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- Producer21/03/2017Don’t just look for a Mentor: Develop your Personal Board of Advisors!"You need a mentor."If you're like most working professionals, this is one of the first pieces of advice you heard around college graduation or upon landing your first job. (Stressed out at work? Get a mentor. Not sure how to navigate office...
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- Producer16/03/2017Revealed – the Top Five Problems Holding Back Coaches, Consultants and Business Advisers from Success with Social MediaOf course, how you define “success” with Social Media is entirely up to you. No two consulting and coaching businesses are the same, so it’s important that before you dive into Social Media, you decide what you want it to do for you.And therein lies...
- 16/03/20179 Reasons Why Your Social Media Isn’t Attracting New Speaking, Coaching & Consulting Clients – And What You Should Do About It9 Reasons Why Your Social Media Isn’t Attracting New Speaking, Coaching & Consulting Clients – And What You Should Do About Itwww.linkedin.com I was asked recently by a journalist if I could boil down ‘successful use of Social Media’ into a half dozen bullet points. I did so, yet...
- 15/03/2017Speakers, Business Consultants, Coaches & Professional Advisers - Read nine ways your Social Media content is turning away new client enquiries...Social Media for Speakers, Business Consultants, Coaches & Professional Adviserssocialmediabootcamp.site Social Media Strategy for Speakers, Business Consultants, Coaches & Professional...
- 03/03/2017That delicate task of facilitating with raw eggs when moving people from bitter to better.Facilitating Change Moving from Bitter to Betterwww.spectrain.co.uk Facilitating Change Moving from Bitter to Better. Facilitation is a little like holding an egg, a balance is required to maintain a safe...
- Producer27/02/2017Is Pasta On The Wall Your Social Media Strategy?Have you ever thrown pasta at the wall to see if it sticks? If it does then it is done, if it doesn’t it needs to cook more. Are you doing the same thing in business? Trying everything you can to get more clients or sales? Trying every type of...
Comments27/02/2017 #2 Robert C. Stern#1 Exactly @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman The whole part of Social Media is to have engagement. If you are not planning your strategy in the same way, how can you affectively get what you are looking for. Secondly, you don't have to be on ALL of them. Pick the top 2 or 3 that have your niche customers on and focus on those.27/02/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThere are so many social media platforms out there, it's difficult to select what will work best for one's needs. Setting up a strategy is a plus so valuable time is not wasted. Your post is very timely and I feel research can be very beneficial so as not to be bogged down with too many sites that don't serve the purpose.
- 23/02/2017I'm new to BeBee and welcome all business connections. I'm an HR consultant working with small to medium businesses. I recently did a two-part series on diversity and ageism in the workplace (see Part II link below). Thinking of ideas for my next blog post. If any subject is of particular interest, let me know. Thanks!The Blog and Musings of Andrea D. Trent – HR Maven At-Largehrbizpartner.net
Comments23/02/2017 #5 Marisa Fonseca DinizGreat article. It is a worldwide tendency to recrimination by age, worse when there are certain outdated concepts in thinking that all professionals above a certain age are lazy or resistant in developing new learning or tasks.
Here in Brazil happens the same problem, that is, until the age of 25 you are too young and inexperienced, after the age of 40 you are considered too old to have good job opportunities.
I have a company and most of my employees are in the age ranges listed in the job market, but contrary to what most HR experts say, I have a very productive team and everyone, both young and old, interact very much good.
- Producer19/01/20173 Essential Life Hacks for FreelancersThe workplace wellness market is worth a whopping $41 billion.With no boss in sight, corporate wellness is an employment perk that freelancers give up when they go solo.Freelancers are time management ninjas — doing everything from marketing,...
Comments25/01/2017 #13 Karan Johnson#11 Hi Jared,
Thanks for the kind welcome message and sharing my posts in so many hives. Being a newbee, I didn’t even know that some of them existed. I’ll be checking them all out.
I’ve just had a look at Twilight and I wish I came across it before, as I would have tested it and mentioned it in my article.
I think sleep is a work in progress for most of us :)
A huge thank you again for taking the time to read my article and for sharing it.25/01/2017 #11 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSHi Karan,
Great first post on beBee. Welcome!
First things first, for welcomes, I'm sharing in the beBee Interviews and Introductions hive.
I love life hacks! There's even a hive for that. Lots of great tips here...
For posture, I'm sharing to the Egoscue Method hive. I often get back pain from sitting at a desk all day. You might check it out. Covers the exercise and HIIT aspects to, hopefully.
For "me-me" time, have you heard of the Miracle Morning? Sharing there too. Gratitude and reflection are so key. Dang, could share in the Tony Robbins hive too!
I'm still working on sleep. But the blue light helps. f.lux seems similar to an app I've been using called Twilight.
Great stuff! Sorry for the delay. Thank you for sharing all this!20/01/2017 #7 Karan Johnson#3 Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it does take a deliberate daily effort to do non-business related things that make a difference to my health. I can only imagine the challenges that your husband faces managing his IT Consulting Company.
It’s great news that he can take holidays more often. A break can do wonders for recharging the batteries. Thank goodness for remote working and competent employees :). Yay, to him exercising at his home office! Please let me know how he gets on using f.lux.20/01/2017 #5 Karan JohnsonHi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich you’re so right about the ease that bad habits can be created. I must admit that I worked from my bed or sofa when I started freelancing. I think I was slightly rebelling against anything desk-related, as I spent years sitting in an office :).
Neck strain was a sure-fire sign that I needed to change my ways.
Like you, I now have a simple set-up (a desk and chair) that is much more ergonomic. So yes, good posture is absolutely a big part in keeping ourselves well when working from home.20/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat tips @Karan Johnson. I think it's cool that you recognized what is important and works for you in order to be highly functional without getting ill or having a break down! Because my husband runs his own IT Consulting Co. he doesn't have a choice many times with regards to determining good times to not be on his PC. I will have to relate to him about f.lux you wrote of above, that may help him when he has to be online late at night. He used to take small vacations every 2-3 years but now he can go and not worry because he can work remotely if an issue comes up and he's trained his employees to do much more than they were doing when hired. He related to me he's been taking breaks in his office and doing exercises (his home office, that is). Thanks for this!20/01/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht#1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich If I understand what you are saying; I am an agreement..."practicing" optimal static and dynamic posture/movement through spacetime is so very vital for the ultimate ride of a lifetime; and it doesn't require any special "functional furniture"...Jacob hurt his his leg after climbing a ladder to heaven and getting ina scuffle with an angel/velvet rope bouncer.
All because instead of sleeping flat on the ground, he felt he had to rest his head on a "rock pillow"...a most unnatural sleeping position for proper oxygenation and avoiding disruptive episodes of apnea.20/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWellness while freelancing is crucial, @Karan Johnson, because it can be so easy to work in an unstructured manner and create bad habits.
Posture is a big thing to pay attention to, and it can be easy to use regular relaxing furniture with all our smart devices, but I know I am more focused and productive when I practice structural integrity while working. I have a completely bespoke set-up that almost guarantees good posture.
It is a bunch of random bits of furniture, but they are all at the appropriate heights to enable me to not force myself into strange contortionist positions. That is a very crucial aspect of wellness while working from home.
- Producer14/01/2017Toblerone's Not So Sweet MoveThe Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that chocolate maker Mondelēz International Inc. is changing the famous Toblerone chocolate bar's dimensions. Don't panic, the iconic triangular shape remains; however, the gaps between the high and low points...
Comments16/01/2017 #3 Praveen Raj GullepalliInnovation has many faces. This is an ugly side of it. Am sure similar stuff is happening with many other products globally, with dedicated teams working on newer and more devious ways of short-changing customers. If you can't cut cost, cut quality-quantity, eh?14/01/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.the very act of making a move - change for the better - is always allowed!
- 06/01/2017Do your Tin Men need oiling, your lions have crippled courage, your scarecrows lack confidence? Lots of learning in leadership lessons from The wizard of oz:Leadership Lessons from the Wizard of Ozwww.spectrain.co.uk Leadership Lessons from the Wizard of Oz - More Training Wizardry from...
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- Producer14/12/2016Role of a CoachIn what follows, I attempt to explore and expand on the role of a coach using 10 examples of coaching competencies, i.e. skills, attitude and attributes with a concise rationale for each.A coach is a facilitator empowering the client to achieve...
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- Producer24/11/2016So is it time for a new breed of consultant?Undoubtedly the matter of how we make a living now is quite different compared to even a decade ago. Consider this also: intelligent machines may well prompt a 30% loss of current jobs over the next twenty years. Is this a bad thing? Only, if you...
Comments26/11/2016 #13 Deb🐝 Lange#2 I agree with your 10 attributes - Creativity, Social Intelligence and Global Knowledge were identified by IBM as the 3 top 3 capabilities by 2020. These are different capabilities that require being with uncertainty, not knowing, seeing new patterns emerging in complexity. The old style Consultant, had known knowledge they shared with someone who didn't have access to that knowledge. The new Consultant is a co-creator and a collaborative problem solver who works with the present state and what emerges.24/11/2016 #12 Phil Friedman#9 Irene, I agree, as well, that we are in the midst of a growing transition away from the historical model of long-term, full-time employment toward one of limited-term contractual employment. However, I think it a mistake to conflate the situation in respect of upper-level execs cast out of FT employment with that of middle and lower level people joining the ranks of unemployed. Highly paid top level execs often have the option of joining the ranks of business owners and entrepreneurs (not the same thing, BTW) whereas middle and lower level people will be seeking to reinvent themselves as consultants and contract workers. I submit that it is important to recognize and understand the differences and nuances. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/tips-for-successful-consulting ) Thank you, Irene for expanding this important conversation. And thank you, Ron for initiating the discussion. Cheers!24/11/2016 #7 Phil FriedmanYou touch on an important topic here, and in so doing will hopefully encourage further conversation. I am somewhat confused to your reference to now as 2015. Perhaps a typo? And I do not see how the "FTEs" of whom you speak are going to transition to being instantiatins of your recommended model, which really amounts to being entrepreneurs with top executive authority and responsibility, including the provision of what you call "angel investment".
I personally believe that the major transition will be from FTE to limited term contract employee -- which is not the same as being a consultant. Thank you for opening an important conversation. Cheers!24/11/2016 #3 Harvey LloydI would say that the biggest change that has happened over the last fifty years is information float. From days or even months, information is now nearly instantaneous. This will pressure your "5th should". I would think that any leader seeking coaching, consulting or input from an outside source is probably wrestling with information overload. Your points give focus to an otherwise difficult process. I would say though that these points would work internally as leaders work through change management in their own organizations. Great insights, @Ron Goddard.
- 03/11/2016If you have an interest in startups, valuable experience to share, and an established network, a board advisory role might be right for you. Here are some tips for those considering startups as an alternative or supplement to their current career -What you need to know about being a board advisor for a startupthenextweb.com If you're thinking about pursuing a board advisor position, here are five tips from my own...
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