- Producer24/09/2017Traits of Rare Leaders There are rare things in life. Rare events Rare minerals and elements Rare talents Rare leaders Rare DiSC profiles- (DiSC is an acronym Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, or Cautiousness). Are there commonalities...
Comments27/09/2017 #189 Harvey Lloyd#187 Your interest in understanding humanity is refreshing. Many ways to explore, DiSC is one. But only one really pressing question, being a part of humanity is a journey and requires a map that is forever developing, did you build yours, or did someone else give it to you?
It would appear you are building yours with great care and consideration of the journey. Godspeed.27/09/2017 #187 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#158 Thank you so much, @Harvey Lloyd, for your wonderful and detailed explanation. You are so right. I viewed the letter From and word dominance in the way most see it in the world. However, I had never thought myself as a dominant (oppressive) kind of a person. So, I was a bit sceptical about the results (both same from two different tests). The traits that you explained, those of willing to face risks and be there for others are what I can associate with myself. The part about influence in the DI profile was something I had expected. I am feeling good and empowered by this entire exercise of learning about my DiSC profile and for that I would like to thank you and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.27/09/2017 #186 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#185 Please then in view of your comment read my buzz of today @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal:
Not in defense of leaders"
There are things in life that are uncontrollable. I hope you find in the buzz what would convince you of letting go sometimes.27/09/2017 #185 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#153 You are so right, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, when you say that we share similar traits. While reading your description it felt like you are describing me. The only thing is that I cannot seem to let go of control, I need to get everything thing done by myself and as a result I always have a lot of work on my plate. Delegating is something that I need to learn. It is an art which makes people like yourself true leaders in this world. I understand my deficiency and will certainly try to work towards it. Thank you so much for your comment.26/09/2017 #179 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#178 It is in small differences (to quote you 0.0001%) that may inflate with time and make the huge difference. Humans are complex and therefore subject to the the butterfly effects.
DiSC will help our words be understood. It is a communication tool. You have a sharp mind my friend.26/09/2017 #178 Harvey Lloyd#176 Keep in mind though that as leaders we have the overcome and adapt features. The second law of thermodynamics is everything is in a state of decay, unless a force is acted upon the point of interest. Leaders are that force and they know that momentum is what keeps decay away.
Understanding DiSC is how we create that momentum through communications, therefore extending the cycle of decay and need. We act on decay with our mouth first, then resources. DiSC will help our words be understood.
Weather we can't act on but only predict. We can reduce human losses or material losses but we cant exact momentum and change the course or severity. WIthin leadership we have that opportunity. Not always successful but the opportunity does exist.
My theory has always been the playing field is equal. Everyone has the chance to participate. The advantage goes, not necessarily the win to those who better understand the environment and players on the field before entering the competition. I am alway seeking a POV that gives me the .00001% advantage.26/09/2017 #177 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#175 You are a mind reader @Harvey Lloyd. Yes, many leaders may become the source of risk. I love your stepwise approach to tell if the risk originates from the leader or not. More importantly is your focusing on the DiSC profile as a source of wisdom. This point has rarely been mentioned and it is a topic on its own.. So much to learn from your comments.26/09/2017 #176 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#174 Thank you. You are correct. In fact, I find similarity between weather forecast and business forecast. Predictability is only approximate for short times, but it fails after a short while.
i haven't firmed up my conclusions. I am still exploring. Luckily, we may predict tornadoes with some time span to reduce their risks, but we can't eliminate their damage. Volcanos are more wicked and we have to mitigate their risk early on just in case they erupt. Even reducing risks may call for different strategies.
Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for highlighting the risk factor.26/09/2017 #175 Harvey Lloyd#161 From a outside looking in perspective at leadership we can use DiSC to predict a future from a very static perspective. If i look in the window today at leadership i can form a risk analysis based on my DiSC understanding. But next week i should see something totally different when looking back in the same window. This would indicate that DiSC profiles have gained new wisdom over the week and everything looks different from the window.
Over the course of a few weeks and window watching we should watch as the profiles work in a trust and understanding environment and evolve.
However if week after week we see the same style, no evolution of the team we can probably find the center of the issue within the leader who is serving their profile and not the purpose.
There are many reasons folks serve their own profile. Don't know any better, job atmosphere from top down is fear based, their need for safety comes first and then yours. Probably many more. I do belive this is why the C-Suite coaching industry is growing.
Looking forward to your next post, please tag me.26/09/2017 #174 Harvey Lloyd#161 I don't believe that DiSC is prophetic in and of itself. But as leaders we always find ourselves trying to reduce the risk within our choices. Sometimes with limited information.
Because we are the leader we must pull out our crystal ball and begin to align information past experience and team profiles to make up for what we don't know. Within this context yes the DiSC can be a part of that prophecy.
DiSC gives us one clear prophetic review of someone as the apply to whatever purpose the team may have. There are only two points we can observe, a person is operating from their specific profile needs or they are seeking to identify all of the profile needs that fit the purpose. The latter will almost always succeed over the former.
I call these out of control letters. They blind us to purpose and we work inside a limited sandbox. There are applications where this is warranted. Police, firemen, emergency personnel airline pilots, doctors etc. Most of these folks make pretty poor entrepreneurs and leaders accept in leading their profession.
Inside an organization though the letters gone wild folks are mavericks. They can help get things done real fast but can also destroy corporate culture. SOmetimes we need a maverick in the organization, to shake up stogy processes and show us we have become complacent. But a short leash is almost mandatory.
In considering your next post i would propose that DiSC is one tool in a leader's box of predicting risk factors in going forward.26/09/2017 #170 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeOne more suggestion for future consideration @Javier 🐝 beBee is sharing to hives. This buzz, for example, has no sharing on HR Managers Hive even though it is of relevance. May be to improve the sharing to relevant hives is by selecting tag (keywords) from the with recommendation for the suitable hives for sharing.
One more issue of sharing is duplicate sharing. Sometimes a buzz is shared on the same hive few times. May be an alert signal stating that a buzz has already been shared on a buzz will reduce the multiple sharing of a buzz on same hive.
- Producer27/09/2017Not in Defense of LeadersHumans have widely different behavior profiles. Some people show behaviors of dominance and influence in widely varying percentages. Other people have tendency for stability and are cautious and therefore fear change. Other people may be...
Comments28/09/2017 #53 Yolanda Ávila Márquez@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Today I remembered you when reading this article
''When it comes to judging the work of a company, a government or any other organization, the leader, charismatic, intelligent, and creative (at best) is often highlighted. But the reality is that most of the decisions that are made on a daily basis, from Google's business strategy to the goals of a neighborhood community, are the result of teamwork.
Do the groups have their own intelligence?''
There I leave that ....
Regards.27/09/2017 #47 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#46 one thing I want to say to you my dear @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. It is you make feel writing is worthy and therefore you urge me to continue writing. I love the noble way you express yourself. You have probed my mind by highlighting that the topograhy of teams is uneven. That you paused on this makes me very happy.
I am sure Proma that if your time would allow to read previous comments that your enlightenmeny would be more than doubled.27/09/2017 #46 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThis is indeed the buzz I needed to read, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You have described the traits of not only a successful leader but also an empathetic one using yet another extraordinary analogy. Sometimes, a checklist pattern is required to understand the do's and don'ts of any role. Especially for complex roles. You wove a beautiful story like checklist for successful leadership. So easy to understand, process, and hopefully implement. The line, "The leader expects deviations because he/she realizes that the topography of the team varies." inspires me to understand and accept that everyone won't be performing at the same level but to make the best out of the situation using smart delegation (with respect to our last conversation over your last buzz). Thank you so much once again, for these gem of buzzes.27/09/2017 #44 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for another opportunity to look at how to approach the complexity of human nature and the impact of change. In the following paragraph regarding leadership, I believe you include all crucial elements that provide for the best framework for leadership; adaptation, awareness of our sensory engagement with others and our environment, creativity and responsibility. "The leader also adapts his communication styles as deems necessary and develops a healthy attitude. For this reason the leader uses all senses to probe people and therefore is available for help whenever needed. The leader appreciates creativity and welcomes new ideas. The leader has no pride in admitting mistakes and taking responsibility for them."27/09/2017 #43 Harvey Lloyd#40 You describe what i call successful leadership. The watching of a young team member who is gathering confidence and then when ready takes the point. I have then succeeded in quality leadership.
Driving when necessary and stepping back when warranted.
You have a great view of the process. @Joanne Gardocki27/09/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#40. I am privileged indeed that the buzz drew such a high quality comment from you @Joanne Gardocki. I shall be lying if I do not admit that your comment spurred two ideas in my mind. Yes, the quality of comments is amazing.
You raise so many interesting points. One point is take leadership for granted. Fish take water for grsnted. Only taking fish out of water will make them realize the value of water. Leadership is not different.
Your writing liquid leadership is so inspirational and I can just now right a buzz on it. What liquid? How viscous is the liquid? Is it a liquid crystal? Just to keep my reply short I stop here. @Debasish Majumder you should feel proud for your contributions.27/09/2017 #40 Joanne Gardocki#4 #5 #13 #28 Wonderful buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, it is already off generating comments in a life of its own. The sun sparks growth. I felt a twinge at "homogeneous" as relating to "group think" which you addressed. In terms of leadership making sure the entire team hears the same message and is focused on the same vision I absolutely agree with "homogeneous." @Debasish Majumder, I love the aurora borealis metaphor. The light excites each atom or molecule in the atmosphere to dance in a unique way. Which leads me to comment that we are all connected in a web of life; magnetic attraction, glowing molecules, growth, sunburn, are an indication of things we can't see. A great leader knows influence ebbs and flows like breath through the team. The position of leader will eventually pass to another. Liquid leadership allows those with the most useful skills to come into the light and shine in the most advantagous moment. Most of the time we take sunlight for granted, good leadership could be seen the same way.27/09/2017 #39 Susan 🐝 BotelloGreat article @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! So many thoughts are provoked to have a conversation from this...my mind is having a conversation of its own and I have a lot of work to do today. Reading your articles tends to send my mind adrift with thoughts. Thank you!27/09/2017 #37 Harvey Lloyd#36 Your context was missed. I was referring to the team dynamic and purpose. Individual team members do fall of the grid due to personal circumstances. In private you can support their efforts to overcome, through paid leave, reduced loads and the network will pick up their slack as they are valued member of the team. I agree and practice these concepts.
I was, i guess, reading your comment as a team member who is uninspired and unmotivated as a matter of habit not situation.27/09/2017 #36 Lisa Vanderburg#33 I gratefully stand corrected @Harvey Lloyd. I have seen many a good leader bolster a member when they are going through tough times. That's what I meant by my #10 comment; the top leader reflects their light upon the middle or team-leaders, this in turn delegates further some that someone, carefully chosen, reflects that light on that light to re-kindle workers in doubt, crisis or mis-understanding. But, I have never run a company over more than 15 or 20!27/09/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 you amaze me with yojt great examples dear @Debasish Majumder. I darevsay thst I have never appreciated your comments to the high level I am appreciating them now. You inspire me. As rightly @Harvey Lloyd mentioned in his following comment #33. A leader can't create glow, but he can increase the glow if it is already there. Youdid
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Comments09/08/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.love your post and the key message, my instincts tell me this: "Our poem bee Debasish makes beBee more beautiful every day"
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Comments09/08/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a bee that makes us more aware of the world around us; read beBees most wonderful bee Debasish!09/08/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.we need to care more for each other, yes!
- Producer18/07/2017UNITY, AFFINITY AND SYMPHONY, THE TUNE FOR PRODUCTIVITY WITH LONGEVITY.People always love to focus on ‘I’ I cannot understand, why? Apparently they pretend to embark on ‘We’ Though they truly do not penchant to remain wee! Nature honestly reflects the gravity of ‘We’ Where conglomeration only...
Comments18/07/2017 #10 xx xxTime has a quality, when you frame an event in time you impart some of this quality to the event. A good example; "I'd rather be a lion for one day then be a sheep for a thousand years." The quality that time imparts to this statement can be thought of as very valuable for one day and not so much for a thousand years but notice this connection to control. Does the lion have any more control than the lamb? What if we have deceived ourselves and it is behavior and not control that ends up mattering. The lion goes about being a lion and the lamb is always sheepish, control is the illusion, neither ever really had control, they had a role to play. A dance of mutual expression, framed in time. Light does not experience time, we are creatures of light.18/07/2017 #7 xx xx"During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
"To this war of every man against every man, this also in consequent; that nothing can be unjust. The notions of right and wrong, justice and injustice have there no place. Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.
"No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death: and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."
Hobbes18/07/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.yes, roar, with the mindset of a lion you can move mountains!
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Comments17/07/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.He is back, leaving us with a great feeling. No psychosis, we will all gain by his presence. Honey profit! Welcome back Debasish.17/07/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.welcome back wonderful poet @Debasish Majumder!!!
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- Producer02/07/2017High-Heeled BrainsI shared my previous buzz here on LinkedIn. It drew the following comment from Dr. Ali H Higgi. The comment is as is, but with minor editing for typos. "Ali Anani, PhD Thoughtful and highly articulate articles like this make me truly miserable...
Comments28/09/2017 #45 Isabella M Wesoly#44 It is always a buzz to be in your portals @Ali and re science, certainly agreeing that the attention given to science is lacking, although Dr. Brian Cox seems to have generated more appeal in recent years. I am inspired to create a cartoon of Newton under an apple tree, with the question 'what is really happening when an apple falls on his head?'. Even the most ludicrous answers contain seeds of thinking, science can also be a route for entertainment and entertainment a route for science.
Footballers for sale? Whatever happened to 'the match'?26/09/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 nice to see you back commenting @Isabella M Wesoly. Yes, experiences are great teachers and the young generation has the right to experiment. I walk the way with you regardless of what shoes I wear. More important for me is talking to you.
I don't blame the young generation for they know what brings them fame and money. We expose them to footballers. But how much attention do we give to scientists in comparison? At least the generations have the right to see other activities to which they may be drawn to.26/09/2017 #43 Isabella M WesolyHow important is a pair of shoes to town/city dwelling teenagers? Most wear them with pride and even a brand loving statement, but for anyone who has something worthwhile to say they may also be subtly telling us 'walk a mile in my shoes!'. I was just discussing fashion trends with one of my youngest daughter's friends and he said how he'd 'wondered will I wear the same clothes as those older men, in their 70's or 80's, that I see each day?'. He spoke specifically about blazers and polished shoes to which I suggested that when he reaches that age 'trends will be different', probably totally new materials and possibly weather conditions or environment will be different too. One thing is for sure, the older generations look at the younger as if they have less wisdom and as true as this may be, they must have shoes! How else will they gain experience in this journey of life, without 'blisters of false recognition'?
Must we experience the less or non-important before we know the value of something for sure? I feel so.
Thanks for the email 'poke' @AliAnani @BeBee, it is always a pleasure to engage with your 'buzz'04/07/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 Thank You and you made my day with your comment @Jerry Fletcher "Once again you have met your objective to stir the minds of your readers and to have them, in turn, stir others". Not only because of the genuine praise, but more by the fact that you give "idea collisions" a new meaning in my mind.
You bring in a new concept balanced life and I mean the idea of "The balance of choices". This is an eye-opener and I am not releasing it of my mind easily.04/07/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 "We can choose how we want to feel, but when the mind is a prison, it can be difficult for people to believe that choice exists". This is beautifully expressed and is relevant to the idea of "Capacity for choice" that @CityVP referred to in his previous comment. @Tricia Mitchell- I wish you would also respond to the comment of Manjit #29 . I feel new ideas are crystallizing out.04/07/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 "In order to preserve our innate capacity to choose, then less becomes more in this regard" This is very true dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Our reminding us of the barefoot metaphor and new shoes metaphor are apt. I like your term "choice capacity". How humans vary in this capacity and what factors are involved? THis is a worthy topic which I am going to pursue. Again, this is deeply reflectd in your writing "We are the products of our fashion rather than the fashion of our mind". Social pressure finds a meaning in this powerfull and observative line.04/07/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaI think the intellectual brains are not given the kind of praise and recognition they deserve. Can anyone imagine a dean featuring on the celeb magazine's cover page and being treated like one. They are still considered as the ones preparing the great personalities by remaining in the back room. When we read the work of great personalities and intellectuals we would than realize their importance in the contribution towards the betterment of society. Only readers could value that. I think Sir Ali that the moot problem lies in the awareness and the lack of reading habit among masses otherwise they wouldn't have been treated less than soccer players.04/07/2017 #32 Jerry FletcherAli, Once again you have met your objective to stir the minds of your readers and to have them, in turn, stir others. The many facets of humanity make the choices less than obvious. Some of us are of an intellectual bent. Others wind themselves around money like a dragon in a gilded lair. Some yield to their athletic abilities. A very few combine all their capabilities to find what these days is called "a balanced life."
As I see it, each of us is a combination of genetic pre-disposition warped by nurture and nature. It is a far distant future when we will be able to scan the code of an infant to be and modify it to fit someone's idea of what is right and then control circumstances to get the "required"result. I, for one, pray that day never comes.04/07/2017 #31 Tricia Mitchell#25 I agree @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee that many need to awaken/educate themselves, for they have lost their way. You wrote, "...we need to educate people and make them aware of the choices they have." I guess there is the option to choose not to be aware of one's choices.
"How many people know their priorities well enough to make the right choices?" - If I was playing devil's advocate Ali, I would ask what constitutes "the right choices"? Right for the individual or right for the collective? Does it go back to your Against Authenticity post? Right choices according to whom? The State? The Family? The Individual? The freedom to choose?
If I was going to take this in a spiritual direction, it's a free will universe. If we come here to learn spiritual lessons, is whatever we choose right for us, in order to learn particular spiritual lessons, even if the choices are "wrong"? No answers, just asking questions.04/07/2017 #30 Tricia Mitchell#24 Thanks for the follow @Sara Jacobovici which I've reciprocated. I used to interpret for a Deaf art therapist in a high secure forensic psychiatric hospital (reading your profile & your interesting career took me back). Thanks for clarifying. Yes peace resides within. We can choose how we want to feel, but when the mind is a prison, it can be difficult for people to believe that choice exists. Thank you for answering the call to share your views Sara03/07/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe are all walking in a social shoe shop and that is why we have personal brand, because it matters how we walk and the style of our talk but outside this branded place we get to know how the boots of well conditioned authority shall kick us if we should have the audacity to think.
The social shoe shop is the unfortunate reality rather than the road far less traveled to renaissance reality. So as @Sara Jacobovici says "existential quality of our innate capacity to choose is there" but the social shoe shop decides who gets the kicks and who gets kicked and how that gets modeled first on the human conditioning cat-walk.
We are the products of our fashion rather than the fashion of our mind.
In order to preserve our innate capacity to choose, then less becomes more in this regard. Are we willing to be well heeled with the price tag that this comes with? Or do we take a tip out of the barefoot way and choose a way of walking that only the few will want to take? http://www.littleecofootprints.com/2014/09/benefits-of-barefoot-walking.html The barefoot metaphor is the one that the many will look down upon as they try a new look and new fit in the social shoe shop. No shoes and you don't get to play.
The barefoot metaphor frightens people where as new shoes metaphor makes people easily pleased. Are we not easily pleased?03/07/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 I am responding BEFORE reading @Sara Jacobovici response to be neutral. "...exhausted by economic and educational deprivation, even if you stuck a signpost to that space, they may not be able to step outside of their life circumstances. Yes, I am in agreement with your statement03/07/2017 #27 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#22 I don't disagree with you at all @Sara Jacobovici on "It exists outside of education or economic status. It exist outside of life circumstances. It is existential". It is being aware of the right choice to make that where many people fail to do. Do you agree?03/07/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#21 @Tricia Mitchell- Yes, and your comment explains exactly why we need o educate people and make them aware of the choices they have. How many people know their priorities well enough to make the right choices? You open the horizon of the discussions wide open
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Comments02/07/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.so much delicious honey produced by you, wow!
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Comments22/06/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg#6 I would enlarge a bit upon what @Pascal Derrien has commented. Indeed all professions have their bad eggs, mine included. But the problem with the world of coaching is that it remains an unregulated profession, globally. Candidates are not screened, there is no universally accepted curriculum and no pre-qualifying evaluation. There is in fact no licensing and ongoing evaluation of standards. This is of great concern since many of these unqualified individuals, unscreened for potential personal psychopathologies, are engaging with clients and working with very personal emotional issues. I have personal experience with this issue, since I have been training coaches for several years. I have needed to become very selective as to who I train and accredit. I refer you to an article which I wrote a while ago in this regard - see https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/drowning-in-snake-oil22/06/2017 #13 Ian WeinbergThanks again @debasish majumder for reminding us of the bigger picture of life. It is unfortunate that it takes the dying and the dead and indeed any great loss, to bring us back to a sober and authentic reality. The real journey that we need to undertake is inwards, not outwards. And as we approach a space of authenticity, our external world naturally begins to manifest more sustaining values.21/06/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wow love this one!21/06/2017 #6 Jordan Sands#5 I am one of those ' so called life coaches ' . I also study astro physics so, yes. I understand this article. Do not be quick to judge all life mentors with the same brush. I work extemely hard to help my clients lead a better life. Open your mind. Never judge a whole group with the same ethos.
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Comments19/06/2017 #10 Tausif MundrawalaThe entire description about blood was remarkable. The inquisitive buzz like this have always caught my attention and have never restrained myself reading and commenting on it. You reminded me of, Manto- the writer who never restrained himself of telling the truth in the form of stories. You are a wordsmith my friend, @debasish majumder and have never hesitated to pen stories on complex subjects like these.18/06/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.mmmmmmmmm what a story @debasish majumder, well told, books are smiling at you
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Comments15/06/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeSaddened terribly by this story and I feel the tragedy of our lives. How easy it is to kill is amazing. If people would only realize how much effort the parents made to grow up their lonely son only to be knocked dead on the head. As @Pascal Derrien View moreSaddened terribly by this story and I feel the tragedy of our lives. How easy it is to kill is amazing. If people would only realize how much effort the parents made to grow up their lonely son only to be knocked dead on the head. As @Pascal Derrien pointed out "...on the dark side of mankind". Close
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Comments14/06/2017 #15 Savvy RajTouching! .... Nature is like a mirror, reflecting through my wavy shadow about the ups and downs I am experiencing in my life! I wonder how it intricately attached with me. Appreciate this very poignant piece of writing .
Waves and ripples all a dance in this circle of life! . Sharing it on Life and Living14/06/2017 #14 Cyndi wilkinsIn my darkest moments I have always gone to the sea and submerged myself in the arms of nature...She can be cruel as well as she is kind...but in the quietest moments I hear her voice.."Come home and be healed."
Very powerful piece @debasish majumder...thank you for sharing this piece of you....13/06/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.yes nature is mystic! thank you @debasish majumder for honoring nature with your beautiful art work13/06/2017 #11 Ian WeinbergThanks for sharing @debasish majumder indeed I believe that there exists a greater connectivity with a timeless-spaceless energy space with which we resonate. And so we fluctuate with its eternal rhythms and consequences, having very little influence upon its physical manifestations. It remains for us to develop awareness for the greater dynamic, to derive fortitude from challenges and seek new opportunity by transcending the mind state of despair - for through resonation, despair begats loss and further despair while optimism and hope begats innovation and fruitfulness.
- Producer10/06/2017TREACHEROUS IMAGINATION!Today, being very hot and humid day, not only I, rather all are feeling extremely uncomfortable and exhausted which resulting them to lose their temper in a trifle account. Mercury level has risen to 41 degree Celsius which is not the normal...
Comments11/06/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.this is a magnificent perspective, yes all what leads to growth is part of a bigger story, well done @debasish majumder11/06/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you dear @debasish majumder. You touched my heart with your buzz. The quote that you have on the background image says about growing in a dark side. Trees do that and in fact the parts that are shadowed grow faster than the parts exposed more to sunlight. SOmetimes being in a shadow allows us to grow more. But, as I commented somewhere else, I feel your stories make us see real life examples of people who grow on slopes and cliffs and the challenges life imposes on them. This story is a perfect example of what I mean.
- Producer06/06/2017CHOICE OF FANTASY!Aloke screamed at his wife Soma, ‘Quickly arrange my lunch dear. Afterwards, there will be no time for me to eat. From 2.30 P.M., I will be watching cricket match in the television. Don’t you know how important today’s match is? We have to win....
Comments06/06/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @debasish majumder- if at home we have varying interests then how about the society? I have different interests from my family, but I learn a lot from these different interests. However; I agree with you on people slitting into major camps because of sports. This interest has turned the attention of many youngsters to sports because there is money and fame (and ...). It amazes me that one soccer player makes a year more than thousand professors make at universities. Not only we are splitting societies and relationships between neighboring countries, but also we are igniting hatred and grudge.
Your story is a great example of what I mean.
- Producer30/05/2017ENIGMATIC HYDROGEN!What we are craving for? We may be confused and express our mental state with abhor Not knowing the matter In its state to comprehend its clatter We cannot see in our naked eye atom Can we dare to fathom its availability in our...
Comments02/06/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.awe, fallen in love, forever, with nature
- Producer30/05/2017CRY OF THE FETUS!Ramen is anxiously walking in front of the corridor of the labor room of a rural health center, praying God for a boy child. Four consecutive delivery, Ramen’s wife Ramala delivered girl child which immensely vexed Ramen. Being uneducated, he...
Comments30/05/2017 #9 Ian WeinbergThanks for this absorbing narrative @debasish majumder Yes indeed, the ways of the universe are infinite and we, insignificant beings, are like corks upon a stormy sea. Only through understanding, clarity and gratitude can we achieve some degree of acceptance of the Great Dynamic.30/05/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I see it as a beautiful reminder that each life counts, thank you @debasish majumder30/05/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @debasish majumder- a sad story not in India, but all over developing countries. The parents responsibilities grow with time and earning of adequate incomes to meet the increasing social hysteria are becoming unbearable. How could university graduates get married without the help of parents. WE made business out of marriages. How many marriages fell apart because of debts inherited from meeting social jealousy-based demands? The frightening thing is that these demands never stop escalating. More tragedies shall come. It is an unfortunate reality.
- ProducerINTRIGUING LIFE!Sarama, a girl of her mid-thirties, works as a domestic help to number of houses, majority of them are from affluent class and offers handsome financial package to her as remuneration from which she maintains her livelihood. At a very tender age,...
Comments28/05/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.love this one, full of wisdom, please combine them in a big book of all your stories!!!!
- ProducerMANUFACTURED DESTINY? A CONUNDRUM!A place, extremely remote rural area, where nature has endowed her all bounty along with flora and fauna, making the place an alluring one, precisely for the beauty being dispensed eternally and abundantly by the nature. The place is being...
Comments25/05/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.agree with @Pascal Derrien it happens in real in parts of the world, but you have written in a masterful way
- ProducerOBITUARY OF GRATITUDE!Once I have been asked While having an encounter with fracas With an agitating bent of mind A man, hailing from human society being entwined Reaching to higher echelon with gleam Ignoring people, who sent him to such elevated...
Comments22/05/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beautiful! there is something about gratitude, whenever we tap into it, we shift and see things in a much different way @debasish majumder
- Producer19/05/2017Part Three: You can take science out of philosophy, but.....Image credit: Wikipedia .....you can't take philosophy out of science.* INTRODUCTIONIn a discussion that was taking place recently on beBee, Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee wrote; “…the many buzzes that we inspired between us I shall not be...
Comments28/05/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici#19 Welcome back @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Great question! I am influenced by things that take place around me and my internal experiences. My "core"/self identity remains the same. In other words, I do not change with the changes. I am an observer and I am able to pause, and consider my response and interaction. Thanks for kick starting the thinking process. Hope you had a great trip!28/05/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI have just arrived from Turkey and the first thing I did is read this super buzz by dear @Sara Jacobovici. This is an extremely worthy buzz and is full of great definitions and examples of spontaneity. I have paused on this part "The “who” I am engages with others and the world around me in the same way; it is the situation that changes, not me". This is a challenging situation for me. Do I change with changes around me? Can I be "fixed" person with all the changes surrounding me? This is a matter for serious thinking. I hope that readers would reflect on it.20/05/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici#15 I appreciate and "get" your comment and the expanded perspective @Harvey Lloyd. Great "call to action": "Please disagree, i enjoy the discussion as we either merge our perspectives or merely share a different one. Exploration of perspectives is the true border of discovery." Agreed! (pun intended)20/05/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd#8 I agree with your disagreement. When we look at spontaneity from the perspective and definition you prescribed. I am quite the visual person. Maybe acutely. I don't see one playground but many. You aptly described the various playgrounds we can find ourselves and others engaged. Judgement, apathetic criticism and the others. For me i cant be on one playground and act as i am on another. The judgement playground keeps me from the playground where spontaneity can happen.
If i say yes to something, what am i saying no too? Was a profound question put to me by a mentor who wanted me to understand that in the presence of yes/no, judgement or the other features you pointed out what is being obscured or being said no too?
It is from this perspective that i look at the critical features that zap spontaneity and say that if judgement exists then spontaneity will be difficult to achieve. Everything that is seen or discussed will have to satisfy the judgment criteria first.
I also want to say that i am defining spontaneity with a very fine scope of seeking wisdom or answers to current questions. Not frolicking and being spontaneous for detachment purposes. So again i take great liberties with definitions, and often assume everyone got a copy of my dictionary.
Please disagree, i enjoy the discussion as we either merge our perspectives or merely share a different one. Exploration of perspectives is the true border of discovery.20/05/2017 #13 namita sinha@Sara Jacobovici ..I find this post , a rare amalgamation of aspects of physics, psychology and creativity , all interwoven with your efforts and clarity of thinking , to make a free flowing article - easily to understand and assimilate .. This post has illuminated the idea of "Spontaneity"..with such brilliance, that I now understand the act of Spontaneity as a rare gift, one of great value and essence in our overall existence ! Valuable insights and a writing for keeps to be referred to even in future ! Thanks !19/05/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador@Sara Jacobovici, I am delighted that you took the time and effort to expand on spontaneity. It's posts like this that bring even a broader understanding of a thought-provoking subject, while it is fresh in our minds.
I agree the definition of spontaneity is open-ended, presenting food-for-thought thus the reason for a most interesting chain of comments.
Thank you for bringing this post to my attention and I am on my way to Part Two.19/05/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici#6 I always look forward to a @Harvey Lloyd comment. I find your comments unique and thought provoking Let me just say, I am not into the compartmentalization of learning and definitions of words. Learning is a lifetime process and we learn as long as we have an open mind and a passion to learn. The rules of grammar, so to speak, can be helpful at times, as tools, not as a substitute for thinking. I love how you move nouns into verbs. This inspires me to look at words through movement. I once wrote about how the verb "to allow", in fact means not doing anything. So here is a verb that moves towards stillness. Now, to the topic at hand, as @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee reminds me, disagreement is natural and adds to the discussion. So Harvey, I have to respectfully disagree with your description of spontaneity as providing us a "playground of otherwise off limit areas of our brain when the rules are in play." I think the cessation of destructive criticism, suspension of judgment, censorship, and even fear, are some factors that contribute to our having the "freedom" to be in the space of that playground, but that playground does not exist because of spontaneity. That playground comes from our innate ability to explore and be curious, and our sense of safety that we developed over time and with experience, to identify the boundaries in which that exploration can take place. Thank you for contributing to "extending and growing" my thinking.19/05/2017 #6 Harvey LloydVery interesting points concerning how we take liberties in expressing and expanding a definition into a concept. I would ask for forgiveness as i did not attend any higher education so i do take great liberties in defining words.
The fractal nature of our being tends to define a ridged existence along certain paths that give us a reflection. Ergo @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA question. The one of control. Spontaneity provides us a play ground of otherwise off limit areas of our brain when the rules are in play.
My definition of Spontaneity does step outside the box of Webster too describe the outcome and journey. What spontaneity can lead too, if you will. One of my faults is carrying nouns into the realm of action. I get called on it from my dictionary happy educator friends. By doing so though i am not tied to the definition myself, but can grow out from it. This is confusing when i take a noun and drive it down the road to a conclusion that presents the word as a verb.
In taking a crack at Chris's question i would submit yes that spontaneity is a state of mind, represented in action to others, and a choice. I also believe that we don't find success, success finds us because of this state of mind. A play on words? Maybe? I see many people looking, who are unprepared for success and i see many who are creating an environment where success will visit. Depending on which of these views you accept will have cause and effect on your spontaneity.
Thanks @Sara Jacobovici for extending and growing this concept of understanding our paradigm.19/05/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici#4 If you forgive mine.#3 Your question, as always @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA, is a wise one. Everything you say is right; spontaneity has a lot to do with personality and yes, there seems to be a contradiction in the concept of having "a deliberate control over spontaneous behaviour." So first, re personality. I see this as a reinforcement to spontaneity being an ability we develop as we mature. Our initial mode of operation is very impulsive. Only when we begin to develop a sense of time, to delay gratification, to understand stops and starts, and so on, do we choose, based on our personality type, to be more or less spontaneous. The contradiction is more of a paradox; spontaneity is time bound. We either make time for spontaneity or not. Because by the time we can be spontaneous, we have more control over the "when", we are then able to be "free" within the constraints of time. Thanks for your valuable contribution to this discussion Chris.19/05/2017 #3 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SAThanks for this very illuminating expabsipn to the duscussion @Sara Jacobovici. I found your expert articulation of the differences between impulsive and spontaneous behavior and fully resonate with your explanation. Would you then say one has deliberate control over spontaneous behaviour..."I will act spontaneously tomorrow" for example? This would appear to be a contradiction in terms but seems logical given your explanation that spontaneity lies within rational adult conciousness.I had always assumed that spontaneous qualities were a product of personality rather than of tge exercise of ones will.
- Producer15/05/2017EXTRAPOLATION OF SUCCESS!‘What you are writing Ramesh?’ Ramala asked. Ramesh replied,’ you won’t be able to realize.’ ‘If I cannot realize then what is the point of writing? Uselessly wasting time! Do something, out of which I along with our kids could understand and...
Comments15/05/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIt is unfortunate that many gifted writers and artists are not appreciated while they are living. They miss out on the rewards of their hard work whether it be appreciation or financial gain. @debasish majumder, your post sends a worthy message that we need to live in the now and to show our appreciation for one another.15/05/2017 #12 Ian WeinbergGreat narrative @debasish majumder While it is true that many a 'shining star' of inspiration has only been fully appreciated after their passing, we need to still acknowledge the need for value contribution in this physical dimension. Value contribution can be defined as 'making something better than it was before engaging with it'. And so we need first to contribute value to ourselves - aspiring to personal creativity and being the best that we can be. And then contributing value to those close to us or dependent upon us. Finally, contributing value to the extended environment. This incorporates 'balance' - balance of creativity versus duty.15/05/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@debasish majumder you are a book of honey bee, what a wonderful post. Thank you for your gift.15/05/2017 #8 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"We live under clouds, which sometimes close and make us gloomy, and sometimes open to give a glimpse of the glory beyond. It is vain to be impatient and angry with this; resentment will never scatter the mist or disperse a cloud, whether it be in the world revealed by the sense, or by the spirit." ~Alfred Rowland, "The Clouds: God's Angels of the Sea," in The Sunday Magazine (London), 1884.15/05/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@debasish majumder- you wrote in this compelling and heart-saddening story "Few weeks later, out of Ramesh’s best novel, which eventually appeared to the stand, helping Ramesh to emerge as a new star in the domain of country’s literature". I can safely tell you that you are equally qualified t be the same. March on
- Producer11/05/2017The choice to be "in" balance.Image credit: Pinterest Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee phrased the core question of his buzz, Going to the Extreme Effect, in the following way: "Why then go to the extreme when we could...
Comments11/05/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici#1 #2 Thank you for your added value to this discussion @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and excited to see where you are heading with this. Just a quick gut feeling note (may be out of context to your questions); movement continues to take place in stillness and as long as we continue to sense the vibrations connected to movement, we can continue to move.11/05/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePart 2
Of special interest to me is also the quote of Roger Cole "Being stuck means there is no movement; we have stopped making choices. They only "way" to get us moving out of the stuck place is to choose to move".
Now, you bring a new issue dear Sara and I think this is the theme of my next buzz. The issue of plants for they don't move. Do they have choices? Are there choices in stillness? Do we move if we lose our senses? If so, are plants also senseless? If not, when can we have choices in stillness?
You provoke my mind again. I see the Ideas Natural Polymeric Chain forming up.
I am honored not only to be mentioned in this great buzz; but also for the way you connected my three of my buzzes together. You make me feel that you were the author of these buzzes. Sara, you are truly amazing.11/05/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePart 1
@Sara Jacobovici- I shared this buzz on three hives and to my followers. This isn't because I am mentioned several times in this terrific buzz. This is honorable to me; more honorable is to be mentioned in such a high quality buzz.
Some people think that being in balance means death. This untrue in dynamic balances because they allow for choice and movement. The tendency is calling for going to extremes so that disruption would occur. I repeat here that we can have emerging solutions in a dynamic balance. This is more feasible and less destructive option than going to the extreme. This is what I tried to explain in my last three buzzes. Therefore, your writing "Balance, on the other hand is a process rather than a place in which we strive towards equilibrium; we are more in alignment with our responses, we have more options available to us, and our responses are less impulsive and less destructive". This is reinforced in your writing towards the end " Possibilities are created when we are in the process of balance, when we are open to seeing that we are in a place of choice".