- Producer18/02/2017Shifting Gears? Here Are 3 Simple Ways To Keep From Grinding To A HaltThis article is also shared on Huffington Post, Medium, and LinkedInSounds of metal rubbing against metal make my spine twitch such as when gears are stripping if manual shifting isn't timed correctly. These are the sounds of a transition (or...
- Producer06/01/201710 Things That Will Change Your Life 1. Put your cellphone down. Unless you are calling someone. We spend too much time on our electronic devices. Make it part of your 2017 goal to spend more time with family and friends. Talking may once again become a vibrant part of your...
Comments01/02/2017 #32 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#1 is a powerful on this list. A cellphone is a great tool if used in this manner. Yet, lately I seen so many of my associates waste hours upon hours arguing with people they don't even know about topics they will forget about in two days. If they really wanted to use that time on their phone, they could have invested it marketing their businesses they have. Our phones today can be a great champion or a great enemy.
The rest of the list is Great.10/01/2017 #17 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSGreat thoughts, Jim! Resonates with me so much. We so often get distracted with the corporate ladder, or simply our own busy-ness of life. Taking time to pause, reflect and plan daily is so key - not just once a year!
#3 & #9 remind me of Getting Results the Agile Way by J.D. Meier.
#4 Reminds me of the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
#5 is like Affirmations to me. Keys I like to remember are :
1) Personal ("I" am doing something. Nobody is doing it for me),
2) Positive (I am "not" poor ==> I have enough and am getting more!) and
3) Present tens (I will be rich ==> I AM abundant in ...).
#6 & #8 are like gratitude - for the good and the bad
... I wrote a post on Six Minute Scribing that works on all of these with 6 daily questions - if you are interested. It helps keeps me focused and grounded.
Hoping it adds to your great post and might help inspire someone, like you said in #3.
(NOTE: If you want to be tagged, move your 🐝 after your first name ;)07/01/2017 #16 Jim 🐝 Cody#15 Absolute not, but many choose to be poor... something I'll never understand. To change your life you must first have a positive attitude. Second you must set obtainable goals. Third you must work your a__ off and do whatever it takes. Most of all you must have faith in yourself and mankind. God Bless.
- 03/01/2017Development: Resource Utilisation For Healthwww.linkedin.com To Whom It May Concern I have a proposition for those with potential, interest, focus and stamina for scientific social solutions, as this is one for public sector health care resource utilisation...
- Producer17/11/2016A Lesson in Change From the Atlanta Hawks You Need to KnowAccording to Matt Kempner’s recent AthleticBusiness article, “Boosted by Mayor Kasim Reed's promise to kick in three-fourths of the upfront cost, leaders of the Atlanta Hawks are planning a $192.5 million renovation of Philips Arena aimed at wooing...
- 31/10/2016I just love Kartic's post on LinkedIn and had to share it here. It's a brilliant and effective communication tool for change management in a large organization. After all, what is the cost for miscommunication?Effect(ive/ing) Change Communication using Gameswww.linkedin.com After a couple months into a change initiative, I was reviewing the progress and a few of my team mates said "people are unclear about the change". I called a few people and I realized that it...
- Producer27/09/2016Avoidance and Resistance to ChangeAre you a Manager, a Team Leader, a Consultant who is committed to making a difference to your organization, your team, your client? Perhaps you want to foster cultures that promote both well-being and productivity?Do you feel like a kid on a...
Comments30/09/2016 #15 Deb🐝 Lange#9 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici - yes, you said, "I covered a lot of ground" - I always wonder when to stop writing. Sometimes I write short posts on social media, sometimes longer - I don't think I have figured out a pattern yet, about what length makes the best sense. I know people like Seth Godon, write frequently but only short posts. I hope I develop a rhythm, so I can post more regularly. I always love your posts too @Sara Jacobovici.30/09/2016 #13 Deb🐝 Lange#8 @Harvey Loyd - great that "giving up being right" - caught your attention. Some people don't understand, what a difference that makes.And how refreshing it is when we let go of being right, we can end up with better relationships and better ideas. Love your story about the man and the wife, thanks for sharing the clean version!29/09/2016 #12 Ali Anani#11 I am totally in-wave with you @Deb🐝 Lange. If change isn't intrinsic it is not genuine. As you show in your Venn Diagram the triad of imagine, think and feel are all coming from within. In no way I would disagree with you. I wrote presentations and they give full support to your perspective. In my previous comment I meant this and I wonder what I wrote that generated the impression I meant something else. No, either from within or change shall remain "Surface-scratching"29/09/2016 #11 Deb🐝 Lange#7 yes @Ali Anani I agree with you. We do want to be proud of what we have created. There is immense activity and intention into making things better. But, we often keep going around in circles, as the very thing we need to change is us, not something or somebody else. I know it sounds cliche, saying change begins with us, but I believe it does. Sometimes it is just a 10 degree shift in what we are doing, thinking, saying, being. That 10 degrees, might be, being present in our body to what we are sensing and feeling and all of a sudden we see the world differently, and then new ideas emerge that we had never considered before. Thanks for being present Ali.28/09/2016 #10 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#5 Thanks again, Deb, for the invigorating writing - and for the kind comments! Truly inspiring.
Again on culture, how do you handle coming back from a wonderful change that we create - that wasn't controlled - but when we get back to the real world, we find that cultural norms and expectations are still compelling us to stay the status quo... and hence the change is lost? I believe that is what you are getting at with your ideas - Introduce the model/theory with a story, Add some research, Play and Curiosity like a kindergartner, Be Up Close and Personal, Emotions and Energy.
I'd summarize by saying we need to be real. Real about what has gone on that needs change, what is stopping it and making the learned changes daily as part of a new habit or cultural norm.
Great thoughts!28/09/2016 #9 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Ali Anani for bringing this Buzz to my attention. Great effort, great work @Deb🐝 Lange. You covered a lot of territory in your Buzz. You asked the right questions and offered practical insights. Who could ask for anything more?! Wishing you much success with your book. Looks and sounds fantastic!!28/09/2016 #8 Harvey LloydGreat read and well thought out writing @Deb Lange. "Giving up being right" caught my attention as i see this right/wrong argument between leaders or managers and it seems such a waste of time. They typically both want the same thing but we have to clarify what is right first. The cycle arguments are funny to watch on TV political coverage, but in your organization its a cease and desist order. I don't want to be right i want to achieve the goal.
An old joke; Two guys were walking down the road, one was discussing that his marriage was really struggling and that he could not get his wife to understand his point of view. He capped the comment off with how their sex life had been deteriorating. The friend thought for a moment and commented, well you first have to decide if you want to be right or have relations with your wife. This is the clean version.
Thanks again great read.28/09/2016 #7 Ali Anani@Deb🐝 Lange- I have exchanged many comments with you, watched you talking on videos and more than that to find how practical and green your approaches are. I started scribbling some thoughts while reading your chapter of your forthcoming book, whose title shall appeal to @Sara Jacobovici. I find myself writing- Change output
Change rippling effect
But then stopped as your writing overwhelmed me- "Being able to make the cultural norms transparent is an enormous opportunity to create change in the present.
We learn by doing this, not only talking about the change we desire in the future, but living it now".
The now shall be the past in no time. DO we want to create a pst that we are proud of and a present to make the future better?
I challenge your book shall make all the sense needed to achieve this and more.28/09/2016 #5 Deb🐝 Lange#3 #4 Dear @Jared Wiese - love your additional comments, feel free to share your ideas, they are great - it make so much sense to write something and have people interact with it - sometimes it seems pointless when writing ad posting on social media and no-one responds. So I really appreciate you taking the time to read, to think about what I wrote and then to share your ideas! You say, "I agree nobody likes to change" - I would add, I think we often do like change, BUT, when we get to create the change, not when it is out of our hands. If someone else wants to change us we feel controlled and we resist!28/09/2016 #4 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#2 Okay, I have more to share 😃
You said, 'protecting ourselves from being human, as we have become so used to living and working with abstractions, technology and "things" outside ourselves.'
I think this ties perfectly with how you said: 'training, education, and meetings arose from believing in expert, top-down approaches.'
'People don’t want to attend training or workshops as they experience them as a waste of time.'
This comes down to culture. People may learn great things, only to have them not be applicable in the 'real world' - in their culture. Worse, if superiors attend the same training, people may not speak up, fully engage or succombe to "groupthink".
Also, nobody likes change - unless it benefits them. The key is to ensure it does, in the real world.
As you said, cultural norms are key. Management needs to set and show expectations that disruption is allowed and encouraged.
I love your model idea, because a picture is worth a thousand words. It gets us to rally around a singular purpose or understanding. Especially since we are now in your knowledge era - everyone basically having the same information. Especially the actual people doing the work (as opposed to management).
I also love your reference to kindergarten, which makes me think of the book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. I love 'constantly seeing what works, what doesn’t, trialing, adapting and creating. They may fight in one second and are friends again the next as they learn how to cooperate.' Can't we all get along?!
- Producer23/08/2016Is change optional? The answer is as natural as breathing!Can you think of a time when you had 'a good dunking' at the beach or pool - short of breath, needing to get to the surface - desperate for air? Being underwater for longer than you feel comfortable can be a scary experience! We all have the same...
- Producer19/08/2016How to Bring Disruptive But Lasting Change in the WorkplaceWhen you want to change your circumstances, you have to commit fully. Action cannot wait. Taking the time to consider the pros and cons, to cook up a strategy, to weigh out the evidence is not precursor to change but rather a concerted effort to...
- Producer26/07/2016OSMOSIS OF CHANGE!Once a Project leader made a promise to his associates, that if you all sincerely serve me to assist in my aspiration and after I may succeed, I am promising you, I will give you the share of profits as reward to you all. Accordingly, his...
Comments23/08/2016 #10 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestãothanks for sharing such inspirated ideas @debasish majumder.
I do also wonder if humility is not the "power".. the "tool" of perseverance.When I am not superior to the others I am able to really see then and I can open door" to sake of humanity only, not just for profit, lucre and wealth".. .. Those thoughts came to my mind after reading your beatifull buzz.27/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 #2 #3 #4 "By the name of disgraceful ideology and fanatic religious beliefs, or expansion of market with unrestrained greed and hankering for profits and opulence, untoward incidents are in rise." This is perfectly exemplified by a Share from @Chas ✌️ Wyatt View more#1 #2 #3 #4 "By the name of disgraceful ideology and fanatic religious beliefs, or expansion of market with unrestrained greed and hankering for profits and opulence, untoward incidents are in rise." This is perfectly exemplified by a Share from @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, which inspired me to go produce more honey for more flavor. To this end, and philosophically (Dr. Anani shall be proud), I confabulated the word "Dysreality" in this piece, a living plant of this planted, deep piece. It is here for you and your kids, to keep them under their lids: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/dysreality-the-dysfunction-of-reality . Let me also show our same mindset, @debasish majumder by showing serendipity. A "Perseverance" Quote,attributed to me via Google and Goodreads (and not through me), uses this same picture to say: “Persevere. There is one dandelion that grows from the crack in the cement. Let that one dandelion be YOU.” Close27/07/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThis is a brilliant piece @debasish majumder. I always narrow down what I read into my own simple thoughts, perhaps because during my position as an underwriter that was a requirement - simple and factual. So please don't be offended by my summation. From reading your post more than once, I feel there are people are very much into "what's in it for me" rather than "what can I do for you". And you last sentence "So, change for the sake of humanity only, not just for profit, lucre and wealth." Bravo!27/07/2016 #1 Ali AnaniGreat thoughts and condensed ones too. One very important issue that you bring here is the past experiences. The story is illuminating in the sense even though we can't change the past still it has it residues in us and these residues trigger our action. Can we change without dealing with past residues such as removing them? Understanding them and dealing with them accordingly? Convert them so that they may trigger new behaviors? Use them to widen our choices? So many questions pop up in my mind at this late hour of the night. Thank you dear @debasish majumder for sharing this great post
- 24/07/2016It’s a quantum world, we’re just living in it?grendz.com Google’s engineers just achieved a milestone in quantum computing: they’ve produced the first completely scalable quantum simulation of a hydrogen molecule. That’s big news, because it shows similar devices could help us unlock the quantum secrets...
- 24/07/2016Metaphorically speaking....The Eight Metaphors of Organizationwww.ribbonfarm.com Gareth Morgan’s Images of Organization is a must-read for those who want to develop a deeper understanding of a lot of the stuff I talk about here. Though I’ve cited the book lots of...
- 24/07/2016@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD wrote about responding not reacting to change. This is crucial as it helps us to understand that THE challenge to change involves the issue of control: react, you are not in control; respond, you are gaining control. I asked on a different hive if there is a difference between change and transformation. One answer may be that being in control of change provides the potential for transformation. Please read my brief example of how you can control change and allow for a transformation.Are you dealing with changes at work or…www.linkedin.com ...are you going through a transformation? Knowing the difference will make the difference between struggling to achieve and reaping the benefits of a successful experience. What does knowing mean?...
- Producer24/07/2016Coping Skills and Change Management/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / When humans encounter change, I think we can categorize our brain's processes in two ways (1) The Fight-or-Flight Reflex (i.e., run or fight); or (2) Cope. In his treatise on The Change and...
Comments24/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#7 Bees, Beer, Change Management, Leaders who prompt with passion and 'go lightly' to accomplish world change. I've learned so very much, my beloved Dr, I can't believe how I woke up yesterday not knowing that today, the world and the personal interactions, the entire activism for humanity's sake...they all look different now. It's all good. Thank you for this ⚡️spark ⚡️ that has ignited to take flight 🚀!24/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 @Mickael Angelo Yusufidis: 🔝WoW!🔝 https://www.prosci.com ! Change Management for individuals, businesses, and enterprises....psychology, neuroscience, and I see now that it is the Leaders who need to institute a "Culture Change" in an adverse or unethical practice can perhaps do so step-by-step, humming people along instead of being the dictators we resented with poor morale. WoW. It's a w e s o m e! I'll flutter and grasp what I can, and do wish I could take the class! But I shall, one day, and I can see that it would also do the utmost thing possible for any education: it would make the student a better person for society. Darn darn fantastic, sir! Thank you for showing me this whole new, scientific world...it is a grand puzzle that @Selim Yeniçeri @Ali Anani, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @debasish majumder, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Randy Keho, @Brian McKenzie, and others! could also truly institute to be the 🌐Leaders and Changers🌐 that we desire to be (I was never a Leader and a "Shaker")...WoW. I wish we could all take the Courses together...wouldn't that be a Hoot of a Hive?24/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 I love that you and I can talk about these things with all the men...lol. Sometimes I picture us all sitting in the same room, chatting away with wine and a cigar. We used to do that at Stanford, on Friday nights...brainstorming, brain-picking, together creating something better than the sum of all our parts. It feels like family. It is family, and I love you both tremendously. Now, Dr @Ali Anani Anani is our Professor Emeritus, and we are both his admirers, too. It's cozy.24/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDDedicated to Ali Anani, Ph.D. Angular thinking from 'The Change and Adaptation Gap" by beloved @Ali Anani ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-change-and-adaptation-gap ) was spurred on by @Sara Jacobovici to deeper thinking. After writing this piece here, I also had a more humorous touch, perhaps sarcastic and outlandish (and insomniatic), too....but that's what Fractal Thinking should do...and that extension of this read is: "On Musings" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/on-musings ). So the Beez Buzz and Pollinate and Fractal Thinking turns into humor. Well, the Beez sure need a good laugh sometimes, for Laughter is the Best Medicine.
- Producer23/07/2016The Change and Adaptation GapChange is the only constant- this is a paradox that we live in. The constant is turning into variable. To keep up with change all living systems must adapt. We are in a constant wavy motion of change. I made a comment to @Sara Jacobovici In...
Comments27/07/2016 #56 Anees Zaidi#50 Dear brother @Ali Anani the truth is that you are a great discovery for most of us. Your 'affinitize asking' has taken us to our own 'unknown'. You helped us to rediscover our 'self'. Our return 'gifts' are still on the deficit side. But I have great hopes in continuing a learning journey with you.27/07/2016 #53 Anees Zaidi#52 Dear brother @Ali Anani her sentence playing with "Ask' and 'Task' has just stopped my mind working. What a beautiful play with one alphabet 'T' that takes away 'affinity' from the word 'Ask' and make it just a 'Task'. Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD your are beautifully amazing.27/07/2016 #49 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#47 My beloved teacher, I do all that you ask, for nothing with you is a 'task.' You implore me to delve into myself like never before. Fractal thinking, poetry, and now philosophy shall all be because of "you." For you, my Professor, are the Father of "The Spotlight of Change." Thank you, bless you...I most humbly acquiesce despite my own rumblings of overcoming my own fractal mind hidden inside. Neuroplasticity requires that I track this road, and cement the brain's neurons to think in these different eons. My best thanks to you will be to create in myself the gifts that only you have told me. That will be my gift back to you, Oh Teacher and Mentor!27/07/2016 #47 Ali Anani#45 Now, I have a new suggestion for you dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, which is to write on philosophy. I am very serious.Regarding your philosophical comment, in which you wrote "As we affinitize by capitulating on our ruminations, new creations and inspirations abound", I am truly amazed. I am writing a buzz on Imagination and creativity and I find this segment of your comment sending my mind into new directions27/07/2016 #45 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDMy brain came back to muse, to choose the essence of it all. Humor me, please by allowing me to give it a try: "The Spotlight of Change" has become the evolution of ideas, musings, poetry, mitosis, symbiosis, laminar and turbulent flow of water, windmills, air, and blind kings. All necessary for life. I see the beezz so rightfully spurring on new ideas that culminate in fractals of galactic infinity. As we affinitize by capitulating on our ruminations, new creations and inspirations abound! And this, This...is what makes "beBee" what it is...concentrated honey that is timeless, raw, and pure. Extending beyond the insights, self-reflections and epiphanies lies the self-embraced teamwork of a pace that no other social media platform can replace. It's "To beBee and Beyond!" ~ @Ali Anani, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Brian McKenzie, @Anees Zaidi, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @debasish majumder, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman...and to: beyond2 = "Beyond", logarithmically spiraled into the mathematically 'squared.' Intense.24/07/2016 #39 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI cannot embrace change if I do not embrace diversity first. It is not that change is the only constant but that as human beings we all change at different rates and in different ways. Once we know the relationship of change to our own way of being then we can let change be. The Arnold Schwarznegger of Change is a different proposition to the Pee-Wee Herman of Change. I need to unoccupy myself of change in order to notice my occupation with change. That is what Manjit or Many? was about, to prescribe a formula for change is to assume that our similarity as human beings is more important. I learn from differences but they are my differences processed by all the factors that make me who I am in this present given minute. A lot may happen in 60 seconds but if I observe change for 60 seconds nothing changes in that observation other than what I am occupied with in that minute.24/07/2016 #38 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlMeanwhile, where is Saskquatch when you need him? http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ED-20160723-54204-CAN View moreMeanwhile, where is Saskquatch when you need him? http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ED-20160723-54204-CAN
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- 22/07/2016@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman wrote a comment about change. It included these 4 characterisitcs: 1. change to change 2. adapt to change 3. managing change 4. change and intention. I would like to ask the following question; is change an innate function? We often refer to change as a process but given Franci's insightful characteristics of change it makes me wonder if change is not a process but a biological function? Would that make sense if we then look at how we talk about fear of change, agents of change, climate for change, time for change, and so on?
Comments22/07/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici#2 Great insight @Ali Anani. Great question, "The question I kept asking myself about- if change is much faster than our ability to adapt then we shall have a widening change-adaptation gap. Eventually, this gap shall be wide enough to cause---- " May I offer one possibility of filling in the gap; disequilibrium or disbalance?22/07/2016 #2 Ali AnaniAmazingly I am working on same issue @Sara Jacobovici. The question I kept asking myself about- if change is much faster than our ability to adapt then we shall have a widening change-adaptation gap. Eventually, this gap shall be wide enough to cause---- and I am trying to fill in the gap. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman made this comment on my last bazz on fractal change and she stirred my mind with her comment as well.
- Producer13/07/2016What Google and Office Space’s Initech Could Have—Should Have—Learned from DruckerThis post originally appeared on our agency blog on November 11, 2015. See the original HERE.Any time I hear a startup boasting of a work atmosphere as being “laid-back,” “playful” or “innovative,” I hope for the employees’ sake that their...
Comments15/07/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa EversleyThanks for sharing this piece on Drucker, Ansel Oliver. I think as a base he is a strong foundation, but also believe its good to try new techniques...now Google knows one thing which won't work, but have at the same time opened up management styles to further scrutiny and consideration. Each failure can at times take us closer to greater success! Drucker has earned his place as a key leader in the management field, I look forward to others finding their place.14/07/2016 #1 Tony 🐝 RossiCount me in as a long-time Drucker fan. There does need to be a boss, so long as there's not too many cooks in the kitchen. That said, the business landscape has changed drastically even since his death, so I sometimes struggle to see how to heed his teachings as it relates to high-speed business, hyper-growth, and the blossoming of the entrpreneur. Established corporations still do well to study him though.
- Producer06/06/2016How to get the best out of original thinkers during complex changeOur businesses are crying out for creative, original thought. But we are training it out of our children. And developing management practices that inhibit it. In this post, I will look at how the practices of change management are hindering...
Comments06/06/2016 #4 Oliver Moloney@Richard Claydon, It's been wonderful to read my our articles this morning and the section referring to the creative process could not be more apt! When I reach stage 3 I take a step away from the project and give both myself and the project itself some time to breath. More like this for the future!06/06/2016 #2 NO oneI always love your buzzes Richard, even as a Designer and I think specially as one, I'm expected to be super original, full of ideas, and create amazing things/designs, but with daily chores and so much information on "how to be", "the best thing to do...", I end up caught in the "I don't know even if I'm original anymore thought" sometimes it is better to disconnect and procrastinate since it will lead you (if you let it) to being an original thinker as you write here.06/06/2016 #1 Kimberly Lewis"you call it procrastinating, I call it thinking" this is such a mind opening post @Richard Claydon I usually do as Adam Grant and make a to do list, maybe because I'm usually a control freak but now I feel I should let go. In Human Resources there's also a need of creative and original ideas and for sure this change is much needed.
- 27/05/2016Interesting article, take a look!Change Consultant Tips from a 40 Year Veteranwww.imaworldwide.com A few tips from 40 year Change Management Veteran, Don Harrison, on how to succeed in the role of Change...
- Producer19/05/2016Change Management for ImprovementsWhen You Think of Improvements, Think of Change ManagementThe failure of organization change occurs for a variety of reasons, including overreaching, insufficient communication, and the failure to execute.The process of working with individuals and...
Comments19/05/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGood article @Mohammed A. Jawad. You wrote: "Even working with “difficult people” can provide value when change managers treat communications with respect and are willing to reconsider some aspects of the change to accommodate sub-organizational needs while still fulfilling plan objectives." I agree 100%. The downside, when your managers are the difficult people and have no vision to be 'change managers.' I ran into this with my last job. Thank goodness in all my years of work it was a short lived experience.
- Producer04/05/2016Are You Ready for Change? It's Coming!I recently worked for a company for 4 years that went through 2 back to back acquisitions in a 3 year period. Talk about change! We experienced layoffs, closures of entire departments, sweeping replacements in both management and services to our...
- Producer29/04/2016It’s About Brains and Leadership – Stupid!This post is about building the collective brain power of a nation, from which innovation and technology advancement emerge to strengthen its global competitiveness, and in turn its economy and standard of living.Some pithy quotations go down in the...
- Producer15/04/2016Ironies of the Change Management IndustryI have a PhD in irony. No, really I do. It isn't a funky joke. I spent years researching the relationship between organisations, leadership, change and irony. It's something I take very seriously. Which is perhaps ironic in itself. It attempts to...
Comments16/04/2016 #2 AnonymousHi Richard, this is a fascinating article. I've done a lot of work that can be described as "change management" and it's really enlightening to see what works and what doesn't. Cynicism creeps in when leadership isn't committed in word and deed. Your point #4 about simple complex leadership really resonated with me. There's no single formula or model for great leadership; there are many paths and they all require a lot of work and self-awareness.15/04/2016 #1 NO oneHi Richard, I agree of course in some parts, in some I differ. What stands out the most for me is point #3. I think that travelling is the best way to open people's minds, then exercising creativity, and experiencing something that takes you out of your comfort zone. At the end, being disruptive for me is doing something new to the extreme so people won't feel comfortable with it. I agree that nowadays the way people perceive the concept is wonderful, opening society's mind will bring so much development in all aspects.
- Producer14/04/2016Gramma's House, Hockey, & Sh*t DisturbersWhen I was a kid, I loved visiting my Gramma, up to a point.My grandmother fit every stereotypical thing you could say about Grammas. There was lots of love, us kids were the most important thing in the world, there was a ton of food, and she had...
Comments12/09/2016 #29 Nicole Chardenet#27 Wow Praveen. You know more about s**t than anyone else here! And 'colon-ialism'! LOL!
My mother tells me that her grandparents took awhile before they bought into that whole newfangled water closet thing. In the meantime, when one came to visit, one had to deal with a s**t can in the closet. Yes really. Well one day the s**t can rusted out as my grandmother was lifting it for emptying and...it emptied in the closet which was not what she intended! So she cleaned out the closet but in an effort to get rid of the stench she sprinkled it with apple blossom perfume, which Mom said made it WAAAAAY WORSE. To this day she can't *stand* the smell of apple blossom perfume :)10/09/2016 #28 Diane SchultzFirst, funny and inventive messaging. I first encountered at my husband's great uncle's farm. His daughter updated it and made it the nicest outhouse ever in remote Upper Michigan. Nevertheless, I could not think of using it having grown up with a modern convenience. You made me laugh. Thanks for great article.10/09/2016 #27 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat's one helluva sh*tstorm in a ...er...pee cup for sure dear @Kevin Pashuk! Lol...the analogies...! Puttin it right back where it belongs...right up the class. Working class ;) If i were to relate things here, a few decades ago, indoor plumbing meant bringing the sh*t home from the outhouse(s)...there were distinct ones for the housekeepers/servants and landlords. Colon-ialism again ;) The outhouse kept the bad smells and critters away from the living quarters. Water was and still is the cleaning agent with mild soap. (So much water right down the drain). Of course there were challenges and perils of using those places at night. Well it all has to do with our diet anyway...the way we need so much stuff today to keep clean and stay in hygiene. Our ancestors had none of these darned sh*tty issues or even the science of crapology to delve deep into, thankfully. You will never ever forget this one though. It is said that the diet of a certain sect of highly spiritual and spartan dwellers once upon a time, was so well balanced with veges, fruits, fibre and all...that when it came to nature's call, all they had to do was to go behind the bushes, do a semi crouch with palms on knees bent forward slightly, breathe in, apply a little pressure and shoot out the relatively inoffensive fibre enforced digested solid pelleted waste. Like the goats, but varying in size and colour and of course, volume! Ahh the benefits and goodness of such pure living! Applied to modern work and ethics, I'd just say what goes in is what comes out. I believe we need doers and supervisors more than managers and sh*tsturbers just making a career out of shi*tsturbance.10/09/2016 #25 Nicole ChardenetDon't tell me I don't know s**t. I know a lot more s**t about s**t after reading this s**tty post. And there *is* a more grownup point to it as well - spread the s**t disturbance far and wide. If you are on beBee, you are a s**t disturber. Embrace it. And share your s**t. :)10/09/2016 #24 Nicole Chardenet#22 Good thing you didn't live in ancient Rome. When I was in Ephesus years ago I saw an ancient Roman toity for men which was a whole *room* full of holes lined up along stone benches. Let me tell you, taking a public dump was a communal experience back then. Maybe even a social experience.
And just to make you shudder with horror, my brother researched this in his "History of Toilets" presentation to his son's class on Parents Day several years ago - complete with a Powerpoint with pictures - in which he explained that the ancient Romans didn't have toilet paper so there was a bucket of water with a sponge tied to a stick in it. You used it to wipe yourself, then put it back in the bucket for the next guy.
There, see? You learned something new today! You're welcome. Sorry about the nightmares this weekend. :)
Oh yeah, and point taken. I will share this on BeBee as well!10/09/2016 #23 Ken BoddieInteresting to see parallels between Canada and Oz, Kev. We also have an abundance of sh-t stirrers but my attention was drawn to the rural outdoors dunny or long drop, a haven in our case for the redback spider. These little critters can deliver a very painful bite and subsequent swelling and are also occasionally found indoors. Being a man of some caution when it comes to pain, I always lift the toilet seat for a quick look prior to settling down to read the newspaper. Better risking a nip on the hand than on the 'dangly bits' to which you so aptly referred in a recent terrorist swan tale.09/09/2016 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThis is a fun and amusing post @Kevin Pashuk. You're pretty good at stirring the pot and the proof is in this buzz. I believe we have a few good "effluent agitators", which is a good thing. We all can't portray ourselves as being on the same page all the time because we're not. This is good material for a hive?09/09/2016 #18 Aaron SkogenAh, the good ol' outhouse. Well, at least it wasn't a Norwegian two-seater. . .
"What a load of crap!" That is what I like to tell people when they tell me that "it won't work", or "we've always done it this way" @Kevin Pashuk View moreAh, the good ol' outhouse. Well, at least it wasn't a Norwegian two-seater. . .
"What a load of crap!" That is what I like to tell people when they tell me that "it won't work", or "we've always done it this way" @Kevin Pashuk. The only constant in life is change, get over it and embrace it, life is more fun that way. While I am guilty of getting complacent at times in my career, I am considered a full-on "effluent agitator", and happy to call bullshit when I see it.
This is no bullshit, a wonderful analogy and all around great post! Your an "Affluent Influencer" in my book man! Close09/09/2016 #14 Kevin Pashuk#13 I'm thinking of having t-shirts and other merch made up with the slogan "If I can't be an Affluent Influencer, I'm gonna be an Effluent Agitator!" How many shall I put you down for @Phil Friedman View more#13 I'm thinking of having t-shirts and other merch made up with the slogan "If I can't be an Affluent Influencer, I'm gonna be an Effluent Agitator!" How many shall I put you down for @Phil Friedman? Close09/09/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianLove it. If it ain't broke, break it! I've been known to stir the poop sometimes. It comes from being inherently lazy. I always keep a weather eye out for possible improvements. Early in my career, I had a boss who called me constructively lazy. I like that.
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