- Producer19/04/201740 Years of Research Proves Women Are Better Managers Than Men Because They Tend to Have This Crucial SkillIn a Gallup report based on over four decades of research, including the analysis of 27 million employees' responses, female managers outperform their male counterparts when it comes to driving employee engagement. Gallup defines engaged employees...
- Producer19/04/20177 Essential Elements to Consider When Writing an International Executive ResumeI had the privilege last Friday of listening to a webinar led by Tim Windhof, an international executive resume/CV writer. Tim explained many of the challenges U.S. and Canadian writers can face when writing these job search documents for an...
- Producer18/04/2017Are you wasting money and time on leadership training? Some very interesting research suggests there is a strong negative correlation between the amount of money spent on leadership training and development, and people’s confidence in their leaders. (My Bold) “Leadership training and development...
Comments19/04/2017 #11 Phillip HubbellTwo things…leadership courses, as conducted by companies, is often about the latest touchy feely effort to not actually lead. A lot of it is about codifying some sort of egalitarian process of trying to make people be happy and loyal in the face of job loses designed to make the stock look better. Second, a lot of these programs are aimed at the people who will not be considered for promotions because everyone doesn’t get to be a leader, so trying to teach everyone to be one is kind of pointless. Leadership training should be directed only at those who have a chance at becoming one, even though the qualities the programs are trying to instill don’t really make someone stand out as the company’s first choice.19/04/2017 #10 Jerry FletcherLeadership is truly a sticky wicket. The conundrum, to my way of thinking, is emotion versus logical. The idea that we must share the vision of an outcome before we are willing to accept a leader sounds good logically but it doesn't account for charisma, charm and persuasiveness. To be a good leader you supposedly need a good Emotional Quotient score and that gives you a lift in confidence. Again, there is a chasm between emotion and logic that is not being dealt with. How can we leap the chasm?19/04/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 BhattUnlike Master, Superior, Manager, Guide,Guru, Mentor, Frontrunner and popular synonyms leader has some additional synonyms like Pioneer, inventor, Initiator, discoverer and the overly debated word disruptor which i feel as a mismatch.
In India, training saves taxes and Leadership is a much loved word because many in management like to "follow" US trends.
People seek leaders when then are unable or unwilling to lead themselves. People doubt leaders because they do not want to give another power but do so immediately out of fear and doubt.
Wannabe leaders often question power centres and not the source of power itself, the undercurrents of shared fears beneath the evident shared interests.
A leader is someone with a functional solution permitted by the rest to implement it. Maybe it is out of trust, maybe it is a desperate scenario and the trust is built along the way. It hardly matters because leaders are gauged in retrospect and that too is reduced to the scale of sceptism wherein few are considered lucky to get away with messups.
My clients try to force fit a leadership program within my consulting assignments as a way to save taxes and look good to their management, everywhere i have the same thing to say.
Find a solution, find a way to get it implemented with justifiable credit to all involved. If people see you as a doer, they will follow.19/04/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Fascinated by this idea "jantelagen" and the moment I read it, I was whirling around Google wanting to know much more about this, and found links like this
http://blogs.transparent.com/swedish/the-downfall-of-jantelagen-%E2%80%93-social-media/ View more#7 Fascinated by this idea "jantelagen" and the moment I read it, I was whirling around Google wanting to know much more about this, and found links like this
Personally I am interested in the idea of equanimity and jantelagen seems to be blend of equanimity, humility and political correctness. I am not a fan of political correctness but I have a soft spot for equanimity.
Each individual must process jantelagen commensurate to so many variables and factors of their own being, and as i read various links across the net about this, that is the first thing that came through, that the knowledge, nuance, experience and disposition of the individual discussing jantelgan both coloured and informed what it actually is.
By itself it is an interesting cultural practice. There is both an intelligent aspect to it and a restrictive and suffocating aspect. Close19/04/2017 #7 Anonymous#6 Hi Sue,
Yes, it is in a strange way both a complex and “simple” subject at the same time.
I made a comment (see below) on a buzz from @john-white about “haters” which I also think have some bearing on this discussion too. I.E. the pressure from society/school/work etc. against those who stand out as achievers. Except of course for sports stars and certain celebrities (which makes for an interesting discussion about our society’s values).
All of this, plus other “things”, doesn’t exactly make it easy to find the leaders with the “right stuff”. Nonetheless, this makes it even more important that we as a society succeed with this.
“In Sweden and the other Nordic countries it is called ”Jantelagen”. It has been around for a long time. But it is not so much about hatred as envy and a condescending attitude towards individuality and success. Jantelagen refers to a mentality that de-emphasises individual effort and places all emphasis on the collective, while discouraging those who stand out as achievers.
The author Aksel Sandemose in a novel from 1933 formulated the 10 laws of Jante like this:
1. You're not to think you are anything special.
2. You're not to think you are as good as we are.
3. You're not to think you are smarter than we are.
4. You're not to convince yourself that you are better than we are.
5. You're not to think you know more than we do.
6. You're not to think you are more important than we are.
7. You're not to think you are good at anything.
8. You're not to laugh at us.
9. You're not to think anyone cares about you.
10. You're not to think you can teach us anything.”18/04/2017 #6 Sue BryanThank you for this Bengt. Leadership is a complex subject. I think that few people, through their schooling have ever seen strong leadership in action, as western schools depend so heavily on controlling behavior through manipulation, bullying, shaming and sometimes - rewards, not strong leadership.18/04/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd#4 In leadership we have to focus on the whole and then serve the individual to that end. Some how we have gotten this upside down. We are serving the individual at the expensive of the whole. I don't want to pour unity down every ones throat but but leadership requires the whole of the goal to be first. Secondarily we can tame schedules and execution around the individual.
Great conversation and we need to discuss these variables as we look at growing from where we are to where we want to be.18/04/2017 #4 Anonymous#2 Hi Harvey,
A very valid point. It is always useful to look at a problem/situation from very different angels/views. In addition, the way the education standards/results in Western Europe and USA have gone down in the last decades is not encouraging. Nonetheless, this in no way diminishes the leadership role, but it makes it much harder.18/04/2017 #2 Harvey LloydI share your observations but look at the other side of the coin. Those being lead. Leaders can't lead those whose views are so narrow as to exclude others/group's/goals that are based on the whole of the company/country or region. Leaders are attempting to lead folks to a goal who are all individuals, developing their brand.
My report card from many years ago had a check box on it that related to this other side of the coin, Does not play well with others.
Until education begins in the area of common good that we can all live within, the leadership will not be able to organize teams towards goals effectively.
- Producer15/04/2017LEADERSHIP CLINIC! AMAZING!Of late, I came across an Advertisement regarding “LEADERSHIP CLINIC!” Leaders are ailing, failing to comply, their skills needed to be honed. So that they can deliver effectively and manoeuver the crisis they are confronting, locally, nationally...
Comments16/04/2017 #12 John RylanceThe Charge of the Light Brigade had no backup plan and look what happened to them.
Actually I suspect plan A, includes alternatives to cover all possibilities. Not to do so is foolish. You can't always predict what someone else is going to do. Their actions may need plan B, if you've only got one approach then your plan you will fail.
Winning formulas need to be flexible, changing them at any stage. Isn't a sign of failure it's proof you are reacting to ever changing situations.16/04/2017 #9 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIn an advanced version of the tortoise and hare story is that at the end they decided to share responsibility and found a common ground on which they could elaborate. One to carry the other onland and the other to carry the mate in water.Leadership can find creative solutions instead of conflicts.
Thank you @debasish majumder for your interesting read. Sharing16/04/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida@debasish majumder - Interesting you selected the picture of Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos for this post. She is not one of my heroines. She is one of my examples of how **not to lead** and how not to make decisions and I disagree with her about not having a plan B.
Take look at this story, you may find it interesting....
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/09/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-exclusive16/04/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.very inspirational @debasish majumder 'nothing is impossible in the dictionary of man' true!
- 14/04/2017JOB FAIR ALERT - OVER 1,000 JOBS!!!
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Comments14/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitExcellent Jennifer ! Love the Recruitment Queen brand and how you have let it sit in the background with emphasis on job seekers and the employers showcased at the fair. It is quite a challenge to have this many employers to be at a job fair, free of employment agencies and people selling educational courses. Well done !
- Producer13/04/2017Producing the best!Image credit: Paroxysm on Human Resource Management In his buzz, Why the Best Make the Worst?, Ali Anani challenges us with the following question and statement: “Why the best fail to produce the...
Comments13/04/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe don't often do the simplest thing which is to deal with people as a human being, instead we have policy makers and then we force fit the human being through a prescribed prescription, and often my angst at human resource practices is at this most simplest level. Human as a resource then stops being human as a being and meaning flies away, leaving the mean, and thus our organizations actually contribute to a mean world, rather than a meaningful world.13/04/2017 #5 debasish majumdera tool being designed and developed out of the observation being made by one in an ambiance nature facilitate him to exist. for example, taking notice of the beck of a bird, an idea of forceps being triggered in ones faculty and accordingly a tool being come into effect, precisely with an intention to do the work comfortably and conveniently in accordance to ones requirement, unlike the dispensation of a bird. however, we cannot undermine ones skill how to gain expertise by utilizing the concern tool. though it could be an approximate idea, but surely an abstract one which usually accelerate the pace of civilization enormously and of course beyond any tentative assumption. in the same soil texture we can observe in nature mango and citrus fruits both produced simultaneously! so, i guess, it is pretty difficult from apparent presentation, what quality is hidden on one or in what condition, how one may emerge, giving a new dimension to the produce itself. however, intriguing insight indeed @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.13/04/2017 #2 Mohammed A. JawadAn excellent, thought-provoking post. Perhaps, we ought to realize that it's in the right knowledge that makes us sensible to cultivate chiseled culture, and this in turn make everything clear and easy to give best outcomes. Indeed, investing time in people with sound teachings and mentoring is the best initiative.13/04/2017 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici- I shared this buzz on three hives not because I am only honored to have a mention in it, but also of its deep meanings. You completed the Golden Circle by writing "But if you define the criteria as, the individual can demonstrate that he or she is able to take initiative, then you are able to produce the best because you understand how and under what circumstances the individual can thrive". The why is answered promptly by the understanding how and then what to extract the best out of people. It is not only the simple rule; now, I also believe it is the simple rules of asking as well.
This is a buzz you can be proud of for long times.
- Producer29/03/2017What do you see when you look at this picture?There seems to be some question regarding this photograph...Is it ...a pithy motivational saying for your wall? a commentary as to why many people miss opportunities?a reminder that nothing comes without hard work? just a bad picture with a scratch?...
Comments03/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI don't view this as opportunity in relationship to the work required to realize that opportunity but of course I can, nor do I view it as the opportunity lost due to organizational leadership that fail to cultivate vigorous debate between its executives - the example given is suffice and we tend to look this scenario through the lens of focusing on leadership rather than hidden talent.
What I look at is the literal view of it, which is all the talent left on the shelf because executives view them as hired hands and cannot get beyond the prejudicial view of seeing people either as a "workers". Unless a leader is vested in creating a relational system that provides deeper insight into talent the extent of under-utilized talent is massive loss in potential and abilities.
Overlooking people reminds me of William Golding's book "Lord of the Flies" - that leadership is contextual, in a different setting it yields different leaders and missed opportunities - but the prejudice which is inherent today, whether we are prejudiced through seeing workers as workers, or we ascribe to our own personal brand tribe, that leads me to the kind of opportunity that is the gravest oversights imaginable, underestimating the talent that is in our midst, simply because they wore overalls.
- 30/03/201712 profissionais que poderão ser substituídos por robôs no futurowww.megacurioso.com.br Confira algumas atividades que provavelmente serão automatizadas nos próximos 10...
- Producer26/03/2017Coaching:¿Gran herramienta?Hace unos meses recibí una sesión de coaching. Sí, esa palabra que está en boca que todos, que todo el mundo se ha lanzado a ofrecer sin ton ni son . Iba bastante a ciegas, pues reconozco que aunque no dejo de escuchar esta palabra por doquier...
Comments26/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe difficulty in coaching definitely is knowing we have a top notch coach rather than a coach who brands themselves as a coach. Unfortunately, when a coach is hired by a business, the feedback for that coach is generally positive because employees generally play nice.
After all their boss got the coach into the business and criticism of the coach can feel like criticism of the boss for hiring them. With that positive reaction from mediocre or average coaching sessions, one can see why this field encourages charlatans and people who do not resemble the best coaches.
I agree that a great coach is someone who can bring the best out of us and can be spotted by the fruits the coach creates, or as you say
"La sesión no me ayudó a decantarme de forma definitiva por una de las opciones consideradas, pero sí me dejó bastante impresionada la habilidad de la coach para acceder a mi subconsciente o mejor dicho, para hacer conscientes mis pensamientos del subconsciente"
That alone is something great coaches reach within us because they make us think, without taking ownership of our own choices. Even in asking a question, a great coach has the patience to listen and sometimes asks the questioner the first opportunity to answer their own question. More often then not, the coachee discovers that they had the answer at the sub-conscious level and they do reach what is latent or hidden within us and draw this out.
The first time I came a cross an extraordinary coach, I realized how much I did not know about coaching as a practice. It was one thing planning a coaching session, another to brand ourselves as a "successful coach" but a great coach is only known through what they transform without seeking to transform us, it is their practice which does that - average coaches can claim that, advertise that but only in practice do we know what a great coach really is.26/03/2017 #1 Juan J. TamayoHola Andrea, hace ya un tiempo escribí un artículo sobre eso del intrusismo en el Coaching, a ver qué te parece, un saludo cordial >>>>> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/el-intrusismo-en-coaching-juan-j-tamayo
- Producer20/03/2017SHOW, DON'T TELL: WHY RECRUITERS SHOULD ASK FOR MORE THAN A RESUMEOriginally published by ReWork, CornerstoneOnDemand's blog for Human Resources professionalsEmployers must take it on faith that the skills described on candidates' resumes accurately demonstrate that they have the “right stuff" to meet the...
Comments21/03/2017 #6 AnonymousThe cost of poor hires is very high. The return on investment in using the techniques describe in the post is high.
I use a practical test in interviews for IT developer roles. It is a simulation of a real problem that requires the candidate to think on their feet and to use a wider range of skills than simply cutting code. The code produced is not really the point of it. Some information is given up front. There is more information that can help if the person asks for it. If they don't ask they don't get. They are given clear instructions that set out very specific requirements for the exercise. It is designed to allow the candidate the opportunity to demonstrate and showcase their having the wider set of skills needed in the modern developer role. This approach does make a difference. It is not perfect, but it does reduce the risk of making a poor hiring decision. The smartest people with the best qualifications and skills who get through the recruitment process can still be toxic to a real team. Part of what recruitment is about is keeping the toxins out. Decontamination is very costly.21/03/2017 #5 Martin WrightI can see this method will work for a lot of companies. However so many recruiters play "We're too busy" game to actually try this out.
It may well be that if an organisation is looking for that something extra they need to provide the staff and the time to the search process to enable them to actually find them.21/03/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis gives me hope @Lynda Spiegel. When I was hired as a Respiratory Technician- I had zero experience in Respiratory. I was a Nurses Aide for 2 years at the same hospital before applying for the job. The job was called "OJT Respiratory Technician." OJT= On the job trainee. We had 6 months worth of training, College level testing and hands on testing before we were allowed to go out on our own and do our jobs. There were many jobs like this available back in the early 80's. I'm fairly certain I receieved this job because my boss was looking for the qualities you described above. I know he was also looking for people who were able to function under a lot of stress and were fairly quick learners. I was fortunate because today, most people aren't looking at a person holistically and many smart, emotionally capable people get passed by. I forgot to mention, I got to know many people in my 2 years on the job including, the Respiratory Therapists, this also helped me to attain the job because of my reputation. :) Thanks for sharing this! Sharing again.
- Producer30/01/2017Tu currículum no sirve para encontrar trabajoEl recurso al currículo es hoy una estrategia demasiado tradicional y poco eficaz cuando se busca un empleo. Es cierto que limitarse sólo al CV supone quedarse corto y no aportar mucha diferencia.Cuando una empresa lee tu currículo no percibe...
Comments19/04/2017 #79 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#78 In England we called them CV's as well when we applied for jobs, but what I find interesting is that Latin meaning or origin of the word "curriculum vitae" means "LIFE PATH". When I learned that, it accords with three things I am in accord with
1. Life Path over Career Path
2. Human Voice over Marketed Voice
3. Appreciation over Followership
Life path is a 21st Century flow and being, career path is a 20th Century production line a.k.a. education - career - retirement.
Just as we are not going to get rid of the 20th Century in the way work is done, nor are the Taliban going to get rid of medieval philosophy either. The 20th Century was Edward Bernays and Frederick Winslow Taylor, two world wars and the epoch of the industrial revolution.
An example of an organization using a 21st Century way for modern job search is a company like ziprecruiter
Personal brand is not the the value proposition in job search, it is to own the highway from where people can be profiled in hundreds of places. Ian Siegel has done a brilliant job, kudos to him. What's not to love about their 21st Century mindset. Reid Hoffman calls this type of thinking blitzscaling and ever since I heard about that, I am interested in knowing who comes close to it. My vote is ziprecruiter.
Blitzscaling is detailed here: https://medium.com/cs183c-blitzscaling-class-collection18/04/2017 #78 Javier 🐝 beBee#77 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Curriculum Vitae is a precious latin gift. LATIN root languages as Spanish, use CV instead of Resume.
A curriculum vitae, commonly known as a CV, is an alternative to writing a resume to apply for a job. While a resume is typically a page or two in length, a CV is more detailed and longer. A CV often contains more information on one's academic background than a resume18/04/2017 #77 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAs I come back to this buzz, it reminds me that curriculum vitae does not mean "career path", even though today it is viewed as a resume. Curriculum Vitae in Latin means LIFE PATH. That is a very important distinction.
The value of this buzz remains strong, but the meaning of Curriculum Vitae as "Life Path" absolutely informs my focus. The theme I wrote about in March for "Life Path" will now become a meeting theme for our Toastmasters campus club meeting I am hosting in May https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/my-curriculum-vitae
People do need to pay attention to the details mentioned in this buzz if they are using job search strategies, but I have also deemed the words "curriculum vitae" to be significant in their actual meaning and the meaning of LIFE PATH is one of higher order thinking and being.24/03/2017 #74 Daniel Gutierrez Perez🐝Me gustó el artículo, en lo particular, poniendo mi punto de vista como reclutador, a mi no me importa del todo las experiencias laborales o la situación académica de la persona, sino la pasión que ésta desempeña dentro de la empresa, pudo ser albañil por 10 años y haber estudiado únicamente la educación básica y entrar a mi empresa buscando una oportunidad como vendedor y resultar ser el mejor vendedor por su pasión por las ventas y no por su experiencia laboral o formación académica, ninguna experiencia académica o laboral dicta que serás el mejor en un puesto, sí, que serás capaz sí, pero sólo la pasión y dedicación te harán el mejor en ese puesto. Y es cierto, las relaciones sociales son el pilar más fuerte cuando de encontrar trabajo se trata, de hecho tengo un artículo en el horno que trata sobre eso.
Eso sí, me ha sorprendido la plataforma de beBee, ya que te permite crear un perfil laboral completo, te mantiene en un ambiente más serio segmentado además te permite demostrar lo que sabes a través del bloggin, herramienta que a mi parecer, muestra tus principales , es por eso que aún beBee me mantiene interesado y primeramente Dios, espero continúe así....11/03/2017 #69 Rob McNaughton#50 Carmen .. the cover letter is STILL a valid tool. The CV, on application for a position should be 'tailored' to meet the the needs of that position through some judicious 'cut and paste' work and perhaps some rewording. If the CV extends to five pages (as many executives do - IT and Project Management are two such areas) the cover letter which should not be of more than one page with the honorific on the second page is also tailored to the position but in a series of bullet points with examples. The cover letter is actually another page to the CV - condensed, but another page.11/03/2017 #64 Javier 🐝 beBee#62 jajajaja @Carmen JL, me temo que @José Luís Casado tiene razón. Cualquier teléfono hohmy en día tiene una cámara. Y se trata no de "querer ponerla" .. si no.. " de ponerla". Para mí es MUY importante como concepto en general. Ser ambicioso, no tener miedos a nada..y no decir "voya a hacer lo que sea.." sino... " me dispongo a hacerlo o ya lo he hecho " !!! Me has dado ideas para escribir miel sobre lo negativo que es procrastinar 🐝🐝🐝 CC @Mamen 🐝 Delgado , hemos hablado muchas veces de estas cosas eh !!! 💪💪💪💪
- 22/02/2017My good friend of many, many years Venky has written another great piece, and this one on Networking but written in a way which the thinker thinks and not merely networks.
A Millennial's No-Nonsense Guide to Networking by @Venkataraman RamachandranA Millennial's No-Nonsense Guide to Networkingwww.linkedin.com Few years ago, when I used to work for a "Work-Hard-Party Harder" Gen-X consulting firm, Networking was the in-thing. It had a mysterious sex...
Comments22/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Dear Laurent [ @Laurent Boscherini ] Venky is one of the great examples of a "learning journey". Take a look at his blog http://www.venkinesis.in/
From the time he was in college to today as millennial moving closer towards his 30's, not only have I watched him grow, but it was his mentor that sent him along with his other students to study me when I was writing online as "Mark Zorro", and that was years before he started officially blogging in 2007. Actually the task they were assigned was to be the first person who could find out who was behind "Mark Zorro".
Venky was the only one who succeeded in that task because he realized it is not about the person or a personal brand, but the task that the professor set for his students is about the life in that writing, which he wanted to see as an exploration in their own life. In the end it was great because he respected my privacy and I valued his developing and emerging mind, spirit and being and Venky continues to grow & develop.
He writes about his mentor with an awesome reverence and respect, especially since the professor in India even today, while that professor totally sits in the background, but who should be well proud of his charge or protege -that same student that I have watched over the years transform into a fine man, thinker and practitioner.
- Producer22/04/2016Top 5 Career Lessons for Millennials & Gen ZAs a 40-something member of Generation X, I have some career advice for Millennials. This advice is also applicable to Gen Z, the younger demographic following in the footsteps of their Millennial predecessors. These two groups represent a new...
Comments19/02/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe core of this buzz is excellent. Personally I am developing a new twitch about marketing labels such as millennials, gen x, boomer etc - for if we are able to be conditioned to the label, maybe we will be the depicted stereotype. That is about the label.
The wisdom of a life in work carry timeless principles - maybe the the third item I see differently i.e. network on social media, because I prefer the simpler "network intelligently" . Social media is "media" and young people know that, and for them it is superfluous to say that networking today is virtual - the reality of mobile is a day-to-day reality for each successive generation that is making their way into the work world and those yet to come.
Young people are not extending their nervous systems, they are extending their inner circle so there is no loss of immediacy of people in those closely knit and small private groups. Where young people do feel the pinch and pain is in finding a job, even one that is well below their capability and in this regard the market is steadily becoming dog-eat-dog.
I have no qualms in the advice given here, very sound and to the point. The labels well as honourable Jews may say, they are Meh!19/01/2017 #18 Brian McKenzie#16 @Harvey Lloyd "I find that all too many people rely on education, experience and other very tangible things when presenting themselves." I have found HR Departments are far more interested in your Spirit Animal than education, experience, or precedence of revenue performance. *Hint - mine is a Minotaur with a Scorpion Tail armed with a Soviet Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher - I call him Pavel.18/01/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd@David B. Grinberg this applies to all. I am finding that 40+ somethings are in the job market or want to be and they are having the same difficulties.
If there was any one piece of advice that draws us to your well designed post it would be the word value. I am you are a certain value. The question to answer is how i am valuable to the employer or customers i seek. The fundamentals you have displayed here are excellent. Putting teeth in them requires developing a value set that potential money making opportunities want you.
I find that all too many people rely on education, experience and other very tangible things when presenting themselves. What a potential company wants to know in the end can they make money with you. I use the word money in a very broad sense. Not just profit, but also your interaction with others and how you will impact the total landscape.
Knowing your fit within the structure before you interview or sell will show through in the process. Projecting yourself within the organization once in, is something that creates value going forward.26/10/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg#7 Thanks for sharing your excellent insights @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira. I agree that when life knocks you down, the best thing is get right up again. Try and try and try until you succeed. The interesting thing is people recall the breakthroughs and successes, rather than any setbacks it took to get there along the way.26/10/2016 #7 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@David B. Grinberg How wise my friend, thanks for sharing, I had the opportunity to read before, before working in the insurance industry, already delivered pizza as you age 16, was apprenticed to marketer, worked in shops convenience, stockist, general assistant, trainee salesman in a construction material store, fitter, painter, mason, were so many learning efforts, I believe that a great lesson is to determine, once in a music studio that also worked the director told me something very interesting, to achieve success he needed to drop 10 times, and the secret was always the same, the determination fell? get up, fell again? get up again, as long as life continues to follow their dreams, they will come!23/04/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg#4 Thanks for sharing you valuable feedback Neville. Yes, I concur that labels can indeed be divisive, especially in the workplace setting. In fact, I like to say that age is just a number. However, the media and society at large continue to perpetuate labels for various generations and then articulate their purported strengths and flaws, etc. This strikes me as a right of passage per se of every new generation coming of age, as the media tries to dissect their attributes or lack thereof. I recall, for instance, when I was growing up Gen X was dubbed, "The Lost Generation" and other unflattering terms. I'm sure that Gen Z will be the next demographic to come under scrutiny by media and society as they start to enter the work world. Thanks again for your thoughtful comments, kind sir!23/04/2016 #4 Neville Gaunt@David B. Grinberg that's a lovely read! Now a thought... what if we stopped talking of gen X or Y, Millennials, baby-boomers and the like and just spoke of human beings? At 57 years old your blog is totally relevant to people my age and those of my parents' age. Labels may be useful to put things in context but don't you find they can be damaging too?
- Producer03/02/2017Who you are and How do you tell it to othersThis is my first producer in English... The reason why I am doing it, it´s because I would like to explain something I have already spoken on a producer I´ve written before in Spanish. But I am going to talk about this topic telling you a real...
Comments20/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Raquel, in the 20th Century there was a distinct relationship between leader and followers. Leaders thought, followers acted. What then is 21st Century leadership? Some say it is the leaderless which is actually anarchy. This is still anarchy that is in the traditional form of fight the power and not anarchy in the form of leadership networks.
Brazil Uprising Points to Rise of Leaderless Networks
Anarchy itself can be 20th Century or it has a 21st Century form which correlates to self-organizing systems and here the ant is used as an example of efficient networks.
Leader-less ants make super efficient networks
What makes me not an anarchist is knowing I am a human being and not an ant, nor am I a swarm that can give rise to new types of uprising. Leadership of humanity then is the leadership of our own individual humanity and as a result develop an ability to think and learn from the lessons of history. We lead our own humanity.
If ants can solve network design problems without help of a leader, then what can we solve if we are actually units of leadership and not followers. How does this create a 21st Century network? Do you see why I like the phrase "leaders create more leaders"?18/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIf you are wandering what the Bob Dylan reference is about - see here
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/trumpets-trumpeters-cityvp-manjit17/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitRaquel, I look forward to following your buzzes and they don't have to be written in English. Where my hat of intelligence lands, there I am happy to engage the translation because at the end of the day - intelligent is intelligent no matter what language is spoken.
I don't see a lion when I look in a mirror because I think as a society we spend too much time in the mirror and that the great change is for us to look into the window that is where we are right now, because there is a whole world outside - and the 21st Century should be more about opening windows than looking at mirrors simply because we have a network of digital mirrors.
Bob Dylan - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
Glad to make your bebee acquaintance, now and for the days to come as we buzz what ever way the DNA of destiny buzzes :-)
- 16/02/2017This is one of these baseline quotes that I shared with @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín just now when he provided information on UX activities ad methods in a product and service design cycle.
he hard part is that in hiring smart people, an organization is also limited by the capability and dimension of thinking their CEO has - and that is not the same for every organization.
Some CEO's are able to see 5 years down the road, other CEO's can only see whatever they project in their latest personal branding efforts.
How does a CEO have time for an image makeover if they have capability which is unquestionable, proves itself over time and makes a difference in the market - surprising all?media.licdn.com
- 08/02/2017Outside of beBee Dr. Richard Claydon is one of the most intriguing minds I have come across, his latest posting is indicative of an individual living through his work process and continuously improving and evolving his thinking about work. On the way he acknowledges people who are informing him. In his latest post he mentions Jeffrey Rothfelder
In his comments he acknowledges respondents like Eitan Reich
While I may not have time to follow up on these people and their particular center. Claydon is definitely one of the edges I am glad to have noted in my on-going and personal learning journey.Culture eats strategy for breakfast! Doesn't it?www.linkedin.com Peter Drucker once said, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast". Or maybe it was lunch? Perhaps even dinner? It is, or course, apocryphal. Ducker...
Comments08/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 With my compass point Center and Edge :
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/center-edge-cityvp-manjit?trk=pulse_spock-articles View more#1 With my compass point Center and Edge :
Center and Edge is an articulation about my own learning journey and for me to think how I should adjust my compass.
This buzz is a part of that adjustment. Claydon both explores but also encourages interaction and what I love about him is in his particular journey he draws on a deep knowledge of philosophies and a sharp intellect driven by how he sees through his lens that includes the lens of irony. I love his thinking, but if the mind does not come to the mountain, then the mountain will come to the mind. (mountain being beBee of course). Close
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Comments07/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Alex - nice find! Looks like IBM have stats specific to different countries, the link below is in English for UK and Ireland study
More key for me is the underlying study that they have produced here:
IBM surveyed 818 CEO's for this study of which 7% were from South America region, so I am focusing on the questions the study asked rather than the results they compiled as to what is valuable for my own perspective and personal probe for insights. The CEO report is from a larger report that surveyed 5,247 C-Suite Execs. Definitely not 1.7 million CEO's but I don't care about that, what matters to me is that this report contains quality context and ideas - not the statistical veracity of the actual report.
On my initial browse through of the IBM report, it yet again confirms my belief that this is not the time for me dwell on old school persona but focus my attention on new school technologies. If I am prepared to make my own brain hurt as I study this, this is a very good thing and I will arrive at highly personalized insights - and so I definitely want to avoid joining the herd mentality and contribute to vanilla groupthink or what I call executives who are yesterday's people. Retro and nostalgie are fun and still sells big, I certainly am not selling this as a way of life but this report is a really good find for my own individual learning journey.
This is why I also LOVE!!! and I mean LOVE !!!! your opening paragraph in your buzz [This is beautifully expressed in ANY language]
" Afinal, aprender nunca é demais, principalmente se tratando de um universo tão abrangente, como o de negócios. "
Obrigado Alex !!! Obrigado !!!
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Comments04/02/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.thank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, you are one of a kind!04/02/2017 #32 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#28 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Your words are golden ! "At the heart of his bringing out or drawing out is the essential definition of education" This quote says it all. The expertise of bringing out the beautiful is an art by itself. And only by learning one is able to practice such an art. And learning starts with self.
Thanks dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. You thrive beautifully too :) #beBeesforever04/02/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 Precious comments @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. thank you!04/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, you are one of a kind, a power woman who is making a difference in this world. Thank you for your comments. I wish you all the best in your professional life. You thrive.04/02/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, it is with great respect that I read your words. They mean a lot to me. May you be blessed for being such a wonderful person. Thank you so much.04/02/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAt the level of coaching, these are five foundations for what I look for in a brilliant coach. Great coaches can make these five foundations look easy and it is only when we take on a coaching role, the actual ability of a person that has expertise is fully appreciated. Coaching is not a beauty contest but it is about the expertise of bringing out the beautiful.
At the heart of his bringing out or drawing out is the essential definition of education. This is what education means and should be and why coaching is also a critical competency for the 21st Century as an element of transformation that is fundamental to understand. After half a century of HR practices, I expect intelligent people to say this is a wake up call - so long as we remain awake and understanding the journey ahead is an awakening, and we need to appreciate the role of great coaching on this journey. I for sure do.
A great coach creates a safe space and cultivates the sacred in trust, when I read this, I see this in Liesbeth's words and I see a practitioner that is one with her practice. I say kudos to Liesbeth. A great buzz from a brilliant servant leader.04/02/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis buzz is also a good wake up call . In the process of advising/Coaching we forget to follow the same to happen in our lives. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich says "We become more ourselves through "an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves." Sometimes that someone we can talk to is our-selves.
Self-transformation is also a key element of growth. I'm thinking that @CityVP 🐝 Manjit would have some extremely valuable to add to this buzz as well.
Tweaking with respect what dear @Sara Jacobovici says here " Self- transformation is to emphasise the importance of follow-up during each step of the process; what's been said and what's been done in response, synopsis of what has been "heard" and finally, at the end what have we achieved as a result of it all."
Life will expand indefinitely, but as human's are we improving ourselves. IMHO It's boils down to self-transformation through learning , meditation , etc etc and with Coaching we not only guide others to become a better version of themselves but in the process are transforming ourself as well.04/02/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima G. Williams@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I love and agree to all the points you highlight here.
* Listen without judging to what is being told between the lines.Start from scratch with every coachee. It is not our story.* - Each individual is unique and has to be appreciated for their uniqueness.
According to me the transformational process is where, one makes one realise more positives than flaws and uses those positives as an incentive to make one commit to fixing those flaws. Then real transformation happens.
Yes We deserve the very best in our life. Let us enjoy every step within the transformational process! Love this buzz Thank you :) Sharing across31/01/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#21 beautiful reply @Franci Eugenia Hoffman! Thank you so much for your precious view.31/01/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#20 exactly @Kevin Baker, well observed!31/01/2017 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanYour 5 Key points are meaningful guides to apply to our everyday living. If you take and analyze each one and listen within your mind, meaning absorb the intent, then you're setting yourself up for the transformation process and its benefits. Listening to those who are willing to help you is a major step toward you helping others.31/01/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 wow @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, this is truth from the highest quality. So appreciate you!31/01/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#16 I have been pondering for a few hours how meaningfully simple @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. has rendered the complexity of our lives.
There is nothing more precious to a person facing challenges than giving our time with ears wide open.
I met a new connection yesterday who belongs in our network and he offered these profound words: "Our secret life is renewed through meditation, prayer, yoga, sleep, exercise, the quality of our listening, the an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves." (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-alone-our-aloneness-kashmir-birk)
We become more ourselves through "an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves."
These minds of ours swirl so fast. When we coalesce our thoughts into words for someone we can trust to work at just listening, we meet ourselves through our own voices.31/01/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 thank you @Cyndi wilkins, well said. Emotions just prove that we are human. Feeling and sharing them creates a deeper bond.31/01/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins"Sharing emotions is sacred. Handle it with care." I think we are on to something deeper here @Deb 🐝 Helfrich...The challenge is not so much the in "feeling" the emotion itself, but rather the FEAR involved in sharing it with others...Vulnerability is terrifying...Our own fear of it is our biggest obstacle...Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc....This ties in nicely with what I see emerging here with collaborative efforts among many in network;-)31/01/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 manipulation never works on the long term well added @Mohammed Sultan. Our limited beliefs can sabotage growth, that is true31/01/2017 #14 Mohammed SultanStrategic change goes beyond manipulating people skills to manipulating the org culture,strategies and structure.It's likely to result in a transformation in the workplace that may alter everything ,altering what people do,the skills ,the org tone ,the alignments and may be the way they compete.The major enemy of change is the top executives held beliefs which resist change.These beliefs usually works as a gravitational forces that held the whole org back to resort to the status quo ,favoring established directions that proved successful in the past based on their wrong assumptions.They also instead of helping the active change agents ,they tangle up the strategy and make it hard for them to implement.31/01/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.'Weaknesses' are charming opportunities for growth.31/01/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd#8 I agree and appreciate your input. You nailed one of my weaknesses that is carry over from the construction years. Follow up is something that i have to schedule, focus and get really organized around. In construction ego took care of follow up. Ego doesn't go over well in the professional world.
My wife will let me know when i have slipped back into "construction mode" she is a saint. I just have to hide the two by fours. So i have a great resource at my side for assisting in followup. Thank you for your support of my success @Sara Jacobovici.
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- Producer27/01/2017Asking Questions- limitations and scopeThe biggest reality in life is people. Understanding what motivates people to do what they do through questioning them might seem the solution. In reality, this isn't the case always. I would even dare to say that some questions increase the fog...
Comments29/01/2017 #35 Mohammed Sultan#33 I Well said Sara,questions reflect more than the answers...and your wisdom also reflects more than the administered questionnaires !,this's why we always advise researchers to get out and talk to people.Researchers who don't get out and meet with customers are not real researchers,but data collectors or databasers. Data is collected by different ways depending on the purpose and context of the study through questionnaires in quantitative studies and topic guides in qualitative studies or focus groups.Because qualitative focus groups are more concerned with revealing people's attitudes,behaviors,perceptions and aspirations,we often advise R&D scientists,and both marketers and advertisers,particularly those in creative jobs, to get out and observe the course of the group discussions through one-way mirrors.If a copywriter attends such groups,it will expose him to the possibility that a "chance remark" may suggest the germ of a new idea.The same with a R&D scientist,he/she will be exposed to "observe and design" situation.Exposing the lively minds of those people certainly will lead to a relative creative and innovative breakthrough,and confirm your conclusion of "questions reflect more than the answers" and also my remark of ; " your wisdom reflects more than the administered questionnaires."28/01/2017 #34 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 I am so glad that you find the buzz relevant dear @Sara Jacobovici. Your comment counts heavily because and as usual you understood me very well. Yes, I do agree with you in that collecting ideas just for the sake of it serves no real purpose. If the purpose of asking is defined well, then we may be able to construct the right questions. I appreciate your kind words and these words make my writing journey purposeful. I need assurances that what I write adds some value and I am glad this buzz did no matter by what margin.28/01/2017 #33 Sara JacoboviciIronic that the system measures your buzz as a 1 minute read @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Not only did your buzz make me reread a few phrases like, "I would even dare to say that some questions increase the fog in front of us and we even become less understanding of what motivates people and how they make choices", but reading the comments and your replies kept my interest for much longer! It's great to see you moving from Flavio's buzz that asks existential type questions to focusing on human behavior and especially motivation. Both types are just as complex. There is a real reason why the Socratic method of learning through questions is so valuable. Questions reflect more than the answers. And that is why I feel, returning to your engaging perspective of surveys, that it may not be the questions that increase the fog but the choice of the questions and how they are administered. The success of your surveys reinforces that for me; you were thoughtful about the questions, how to word and construct rather than just ask questions to produce an answer for purposes of collecting data. There is an art to asking questions and your buzz demonstrates that.28/01/2017 #32 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYou said so beautifully @Mohammed Sultan that I have nothing to add. I mean "."In effect,research and planning are made to fill the gap between a perfect formal knowledge and the need to act in state of imperfect knowledge,away from depending on our past held beliefs". Even when we think we know, soon we realize there remains so much more to know.28/01/2017 #31 Mohammed SultanResearch ,in general, is not and can't be,a precise measuring instruments ,despite its scientific base.In addition,surveys underestimate the complexity of human behavior and attitude.But,the merit of research lies in its ability to keep org and researchers in close contact with people.The human approach is what's matter in research.Research,more than any other org discipline,is concerned with the thoughts,feeling and attitudes which influence people perceptions ,behavior and response which they may be un aware of or an able to articulate.What's also unique about research is; its association with strategic planning.Formal research studies is the proper alternative of the past held belief that makes organizations captives of the past.I have repeated in many of my previous comments and still this statement on the role of research "It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily of scientific nature,not only that ;possibly the phenomenon of humanity will never be susceptible to the kind of dominating prestige of social science."In effect,research and planning are made to fill the gap between a perfect formal knowledge and the need to act in state of imperfect knowledge,away from depending on our past held beliefs.28/01/2017 #30 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 This is truly a wonderful comment dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I love it because it reflects forward thinking "I don't want to fight with people who are still experiencing the past and have no inkling that the future is what is seeded in their present". I love the restaurant example. It shall reside in my memory.28/01/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMarketing like everything else is evolving. A relative from in-laws in Leicester has a catering business where he too offers free dishes and actually does ask people to select three dishes. I consider him, like you to be more evolved on the evolutionary tree. He is beating is competitors hands down - so this kind of evolved thinking is beginning to reveal itself.
Even if one could explain this as process, if we have not learned to see this way - we will continue in the old way. I don't want to fight with people who are still experiencing the past and have no inkling that the future is what is seeded in their present.28/01/2017 #28 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#27 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- thank you so much for your comprehensive comment and highlighting what to do and not to do in an interview. Interviewers with high EI avoid embarrassing interviewees. Your comment is truly a guide to good interviews. This is a topic of its own. I salute you for sharing your vivid experience in this regard. My buzz focused on asking revealing questions whether in print or face-to-face encounters. No matter what how good the interviewers are or healthy the environment still asking the right questions is a necessity. I do appreciate your elaboration.28/01/2017 #27 Mohammed SultanDear @Ali Anani PhD.Interviewers have to be trained not only for his role in asking questions but also on how to put the interviewee at ease to build trust and express his views freely.To gain the interviewee cooperation the interviewers are generally encouraged to use their own words ;the words that often printed on the questionnaire.Even any tiny changes in wording can affect the interviewee perception.If an interviewee seems to have misunderstood or misinterpreted a question the interviewer should not try to explain it in different words or guide the interviewee to specific answer.Also,it's often difficult to keep the interviewee to the point .If for any reason the interviewee starts to answer one question by giving information that's asked for in a later question the interviewer should politely stop him,explaining that the point is going to be covered later.If the interviewee wishes to go back to a previous question to change or add to his answer ,the interviewer should take a note without changing the sequence of the questions.To add informality to the interview by using link phrases,it's important that these phrases have no bearing on the answers given and thus can't bias the results.Interviewers should also be trained on how to avoid any bias resulting from the interviewee faulty memory or distraction or embarrassment about sensitive issues and also be trained on probing their questions particularly when the interviewee use ambiguous words.28/01/2017 #26 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#25 First, I thank you heartedly dear friend @David Navarro López for sharing your personal story. I think this story is a buzz on its own because it is a perfect example of how the environment and circumstances change the emphasis. Your response differed because the passion in your answer to your mother differed from the passion to the company's owner.Variable circumstances require variant responses. All of them were true, but the priority changed.
However; if you had three interviews for three different companies may be then your response would not have changed that much. My last point is that the question influences our responses. If the question was phrased differently then you would have answered it differently. This is what I tried to highlight in this buzz.28/01/2017 #25 AnonymousOnce again, a very challenging post, my admired friend. Would like to bring some sand grains to it.
I have been in many interviews, on both sides of the table. How the questions are done is certainly a big issue to consider. But in my opinion there are other components can not be ignored, like the environment or circumstances, the momentum, and the feelings between the two parties.
On my most recent job interview, I was asked by the owner of the company why I wanted to work for his company. Answer was, because I wanted to work for a company that makes great machines, which is my passion. My mom set the same question, and my answer was, because it is a german company, so I will have a safe work within a country that gives great social benefits. To my friends, the answer was that I was tired of wasting my talent in a job/country where it was no longer possible to grow as a professional. To my daughter and sister, because I thought it was the time to make a big change in my life, challenging myself to continue my personal growth, now that my family responsibilities had changed.
All the answers are true. The question was the same in all cases.27/01/2017 #20 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#19 Obivously you have a deep understanding of surveys dear @Mohammed Sultan. Your comment is superb and highlights the role of surveys n completing a feasibility study. I agree fully with you.
Unfortunately, many times the survey asks questions with the wrong wordings and style. They provide answers, but not to the need of the feasibility. It is a repeating problem because when we do surveys we ask questions that either affect the position of the interviewees or their behavioral direction and motivation. We can't know precisely the position and direction simultaneously and we end up confusing ourselves.
You must have a reason to mention the 65%. I don't have the statistics, but it seems a valid one. Again, I thank you my friend for writing such a comprehensive comment.27/01/2017 #19 Mohammed SultanQuestionnaire design is the context of the questions asked.Questionnaires come in many varieties.We regularly resort to ask questions or depend on surveys to fill any gap in our knowledge resulting from secondary sources.We sometimes conduct qual research or focus groups to add insights to the numerical data obtained from quant.surveys.The type of questions asked depend on the nature of the study which differs according to its purpose; whether it's on the basic attitudes and behaviors of the interviewees or concerned with the "context"in which the research is conducted(ie.trade vs consumer,retail vs non-retail).
They also differ according the application or the purpose whether it's on ad targeting and segmentation,NPD,pricing,image ,motivation or employee motivation and satisfaction surveys.
Questionnaires come also in many shapes and sizes ,from postcards to be filled in by interviewees to multi-page documents to be filled in by the interviewer.
A good questionnaire and the question asked have to be designed to suit the study objectives and the nature of the interviewee.
As long as food is always concerned,to give marketing justifications for opening a new restaurant,the proposal should be the document on which the researcher should determine the objectives and the methodology of the study.For the requirements of any feasibility study the proposal should include three waves ;Desk Research ,Trade Research and Consumer Surveys(qual then quant).Surveys are always conducted to fill any gaps resulting from the Desk Research.Based on the findings of these three types of researches( 65 % of the feasibility)the researcher will be in a position to give a decision of whether( to- go or not- to -go) with the project.As for the types of questions asked and which is suitable for which context it can be discussed according to the development of the discussion,if there's a necessity.Thank you dear @Ali Anani PhD.for your insightful post.
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Comments29/03/2017 #51 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzI hear what you are saying Phillip - and I could write a slew of content on why college is not the answer for everyone. We have pushed college on to our kids heavily for the past 25 years as the path to a better job, better pay and a better future. We have forgotten about how lucrative a career in trades can be and at a lower education cost. #5028/03/2017 #50 Phillip HubbellProsperity cannot be legislated. It's a black hole of constant tweaks to first control wages, then to control debt. Subsidizing rising debt in the example of college loans is quickly leading nowhere as an entire generation is being taught to embrace their poor fortune. You're right, it is complicated. Bringing more force to bear to mitigate the problems will increase the complexity while doing little to solve the problem. The solutions are going to hurt.28/01/2017 #49 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzI think also Preston you have to look at - is that the cost of goods and services will ALWAYS go up. In fact they have, and minimum wage has not changed in 12 years. I am not comfortable with knowing people who are personally working 40+ hour weeks and still can't pay for basic necessities. #3627/01/2017 #48 Harvey Lloyd#46 I understand the issues and why folks wish to address this single component. But we have performance issues of those have put a lot of time and effort into their career and those who have put less; the economic model that is already established. Its a system. Like reaching into an operating motor and making a change, and hoping everything keeps working. We do need to address the issue though. Just not in a micro manner. We have to face the macro issues and work towards the micro.27/01/2017 #44 Harvey Lloyd#26 Some employers do have the opportunity to expand employee pay. My point was more in the area that a business is a engaged financial entity that serves many masters. The consumer being the final arbiter. With this in mind we cant tinker with one piece without cause and effect on others.
The ultimate piece is the pay for performance model. Socially we recognize the various performers and can accept them socially. Work is different. At work we want to be compensated based on a nebulous value system we bring to the job. Education, tenure and maybe inspired success by an employee requires due consideration of compensation over someone else.
Although the system needs some upgrading it will have to be done at a higher level than minimum wage.27/01/2017 #43 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#42 it is more than that. It is an indirect admission that the market isn't fair and people can't survive on their own even if they are taught how to fish.
And this model is followed here too, the charities can really deliver if they have intent, rather public funding just disappears.
Now fair market can also be twisted to fair pricing etc etc, but it is much simpler. People must have buyer access, that's it. But they don't , one must ask, how can a self employed compete fairly , higher cost of living always benefits those with low margin appetite, I.e. mass producers . So the vicious cycle is being artificially sustained.
When people get fed-up, another vicious cycle of a farce free market will be sustained, where again the poor will suffer.
This requires a keen understanding of market and the law, otherwise the rehash would also be a vicious cycle.27/01/2017 #39 Brian McKenzie#35 Most workers wont come overseas - they don't have the languages, certifications, direct transfer skills and freedom to move abroad. I work abroad - because that is where the money went. Supply v Demand. America needs a grand dose of self reliance and independence - we should never expect a central planned rescue plan - especially from well monied cronies that are all self-vested in lining their own pockets.26/01/2017 #38 Craig BohnThe law of supply and demand can NOT simply negated by a Sanctuary City, or as you suggest a Sanctuary Country. It is unrelenting. That's why socialism and communism do not work. Wages are not going up because we have both an excess supply of workers and a shortage of jobs. Government has made it too difficult for individuals to create businesses to employ these people. Our politicians, working out of greedy self-interest, make more problems then they solve. Student loan debt has gone up because government has made grants and Loans too easy to obtain, inducing colleges to raise tuition. Finally, our coddling society told people to study what they like, rather than something where they can earn a living.26/01/2017 #36 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Article. Every time minimal wage goes up, cost of living increases and sometimes at a higher percentage putting the very people who wanted the increase worse off then they were before. The solution is not to just increase the amount one is getting from their employment income, yet teach the mass that that are able capable of multiple streams of income through creating assets. Since cost of living is increasing, people also can fight their urge to live with the trend of society and thus lower their expenses.26/01/2017 #32 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzActually robots can do sales and they already are - and this is one of the industries identified as such as well as secret shoppers. Why do you think Macy's is closing so many stores, leaving people without jobs? Because, they get more business with their online store. We are going to see a continuing pull to struggling retailers closing and/or remaining solely online.
And yes, I could come up with a proposal - but I would want more time to prepare a proposal that is based on what NEW jobs could be created and more of a collaboration of the top minds in the employment industry. And yes, some of the jobs you listed cannot be done by a machine - however many rely on sending people to trade schools instead of colleges, which the nation has trended away from the past 20+ years, which is why there is a lack of skilled workers across the country. And with one child that is 20 and in college and the other who is 10 years old in 5th grade, I can attest that schools are heavily pushing the path to college as the best way to a career. This is why there are hundreds of manufacturing jobs with no one to fill them - even our local college is giving FREE welder training and barely anyone is taking advantage of it. #3126/01/2017 #30 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzReasons not hired: lack of skills, too much experience, too old, employer with poor hiring skills to recognize valuable potential, not the right skills, the list could go on. Employers aren't offering OJT because they don't take the time or money to invest to. In the Philadelphia region there are hundreds of manufacturing jobs that employers can't hire for because the pool of candidates lack the skills. Employers won't put the money out or invest time in training a potential employee for a position that they need filled with a skilled worker right away.
I have two small businesses and I know all too well what raising the minimum wage means for them. The payroll taxes need to be lowered and tax incentives given to hire people.
As far as jobs of the future - here are just some of the jobs that will be taken: Transportation, Sales, Data entry, Telemarketers, Administration, Manufacturing, Finance & Banking, Farming.....
Not up to me to come up with a proposal for new jobs - the emphasis has to be on studies of what types of jobs can robots NOT do. And that needs to be a collaborative effort. #2926/01/2017 #28 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz#23 @Brian McKenzie - they have already raised prices on everything to consumers and continue to do so without raising the minimum wage for 12 years. And consumers keep buying. Are we supposed to stand by and let the poverty line grow? What will happen to our economy when so many are without the basics? As I said to Mike - automation is projected to wipe out 40% of U.S jobs in the next 10 years. And we are not training for jobs of the future. We are still training for the jobs that automation is going to take away - but that's another post. :-)26/01/2017 #26 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz#19 I understand what your point is Harvey, but automation is already here and is projected to steal 40% of American jobs in the next 10 years. And we are still training for jobs of today - not jobs that will exist tomorrow. There is a HUGE disconnect. If I took at look at our current government, I think it's safe to say that - no change is coming to the current system. Employers can change this by recognizing this is not a livable wage and people are not meant to be on if for years.26/01/2017 #25 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz@Mike Rana - I think that your question is assuming that people are content. I can assure you with the hundreds of people I interact with each month - that they are not. We are talking MILLIONS of people on minimum wage. Yes, some do have mentors - but, many people who are ignorant to only think of themselves and look down upon them - do not care to help. Instead they just say some of the things I quoted above which were taken from direct posts on social media. My post was about the HUGE misconception that low wage workers are not smart, lack education and are less important than the rest of us. And yes, they do apply for better positions and are turned down for a mired of reasons. And employers are not offering on the job training to get some of these people to be able to move out of these low paying jobs - but as I indicated take at look at the BLS chart - 57% are 35 and over. We are not retraining people and these people can also not afford to go to college if they have no means to do so.
I appreciate your story of Seattle and their struggles after raising the minimum wage. It's time to think about other people and their struggles. It's time America really does take care of their own. We need to care about the HUGE wage gap and the decency to show compassion and understanding. If the group of people on minimum wage gets any bigger, with no income level to go out and purchase basic things like food and clothing, much less a car or house, you're going to see a bigger stress on our economy.
I mentioned the Finland experiment as CityVP pointed it out to me and I think it's amazing that they are strong enough to support such a program.
#2126/01/2017 #24 Brian McKenzieAnd full disclosure - I have a Masters Degree, a career in the military, 15 years experience in Insurance, 10 in Corporate sales and speak a foreign language - the US Employment market values me at 6 seconds of consideration - if that; It is why I am overseas. Opportunity is mobile - Talent is Global - you are not a tree. Go where you are valued - not marginalized.26/01/2017 #23 Brian McKenzieThere are several courses in economics, history, business, technology and labor that I could recommend that show raising the wage - only raises the price to consumers, thus lowering overall consumption, business ROI and of course the cost burden of actually carrying an employee on staff payroll. The Fight for 15 in Seattle is well referenced and has lead to a coming wave of automation / kiosk vendor spots that will not recede once they are on line. One only need look at the Self Check at Wal-Mart if you have any doubts..... and that will cascade throughout the economy. Human Resources has made people 'widgets' - technology will make those widgets quickly obsolete.26/01/2017 #22 Phil FriedmanTerrific post, Jennifer, well reasoned and well backed up. It's important to recognize that all work is is of value and all gainful employment honorable. And as such, should be recompensed at the level of at least a living wage. That will simply not happen if the market is left to its own devices. So, a caring and enlightened society will regulate the situation with a minimum wage requirement. I personally do not want to be able to keep the price of a fast-food hamburger low on the backs of a servers and other fast food workers. It's time for our society to man up and start caring about those at all rings of the economic ladder. Thank you for speaking out so eloquently on this.
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