- 05/12/2016As more and more jobs require - and will require - a solid level of digital skills, European Commission have launched this week the Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition. Your company or institution can get involved too! Check out: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/get-involved-digital-coalition
- How to bridge the gap between sales and marketing.The Sales Director & the CMO: A Special Relationship | ExchangeWire.comwww.exchangewire.com The relationship between the sales director and CMO should be among the most cohesive parts of a business. The importance of creating a seamless digital...
- 04/12/2016“Radical hope anticipates a good for which those who have the hope as yet lack the appropriate concepts with which to understand it.”
We often limit what we believe is possible based on what we see around us.Radical Hope: Philosopher Jonathan Lear on the Paradoxical Seedbed of Courage and Cultural Resiliencewww.brainpickings.org “Radical hope anticipates a good for which those who have the hope as yet lack the appropriate concepts with which to understand...
An New York Times review that sheds some light on Leadership.In ‘Arrival,’ the World Is Saved by Wordswww.nytimes.com The film’s unconventional hero has a lesson for real-world...
- 04/12/2016Joseph Murphy: Change your Thoughts, Change your Lifecorygalbraith.com Joseph Murphy is not a household name. But what he had to say about the way our mind works has the power to change your life literally overnight. Murphy, who died in 1981, was an ordained priest,...
- ZDNet speaks to five CIOs and gets their best practice tips for avoiding burnout.Working in tech? Five tips on avoiding burnout | ZDNetwww.zdnet.com Exercise, mindfulness, and more: tech leaders explain how they take some of the pressure...
- Producer04/12/2016Leaders and Dogs chasing Squirrels I was going through the photos on my iPhone the other day. First, I should say I am glad I set up albums – apparently I take a lot of pictures. As I was looking through the millions of photos of Buddy, my Boston terrier, who recently passed, (yes, I...
Comments04/12/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams"Now why did I think of the Wall Street /government relationship when I read this: :-)
"Now, when there is a pack chasing the future, and everyone is feeding off each other’s energy, it usually seems like the squirrel will be caught. Then, the pack gets impatient. Some of the chasers stop, and some take detours when they see a slower squirrel. The chasers are bound and determined to catch a squirrel, and soon even the guides are allowing them to take complete and unobstructed control."
An excellent analogy Ray. I've always seemed to become involved in process or reporting improvement projects in my jobs. Can't help it, if I find a better way to do something; I will. The problem; Those confounded squirrels dangling from the limbs. The leader dogs get all excited, lose focus, and start jumping up and down wanting to try for different squirrels.
In the case of choosing some BI software, and after 3 false starts, I finally said; "I don't care what package you pick, just pick one and I'll make it work, I swear I will, if you'll just pick one!".
- Producer04/12/2016Hack Your Brain for the Ultimate LifeThere is increasing proof that the mind is more powerful than we realize. We can think our way to financial success, rewarding relationships, and even good health.Medical researchers now say that in many cases, a placebo - a pill with nothing in it,...
Comments04/12/2016 #1 AnonymousThere is so much being written about this subject matter today and I find it very uplifting. In this buzz, you've gotten to the 'pulse' of it all - and in very practical terms, with very practical examples on how to apply it. Very nice! I am sharing this in the Sanctuary hive as well as on twitter.
- 04/12/2016Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. - William Butler Yeats
Keep growing today!
- 04/12/2016A little solace ... for trying times
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I seeAmazing Grace - Peter Hollens feat. Home Free Grab Amazing Grace on the Christmas album w/ Home Free Here: Physical Signed CDs: https://peterhollens.com/albums/ http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PeterHollens...
Comments04/12/2016 #7 Anonymous#5 Well said @Kevin Pashuk. It is true, grace is often misunderstood within the church walls. And I agree, grace and love is something that is quite personal and may have nothing whatsoever to do with religious or church affiliation. (FYI: I was blessed to be able to visit Zanzibar and walk that slave route and visited the old dungeons where those slaves were held. It was chilling.)04/12/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk#2 #3 Thanks for including me in on this John and Irene. You've picked two hymns that are special to me, and I regularly play contemporary versions of them.
The power in the words demonstrate a faith that transcends religion, In the case of John Newton, a complete turn around and repentance from his life as a slave trader, and in the case of Horatio Spafford, a deep trust in God despite an incomprehensible loss. Interestingly enough, Spafford's church relegated the tragedy to judgement... showing that even back then the concept of grace and love were misunderstood by organized religion of the day. (Don't get me wrong... I do attend church, but one that understands the concept that judgement is not our job)04/12/2016 #3 Anonymous#2 Welcome John, I love the old hymns. And I truly love the background story to Amazing Grace. Another great hymn I adore is 'It is well with my Soul' and it too, has a very touching background story: Listen to a current version of the song here: https://youtu.be/zY5o9mP22V0 and here is the background story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Is_Well_with_My_Soul. @Kevin Pashuk
- If you’re unsure on how to create a social media strategy that connects meaningfully with your customers, keep reading for the steps to success, pitfalls to avoid and several ways to add a little personality into your account.Discover How To Be Successful On Social Mediawww.business2community.com Most of today’s population has at least one social media account where they connect with friends and family as well as their favorite brands. In order to reach your audience in a direct and...
- Producer04/12/2016Why Trump's Call Gives Taiwan a Chance for Independence in 2017With the U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump, speaking with Taiwan's president on Friday, a 37 year tradition has been broken. Foreign policy is complicated, and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's congratulatory phone call may have angered China....
Comments04/12/2016 #1 Dean OwenThis is just a daft and potentially dangerous blunder. Fortunately Beijing blames Taiwan, who instigated this congratulatory call. The US and the World has too much to lose if Trump does intend to pursue this potentially dangerous avenue. I was actually surprised at the restraint Beijing has shown following the call, but assume they perceive Trump as a clown with very little understanding of world affairs.
- 04/12/2016My favorite group of Introverts at Quiet Revolution has these thoughts on finding meaningful work.The 4 S’s of Meaningful Work - Quiet Revolutionwww.quietrev.com Advice on what to consider when you approach retirement (don't retire!) and how to find meaning and purpose in your everyday work...
- Producer03/12/2016Negative Influence of Modern pop music on our brainDelusion with Music Is it the true notion when something displays beauty & pomposity with the softness that would be a positive subject to attraction model ? Or there's a bigger operator with it's own theory to control the terms of...
- Producer03/12/2016Imaginations are a terrible thing to ignore Wouldn’t it be great if we humans could program our minds to dream of practical things? My answer - hell no! Although I believe many wish they could. In this information-driven world, we can learn so much today that we had no concept of yesterday....
Comments03/12/2016 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks for more excellent business advice, Ray. I concur with your points: imagination and vision are critically important to business success, fostering innovation, and market disruption. Kudos to you on becoming so a prolific beBee blogger. You really hit the ground running, as they say. Keep buzzing, my friend!
cc: @Javier beBee @John White, MBA03/12/2016 #2 Mohammed Sultan@Ray Stasieczko. Great Article with solid examples.We should not let our fluid intelligence to run in uncontrolled directions .Our imagination should be put in a proper business context that insures mating of our creative ideas.When mating our thoughts and ideas,our imagination can elevate our thinking beyond UBERING or any first obvious solution.Org imagination that disrupts the daily routine of the people is often resisted.Our imagination stretches our thinking by not stop asking what's next after we have been UBERED.It not only will release our thinking from past captives,but also determine the extent of our future capacity and the width of our creative domain.
- 03/12/2016It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows. - Epictetus
Be open to learning something new today!
- 03/12/2016You will learn from leading practitioners, in their own words, and get the inside scoop on actionable tips and tactics that can be applied to your business. The goal, simply put, is to take some of the mystery out of Sales Ops.The Sales Operations Playbook by Sales Operations Professionalsresources.datanyze.com Top Sales Operations from Uber, Fastly, MongoDB, Pendo and more discuss Sales Ops best practices. Learn how to organize your sales team, choose reports that matter and evaluate sales...
- 03/12/2016It’s your sales weekly roundup for November 27 - December 3. This week we’ve got collaboration in enablement, increasing email prospecting rates, finding growth amid disruption and trends in 2017.Sales Weekly Roundup: Enablement, Prospecting Rates & Sales Growthwww.salesforlife.com This week we’ve got collaboration in enablement, increasing email prospecting rates, finding growth amid disruption and trends in...
Comments04/12/2016 #34 Michele Williams#33 Thanks, @Lisa Gallagher. A meet & greet in NYC is a great idea. I know what you mean about the cold in PA. You have great live buzzes of your locale. Here's one in case others missed it: https://www.bebee.com/content/941954/902854 . I bet this park is even more beautiful in the snow!04/12/2016 #33 Lisa GallagherNice video, glad you were able to meet up with @Matt Sweetwood @Michele Williams! I would attend a Bee Meet & greet in NYC! I only live about 7 hrs or less from NYC. Michele, I probably would have been dressed like you, I live about an hour and a half SE of Erie Pa.03/12/2016 #30 Michele Williams#17 @Irene Hackett, that's a good point. The connection between social media and face-to-face on bBee is unique. When I was in SF last May, I didn't stop by linkedin. Of course, @Juan Imaz ans @Javier beBee did and took pictures to prove it! Here's a trip down memory lane: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/sec2sv-startup-europe-comes-to-silicon-valley03/12/2016 #29 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#23 I have a Toshiba laptop that is 6 yrs old. I bought the extended warranty when I purchased it. The hard drive went kaput in a year and a half. Toshiba replaced it for free under the warranty. I bought a new HP laptop because I wanted a larger display. I was going to sell the Toshiba but decided to keep it for when I travel. I downloaded the Win10 update and all is well. I feel I have a reliable backup laptop, just in case. I run Edge, Chrome and Firefox on all of our computers but I prefer Firefox.03/12/2016 #25 CityVP Manjit#24 The whole basis of disruptive innovation is for new entrants to fill a space which the big player has left open, so that fits well with a no-frills approach, but reputation for quality is a design gamble because that reputation is proven over time. The Built to Last frame applied to the dotcom boom when most startups planned on being acquired by a big name player, which is called Built to Flip http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles/built-to-flip.html - ultimately maker mentality needs to be greater than marketing mentality - and as more people hear about design thinking and maker movement http://time.com/104210/maker-faire-maker-movement/ - perhaps the future may shift more to customer focused quality determination than the shallowness of product focused hype.03/12/2016 #24 Deb Helfrich#23 Ironically enough, I still use my 2004 Fujitsu XP laptop, although I did take it off the internet, so it is for writing only.
I cannot stand the obsolescence craze. I had my first 2 phones for 6 and 7 years each. This last android stopped functioning optimally a few weeks after it was paid for, which is why I can't create live buzzes.
There is a real opportunity for a company to build lasting electronics - and for just good enough software - 97% of users only need Word97. Quite a large majority just want their computers to work and would pay for the security of them working rather than for flashy new stuff.03/12/2016 #23 CityVP Manjit#21 Hi @Deb Helfrich & @Franci Eugenia Hoffman - the good news is that I originally thought it was my operating system at fault, until @Mamen Delgado mentioned that the video does not play on Safari.
I bought my IBM laptop back in 2004 and I saw no reason to to ditch my laptop which is testimony to the quality IBM applied - but that means that for last two years I have maintained Windows XP, so that is probably the constraint on my Firefox (which is up-to date).
When Lenovo acquired the IBM Thinkpad brand in 2005 I wonder how many Lenovo's I would have had to replace - because whatever and whenever I buy a new laptop - I guarantee no manufacture dares to build a product that can last over 12 years. I am sure obsolescence is now built into machines - just as Microsoft need users like me to upgrade quickly.
It also shows me that 64bit on Windows 10 is just an insane amount of luxury that to date I have not missed out on - though I realize the days are now numbered in how long I can continue to use Windows XP and a part from the odd script errors - it is cute and nostalgic to still be on 32bit.
The fact that Google Chrome works OK, means I no longer miss out on beBee video buzzes. I will sad to retire my tried and trusted IBM laptop and 12 years for a laptop is triple a life-time in dog years.
- 02/12/2016Date: Wednesday, December 7th; Time: 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST;
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- 02/12/2016Driving Sales Success This Quarter, This Year, and BeyondDriving Sales Success This Quarter, This Year, and Beyondhbr.org Focusing only on the short term leads to...
- 02/12/2016SOUND OFF!
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- 02/12/2016Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a #focus. - Alexander Graham Bell
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- Producer02/12/2016Getting your team over the 1st DysfunctionMore often than not, I hear horror stories from the workplace. Once you get behind the public face of an organization, and back behind the green curtain, the stories emerge.Dysfunctional teams.Broken bosses.Low performance.Non-existent passion.Toxic...
Comments03/12/2016 #6 Ken BoddieLooks like some interesting reading, Kev. Another post of yours that I almost missed, due to a hyperbolic increase in producers and the absence of the long promised obvious 'STING' solution. I'll be ordering a copy based on your recommendation, and on the assumption that you aren't getting a kick-back from the author. 😂
Funnily enough, the throttle for change with the organisation where I work tends to be the IT department. If anyone asked me the two things I'd address to achieve better change management it would be the following:
1. Increase staff numbers in IT; and
2. Ensure IT development operates without being distracted onto operational patch-ups such as "why's my screen not working?"
Sound familiar, Kev?03/12/2016 #5 Sarah ElkinsThat looks like a good book, @Kevin Pashuk, I'll order it today. That trust stuff is tricky, don't you think? It's something that can be built among people; and is easily & quickly lost through miscommunication and lack of follow up. Too many people ask the right questions, but then do nothing with the answers they receive. I'll let you know my thoughts on the book after reading it!02/12/2016 #3 Paul Kearley 🐝Nice post @Kevin Pashuk. I especially enjoy it because I am in the process of being a 5 Behaviour coach. I do it in concert with my work in the DiSC personality process which very nicely completes the cycle of getting the right person in the right position and then teaching them how to connect with the rest of the team.
- 02/12/2016And as the threats morph, so too must our own defenses. Welcoming spaces can no longer be unguarded ones.
The Ohio Statehouse and government buildings on Capitol Square have received much-needed upgrades: metal detectors, turnstiles and more. They were long overdue.
But nonprofits -- schools, houses of worship, museums, and universities -- need similar protections and efforts.After OSU attack, more government-supported security upgrades critically needed: Howie Beigelman (Opinion)www.cleveland.com The attack at Ohio State University is a wake-up call about the need to be prepared for attacks on now-largely unsecured spaces at universities and other nonprofits. More needs to be done to secure them, writes Howie Beigelman of Ohio Jewish...