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  1. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    17/01/2017
    Bert Purdy
    Stupid Workplace Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy
    www.linkedin.com Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order. I understand the temptation. As my company has grown, so has our...
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  2. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    13/01/2017
    Bert Purdy
    How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Longtime Employees
    switchandshift.com You and your longtime employees have gone through a lot together. You’ve developed a special bond as the company evolved, and you might even hang out together on the weekends. What if one of these individuals began underperforming or acting dis...
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  3. ProducerLucia Napolez

    Lucia Napolez

    12/01/2017
    How to Build the Right Team
    How to Build the Right TeamIt’s not about closing. It’s about opening.Last week I talked about how I learned to work a room, and how important that skill was to propelling my company forward.One of my epiphanies regarding this revolves around the idea that working the room is...
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    Lucia Napolez
    12/01/2017 #2 Lucia Napolez
    #1 Yes Devesh, I agree! I foster a strong sense of loyalty to my team. Together we're building a strong foundation to work from so having a good balance of respect and open mindedness are also key traits to acknowledge on this topic as well. :)
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Anybody can stand the heat, question is whether you can convince them to stand the heat for you.
    It aligns more with your value alignment and opening accounts rather than closing deals.
    Or you find them through affinity :)
  4. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    10/01/2017
    The Smell of Disengagement
    The Smell of DisengagementThe couple got engaged and then disengaged- what happened? The employee got so engaged in work and then got disengaged? What happened? The people got engaged in an environmental issue and then disengaged? What happened? The investors got...
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    Ali Anani
    12/01/2017 #36 Ali Anani
    #34 I do appreciate your feedback @Zacharias Voulgaris
    Ali Anani
    12/01/2017 #35 Ali Anani
    #33 I am glad that I tagged you dear @Sara Jacobovici for you expanded wonderfully on the comment of dear @Amina Alami
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    12/01/2017 #34 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Very insightful and to the point! Thank you for sharing
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/01/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 Thank you to @Ali Anani for bringing your comment to my attention @Amina Alami. It is great to see the same words being viewed from a different perspective. I find our perspective of the value of newer or older employees, their degree of freshness in relation to their engagement very important. For me it brings up the complexity of the sense of smell experienced from the view of the "ventilation" system of the environment. If newer employees come in with a fresh smell only to be prevented from "blossoming" (referring to Dr. Ali's next buzz The Butterfly Effect of Passion) in a well ventilated environment, they may temporarily engage and will either leave their current environment or become older employees still engaged in spite of losing their fresh smell. They adapted to the environment producing the same low quality smell, rather than either leaving to preserve their freshness or contributing to the environment by breathing fresh air into it. Thank you Dr. Ali and Amina for the opportunity to engage in this dynamic discussion.
    Ali Anani
    11/01/2017 #32 Ali Anani
    #31 Thank you dear @Amina Alami for writing a profound comment. If you would read the comment of @Sara Jacobovici then she also offered her explanation of same paragraph. Fresh employees may disengage easily. This is a paradox of its own because freshness means to me they are still fragrant and yet they ae the first to disengage. You make me think deeper. Thank you
    Amina Alami
    11/01/2017 #31 Amina Alami
    This article is astounding Ali Anani! You so beautifully stated," this was a refreshing smell of disengagement. What a paradox!" In my humble opinion, the young and fresh employees may disengage easily, even if they smell right, when their company doesn't practice leadership development programs and mentoring to keep them fully engaged. On the other hand, the wrinkled employees, even if they may not smell so right, they could still be fully engaged if they finally found their fulfilling job.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/01/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd
    #21 Yes, the mentoring word is what we speak. Expectations are designed and built by many aspects of our life. We all need that feeling of confidence and in most cases with our next generation that confidence has set up expectations that are unrealistic. I can say this was the case for myself and the many i have discussed employment with at our firm.

    Could we make the statement, expectations developed on poor understanding will always produce poor engagement.

    @Jared 🐝 Wiese you have interpreted my comments and extended the discussion into new realms. My conspiracy theory might be that we are placing a large portion of our hiring expectation on education. Given this we now assume "soft skills" are present. We judge our newer generations with this in mind.

    I'm not a ridged fan but none the less a fan of Maslow's hierarchy. Soft skills allow us to self actualize through experience. We cant gain experience unless someone engages us and our expectations will never shift. The individual experiencing this will struggle through out their career and many other areas.

    Just a few minutes a day, or changing how we interface with others could increase another's opportunity for success. But in the end each individual has to choose their path. So as you say they need to be released.
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #29 Ali Anani
    #23 You have a reason to ask dear@debasish majumder- but would the artist be happy with his work if soon it tumbles down or breaks into pieces?
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #28 Ali Anani
    #22 What to say except that your comment is deep and spot on dear @Mohammed Sultan. In few words you explained a lot. Thank you
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #27 Ali Anani
    #21 I hope @Harvey Lloyd would read your comment @Jared 🐝 Wiese. I love the idea of engagement vs expectation.
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #26 Ali Anani
    #20 Upper management not adhering well- you really summarized the concept of the buzz remarkably well @Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani
    #19 @Sara Jacobovici- you hit the nail on its head by writing "The glue has to permeate the surface while it is still wet before it will take hold; it needs time to make itself felt". Your comment is truly the synopsis of the buzz. Your comprehension is again very impressive.
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #24 Ali Anani
    #18 Yes and you read my mind @Sara Jacobovici. I expected you to comment on this paradox being "The Queen of Paradoxes". I am still pondering on your explanations of it.
    debasish majumder
    10/01/2017 #23 debasish majumder
    lovely insight sir @Ali Anani! but, i am bit confused, how far an artist bothered about glue, when he is only focused on his creative inclination? will it be sensible to be bothered about glue, instead of being absorbed with his creative frame of mind? besides, i believe, quality lies with his creation, not with mere ostentation with its eye catching form. content is the soul of his creation, not the mere form only. it is equal to the metaphor, that we must judge from one tree to judge about the entire forest and its beauty and attractive quality is the only determining factor to gauge the potentialities of its distinctive dispensation, for which it eventually make sometimes epoch making presentation! however, intriguing post indeed sir. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/01/2017 #22 Mohammed Sultan
    One of our main tasks is not to build a single charismatic leader with a smell of fragrance,but to build a whole organization around its own fragrance.
    The beauty of the organizations with enduring smell begins when they build internal and external organizational streams that will never dry,going up and down and in all directions causing no wrinkles.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/01/2017 #21 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #12 Harvey, I think I see what you mean - even from a big business perspective ;)
    I have mentored and trained many college grads and new hires. Interesting ties to this discussion.

    Some are there for a paycheck (expectation) while others want to fit in and move up (engagement).
    Some you can tell something once and they not only do it but run with it and expand on it. Others, eventually don't "fit in" and are fired.

    This is why, when I interview people, I put more "glue" on the soft skills: expectations ("So, what's the pay and when do I get YOUR job?!") and attitude ("Ask not what your [company] can do for you";), hunger and thirst, ability and desire to learn and contribute to the team.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/01/2017 #20 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    This resonates so well: "Wrinkles form when the top layer dries faster than the bottom layer or when top layer is applied on a contaminated surface. The top layer in organization is the upper management. If the upper management interest in the organization dries up then the glue that bonds the organization together."
    Great metaphors! I've seen so many upper management come in and - let's say - not adhere well. They are soon gone like the wind, with those who are more engaged and dedicated feeling the breeze.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 2/2 Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing my attention to @Harvey Lloyd's comment and thank you Harvey for the mention. I will take a couple of lines from Dr. Ali's buzz to reflect on expectations and engagement. Dr. Ali writes, "Not all glues are the same [and painting] the "organization wagon" with low quality paint will lead to all sorts of problems..." You both touched on the "fit" or shared vision. If the leader, who is the glue, is best suited for a certain type of surface or purpose and the team members or staff are made up of other "stuff", it will not lead to engagement. The glue has to permeate the surface while it is still wet before it will take hold; it needs time to make itself felt. And the quality of the paint, or the investment in the company, whether time and/or effort, will determine the quality of the environment. Unfortunately, some leaders are "blind" to the impact they have on their environment and its influence on the rest of the people involved. If their focus is away from the results of the poor quality of engagement, they will only experience the outcome when things begin to "fall apart". As always, gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to engage at this level of quality!
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 1/2 Another expanding and provoking buzz @Ali Anani. I am sure you were waiting for me to comment on, "This was a refreshing smell of disengagement. What a paradox!" I do find this remarkable, a refreshing smell produced the behavior of not engaging. My gut reaction would be that there may have been mixed sensory messages; on one hand the refreshing smell but on the other hand the visual/tactile message of the plastic covers of the books that may have given the signal of "do not disturb".
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #17 Ali Anani
    #16 You are a very wise man dear @Mohammed Sultan. Science is in agreement with your comment. People give the sense of smells different meaning. THis issue is a buzz on its own. The smell paradox is in action because giving different meaning to smells lead to different emotions and thoughts and actions accordingly. All your examples are in alignment with these research findings.
    I might write a dedicated buzz on this issue. Thank yo
  5. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    06/01/2017
    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com What would you tell your boss if you could tell them anything? Here are ten things every employee wants their boss to...
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  6. ProducerJudy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    05/01/2017
    Your Email New Year’s Resolution: Sound Positive
    Your Email New Year’s Resolution: Sound PositiveNo matter what the haters say, email is still the most efficient form of business correspondence. I mean, cent-for-cent, is there anything that come even close?The problem with email is, you don’t know how you sound to the receiver. Or the receiver...
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  7. ProducerMarcel Wilson

    Marcel Wilson

    03/01/2017
    Why you should avoid hiring squeaky clean executives
    Why you should avoid hiring squeaky clean executivesHow many executive photos, profiles or bios have you seen where the person had their sleeves rolled up, doing the hard work 'in the trenches' with their team? I imagine, not many!The truth is that in many cases, our society has crafted a very...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    04/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    I saw your quote, I asked a question and the response of relevance and survival did not ring with me.
    I was thinking, I dive for myself or I dive for someone else, I don't dive for the ocean, we don't owe each other anything, we just benefit from the interaction, the reward thing and the struggle for relevance, I didn't relate to it.

    But this post of yours with the same quote, I relate to it, I have enjoyed reading it and I like the message.

    I look forward to reading more posts from you.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Interesting perspective on being an executive by @Marcel Wilson
    Marcel Wilson
    03/01/2017 #2 Marcel Wilson
    #1 Thank you Lisa
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "If you consider yourself an executive, ask yourself...
    Am I truly prepared to do what I have asked my people? " Good read @Marcel Wilson
  8. ProducerLindsey Patterson
    7 Employee Retention Misconceptions
    7 Employee Retention Misconceptions1. "Increased Pay Always Means Increased Engagement"Managers often incorrectly believe that strong pay translates to strong employee retention. The reality, however, is that that often couldn't be further from the truth. Money doesn't always...
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    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #1 Robin Barton
    Believe it or not, my jobs have never been about money for me, even at a younger age. I always cared about doing a great job and helping my customers. The only reasons I have left jobs is because of a horrible boss or work culture, or I could see the company wasn't doing good and I better skedattle while I had the chance.
  9. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    27/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    How to increase the attention span of a 36 year-old
    intentionalemployee.com If your attention span needs some work, there are some things you can do to manage it. Do you really need to increase your attention span? Not...
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  10. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    27/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Trust Issues: What Happens When You Trust Your Customers
    switchandshift.com It is hard to have a positive relationship with someone you don't trust. When you don't trust someone, it's hard to believe they have your best interests at heart. Without trust, there can be no true partnership. The thing most of us don't real...
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  11. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    26/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    7 tips to successfully facilitate a group discussion
    intentionalemployee.com Have you ever been given the responsibility to facilitate a group discussion? There could be three or 20 people. Here are seven tips to be...
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  12. ProducerLaine Schmidt

    Laine Schmidt

    20/12/2016
    4 Ways to Get What You Want for the Holidays
    4 Ways to Get What You Want for the HolidaysI’m not talking about ponies, or iWhatevers, and I’m speaking directly to those of you in the workforce. Your Holiday Wish List for the office, for your business, for the future of your career might include new technology or a bonus from the...
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  13. ProducerRay Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    09/12/2016
    The Door to the Future
    The Door to the Future Pioneering a new path forward only happens when the pioneer actually walks on the path. Over the last few years many organizations have witnessed many changes. The organizations whose past successes brought them to the door of the future are finding...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    09/12/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    I believe as we talk about methods of communication and distribution, i agree. I don't however, go along with these two disciplines as the sole source of the future. Being genuine, leading with purpose and fundamentals are all a part of moving forward. I am reminded of Wiley Coyote running so fast in a cloud of dust off the cliff.

    I dont disagree that the speed of sound is what it appears like when we look at the macro picture. One may even believe they are missing out on growth and relevance. But with just the smallest microscope we can see that few success stories exist compared to the many that use this approach. Many articles posts and commentary exist about the businesses that seem to drive through this speed of sound approach and win. I would venture to wager that the number of failed businesses in the last 5 years is equal to the number that don't exist from 1955.

    I am seeing a growing amount of independent coaches, trainers and consultants pop up to guide folks who walked through the speed of sound to success (Wiley Coyote). The reason is at the speed of sound we don't pick up the nuanced skills required to deal with critical thinking issues. I have watched many of my small business friends who caught the magic carpet of entrepreneurship and called me Ward Clever as i cautioned them about the speed at which they were committing to risk. The Tortoise and the Hare is still a relevant story. Some made it and i was happy for them, a large percentage did not and left their families, finances and futures in ruins.

    Move as quickly as you can towards success but understand it's not what you know that gets you its what's waiting ahead and you don't know. You will need a growing skill of critical thinking to manage ever larger unknowns of tomorrow.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    09/12/2016 #1 Elizabeth Bailey
    So agree with this. When is it that we become so proud of the past we don't look to the futur?. As a VA I have to stay relevant, it is our job. Quite glad really because manual typewriters were hard work.
  14. ProducerAdam Weedy

    Adam Weedy

    08/12/2016
    What is Leadership?
    What is Leadership?Leadership is a rare thing. After 15 years in corporate America I look back at all of the speeches that I’ve sat through as a salesperson and very few of them stand out. In fact, there is only one that I remember with any great degree of clarity. I...
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    Adam Weedy
    05/01/2017 #6 Adam Weedy
    #5 thanks Dorothy!
    Dorothy Cooper
    05/01/2017 #5 Dorothy Cooper
    I am so glad that I read your mind and the article. Leadership is like that philosophical argument " if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it does it exist."
    To me, I recognize leadership and then I listen. Thanks for your post! I will share on twitter.
    Adam Weedy
    09/12/2016 #3 Adam Weedy
    #1 Well John, I agree. In fact, that is an astute, succinct comment as any I've read on this piece. Thank you.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    08/12/2016 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I always found that leadership, true leadership has nothing to do with title or function it is a mode of life that is often self sacrificing for the benefit of the sum.

    Leadership in my mind has always been about identifying and filling needs that benefit the sum.

    Anyone making decisions based on the some is not a leader they are a manager or authoritative function with a title.
    John Prpich
    08/12/2016 #1 John Prpich
    What's interesting Adam, is that there is an unusual fine line here, between being a decent human being and being a leader. Tell people how important they are, speak plainly and give credit where credit is due, isn't that what decent people do, regardless of their status.
  15. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    05/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    The Nuanced Truth about True Happiness at Work
    switchandshift.com We all want to feel good and true happiness is the answer, right? Well, according to Harvard Medical School psychologist, Dr. Susan David, it’s more nuanced than “happiness equals goodness.” In Dr. David’s book Emotional Agility, she writes, “T...
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  16. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    05/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    How to use the power of intention to get what you want
    intentionalemployee.com Did you know you can use the power of intention to get what you want? It's not easy but it is simple. Being intentional makes all the...
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  17. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    05/12/2016
    Bert Purdy
    How to motivate employees in six easy steps
    intentionalemployee.com Do you know how to motivate employees? Discover 20 characteristics of motivated employees and six actions to motivate...
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  18. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    25/11/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Why Are You Recognizing Employees in the First Place?
    switchandshift.com Many companies and organizations set themselves up with recognition and reward programs aimed at recognizing employees without putting thought behind why they do so. To quote Simon Sinek from his thought-provoking book, Start with Why: How Grea...
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  19. ProducerBarbara Berger

    Barbara Berger

    22/11/2016
    What Happens When You Follow Your Heart to Work?
    What Happens When You Follow Your Heart to Work?Does your heart know that you are supposed to be somewhere else?A man I know followed his heart to his current job. It’s a place where sadness and reality and love and fear and kindness and illness and strength and peace all mix together.Genuinely...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Welcome to beBee, @Barbara Berger. You are going to find a lot of people who are genuinely engaged in building deeper relationships around here.

    I wholeheartedly agree that a well-lived life is one where you just keep following your heart, being exactly who you are. It is about living with purpose, having a meaning, and that makes all the little daily bumps fade away as quickly as they arise.
  20. Noah Carmichael, MBA
    A few tips on how to deal with aggressive co-workers.
    Noah Carmichael, MBA
    Tips on Dealing with Aggressive Co-Workers – Inside Executive 24/7
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  21. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    07/11/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Work is Hard, and Working Harder is Not the Answer
    atworkjax.wordpress.com One reason for the dearth of opportunities, he argues, is that we’re training workers to do the wrong things and to do things the wrong...
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  22. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    07/11/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Need a Break? Ideas for a Digital Detox - Lindsey Pollak
    www.lindseypollak.com From a digital detox to weekend days off, sometimes employees need to set boundaries to protect their down time and achieve an appropriate work/life...
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  23. George Touryliov
    Here are the Big Seven -
    George Touryliov
    Top 7 Qualities Employers are Looking for in Candidates
    theundercoverrecruiter.com Every employer has had experience with both good and bad employees. For this they all have a pretty good idea of what they want more of. Here are the big...
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  24. Heather R. Younger, J.D., CCXP
    My latest post on the Customer Fanatix blog
    Heather R. Younger, J.D., CCXP
    Which Came First: The Employee or the Customer?
    customerfanatix.com Ever heard the question: Which came first the chicken or the egg? I swear that it feels like a circular discussion and what do we learn anyway? I see this complication, too, when...
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  25. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    01/11/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Are you excited about today? GREAT!
    intentionalemployee.com You obviously woke up today - Get excited about today! You get to make an honest living - Get excited about today! You have family and friends who love you - Get excited about today! You serve a risen Savior - Get Really Excited About...
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