- 27/09/2016"The survey indicated that societies already do well at traditional activities such organizing events and providing opportunities to present research. However, the future success of societies depends on their ability to deliver electronic tools and platforms to enable information sharing, networking and collaboration" beBee will take part in it. cc. @Javier beBee, @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBA, @Matt Sweetwood, @David B. Grinberg, @Vincenzo De Florio, Ali @Ali Anani.How can academic societies continue to be relevant?www.elsevier.com We surveyed 2,000 researchers and practitioners about what they want from academic societies; here’s what they told...
- Producer07/09/2016Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsoleteThe author Barbara Greene once said “If you tell me, it's an essay. If you show me, it's a story.” I wonder if LinkedIn creator Reid Hoffman had this notion of storytelling in mind when he was developing the business based social phenomenon. And I...
Comments07/09/2016 #11 Jennifer SchultzI agree @Erroll -EL- Warner - to me a professional profile found on beBee or LinkedIn should be all you need - and most of the time has all your career history on it anyway. As far as your question on will employers ignore your application if instead of uploading your resume - you direct them to your LinkedIn profile? It depends on the employer. I would look at it - but - others are still stuck in 1980 and will think you couldn't follow instructions. I know... it's frustrating! #607/09/2016 #10 Jennifer SchultzSteve - I am in agreement that the resume needs to evolve - but until employers top asking for them - candidates will keep wasting time developing them. We need more companies ready to adapt to change - there's so many that don't even understand social media platforms and how to use them to their advantage. The ones that do are typically large Fortune 500 or 1000 companies that understand the need to move forward. :-) #507/09/2016 #9 Jared Wiese#4 I agree with Jennifer, although I would hope Steve is right ASAP. There are just too many black hole applicant systems and HR personnel acting as a front line filter with their own requirements.
Regardless of medium, I agree that "Content is, was and always will be king." It speaks volumes, like a picture is better than words. And seeing something professionally done on paper can speak volumes - if only for that purpose. I have gotten a call, and ultimately the job, the day after a change on my LI profile.
Another evolving item, per Liz Ryan @humanworkplace, is making your content your "human voice" story. Like Barbara Greene said, “If you tell me, it's an essay. If you show me, it's a story.” A personal story of who you are and what you bring to any employer is better than bullet-point duties.
As @brian-mckenzie states, yes research has shown you have 6 seconds. I would say that is still true on a LinkedIn-only format. See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-perfect-job-lasts-six-seconds-jared-j-wiese.07/09/2016 #8 Brian McKenzieThere is nothing I love more than pushing my experience, education and expertise through a key word grinder to match the ad shingle to find it gets 6 seconds of attention. Resumes are long dead. Unfortunately, too many big companies wont even talk to you unless you are in their talent seive. I have never had a job where I sat with HR for an interview, and in 30 years of working - the resume was not introduced once in a successful position. Not once. I don't want your job, I don't want go work for your company - I want to fix your glaring problem, get paid and move on.07/09/2016 #6 Erroll -EL- Warner#4 Ok @Jennifer Schultz. I have seen many companies posting jobs and ask for CV and Resume. No provision for LI or any other website hosting resumes. I think that's out dated. If a prospective candidate enter LinkedIn in that location that said upload resume will they go to LinkedIn or ignorant the applicant?.07/09/2016 #5 Steve Blakeman#4 I hear what you saying Jennifer but I still believe that the resume is on it way out. Admittedly it may take some time as those old school employers inevitably adapt and the resume will end up as defunct as the CD ! I do take you point about jobs below management level at this point in time but again I see that evolving too. Thanks for commenting!07/09/2016 #4 Jennifer SchultzThanks for sharing Steve - as much as many of us would like them to - resumes aren't going anywhere anytime soon. They are still the number one requirement that 99% of the employers that I know, ask for, even after reaching out to a candidate on LI or any other social platform. And applicant tracking systems are built around the necessity of having a traditional resume. While LI can boast great user numbers - they don't represent employers who have below management level candidate needs in industries like manufacturing, home health, retail, and hospitality at the hourly job rate. Millenials may be described as not possessing a traditional resume - but, what really needs to happen is the resume needs to morph and change, to more of a one page career profile, which is already happening, but many "old school" employers aren't ready to accept change.
- Producer13/10/2016Burn Your Resume for beBee or LinkedIn? Not so Fast...Steve Blakeman wrote a great post, "Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsolete". He made a compelling case for companies dropping traditional resumes for online profiles instead. I wish it were that easy! The problem is, we have no...
Comments17/10/2016 #47 Jared Wiese#42 Hi @Charles David Upchurch. Thank you so much for clarifying. Sorry for misunderstanding your intentions. In #39 I was trying to show I had done my due diligence. I can see how the link might not be noticed.
The issue we posters have is that when you see the blurb of a post on a wall, you only see the first ~250 characters. Those are precious up-front words to capture the reader's attention and let them know what your article is about. If you start by giving a long link to any post, the summary message may be lost. As it stands, I have updated the post to list and link to Steve's post up front:
'Steve Blakeman wrote a great post, "Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsolete", and made a compelling case for companies dropping traditional resumes - burning them, in fact - for online profiles instead. I wish it were that easy!
The problem i...'
... and I added Steve's link again with the end photo credit.
I may have now lost my main problem statement, but maybe it is clearer this way. Hopefully I am doing better. :) It's a balance.
All the Buzz...16/10/2016 #46 Gerald Hecht#39 @Charles David Upchurch I t may help to read them in an environment/state of mind that is relatively distraction free, that way you can comment in a coherent manner that is germane to the content. This maintains the dynamic of a discussion much more effectively than continually apologizing for commenting in the wrong forum, etc.16/10/2016 #42 Charles David Upchurch#28 #39
1) I had no idea that there was a link under the main photo. I only tried it after your comment #39.
2) You stated "Steve Blakeman wrote a great post"... of course you did. I did NOT suggest that you were trying to take "credit or anything from Steve Blakeman."
That wasn't my point at all. I was just hoping that you would add a link to the article that you had already properly mentioned.
3) I did not see the link "(See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@steve-blakeman/burn-your-resume-linkedin-has-made-it-obsolete for Steve's original post.)" when I first read the article. If it was there, I apologize for missing it.
I'm not trying to make anyone look bad. I just made the mistake of making a suggestion publicly which I should have either not made at all, or I should have made it privately. Instead of being helpful, I appear to have angered you, and for that I am also sorry.16/10/2016 #39 Jared Wiese#28 @Charles David Upchurch
1) I linked the main photo to https://www.bebee.com/producer/@steve-blakeman/burn-your-resume-linkedin-has-made-it-obsolete (if you try clicking on it).
2) I stated "Steve Blakeman wrote a great post"... In my first 6 words...
3) Followed by" (See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@steve-blakeman/burn-your-resume-linkedin-has-made-it-obsolete for Steve's original post.)"
4) Further, see https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/burn-your-resume-bebee-linkedin-so-fast-jared-j-wiese?trk=pulse_spock-articles#pulse-comments-comment-urn:li:comment:(article:7205065201813015847,6192687279354535936) for how Steve shared the post on LinkedIn.
Please let us know how I could have done better.
I am not taking a link or credit or anything from Steve Blakeman.
You have made this exact remark several times, but about other posts I have written. Please verify before posting. Thank you!
- Producer02/10/2016Mentors on Road to White House: Inside Congress (Part 2)I've always been a big believer in the philosophy of "no risk, no reward."In that sense, my perseverance and faith at a young age helped propel me to secure a coveted internship at the pinnacle of power in the United States Congress. This singular...
Comments04/10/2016 #23 David B. Grinberg@Gert Scholtz @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Lisa Gallagher @Larry Boyer @Pamela L. Williams @Jason Versey @Sarah Elkins @Tausif Mundrawala @Neil Smith @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Gerald Hecht @Laurent Boscherini @CityVP Manjit Thanks ALL for your kind words and for taking the time to read/comment. There's nothing like deep personal conviction and intense passion to drive one's motivation in achieving big goals. A little good luck and timing never hurt either. Again, I'm grateful for your valuable feedback, as always. Buzz on!03/10/2016 #21 Sarah ElkinsI love the beginning of the story, your ambition and optimism despite the naysayers. It brought me back to my own experience as an intern in Washington DC with the US International Trade Commission. A mediocre student, most people assumed I had little chance of receiving the coveted internship, which was actually PAID, highly unusual there, right? It's all about your motivation and the choice to remain optimistic and hard-working, I think. It's also a good point to have things outside basic academia to bring you out of the average application pool. As @Donna-Luisa Eversley wisely mentioned, your writing was essential to your selection. In my case, it was the fact that I had worked my way through school to pay for it myself. Good reminders here, @David B. Grinberg03/10/2016 #18 Donna-Luisa EversleyLife really is the best teacher on life. When you started writing in school it began. Many activities outside of the routine of school work can be a pivotal point in attaining dreams. Then when opportunity comes one has a choice to seize the moment... 😊 Thanks for sharing your story David @David B. Grinberg03/10/2016 #17 Lisa GallagherEnjoyed part 2 of your story @David B. Grinberg. Amazing what we are capable of doing if we want it bad enough, speaking of the schedule you kept while in College and Interning. I can't wait to hear part 3, this is very interesting to read. As I matured it became evident that the media molds public opinion and that's why I do not watch the 24 hour news cycle shows. They are all partisan. I always dreamed large and never felt as though I wasn't going to attain those dreams. I've had my moments when I second guess myself but I was lucky with my careers very early in life too. I guess that would be a story for my own buzz. Not sure it would be half as interesting as yours, since my work was in healthcare! Thanks for sharing this. Hey are you still in contact with either George or Paul now? Or are you saving that for partie trois?03/10/2016 #16 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@David B. Grinberg greatly appreciate your experience and effort to get the "chance of a lifetime." inspires me see that you are no different from anyone else, only have the necessary determination to achieve their goals, I strongly believe in the philosophy in which there are no problems in our lives, but challenges, and that my friend you faced as well, the point:
"However, I still vividly recall my alarm clock ringing at 5:30 a.m. as I proceeded to warily make my way downstairs of the off-campus townhouse to gulp down several cups of coffee before getting dressed and heading out. In fact, some mornings my roommates were still awake partying from the previous night. Other times, they were crashed out on the couch with the TV or stereo still on -- along with countless empty beer cans and cigarette butts littering the living room. "
It touched me expressively, lived for a long time and still live to be able to reconcile college, work, write some blogs which I am part, but everything has its reward, thank you for sharing your experience, it showed that all the possibilities are possible just believe and perseverance.02/10/2016 #15 Gert Scholtz@David B. Grinberg Thanks David for the continuing story of your early career. What you say is true: " I took comfort in knowing that sometimes long shots come in when least expected. I was also mindful of the adage, "If you never try, you will never succeed." Long shots are what one should do when starting out. You never know when the arrow hits the target!02/10/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia HoffmanVery impressive @David B. Grinberg. I believe this statement says a lot about you - "Moreover, I quickly learned the difference between a 'show horse' and a 'work horse.'" This, I'm sure made you who you are. Thank you for sharing a genuine account of your experiences in politics.02/10/2016 #11 Larry Boyer#10 I had friends working across the political spectrum on the Hill. One of the things I liked, at least back then, was that people would still get together over beer and have a good time, share some intelligent debate as well as bond over common ground and interests. I was also always impressed with the amount of work and dedication they had. Unfortunately much of that gets lost in the political discourse and media.02/10/2016 #9 David B. GrinbergThanks so much for reading and commenting, @Pamela L. Williams. You're certainly not the only one who wishes "we could just clean house and start all over..." How to reform the political process in Washington could take up another blog series itself. I think the first and most important step would be getting money out of politics -- which would likely be the downfall of all those powerful lobbyists who unduly influence the legislative process at the expense of taxpayers. But I'm not holding my breath on that happening either.
@Gerald Hecht: more "Inside Baseball" to come with specific stories about my interactions with these political big shots. Hint: it wasn't all fun and glory for Capitol Hill interns -- but there were some pretty funny situations, at least in hindsight. I appreciate your tuning in, my friend, sharing this experience with me vicariously.
As Bruce Springsteen sang on his iconic mid-1980s album "Born in the USA": "Glory days...well, they'll pass you by."02/10/2016 #8 Larry BoyerGreat inside look and illustration of the importance of mentors, and better yet - sponsors who are in a position to help you be successful. I've know a number of people who have worked on the Hill. It's quite a place to break into the working world. Glad to hear you had the experience and are sharing it now so others can be inspired.02/10/2016 #7 Pamela L. WilliamsImpressive David. I'll admit, politics was never an interest of mine for a career and this was confirmed as I've had, shall we say; interactions at the state level. The show just aggravated me to no end. I was proud of the fact that my 15 minutes with the senior policy adviser turned into an hour of some rather interesting discussions. I'm with George S. ; it was all about preparation, being ready; I took him by surprise on just how much I knew about him and his work. He said: "Wow, I need to research myself on the internet". HA. He took me to meet the Senate President Pro-tem (what does that even mean I ask you, I looked it up, still seemed ridiculous!) but he had to be on the floor for a vote. I was okay with that because I had also researched him and wasn't impressed! haha. I love DC and what it represents for our country, but it has been become twisted in so many way. Sometimes I wish we could just clean house and start all over but I know it just couldn't happen.02/10/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg#2 I'm grateful for your valuable feedback @CityVP Manjit. Your comments really hit home and make perfect sense. I shared this post in the "College" and "Students" hives in the hope that it would have some use for young people embarking on their first jobs or a new career path. But this is only the first part of the larger story, which involved other unanticipated major pieces of the puzzle falling into place to make the ultimate dream a reality. Thus, I hope you are able to also read the forthcoming posts of this series ans share more of your astute analysis and important insights. Again, many thanks for helping me to relive those glory days of yesteryear.
- Producer24/09/2016Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?"From Latin talentum, the notion of talent is linked to the ability or intelligence. It is the ability to exercise a certain occupation or to perform an activity. The talent is usually associated with the innate ability and creation, although it...
Comments27/09/2016 #36 Anonymous#32 I believe we have hit the two boundaries of the issue. In my opinion, talent should be balanced between obligation and ego, between giving and receiving.
Joy can be obtained by using your talents for the good of others, passin can grow if you see the talent growing and making others happy. You keep your talent for yourself, or do not use it at all, and see what happens.26/09/2016 #33 Anonymous#25 I too am trying to understand awareness @Sara Jacobovici and how it may be more of a 'natural' human response as @Praveen Raj Gullepalli so wisely noted. It may be hidden deep beneath a strong ego who is identified more with their persona-self, and yet easily accessed by one who may be more identified and connected with the natural world around them - those who sense the life in the trees, the life in the animals and all humans as the same 'life source' that is in all. To see fully, to hear and to feel fully, to have the ability to just be still - is that awareness. @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, I like how you have stated: " it does not really take an act of will but only intent. When we separate ourselves from the natural world around us, the intent to be aware, to be present, may be asleep - unconscious. These are all subtle differences in state of consciousness, however important to consider.25/09/2016 #32 Anonymous#24 Yes @David Navarro López - when you ask: "Maybe by thinking the talent is something it has been given to us as a gift and not the fruit of "our success", could make us think we should be doing something in return?"...it makes given talent sound more of an obligation to use rather than a natural joy and passion.25/09/2016 #31 Aurorasa SimaWonderful article, David! @CityVP Manjit brought it to my attention. I love the distinction at the end between talent and passion and the reminder that we can always learn new skills if the ones we were born with don´t make us happy. I innated a talent for strabismus and the ability to wiggle my nostril wings like a boss. Looking at it pragmatically, the ideal situation is when you have the joy of having or developing a talent you are passionate about for which there is also a demand.25/09/2016 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#25 I think awareness is as natural as breathing. And sometimes you are asked to be aware of your breathing just get started ;) It is the will that either limits / enhances awareness by focusing it on something of our choosing. Just sitting quietly by yourself and opening up to all stimuli around you does not really take an act of will but only intent I feel...25/09/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici#21 @David Navarro López and @Parveen Raj Gullepalli#14 , in regards to this discussion I recommend the following book, The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talent-code-daniel-coyle/1102658691 View more#21 @David Navarro López and @Parveen Raj Gullepalli#14 , in regards to this discussion I recommend the following book, The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talent-code-daniel-coyle/1102658691. It looks at individuals, their approach and the environment they create that can "produce" talent. Close25/09/2016 #26 Anonymous#16 Latent talent is a very interesting concept. Sadly enough, recruiters/companies are not interested in it, as it would mean they would need to invest in someone to make flourish this talent. Nowadays, they prefer to take ready-to-use talent, even if a latent talent would be much more promising. They are only interested in the bottom line, take the maximum benefit with the less investment, if possible, none.25/09/2016 #25 Sara Jacobovici#15 Agreed, @Irene Hackett: "My point - using our talent comes naturally as we let go of the story we build around it. If the story we built says we have no talent - the talent may not be expressed."
I also appreciate you introducing the concept of will. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea of awareness without will though...it's tough to imagine for me how you can have awareness without will. From my perspective awareness is choosing to be open to what is taking place internally and/or externally, being conscious of the experience. Lots to think about. Thanks Irene.25/09/2016 #24 Anonymous#15 This is a really challenging question, dear @Irene Hackett, "Maybe by thinking about our talent too much we create more ego around it? "
In response to it, I would make another question:
Maybe by thinking the talent is something it has been given to us as a gift and not the fruit of "our success", could make us think we should be doing somethng in return?25/09/2016 #22 Anonymous#13 I am happy you liked it, Robert, and I am sure the lady you are mentioning felt she accomplished her targets in life. This is a common and very powerful feeling in mothers who really assume their role as mothers: to give from themselves for others, forgetting absolutely about themselves. In the case of my own mother, it has been like this. Now that my sister and myself are independent, and my father passed away already 8 years ago, she is still a very powerful minded person, so she is starting to think she has left aside her own talents, dreams or hobbies, and that now is time to go for them.25/09/2016 #21 Anonymous#14 Dear Praveen, your sharp mind and meaningful comments always add value to others buzzes, and I a grateful you do.
Concerning to your words " the responsibility of discovering an innate talent early, in a child, is primarily the responsibility of parents or teachers", @Sara Jacobovici posted in a very valuable post, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/the-sensational-language-of-engagement, the following paradox:"In order for an infant to develop a sense of self as independent from others, it is dependent on the other to provide the environment in which to develop this sense."
To your words "Praise is the poison that kills both talent and ability. Appreciation on the other hand, strengthens them." because the nuance it shows, is my opinion it worths a buzz on this matter. I can not be more in agreement with it.25/09/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit#17 We are that talent and that is why I love the South African greeting SAWABONA - translates to "I see you" - and at the heart of learning that ability not just to see you but to SEE YOU is something I am trying to nurture here for my own journey. Now make the window of talent a mirror of talent and begin see yourself and in what we then see in others, the more we see in ourselves and naturally as that nurture flows from within us - I see you not as you but maybe even the you that you are not seeing.
Now we can go deeper and look at the Indian greeting namaste or namaskar. This greeting has been westernized as our attitude to talent has been and we take it to be a nicety or a hello - but it is way more than that - just as the word talent has been reduced to a superficial view of competency, the word namaste as become an etiquette rather than a spiritual action. The spiritual action in greeting someone with namaste is to speak to the spirit rather than the transient flesh and blood of a person - and so this article on the meaning of namaskar is useful http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-living/how-should-we-greet/namaskar-namaste-meaning/
We do not pray to talent nor do we turn it into an object of worship, but we do practice fundamental idolatry, and in this regard this is not about westernized anything - it is our habit of worshiping the object, rather than freeing our nature. This is why when David references Christianity in his buzz, I welcome and embrace it fully, I do not have a hair-trigger politically correct aversion to it, I embrace it as insight and then expand the conversation by expanding the context. This is not religion I speak of, this is talent.25/09/2016 #19 Katja BaderIn my opinion a talent ist a gift. In the beginning it is something you do without any effort. Of course you can develop it. It is your decision to keep it for yourself or to share it with others. To share your talent with others can be a gift for them, too or/and a spring of inspiration.
- Producer11/08/2016Is your vision aligned?I was in a meeting a while back when a business leader suggested the need to spend some time ensuring "our visions are aligned" - There was great leadership in this. With this, he would ensure the parties around the table truly had a vision and in...
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go and get your life back, he did not collect any penny from me.12/08/2016 #2 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCCouldn't agree more, @Graham Edwards. Vision is sometimes difficult to put into words; but you have done a great job of it. Your statement "Individuals and organizations should have a vision, and it should be in a form that is easy to articulate... it should roll of the tongue effortlessly" is the perfect description. And a good reminder we all need to have one spelled out just that way.11/08/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad@Graham Edwards Thanks for this informative post. How many organizations boast of their visions, but traverse not on it, and some who pretend visionary harbor misaligned and mayhem culture. A company that thrives on its vision and builds up unified culture and total awareness becomes more progressive and successful.
- Producer23/09/2016I think I'm a Change Agent... just damn.Two independent, but related events happened over the past week that got me to thinking... they both involve the term "Change Agent". I was writing a blog post on Amanda Palmer and out of nowhere found myself typing the words "Change Agent", and...
Comments26/09/2016 #3 Graham Edwards#1 Thanks for the comment @Renée Cormier. The best formula for selling change is "Transparency, honesty and empathy". This is leadership led and culturally driven. I agree that not everyone will appreciate the opportunity that can come with it but it is there... it will take a shift in perspective to see it, particularly if someone is comfortable with what they have. What does this look like? Regular communication, town halls, answering difficult questions in open forum so everyone can experience the answer and defuse the ideas of "conspiracy", increased 1:1s ... and most importantly, identify opportunities for people to consider.
Hope this helps.24/09/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitMy defacto position is "plod along, keep doing what you are doing, pass another day, remain blissfully ignorant of our social conditioning, be nice followers, entertain yourself a little, gobble food at gobble time, chat the way you want to chat, and entertain your basic primal desires while you deny them with either an indoctrinated self-created taboo's and if this way of life begin to bore you, call yourself a change agent and change absolutely nothing, other than what would have already changed with or without you"
Once I understand the full implication of this defacto position, I can push all of that to one side and now examine what is then left over to examine. That which exists beyond this defacto position, is the good stuff. Why beat my head continually against the defacto concrete wall, when I can see through walls with adaptive disposition? "Change Agent" is what others apply as a label when the reality of change is that it is the one ever constant aspect of time and life. The kind of change we don't see is happening at every micro-second inside our own bodies to begin with, never mind the non-static nature of the neurons in our head.
Cue Leo Tolstoy http://quotes.lifehack.org/media/quotes/quote-Leo-Tolstoy-everyone-thinks-of-changing-the-world-but-229.png
Am I a change agent or am I simply living and experiencing and thinking in the natural constancy of change? The latter is called a human being, the former is a projection that we hold a secret about change that nature cannot and does not know or change BS.
- Producer13/09/2016Hive Talk Special-Featuring the Wisdom Hives created by CityVPManjitHive Talk Special is intended to feature hives with special instructions and/or the length of the description warrants special attention. This Hive Talk Special is dedicated to a group of hives with a common denominator and all are under the same...
Comments14/09/2016 #13 CityVP Manjit#12 Dear Franci, I think you did a great job in term of providing a sampling. The chief takeaway I would like to give is that there are hives which you want people to converge, the kind of professional affinity that beBee talk about, but there are also hives which are personal and where one can store buzzes that were personally meaningful. As a personal collection, the chief skillset is curation. To understand what it means curating, in my case I curate my learning journey. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman check out this article on curation: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1037/is-content-curation-in-your-skill-set-it-should-be13/09/2016 #8 CityVP ManjitDear @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @David B. Grinberg and @Aurorasa Sima thank you for contributions to this buzz. The structure I have specifically gone for is personal learning hives. While "Orange" happens to be an actual company, it is no loss because I cover my social media learning through the Naranja hive (which is Spanish for Orange) and my "Oranges" hive is "The Orange Bee" which is social media specifically related to beBee https://www.bebee.com/group/oranges I also have three toastmasters hives related to my club involvement and then hobby/special interest hives like Tottenham and Ashoka. I don't participate much on professional or subject matter hives because the subject matter is organized around the colours and that means I can move the subjects around. How the structure of those colours evolves is through a learning instrument I have created for myself here https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsQ7CxnXEAAqige.png:large The luxury I have online is that I am predicated or focused on generating traffic, it is a part of what I call m "learning journey". Originally that journey was through Twitter, now it is here.
- Producer30/08/2016Your reward is no punishmentIntroduction In a previous article, I made the case for leading by empowering and partnering with your team, since only organisations that adopt these principles can be flexible enough to meet today’s changing world (and as Martin Reeves...
- Producer28/08/2016Increasing the Efficiency of Business MeetingsTake any business meeting you had in the last few days. A staff gathering, an internal committee, a planning session or an executive summit. What were your thoughts? Great. Can’t wait to start the project. What exactly did Jones say…? ...
Comments05/09/2016 #19 Erroll -EL- WarnerMeeting should be called for specific purposes. The a gender should be properly laid out. Human Resources is responsible for company meeting and content to be discussed. Information from the meeting should be documented and sent to other associates. All feedback should be directed to the Human Resources assistant who will present those concerns at the next meeting. Too much company time usually be wasted in meetings, Companies should have a talent group that solicit ideas and concerns. Those that seem relevant or have a sense of urgency will be on the a gender for the next meeting. It's time to stop wasting company time on unnecessary meetings. What has happened to group dynamics and integration of departmental functions?.05/09/2016 #18 Larry BoyerExcellent points @Gert Scholtz. Leaders or meeting organizers are often their biggest enemies. We have a tendency to think what we are saying is more earth shattering than it is. And in an irony, we both give too much information about the wrong topics and too little on what is needed to help the team move forward.05/09/2016 #17 CityVP ManjitOne of the things I learned from attending meetings with my business partner is how focused on the meeting before the meeting. It is nice to see that John Maxwell has also focused on this in one of his books with that same title
Yet no matter how proactive we were, there are meetings which we would put together that involved getting to assemble cross-functional groups at the mid-management level and in large hierarchy these people are sandwiched between gemba (where the work is done) and the executive team (where strategy flows as hoshin kanri - i.e. the catchball of strategy development down and up the spine of the organization).
Meetings with high capability people benefited from the meeting before the meeting, because bright people can develop a history which needs to be untangled before the meeting can flow, but once untangled it is a joy to be in a meeting where high capability people get in flow with high capability people.
Mid-level managers will complain about the same kind of things as the executive team did and yet neither group knew that the chief gripes were similiar, but where mid-level managers where in lack of a better word, stuck in a "shit sandwich", that was a systemic flaw that no meeting before the meeting is capable of untangling.
If there is greater flow between levels and the capability is aligned well, the catchball process becomes what I am going to do for you and in return for helping you, there is agreement how that is reciprocated. That mentality is totally different and as such doing that homework before one gets into the actual meeting is the difference between a meeting in flow and nightmare on elm street (managers edition).05/09/2016 #16 Ken BoddieSome really good points in this buzz, Gert. My pet 'must do's' are:
- send out an agenda well in advance and stick to it.
- allocate a start and finish time on the agenda and invitation.
- start the meeting on time irrespective of latecomers and don't go back over items to benefit latecomers (they'll eventually get the message).
- finish the meeting on time even if it means holding over some items to the next meeting.
- ensure action is agreed for each item discussed and ensure this is included in the minutes, which must be distributed no later than the next business day.04/09/2016 #14 Gert Scholtz#12 @Jim Cody Thank you for reading and commenting Jim. Certainly in your 35 years as manager you must have how time can be wasted in meetings. Of the four elements you mention I think a clear agenda is probably the most important and worth spending time on beforehand.02/09/2016 #11 Vincent AndrewI suppose the person who convenes the meeting needs to have a very clear agenda and is able to expect some outcomes at the end of it. Eleven minutes? Now that will definitely make people be brief in their reports, suggestions and more likely force them to be direct, to get to the point quickly.
- Producer03/09/2016Elite swimming One part of my job is to work with startup companies. Their different mindset and initiative I found refreshing. I hear new ideas, new concepts, all of them drowning in large portions of hope. Hope to be successful and acknowledged. My role in this...
Comments03/09/2016 #7 Sasa Radovic#5 thanks for the comment @Charles David Upchurch. Of course there are decent app's. What i am talking about is that they could be perfect if existed in late 20th century. Now, i am not so sure. With so much information gathered via social media, classic CV's are kinda dinosaurs03/09/2016 #5 Charles David Upchurch@Sasa Radovic this article is about my area of expertise: matching workers with positions, based on analysis of KSAs, talents, experiences, education, and work activities. If I can help you with that client, please contact me privately.
By the way, there are 6 major software packages which already include the functionality which you are describing in this "app." In addition, 4 of these 6 automatically screen and rank candidates, which would address your "second best candidate" question. Two of these rank by keyword search relevance scores, the other two rank by experience, based on prior job titles and length of employment. Neither is perfect. Many new niche entrepreneurs try to enter with a product or service which is not sufficiently differentiated from existing products or services, at which point they can only compete on pricing and efficiency (a terrible competitive position for any company, much less a start-up, to be in).03/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa SimaYou´re right. It would be hard to program "2nd best candidate" or other variations. I don´t know about the whole automation trend in recruiting in general. In my professional career, I met many successful people that would not have passed automated selection. Including myself. The example is not practical because automation ends at top management levels, and even at top sales positions: The man who was for many years the 2nd most important person Germany´s, Deutsche Bank Manager Alfred Herrhausen, would not have passed automation. Wrong industry background. ... I do understand that the number of applications companies must receive these days is probably hard to handle, so that companies are looking for solutions.
- Producer27/08/2016Não sabe se faz ou não uma especialização?A importância de uma pós-graduação na vida profissionalEm entrevista ao Portal Administradores, a psicóloga e administradora de RH Márcia Luz indica por que o profissional deve cursar uma pós-graduação para se destacar no mercado Eber Freitas,...
Comments28/08/2016 #7 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli#3 muito obrigada @Augusto Santos. Sempre digo que vida pessoal e profissional caminham juntas. Se não tivermos um bom planejamento e direcionamento da vida, os resultados no âmbito profissional são impactados negativamente. Saber o que quer, como e quando chegar aos objetivos pessoais, é um diferencial para construir uma diretriz profissional de propósitos. Ambos estão conectados! Forte abraço!27/08/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit#3 Dear Augusto, the career path will be the normal mindset for the generation to come because the industrial age set this form of education - and for many people their jobs will still be an industrial age process with some technology added. The knowledge age however should be freedom from the pattern of living which says first we are educated for the first third of our life, then we work for the middle third of our life and then we retire for the final third of our life. Lifetime education changes that conveyor belt or factory type mentality. The knowledge age is a different mentality, previously only reserved for thinkers i.e. look at Paulo Coelho who is still actively working as he is about to enter his 70th year of life next year. Coelho enjoys a life path and not a career path. HR personnel are taught to put people through the existing orthodoxy of the career path, because that remains the dominant way,27/08/2016 #3 Augusto SantosObrigado por nos trazer este texto @Julie Anne Pereira. Eu apreciei muito as dicas, que caíram muito bem para mim pois estou planejando minha especialização ou MBA. Este texto com certeza me deu uma nova visão sobre ambos, e me ajudaram muito no planejamento!
Também adorei o comentário do meu grande amigo @CityVP Manjit. Saudações Manjit! #1 Sobre o que disse, eu tenho que concordar: devemos realizar nosso Plano de Vida, não somente Plano de Carreira. Eu vou captar esta ideia para mim de agora em diante.
E realmente, o conhecimento de vida que levamos pode agregar em nossa carreira profissional de maneira a nem mesmo percebermos esta agregação. Em muitos dos meus empregos anteriores eu me destaquei mais pelas minhas habilidades que adquiri através de hobbies, leitura particular, e curiosidade do que pelos cursos que realizei. É como se as habilidades apresentadas no certificado não apresentassem tanto impacto quanto as skills que aprendi por si só.
Obviamente, eu não dispenso a importância de uma graduação e de cursos complementares, mas o correto é se especializar naquilo que temos um interesse real em aprender, assim como abordado no texto deste Buzz.
Assim como @CityVP Manjit, eu me deparei com os posts de @Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli recentemente, e tanto ela quando @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres possuem artigos incríveis sobre o setor de RH que valem a pena serem conferidos.
Obrigado pelo buzz Julie, e obrigado também Manjit, por nos apresentar @Jennifer Schultz!27/08/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitBTW I should also include the managerial views of another Bee from Brazil @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres.
Incidentally, Cristiane and my good friend @Augusto Santos were also recently named as Brand Ambassadors from Brazil, so I personally acknowledge the presence of all the people from Brazil who contribute and are discovering this affinity network.27/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitDear Julie, it is good to see the talent appreciation world in Brazil. I recently came across @Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli and before that from the USA, the human resource views of @Jennifer Schultz and what unites us all is not our professional interest but our collective interest in human capability, in the flow experience of talent and natural engagement rather than designed engagement. The way I look at organizations is not through the business lens but starting with life at home, or home as an organization and then working outwards into the world of work.
Lifetime learning is a very important subject personally for me - and it is personal first and then a bonus as a profession. That we associate lifetime learning with work is something I find limiting. I have already related with Jennifer and we see things at the human being level, rather than the human resource process.
I look at the words "human resources" and "head-hunters" and I do not like those words. At the level of lifetime learning, of talent expression, of customer and employee flow experience, human capability and contribution value - those things need a new name and a new mindset. In the flow of lifetime learning I personally have personally rejected the traditional idea of the career path, and when you see me using BeBee as my personal learning platform - I call my learning journey a LIFE PATH (not career path).
So I welcome you, Jennifer and Cristiane to express yourselves as champions of 21st Century practice. Even if Jennifer and myself cannot speak Portugeuse, today the language of talent and capability is a global understanding. I even reject the MBA view preferring Henry Mintzberg's approach to education https://hbr.org/2009/03/rethinking-the-mba
- Producer22/08/2016Portrait of a Leader: 26 Traits―A to Z of LeadershipSociety gives high commendation to individuals who lead transformational change, but this at times has proven to be a difficult and daunting task. There are but a handful of leaders who can be classified as remarkable. These leaders’ pioneered great...
Comments23/08/2016 #3 Alan Geller"X for X-Factor: Leadership requires being present in the right place and the right time. You may be a leader but what also matters is whether you are in a position within which your talents can shine forth. If Mahatma Ghandi had been born in a different era or country would his skills be effectively utilized?" Possibly @Brigette Hyacinth... possibly. Subjectively I say YES!. From an absolute perspective I cannot say for sure. But that's the point of a portrait, isn't it? To make you consider things from another perspective. Glad to see you as always and especially on beBee.
- Producer22/08/2016Plato's 6 Rules of Leadership for Today's WorldHe is one of the most famous names in history. Greek philosopher Plato understood human nature.If you're a team leader or manager - Plato's 6 rules for leadership will help ensure that you get the job done.1. Put the "Human" back into "Human...
Comments31/08/2016 #24 Cory Galbraith#23 Thanks for your comment @debasish majumder. I won't attempt to challenge Plato on what he said, but my conclusion in relating his words to today's circumstances, is that often in business, people use buzz phrases and language they do not fully understand themselves, in an attempt to impress other people. The point here is that clear communication should be the priority, not trying to impress others.30/08/2016 #23 debasish majumdernice insight Cory Galbraith. lovely elucidation. only thing i am bit confused is the last point, where you mentioned "SPEAK TO BE UNDERSTOOD." how could we eventually conclude that poet's utterances seldom be understood by themselves? is not it a deliberate effort to undermine one's acumen and virtually foil the entire essence of your post, where sense of humility being distorted?25/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 @David B. Grinberg, you are so right: Who can argue with Plato? #7 Mentoring students is a key concept in medicine, where the medical student always seeks approval from the Attending Physician, who is held in great respect. I would also add #: Great Leaders Make Great Leaders. That is the ultimate success when the greatest university Professors produce the next ones. #11 @Tausif Mundrawala, you said it. Thank you for posting, Cory @Cory Galbraith24/08/2016 #11 Tausif MundrawalaPlato was gifted with the knowledge of two philosophers who immediately preceded him: Socrates and Aristotle. The latter was the tutor of Socrates and Plato was the student of Socrates. He grew under the tutelage of Socrates, no doubt about that, but he had his own great thinking and philosophy. All his teachings are worth paying heed. Thanks for sharing this post, Cory.24/08/2016 #9 Tausif MundrawalaPlato was gifted with the knowledge of two philosophers who immediately presided him: Socrates and Aristotle. The latter was the tutor of Socrates and Plato was the student of Socrates. He grew under the tutelage of Socrates, no doubt about that, but he had his own great thinking and philosophy. All his teachings are worth paying heed. Thanks for sharing this post, Cory.23/08/2016 #3 Erroll -EL- WarnerI will add the seventh. Don't be a Micro manager. Stop being an idol to your self.To avoid being a Micro manager educate your self. Don't flex your muscles because of your connection with the hierarchy managerial structure. You will be nothing when there is a shake-up.22/08/2016 #1 AnonymousThank you @Cory Galbraith for sharing your insightful post so short as relevant.
"Excellence" is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.
We do not act "rightly" because we are "excellent",
in fact we achieve "excellence" by acting "rightly".
....Plato ! As Your Motto !
- Producer19/08/2016Being a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActOriginally posted on my mommy blog - MommyBrief.comBeing a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActI am a Libra and according to my horoscope sign, represented by scales, I am always looking for balance. This has proven to be my personal truth. Add to that...
Comments23/08/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher@Jennifer Schultz, it sounds like you are balancing things quite well. The only other suggestion I would make- schedule time in just for you (personal time) , whether its to go see a movie with some friends, out to dinner, etc... and maybe a date night 1-2 times per month with your significant other! Great tips.19/08/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 Dear Jennifer, the first five years of any business are the most crucial because the mortality rate of business's are really high in those years. It is by the fifth year that one can recognize the business established and that only means the odds are now in our favour and reaching that milestone is quite an accomplishment. It really adds to the challenge by projecting nail-biting situations. The frame of "nail-biting" can become a self-fullfilling prophesy and this has nothing to do with the Law of Attraction, it is simply changing our focal point of what is insight and what is tale. What we forget is that an employee is not guaranteed of surviving the first five years of a 9-to-5 life but we need to get beyond that, especially if we have discerned that we are now an entrepreneur rather than a person doing a job in a one-person company. There is enough distractions without distracting ourselves more. We had a horrible year after the fall of 2008, but that is because of the economic melt-down. If one is going alone then it is good to seek out other entrepreneurs to form a mastermind group http://bit.ly/2bCPr2f which is still a way of pooling resources and opportunities. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chicceo/2013/10/21/7-reasons-to-join-a-mastermind-group/#38b0249f17ab The problem with a mastermind group is when it is not recruited well, but you are a recruiter - so recruit your masterminds well :-) Ultimately you either have a job or your have a business, only you know that.19/08/2016 #2 Jennifer Schultz@CityVP Manjit - what an amazing story of dadpreneurs working together! I wish there would have been some other moms to take the leap to entrepreneurship with me - but, alas, no one wanted to take the risk. I have been very fortunate to have made a profit in both my first two years - this year, year 3, is proving to be a challenge and true to what others have told me that years 3 & 7 can be nail bitters. :-)
#119/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitThe advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html View moreThe advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html ) and working as a triad, one of us focused on building a steady income stream and the other two on special projects - and that enabled us to set a revenue target for the year, which when it was met allowed us to pursue probono work for the remaining weeks of the year. We discovered that the time to think about the next contract is immediately when we won the current contract - that enabled us to escape the initial cycle of feast and famine cash flow cycles.
The first year which was a stub year was a nightmare, where we made lots of rookie mistakes and it was not until 1999 that we got a handle on cashflows, which finally allowed me to integrate family into the work mix. There are some basic disciplines around cashflow that once we had a handle on those, created the flexibility room to decide what choices we could make as business partners and what choice we could make as members of a family. By 2000 the older kids were moving into their teenage years and while the younger kids were still pre-school - how the home developed towards alloparenting was a critical step. It was not balance we were looking for, it was leverage of relationships. http://motherhoodinpointoffact.com/alloparenting-style/
Those early decisions set the succeeding decades up very well, up to the point where I have actually backed off from the business over the last five years, while the other two partners are still involved, and now my learning journey here is the new plan - but the biggest benefit is seeing the kids grow up and doing that in non-traditional ways. The last of our kids will graduate in 2019 and I have paralleled this learning journey here with their university journey. It is not business as usual but it is working for us. Close
Comments18/08/2016 #16 CityVP ManjitIt seems Marissa Mayer did not create this resume, it is a very clever marketing ploy from EnhanceCV - where they add at the bottom "made with admiration". It is meant to draw people in to create resume's using their platform. I guess they believe that the next mass phenomena is style over substance - I guess the motivation here is standing out from the crowd. My response to this resume offering that say "unveils the real person" would be the one Will Hunting gave in the bar "but at least I won't be unoriginal" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnZ0Y4rvz6E18/08/2016 #14 CityVP ManjitATS is the defacto MacDonalds of the resume world, personally I value creative resumes not to stand out from the crowd but where it makes sense from either a creative or relational point of view. Like I am going to turn down Marissa Mayer because her resume is not suitable for an ATS - then again for 17 years we did not engage in marketing, where all our work was one referral after another. I am referencing here the exception and not the rule. When in the Roman mass market, do as the Roman mass do.17/08/2016 #10 Jennifer SchultzGreat resume and should be more symbolic of where we want resumes to become. Not sure this would pass all the ATS systems that some employers are using. Then there are the job seekers who already struggle with writing a basic resume - this should inspire them to think about what their current one is saying about them. Thanks for sharing @Dean Owen
- Producer12/08/2016Simple Reasons Your Resume May End Up in the TrashSimple Reasons Your Resume May End Up in the TrashEvery day I see candidate's resumes. I see the good, the bad and the truly ugly.Jennifer Schultz, RecruitmentQueenI coach job seekers all the time about how important their resume is. You may be...
Comments13/08/2016 #25 Jennifer SchultzAbsolutely @CityVP Manjit - as with all technology - most systems are put in place to save time for the user and there are those that will try to get around it. I'd love to be able to reach those job seekers that continue to apply for jobs that they do not qualify for, as it's a time waster for both job seeker and the HR industry. I try to always speak to both sides of employers and job seekers challenges. :-) #2413/08/2016 #24 CityVP Manjit#10 With ATS systems like Taleo candidates who apply for jobs they don't qualify for, that would actually serve to hurt the candidate since ATS is a log, if anything once candidates realize that automated systems take account of their past behaviours, that will eventually see candidates being more careful about targeting jobs they are qualified for - what wastes a recruiters time also now can serve as a black mark against the candidate if they maintain the habit of wasting recruiters time. Also they kick themselves in the foot because of their failure to relate job specifications with their actual talent. There will be people who will figure out how to game the system and that is the actual drawback of automated systems - this way one is not getting the best candidate but the Machiavellian candidate that knows how to play the system. While recruitment is not the same thing as HR, it such outcomes that lead to HR gaining a bad rap - it is a systemic issue, which having read your prior pieces I am sure you are equally aware of and just as wise to.13/08/2016 #21 mohammed khalafThere are over thousand resume opening every year in foreign company which is work in iraq and I introduce to that company , why should anyone return to me ? say is call you beyond and contact you , I will win my guests hearts and therefore earn their continuous business, EVEN IF I fail in contact with them . Efficient does not always mean effective, and this a perfect example of it. The skill of service doesn't matter if you don't have a hospitable heart.13/08/2016 #19 Jennifer Schultz@Melissa Hefferman - well this all makes sense now - I connected with Bryan about 2 years ago! And I will make sure he makes it over to beBee! If we both have asked - he'll just have to! I think what is happening in HR is that if the "pack" is doing something one way, the rest follow. I'm going to read your story in the am - and you can check out my story too - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jennifer-schultz-pennsylvania/putting-the-human-back-in-human-resources - maybe we can collaborate on some HR stuff so we can get more buzz going on beBee!
#1813/08/2016 #18 Anonymous#16 Well @Jennifer Schultz, I'm 100% about putting the Humanity back in HR, we'd likely make a kick ass team. ;) The very first article I ever posted in the ether, for one of my very valued social media connections who hasn't made it to bebee yet and an amazing human being: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/love-your-job-life-bryan-parsons In my maybe educated maybe not opinion though, recruiters who do not value people and the relationship factor will be obsolete in the near future regardless as algorithms are going to take over their 'expertise'. AKA, the spamming pre-screening aspect they call recruiting these days will happily be taken over by machines.13/08/2016 #17 Jennifer SchultzTo be honest @Brian McKenzie - I don't care what font is used as long as the resume is organized, contains relevant content and makes me want to call the candidate. Now - that doesn't mean that I want someone to turn in pink paper with a perfume scent like Elle Woods in order to stand out! :-) #1513/08/2016 #16 Jennifer SchultzThanks Melissa - Ugh! I know what you mean - I sometimes don't understand why people actively seeking jobs don't understand that we are going to check out your social media accounts. It's funny what you say about ATS being impersonal - I just wrote an article 2 weeks ago about putting the human back in human resources. One of my pet peeves is when I hear employers calling candidates "human capital" - so dehumanizing. Thanks for reading!
#1313/08/2016 #15 Brian McKenzieAnd of course don't use Times New Roman font. It has the stodgey odor and stain of the last century and clearly paints you as someone that is not innovative, creative or aggressive. It is the grey fat sweat pants of fonts - that you have worn too often and not washed enough. 8?/13/08/2016 #13 AnonymousHi @Jennifer Schultz! Loved this. Great, straight forward advice. And oh I just laughed so hard about inappropriate email addresses.... I work in IT recruiting and am more of a classic networker over job boards. Relationships are key to beating the black hole ats nonsense and often impersonalized direction of our industry. I do use Dice a lot though and the other day I was looking at a 150k candidate for a high profile position who chose to link their Dice account to their Twitter so the first thing I saw, from the recruiter portal on Dice, on this person's account was their recent twitter activity below the title etc, to include multiple likes of butt naked lady pics (the non artsy nasty kind). Yup. True story.13/08/2016 #10 Jennifer SchultzI agree @Erroll -EL- Warner - but these systems were originally put in place to help employers who were inundated with too many resumes and too many that were unqualified. I can vouch that some candidates are applying for jobs that they don't qualify for - like a welder applying for a nursing position, or a waitress applying for an executive assistant. The goal was to create a program that weeded out candidates that were unqualified and put the ones that were, at the top of the pile. And yes, I agree that these ATS systems can make employers miss out on a great candidate. Especially if a resume is poorly written. It is a big challenge, some employers get hundreds or thousands of resumes a week and lack the manpower to handle that. Smaller companies don't usually use ATS systems and are more hands on when it comes to recruiting.
#713/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDThe simple, basic human touch is not enough when one needs a job. Relying on a professional such as yourself, as you clearly show, is a measure of respecting your niche and skills. So, hat's off to you and all the HR Departments this article is sure to use! Great post!12/08/2016 #7 Erroll -EL- Warner#4 Why recruiters need an ATS system looking for key words in a resume?. That could result in the ruling out skillful, educated and talented individuals. The Human Resources and recruitment system is totally broken. Everyone seem to have their own requirement. That ATS system certainly allow for the recruitment of the wrong applicants which result into huge turn over at many organizations. Companies are eliminating Human Resources in many of their outlet locations. This is how they plan to recruit using the ATS system.12/08/2016 #6 Jennifer SchultzThanks @Alex Aberle - I couldn't agree more about the job duties vs. accomplishments - I often see resumes that are more like internal job descriptions listing every responsibility the person had. Thanks for reading! Looking forward to reading some buzzes from you! #512/08/2016 #5 Alex AberleGood and straightforward read, @Jennifer Schultz. I agree with your comments. Additionally, the content and its relevance is key. I see plenty of resumes and CVs that have a long list of job duties vs. accomplishments. It sometimes appears that the entire job description was copied and pasted into the resume. As a hiring manager, I always wanted to see the value an applicant added to an employer in every position listed on the resume.
- 05/08/2016Does Monday morning make you sick to your stomach?
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- 25/07/2016Is it just me or are all the Buzzes being written and shared on personal branding potentially turning our "authentic selves" into "products"?
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Comments02/08/2016 #10 CityVP ManjitDear @Sara Jacobovici I am built more of a British reserve which is a product of where I was born which was Britain. Yet I can hug you humongously because whether it was 1998 or 2008 or even 2 years from now in 2018, have I ever had a bugbear in my system than what you have questioned. In the year 2000 I created "Mark Zorro" for this reason at the Fast Company discussion boards. I do want you to read my bio for Mark Zorro at Fast Company and then I look forward most heartily to your response. http://www.fastcompany.com/786242/fc-bio02/08/2016 #5 Deb HelfrichI've always been a tad bit uncomfortable with this concept. I support a few people who argue this angle quite well. But inherently the concept of branding is to become recognizable in a fixed way within some sort of niche. But any given human can decide in the next hour to change their entire life for love, money, fame, family. When the WHY is salient enough, we can apply our talents for plasticity and effect all sorts of changes. And then on the negative side, if someone invests a great deal in their brand and it doesn't succeed, does it become a trauma to re-brand? I just don't feel that any human being should be reduced to slogans and point in time focus. Humans are much more complex than corporations and I think it is quite reductionary to think we should follow their lead in this regard. A similar backlash is arising with all the metaphors floating around about how the brain is computer-like. Umm, no, we cannot understand the complexity of our thinking equipment solely through the lens of data processing and storage.02/08/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici#1 On the contrary @Ali Anani your perspective is a valuable contribution to the idea being discussed. That we grow and change is a crucial point. On a lighter note, I used to laugh in the old days when brands were marked as "new and improved". Felt misled on the "old and not do good".
- 29/07/2016Two things I learned from fellow Bee Dilma Balbi - the first in Red Wisdom called ZBB and here in Blue Wisdom - a business story called "Obvious Adams" - a short-story that I found out has appealed to some CEO's, so much so that they wondered if Obvious Adams was a real person rather than a fictional account. The book is available for free to read at the Open LibraryObvious Adams (Open Library)openlibrary.org Obvious Adams by Robert R. Updegraff, 1916,Harper & Brothers...
Comments29/07/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 Dear Dilma, I found this through your LinkedIn account last night, and when I followed up online to learn more about what "Obvious Adams" was, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this is something that inspired executives decades ago and I am now curious what it is they originally saw. I have yet to read it, but the good news is that this work is considered valuable enough to be presented at the Open Library.
- 26/07/2016@Michele Williams in a comment at a buzz by @Savvy Raj This introduced me to work in collective intelligence, which until her comment I was not familiar with. She mentioned the work of Anita Williams Woolley I found further information from MIT http://cci.mit.edu/mciresearchpage.html - this resource helps me with a new avenue of personal inquiry and this will prove an interesting stream in my own personal learning journey.Collective Intelligence in Human Groups - Anita Williams Woolley Dr. Anita Williams Woolley, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory presented to alumni at Reunion 2013. Most of us are familiar with the...
Comments27/07/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#1 What this opens up for me is to look at teams and collaboration as an evidence based approach rather than the way teams are discussed as a human resource initiative (and perhaps @Jennifer Schultz View more#1 What this opens up for me is to look at teams and collaboration as an evidence based approach rather than the way teams are discussed as a human resource initiative (and perhaps @Jennifer Schultz can add her perspective here if she notes such a difference). Team building exercises, executive retreats and dogma around teamwork is not something I find personally satisfying, so this is what sparked my interest in exploring more about the study of collective intelligence. Intelligence for me is a push and not a pull a.k.a. employee engagement in my mind feels often like a manipulation than an observation. If collective intelligence is an observation this opens the opportunity to enlighten my blue wisdom. (Managerial) - which is a part of my own personal learning journey. Close
- Producer21/07/2016Corporate and Non-Profit Boards: Similarities and DifferencesMany of us have served on corporate boards. I for one have done that and have also served on industry association and charitable boards which are non-profits. Many of us get involved with the best of intentions. We want to help a cause, the...
- Producer20/07/2016The way of the contrarian...I was reminded a couple of days ago that I am a contrarian; it was not the first time and usually not meant as a compliment. For those not familiar with the word, a contrarian is a person who takes an opposite or different position from other people...
Comments06/10/2016 #49 James O'ConnellGood story and good point. I think I too am a contrarian though I never heard that term before now. I seen it more as being a critical thinker and as such when a room agrees on something without exploring all the perspectives available, including imagined, alarms sound (' ' ,)06/10/2016 #43 Harvey LloydI have always understood that we do not live on a one dimensional plane. There are always two sides to the coin. "Contrarian" describes the other side of the coin. Regardless of which side it's always the opposite. I believe that Attorneys consistently build the other attorneys case before working on their own. This is probably why people don't enjoy the experience. They have to listen to what the other attorney is going to do.
Great piece @Graham Edwards. But until we discover that we do live on a one dimensional plane i always want to know what's on the other side.25/07/2016 #38 John ValledorI wholeheartedly endorse this article. One of my biggest reflections post battalion command of infantry is the value of having contrarian thinkers in my inner circle. Think about it (literally), how can you ever achieve "synthesis" if you don't have a means for "antithesis"--the true value in valid means for contrarian thinking? In fact, nowadays I mentor new generations of Army leaders to seek out contrarian thinkers and add them to their teams. Nice article!21/07/2016 #35 Joel AndersonWhether your subscribe to Robert Anston Wilson's views or not, he does provide some interesting insights. "...Every fact of science was once Damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and "progress," everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man's refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, "Disobedience was man's Original Virtue."..."21/07/2016 #34 Graham EdwardsThanks for the comment @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC. There is always an interesting feeling that comes with "OMG, I didn't even think of that"... then we all get more excited and keep moving forward. I found with me that when it really resonates my eyes get "wider"... lol21/07/2016 #33 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCExcellent post, @Graham Edwards Love the comment about the CEO charged as the 'executive contrarian'. And so true - if his thinking could not stand up to the rigors of the board room, how could it ever stand up in the real world. While we're not always happy with the views of contrarians, as relate to ourselves, our business and our ideas, for example, there's always that moment when a comment - or two - resonates down to the marrow. And we know they're right; we should strongly consider, or do, as they suggest. Contrarians are a must to balance out life.
- Producer20/07/2016Want An Engaged Team? Be An Engaged Leader!Each year, companies spend over three quarters of a billion dollars in an effort to improve employee engagement. Employee engagement is a hot issue. It is a key indicator of company success and critical to an outstanding operation. And...
Comments20/07/2016 #1 Donald GrandyExcellent post Kathy. This is the piece that is always missing when a company or association fails at Leadership. Most leaders only pay lip service to Leadership, by either going to lavish locations for two days of "how can I get my bonus". Or send HR to a workshop in a church basement where they focus on self preservation. There are so many great examples of Best Practice run companies and organisations with proven bottom results and shareholder value you would think great Leadership wouldn't be such a stretch. Keep coaching!