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Do you feel like you are on the right career path for who you are, where you live, and what you enjoy doing? If so, you are in the right place!. This hive is for people who who are interested in managing their own careers.

Welcome to the Career Management hive!
  1. ProducerGino Leo

    Gino Leo

    Importance of Saying “No” at your workplace – The Career Guide
    Importance of Saying “No” at your workplace – The Career GuideYou shouldn't ever turn down work for the sole reason which you don't enjoy the work or you don't enjoy the individual requesting it. A work at the home blog is about the many advantages that a home business brings. Saying no to an expected client...
  2. ProducerSmita Nair Jain

    Smita Nair Jain

    My tryst with Hindi (Indian Language)
    My tryst with Hindi (Indian Language)My tryst with Hindi (Indian Language) As a completely undistinguished student during my academic years, I have contributed significantly to the birth and growth of acidity, colitis and other anxiety related ailments that my mother currently suffers...
  3. ProducerMelody Green

    Melody Green

    Do you want to change industry sectors mid career?
    Do you want to change industry sectors mid career?Recently I spoke to a woman in her 40's who was looking to find a new position, preferably in a new industry. She had worked for 15 years in aged care and disability and she was feeling burned out and jaded. She wanted a new horizon, new learning...
  4. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)
    This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)In today's market, entrepreneurs and business owners get flooded with a massive workload. Truth be told, I personally work in excess of sixty hours a week. So, unless you implement a tactical approach, things can go haywire in the blink of an...


    Simone Luise Hardt
    28/07/2017 #5 Simone Luise Hardt
    true ;) thanks for sharing your great article John :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Great post @John White, MBA. Your posts are always a great piece of resource to refer back to "time and again". You write, "How you approach time is the ultimate driving force to create the best outcomes for your business." For me this is the key. Not only can we benefit from the strategies you provide, we also need to be aware of our relationship with time. You write, "Manage your work, don't let it manage you." Agreed. My bias around time management is that you can't manage time, you need to mange yourself.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/07/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "Manage your work, don't let it manage you." Couldn't agree more. If it controls you, we lose precious moments in life and it's unhealthy too. Great buzz @John White, MBA!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/07/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Always good to get the old broom out and sweep away the non-value added and clean up the basics.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/07/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks, John, for another excellent article filled with important insights and astute analysis. Your advice on time management skills is very timely (no pun intended), especially considering the daily information overload business people (and all people) face in today's hyper-paced mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. Thus, learning effective time management skills and techniques appears more important now than ever. Therefore, your terrific tips, if implemented, should contribute to greater employee productivity, less stress and, hopefully, a better work-life balance (integration) from the top down and the bottom up.
  5. ProducerAlan Oviatt

    Alan Oviatt

    Take quick look of Alan Oviatt 5 successful management Tips
    Take quick look of Alan Oviatt 5 successful management TipsManagement is not everyone cups of tea and one has to keep many things in mind before coming to a simple decision. Along with this they also have to consider things that could help them to ensure better fortune of the company and for this, they...
  6. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Hiring Others: Lessons Learned
    Hiring Others: Lessons Learned A while ago, I had a project I could not complete on my own. I knew my own limitations – I can do a lot of stuff, but sometimes we all need help – so I went looking for recommendations from friends and colleagues.While there is no shortage of eager...


    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    25/07/2017 #10 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #3 Thanks for the kind words, @David B. Grinberg, and even more for letting me know you're sharing it. I like to be able to thank those who do, so THANK YOU!
    Jim Saelzler
    25/07/2017 #9 Jim Saelzler
    You might also ask, "Is there anything I should be concerned with, or should have asked about, that didn't come up here? Are there any common issues that cause misunderstandings? I don't want us getting into the job with a mix up where each of us is expecting the other will do this or supply that."

    Not that I can quantify it or find rules to describe the process, but a few months ago we had some substantial remodeling done on the house. In a past life I sold building materials, and one remodeling customer absolutely stood out over the years as a smart, reliable guy who didn't approach with a "Gimme the cheapest one ya got" attitude. That guy was the first and only one I called.

    BTW, don't hesitate to ask material suppliers for names of who they would hire. If possible, though, ask more than one supplier and hope you get the same name two or three times.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/07/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I say never give full value to what others have to say and learn to rely on your intuition. Different people bring out different things in us. Someone with great communication skills, a relaxed disposition and good temperament will cause a much better performance than someone who is a demanding control freak with an edgy disposition. As Mama always says, consider the source!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/07/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 I like the negative referral idea. The only people who don't fail are the ones that do nothing.

    @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, this post is close enough to the beBee promotion requirements (I think) consider sharing this to Twitter using the hashtag #buzzbeBee
    John Rylance
    25/07/2017 #6 John Rylance
    Be wary of someone who can accommodate you right away, when all others cannot for a while because of commitments.
    You might get the job done, but not to the standard you would like.
    Phillipe equally important is to ask what they did have done to rectify the negative comments, merely acknowledging a mistake doesn't prove that anything has been done to resolve the issue.#5
    Philippe Collard
    25/07/2017 #5 Philippe Collard
    When I was hiring people, I asked one very specific question that ALWAYS told me something extremely useful. I asked "Can you give me a negative reference. Someone that, if I called, would not say only positive things about you and could actually say negative stuff" and why would they say those things. I do not believe in "positive reference". Come on, you know ahead of these calls that the person is going to say only nice things...so why make the call...However my question has several purposes. 1 - will the interviewee be honest and transparent with me. We ALL did stuff that did not work out and in the process created those "negative references", even if we tried our best. Can the person acknowledge that she/he does not have a 100% perfect record. 2 - is the person sure enough of her or himself to share that with me 3 - can the person tell me how and why things did not turn out right. That is valuable information. I never called these negative references. I did not need to. Either the person was transparent with me and the question had done its job..or the person danced around my question and never got the job!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/07/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great advice @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, I have a feeling my husband will be reaching out for support tomorrow. Big phone system installation and nothing except issues tonight. Never be too proud to reach out!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/07/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the excellent advise, Susan, as always! I'm sharing this in three HR/career hives. Keep buzzing...
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/07/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Good points, Susan and Pascal. Perhaps a good idea to have an attorney review the contract for loopholes, etc.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/07/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I like having references too :-)
  7. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    Check out my latest article via Inc's Twitter page.
    John White, MBA
    Inc. on Twitter
    twitter.com “Before making a career move, always ensure you have made the most of your current opportunity. @juanblanco76...


    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/08/2017 #3 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #2 Deal done, officially, lol, Ladies & gentleman,mput your tablets in upward position, please fasten your seat belts.......
    John White, MBA
    01/08/2017 #2 John White, MBA
    #1 Sure, Stephan!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/08/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    I would like to promote your hive on MybeBeeTV, do you authorize me to collect visual elements such as screencapture to edit in a creative common footage. The purpose is to perform visual promotions for Hives and drive traffic and users adoption. Thanks for considering and answering.
  8. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Thought-Starter for Creating Your Branding Message

    And don't forget the Simon Sinek advice: Start with why
    Wayne Yoshida
    How to work out your USP and where to use it - Talented Ladies Club
    www.talentedladiesclub.com Have you identified your USP yet? Find out what one is, how to work out yours, and where to use it once you...
  9. A. Elizabeth Orley
    Where are my #Marketing #DigitalMarketing #SocialMedia #SEO networkers at? Let's Connect! @Elizabeth_Ink A. Elizabeth Orley


    Andrew Ledford
    19/07/2017 #17 Andrew Ledford
    Good to meet you, There are a lot of busy bees here all waiting to make honey.
    A. Elizabeth Orley
    19/07/2017 #16 A. Elizabeth Orley
    #13 #14 thanks
    A. Elizabeth Orley
    19/07/2017 #15 A. Elizabeth Orley
    #12 hi John. Nice to see you here.
    Wayne Yoshida
    18/07/2017 #13 Wayne Yoshida
    We're all here! Thanks @John White, MBA for calling @A. Elizabeth Orley to our attention!
    John White, MBA
    18/07/2017 #12 John White, MBA
    A. Elizabeth Orley
    18/07/2017 #11 A. Elizabeth Orley
    #1 Thank you!
    A. Elizabeth Orley
    18/07/2017 #10 A. Elizabeth Orley
    #2 Perfect thank you!
    A. Elizabeth Orley
    18/07/2017 #9 A. Elizabeth Orley
    #5 Thank you!
    A. Elizabeth Orley
    18/07/2017 #8 A. Elizabeth Orley
    #7 thank you!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/07/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @A. Elizabeth Orley welcome to beBee!
    Dorothy Cooper
    17/07/2017 #6 Dorothy Cooper
    I am here and Twitter Chats. I would hear feedback on my latest blog post.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    17/07/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Welcome to beBee!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    17/07/2017 #4 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Done :D Welcome to beBEE !!!
    Luis Piriz
    17/07/2017 #1 Luis Piriz
    Keep it uppppppp!
  10. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    From the Talented Ladies Club: It's OK to take a break!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Why taking a break from work can make you MORE productive - Talented Ladies Club
    www.talentedladiesclub.com Are you guilty of pushing yourself too hard? Find out why taking a break from work can actually make you MORE...
  11. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    beBee Murlosophy promo meme. Feel free to copy it and repost to your LI network. Jim Murray


    Barbara Henslee
    12/07/2017 #2 Barbara Henslee
    Shared to the universe! My little universe. :-)
    Wayne Yoshida
    12/07/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Jim Murray. Going to continue the experiments with this.
  12. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Why Management Doesn't Get Bad News Until It's Too Late
    Why Management Doesn't Get Bad News Until It's Too LateSMALL BUSINESS OPERATORS NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY COGNIZANT OF DEVELOPING PROBLEMS... Preface:  A longer version of this article was originally published on LinkedIn, where it accumulated in excess of 11,000 views and more than 400 likes and comments....


    Wayne Yoshida
    08/07/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #5 Yes. George Santayana said those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
    Wayne Yoshida
    08/07/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Phil - exactly. It is important to know most customers (or maybe 90 to 99 percent) are "OK" with delays and mistakes, since we are all humans and these things happen. But always have something in place to fix the issue, provide status reports before the customer asks, and satisfy the customer in the end.
    Phil Friedman
    08/07/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    #1 #2 You know, guys, it's ironic that Kevin mentions LBJ in this context. Because it was bad information fed back or lack of good information that sucked LBJ into the Vietnam war to begin with. And why the conflict continued for so many years and at such a high cost in blood on both sides, as first LBJ, then RMN were led to believe that "victory" was just around corner. The parallels are stunning. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    08/07/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    #2 Thanks, Wayne, for reading and sharing this. And for the kind words. You are correct that it isn't so much that mistakes get made and problems rise up (for that is part of life) but really a matter of how we deal with them. And without honest information being fed back to upper-level execs, the battle is lost. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    08/07/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    #1 Thanks, Kevin, for reading and sharing. It's too easy, I think, to blame line managers and workers for the failure to communicate bad news up the information pipeline. And if bad news isn't reaching the exec level timely, it is very often the fault of the executives involved and the atmosphere they create. Cheers!
    Wayne Yoshida
    07/07/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent, @Phil Friedman -- above all -- the entire team must build trust. And trust comes from honesty. I worked at a place where everyone had good intentions, but only reported what they thought what we wanted to hear. This went as far as lying to management about how great things were going.

    And then something slips.

    And the lie is passed to the customer as defense to the cause of the delays and human mistakes.

    And we discover the lie much later. Poof. There goes the trust in the team forever.

    Very share-able advice for everyone and anyone.
    Kevin Pashuk
    07/07/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    This reminded me of an anecdote I heard years ago about the Presidency of LBJ during the Vietnam War. Apparently he did not react very well to bad news, so those 'messengers' took it upon themselves to not deliver any (until it was too late).

    As a leader, our reaction to bad news is as important as what we do about the situation.

    Another great post Phil.
  13. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    New Work Paradigm for Millennials & Gen Z is Results-Only
    New Work Paradigm for Millennials & Gen Z is Results-OnlyIt's hard to believe that some 21st century employers are still stuck in a Stone Age mentality when it comes to adopting smart workplace flexibility programs. Perhaps they have forgotten that a new business era demands new and innovative...


    David B. Grinberg
    23/04/2017 #74 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your illuminating comments @Judy Mackenzie, which are most appreciated. Moreover, belated thanks to @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Gerald Hecht @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @Nick Mlatchkov and everybody else below who took the time to read this and provide their valuable feedback.
    Judy Mackenzie
    21/04/2017 #73 Judy Mackenzie
    I first heard about the ROWE model a number of years ago, when I was working diligently to get our managers away from the "face value" method of reviewing staff contributions. I liked the idea so much I moved from being a corporate executive to consulting/coaching to get to results orientation. Much of my management coaching practice still remains focused on creating an open minded and as Deb Lange so rightly mentioned "self-awareness" mentality. Much work has to be done at the leadership and management levels for this work style to be successful.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/02/2017 #72 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I totally believe in the shift from control to trust, freedom, autonomy & accountability - And have Been helping people make this shift most of my life - I am so delighted that over my life I have seen this grow and grow - still a lot of work to be done! It is a myth that it is just older people who are controlling - both the young and the old can be controlling! - needs a high level of self awareness at any age .
    Gerald Hecht
    04/09/2016 #70 Gerald Hecht
    #69 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador yeah that too, as audible as a chuckle in a hurricane 🎯
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/09/2016 #69 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #68 Good one! Thank you for the chuckle. 😁
    Gerald Hecht
    04/09/2016 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #67@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say "as effective as a fart in a hurricane"
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    01/09/2016 #67 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I worked under several systems, some more flexible than others. What I found annoying was systems, plans, guidelines, etc.were not implemented. Plans may look good on paper but if there is no implementation, what good are they?
    Nick Mlatchkov
    30/08/2016 #66 Anonymous
    #63 Or there's a song which is often in my mind, 'Back to the Chicken Shack' .....
    Gerald Hecht
    30/08/2016 #65 Gerald Hecht
    #64 @Nick Mlatchkov yeah...there were plenty of smiths and craftsman and who got damned good results. They were never invited to the balls and galas held by the top brass...which I'm sure was a great relief...they could remain focused on their (results) craftsmanship
    Nick Mlatchkov
    30/08/2016 #64 Anonymous
    #63 Back to 19th century ....!
    Gerald Hecht
    30/08/2016 #63 Gerald Hecht
    #59 @Pamela 🐝 Williams That's what Southern Louisiana has become; it's all ROWE... I guess; nobody can actually get anywhere, no one seems to get angry if your 2 hours late; nobody has to explain; whoever you would be expected to explain/report to...already knows that you tried (if they are even there yet); they are already nodding in an understanding way before you start. The only thing that I'm not clear about is there are any actual results
    Charles David Upchurch
    30/08/2016 #62 Charles David Upchurch
    Intriguing ideas, @Dale Masters. We seem to think alike in some ways.
    Dale Masters
    29/08/2016 #61 Dale Masters
    While I have been wondering for a decade when this idea will be implemented, I see two problems (and their solutions:
    1) Many times, workers will spend months on a product...which upper management takes credit for. That manager then receives a bonus he/she did not truly work for.
    1A) Each worker has a unique "signature" automatically attached to their work. Extra productivity then accrues to each worker in the form of extra income.If anyone takes credit and that credit does not accrue to the person(s) responsible for the work, management then has a mandate to a) replace that person in management; b) correct the mistake(s) made by giving the worker(s) responsible the financial remuneration they deserve.

    2) Employees are hired based on their education, not their skills. These are often two different things.
    2A) Employ (a) psychologist(s) to implement skills-based tests. These specialists will more than pay for themselves, since different projects can then be directed to those who can do the job the best, rather than taking a "cookie cutter" approach to project assignment. Many (if not most) times, this will result in a happier workforce, since people tend to excel in things they enjoy.
    Many companies use these tests, but outsource them to psychologists not intimately familiar with the specific needs of each company. An in-house psychologist (or group of psychologists) could avoid this by specialised orientation when hired, and by interacting with each employee on an individual basis.

    Another buzz I could write. Oh, the stories I could tell..
    Sarah Elkins
    29/08/2016 #60 Sarah Elkins
    #53 Great points as always, @Charles David Upchurch! Management classes were always challenging for me, both undergrad and in my MBA program. That was for the simple reason that it's impossible to generalize good and bad practices across all employees in all industries and all workplaces. Micromanagement ALWAYS makes me bristle, though I know some people who prefer to be told what tasks to prioritize, how much time to spend, and which hours they are expected to work. I think management training should focus on understanding motivations of the individuals who work for you, not on any specific best practices listed in a book. There are some great training ideas in terms of process and project management, strategies that can be applied across all implementations, structure changes, etc.; training managers should be about training & managing PEOPLE, which means understanding how to respectfully engage those around you to meet & exceed specific job & career expectations. What do you think? Can we collaborate on a management training book or series of articles based on this concept?
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    29/08/2016 #59 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I have worked under very flexible systems. It is built on trust; can the employee be trusted to perform at optimum levels. My flexibility resulted from a heavy workload; commuting was a waste of time when time was the resource in shortest supply. The issues that arose were not with management. They trusted me to get done what needed to be done. It was the workers who 'needed' supervision, who needed the office environment. What I found was they were too comfortable with the 8 to 5/ 1 hour lunch workday and being flexible was a threat that meant they had to change their routine. Although that was their preferred work style they thought it should be everyone's. Conform, Conform, Conform! So many complaints were made to management about the unfairness of my remote working style (even though I was putting in 12 hours and was always available). It was management that had to cave. Productivity dropped and costs rose. I see no issues with ROWE but it will take a change in company culture, not just management. You know me David, if I can blame it on leadership, I will. In my case I unfortunately can't blame "the boss".
    Gerald Hecht
    27/08/2016 #57 Gerald Hecht
    #49 @Donald 🐝 Grandy ahhh; the mystery
    Todd Lombardo
    27/08/2016 #56 Todd Lombardo
    @David B. Grinberg, this is a great piece. Thank you for posting. 20 years ago everybody acted like Gen X was a bunch of aliens. Now, it's millennials/Gen Z. Are millennials really that different, or is it just - ALL of us want more autonomy etc. in the workplace, and technology is changing working habits (like remote-based) for everyone? I get this question often from colleagues (true story): "can you help me learn how to manage millennials?"
    Charles David Upchurch
    27/08/2016 #55 Charles David Upchurch
    #54 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams wrote "But as quite a few pointed out not everyone will stay true to their guts and work sincerely, some need to be constantly motivated or monitored. But then again my opinion is that's a will-based skill issue ( being accountable ) and can be trained with specific coaching sessions."

    In my experience, the workers who need the least "management" or leadership (preferably) from others are those who are the most self-motivated, as long as they are able to find organizational and team member roles which align with their personal goals.

    That's why my focus is on helping individuals and organizations to find or create mutually satisfactory and periodically flexible job descriptions.

    When everybody is doing what they are "meant" to do, management becomes MUCH easier.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/08/2016 #54 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    An Intriguing & a debatable buzz @David B. Grinberg . I love the ROWE work model and it suits individuals who can be dedicated to their work and produce the required results as required by the management. But as quite a few pointed out not everyone will stay true to their guts and work sincerely, some need to be constantly motivated or monitored. But then again my opinion is that's a will-based skill issue ( being accountable ) and can be trained with specific coaching sessions.
    ROWE is the most loved work model among my peers and me , though we tried raising this with the senior management, it was always side stepped.
    It may be a while before this gains more prominence. I'm in agreement with @Sarah Elkins in regards to the bad management or I would say the micro management issues in an organisation. Luckily for me I had a way around these managers not everyone will stand up and talk back. Thank you @David B. Grinberg for this buzz and it would just be magical for this to be implemented at work places globally.
  14. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    How Do We Innovate In Our Company?
    How Do We Innovate In Our Company?Thanks Judit Lerch for translating in English !Original in Spanish: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/como-innovamos-en-nuestra-empresaInnovation in our Company Today is one of those days when 3 informal meetings with my team changed...


    Aleta Curry
    07/07/2017 #119 Aleta Curry
    #107 I understand, @Ken Boddie, but though I experience this I don't seem to be as frustrated by it as you are.

    I just skim through quickly when I first browse in to beBee and put articles I want to remember (and those I don't have time to read right then) into my Aleta's Reads hive.

    Of more concern is the fact that I miss so much from my favourites. There's so much coming in now that I get fatigued before I've read through every single title in my feed.

    I have to rely heavily on being 'tagged' by people who've just published something (the reason I happened upon this post, for example). Trouble is, some of my faves simply don't tag people. I feel a little presumptuous doing it myself, but I decided that being thought presumptuous by some was better than having people who are interested in my posts miss them.

    So, I would like to see improvement in the area of being able to follow the posts of certain bees. Don't ask me what that would be; happily, I'm a user here, I'm not at the pointy end!
    Aleta Curry
    07/07/2017 #118 Aleta Curry
    #104 Jeepers! That doesn't sound like Dean :(

    You gotta have faith, bro!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/07/2017 #117 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #116 @Lance 🐝 Scoular Faith & Work hard and you can achieve anything !!! Have a great week !!!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/07/2017 #116 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #115 I have faith in you @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz and your team!!!!👍
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/07/2017 #115 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #114 @Lance 🐝 Scoular that's bad news !!!! I am sorry. beBee is going to be profitable during the next months. We are already successfully monetizing Spain ;-)

    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/07/2017 #114 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    I must have missed the tag notifications on this @Javier 🐝 beBee and @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador for which I thank you.
    I have invested more than a substantial amount of time, effort, resources and a wee bit of money (my Scotts heritage bubbling to the surface) in 5 digitally based start- ups in here in Australia over the last number of years. All 5 have fizzled or died.

    That's business, that's entrepreneurship.

    I understand the concerns expressed by some in the comments below. I have had my own, and questions, conveyed personally.

    On the basis of this post and communications received, I for one will continue to support the promotion of beBee for the foreseeable future and look forward to the platforms update.

    In the meantime, here are some wise words from some wise ones.
    Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze. Peter Drucker
    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein
    Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles. Fultong J. Sheen
    Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot
    Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. Warren Bennis
    The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. Thomas Edison
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    03/07/2017 #113 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Hey @Javier 🐝 beBee, my StartupRanking article for July just been release....its full of honey....Fingers licking good ! Cc @Juan Imaz And @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín y @José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@stephan-metral/bebee-startupranking-growth-for-july-2nd-2017
    Milos Djukic
    03/07/2017 #112 Anonymous
    Yes @Javier 🐝 beBee, beBee should provide a fractal revoluttion in social media. It means that users are the integral part of a team. Listen and learn. Thank you.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    30/06/2017 #111 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #110 LoL, takes ironmen to run that ! But we have a few one like @Trainerglobal Oscar Álvarez , More than this, maybe some still do not get the applied mathematics big pictures of beBee's phenomenon...Socially, digitally...it is the dawn of a new Era. Who did precede the roman civilisation? Now LinkedIn is afraid that history repeats itself again.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/06/2017 #110 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #102 thanks @Paul Walters for your support. This is a marathon. Some runners leave the race :) buzz on!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/06/2017 #109 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #104 @Dean Owen we will profitable by the end of this year , we are already successfully monetizing Spain ;) good luck !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/06/2017 #108 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #107 @Ken Boddie don't worry. We are on it. Few weeks to go!
    Ken Boddie
    30/06/2017 #107 Ken Boddie
    I have been greatly impressed, @Javier 🐝 beBee, by the success of this great platform and cherish the many friends I have found here. I do, however, share some of the concerns of @Dean Owen (as set out in his various comments below) relating to the future. I continue to be frustrated by the increasing amount of time I have to spend trawling through posts with which I have little or no affinity, in order to find those I wish to read and pass comment on, and have tried many ways to limit my feed, but without much lasting success. I voiced my concerns in my posts of September and November last year as follows: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/fellow-bees-we-have-a-traffic-problem; and
    From the subsequently received post comments it appears that many others are also having difficulty with their feeds and consequently are also missing posts from their favourite bees (Fbees). We were then, back in September, promised a great conceptual solution which you called the STING, but there has been very little more to come on this subject since, and the repeated promises of major change continue without fruition. Your above enthusiastic explanation is gratefully received, but perhaps this would be an apt time to reinforce, to your many devotees, a commitment to including the STING at the earliest possible opportunity? 🤔
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    30/06/2017 #106 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    @Javier 🐝 beBee - As far back as our first Skype conversation, I have had no doubt that beBee will succeed in growing the platform. I am excited to see the new updates - but understand that it takes time to cultivate and grow any business with many peaks and valleys. I love how you keep us all included!
    Dean Owen
    30/06/2017 #105 Dean Owen
    Enjoy Namibia my friend. We are but a few travel writers in a sea of marketers so we are critical to helping the beBee feed attract your typical internet user who are simply here to enjoy and communicate. Writers and storytellers like you and the delectable Ken Boddie are precious and I will follow you both until the ink runs dry.
    Dean Owen
    30/06/2017 #104 Dean Owen
    #103 i would love to if I was certain beBee would still be around many years from now. I fear they have, and are making some major strategic blunders by focusing on building a platform with the content provider in mind where they need to focus on what your typical internet user needs and wants to see. I don't want to wake up some day and find my writings have dissapeared because the plug has been pulled. I need to feel confident that my articles will be there for my children to read many years from now. I hope they prove me wrong. I need beBee to succeed. As such, I sent them an email detailing all my concerns yesterday, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.....
    Paul Walters
    29/06/2017 #103 Paul Walters
    #3 @Dean Owen well thats sad Dean san . My week is never complete without a Dean Owen post to read. Reconsider if you would. I lie under the stars in the Namib desert and the silence is deafening. Do keep posting or do I have to beg!!!
    Paul Walters
    29/06/2017 #102 Paul Walters
    @Javier 🐝 beBee I am deep in the Namib desert in Namibia and surprisingly I have a wi fi connection! Under a billion stars and a deafening silence I was able to read your innovative piece. I admire the company's decision to felay your launch until it lives up to your and your team' s expectation. I for one have enormous faith in beBee for through it I have made astonishing discoveries and met great people. Thank you
    Sandra Smith
    29/06/2017 #101 Sandra Smith
    Inspiring, and anything worth doing - and doing right - takes time! Can't wait to see the result of innovation - in the true sense of the word - on beBee! We can absolutely make it the premier platform on the 'net - but it's as much on the users' shoulders as the platform itself
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/06/2017 #100 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Guess what...we can wait as long as u need if we replace 1000$ a week by a 10000$/week, because we know that if Rafael Nada can win 10 x roland garros , podemos tambien ! Vamossssssssssssss ! cc @Raul Duque Montánez View more
    Guess what...we can wait as long as u need if we replace 1000$ a week by a 10000$/week, because we know that if Rafael Nada can win 10 x roland garros , podemos tambien ! Vamossssssssssssss ! cc @Raul Duque Montánez, @Javier 🐝 beBee @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín and @Juan Imaz. Close
  15. ProducerDonna Wood

    Donna Wood

    The Leap of Faith: By the Grace of God Go I
    The Leap of Faith: By the Grace of God Go II put in my notice at work a week ago Friday, when I realized the job was no longer serving me. Don't get me wrong, it's a great job, it just wasn't resonating with my soul. In fact, it was sucking the life out of me. It wasn't a decision that I...


    Shelley Brown
    11/07/2017 #11 Shelley Brown
    Happy belated Birthday!!!!
    Shelley Brown
    11/07/2017 #10 Shelley Brown
    AMAZING!!!! I am in awe!!! Congrats! I can't wait to write a similar story. I have the dream, I just don't have the vision yet.
    Barbara Henslee
    25/06/2017 #9 Barbara Henslee
    Yay! The small screaming voice finally wins! Best of luck to you in your new endeavor! I can't wait to hear more about it!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/06/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you, Donna, good luck and Godspeed! 👏👏🚀
    Donna Wood
    25/06/2017 #7 Donna Wood
    #3 @Harvey Lloyd Exactly. It's time to sharpen the saw, and define that clear focus. I've been the juggling clown for too long.
    Donna Wood
    25/06/2017 #6 Donna Wood
    #2 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I'm going to focus 100% on my business. However, the vacation is a vacation from the job - time to decompress. I will also be creating content for retreats and working on strategic networking.
    Donna Wood
    25/06/2017 #5 Donna Wood
    #1 @Yogesh Sukal Thank you! I like that a lot, it truly sums up the place I am right now.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/06/2017 #4 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Best of luck in your new adventure.
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/06/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    The human mind can take but so many balls to juggle. We risk dropping all the balls if we do not "Sharpen the Saw" (Steven Covey Habit Seven). The time we take to clear our minds and open up new self conversations that are unrelated to current conditions, strengthen the resolve of success.

    Congratulations on the strategy and know that 100% effort in a clear direction is better than a divided focus.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/06/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The inner voice can be a blessing or a curse. In your case, it was a blessing. Congrats and glad you followed your gut! Enjoy your vacation @Donna Wood. Do you mind if I ask what you will be doing from home?
    Yogesh Sukal
    25/06/2017 #1 Yogesh Sukal
    Leap of faith and follow passion. Nice article @Donna Wood

    I have on quote from my Quoteful shots for this buzz.

    In cyclic life, I will suggest unintuitive pause,
    To understand cycle & get assigned with better cause.


    Thank you for this buzz Donna.
  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    This excellent article by Mitch Maiman applies to any position, not just engineering. Take a look:
    Wayne Yoshida
    The Benefits of Hiring from Outside Your Industry
    www.designnews.com Here are 5 reasons hiring managers should seek out engineers not from your specific niche...
  17. ProducerEvelina Silajeva
    How to Avoid Burnouts and Be Happy at Work
    How to Avoid Burnouts and Be Happy at WorkI don’t know if it’s just me but this winter and spring has absolutely destroyed me. Crazy working hours, no sun, junk food, countless cans of energy drinks and cups of coffee led to a big burnout and loss of any motivation. I realised that I need...
  18. Lori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    There are all kinds of rules when it comes to making a business lunch both productive and enjoyable . . . from who chooses the location, time and place to when to start talking business; from the question of should/shouldn't you have alcohol to the art of handling the bill. But the one rule you should ALWAYS heed: Have fun! Be yourself! There is a reason you're not in the office. You can accomplish quite a lot with business lunches, but you shouldn't lose sight of why they work so well: When people can relax and have a good time, they're more likely to open up, making it easier to strengthen a business relationship. Lori Boxer


    Wayne Yoshida
    13/06/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Lori Boxer . . . but remember to be on your best behavior, since eating etiquette is an indicator of your habits and your true self. . . Just like pets and dating, as @Robert Cormack recently pointed out.
  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Communication at Any Office - What Does it Really Mean?
    Wayne Yoshida
    If Your Boss Says He “Hopes” You’ll Do Something, Here’s What He Really Means
    www.fastcompany.com Former FBI Director James Comey testified today that Trump said he “hoped” he’d let the Flynn investigation go. Was that an...


    Phil Friedman
    12/06/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    It's time to tell President Trump that we aren't all just friggin morons. His remarks are oddly reminiscent of those my teenage daughters used to make when they were caught out doing something they shouldn't. New Hollywood movie in the making: Kindergarten President.
  20. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    The 200 Characters That Will Make or Break Your beBee Profile
    The 200 Characters That Will Make or Break Your beBee Profile Who are you? More specifically, what is your personal brand statement? If you are at a networking event and you are next in line to shake the CEO's hand, do you have an impactful statement about yourself that he or she would remember you by? On...


    Wayne Yoshida
    09/06/2017 #29 Wayne Yoshida
    By the way - this probably applies to other platforms, too!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    09/06/2017 #27 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Hmm--got me thinking.
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/06/2017 #26 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent advice, @John White, MBA - I made some changes in my section!
    Sandra Smith
    09/04/2017 #25 Sandra Smith
    #23 their emails get shorter too
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    09/04/2017 #24 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Great advise !
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    06/02/2017 #23 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Ever notice, the higher someone gets on the corporate ladder, the shorter their personal brand statement?
    I love the first few words from @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood: "Speaker • Author • Personal Branding, Social Media & Photography Guru". Sort of says it all. And should.

    Then there's the rest of us. :)

    Mine is a bit longer.
    Milos Djukic
    04/02/2017 #21 Anonymous
    Advices by master of SM marketing and much more then that. Mr @John White, MBA, kind sir. A great person deserves no less.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/02/2017 #19 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Great one @John White, MBA !
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/02/2017 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    You made me go check mine, John. That's the sign of a good post. I think it works. It may too serious for my persona, though. I'll think it over
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    04/02/2017 #16 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Cool info, great post!!! 😀😀🎁🎁
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/02/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Great advice, John! Thank you for sharing.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Bravo, John, on this exemplary advice!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    02/02/2017 #13 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    This is an important topic, @John White, MBA!
    Great points. You got me to revisit my profile! I hope I can add to what you wrote...

    You may remember my similar post, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/burn-your-resume-for-bebee-or-linkedin-not-so-fast.

    I found we have 290 characters in our quote, but unfortunately it doesn't yet show by our name, like hover info. Also, you mention "Don't just put your job title. You are more than your job!".

    However, the default text that goes under or name in the profile is literally from the title of your top/current experience section - your job. Take a look at how I made the text WORK for me :l
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/02/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This really is one of those important tidbits that we need to revisit on a regular basis, John. Lots of useful points to think about, especially for someone who can't complete a comment in under 3 paragraphs....

    I need to work on my brevity.

    (or did I just invent the personal brand statement carousel for those of us with multiple income streams ? :)
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    01/02/2017 #11 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Great John. Buzz On!
    Mohammed Sultan
    01/02/2017 #10 Mohammed Sultan
    That's great to say something about both your core skills and core interests alongside the way beBee minds and senses function.Thank you @John White,MPA
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/02/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    well done, very useful tips ! thanks @John White, MBA
  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    American Marketing Association, Orange County (Calif) Event --
    Data Science and Marketing

    Angelo Ponzi of Strategic Market Intelligence will lead a panel discussion among practitioners and users of big data.

    When: Thursday, June 8 from 6 pm to 9 pm
    Where: Yeti Society, 17280 Red Hill Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614

    Get tickets:
    Wayne Yoshida


  22. Virag🐝 G.

    Virag🐝 G.

    when did we forget the concept of hard work?
    when did we forget the concept of hard work?


    Virag🐝 G.
    03/06/2017 #13 Virag🐝 G.
    #12 thank you for listening!
    Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    03/06/2017 #11 Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    #9 sometimes, we only see the successful part and we avoid the hard part and the efford to achieve it, go on buzzing! ;-)
    Virag🐝 G.
    03/06/2017 #9 Virag🐝 G.
    #7 thank you, Marta! Yes, we often forget reality when we have so much virtuality around us. Have a restful weekend!
    Virag🐝 G.
    03/06/2017 #8 Virag🐝 G.
    #6 if it is a sing of getting older, I am getting older, too :-)
    Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    02/06/2017 #7 Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    I like your live buzzes very much...I agree with you, there are too many people that have a wrong idea about entrepreneurs..so idyllic,with the laptop in the beach...have a nice friday!
    Wayne Yoshida
    02/06/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    @Virag🐝 G. - thanks for this reminder. I hope the kids and even grown-ups who need this advice will take it.

    One of my nephews (high school age, 16 yrs) has this attitude about work -- he has a lot of things he does not want to do this Summer.

    When I was his age, I was glad to take just about any Summer job, from flipping burgers at a junk food place to cutting lawns in the neighborhood. Arg. I think I sound like my parents. . . a sign of getting older?
    Virag🐝 G.
    02/06/2017 #5 Virag🐝 G.
    #4 thank you, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood!
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    02/06/2017 #4 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    In today's millennial focused world the concept of hard work is lost. But anyone who thinks they can be successful without it, is fooling themselves. Hard work - Success. Great topic and well said.
    Virag🐝 G.
    02/06/2017 #3 Virag🐝 G.
    #2 thank you, Donna! I so agree with you and I believe we have a responsibility to make sure that the upcoming generations will still know this...
    Donna Wood
    02/06/2017 #2 Donna Wood
    Without hard work there is no success. To truly appreciate and be grateful for our successes, I believe we must work for them. Otherwise, we are only reaping the benefits of someone else's work and have nothing of our own.
  23. ProducerAlanea Kowalski

    Alanea Kowalski

    Create an Effective Team with these 6 Steps
    Create an Effective Team with these 6 StepsRecently I travelled to Moscow to work with a new leadership team. I had the pleasure of working with the CEO in another company and knew him to be an enlightened leader who understood the value of a top performing team. He had hired a...


    Alanea Kowalski
    03/06/2017 #4 Alanea Kowalski
    #2 Thank you Tannis and very well said...love the 3-legged race visual.
    Alanea Kowalski
    03/06/2017 #3 Alanea Kowalski
    Thank you Jerry. I have worked with this assessment for over 20 years and the powerful results for the individual, the team and as a result the business are amazing. I also teach the "train the trainer" and it's so energising to watch people take it away to use with their companies. #1
    Tannis Liviniuk
    01/06/2017 #2 Tannis Liviniuk
    Alanea, thanks for sharing your insights. This alignment is a critical facet of team leadership that is so often overlooked. It's not just about hiring top performers. If your top performers can't work together, you won't make much headway. Like a 3-legged race, if everyone tries to go their own direction the whole team falls down.
    Jerry Fletcher
    01/06/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Alanea, Long ago and far away in Denver Colorado I was one of the test subjects for one of the earliest developments in the kind of assessments you speak of here. The impact of learning about yourself and the other members of a team can be life changing. I applaud you in the work you do.
  24. ProducerJanet Lentz

    Janet Lentz

    Learning On The Go - Future Learn
    Learning On The Go - Future LearnI love to learn new things, but who has time to sit in a classroom? Online learning opportunities abound. One that I've used several times now is at FutureLearn.com.Future Learn is an entirely free site chock full of useful courses on a variety of...
  25. ProducerJanet Lentz

    Janet Lentz

    Dare Mighty Things
    Dare Mighty Things“In the battle of life, it is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is...


    Lori Boxer
    29/05/2017 #5 Lori Boxer
    . . . and my favorite quote from President Roosevelt, from 1907, is as follows:

    “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

    Theodore Roosevelt 1907
    Paul Walters
    29/05/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    @Janet Lentz with 300 million people living in America why is it that the electorate cannot find another Teddy Roosevelt ?
    Todd Jones
    27/05/2017 #2 Todd Jones
    Janet, this is one of my favorite quotes. A friend of mine published a similar blog a few years ago along with his thoughts on what makes a successful life. I shared it on LinkedIn, and you might find enjoyable.

    Robert Cormack
    27/05/2017 #1 Robert Cormack
    Enjoyed the quote and the commentary, @Janet Lentz. Few people know that Roosevelt nearly died on an African safari with his son. He actually thought of shooting himself so he wouldn't hold up the rest of the group. This wasn't one of those expeditions where you ride around in an open-roofed truck. They hiked through some horrible terrain, jungles and swamps. Imagine what that was like for someone with asthma. Thanks for the post.
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