #124 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #123 brillint is how in two words you made md feel the power of WPD factor. Thank you @mukund bhokarkar. I welcome you to the community of brBee
    mukund bhokarkar
    16/09/2017 #123 mukund bhokarkar
    brilliant concept...!!!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #122 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #120 thank you @Savvy Raj for commenting with such positive spirit. I equally happy that your observation is consistent with mine in that we practiced here the true effect of feedbsck comments.
    Yes and it is amazing when we make others feel our curiousity to learn and to accept differences how discussions progress. The discussions here exemplify the value of leading with WPD factor prevailing.
    You bring a new question to my mind. Even though it may sound trivial, but delving into it shows it is not. I hope you, @Harvey Lloyd and all great commenters here would consider it. To what level high level WPD leaders would need to know about the DiSC profile of his/her team members?
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #121 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #119 you truly remind us of the basics that we tend to forget @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Curiosity and fear. I have just commented on the latest buzz by @Cyndi wilkins and she too brings these two factors in her buzz. Please Cyndi provide the link to your buzz as it is not easy to do now as I am using mobile phone.
    Fear deprives us of curiousity. Even a fearful child shall be less creative and imaginative child that is allowed to experiment playfully his curiousity as your grandson is allowed to do Deb.
    Your comment also reminds me of a previous comment here by @Harvey Lloyd in which he attended to the fact that D people may act sometimes because of thei fear.
    We need to "Trust our emotions". To what extent can we do this if we act out of fear?
    You bring many new thoughts and I am happy that you joined the discussions Deb.
  13. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Questions that Recruiters Ask that are none of their business. A Forbes article
    www.forbes.com Recruiters sometimes ask job-seekers a lot of questions. Which questions are really none of a recruiter's...
  14. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Sensing Differences
    Sensing DifferencesI am proposing the importance of a non-conventional sense and that is of sensing minute differences. I am explaining the vitality of this sense and highlighting its importance in our lives. I mean the minute differences that play significant...


    Vincenzo De Florio
    11/08/2017 #60 Vincenzo De Florio
    #59 Thank you very much for your kind message and consideration, dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! All the best, dearest friend.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/08/2017 #59 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #58 This is a hugely thoughtful comment my dear friend @Vincenzo De Florio. It is deep and this part alone of your comment makes huge impact "we may see it with our senses though we donโ€™t โ€œseeโ€ it with our brains". I assure you that all my senses and brain "see" the wisdom in your words. I wish your time would allow you to write a buzz based on this superb comment. We need your brains my friend.
    Vincenzo De Florio
    11/08/2017 #58 Vincenzo De Florio
    Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I agree with you completely! The way our apperception is designed is such that we react proportionally to the extent of changes we perceive. When a change is sensed as negligible, we may see it with our senses though we donโ€™t โ€œseeโ€ it with our brains. Indeed the ability to magnify small differences would be an actual superpower I would be very glad to have! A post like yours is very enlightening and useful, as it reminds us that we need to be self suspicious about our own assessments โ€“ about what is actually requiring our attention and what on the contrary may be safely excluded from our โ€œinput dataโ€. The only tool that can help is reflecting about our choices and what came out of them โ€œafter the factsโ€; and maybe trying to learn from our mistakes.
    Many thanks for such a great post, dear friend!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/08/2017 #57 Lisa Vanderburg
    #52 Seconded, along with @Sara Jacobovici. When people ask me about my husband's Parkinson's @Ian Weinberg (too many know too little and rarely more than meets their eyes), I tell them 'there's nothing wrong with his MIND, it's his BRAIN!' It's not exactly correct, but helps in interpreting - not as well as you have here!
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    08/08/2017 #56 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Your post also reminds me, Ali Anani, that customers are similar to employees. They often make simple suggestions managers and/or companies ignore out of hand. Customer suggestions are usually based upon experience with that company. And since, within reason, they know how the system works with that company, they offer their suggestion to help the company create a better system and thereby 'up' the level of customer service. In my experience not all customer suggestions can, or will, work. However they should certainly be given at least a few moments of consideration; the customer thanked for the suggestion. And - who knows? At a later date the company may discover that, once implemented, the simple customer suggestion may have saved them thousands of dollars, maybe more, and hours of valuable time.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    08/08/2017 #55 Tausif Mundrawala
    #54 Surely I will, my treasure trove, my wonderful friend, @Lisa Vanderburg
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/08/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg
    #50 me too, my friend @Tausif Mundrawala - please tag!
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/08/2017 #53 Sara Jacobovici
    #52 And what a valuable contribution it is @Ian Weinberg! Thank you for being able to describe a complex system in such a clear and user friendly way.
    Ian Weinberg
    08/08/2017 #52 Ian Weinberg
    #37 #38 #47 Indeed we have not reached that level of understanding where we're able to discern precisely how and wherein the brain (the one between our ears and the only one which has cognitive function) the functions of perception, memory and cognition occur. We have projected observations and logical reasoning upon researched segments of neuroscience and thereby synthesized a model of neuropsychology. Flowing from this, we have identified the primary sensory areas which in the earliest time of of our development, receive the closest to pure sensory information. This then influences the secondary sensory areas where integration takes place with other sensory areas and thus primordial perception commences. This integrated information projects to higher areas where it receives an emotional tag (integration) and thereby establishes primordial cognition through the process of working memory (reflecting a reasoning function of the pre-frontal cortex). The unique subjective world view resulting from this expanding cognitive process in turn, projects to the sensory and sensory association areas influencing raw sensation as well as perception. We are effectively therefore influenced by the subjectivity inherent in our cognitive integration. It is only when significant incongruencies develop between our perception and cognition on the one hand and the external reality on the other, that we are forced to self-appraise and upgrade the integration at cognitive and perceptional levels, leading to greater awareness and thereby more objective and comprehensive integrations. Just my subjective contribution to the dialogue!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/08/2017 #49 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #48 I am glad that you accepted my suggestion and please tag me when you publish dear @Tausif Mundrawala
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/08/2017 #48 Tausif Mundrawala
    #43 I would definitely try my level best to form a buzz on that topic. I have certain points to be discussed in detail. Am sure it would be of help to our fellow bees. Thanks once again, Sir@Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Phil Friedman
    07/08/2017 #47 Phil Friedman
    #37 Sara> "... yet there is still a huge area to fill between seeing and understanding what we see..."

    Precisely, Sara, because seeing is at the level of perception, while understanding is at the level of cognition.

    We perceive through the senses, and we may train parts of our nervous system to react to things we perceive, without the intercession of cognitive function(s). But understanding is an emergent state that exists at the higher level of cognition. And to conflate the two is to commit what some philosophers call a "category error".

    Consider that a 5-step ladder is composed of two "runners" and five steps. But the ladder is more than these seven pieces because unless arranged and connected together in the correct configuration, the pieces are just a pile of wood (or metal) and useless for climbing up anything. However, when the pieces ARE properly arranged and connected together, a LADDER emerges which CAN be used to climb up.

    Yet the important point is that the ladder, as an entity, is emergent and exists at a higher "plane" than its component pieces. For even when the ladder is assembled, you do NOT find eight items (2 runners, 5 steps, and 1 ladder) but only seven. The ladder does not exist at the same level of reality as its component pieces.

    Just as cognition and understanding do not exist at the same level of reality as the information of one's sense and perception. Cheers!
    Tricia Mitchell
    07/08/2017 #46 Tricia Mitchell
    #45 โ˜บthank you dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee i welcome headaches as they are a sign that something has released/is releasing. As I dont take analgesics, it sometimes feels like a party in my head! It simply reminds me to be in allowance โ˜บ
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/08/2017 #45 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #44 If all these headaches bring the best out of you then I have a paradox dear @Tricia Mitchell. To wish you continuing headache tsp that your mind oozes the best, but then I am not a friend to wish you headaches. I have a paradox to solve.
    Tricia Mitchell
    07/08/2017 #44 Tricia Mitchell
    #40 dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are the metaphor king! I truly appreciate you sharing and commenting on my baby buzz. I drafted it yesterday, but the lunar activity is gifting me nausea, healing headaches and an incredibly skittish dog for the last few days. I hope to post the concluding part soon. I thank you again for your support & glad you enjoyed reading it.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/08/2017 #43 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #41 Dear @Tausif Mundrawala- you surprise me again, but my planned next buzz centers partly around your comment here. I say cheers to you while raising my and holding a cup filled with nimbu paani with very little amount of rock salt added. Yes, some people the work place too salty. You offer a great analogy of balance in your example and I strongly suggest that you expand it to a buzz (poem if you wish).
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/08/2017 #42 Tausif Mundrawala
    I like the analogy of a small difference certain chemicals can create. Your buzz made me remember of lemonade (here we call it nimbu paani)where in order to change it's taste and to make it more tangy only a minute amount of black or rock salt is added. A teaspoon would make it more salty and a minutest grain cannot make the taste felt which we were hoping for.

    In your last buzz, our focus had been on leaders but here it's about employees. I myself have encountered many of this toxic employees who wish that the company could be locked forever. Instead of delivering and hoping for the best these are the hidden termites who always try to weaken the foundation of a company. They would blurt venomous rumors and talks about the company. In many cases their main motto is to dampen the self-confidence of their colleagues to the level where they would leave the company in haste. I have always remained a strong ship who have not allowed the pessimist storm to shaken my desire to achieve more.

    Again a thought provoking buzz, Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/08/2017 #40 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Dear @Tricia Mitchell- just prior to reading your comment here I commented, liked and shared your buzz on three platforms. It falls under the category of a must read.
    I am glad that the womb of my buzz resulted in the delivery of such a great baby buzz that is lively and energetic.
  15. ProducerCharlene Norman

    Charlene Norman

    How to Choose Your Best Advisor
    How to Choose Your Best AdvisorOne of the most frequent questions we get is about choosing a good business advisor or coach.ย  Some days, it seems like an entire university has sprung up and is happily pumping out coaches and consultants.ย  Online and offline.ย  Churning out...


    Charlene Norman
    01/08/2017 #7 Charlene Norman
    #6 ROFL. Aleta, here is my logic. Once upon a time, someone much older than I told me it took twenty years to really learn one's craft. Then I was told it took twenty years to become an over night sensation. Then I learned it took twenty years to become skilled at anything and learn a bunch of life lessons. If we finish university in our early twenties, we start to mellow in our early forties. But we still need a few years to establish ourselves in our own businesses. That will take us to nearly fifty. (Assuming we stick to one thing.)

    Sure, there are some folks who can be ready to be advisors before they are fifty, but not too many. And as you say, in not too many industries. Before fifty, most of us are focussed on ourselves, our families, our mortgages, our own worlds. It is (generally) once we hit fifty that reality hits us. We have a health crisis, the kids leave the nest, the main financial issues are done, one or both parents pass, we start to think about legacies and leaving our knowledge for others. In other words, we think about really helping mankind. Despite the fact that all humans feel special and unique, all humans go on this trip.

    I too have met a few folks who could be great advisors at less than 50 years old. They simply lacked the patience to pull it out of me at the time. (And that 'pulling it out of us' is more than half the job when the relationship is right. )

    Love your analogy of box of chocolates. Indeed.
    Aleta Curry
    01/08/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    'Do not choose someone who is not over fifty years old.' Had to read that one twice. Feel like buying you a box of chocolates. Although I think a little younger is probably okay in some industries.
    Charlene Norman
    01/08/2017 #5 Charlene Norman
    #2 Thank you Whitney. You are so right!
    Charlene Norman
    01/08/2017 #4 Charlene Norman
    #1 Interesting point Phil. As a matter of fact, I constantly say, "a real advisor keeps their identity secret and so should you. It is your secret only. No one needs to know how you come to your genius. Ever." You are correct. I should have included that too.
    Phil Friedman
    01/08/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    #2 I agree entirely with you, @Whitney Raver. Youthfulness is not, in itself, a handicap. Indeed, youthful vigor and a fresh outlook are valuable assets. However, that should not be confused with a total disregard for the value of relevant experience -- something that too many "younger" people engage in, especially on social media. Just because on social media someone can, with a few keystrokes, add the title if "guru" or "ninja" or "expert" to his or her resume, that does not make that person such. Cheers!
    Whitney Raver
    01/08/2017 #2 Whitney Raver
    This is an excellent list, thank you for sharing. I would add, particularly for youth, Do not choose someone who berates or tolerates the generalized berating of your age group. Something we have to watch out for that's generally overlooked.
    Phil Friedman
    01/08/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    OMG, @Charlene Norman, are you actually suggesting that hard, relevant experience is something to be sought in a business coach or advisor? What a novel -- and un-Millennial -- idea that is.

    Seriously, there is one point I am moved to add. Do not hire someone who is not prepared to work on what I call a "transparent" basis. What does that mean? Well, a good coach or advisor or consultant is never visible and never leaves any tracks. His or her focus is on YOU and YOUR BUSINESS, not on using you as a case study on the basis of which to close the next gig.

    Good solid advice here... from someone who is obviously well experienced. Thanks for raising the bar. And cheers!
  16. ProducerGraham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Questions to Help You Mind Your Business... Question #1
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    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    09/08/2017 #5 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #3 Thanks for the comment @Jerry Fletcher and your insight into the Ps.... I really like it (as well as the video). Thanks for sharing!
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    09/08/2017 #4 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #2 Thanks for the comment @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr... I had not of PEST and now I have... thx
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/07/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    Nice Series. Fellow travelers in the marketing space have some of the same ways of getting at things. In my marketing pantheon it starts with the corporate Vision followed by the Ps: 1. Prospect Viewpoint 2. Profitable Niche, 3. Position, 4. Persona, 5. Promotion, 6. Performance, 7. Perception, 8. Prospect Feedback all wrapped round by a circle of Trust. Here's a vdeo of how I approach it: https://vimeo.com/185534580
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #2 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier A very good start to this series as you are beginning at the beginning which is such a good place to begin! I might only add one tool to your analyses and that is one which complements the SWOT. I have found undertaking at PEST (Political. Economic. Social. Technical) analysis is also very useful. It forms part of my Brand Clarity exercise wherein I help companies define the essence of their brand. Good stuff folks. Will share.
  17. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    In my recent post on Inc., I talked about how CEO engagement on social media can be a community builder. I listed our very own @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee along with T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes as three top CEOs on social media that understand how to use it to build a brand.
    Link to article on Inc: bit.ly/topCEOsonsocial
    John White, MBA


    Michele Williams
    06/11/2016 #15 Michele Williams
    #14 Interesting point, Brian. Is there a solution to this dilemma? This concern may also face those slated for the c-suite.
    Brian Caldwell
    06/11/2016 #14 Brian Caldwell
    While many CEO's may think they don't have the time, it's been my experience that non-founder CEO's are mindfully avoiding conflating their brand and that of the company they work for.
    Michele Williams
    06/11/2016 #13 Michele Williams
    "CEO interaction with customers on social makes them feel special and creates a strong emotional attachment to the brand." Quoted from article.
    Michele Williams
    06/11/2016 #12 Michele Williams
    Great infographic. Just tweeted.
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    06/11/2016 #11 Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    This is like the coolest infographic ever.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/11/2016 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Interesting article. I agree with Dean Owen that Many CEOs don't have the time to be interactive.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #8 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    When you are ready for the follow-on article, Richard Branson is such a classic example of how a decent and caring human being can be the heart of a very profitable empire. He listens. And I bet he is very involved with his social media team. There is a real synergy there.....
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/11/2016 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 And, that's a good thing for me, Dean. Most of my work is in being the public voice for busy CEOs, CMOs, and CFOs.

    If everyone was like @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, I'd be much thinner. LOL
    Dean Owen
    04/11/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    Excellent article. You are right, I don't think any of the CEOs I know are active on social media. But then again most just simply don't have the time.
    John White, MBA
    04/11/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    #2 Thank you very much, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Occasionally, I have a good idea. LOL!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    That is eye-catching, John!

    Very astute move, my friend. The whole concept.
  18. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Fingerprint of Change
    Fingerprint of ChangeIt is customary for the attendees of conferences to report to their respective organizations on the activities of the conferences they attended. This time I am kind of a journalist reporting to the beBee community on the conference that I...


    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/08/2017 #28 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Welcome on board dear @Ahmad Al - Tawil. Can you call me please. Amani has my phone number
    Ahmad Al - Tawil
    07/08/2017 #27 Ahmad Al - Tawil
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/07/2017 #26 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #24 - again dear @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- you are spot on. I am writing now a buzz on why KPIs sometimes are irrelevant and cause us to have tunnelling effect. I voiced similar thoughts to yours on the conference. Kodak focused on great KPIs and advanced rapidly, but only to get blind to the emerging opportunities and threats of the then emerging electronic camera. We have built many paradigms based on KPIs such as the balanced scorecard. That is fine, but then I need to understand that how could KPIs work with complex systems and their unpredictability as you explained wonderfully in your comment. Apparently, we lose our senses sometimes by following trends and without enough consideration of their limitations.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/07/2017 #25 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #23 An amazing comment with its high quality dear @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You are right as we have abandoned many of our good practices and replaced them with less functional ones. Your examples reflect your deep understanding and practicing of solid self-organizing activities. When we adopt approaches that force the tablet in our throats and expect great results then we shall be fooling ourselves. People shall be more engaged if they work on things they like and are attracted to them. You explained this perfectly well.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/07/2017 #24 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    On your conversation re KPI's - I remember earlier in my career we focussed on clearly identifying the outcomes we wanted to achieve. Once again this fine for known tangible activities. I want to plan to fly to London. I know my outcome and I plan the actions to get there. But the outcome of the trip is less known. I may have a vision for wanting to meet with people and have inspiring conversations that lead me to make better choices in the world. Or I may envision meeting like minded people who have a problem and I can help them solve that problem with my experience and expertise. How I go about the meeting, interacting, conversing, understanding, with these people is less predictable. There are so many unknowns. there are so many things that may emerge that I have to work out how in the moment using my resilience and wit in the moment. I may have a KPI that states I bring back "x" amount of business. If I focus on that specifically, perhaps I miss some other opportunity. I think we forget that we develop these things to help us achieve something and they are guides. We try to make them black and white and set them in concrete. The world is just not like that. The more complex, the more resilient we need to be, which means discarding tools that no longer work for us and creating new ones. And doing that again and again.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/07/2017 #23 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee graet to hear your report from your conference. It sounds like it was organised using a methodology like "Open Space" - I have facilitated many events using this method and it has its' foundation on self-organising systems. I think many organisations could use this method internally and it would free up much energy inside an organisation. Many people complain about all the meetings they have to attend. With Open Space organisation you would choose to go the ones that are relevant for you - you would also share responsibility for making the meeting work - and be freed up to host different types of exchanges. As I have been around for awhile it was methods like Open Space, Conversation Cafe, The Art of Hosting, Search, Circle Dialogue processes that emerged and made a big difference to the conversations people had many years ago. It seems like everything there is a cycle, and now many of these methods are either no longer used or have faded into the background again. So I was delighted to hear of your conference being organised like this. there are so many valuables methods for organising people in more meaningful ways it is a shame they are not used more.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/07/2017 #22 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 dear @Steve Brady- your comment is enough to reflect many realities. I agree with your super thinking and suggestion of turning our thinking inside out. This is the way to find new awareness of reality. Sometimes opportunity presents itself for us to become aware of reality. Accidentally only yesterday a new hashtag captured the interest of Jordanians and I shall share this example in my next buzz. I thank you for you= time to share your lovely comment
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/07/2017 #21 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 ;dear @Steve Brady- your c[mment is enough to reflect many realities. I agee with your super thinking and suggestion of turning our thinking inside out. This is the way to find new awareness of reality. S[metimes opportunity presents itsel for us to become aware of rea)ity. In cidentally only yesterday a new hashtag captured the interest of Jordanians and I shall share this example inmy next buzz. I thank you for you= time to share your lovely comment
    Steve Brady
    21/07/2017 #20 Steve Brady
    Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for sharing this with us. Your comment that CSR needs an "inverting of thinking" approach resonated with me. May I suggest it may even need turning inside out, being shaken, and possibly tossed around the room also! I want to also mention @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich's comment. Her insight: "KPIs and CSRs both have this worldwide blindspot built right in unless companies really examine the framework both initiatives provide. It saves time to have a shared list of key performance indicators in reviewing certain slices of employees work. But there is a real danger that only things that fit in the previously determined framework will be noticed" is profoundly important. Research of any kind is limited by the nature of the "tools" we bring to the task. Our consciousness or awareness of what really matters needs to be moulded, not just by cultural norms, but rather also by what many are realizing deep within their hearts. Human resources (gee I dislike that term!) can be seen as commodities or as vital contributors to the hive that every company can be.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #19 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #18 My dear @Cyndi wilkins- I am truly thrilled that you noticed the parallism with hives. I am so happy that you did. Yes, hives on beBee are a form of self-organizing with the possibility of pollinating each other. It is pollinating and NOT pollinating. You made my day.
    Cyndi wilkins
    20/07/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins
    This is a perfect example of understanding the 'uniqueness' of each human being and the value they bring to an organization...Be it complex Corporate functionality or simply pollinating 'the hives' with valuable insights to perhaps assist those in areas of struggle to strengthen the 'hive' or business as a whole.

    I love the parallel you have created here @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee....in reference to this platform...with all bees contributing their unique expertise to each of the hives of their interest, we are building a sustainable platform for those looking for a voice where they may have otherwise been squelched into silence;-)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #17 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #16 Thank you so much for your compliment. I say that the conference was well-prepared and the environment was very supportive. The engagement of participants was beyond expectation. Yes, and I wonder who dared to coin the term headhunter. Coining a term reflects on the person who coined it. What if he had opted for bees for our hive? You know this is a rather unspoken value of beBe- the hives are the attraction and attention of talents.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    20/07/2017 #16 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Clearly you were an excellent choice for a speaker at the 'Fingerprint of Change' Conference, Ali. And it sounds as if you enjoyed your time presenting at it; with an audience who, no doubt, appreciated your invaluable input. I also appreciated Joanne Gardocki's comment regarding people being treated as talent. In fact, today companies have individuals called 'Talent Attraction Strategists'; hopefully finally eliminating the ugly word 'headhunter'. Now if only company presidents and ceo's remembered that good talent is how and why a company grows and prospers. And, yes, as Sara Jacobovici suggests - you should add 'journalist' to your curriculum vitae!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #15 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 I do all the participants of the conference would read your comment @Joanne Gardocki. The issue of "HR is evolving from personnel function to talent management" was a prominent topic during the presentations and discussions. Yes, I am personally very glad by your observation spotlighting this hugely relevant issue.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #14 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 I of KPIs are truly important @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. Unfortunately the eyes of Is can be blind and lead us astray if not carefully chosen. They are Is that aren't.
    They are Key indicators, but are not for the locks we have on the doors.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #13 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 Thank you for sharing the buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici. You too brought a smile in my heart. I am becoming a "mobile" journalist.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #12 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich- I always enjoy the depth of your comments. You mentioned indirectly the butterfly effect of a smile and how t could be a great motivator for employees and beyond the capability of any KPI.
    I am referring to your comment in my next buzz. The idea of the buzz is that we tend to divide organization as simple, complicated, complex, chaotic and unknown. Yes, the work of some organizations might be simple, but the human employees (not robots) are complex bodies). That said the question then becomes how simple is a simple organization? I find the idea of self-organizing organizations is also extensible from self-organizing teams. Your smiling comment brought a butterfly effect on my and is urging me to write on this topic.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #11 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #3 hank you so much for your supporting comment @Sara Jacobovici. Yes, the organizers did a superb job. A conference need quality speaker, engaged audience and 'Sustaining" environment. The conference achieved all. Thank you for your trust in me.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #10 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #2 Thank you dear @Debasish Majumder. I am so busy today as well. It is early morning and I have a litle time to respond to you and all the great commenters. I appreciate your sharing. I noticed a poem b you and hopefully soon will read.
    Joanne Gardocki
    20/07/2017 #9 Joanne Gardocki
    What a wonderful hopeful message, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for the buzz report. I can't fully describe the sense of relief when I read HR is evolving from personnel function to talent management. It is degrading for people to be handled as widgets that fit anywhere and then disposed of with the same algorithm as excess stock. Understanding that people bring talent and value is so important to cultivating, growing and engaging that talent within the company for a better bottom line.
  19. Daniel ๐Ÿ Campos
    Daniel ๐Ÿ Campos


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/07/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    My only caveat is that we already exist in a heavily PUSH society where people are taught to get themselves noticed in what becomes an arms race for attention. A lot of energy is expended through PUSH and it is in some ways a bit like a pyramid scheme, the people pushing at the top are gaining the lion share of the advantage.

    It is important to balance or at least find an different mindset and rather than push back at the push society, find a new space which is PULL. Personally I think PULL is far more powerful than PUSH. I don't see PULL as an alternative to push, only a way of thinking differently.

    PUSH will always be a dominant feature of a dog-eat-dog society, there is no getting away from that, but with PULL we can try to become a little bit more human and little less dog.
  20. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    What is the value of enhancing your emotional intelligence? Check out this infographic and then read my latest in Inc: https://www.inc.com/john-white/how-jeff-bezos-and-ursula-burns-build-success-with.html John White, MBA


    Martin Wright
    11/07/2017 #2 Martin Wright
    if anybody else starts telling how to raise my emotional intelligence - I am going to sulk.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/07/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Remove the gloss and stock photo images and the reality of leadership success is that emotional intelligence for a leader like Jeff Bezos refines the success producing side of ruthless leadership.

    It is fine to entertain EQ as a part of the new age toolbox, but Jeff Bezos is not new age, he knows how to get things done in an arena feint hearts will not be found.

    Otherwise the very things detailed are a factor of natural emotional maturity that people grew into with or without EQ.

  21. ProducerEdward Lewellen

    Edward Lewellen

    Low-Performers: Punishment or Support?
    Low-Performers: Punishment or Support?When you manage or lead people, you know to expect that things wonโ€™t always be sunshine and roses.ย Your role requires you to lead, motivate, and inspire to get the results your company wants.ย Your role also requires you to be involved when people...
  22. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    She (Patty McCord) helped foster a different type of culture at Netflix, then was fired for a business decision but on the way she created a culture deck that top leaders like Sheryl Sandberg applaud

    1. https://jobs.netflix.com/culture
    2 Original Deck :
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    She Created Netflixโ€™s Culture And It Ultimately Got Her Fired
    www.fastcompany.com Patty McCord created Netflixโ€™s revolutionary culture, treating employees โ€œlike fully formed adults,โ€ but did that culture force her...
  23. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ


    Margaret Waage
    22/06/2017 #8 Margaret Waage
    So true!
    Brian McKenzie
    22/06/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    Sadman Ishrak
    22/06/2017 #6 Sadman Ishrak
    The final question. Where would the freshers go?
    Gerald Hecht
    22/06/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @Lyon Brave good eye! ๐Ÿน
    Lyon Brave
    22/06/2017 #4 Lyon Brave
    i mean having a tie is a big deal
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/06/2017 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    You mean to tell me that there is still actual human contact happening on the other side of an applicant tracking system?
    Martin Tolovski
    22/06/2017 #2 Martin Tolovski
    70s version cracked me up ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Lyon Brave
    22/06/2017 #1 Lyon Brave
    Well maybe she should apply to be an interpreter and someone with her experience and interest are not good fit for the company. Sometimes a person goes to a job interview simply because they need a job and they are not right for it.
  24. ProducerTannis Liviniuk

    Tannis Liviniuk

    If You Want to be a Thought Leader, You Must First be a Leader
    If You Want to be a Thought Leader, You Must First be a LeaderIf You're a 'Thought Leader' that isn't Leading, You aren't Making Much ImpactWe've all met someone who claims to be an authority in their field, but seems to have more interest in self-aggrandizing than in truly advancing industry. These...


    Tannis Liviniuk
    12/06/2017 #17 Tannis Liviniuk
    #11 Great addition @Sara Jacobovici. You make a great point about the leader's role in ensuring growth and taking responsibility when things don't go as expected. A good leader owns the results, good or bad, and gives credit to the team when it is due. Thanks for posting! You added some great additional points and insight to the discussion!
    Tannis Liviniuk
    12/06/2017 #16 Tannis Liviniuk
    #10 I couldn't agree more @Sara Jacobovici! The attachments that you reference are key to sustaining the initiatives. Too often ideas fizzle out due to lack of knowledge or support. Building a stronger network, connecting with others, and sharing ides, will help us ensure that advancement is possible.
    Tannis Liviniuk
    12/06/2017 #15 Tannis Liviniuk
    #5 Good Point @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. Leadership metaphors are often overused, and not always representative of the message that we are trying to convey. I use the analogy of digging holes as I often observe the struggle of thought leadership in my industry. There are a lot of great ideas out there, but many focus all of their effort on trying to change the industry alone. To make monumental change, you must inspire the masses to help you dig below the surface. Only then can we build the foundation, as you referenced.
    Tannis Liviniuk
    12/06/2017 #14 Tannis Liviniuk
    #12 #12 Well said Erroll! Leadership is not a one-way activity. It is the result of multi-directional knowledge sharing, support, and accountability that results in benefit for both parties.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    12/06/2017 #12 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Leaders must have the characteristics so others can follow. Leaders should not feel intellectually challenged by subordinates. Leaders should take the opportunity to nurture the ability of their subordinates.When it comes to leadership there should always be transparency, accountability, humility, respect, honesty, confidentiality, dignity, and empathy.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/06/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Part Two: Your concluding paragraph @Tannis Liviniuk is great. If I may, I would like to add, "To do that, start handing out some shovels", in a responsible way. "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.โ€ -
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    A leader, a person in a place of power and position, is responsible at all times; to ensure that things continue to go well during the prosperous times, times of growth, and who takes responsibility during times of instability and turmoil. No leader is expected to be flawless, only to be human. In this way, a responsible leader develops and grows into achieving success and โ€œgreatnessโ€. Thanks for the opportunity to engage in this discussion.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/06/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    Part One: Thank you @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for bringing my attention to @Tannis Liviniuk's buzz. Kudos to you Tannis for taking on a difficult topic. Too often, articles written about leadership appear cliche and "formula"oriented. I appreciate you taking the time to focus and offer some depth to the qualities of being a leader.I would like to focus on one you mention and humbly expand on another. You write, "...everyone is working on their own ideas, and so we dig a lot of shallow holes....Team collaboration is the key to best practice and innovation advancement. Yet, so many are hesitant to share innovations with others for fear of losing competitive edge." The discussion of establishing, not only, connections with others, but what I refer to as attachments, are crucial. As you point out, there is a hesitation to sharing with others.ther and say, there is a sense of fear or risk to forming attachments. But a leader knows and understands that when you give up the idea that the work and success are yours alone and forms the appropriate attachments, you are establishing the foundation of success.
    Tannis Liviniuk
    11/06/2017 #9 Tannis Liviniuk
    #1 Thanks Jean-Yves!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/06/2017 #8 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 Thank you @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for tagging me to this important buzz by @Tannis Liviniuk. I published a buzz using four different metaphors on leadership:
    4 Metaphors for leadership- Is it more of Same? I used the divers metaphor, The perfume bottle metaphor, the reaction vessel metaphor and the driving cars metaphors. I also published other related buzzes. In my buzz of today "Growing on the Cliffs of Challenge"
    I explain using the tree metaphor why leaders must have what Tannis mentioned in her buzz "Humility is a Key Trait".
    I enjoyed reading this buzz immensely and I see eye-to-eye with its content.
    Tannis Liviniuk
    11/06/2017 #7 Tannis Liviniuk
    #2 Thanks @Joe Rowbotham! Glad you enjoyed it!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/06/2017 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    There are times when we still use out-dated metaphors like 20th Century military mindsets and often it ends in the description as a war for something i.e. "a war for talent". The reality of leadership is that it is not a conventional war. Our metaphors for leadership are outdated.

    This buzz is a metaphor for shoveling a greater foundation. This will for a start be of interest to my good friend @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee The idea of holes here symbolizes the enormity of the construction to come in our builder age.

    Donald Trump builds hotels but he is a real-estate marketer who is a brand builder and not a nation builder. The people who voted for Trump had dreams of a builder to "make America great", the same slogan used by Ronald Reagan's campaign. Reagan's "make America great" was brand based, or at least the kind of brand that is best formulated by an actor. America wanted a builder leader to dig huge holes for rebuilding the foundation of America - but it elected a shallow hole personal brand.

    I am sure @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and @Juan Imaz will appreciate the foundation layers Tannis Liviniuk has written about here.
    Joe Rowbotham
    09/06/2017 #2 Joe Rowbotham
    Great read ๐Ÿ’ช
    Jean-Yves Piton, MBA ๐Ÿ
    07/06/2017 #1 Jean-Yves Piton, MBA ๐Ÿ
    Great post and thoughts Tannis. Thanks for sharing.
    Indeed, one must first lead the way to influence others to follow.
  25. Friddy Hoegener

    Friddy Hoegener

    Great report on employee engagement by HR Magazine. Looking at all the facets of building a holistic engagement strategy, with focuses on neuroscience, data mining, line managers, and more. http://bit.ly/2qGlCDJFriddy Hoegener


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/06/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #8 In terms of resources definitely not fair but in terms of practice, all I am saying is that asking for personal information after the invitation is not something I am cool with whether it is Deloitte or HR Magazine. What Katie Jacobs provided is "DOWNLOAD OUR FREE REPORT" but it is not free. If she wrote SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE REPORT I have no problem. It is not about David & Goliath here, it is my own memories of bait & switch. If that is the engagement then in terms of engagement that is for me the irony here. I don't find that engaging.
    Friddy Hoegener
    02/06/2017 #8 Friddy Hoegener
    #4 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit I hear what you are saying but I don't think it's fair to compare the resources that a company like Deloitte has with HR Magazine. For HR Magazine those articles are a core business strategy and as you pointed out a vital marketing strategy to identify potential customers. Deloitte just likes to demonstrate their expertise and capapilities. David vs Goliath
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/06/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    There is one thing that irks me about HR Magazine, that its partner We Thrive needs our email in order to share this report.. My reaction, if that is what We Thrive call engagement, I am not that engaged with these kind of marketing tactics.

    Now compare that with Deloitte writing a report about engagement being "irresistible", even though this article is from 2015, I can both read the article and they provide a download button, which provides the option to save a PDF. In this case here that is a very engaging thing to do, so who do I trust and support when it comes to who engaged better?

    Deloitte vs. We Thrive 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
    Game Set and Match :-)

    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    02/06/2017 #2 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit thank you I will check it out.#1
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