- Producer18/03/2017Your Slice-of-Life Story Can Define Your Personal BrandGrowing up, I wanted to be the next Diane Sawyer on CBS TV’s ’60 Minutes’ news program. While that never happened. I did come close. Sort of. During college in the late ‘80s, I was accepted as a production assistant intern at...
- Producer13/03/2017CrossroadsHave you ever been at a point in your life where you don’t know what you want to do next? Maybe you’ve achieved goals and always had a plan, but now you are well and truly stuck? As a coach I work with clients in this place...
- 09/03/2017Forbes Welcomewww.forbes.com The three key components that we all should be thinking about are content creation, social proof, and your...
- Producer08/03/2017Confessions of a Hard WorkerI'm sure a lot of us think we are hard workers on the job. We also tend to feel guilty about taking our breaks at work, to the point that we might eat at our desks and never leave the workplace. So, is that a good idea? You might think you're...
Comments10/03/2017 #1 Jean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝Great share Robin. Agreed. It's not just about labor laws, it's also about sanity. On the same note regarding hard working and taking a break, I was also told some time ago by a mentor I respect tremendously: "There is a difference between hard and stupid. Be smart and take a break." That single advice resonated and put things back into the proper perspective.
- 09/03/2017Please help me in welcoming, Peggy Duncan to the Swarm. Peggy comes to us from that other platform.Peggy Duncan - beBeewww.bebee.com Public profile of Peggy Duncan on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
Comments09/03/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergHi @Peggy Duncan! Welcome to beBee land, we are very pleased you're here. I'm another ambassador, like Paul, just not as smart or savvy (but I'm learning).
I do know that anyone Paul recommends is sure to be an asset to this site. I look forward to reading and engaging with your blogging buzz and other content.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Dean Owen
- 08/03/201710 Simple Resolutions That Will Boost Your Career in 201710 Simple Resolutions That Will Boost Your Career | edu CBAwww.educba.com In this time you make and complete some work-related resolutions that would help elevate your career and direct it in the right...
- Producer06/03/2017You are an amazing person!I saw this post on LinkedIn from Liz Ryan. She says:You are a vibrant, amazing person -- much more than what's on your resume! How do you get your passion and power across to employers? Liz RyanReinvention RoadmapReinvention Roadmap will teach you...
Comments08/03/2017 #20 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSCheck out this other great buzz about Liz Ryan!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ivette-k-caballero/know-liz-ryan-the-queen-of-the-human-workplace-and-your-career-friend07/03/2017 #17 Yogesh SukalAbout showcasing the personal brand, Today I posted about the new show started yesterday on National Geographic hosted by Modern philosopher jason silva.
And tweeted the bebee post on twitter and man himself appreciated, Jason Silva.
Amazing show to watch.
ORIGINS: Journey of Mankind
https://twitter.com/yogeshsukal/status/83911645080369152307/03/2017 #16 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSCOPY and TWEET:
#LizRyan: "You are an amazing person!"
#PersonalBranding on #beBee
@humanworkplace #careers & #jobs = the WHOLE YOU!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/you-are-an-amazing-person07/03/2017 #14 Phil FriedmanLiz Ryan is the only recruiting and HR expert whom I ever read. For she is the only one I have run across who speaks with honesty and authenticity -- a true "influencer" in her field. Head and shoulders above the pack. And I for one would welcome her sage voice on beBee.07/03/2017 #13 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell@Javier 🐝 beBee - thanks for sharing this article, I love Liz Ryan, she writes such great articles. I've missed a lot of her posts recently as I am no longer really on LinkedIn. It would be great if she joined beBee! I think it would be the perfect fit for her and this article said it all.07/03/2017 #12 Donald 🐝 GrandyGreat post from Liz Ryan. Love your comment Deb Helfrich "it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions" That is the secret sauce. Thanks for sharing.07/03/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 #7 You know, @Steve Brady - there is a great cross-pollination in the "pain points" approach that Liz recommends - which is rather than apply to jobs like sheep in a flock; it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions.
For way too many people, their careers are some of the most traumatic environs of their life - especially when it comes to justice and fairness.
And it just doesn't have to be that way. We humans created the rules of work so far. There is nothing inherent in selling widgets that requires people to check their souls at the door. Not even the much maligned assembly line or AI automation HAS to create trauma for individuals.
Humans can redesign work so that it is heart and soul safe. Collaboration and community focused, rather than competition and scarcity driven.
Your journey and work story are probably the exact sort of narrative that can help shift how we view our work organizations for the betterment of all involved.07/03/2017 #7 Steve Brady#1 I agree @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Hope you are well btw. We haven't crossed paths in a while. I had to pull back from my Social Media adventures for a while. My PTSD issues became a bit too nasty for a while. I'm going to recover though....and I have learnt so much about myself and it has given me a heart connection and understanding with the many people in our societies who suffer from invisible wounds.07/03/2017 #6 Steve Brady@Javier 🐝 beBee and @Liz Ryan I'm going to confess up front that I am a compulsive book buyer. Just ask my wife! To my credit though, I do read 90% of them.
In this case @Javier 🐝 beBee you had me hooked as soon as I saw the graphic. Thank you for sharing Liz Ryan's LI post here on beBee. I am between "career phases" at present. I'm off work at present to focus on recovering through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When I had to stop work, I was distraught and was overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings akin to "my working life is over" and also a deep grief at having to leave a job I loved. I realize now. however, that all is not wasted. I have time to focus on healing, and also a fantastic opportunity to align my career, and use the skill set I've developed over 45 years to focus my career on Justice reform that is healing and restorative, and that at it's deepest level begins in the hearts and minds of people and in a larger context the cultures in which they live. Anyway....I purchased an e-copy of Liz's book. If my wife gets upset, can I say that you made me do it @Javier 🐝 beBee? Or is that going too far?07/03/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg#1 I concur with @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and kindly suggest considering the appropriate beBee official directly reach out to Liz Ryan and invite her to join and/or write about beBee. Thanks for considering this.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA
- Producer05/05/2016My 10-Point Plan For Career Success At Any AgeAnyone who wants to achieve lasting career success first needs a potent plan to find their place in the fluid 21st century workplace. This is Part 2 of my "Rapid Career Success Plan" -- which is especially applicable to Millennials (Generation Y)...
Comments07/05/2016 #23 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI read it, shared it but did not thankk you @David B. Grinberg for this excellent post. So here I go. Avoiding the read is a mere loss to the reader.This is the kind of message that so many need to read, to know and to explore the opportunities that are available or unknown to them. A great post to audience of all kinds.
Your indelible influence on the posts you share is that of a good advisor, coach and writer. Thanks again.07/05/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg#18 Thanks so much, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that really means a lot -- especially coming from a prolific blogger like you. I'm grateful for your positive feedback , which is always most appreciated! Moreover, I encourage all bees to check out your excellent blog. Have a wonderful weekend!06/05/2016 #14 Tausif MundrawalaI never came across someone who worked in US Congress. I have read innumerable articles about US Congress and its functioning. I was totally immersed in your post, you have dealt with the entire topic very beautifully by citing examples of your experiences. I liked your post in its entirety. I agree with you that we need to re-invent ourselves constantly in order to be competitive.06/05/2016 #12 Brian McKenzieIf I didn't have bad luck - I wouldn't have no luck at all. https://youtu.be/8AodHdQ4O_U
Which is why I prefer to work with Red Teams - I know how to break things well - I know how to bring havoc and mayhem to things. I see the break and fault long down the road - I know how to find, nurture, coddle, and launch the break for profit and entertainment. If I can't avoid bad luck - you are damn right that I am going to saddle it and ride it for all it is worth.
- Producer04/03/2017The Critical Importance of Mentors to Landing Your Dream JobMiguel de Cervantes, the 16th century Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, once said: “Believe there are no limits…”That’s exactly the type of positive mindset one needs to achieve big goals in life which may at first appear insurmountable....
Comments06/03/2017 #27 David B. GrinbergI appreciate your kind words and gracious support @Savvy Raj @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @Doug Ales, many thanks! Mentoring is indeed important to career success, especially for a new generation of leadership (Millennials and Gen Z). That's not to say that mentors are absolutely essential to get ahead, but they definitely help immensely in learning new skills, refining old skills, networking and making new contacts within one's given field of work.
cc: @Milos Djukic @Ali Anani @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Katyan Roach06/03/2017 #24 Savvy RajGreat share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg View moreGreat share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg . Certainly sharing this on the hive Life snd living . Close06/03/2017 #23 David B. GrinbergMany thanks for sharing your important insights, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @debasish majumder @Andrew Books. One thing's for sure: I had a lot more energy in my early 20s (lol). However, it really comes down to motivation and how badly one wants to achieve the goal they set, regardless of how far away it may appear at first.
As a Gen Xer, I think it's incumbent to mentor Millennials and their younger demographic cohort, Gen Z -- similar to how older generations mentored us. Thank you Boomers and WWII generation. (aka "The Greatest Generation" per journalist Tom Brokaw's book). The results of mentoring someone may indeed be game changing for those being mentored and also a fulfilling for the mentors. It's always nice to give something back.06/03/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love this story @David B. Grinberg. Agree, hard work and determination do pay off. I would have never made it as a Respiratory Technician (no college), OJT- had it not been for certain mentors who taught me so much, things I never forgot and also encouraged the human side to surface when needed because it's such a stressful job. That job set the stage for many things in my life. Thanks for sharing your story, these stories inspire.06/03/2017 #20 Andrew BooksHave to love the drive and determination to get to where you wanted to be, David...buttressed by the fact that you did something no one thought possible. I've had mentors in my lifetime...some good, a few ...not so much. YOU could say I learned more about what not to do vs. what to do.....lesson learned all the same!05/03/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI have had a few mentors throughout my career. I must say I learned a lot from them and carry their teachings with me today. Much of what I learned was specific to the insurance industry, however, there was also learning of a more personal nature. For example, how to do what I want to do with me. I was my biggest problem after my husband passed away.
So I buried myself in my work and listened intently to what was taught, This was my way of blotting out depressing thoughts. One of my mentors was one of my managers. I learned a lot from her and we went through some trying times when the portion of the company we worked for was bought out. She hired me, mentored me, promoted me and was the manager that performed my interview when I retired.
I love your story, David, and I agree mentoring is a great tool in helping others learn.05/03/2017 #15 Robert CormackWe all get a little "luck and timing," @David B. Grinberg. It's up to us to make the most of both. As the years wear on, though, luck and timing aren't nearly as important as experience. You can rely on the experience, but luck and timing tend to fade, and there comes a time when coincidences are few and far between. Experiences keeps you going, especially in writing. As long as you can write, you've got something. Thanks for the post.05/03/2017 #12 Warren Kellam#11 I think you're spot on with your ten point plan, David. Fifteen years ago I met the love of my life, and she has been my greatest mentor. I've had many, but she has been my anchor to all of the others. I'm a young fifty-five year old who recently obtained his dream of receiving a college degree. I was a terrible student in high school, whose only concern was to be done with sitting in a chair staring at a chalkboard. In my forties my wife saw my desire to learn and suggested I go to college and pursue my dream. At forty seven I enrolled in college and excelled to the top of my class obtaining a BA in sociology. Persistence, perseverance, and patience were my three P's. My wife taught me that anything is possible if you want it bad enough.
We probably wouldn't agree on politics, David. But I respect your accomplishments, writing skills, and tenacity. It's never too late to try something new, and your ten point plan is an awesome roadmap to get there. Well done.05/03/2017 #11 David B. GrinbergJust a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell View moreJust a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS @Devesh Bhatt @Warren Kellam @Gert Scholtz @Wayne Yoshida.
Also, Warren, I agree with you that "there is much more to the equation" and would be grateful for your feedback on this https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/my-10-point-plan-for-career-success-at-any-age Close05/03/2017 #8 Devesh BhattGood people always come.along. i wasnt lucky to spend much working time under a mentor who shifted to Honeywell. She was my best boss and the only one to give me an experience letter, references and the only one who is doing great in life. Others just bombed despite amazing project successes.
But now, before the big leap in my profession amazingly she is back to guide me , well on the phone for now but things work out beautifully.
Having a mentor certainly saves a lot of timw and effort.05/03/2017 #7 Claire L 🐝 CardwellAwesome stories @David B. Grinberg! I've had several great mentors over the years in my various careers. One of my first mentors is Dr Kim Bishop whilst I was studying at Kings College. Her humour, work ethic and kindness were truly inspirational. I used the only in-mail LinkedIn allowed me and got in touch last year. She's still amazing! One of my more recent mentors is a chap called Bob Percival (Uncle Bob) who is 82! His energy and boundless enthusiasm for life are really inspiring. Believe it or not his father knew my father in the early 50's in Hoylake. Uncle Bob's father ran the swimming club and my father was one of the top swimmers there and a lifeguard!
- Producer04/03/2017Is Networking Hard? Relax and Try ThisAs an introverted person, I am always intimidated by networking and other social events, which is one of the reasons why I practice public speaking and meeting new people as a volunteer LinkedIn instructor and career counselor.During these sessions,...
Comments06/03/2017 #26 Wayne Yoshida#24 Robert - Thank you. Yes, I know what you mean. But, people to people contact is important. And - more fun. Find something you enjoy doing, and share it with others - maybe my early interest in ham radio influenced this on me, it is traditional in ham radio for experienced "old timers" of any age - to help people. The fancy name for this is "mentoring."
Another example of re-inventing the wheel, I guess....06/03/2017 #24 Robert CormackEnjoyed this, @Wayne Yoshida Networking is hard, especially when you want to devote your time to writing, or thinking about writing, or writing about writing. The thought of interacting with people plays last, but I know it's an important component of being seen and heard. Thanks for posting.05/03/2017 #17 Wayne Yoshida#14 I have a friend who's in one of those government organizations. Every now and then, he calls me on the phone. I never call him. But every time he calls me, I get to hear about some interesting and dangerous mission he is on, and he's taking a break. Stuff not shown on the news (either fake or real).
Another government guy I know I can call, and he answers the phone with a certain set of numbers. Interesting. And we have a "normal conversation" about various topics.
Neither of them use social media at all . . . .
- 02/03/2017Looks like an interesting event in Orange County, Calif. I'm going!Keeping Honda, Honda: A Study in Brand Managementwww.eventbrite.com Do not miss this exclusive event! Join fellow OC marketing executives as Tom Peyton, Assistant Vice President of Marketing for American Honda Motor Co. walks us through his experiences in steering a global brand through generational changes,...
- Producer27/09/2016Job seekers, surround yourselves with these 5 peopleIncreasingly more job seekers are opening up to me saying the hardest part of being unemployed is the emotional drain they feel. Some will tell me they've never felt worse in their life.Sure, money is an issue, but it's the fear, uncertainty, anger,...
Comments06/03/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThe types of people listed above, I surround myself with. When I was younger I allowed people to walk all over me because I was afraid to stand up for myself and others. I'm glad maturation and time fixed that! Welcome to beBee @Bob McIntosh View moreThe types of people listed above, I surround myself with. When I was younger I allowed people to walk all over me because I was afraid to stand up for myself and others. I'm glad maturation and time fixed that! Welcome to beBee @Bob McIntosh! Close01/03/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 CormierThose are the kind of people you should surround yourself with no matter what, in my opinion. I've come to the point in my life where I can no longer tolerate negative, depressing, unsupportive people around me, so I have systematically eliminated them from my life. Thanks for this post. I enjoyed reading it.01/03/2017 #3 Robert CormackI agree, @Bob McIntosh, it's easy to slip into negativity if it's all around you. I visited a friend who's establishing a B&B in a small town. Everywhere was hustle and bustle, yet I found out she'd had a tough year. Despite that, she up, confident, making lots of plans. It's always heartening when you see that. I've always said, it isn't about brains or connections or luck. More than anything, it's resilience.01/03/2017 #2 Wayne YoshidaExcellent post and good to see you here, @Bob McIntosh . When I went through "job transition" I tried to keep away from all the negative and bitter people I stated to meet. Negativity is so contagious, it only takes one person to kill an entire day or week or month. By avoiding those people and finding better people to hang around with - made the days and weeks much more productive.
- 27/02/2017Why Outsource to the Philippines?www.staffvirtual.com The Philippines has a proven track record of success in providing world-class business process outsourcing (BPO) services. Save 70% or more by...
- 24/02/2017McDonald's worker with Down syndrome Russell O'Grady celebrates 30 years in the job | Daily Mail Onlinewww.dailymail.co.uk A McDonald's worker with Down syndrome has been delighting customers at Northmead McDonald's, Sydney, for 30 years. Russell O'Grady, 48, (pictured 1986) is now a local hero in the...
- 24/02/2017What is an Executive Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Assistant services are popular nowadays because entrepreneurs, small business owners and startups save a lot of time and money through them. Particularly in demand are Executive Virtual Assistants. An Executive Virtual Assistant, or EVA, is a person who provides high-level administrative support to entrepreneurs or companies remotely or "virtually". They perform tasks and other details as dictated by the client through email, chat, fax, telephone, and any other way agreed upon. You can count on EVAs to deliver quality support to help your business meet its goals.
- 22/02/2017Some advice on how to cope with the new LinkedIn user interface, by Jason Terry
- 17/02/2017Simon Says:
"Start with Why"
Could be something to consider when doing - anything. For career management, think about this with your audience in mind -- how to convince someone to hire you - how do you create **desire** for someone to hire you?
Greg Johnson and I use a portion of this to explain how important and powerful this concept can be during an interview and how this can be used to beef up one's profile and personal branding.How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek http://www.ted.com Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?"...
- Producer13/02/2017Personal branding, your differentiation and value added for your professional lifeWe often get confused about what our personal is and its value for our professional life. Which social networks is it appropriate to post material for one or the other? How do you keep the two as separate as possible? Should our private, personal,...
Comments17/02/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida@Juan Imaz - excellent article on personal branding and the beBee affinity networking concept. I'd like to add how powerful one's brand can become if personal interests intersect with professional interests.
For example, in my current job as technical writer for a natural gas fuel systems company, I am always working with "automotive technology" and "mechanics" which are also personal passions of mine.
I am also very involved in electronics and radio (RF) technology and have enjoyed my career in those industries.
And finally, I enjoy teaching and helping others, so I am involved with educational plus hobby activities such as Maker Faire. I am blessed with actually enjoying my work and loving my job.13/02/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergThank you, Juan, for sharing your exemplary insights and advice about the importance of personal branding and how to enhance one's personal brand in today's ubiquitous mobile, digital and virtual information age. This is most helpful, as always, and I've shared in three hives: "Social Marketing Solutions" and "Social Media Marketing" and "Personal Branding."
Again, your brilliant buzz is most appreciated, Juan!13/02/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Your personal online presence is key to success" It is as simple as that. And the more you participate in social media as a whole person, showcasing who you are right alongside what you do, the more likely you are to run into the sorts of opportunities that will bring joy and fulfillment into your life.
- 16/02/2017Video: Loving Your LinkedIn Profile The Good, the Bad and The Beautiful!
Tips from @Viveka vonRosen and @Kate Paine
These tips work well for beBee and other social platforms.
Bonus for beBee and Bees!
At 46:54 @John White, MBA gets a mention!
At 1:35:48, bebee gets some "air time"
cc: @John White, MBA, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Teresa Gezze,Loving Your LinkedIn Profile The Good, the Bad and The Beautiful! Recording of Loving Your LinkedIn Profile with Kate...
- 10/02/2017Video: Conflict Resolution --
Like all management advice, this may be over-simplified for the real world. What if the parties refuse to communicate with each other?
How did you resolve your conflict problem?Conflict Resolution: Usingwww.mindtools.com Resolving conflict is a key part of a manager’s role. Do it effectively by taking a positive, courteous and non-confrontational...
- 08/02/2017Work Can Be Stressful...and What to Do about It.intentionalemployee.com Work can be stressful if you let it. There are things you can do to reduce that stress to a manageable level and enjoy your job. Read five tips...
- Putting the Customer First -- Or Not? A video comment from Simon Sinek. I like the story about the Four Seasons Hotel.Simon Sinek: Actually, the Customer Is Not Always Right This will be music to the ears of anyone who's ever worked in customer service. Is this old managerial adage doing companies more harm than good? Simon...
- Sometimes, an old-fashioned telephone call is the best way to respond
I do have one thing to add to the intro to this post: E-mail creates a record of the discussion, often very useful for later reference. Hint: Immediately after the phone call, respond via e-mail, re-capping the conversation.When Is a Phone Call Better Than an Email? 6 Times When You Should Take It Offlineblog.hubspot.com Discover the occasions when it's better to make a call, instead of sending an...
- Some Hints for Better Visibility in 2017 --The Goldfish Conundrum: How to Create Content for Short Attention Spansblog.hubspot.com Content marketing is competitive, and the modern reader has a short attention span. How do you get them to click and read your...