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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.

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  1. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    12/12/2017
    Work Does Not Have to be a Four Letter Word
    Work Does Not Have to be a Four Letter WordThe Importance of Hobbies and Extra-Curricular Activities I often meet people who talk about their dissatisfaction with work. I find this curious because I have always worked in industries,...
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  2. ProducerDave Worthen

    Dave Worthen

    05/12/2017
    Your Test Results are Back and Your Temper Was off the Richter Scale
    Your Test Results are Back and Your Temper Was off the Richter ScaleScenario One: HimYou are at work and you find yourself yelling at another executive for what must be the third time this week. You know you have a temper. In the work space you try to keep a rein on it. But sometimes you are so incensed by the utter...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    06/12/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #5 Hi @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher - A long time ago, when I was a kid, I threw a brick at my sister, who was being a typical irritating little sister. I missed but broke the window behind her. That scared me.
    Dave Worthen
    06/12/2017 #6 Dave Worthen
    #5 Thank you very much, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! Itโ€™s always a pleasure for me to read your replies here because you are so engaged with the message and how it applies in your life. You should take the test just for the experience of itโ€”-nothing more. Iโ€™d love to talk with you and hear your feedback.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/12/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #2 You don't seem like you would have ever been the type to blow up a lot @Wayne Yoshida but I guess there are many we wouldn't peg that way. I have that book too, great book.

    One of these days I may hit you up @Dave Worthen, after all, a recommendation from @John White, MBA is up there at the top of my list. Good stuff, Dave and you really make people think! If you lived near me, I'd sign up for weekly sessions lol.
    Dave Worthen
    05/12/2017 #4 Dave Worthen
    #2 Youโ€™re welcome @Wayne Yoshida. Good on you mate for finding a solution that brought you more peace of mind.
    Dave Worthen
    05/12/2017 #3 Dave Worthen
    #1 Thank you very much, @Edwin Dearborn!
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/12/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Dave Worthen - I used to blow up a lot. But years ago a friend gave me a copy of "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" -- and it changed my life. Another thing that really calmed me down is choosing a better career and enjoying passions.
    Edwin Dearborn
    05/12/2017 #1 Edwin Dearborn
    Great post. So many more people need to take advantage of this technology.
  3. ProducerRenรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Six Manipulation Tactics Everyone Should Learn to Recognize and Manage
    Six Manipulation Tactics Everyone Should Learn to Recognize and ManageAs part of the communication/ messaging series I am doing with Graham Edwards, I thought it would be interesting to write about manipulative communication. If manipulators had horns, they would be easy to recognize. Quite often, the biggest...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    08/12/2017 #20 Cyndi wilkins
    #18 These types tend to be on the spectrum with BPD's, narcissists and sociopaths...They are very cunning pathological liars...and the scariest part of that is they truly believe their own lies as truth...and do not give a rat's fanny about the consequences of their behavior or it's effect on others. Best suggestion...head for the hills...and if you must engage...wear your emotional body armor.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    08/12/2017 #19 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #18 I could do that, Deas. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Deas Plant
    07/12/2017 #18 Deas Plant
    Hi, Renee Cormier.
    A VERY good article, very clear and informative . Thank you.

    One suggestion if I may - it might help a lot of people if you were to do a follow-up article on the main personalities and character types who employ manipulative tactics. Yes, I know that this behaviour is not restricted to any specific personality types but I was thinking in terms of narcissists, borderlines, etc..

    I had a 20-year marriage and a 10-years de facto relationship, BOTH with manipulative partners.

    Just my 0.02. Thanks again.

    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    07/12/2017 #17 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #16 Thanks for sharing the link, @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. It was an interesting read. Now I know the difference between Low-Machs and High-Machs a.k.a Master Manipulators.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    07/12/2017 #16 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #12 It's complicated, Proma. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/machiavellians-gulling-the-rubes/201509/what-makes-someone-master-manipulator
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    07/12/2017 #15 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #14 Yes. Sometimes it's best when you live far away from family members. :) Thanks for sharing and commenting, Cyndi.
    Cyndi wilkins
    07/12/2017 #14 Cyndi wilkins
    Great piece @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier...Many become very diabolical in their tactics, but somehow manage to come out smelling like a rose in the blinded eyes of others...Frustrating people...especially when they are family and you are forced to engage with them on occasion...I find it best to keep these interactions short and emotionally detached...
    DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    07/12/2017 #13 DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    Dicas interessantes sobre Manipuladores... sempre por aรญ em nossas vidas
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    07/12/2017 #12 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Great post @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier, I guess someone with all these characteristics will be called a master-manipulator. This buzz definitely helps to beware of them and keep them off their game.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2017 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad
    When manipulators become diabolic, dishonest and devilish, there's the rub!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    06/12/2017 #10 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #7 Thanks for sharing, Lisa. These are pretty common manipulative techniques, but as I mentioned in the comment below, this list barely scratches the surface. People who twist the meaning of your words into something you didn't intend are also a real pain in the ass. I could go on all day with things I have experienced and read about. I think most of us run into these tactics here and there throughout our lives. If you don't naturally work that way, then it is hard to imagine people can favour that type of communication.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    06/12/2017 #9 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #8 Generally, people only do what they think they can get away with. If it works even half the time, they will continue to find ways to twist you. There are a million ways manipulators do their work. This list barely scratches the surface.
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #8 Randall Burns
    Informative post @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier and what's interesting is that as soon as the "manipulator" is recognized their behavior generally stops or they leave, (or so I'v found in my experience). Yes knowledge is power.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/12/2017 #7 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I've heard the term gaslighting before but never knew what it meant. Wow, other than the master manipulators, they seem to be a scary group too. I think I've run across all of these types through out my life. You are spot on with your description @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier View more
    I've heard the term gaslighting before but never knew what it meant. Wow, other than the master manipulators, they seem to be a scary group too. I think I've run across all of these types through out my life. You are spot on with your description @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier, thanks! Close
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    05/12/2017 #6 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #5 Yes. Icebergs are a great analogy.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/12/2017 #5 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Very deep insights @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. The iceberg of manipulators who show solid surfaces, but below they hide their manipulation tactics.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    05/12/2017 #4 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #3 Yes, I wish I knew more when I was younger.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    05/12/2017 #3 Anonymous
    @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier this is a very good post! I wish I had read this info years ago having been manipulated by several narcissistic types before realizing what was going on. Sharing in our FB group too!!! I am looking forward to the next post!!
  4. ProducerAlanea Kowalski

    Alanea Kowalski

    30/11/2017
    I want to learn from you
    I want to learn from youAs we move into the last month of the year I like to reflect on my year. Iโ€™m all about learning and believe that we learn as much from the arts as we do from โ€œbusiness materials and trainingโ€. At times I have been told that I can go on and on...
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    Alanea Kowalski
    06/12/2017 #4 Alanea Kowalski
    @Jerry Fletcher if you have any books to recommend would love to hear what you enjoyed. I also read a lot and am always looking to expand my list of authors.#3
    Jerry Fletcher
    05/12/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    Alanea, Would that I could provide you with answers. I read three to five books a month most for pleasure some for business. Movies...about 2 a month. I seldom if ever jot them down. Usually if I'm impressed I'll recommend them to specific friends that I know will enjoy them. Poets: Rumi, Dylan Thomas and a few you have never heard of that I've met through business Networking. Sorry.
    Alanea Kowalski
    01/12/2017 #2 Alanea Kowalski
    Thank you for these recommendations Tausif. I am adding them to my reading list for next year. #1
    Tausif Mundrawala
    30/11/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    The 3 best fiction book I read this year was 'Shame' by Salman Rushdie, 'The Pregnant King' by Devdatta Pattnaik and 'Scion of Ishvaku' by Amish Tripathi. I couldn't choose only one poem because am an ardent admirer of many poets like Emily Dickenson, Walt Whitman etc. This year had been an excellent one as far as my reading is concerned.

    Thanks for this buzz, @Alanea Kowalski
  5. ProducerSarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    29/11/2017
    Drama at work? Why does that happen?
    Drama at work? Why does that happen?And how can we avoid it?We've all experienced drama at work, right? Why does that happen, and how can we change the culture and dynamic in our department?In some cases, drama is stirred up because people aren't busy enough. Believe it or not,...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/12/2017 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #25 I agree, some are unfixable, my boss being one of them. I'm glad you found a way to deal with your former employer, not an easy task!
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/12/2017 #28 Wayne Yoshida
    #24 @Sarah Elkins - ah, dinner time ramblings. Brings back funny (sad and stressful at the time) memories. One time, I said to mom and dad -- "are you listening to what you are saying? You two are talking about two totally different things" -- I do not recall the argument, but it was funny things were not matching at all.

    Similar to too many movies about dysfunctional families. Not quite like Edith and Archie and Meathead and "Little Girl" - but close . . . .
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #27 Sarah Elkins
    #16 I've rarely had an ideal workplace experience, isn't that sad? But I've found an incredible online network here and on LI that are truly empowering me to find and use my voice more effectively. Perhaps the tide will turn as we keep sharing the kind, considerate, compassionate way to live?
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #26 Sarah Elkins
    #13 Workplace - and personal - drama definitely has profound impacts on our productivity, health, and well being, @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal, you're absolutely right. I'm amazed at how much people will tolerate before they completely melt down or leave a bad environment. Right, @Laura Mikolaitis?
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #25 Sarah Elkins
    #12 Such a sad state, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, and familiar. When it's a person in authority, the strategies are really different, and in most cases unfixable. I had a boss who loved to stir things up among employees, just so he could come through as the hero when he fixed things. I figured out he just needed to feel relevant, useful, and when I started making efforts to acknowledge his contributions, he mellowed a bit with the drama. I should add that personality to this list!
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #24 Sarah Elkins
    #9 That's awesome, @Wayne Yoshida. I'll never forget the time when our older son was having a complete meltdown at the dinner table, he was 4, and my husband and I dramatically started our own melt-downs - in very loud, whining voices. He stopped almost immediately and looked from me to his dad, back and forth until we stopped. Then we all started laughing.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #23 Sarah Elkins
    #8 There are definitely times, Lupita, when all you can do is walk away from it. In confronting those with dramatic tendencies, I find that about 1/2 don't know they're doing it, or have some idea, but don't know how to address it. I had a great conversation with one a while back, and luckily she knew me well enough to know I said this with love: "Oh please, __, don't you think that's just a little dramatic?" And then I walked her through what was dramatic about what she was sharing. It was terrific, and now I see her rethinking some of that behavior without losing that part of her sparkling, unique personality.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #22 Sarah Elkins
    #7 You just brought back some unpleasant memories, Claire! We had to release a member of our band a couple of years ago for the same reason. It was sad because he's super talented, but I just couldn't tolerate the drama anymore. Lots of intensely creative people suffer from mental health issues, and drama always follows them around. Thanks for the comment!
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #21 Sarah Elkins
    #6 You know, @Pascal Derrien, that's absolutely true. That's why I try to think in terms of behavior, rather than character. When we are compassionate, and recognize that there's an entire undercurrent in people's lives, we can address behavior without insulting people.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #20 Sarah Elkins
    #4 I like @Phil Friedman's idea too, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, particularly when I imagine slapping the person. ;-)
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #19 Sarah Elkins
    #3 I've found, @Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador, that you're right about drama bringing more drama. Once people realize I won't tolerate it, they generally leave me out of it. The only downside to that is I used to feel very left out - I worked in an office where a handful of the administrative would consistently ask me to cover phones so they could go to lunch together, and never invited me. At first I was a little sad, but then realized I wanted nothing to do with them anyway. I didn't make friends there!
    I also find that some people love the drama because it makes them feel relevant. I had a boss who would stir things up among staff, just so he could appear to be a mediator and hero when he "solved" the problem. Makes me crazy.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #18 Sarah Elkins
    #2 I wish I could walk away from it @Cyndi wilkins, and yes, associating these people with misbehaving children/toddlers is generally a good way to think about behavior modification. Thanks for the comment.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #17 Sarah Elkins
    #1 Thanks for that idea, @Phil Friedman, that makes a lot of sense! I've tried a few things that have worked, one was to lean forward, and speak very quietly so the person has to strain to hear my voice. I'd rather slap them sometimes, but that's frowned upon in the public sector... The other thing I've had experience with is to have a mirror behind your desk. People generally don't like how they look when they're angry, and when they catch sight of themselves, often slow down and reassess. Going to have to try the inadvertent loud noise idea, thanks again!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/12/2017 #16 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    There is a reason why people watch reality TV. I have come to a stage in my life which is DGAF and while it will be short-lived and I will eventually rejoin the now digitally empowered rat race, right now I have learned to sit back and enjoy the show and so yes, I don't need to buy tickets for this, dysfunctional work is the norm rather than exception - so while I don't believe in "if you can't beat them, join them" - I do realize that this is a product of the system we still live in and as such there is an alternative approach to become the fool on the hill - but only for a moment, eventually I will find my way into working with brilliant people.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/12/2017 #15 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Sarah Elkins makes some great points here, friends!
    Debasish Majumder
    01/12/2017 #14 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Sarah Elkins! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    01/12/2017 #13 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Great tips, @Sarah Elkins. Workspace drama affects productivity, badly. Every bad encounter eats up mind space which could have allowed us to do something more during the time we spent worrying. Pointing it out definitely helps.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/12/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    These are great tips @Sarah Elkins. I think most of the time they come in very handy and do work. Unfortunately, the last place I worked outside of the home business happened to have a major gossiper and she was my boss. I tried the tactics you wrote of but it caused her to not like me because I would not conform. Sadly, her attitude was, "Your either with us, or them." If you chose to be friendly to all, including "them," you became an enemy of hers. She had major trust issues, low self esteem and should not be in the position she is (yes, she still is). That's because her boss is her cousin. She was the reason I left. It drained me of my energy and I was feeling sick before going in because of my nerves. It was sad to see how she treated certain people and there was no one to speak to about her behavior.
    Harley King
    01/12/2017 #11 Harley King
    Excellent article, @Sarah Elkins!
    Wayne Yoshida
    29/11/2017 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    Interesting, @Sarah Elkins. For me, I prefer to ignore these behaviors, and stay with the positive, non-dramatic people in the office. While it is true this is a workplace and things need to get done, and we need to work with each other as a team, we don't necessarily need to be lunch partners or exchange Christmas cards. . .
  6. ProducerDave Worthen

    Dave Worthen

    28/11/2017
    When Problems in Your Marriage Cannot Just Be Put on the Back Burner at Work
    When Problems in Your Marriage Cannot Just Be Put on the Back Burner at WorkWhat happens when your marriage is imploding, while your business is experiencing growth pains and needs every waking hour of your attention?Welcome to Eric and Michelle. This is a true story. Their names have been changed because holy shit theyโ€™d...
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    Dave Worthen
    01/12/2017 #13 Dave Worthen
    #12 HI @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, you are very welcome. And thank you. If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me. Best, Dave
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/12/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #7 Thanks Dave, sounds like you really know what you are doing. Very admirable. I agree, both partners share in problems (no one is perfect) and we need to acknowledge and/or change our imperfections. We can't change them if we aren't aware, so I love the idea of the test if the person is willing. Good stuff Dave!
    Dave Worthen
    30/11/2017 #11 Dave Worthen
    #10 Hi @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! You are indeed 100% correct. The tricky part is usually (not always) there is a partner that has not confronted their responsibility in that 100%! Which is where I come in. :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/11/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    IMO, both parties in a relationship have to give 100% to make it work.
    Dave Worthen
    29/11/2017 #9 Dave Worthen
    #5 Hi @Claire L Cardwell! Thanks very much for stopping by and reading and commenting here. Work does suffer, you're exactly right. Executives and leaders need to understand this more broadly as it can help in the handling of it, rather than pushing it aside.
    Dave Worthen
    29/11/2017 #8 Dave Worthen
    #3 Thank you again, @Harvey Lloyd!
    Dave Worthen
    29/11/2017 #7 Dave Worthen
    #2 Hi @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! Thanks for your insightful comment. And in answer to your question, in my forty years of counseling couples there is no such thing as the other person not having issues. That one party feels they have nothing to work on is real issue in and of itself. Sure, there are degrees to what each person has going on. A husband who drinks and gets blistering mad might be seen to be worse than the wife who is constantly overspending on her shopping budget. But really, I learned long ago, it takes two to tango and I have found that true in every marital difficulty. Now, in answer to the person who feels they have nothing to work on, or refuses to work on it or says it's the other person, we have a test we have each person take that one for one shows exactly what issues that person does in fact have. If the person is willing to take the test, he or she will see exactly those things that in fact are troublesome areas. And I've had these types of people finally take the test and were either shockingly surprised that the answers were spot on and it opened their eyes to do something, or they were shockingly surprised, but chose to not do anything about it. The latter, to be honest, is just a long fuse a stick of dynamite that will end up blowing up in that relationship. The test I speak of is the one connected to the link at the bottom of my article. Hope this helps.
    Dave Worthen
    29/11/2017 #6 Dave Worthen
    #1 Thank you very much @Harvey Lloyd! And you are very welcome. Your true life story is very on point and I truly appreciate you sharing it here.
    Claire L Cardwell
    29/11/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    @Dave Worthen - any relationship requires hard work, and it's difficult at best to leave your private life at the door when you start to work (especially if you work with a partner, family member or friend who you are in conflict with). Taking a deep breath and planting a smile on your face is all very well, but your work does suffer when your private life is hitting the skids!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/11/2017 #4 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #3 I love your pasture analogy @Harvey Lloyd, it's very true!
    Harvey Lloyd
    28/11/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 I always find the pasture across the mountain greener than my own. But i also know that someone or thing is tending that pasture and as soon as i show up they have no reason to keep on tending, its my turn. The irony, if we fertilise, plant and tend where we are we can have that greener pasture, without climbing the mountain.

    It's hard to commit to your own pasture when you are unwilling to commit to the work it takes to make it green or keep it green. Especially if you are looking at someone else's.

    Good stuff.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/11/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 I agree, much respect because marriage does take a lot of work and commitment from each person. What about men or even women for that matter who feel they have nothing to work on, it's always the other person's fault... and they refuse to partake in something like this which could save their marriage, do you have tools to entice the partner who may be very adverse to something like this? I love it and I'm sure many marriages would benefit.
    Harvey Lloyd
    28/11/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    @Dave Worthen, God Bless You for what you do. The statement of from "I do to I don't really nails the issues. Running our small business together we both became dragon slayers and each had their reasons for being the fiercest layer in town. My wife tried for a couple of years to get us to a marriage retreat weekend. Always to busy. My own children were solicited in the crusade. I went reluctantly.

    I let everyone know i was going to the wife fixin conference. In the build up to it she asked me to do one thing. Would you please be honest within the weekend. Of course with typical male ego i said i am always honest. SHe just said thanks.

    Two days before the commitment of honesty was really starting to get the best of me. So we do a men session and the speaker asked the group, how long do you spend in buying a car or designing your new house. When he asked the question how much time you spend building your marriage? That bit me in the rump roast hard.

    The speaker took away all the cliches and spontaneous responses in a single question. My answer was zero. The weekend really helped us realign the reason for work. We work so that we can build a great marriage and family.

    You however are the one who sails into the dodo storm. My hat is off to you sir.
  7. ProducerRenรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Tips for Mastering the Art of Public Apology, or Any Apology for that Matter
    Tips for Mastering the Art of Public Apology, or Any Apology for that MatterAs a follow up to my recent post, How to Speak Your Mind and Not Piss People Off, I thought I would move into the subject of what we public relations pros call โ€œissues managementโ€ and the fine art of issuing public apologies. If you just want to...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/11/2017 #38 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #37 I completely agree with you. What's sad, and others may not agree with me... I actually feel sorry for his kids. They were suckered into this lifestyle from the sounds of it because they craved his love. Now if they've done something wrong (and possibly were clueless to how wrong it was?) he will not step up the plate for them. He will take to twitter and Fox News but he will let them take the fall instead of himself if it comes down to it. Sad!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    27/11/2017 #37 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #36 Narcissists cannot apologize because they are incapable of: 1. accepting responsibility 2. caring about how their behaviour affects others 3. being self-aware. Their fragile egos will not allow them to take an honest look at themselves and they are solely driven by their self-serving mission. The paradox here is that even when their bad behaviour no longer serves them, their ego prevents them from accepting responsibility and changing course. When Trump fails and falls, he will make sure it looks like someone else's fault and that "someone else" will fall even harder.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    27/11/2017 #36 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I wish our current POTUS would take your advice @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. Highest office in the USA and what a bad example he's setting for our future generations, not to mention the current who feel emboldened now.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    29/10/2016 #34 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #33 Thank you, Ken!
    Ken Boddie
    29/10/2016 #33 Ken Boddie
    Many handy tips here, Renรฉe, for which I thank you. I have never been happy with repeated legal advice advocating never to admit wrongdoing. I suspect that many a situation can be defused by an appropriate apology rather than buttressed into a stagnant stand-off. I also like your suggestion to keep the client advised on proposed system remediation. Worth filing away as you say.
    Michele Williams
    28/10/2016 #32 Michele Williams
    #31 Great. I will share it here also.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    28/10/2016 #31 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #27 Thank you so much @Michele Williams. I shared a link here on beBee back to the post.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    28/10/2016 #30 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #25 Funny how that works, isn't it @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. I hope you enjoyed the post :-). Your more than welcome to leave a link in the comments!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    28/10/2016 #29 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #28 Yes, I noticed that dastardly contrarian pop his little tiny head out! Always love your feedback, @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards. :)
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    28/10/2016 #28 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #21 I think one of the challenges to this, more than ever because of social media, is as it plays out in the world of public opinion to separate object from subjective... vile and narcissistic are subjective words and in my word only "objective" gets things done.

    One persons apology is another persons "pandering"...

    I sense the contrarian in me coming out... as we'll as a buzz. Again thanks for making me think.
    Michele Williams
    28/10/2016 #27 Michele Williams
    #24 Wow! @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen, Please share your apology post on beBee if you haven't already. It is a powerful reminder to us all.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    28/10/2016 #26 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #23 Thank you, David. It's especially rewarding when another communications professional likes my posts!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    28/10/2016 #25 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #24 Ha! I just read your LI post and was tempted to include the link to this post in it, but I figured you'd probably see the post, anyway. I'm glad you like it!
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    28/10/2016 #24 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    I just ran across this @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. Great advice! It's interesting that I see this now considering I don't believe in coincidences. About an hour ago I posted this: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/im-sorry-open-apology-aaron-skogen A very public apology. I don't normally post links to another post, but given the content, I thought it may interest you. Again, this is a wonderful reminder Renee, thanks!
    David B. Grinberg
    28/10/2016 #23 David B. Grinberg
    Super awesome advice @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier! You provide valuable lessons is crisis communications. To reiterate some points:
    1) Remember that saying from Watergate: "The cover up is always worse than the crime."
    2) Thus, don't wait to apologize for a major gaffe. Do so publicly, quickly and all at once. Shine a spotlight on it.
    3) Swallow your pride and eat your "humble pie" ASAP. Avoid the drip-drip-drip effect of negative media coverage over multiple news cycles.
    4) By apologizing, you will usually gain empathy and forgiveness. Meanwhile, covering up the problem will only cause it to grow larger -- like a snowball rolling down a mountain and getting bigger and it picks up speed.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    28/10/2016 #22 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Oh, and I forgot to mention, @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards, thank you very much for sharing my post. You're the best!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    28/10/2016 #21 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #18 Thank you, Graham, for the thoughtful response. I think intention plays a major role in determining the gravity of any action. The other component, of course, is the consequences of the action. It is the difference between a serious transgression and an honest mistake. Honest mistakes are much easier to forgive. A person who has no regard for the consequences of his actions could be considered a rather vile and even narcissistic individual, and would therefore be much harder to forgive.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    28/10/2016 #20 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #19 Thank you, Jan!
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    28/10/2016 #19 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    #13 Donne ReNee
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    28/10/2016 #18 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Ask always @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier great insight and perspective. For me, if you tear way everything, an apology is the recognition of a mistake (or problem), which then more importantly begs the questions, "Is it really a mistake? Do you take ownership for the mistake? What are you going to fix the problem? and can I trust you not to make the same mistake?".

    Apologies are a dime a dozen, just look at any Canadian or Politician... lol

    There is some fascinating discussion in this post and I hope we can broaden the conversation...

    How is a mistake defined and who defines it? (Actuaries make a living helping companies it). Who decides if it is an honest mistake or in fact a well calculated decision that unfortunately forums the light of day? Are mistakes defined by external consensus or driven by internal core

    Then you have rectifying the mistake or problem...... recognition of the mistake and an apologize just isn't enough... I believe it is what is done then validates the honest recognition of the mistake and the apologize.

    All your great points take us far but in the end the real question that has to be asked and part of the recognition and "apology spin needs to be, "What is the plan and the actions that show you are 'walking the talk' ?".

    Thanks for making me think,

    g
  8. ProducerDorothy Cooper

    Dorothy Cooper

    25/11/2017
    Is IQ or Intelligence Relevant for the 21st Century?
    Is IQ or Intelligence Relevant for the 21st Century? As a school psychologist, I administered numerous intelligence tests and formulated psychological reports on intelligence testing. I marvel at the amount of misinformation by bloggers, the media, and entrepreneurs. I wanted to write on this topic...
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    Dorothy Cooper
    26/11/2017 #15 Dorothy Cooper
    #11 Lisa many gifted children have the benefit of well-educated parents and a higher socioeconomic status as well. He demonstrates the ability to attain skills and tasks which compared to his peers qualifies him for "gifted and talented programming." Be proud and capture the imaginative and creative side which is just not confined to the conformity of school-related tasks.
    Dorothy Cooper
    26/11/2017 #14 Dorothy Cooper
    #11 Intelligence is merely a starting point on which to inform regarding aptitude of many school-related learned tasks. I recommend we hold fast that many elements of intellect are not so easily measured and we approach learning from an ability to capabilities of access the fullness of human potential.
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    26/11/2017 #13 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    #8 Indeed. Out of context, IQ is just a data point, divorced from any semantic meaning that it would aspire to convey...
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    26/11/2017 #12 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    I really value intelligence, whatever index people use to measure it. However, I understand that each one of these metrics is a proxy of the set of mental faculties under this umbrella term. IQ is definitely not the best one, though it may have merit for technical or language-related tasks, as a predictor of competence.

    Here is what I propose for a more reliable intelligence metric, based on the various metrics covered in this article. Take the harmonic mean of them (or some other similar average that is geared towards the lower values) and use that as an intelligence proxy. This way, a more well-rounded intelligence would be favored and people might start using this term more productively, instead as just a means for their superiority complex :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/11/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Very informative @Dorothy Cooper! My grandson has been pegged as gifted in kindergarten. I am going to share this with my son. I believe he told me they did use many methods for testing, not just the standard IQ test. Based on my IQ alone, I'm average but I've never considered myself as average. I'm a tactile learner and they never tested extensively for those who learned best by using all of their senses per se.
    Dorothy Cooper
    25/11/2017 #10 Dorothy Cooper
    Thanks to everyone for your feedback! Keep sharing if you please and thanks again
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    25/11/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is an outstanding and in-depth article, Dorothy. Thank you for an insightful post.
    Gert Scholtz
    25/11/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Dorothy Cooper A very comprehensive article Dorothy, thank you for sharing it. Another lack of precision on IQ to my mind is the number itself, which without saying what the standard deviation of the scale is, does not say that much and could be misleading. A IQ 115 in 15 SD Scale is something quite different from a IQ 115 in 24 SD Scale. As you imply, IQ is but a narrow and tenuous measurement of potential and ability - many other skills, competencies, traits and intelligences impact on optimal performance. I think you will find the TED talks and books of Ken Robinson interesting. Thanks again for a super post.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/11/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    only somebody very smart can write such an article :-)
    Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    25/11/2017 #5 Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    Deep, textured and pulling different strings out of a ball of wooliness - liked it!
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    25/11/2017 #4 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    One of my previous bosses was arrogant, a brute, an uneducated womanizer yet possessed a silver tongue and a well connected patron... Did as he liked, and eventually ( thankfully for Us ) got promoted to bigger things far enough so that we never heard of him again... Well... who needs IQ after All !!!
    Phil Friedman
    25/11/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Dorothy, this is a solid, in-depth article, which I recommend for the insight it provides into IQ measurements and the lack of precision in the common use of the term "intelligence". I am sharing it. Cheers!
    Dorothy Cooper
    25/11/2017 #2 Dorothy Cooper
    Thanks, Sabrina I worried if I should've shortened it or made two parts. I appreciate the support.
    Sabrina Cadini
    25/11/2017 #1 Sabrina Cadini
    Wow, such great insights, Dorrie! Thank you :)
  9. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Collaboration Among Professionals
    Collaboration Among ProfessionalsYour success is compounded when you collaborateJanine Garner Collaboration Definition Virtually every imaginable job in today's workplace entails at least some joint effort by team members in order to accomplish goals, making cooperation...
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    27/11/2017 #22 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Reasons Collaboration Can Help You Grow Your Business

    1. Collaboration can inspire you.
    2. Collaboration helps you grow your network.
    Successful entrepreneurs have a common interest in meeting new people and building a list of contacts and colleagues.
    3. Collaboration is educational.
    One of the biggest benefits of collaboration is the opportunity for learning.
    4. Collaboration can help you save money.
    Many collaborative relationships involve splitting intellectual contribution, hands-on work and, sometimes, expenses. If you collaborate with another business and part of the terms involve sharing development and marketing expenses, you can double your budget while reducing costs.
    5. Collaboration solves problems.
    There is a reason why crowdsourcing is so popular; there is an undeniable power in numbers. If one person can't accomplish something on his or her own, two or three or more people may be able to get it done.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    27/11/2017 #21 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Collaboration at the conceptual level, involves:

    Awareness โ€“ We become part of a working entity with a shared purpose
    Motivation โ€“ We drive to gain consensus in problem solving or development
    Self-synchronization โ€“ We decide as individuals when things need to happen
    Participation โ€“ We participate in collaboration and we expect others to participate
    Mediation โ€“ We negotiate and we collaborate together and find a middle point
    Reciprocity โ€“ We share and we expect sharing in return through reciprocity
    Reflection โ€“ We think and we consider alternatives
    Engagement โ€“ We proactively engage rather than wait and see
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    25/11/2017 #19 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #11 Great example @Susan ๐Ÿ Botello Thank you :)

    Great points about collaboration @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee One of the key reasons for beBee to thrive on :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    25/11/2017 #18 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Virtual collaboration is necessary because it strengthens communication between employees and their clients. Remote work is becoming more popular, which I agree with @David B. Grinberg that more companies should promote virtual work tools and training.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/11/2017 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great points about collaboration @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! I do agree, virtual collaboration is growing and it works well for so many. My husband works a lot from his home office (remotely) and stays in contact w/his employees via phone or email through out the day. One of his employees also works remotely if he can't make it in because of a child being sick for example. But, with IT, we do need people on site. Finding common ground between employees sure is key!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    25/11/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    All the skilful bees would come together to form a sweet honeycomb. Each and every individual's effort would count and would lead to creating something big. Am glad that you shared this buzz with us,@Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Daniel Marote
    25/11/2017 #15 Daniel Marote
    Me encanta @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee y estoy totalmente de acuerdo... la colaboraciรณn es un elemento fundamental de cualquier empresa que quiera tener una cultura corporativa sana y ademรกs ser mรกs competitivos en el mercado ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/11/2017 #14 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #13 @David B. Grinberg exaclty. There are no barriers. Virtual collaboration is a must !
    David B. Grinberg
    24/11/2017 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing another excellent blogging buzz, Javier. I think most workforce collaboration will ultimately shift to the virtual work space. This is because more and more employers are recognizing that remote work simply makes good business sense for many jobs (but not all) in today's increasingly mobile, digital and virtual world. Moreover, the technology already exists for virtual meetings and multi-employee cross-collaboration in real time online. These tech tools are only becoming more advanced and widespread as the entire 20th century workplace paradigm radically shifts away from the antiquated and expensive brick-and-mortar structure -- with all employees under one roof like cattle in a barn.
    On the other hand, the 21st century emerging virtual work space which allows for more effective, efficient and expeditious global interaction among all employees and management levels. Therefore, more companies should begin promoting virtual work tools and provide training to make this transition a smooth one -- if they haven't already. What do YOU think, bees?
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/11/2017 #12 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #11 @Susan ๐Ÿ Botello I fully agree. You can be innovative and competitive while still supporting an entire community and collaborating with other businesses and entities. I am much more successful when I collaborate.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    24/11/2017 #11 Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    I have had so many conversations about this topic from company to company, since I launched my work in mobile filmmaking in 2009. In 2010 I devoted an entire page on my website labeled Collaboration. I was soon contacted by a small film festival in Macedonia. We decided to share and support our work in mobile film. We believe that really began to connect others with the same passion and created a global community around mobile film which empowered it as a new industry. Whenever I talk to people who are new to the industry who reach out to me I say pretty much the same thing about collaboration: It strengthens a community and together we are more powerful than by going at it alone. @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee understands this concept and it shows on beBee everyday. Partnerships are not business partnerships in the old sense of the word. Partnerships today are mostly about collaboration. I am always open to collaboration and if it was not apparent with the work I do no one would even reach out to me. Competition is reserved for products and to inspire businesses to innovate. You can be innovative and competitive while still supporting an entire community and collaborating with other businesses and entities. It's a win-win scenario that is becoming the norm. I'll give you an example, our film festival in San Diego is going to include a film festival partner, a collaborator, which is a film festival also for mobile films based in Australia. I don't know if there are any film festivals who invite other film festivals to share a venue in this way. But I am seeing this as a big plus for the mobile film community around the world. Thanks for sharing this, Javier. I am a big believer in collaboration.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/11/2017 #10 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Again, Your success is compounded when you collaborate. Indivualism is never possitive.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/11/2017 #9 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #8 @Ian Weinberg ownership is not the opposite of collaboration. I collaborate and I own my assets.
    Ian Weinberg
    24/11/2017 #8 Ian Weinberg
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee I would agree with the importance of collaboration as a value-add to positive development and evolution of ideas, concepts and structures. However IMO, collaboration is not effective as an end in itself. For development to be effective one needs ownership, either individual or group ownership, to drive the process in a focused way to conclusion.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/11/2017 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Collaboration concerns a lot and without it even the world will become a boring place!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/11/2017 #5 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #3 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee please share again the link with us ! Many thanks
    Yolanda รvila - Kaizen Proyectos
    24/11/2017 #4 Yolanda รvila - Kaizen Proyectos
    This principle also works between companies @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee

    The Future of Business Is sharing and collaborating : The Mesh (Lisa Gansky) https://goo.gl/qyb4L8
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/11/2017 #3 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "but open and direct communication is absolutely necessary to establish the mutual trust needed for a successful partnership".
    Great buzz to read thoroughly for you expand collaboration beyonnd its boundaries @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee View more
    "but open and direct communication is absolutely necessary to establish the mutual trust needed for a successful partnership".
    Great buzz to read thoroughly for you expand collaboration beyonnd its boundaries @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee.
    My last buzz on beBee two days ago discusses collaboration in tteams with the attention needed to turn groupthink into genuine collaboration. For this reason I welcome thoroughly this timely buzz. Close
  10. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    22/11/2017
    My Network, My Friends Rock!
    My Network, My Friends Rock!Lately, my social media feeds have been filled with so much negativity. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the holidays - and to contribute to a small bump to change this negative stuff to something more positive, I present the 2017 You Rock...
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    Debasish Majumder
    23/11/2017 #9 Debasish Majumder
    nice buzz @Wayne Yoshida! but there are innumerable bees who are equally working hard to produce honey. please consider them too sir.
    Robert Cormack
    22/11/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    Good choices, @Wayne Yoshida. Nothing expands the relationship like expanding relationships.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/11/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Thank you, @Wayne Yoshida. I'm blushing (not a pretty sight)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    22/11/2017 #5 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Excellent ! great professionals ! thanks @Wayne Yoshida
    David B. Grinberg
    22/11/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent selections, Wayne, as usual. I'd like to give a @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian a special thanks for being so super awesome in so many ways. Thanks for all you do, Wayne and Paul!
    cc @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
  11. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Hashtag, MeToo!  A Letter To My Former Boss
    Hashtag, MeToo! A Letter To My Former BossImage Source:ย https://www.dreamstime.comI was so excited when I accepted the position you offered me. You 'appeared' to be professional and quite friendly, that is, until you began to show your true colors.I'm guessing that your own job title (THE...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/11/2017 #25 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #24 That's a great point @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! If he had dignity, he sure would stop. Thank goodness for the many good men who do respect women and would never try to take advantage of them or worse. Sorry I missed thi, I actually went to my blog page to see if I had new comments because my notifications didn't show any?
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/11/2017 #24 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 the other issue @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher is the loss of dignity. When a woman rejects an "offer" from a man I would think his dignity would stop him- only if he had one.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/11/2017 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #15 Thanks for reading and sharing my buzz @Joel Anderson. Thank you to so many I missed that shared this buzz as well :))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/11/2017 #22 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #18 Oh @Ken Boddie, that was great! If I knew where he was, I'd print it off and send it to him.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/11/2017 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #17 I will never understand it either @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Honestly, I'm not sure these men do manage themselves well. Others, I truly believe they find no fault and feel entitled as if women are game.. and it's always open season. I'm glad to see so many men speaking out because there are many good men!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/11/2017 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #16 Much too young and agree, not sure the human brain can full comprehend that something is really THAT bad until it has time to mature. So sorry @Cyndi wilkins
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Hey, Lisa .....
    I can easily tell,
    This boss from hell,
    Was an unruly bully,
    And a creep as well.
    It appears to me,
    We can all agree,
    This bottom feeder,
    Sure ainโ€™t no leader.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/11/2017 #17 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
    You went through a hard experience @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher View more
    I don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
    You went through a hard experience @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and emerged as victorious. Only if the battle was with a worthy man Close
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/11/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    Rock on @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...Me Too...I was eleven...Not an age where standing up for yourself is an option:-(
    Joel Anderson
    19/11/2017 #15 Joel Anderson
    Bravo.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/11/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    I am quite perturbed by the behaviours of many reps from my gender, I am sorry this has happened to you and other ladies :-(
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #10 Hi @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, don't feel sad (easy to say eh?) But, honestly, I'm not sad anymore. I think a bit angry that I never told anyone and held it in for so long. I'm just happy that it wasn't worse, it sure could have been, considering all the stories we hear. Even with the 18 year old that pinned me down.. he weighed like 200 lbs, all muscle and was about 6'1. I was scared shitless when that happened. Thank God for my good male friend who hid in the bushes that night.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #9 David B. Grinberg, thank you for your input, you made a lot of valid points. I want to believe that if this had happened to me today, I would have reported him. Amazing what fear can do- I think many women feel in a situation like mine, that they can deal with it. Also, I truly believe that many women feel others won't believe them. In the case of my ex-boss,he was very good friends with the Director of Human Resources.

    David, than you for being such a strong voice for women and others, you are a champion my friend.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #7 I think women are finally feeling they can speak out loud. I think there are many, many women who were touched inappropriately or worse and kept it in like I did. I really am over it, I just get a bit angry when I think of the 'shoulda, woulda, could'ves ' Thanks for your kind response @Debasish Majumder!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/11/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I commend you for sharing this post-@Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! I feel sad because of what you went through but I am so proud of you for writing about your horrible experience. Brava!
    David B. Grinberg
    18/11/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Lisa, I commend you for writing so eloquently about such a personal and daunting experience. Speaking out about sexual harassment is critically important to raising awareness and revealing the colossal extent of this inexcusably persistent problem, which has too often been swept under the rug by harassers and their cowardly cohorts. That's why I strongly encourage all men to likewise speak out and take a public stand against sexual harassment, which is never permissible in the workplace or any place.
    More men need to let harassers know that their sordid behavior towards women is never acceptable -- period! Moreover, harassers need to know there will be harsh repercussions for the outrageous and reprehensible actions. Further, I think sexual harassers need to be called out by name and publicly shamed by women and men alike -- in addition to facing the full extent of the law for their illegal conduct. Thanks again for sharing your story. This brutish behavior must end ASAP.
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #7 Debasish Majumder
    this post of yours drawn me till the final full stop madam @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! i felt utterly sad at the same time your self-esteem is of great pride to me. i enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the post madam.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #4 Brutal brains, I like that term @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, women do need empowered. So many are abused in much more extreme ways, it's horrible to even hear of. When they report their abuse, the system needs to treat them as victims not liars (which happens in a lot of cases). If they are lying, it will come out in a court of law, until then, they are the victim. It's rare a woman would report false sexual abuse or harassment because they have to then share what happened to strangers (as in the law, a jury, lawyers and even health care). They feel violated all over again.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #3 Thank you, I think this was one of the toughest I've written.
  12. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with it
    Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with itRANT MODE ONMaybe it's my inner Grouchy-Old-Man talking.ย Maybe my points are silly.ย Maybe they're profound.ย Whatever, this is how I feel.ย Yes, I see the irony in writing a post titled, "Nobody cares about your feelings," that is really my feelings...
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/11/2017 #55 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #52 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher My neighbors better not peer into my windows. I don't own a robe. Sometimes I even walk around a la Winnie the Pooh, but not often... drafty
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/11/2017 #54 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #50 LOL, That's like the right butt cheek telling the left, "Is it me or does something stink between us?"
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/11/2017 #53 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #49 It's only harassment with the other side minds LOL
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/11/2017 #52 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #40 omg, thats hysterical Paul! I swear I had a neighbor like that. She would report to my other neighbors that she worried about me because I was up so late at night walking around in my pink robe. At least she didn't say naked. Nevermind that she was up late peering in my windows ha ha
    FancyJ London
    24/11/2017 #51 FancyJ London
    #40 Dying on the floor laughing!!!
    FancyJ London
    24/11/2017 #50 FancyJ London
    Great Post! Vent Paul, VENT!!!
    Some people just have that gift of self affliction wedging things between their butt cheeks enough to cause great irritation for everyone they come in contact with, as they point blame at someone else for putting it there in the first place. (rolling my eyes around)
    Nicole Chardenet
    22/11/2017 #49 Nicole Chardenet
    #47 Hey Paul, if you feel sexually harassed by @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams it's not too late to join the #MeToo campaign :) She looks like she's probably a major butt-grabber too :)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/11/2017 #48 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #47 LOL, thanks, Pam. I don't really look "adorable" with a beard. Right now I sort of look like a wino.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    19/11/2017 #47 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    LMAO Paul, love it when they push Paul to rant!
    You were so right to enter that conversation. Chick 2 had issues. Many many many long term relationships have occurred between co-workers, nothing wrong with that! The only times it pissed me off was when married men came on to me, but I never ran to HR, I figured if it got too bad I'd use my knee in strategic spots or call their damn wife and ask her to stop her husband from making my life hell.
    Bet you look adorable with a beard! :-) Oh wait...Am I sexually harassing you with that statement?
    Speaking of which, let's turn this around; As a single woman for the majority of my life I'm sick and tired of men AND women assuming my friendliness is a come-on and I'm out to steal someone else's man. I have been publicly called out (in church for christ's sake) for talking to the father of my daughter's best friend, about our children!!!. Excuse me; I don't want you ugly ass husband!
    It needed to be said Paul and you did so very very well!! As someone who has been harassed but also dated colleagues; I applaud you! Chick #1 apparently has problems dealing with uncomfortable social situations...Like no one has ever before in the history of man has ever had to deal with a bit of awkwardness. PaLEASE!
    Childish Girl needs to grow up and Get the F*** over it, the poor guy's ego took a bruising with the turn down and now the B**** was advising to turn him into HR...Really
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/11/2017 #46 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #45 LOL, another "Modern Family" fan!
    Wayne Yoshida
    18/11/2017 #45 Wayne Yoshida
    BTW -- Doesn't Santa Claus have a beard? Christmas must be very sad for that person. Maybe something bad happened in her childhood at Christmas? WTF, Why The Face indeed....
    Brian McKenzie
    18/11/2017 #44 Brian McKenzie
    Here in Bishkek, girls & women ask permission to speak to me.
    I see no reason to ever darken the western mindset again.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #43 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #42 You're very welcome, @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/11/2017 #42 Jerry Fletcher
    Paul, Thank you! You made my day. Although there was a laugh in there I can say that there is more than a grain of truth on what the world has come to. As a speaker who can get passionate about Networking and Brand and Trust Based business development I often warn audiences that, "I've been told by some folks that I'm not socially correct. Some of what I have to say may offend some of you. But it will be the truth as I see it. If I piss you off, so be it. If I make some of you laugh with my observations that is okay by me. No matter what reaction you have you'll come out of here better off if you own your feelings. Ain't it great to get to the age where you really don't give damn what others think of you!
    Robert Cormack
    17/11/2017 #41 Robert Cormack
    Ah, well, @Kevin Pashuk, I had a sneaking suspicion nobody was thinking about me at all when I was constantly asked who I was and why was I hanging around the halls. Once they discovered I'd been working there 3 years, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirelyโ€”until it was decided I could be bluffing. When they found out I wasn't bluffing, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely because I was boring. I've since told everyone I'm bluffing.#38
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #40 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #36 LOL, that reminds of the old joke about a woman who called the police because her male neighbor walked around in the nude.

    When the Cops came, all they saw was a waist-up view. When questioned, the woman answered, "Yes, but if you stand on the kitchen counter, lean out holding the light fixture for balance, while holding this mirror over your head, you can see his junk!"
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #39 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #37 LMAO
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/11/2017 #38 Kevin Pashuk
    #34 Robert... so you reached the age where you don't care what people think about you anymore. I hear the next milestone is when you realize they were never thinking about you at all. I have hit that milestone.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/11/2017 #37 Kevin Pashuk
    #33 It's a good thing that this wasn't on the menu with the chicken breasts... https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/spotted-dick-103210
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2017 #36 Wayne Yoshida
    #32 #33 -- This is a very touchy area in our post Anita Hill era. Many years ago, three of us guys in the sales dept were called into HR one day. We were being accused for harassment because of our "locker room" jokes and stories. The accuser was in a cubicle adjacent to mine.

    We immediately changed our location for these discussions. . . . and the accuser **followed** us and reported us again, saying she could still hear our stories and jokes.

    I caught her one day standing on her chair so she could eavesdrop. . . and then reported her to HR. All charges in our files were removed. She was sent to therapy and anger management sessions.

    Geeze.
  13. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    03/11/2017
    When ex-employees go bad - 5 shocking acts of workplace revenge
    When ex-employees go bad - 5 shocking acts of workplace revengeYesterday, Donald Trumps Twitter account was switched off by a disgruntled Twitter employee on their final day of work. And that got me thinking about stories of how former employees burned their career bridges when leaving their employment. Here...
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    George Anthony
    05/11/2017 #5 George Anthony
    Hi am george by name am an Engineer..Am single looking for the right lovely one to call my wife.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    05/11/2017 #4 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Quite interesting post @Steve Blakeman!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/11/2017 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Those are extreme and I'm sure there ARE many more extreme or moderately extreme stories of the jaded ex-employee. I believe Senator Ted Lieu that wrote the tweet above about Pizza... which made me laugh. love Trump or not. I have never seen anything extreme (the bunny... ewe and awe!) I have witnessed jaded employees speak badly of their ex-boss or the organization right before and after they leave. Sadly, when an ex-employee does this, it usually backfires on them even if what they are saying is truthful. Also, I'd like to know just how well an exit interview works if the employee is honest about dishonesty within their workplace?
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    04/11/2017 #2 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    That poor bunny, @Steve Blakeman! :-( But it is amazing what folks will do when they're disgruntled, isn't it? Thanks for a run read, and I am also willing to give the Twitter guy (almost had to be a guy, right?) another pizza for those 11 minutes of blessed silence from the Orange Menace.
    John Rylance
    03/11/2017 #1 John Rylance
    @Jim Murray thought you might like this.
  14. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    07/03/2017
    โ€œChoose a Job that you Love, and Youโ€™ll never โ€œworkโ€ a day in your Lifeโ€ (Confucius)
    โ€œChoose a Job that you Love, and Youโ€™ll never โ€œworkโ€ a day in your Lifeโ€ (Confucius)A timeless quote by Confucius, and so true. Just to clarify, I donโ€™t mind โ€œworkโ€, I really enjoy โ€œworkingโ€, actually I Love my โ€œworkโ€. It comes down to interpretation, (and I view "work" more positively than the word "job"),ย but Iโ€™m sure everyone...
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    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #5 Randall Burns
    #3 Thanks for your feedback @Wayne Yoshida, appreciate it!
    Wayne Yoshida
    03/11/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Chef @Randall Burns - gives everyone a great career management lesson
    Wayne Yoshida
    03/11/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    @Randall Burns - Thanks for sharing your story. It shows your **passion** for what you do. And best of all -- it is a great, from the heart **WHY** you do what you do.

    I am a big believer in doing what you love. And this should apply to one's career as well. As a volunteer career counselor, I meet so many people who hate their jobs. And I have to ask them why are you torturing yourself? You gotta do what you love to do.

    You have demonstrated this "why concept" that a lot of people don't understand. Here's a TedTalk about this by Simon Sinek. He also did a follow-up called "Building Trust."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA

    With the "career management hat" on - Sinek brings up a lot to consider.
    Randall Burns
    08/03/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    Thank You @Pamela, I appreciate your comment. Yes it is an adrenaline rush. :-)
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    07/03/2017 #1 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    So relevant Randall! 16 years in food service/hospitality and after more years than I'll admit in the corporate environment; I still miss the adrenalin rush when things like the hotel manager forgetting to tell the restaurant that 400 British military are arriving the night before and they all show up for breakfast at 6am with one waitress, ME, on the floor. They all are well and I was excused from the lunch rush ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†
  15. ProducerLarry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    What Is A Career Vision Statement and How To Make One
    What Is A Career Vision Statement and How To Make OneThe Vision Statement is an important tool we can borrow from the business world to apply to your career. A Vision Statement is a short description of your career aspirations. The vision statement is descriptive of more than just your title and...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell
    @Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador - I've actually just started writing a goals list and how to get there notes. Career Vision Statement - I am definitely feeling a lot more inspired. I think I will write it out, add a few pics and stick it up on the wall to keep me on track! Great article!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/10/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thanks @Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador, this is helpful! I need to write something similar to a vision statement and have it ready by Monday. Great tips!
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    18/08/2017 #7 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    An excellent plan for anyone whether they're starting out, changing careers or just thinking about. When it comes down to it, perhaps we should think of our careers as a type of business. You've provided some solid advice, Larry.
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    04/01/2017 #6 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    #3 Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley- refering to someone else often works best with friends and family. Good luck!
    Lyon Brave
    04/01/2017 #4 Lyon Brave
    I was just trying to tell my brother the importance of vision statements. I came off a little aggressive i think. I will pass this on to him.
    mohammed khalaf
    18/09/2016 #2 mohammed khalaf
    As it has been said, "tough times never last, but tough people do.
  16. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Accelerated Butterfly Effect
    Accelerated Butterfly EffectWe need to be authentic. We need to preserve our originality. This is in spite of the rapid disruptions we encounter that change our lifestyles, our communication, our grasp of a topic of interest to be overwhelmed soon by a new interest and so...
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/10/2017 #51 Tausif Mundrawala
    #50 Am elated to be one among those leaders, Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/10/2017 #50 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #49 if you were to be named the guiding force dear @Tausif Mundrawala i shall be very happy.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/10/2017 #49 Tausif Mundrawala
    We need a fish who is generous enough to clean the entire pond. That fish needs to have an inbuilt quality to cleanse an entire system because in order to clean the dirt someone has to initiate a step in the right direction. Otherwise other fishes are always there to muddy water in which they live to an extent it becomes toxic enough to survive. A guiding force is required where the evolution of a path of enlightenment is illuminated. I was waiting for the correct time to read and comment on this buzz,Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/10/2017 #48 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 i don't want you to wait any more @Joel Anderson. Just send me an inbox message with your email and zi shall forward the book to you. I appreciate your comment and its depth.
    Joel Anderson
    28/10/2017 #47 Joel Anderson
    For some reason this got my on a Heraclitus kick this morning. โ€œThe Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.โ€ โ€œNo man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.โ€ A series of inputs and outputs, stimuli and experiences, interactions and exchanges that influence perspective along a constantly evolving and dynamic journey.. I like your insights as it causes one to actually think. Cant wait to see the book. Thanks....
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    27/10/2017 #46 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Let me further say that unless and until they program humans to be non bias, they as observers cannot be trusted.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    27/10/2017 #45 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #35 What does crowdiness lead to? It depends on how you program people.

    The programming does make a difference. This is why we cannot trust observers, because they cannot be objective.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    26/10/2017 #44 Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    #24 Fantastic!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #43 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 You know always what you want @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. You have a clear mind even though you may think otherwise sometimes. I thank you for being always so honest in your comments.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/10/2017 #42 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    "We find ourselves standing on sinking sands and above us turbulent winds that blows the sand in our eyes and we hardly can see through the blowing dust. And yet we have to keep our balance and stay who we are."

    I like the metaphor of the fish pond. I struggle to stray from linear thinking. The world and its facets are inherently nonlinear. You have a way of putting things (as with the above statement) that helps clear the mind.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #40 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 That is why Lee I find it necessary at work to keep an atmosphere full of fun. We are a creative agency and I know from experience that our best and award-winning works resulted after having fun in the office.
    Lee Common
    26/10/2017 #39 Lee Common
    Completely agree Ali, sometimes all you have to do is have a little fun & come back to it... the problem is clear as day and was right in front of you the whole time... you only needed to see it from a different perspective.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #38 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 thank you @Lee Common. Indeed, fun vis a main source of relaxation and then creativity.
    Lee Common
    26/10/2017 #37 Lee Common
    Hi Ali, enjoyed the read and thought of the Green Lantern when I read mental constructs... maybe some on those old comic books did teach us something (-:
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #36 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 i agree and appreciate your comment @Yolanda รvila - Kaizen Proyectos. When we visit a park and find it polluted with left overs who is responsible for that? When we crowd fish in a pool with no drainage who is faulty? Yes the fish may contribute to the problem, but mostly it is us. Thst is another reason why I believe the fish pond example is applicable.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #35 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I understand your concerns @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl. The whole idea is thar we observe a fish pond to learn and adapt. If a fish pond gets stingy then why also some organizations are called fishy? Iin no way I am equating a human with a fish. The whole idea is what happens when we crowd fish in a pond. The idea came from our world that is shrinking into a small village. What does crowdiness lead to?
    Yolanda รvila - Kaizen Proyectos
    25/10/2017 #34 Yolanda รvila - Kaizen Proyectos
    Do you know the Japanese KOI ponds, Ali?
    The architecture of a koi pond can have an important effect on the health and well-being of the koi (fish). The practice of koi care often focuses on "finishing development" of a koi at the right time. The concept of 'termination' is used in the sense that the fish has reached its maximum potential.

    I like this approach: the pond is a space that enables the fish to develop and gives them the possibility of achieving its best expression. To do this, you must ensure that the pond has everything the fish may need for its harmonious development.

    Who is responsible for maintaining this optimal working environment? Intermediate managers with the support of senior management.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    25/10/2017 #33 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Still I don't look at myself as a fish or in a pond. Even if there are those that are addicted to looking at their human resources this way.

    Environments that treat everyone with dignity and respect are usually the type of environments people are attracted to. Not a stinky fish bowl with snares and lures.

    The person being observed does not own the perception, the observer owns it. Who gave you permission to become an observer, a judge, a voyeur? Especially for some, who may never been put in or caught in a snare. Or not even by those setting the snares. So what is the observation telling you about the observer? It is for that reason, humans cannot be God because what ALMIGHTY creator hates his or her design or self? What ALMIGHTY creator self destructs or abandons his future creation?
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #32 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #31 Brilliant response. It is in the integrity of the whole that we find our integrity. If I am correct dear @Sara Jacobovici it is because of your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/10/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici
    #30 I am grateful for the synchronicity between us @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I will answer your last question first; "In a inter-connected world does identity have a meaning?": definitely yes. This is the key to the human paradox of our drive to form our own unique identity while dependent on the interconnection for survival. You raise important questions Dr. Ali. The factor of time is crucial. You describe an organic, biological inter-connectedness. This process takes time to manifest into an identity of the individual part of the whole system. What is happening in our current environment of technology is the lack of time we have to adapt and establish any form of connection. We are in a disconnect and so is our identity.
  17. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Boost Your Talent and And Get Your Dream Job: Career Development
    Boost Your Talent and And Get Your Dream Job: Career DevelopmentI fully recommend this book "Boost your talent and get your dream job" fromย Tanja Pirnat. It is an inspiring and motivational book which can help you discover what you really want to do in your life professionally. It discloses all the things you...
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    Heleci Ramirez
    15/10/2017 #12 Heleci Ramirez
    #7 Gracias @Hugo Chinchilla poco a poco empiezo a moldear el perfil por esta red.
    Lyon Brave
    14/10/2017 #11 Lyon Brave
    I know i am in the wrong field ๐Ÿ˜”
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/10/2017 #10 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #8 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher you are a queen bee! Excellent news !
    Aleta Curry
    14/10/2017 #9 Aleta Curry
    #8 Excellent news, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher - bully for you!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    14/10/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This comes in handy right now @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! Because of my writings on beBee - my Dr. saw them, he asked me if I would consider being on the Board of the Mental Wellness Association. He feels I have a strong skill set and a lot to offer the community. I was then introduced to the director and offered a job today working in the Mental Health Field. I am afraid to get too excited but I must admit, I am!!! My writing about Mental Health is being seen and taken seriously- as in a professional manner. I was also told if I work for them, my anxiety and panic disorder would never be an issue and I would never had to make excuses and hide it. It's lovely to see that people are becoming more informed. I need to update my resume so this is awesome!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #6 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Great ideas, Javier. Why not pursue something you enjoy doing as a career. Being happy in a job is healthier for us and enhances our chances for better production. There is nothing wrong with chasing our dreams.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    13/10/2017 #5 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Tanja Pirnat Enjoy it ! https://www.google.es/search?q=Boost+Your+Talent+and+And+Get+Your+Dream+Job&oq=Boost+Your+Talent+and+And+Get+Your+Dream+Job&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i61l2.388j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #3 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Wooooow! That is very cool, such an endorsement... gracias por compartir con nosotros!
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #2 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Some tips on Career Development
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    13/10/2017 #1 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    I am chasing my dream again :)
  18. Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Welcome to beBee @Allison Obrien!!! You will find a lot of people buzzing around these hives who will resonate with the name of your firm - HumanKind. Everyone say hi and introduce yourselves....
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Allison Obrien - beBee
    www.bebee.com Public profile of Allison Obrien on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
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    Allison Obrien
    01/10/2017 #57 Allison Obrien
    #55 Thank you very much William!
    Allison Obrien
    01/10/2017 #56 Allison Obrien
    Thank you so much Wayne for the re-introduction! I have been away for a bit but I am back and ready to network with some incredible people! I absolutely love beBee - it os my favorite social website! I have a friend who just joined yesterday and has been working very hard on his profile. I hope that he receives the same kind welcome that I did when I first joined in October, 2016. I hope everyone is able to get out and enjoy this beautiful fall day!
    William ๐Ÿ Rakow
    27/09/2017 #55 William ๐Ÿ Rakow
    Welcome to beBee @Allison Obrien See around the hive"s
    Wayne Yoshida
    27/09/2017 #54 Wayne Yoshida
    A Re-Introduction is in order for Allison O'Brien.

    I connected with Allison over there, but she says she's not been too active over here. So let's give Allison another boost.

    https://www.bebee.com/bee/allison-obrien
    Allison Obrien
    26/10/2016 #53 Allison Obrien
    #50 Thank you very much @Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz for the welcome message! It is great to be connected with you! I am looking forward to checking out your website and following your buzzes!
    Allison Obrien
    26/10/2016 #51 Allison Obrien
    Thank you very much for sharing this Buzz @John White, MBA! I am overwhelmed by all of the #thoughtfulness and #support I have received since creating my beBee account a few days ago!
    Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    26/10/2016 #50 Jennifer ๐Ÿ Schultz
    Welcome to beBee Allison!
    Allison Obrien
    26/10/2016 #49 Allison Obrien
    #45 Thank you so much for for your #kindness and #thoughtfulness @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich! Thank you again for taking the time to extend such a warm welcome!
    Allison Obrien
    26/10/2016 #48 Allison Obrien
    #47 Hi Sarah! I appreciate your kind welcome! It is wonderful to be connected with you! I am so incredibly amazed by the number of incredible people who have taken the time to extend a warm greeting to a new member of the beBee community! I am so grateful for all of the amazing connections I have made these past few days! I look forward to getting to know you better @Sara Jacobovici!
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/10/2016 #47 Sara Jacobovici
    Wishing you all the best @Allison Obrien. Welcome!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    24/10/2016 #45 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #44 It was my pleasure, @Allison Obrien. I can honestly say this community never ceases to amaze me - and the journey is only starting.

    @Teresa Gezze - I think Allison's comment is a very big selling point that deserves to be highlighted. Keeping the welcoming party going is such a key differentiator that easily answers why beBee is different enough to disrupt!
    Allison Obrien
    24/10/2016 #44 Allison Obrien
    #31 Deb - I can not begin tell you how grateful I am for your incredibly kind welcome post that has been shared and responded to by so many people in just a few days! It has been an absolutely wonderful and exciting experience to becoming a member of beBee! I am honored to have been given the opportunity to connect with you. Thank you s very much!
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #43 Anonymous
    #41 Thanks @Allison Obrien. Have a great evening. Regards, Milos
    Allison Obrien
    24/10/2016 #42 Allison Obrien
    #32 Hi Pamela! I appreciate the suggestion and have already taken some time to join and learn some useful tips from the Cheat Sheet Hive. It is an absolute pleasure to be connected with you!
    Allison Obrien
    24/10/2016 #41 Allison Obrien
    #39 Hello Milos! I appreciate your kind greeting and welcome the opportunity to be connected with you on beBee! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Allison Obrien
    24/10/2016 #40 Allison Obrien
    #38 Hi Joel! Thank you for taking a moment to welcome me to beBee! I am glad to be connected with you!
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #39 Anonymous
    Welcome @Allison Obrien.
    Joel Anderson
    24/10/2016 #38 Joel Anderson
    Welcome Allison. All the best.
    Allison Obrien
    24/10/2016 #37 Allison Obrien
    #30 Good afternoon Don! Thank you for extending a kind welcome to beBee! I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to connect with you! I see that you are an expert when it comes to work/life integration. I am very interested to learn you are able to manage that successfully! I decided to make a career change from the culinary field to Human Resource Management several years ago when I took on the role of becoming my husband's caregiver. I took full time online classes and finished my 4 year degree program in December, 2015. I started working for HumanKind HR in January, 2016. I am able to work from home which has allowed me to continue to care for my husband and raise our now 8 year old son. It has been a challenging year! I strive to be successful in all areas of my life and I struggle with remembering to take some time to care for myself! I look forward to following your Buzzes!
    Allison Obrien
    24/10/2016 #36 Allison Obrien
    #29 Thank you for the sweet message Aurorasa! I look forward to connecting with you on beBee!
  19. ProducerSusan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thursday Thought: How Dare You Call Us "Elderly"?
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    Lynda Spiegel
    16/09/2017 #69 Lynda Spiegel
    OMG! I just had to share this and this post is the perfect place. Last weekend, my bike got stolen. I ride everywhere, including the 6.2 hilly miles in each direction to babysit my grandson, so the theft was not only very expensive, but disruptive. Filed a police report, and bought a new bike (grumble, grumble). Then yesterday, I got a call from a nice police officer who told me that she was a member of the precinct's Task Force for Crimes Against the Elderly.
    "I'm elderly?" I asked. "I'm only 64."
    "`Fraid so," she replied. "Even though you use a bike, not a walker."
    So I provided the precinct a crime stat, but they didn't get me my bike back.
    Ken Boddie
    09/09/2017 #68 Ken Boddie
    #61 if the cap fits, Susan. ๐Ÿค—
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    09/09/2017 #67 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #66 Yeah it is, but I had to look the word up to be sure. Don't see it much anymore. I do see an occasional one here where I live on the bay; summer does bring out some . . . interesting clothing choices.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #66 Lisa Vanderburg
    #65 Me too....WTF with those storms and EARTHQUAKE too???????
    Oh, so that's how you spell Muumuu; did wonder. My grandmother (Granny Grimm) used to have those fantastic cotton Barbados/African ones - can find them for love or money. She taught me how to hitch them up, climb over the fence and steal the neighbors bananas....such a peach!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #65 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #64 Over my dead body in terms of muumuus, @Lisa Vanderburg!

    Now the shopping wheeled thingy I could understand . . . some day. Some day faaaaaaaaaar off, I hope!

    And it's great news that your family is safe and is getting out of Dodge, as they say. I feel so sorry for the folks who have nowhere to go out of the area. Sure am praying for them.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #64 Lisa Vanderburg
    #59 Hey...while the world is shattering and my son, wife & baby are on the road to get out of Irma's way, you buzz came at just the right time...I'm eternally grateful for the laugh you inspired, lovely @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess View more
    #59 Hey...while the world is shattering and my son, wife & baby are on the road to get out of Irma's way, you buzz came at just the right time...I'm eternally grateful for the laugh you inspired, lovely @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!
    I'm getting to the point where Mumu's are looking exciting, as is the shopping wheeled-thingie :) Close
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #63 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #57 So true, @Nicole Chardenet! Growing old is really a p;rivilege; most of us know others who didn't make it even this far.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #62 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #56 There is some truth to "you're only as old s you feel," @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal! I find that esp;ecially with those types you mentioned who really are NOT old at all!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #61 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #49 @Ken Boddie, are you saying YOU'RE perfect . . . or I am? Or WE are? Yeah, that's good.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #59 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #55 One of the many reasons I no longer wear bathing suits, @Lisa Vanderburg, even though I live on a bay with a lovely one. Short-sleeved shirts work just fine! And I'm even happier with long-sleeved shirts!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #58 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Lisa Vanderburg, thanks so much for sharing my post in all those hives! Yikes, 13 says the notice I got.
    Nicole Chardenet
    08/09/2017 #57 Nicole Chardenet
    #56 Growing old....it beats the alternative!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    08/09/2017 #56 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Lovely buzz @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! Such a beautiful take on the matter. I can't wait to share this with all those people, whom I know, who are barely 60 and keep saying "I am old" as a reply to invitations to go trekking or even when asked to sport a particular outfit. Upon the topic of reinventing yourself, I have heard things such as "We have lived our lives without this particular skill, and we can live the rest of it without learning it, too." So, you can imagine what a great favor you have done me by posting this buzz. Sharing it :-) Thank you for such a powerful buzz...it's extremely inspiring.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg
    LMAO at all your lovely dudettes' banter, @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!! Such a fun buzz! I remember the day came when I was shaving my armpits. After showering I went to put on deodorant and realized I'd 'missed'....my armpits have dropped....augh! And since I've been growing grey since 18, guess what else is? The horror....
    I've decided in my dotage that 'm a Twinkie....at least I think that's what...dunno...can't remember...what?
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg
    #3 haha.....
    Brian McKenzie
    08/09/2017 #53 Brian McKenzie
    In #Kryzbekistan, when they turn 69, we march them over an alpine crest with a shovel, let them dig their own hole. If they guess the caliber of the bullet we will use, they can escape the shot to the head ~ but their spouse does not.
    Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/09/2017 #52 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #44 Agree @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess and he's a very likable man. I don't think he has any enemies. :)
    Aleta Curry
    08/09/2017 #51 Aleta Curry
    #33 Ditto that; I'm sure I've become quite boring on the subject, I've asked so often.
    Harley King
    08/09/2017 #50 Harley King
    #32 I make it every so often, @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess.
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    I always struggle with the term "extra money" - There's never "extra" money. Let's say "more money" instead.

    What say you, @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess ?
    Wayne Yoshida
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    Wayne Yoshida
    01/09/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 "Side Hustle" - I wonder if that is a British term. Maybe it is the same as "Gig"?
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    01/09/2017 #1 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    I agree that "extra" money is a rarity for many, @Wayne Yoshida! It would make sense to use more money, indeed. And I also find it interesting how many times I've read recently about side hustles . . . suddenly that term is EVERYWHERE!
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