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  1. Simon Gray

    Simon Gray

    05/12/2016
    Is 2017 the right time to start your own business? Only you can decide! I share some thoughts and advice in my latest beBee blog post. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@simon-gray/is-the-new-year-the-right-time-to-start-your-own-business-part-1 Simon Gray
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  2. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    29/11/2016
    What do You, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Bono have in common?
    What do You, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Bono have in common?It's easy to tell you what you likely DON'T have in common with them - fame, fortune, and good looks...Okay, Fame and fortune... ... but here's what you DO have in common with Bill, Warren, and Bono. 24 hours in a day, and a sphere of influence....
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    Ken Boddie
    05/12/2016 #18 Ken Boddie
    Undoubtedly, Kev, as mature leaders in our chosen career path or discipline, we have a duty to ensure that "passion will drive us towards doing something in the service of something larger than ourselves". But let's spare a thought for the many less fortunate out there who, for various reasons, are trapped in survival mode from day to day, and are slowly being robbed of their passion. How can we recognise them and include them in our "service of something larger"?
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    05/12/2016 #17 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #16 Sounds like a very good thing that you are out of that job! I hope you can tap into your unique talents and passions to find a much better match.
    Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    05/12/2016 #16 Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    #15 I tried the best out of a bad job but I ended up in the Hospital. But yes we try our best when our health isn't jeopardised. Thank-you for this list :)
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    05/12/2016 #15 Jared Wiese 🐝
    More to think about from the author:
    http://www.danpink.com/2012/04/50-centuries-of-work-5-important-lessons/

    "Here’s what Pillemer calls the “refrigerator list” of the five lessons gleaned from all that experience:

    1. Choose a career for the intrinsic rewards, not the financial ones.
    2. Don’t give up on looking for a job that makes you happy.
    3. Make the most of a bad job.
    4. Emotional intelligence trumps every other kind.
    5. Everyone needs autonomy." Close
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    05/12/2016 #14 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Thanks for this, Kevin! I loved your summation, your passion nudge and RSA Animate's animated version of the book!

    (I am CC'ing those who found my share of RSA Animate's video relevant in https://www.bebee.com/content/983566/934468 View more
    Thanks for this, Kevin! I loved your summation, your passion nudge and RSA Animate's animated version of the book!

    (I am CC'ing those who found my share of RSA Animate's video relevant in https://www.bebee.com/content/983566/934468:
    @Javier beBee, @Julie Hickman, @Allison Obrien, @Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician)

    I had heard or read the amount of money most people need to feel happy at work caps out at $70-80,000. Then I saw this video and learned more about the research that makes so much sense.
    I've also heard of studies that show more than 75% of people are unhappy at work. Why?

    Dan Pink "demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges."

    You asked after working hard to be successful, "How will you know you've arrived?"
    Today, people need to use their passions and be fullfilled. Otherwise, they are "unhappy" - without really explaining why - but consider themselves part of the 75%. Close
    Mohammed Sultan
    30/11/2016 #12 Mohammed Sultan
    Kevin Pashuk.I always like such light posts which feature the real meaning of success.Although each one of those titans was driven by different motives,all were able to go against the logic of many others and their unprecedented success took place in the framework of their high expectations about their business.
    They have achieved spectacular success not because of their core skills or experience or qualification ,but because they have the passion ,the will and the motivation to keep going and not to regress to mediocrity or spectacular failure.I wonder whether those people have applied their own creativity or have been inspired by Aristotle when he quoted-success is a state concerned with choice,laying in a mean and being determined by reason and practical wisdom.
    April Lynn
    30/11/2016 #11 April Lynn
    #10 Well Said and Appreciated. Leaves a much better after taste; bring on the honey!
    🍯🐝💤
    Kevin Pashuk
    30/11/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the kind words April. Conversations over coffee (or other beverages) tend to work for me. Taking on serious issues without getting too serious is my intent. There's enough esoteric things out there that will give you brain blisters. My writing won't be part of that.
    April Lynn
    30/11/2016 #9 April Lynn
    Becoming a big fan of your buzzes @Kevin Pashuk

    You have a way of keeping great topics light, pleasantly approachable, and more importantly digestible, keeping the reader as a welcome friend to toss ideas around with over tea/coffee. :)
    Kevin Pashuk
    30/11/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks David.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Kevin, you offer up a lot of good pointers which are worth remembering.
    Kevin Pashuk
    29/11/2016 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    #4 As Meat Loaf sang... "Two Outta Three Ain't Bad"
    Kevin Pashuk
    29/11/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    #3 Yes Randy. The loan is indeed interest free... as in "I'm not interested!"
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    29/11/2016 #4 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    I work for Microsoft, Bono lives 20 km away from me and ..... damn I don't know Warren :-)
    Randy Keho
    29/11/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    #1 Can you spot me an interest-free loan, @Kevin Pashuk? Just until my passion begins to generate revenue.
    Zacharias Voulgaris
    29/11/2016 #2 Zacharias Voulgaris
    Insightful and inspirational article
    Kevin Pashuk
    29/11/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Another post about PASSION @Javier beBee....
  3. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
    The way of the contrarian...
    The way of the contrarian...I was reminded a couple of days ago that I am a contrarian; it was not the first time and usually not meant as a compliment. For those not familiar with the word, a contrarian is a person who takes an opposite or different position from other people...
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    Vincent Andrew
    16/11/2016 #58 Vincent Andrew
    I see a contrarian in myself, often disagreeing with what I hear in meetings or suggesting something different from what's being offered. I agree this is a critical role to challenge groupthink. My ideas may not be liked by all but they offer people a different way of thinking. Thanks Graham for this.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    25/10/2016 #57 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #56 Thanks for the comment and your perspectives @Jackie Pantaliano. They are appreciated.
    Jackie Pantaliano
    25/10/2016 #56 Jackie Pantaliano
    After a visit to Salem, MA this weekend, with the reminder about the hysteria of the Salem witch trials and all who went along with them, as well as thinking back to all who followed Hitler, recalling those who defended slavery and believed women should not have the right to vote, I applaud this article and viewpoint. If the contrarians hadn't pushed through in all of these instances I shudder to think where we'd be today. Actually, the frightening thing is, you could say, that Trump hearkens back to those days and those followers. Great article.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    24/10/2016 #55 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thanks of the note @Deb Lange. You are right new perspective are like new windows to look out of.
    Deb Lange
    23/10/2016 #54 Deb Lange
    How great that you found a story to represent this practice. I absolutely agree we need to listen to people who see the world with different eyes, who sense different perspectives, who feel different energies. This is where the gold lies - in the intersections between what is commonly known and a new window, opening into new perspectives.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    06/10/2016 #53 Graham Edwards 🐝
    As a contrarian @Charlie Accetta, I would have to say "no I wouldn't"... : )
    Charlie Accetta
    06/10/2016 #52 Charlie Accetta
    Yep. I would say more, but then you would think I was one of those groupthink zombies.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    06/10/2016 #51 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thanks for the comment @James O'Connell. I knew a leader who used to raise his hand and say "RED ALERT" and then offer his perspective.
    James O'Connell
    06/10/2016 #49 James O'Connell
    Good story and good point. I think I too am a contrarian though I never heard that term before now. I seen it more as being a critical thinker and as such when a room agrees on something without exploring all the perspectives available, including imagined, alarms sound (' ' ,)
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/10/2016 #48 Harvey Lloyd
    #46 Absolutely. Although painful sometimes to the dream it has valuable info imprinted.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    06/10/2016 #47 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #44 Thanks for the comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    06/10/2016 #46 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #43 Thanks for the comment @Harvey Lloyd... sometimes I don't want to know what's on the other side but I do know it's important so I always "grin" and flip over the coin.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    06/10/2016 #45 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #42 Thanks for the comment @Kevin Pashuk... I definitely will check out that post.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    06/10/2016 #44 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Without people that disagree or are of another opinion, where would we be? Think about it. Interesting post, Graham.
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/10/2016 #43 Harvey Lloyd
    I have always understood that we do not live on a one dimensional plane. There are always two sides to the coin. "Contrarian" describes the other side of the coin. Regardless of which side it's always the opposite. I believe that Attorneys consistently build the other attorneys case before working on their own. This is probably why people don't enjoy the experience. They have to listen to what the other attorney is going to do.

    Great piece @Graham Edwards 🐝. But until we discover that we do live on a one dimensional plane i always want to know what's on the other side.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #42 Kevin Pashuk
    You have a much more succinct way to say things Graham. I took far longer with my post "Grandma's House, Hockey, and Sh*t Disturbers". I eventually came to the same point you did, only instead of a contrarian, I called them 'Effluent Agitators'.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    30/07/2016 #41 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thank you for you comment @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    29/07/2016 #40 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    Great post! It reminds me that when everybody says "good" it does not necessary means "good" to everybody... thanks for sharing
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    25/07/2016 #39 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #38 Thanks very much for the comment @John Valledor.
    John Valledor
    25/07/2016 #38 John Valledor
    I wholeheartedly endorse this article. One of my biggest reflections post battalion command of infantry is the value of having contrarian thinkers in my inner circle. Think about it (literally), how can you ever achieve "synthesis" if you don't have a means for "antithesis"--the true value in valid means for contrarian thinking? In fact, nowadays I mentor new generations of Army leaders to seek out contrarian thinkers and add them to their teams. Nice article!
  4. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    18/11/2016
    The Most Challenging Aspect of Leadership?
    The Most Challenging Aspect of Leadership?I am currently working with a client in Saudi Arabia conducting a couple of courses on Leadership and Interpersonal Communications, so far it’s been an incredible experience. The timing has meant that I have not had time (or energy – jet lag can...
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    Monica Chetal
    20/11/2016 #3 Monica Chetal
    Yes, rightly mentioned. I have coached some senior people where apart from other things, they have been living in guilt as they have not had any 'time' to spend with their children. Thanks for sharing this post
    John Whitehead
    19/11/2016 #2 John Whitehead
    #1 Thank you for taking the time to respond and adding to the conversation #Harvey Lloyd
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/11/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    You have illuminated an area of leadership that skills dont help. Perseverance, self-awareness and courage are the character traits we need to pull back and clear our minds. The era of Bobby Fisher and the chess playing between Russia and America spawned the movie. The coach during a dramatic scene wiped all the pieces from the board and asked Mr. Fisher to see the board.

    Sometimes we do get into the rabbit hole and forget why we are there or maybe get to far away from the team. Resetting once a week to know why we do what we do is a great habit.

    Steven Covey calls this sharpening the saw. His simple story of two men sawing away at a tree when a woodsman approaches and watches them for a few hours is a metaphor for this concept. The woodsman asks, Why dont you stop and sharpen the saw? No time is the response.

    When your answer is you are to busy to most anything, you might need to sharpen the saw. Thanks for the reminder @John Whitehead.
  5. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    11/11/2016
    Leadership vs Management – Encourager!
    Leadership vs Management – Encourager!There is a certain quote uttered by one of the US presidential candidates that keeps coming back to me. Perhaps you can guess which one said it. “I am a great leader; I tell people what to do and they do it”. I cringe every time I hear that quote...
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    John Whitehead
    12/11/2016 #2 John Whitehead
    #1 thank you Maria
    María Loureiro Pernas
    11/11/2016 #1 María Loureiro Pernas
    Very good post, John. Thank you very much for sharing!
  6. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    11/11/2016
    The power of networking!
    The power of networking!Over the past few weeks I've been asked by a number of my clients about the importance of networking. How to balance an offline strategy with communicating a personal brand online have been questions raised, in addition to when and how often?For me...
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    Simon Gray
    16/11/2016 #12 Simon Gray
    #2 Thanks Mohammed – glad to hear you found it useful. Best wishes, Simon
    Simon Gray
    16/11/2016 #11 Simon Gray
    #1 Thanks Vishesh :-).
    Simon Gray
    16/11/2016 #10 Simon Gray
    #3 Hi John, yes indeed – patience is a virtue as they say. Thanks for taking a read and for your comment.
    Simon Gray
    16/11/2016 #9 Simon Gray
    #4 Thank you Federico :-).
    Simon Gray
    16/11/2016 #8 Simon Gray
    #5 Thanks Kevin – I couldn't agree more. My latest post is all about personal branding, which is very important for networking too.
    Simon Gray
    16/11/2016 #7 Simon Gray
    #6 Thanks for the great feedback Derek – much appreciated.
    Derek Wildman
    14/11/2016 #6 Derek Wildman
    Very true and yes networking/sales is always done when you need it most as oppose as a hobby. A great read and thank you for sharing it
    Kevin Pellon
    14/11/2016 #5 Kevin Pellon
    @Simon Gray great share! It's extremely important to continue to network, especially considering all the social media platforms, like @Javier beBee had provided us. The opportunities are endless and the reach is amazing!
    Networking has changed, but in my opinion still a valid art on how to be noticed! Being prepared when you do this is very key! Know who your networking to and do your homework!
    John Whitehead
    14/11/2016 #3 John Whitehead
    Definitely agree with your premise that in networking be prepared to give and not just to show up to "get". My experience is that being prepared to provide value, without expectation of any return, does come back. Maybe not right away so patience is a requirement
    mohammed khalaf
    11/11/2016 #2 mohammed khalaf
    Very WISE COUNCIL
    Vishesh Khanna
    11/11/2016 #1 Vishesh Khanna
    So true!
  7. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    10/11/2016
    "Lead Me, Follow Me or Get Out of My Way!"
    "Lead Me, Follow Me or Get Out of My Way!"Editor's Note: One of my pet peeves and a quality that I search for but rarely find. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at...
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  8. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
    Business Transition by "Revolution"... (aka, Part Three)
    Business Transition by "Revolution"... (aka, Part Three)Transition (the noun) is defined as the process or a period of changing from one state (or condition) to another*, and with respect to business, I will say this is a constant state... the exception I suppose is when a business is stagnate (showing...
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    Graham Edwards 🐝
    07/11/2016 #4 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #2 Thanks for the comment @Tony Rossi... you are right, more often than not the plan goes out the window when it enters the "real world". I like your message around "hoping what it will be"... as I was taught a long time ago, "Hope is not a strategy". Very much appreciate you reading !
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    07/11/2016 #3 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Renée Cormier... the encouragement is greatly appreciated !
    Tony Rossi
    07/11/2016 #2 Tony Rossi
    You've got to focus every single day on keeping the blinders off. Talk with one another, see the situation for what it is, not what you're hoping it will be or what it was supposed to be. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy, right? Same thing with change in business - it will NEVER occur exactly as planned, so don't pretend that's what's happening... Bravo, @Graham Edwards 🐝 - I hope the internet is listening to you!
    Renée Cormier
    04/11/2016 #1 Renée Cormier
    Yes, all business transitional phases can be tumultuous, but the revolution, or "big change" is potentially the most upsetting. I like your advice about not letting yourself get sucked into the emotion. The most disengaged employees love these troubled times in companies because they can rally even more support and grow their ranks. If you are leading a revolution, then job number one needs to be to fire the toxic people first. No one will miss them and you can minimize the emotional factor by clearing them out of the ranks right from the start. I love your insight, @Graham Edwards 🐝. Keep it coming!
  9. ProducerAmy Blaschka

    Amy Blaschka

    04/11/2016
    A Friendly Reminder: Use Your Time Wisely and Intentionally
    A Friendly Reminder: Use Your Time Wisely and IntentionallyImage via https://www.su.edu/blog/2014/04/22/the-institute-for-entrepreneurship-drawing-a-line-in-the-sand/ Earlier this week I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with a good friend whom I...
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    Amy Blaschka
    04/11/2016 #3 Amy Blaschka
    Thanks for the share, @Javier beBee!
    Amy Blaschka
    04/11/2016 #2 Amy Blaschka
    #1 Well said, @mohammed khalaf!
    mohammed khalaf
    04/11/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    Treat your guests with genuine care, anticipate their needs, shower them with generosity, go out of your way for them, respect them regardless and always celebrate them! True hospitality will crate "craving" fans of your LIFE who will never leave you.
  10. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    04/11/2016
    Intentions and Expectations
    Intentions and ExpectationsLeadership is… making clear what are the Intentions and Expectations. A large percentage of my career has been in sales management and leadership, where I have been responsible for 30 or more direct reports at a time. Sales management, at its...
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    John Whitehead
    06/11/2016 #2 John Whitehead
    #1 well stated @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    05/11/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    That's true Mr. John. I presume that, as a leader one ought to harbor right intentions to chart out what's to be done and then, with positive expectations we ought to persevere for the desired outcomes.
  11. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    04/11/2016
    Churn Happens
    Churn HappensIf you've ever managed people, you are familiar with the little tap on your office door, followed by "Got a minute?" Even if you have an open door policy and this person is in your office regularly, you've come to recognize the slightly hesitant...
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    Randy Keho
    05/11/2016 #18 Randy Keho
    #13 Leaving to work for a direct competitor usually results in being escorted out the door, giving notice is simply a tradition.
    When I left Pepsi to work for Coke I fully expected to be escorted out the door, I'd seen it before. However, my superiors didn't believe me. They thought I was kidding. When I confirmed my decision they were at a loss for words and told me to just go about my day and we'd talk about it later.
    When I returned at the end of the day, they told me I could just leave. No escort.
    Robert Cormack
    05/11/2016 #17 Robert Cormack
    Good points, Irene. We have become a "warm bodies" hiring complex. #15
    Irene Hackett
    05/11/2016 #16 Anonymous
    By the way, I should have added that I abhor that heartless saying "It's just business, don't take it personally."
    Irene Hackett
    05/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    #11 Is "loyalty" even a reality in the Corporate world? I agree with @Robert Cormack, employees are guarded and they should be. Any company will 'off you' in a heartbeat. "It's just business, don't take it personally." Turnover does happen, but a good manager will have little turnover. I have been a hiring (and firing Manager) for over over a couple of decades and must say, @Kevin Pashuk offers some of the best advice in how to manage a team, the best of which is to KNOW them! Take the responsibility to understand the people on your team, their strengths, their weaknesses, their personal lives (a slippery slope, but necessary to a degree.) There should never be surprises - correct again Kevin! But there is one aspect of managing that I have always considered one of the most important, and that is the task of hiring - take the necessary time to learn how to ask open ended, real-world, scenario questions in interviews. Never simply hire a 'warm body'! Excellent advice in this buzz @Kevin Pashuk!
    Robert Cormack
    05/11/2016 #14 Robert Cormack
    I had that problem for years, Kevin. I was always on call. The only reason the agency didn't have a "two deep" philosophy was because they were too cheap. We were always running around with a million things to do. I think the real trick is to have people smart enough to pick up your work, handling it professionally, without being a relief pitcher. I've seen agencies (small) where everyone's capable of that. But nobody feels like the agency is hedging with two people. It's a subtle difference, but the second example I've given you has kept their employees for years. #12
    Javier beBee
    05/11/2016 #13 Javier beBee
    #1 When I decided to leave Oracle and I told them I was going, they just wanted me out the door that day. I couldn't enter to the garage to collect my belongings :-) If someone turns in their notice, most often we don't want them sticking around for the transition/notice period, they are out the door that day. In my humble opinion, they have their minds elsewhere. One of the issues we face sometimes in the past is about getting all the information they had. Now. the cloud solves this past problem.
    Kevin Pashuk
    05/11/2016 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    #11 The other side to "two deep" Robert, especially on a smaller team, is that people can actually take a vacation without being on call... Especially those responsible for critical systems.

    ... But I understand your perspective.
    Robert Cormack
    05/11/2016 #11 Robert Cormack
    The "two deep" philosophy is a good one, Kevin—but also a bad one. We've reached a point in corporate thinking that everyone is expendable. When we reach that point, it's like a relationship. We're always a little distant. Everyone can sense in—especially the employee. And like with a relationship, that person goes from being committed to being guarded. That's the first thing headhunters look for. When they cold call, they're listening to your voice. When they say, "Have you ever entertained the idea of working somewhere else?" The committed person doesn't have to think. They simply say, "No." The guarded employee will pause. It's the pause good headhunters want. There's leverage. That's how you lose good employees. You can pay them well, encourage them, offer a wonderful working environment, but they know you have a "two deep" philosophy, they're never going to be completely loyal.
    Tony Rossi
    05/11/2016 #10 Tony Rossi
    #5 I sit firmly against the counter-offer practice. If you could afford it, you should have done it already. So either you can't actually afford it (vis-à-vis @Randy Keho's story) or you put yourself in a weak position with everyone else going forward. The best thing to do (presuming you weren't proactive per @Kevin Pashuk's advice above) is to support the exiting employee, maintain positive connections, learn from the loss, and hope to win them back one day.
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/11/2016 #9 Mohammed Sultan
    @ Kevin Pashuk. It's really a great post.Good career decisions have to be based not just on your aptitude but also on your deep interest .Before joining a new job you are going to need some systematic way of thinking through what you know about yourself .When you think through those moments in your career when you were deeply excited about your past success ,and at each of these moments you were doing differently and were deeply engaged, and then properly analysed these moments,you will pick up a thread that runs through them and connect them.This thread is your core interest.When you find a job that reflects your core interests ,not necessarily your core skills, you will never left to flounder or churned a way as a mass product.
    Ken Boddie
    05/11/2016 #8 Ken Boddie
    The best ones are the most ambitious and need to know there is an advancement path laid out for them within the organisation. This may need to be reinforced at frequent appraisals, whether formal or otherwise.
    "Churn lead to chunder,
    If your staff are left to flounder."
    But, in spite of good leadership and management, it's always the best ones who move on first. Yes, 'sh_t happens' , but we can avoid an avalanche if we keep the others appraised of their future path and track their performance. 'Closed doors' and "too busy to chat" doesn't cut it with the upwardly mobiles these days.
    Paul Walters
    05/11/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    @Kevin Pashuk I always hated that , " got a minute" and when you grant them that minute they kick you in the guts. years of training, investing time and money in them and then they go and sell their souls to a competitor. Oh well these days It is I who does the " got a minute' scenario to editors and publishers for whom I no longer want to work for

    Onwards and upward but thanks for a great piece as always !!!
    Don Kerr
    04/11/2016 #6 Don Kerr
    Interesting to gain another perspective @Kevin Pashuk Where I came from in the designed communications business if a knock came on your door (OK, we didn't have doors so if someone hung over your wall) announcing a resignation the next step was a walk to the person's desk with a little cardboard box for their belongings and a smart escort to the door. We had some notion of client confidentiality and figured that if the person left the building immediately all of their recollection of what they had worked on for years would vanish. Stupid? Yup. Pro-forma? Yup. I, like @Dean Owen, used to target a 15-20% annual turnover in staff regardless as simply a way to keep fresh blood coming in and to prevent complacency. Surprisingly, most of the objective was achieved through natural attrition and or people moving on to better and/or different opportunities so unless we were in for a major bloodletting due to the loss of a client very few terminations had to happen. That was a good thing 'cause I almost puked everytime I had to do one.
    Kevin Pashuk
    04/11/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    #4 Interesting story Randy. In many organizations, there doesn't appear to be an upside in accepting the counter offer given as incentive to stay. After all, if they didn't see you as having that value before, what has really changed? This of course assumes that you have tried every avenue to rectify things before you went out and found another position.
    Randy Keho
    04/11/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    We recently had this situation arise and, like a good corporate organization, it found a way to take advantage of it.
    Our HR manager wasn't happy with the pay grade that corresponded with her title, so she found another job and turned in her notice.
    Downsizing has already stripped every department to the bone, so they bumped her up a title, which included a higher pay grade.
    She told me It was a substantial increase in pay. She was quite satisfied and stayed. At least she was for about a month.
    That's when they chopped one of the four remaining heads and split the duties between the remaining three, including her.
    #3
    Kevin Pashuk
    04/11/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 Thanks for visiting Erroll. Even with the best communications between a manager and their team, an employee is not likely going to let the manager know they are in an interview process until they have secured the position. But as I mention in the article, it should NOT be a surprise. In the case I described above, there were several conversations about opportunities for promotion, which in the case of our organization were extremely limited.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    04/11/2016 #2 Erroll -EL- Warner
    A manager who took his subordinates for granted. This tend to show lack of a professional working environment. He was disconnected from his workers. Connected managers usually become familiar with employees decisions.
    Dean Owen
    04/11/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Very different story in financial services. If someone turns in their notice, most often you don't want them sticking around for the transition/notice period, they are out the door that day. As such, although we didn't have a "2 deep", we always ensured members of the team could take over responsibilities without a hiccup. All part of BCP/disaster recovery processes (having learned our lesson through 9/11, Taiwan earthquake etc). We also had mandatory 2 week continuous vacation where access to systems/email etc were terminated during the time off. In a way it is harsh (ensuring nobody is indispensable), but had to be done. On a sidenote, I've always been a proponent of a healthy 20% turnover rate per annum, again harsh, but necessary.
  12. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    01/11/2016
    How would you handle a pre-offer salary negotiation?
    How would you handle a pre-offer salary negotiation?Once all the hard work has been done to define, find and then secure the executive position you set out to be offered at the outset, it's time to maximise the return on your investment.Your investment here is two-fold:1) Your career history that has...
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  13. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
    Can you envision the "potential"?
    Can you envision the "potential"?A while ago we were looking to buying the parcel of land (which in fact we now own), and I remember spending an hour and a half wandering the property. Sometime during our trek I looked at my uncle Tom and asked him what he thought. His response was...
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    Graham Edwards 🐝
    31/10/2016 #10 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #8 Thanks for the comment @Renée Cormier... this sounds like a couple of blog topics for sure; particularly when it comes to hiring people. As I think of my career and all the people I've interviewed and hired I think it will make for a great discussion. I definitely will put pen to paper... virtually speaking ... hahaha
    Irene Hackett
    30/10/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #8 I like your thinking @Renée Cormier!
    Renée Cormier
    30/10/2016 #8 Renée Cormier
    Potential is something that has always excited me. Looking at what something could really become is, for me, at least, way more exciting than looking at what something actually is.
    Irene Hackett
    30/10/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #5 100% agreed @Graham Edwards 🐝 !
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    30/10/2016 #6 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #3 Thanks for reading it it greatly appreciated @debasish majumder
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    30/10/2016 #5 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #2 Thanks of the comment @Irene Hackett. My experience, in a business scenario, is that ultimately it is the individual who owns understanding their potential, and the manager is there to determine where that potential fits relative to the current situation and more importantly down the road... I think it is a of being a good leader if you can understand a persons potential... I think it is the sign of a great leader if they help develop it.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    30/10/2016 #4 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Chas Wyatt... I can't help thinking happiness is directly lined to the "road travelled" to reaching ones potential. What that potential is, well that is based on the person.
    debasish majumder
    29/10/2016 #3 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Graham Edwards! enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #2 Anonymous
    A great question @Graham Edwards 🐝, "Can you see the potential?" Sensing potential in others and having the willingness and desire in helping them to develop that potential is the sign of a great Manager. I wonder if a Manager's lack of ability to sense potential in others, may be why so many do not realize their potential, as @Chas Wyatt quite aptly points out?
    Chas Wyatt
    29/10/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt
    A lot of people have potential. Not everyone realizes theirs.
  14. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    30/10/2016
    Practicing What We Preach
    Practicing What We PreachI’m taking a break this week from my series on leadership because I have been spending a lot of my time preparing to teach two Soft Skills and Leadership Development courses overseas in a couple of weeks. This has been an interesting experience....
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  15. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    27/10/2016
    A Lesson in Leadership, Two Very Different Approaches
    A Lesson in Leadership, Two Very Different ApproachesEditor's Note: This article from Inc. E-Zine is just too timely to waste, so I will place this ahead of another post I am currently working up on "change." Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my...
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    Steven Marshall
    28/10/2016 #2 Steven Marshall
    #1 Thank you, Loribeth Pierson!
    Loribeth Pierson
    27/10/2016 #1 Loribeth Pierson
    Great buzz @Steven Marshall, love the football analogy!
  16. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    24/10/2016
    Three top tips for successful executive networking.
    Three top tips for successful executive networking.Networking is one of the things people fear the most. The thought of walking into a room full of strangers, engaging someone you've never met in conversation, all while balancing a cup and saucer, can and often does send shivers down the spine of...
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  17. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    22/10/2016
    Listening - Leadership’s Common Denominator
    Listening - Leadership’s Common DenominatorIt’s Friday afternoon and I’m just now sitting down to write my weekly blog post. The trouble with getting busy is that it starts to impact my regular schedule. I’m not complaining; this is a good problem to have (especially when it’s a “being...
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    Javier beBee
    02/11/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    Totally true listening is very important and leadership development is critical because leaders are made, not born. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Daniel Paz @Itziar Ruiz López
    John Whitehead
    02/11/2016 #2 John Whitehead
    #1 THank you for your comments Mohammed
    mohammed khalaf
    22/10/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    There’s nothing worse than someone acting like they are an expert when they’re talking to a real expert. By know your strengths and weaknesses, you can surround yourself with people who fill in your weaknesses and highlight your strengths.
    No one will ever be a perfect leader, but if you do the things mentioned above, your authenticity will shine through.
  18. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    21/10/2016
    Two Decades & a Wakeup - Conclusion
    Two Decades & a Wakeup - ConclusionEditor's Note: In the fall of 1989 eight vets with PTSD went back to Vietnam 20 years after they left the first time. This week will cover the outcome of that journey of healing and realization. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog...
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    Steven Marshall
    23/10/2016 #2 Steven Marshall
    Thanks, Deb, it was a privilege to work on this project and see the changes that took place within the group of vets.
    Deb Lange
    23/10/2016 #1 Deb Lange
    What a wonderful experience for those people to experience the source of their PTSD and integrate themselves into wholeness, instead of holding on to guilt, repressing trauma. I hope many other people learn from the experience. Whilst not everyone can go back to the source of their trauma physically, there are many ways be that people can become whole once again after suffering.
  19. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    16/06/2016
    Work / Life Balance - and other Fallacies
    Work / Life Balance - and other FallaciesThere is much information available today on work / life balance.  I've tried for years to achieve it, and came to the conclusion that sitting in the middle of this continuum is a grand exercise in futility. The problem for me is that there are...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    23/11/2016 #32 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 Thanks Sarah for visiting. My brilliant wife has always said, 'If you want to know what's important to a person, take a look at where they spend their time.'

    It is good to know how we spend our time, because it reveals our priorities.
    Sarah Elkins
    18/11/2016 #31 Sarah Elkins
    I missed this one last summer, @Kevin Pashuk, so I'm really glad it popped into my beBee feed this afternoon. This is a good strategy for prioritizing, and I know some people who would love this exercise. I also appreciate the idea of looking at the number of goals related to each segment of our lives; I can't make myself separate into those pieces because they are all so interrelated. It's a good idea to consider where we're spending our time and energy, and make sure that our priorities are conscious, intentional, and help us avoid regret. Good post!
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/11/2016 #30 Kevin Pashuk
    #29 Thanks for visiting, and sharing this post Nikki.
    Nikki Petersen
    11/11/2016 #29 Nikki Petersen
    A good attempt at balance, which still seems futile, but it's much closer to attainable with this.
    Kevin Pashuk
    31/10/2016 #28 Kevin Pashuk
    #27 Thanks Robert. My darling wife is both amazed and frustrated that I am singularly focused in my tasks. When she cooks, she is not only preparing dinner, mopping the floor, talking on the phone with our kids, and counselling someone via text messages. When I'm in the kitchen, it's more like "Get everyone out of the house! Be quiet! Can't you see I'm boiling water here????"

    Actually, it's not (quite) that bad, but like you, I tend to focus on the task at hand. My matrix above is a check point to make sure I'm giving attention to all the areas in my life that will need attention at one point or another.
    Robert Cormack
    31/10/2016 #27 Robert Cormack
    Nice post, Kevin. Life balance is truly the hardest thing to accomplish (even when you've figured out the shortcomings of the Austin Mini). Rather than try to find life's balance, I prefer to separate them out, working on each individually. Some are easier than others, some are a bitch. If we try to accomplish all at once, we tend to fail or give up. Focusing on one at a time gives us hope and confidence. During the writing of a book, for instance, I have no interest in anything else (except health). I'll go months without talking to friends, but if I get the book right, I become a talkative bastard. Dealing singularly gives us a starting point (and, God, we need starting points). With each success, we move on, improving the others. Think of it as a mainframe with lots of slots for more memory. We all want more memory (just in case we actually accomplish something).
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/10/2016 #25 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for sharing this again @Tony Rossi!
    Irene Hackett
    08/10/2016 #24 Anonymous
    I loved this @Kevin Pashuk! I am not whole if all my energy is spent on only one aspect of what it means to be human. Although some life circumstances will require periods of undivided attention. I like your categories and can see them as overlapping as opposed to compartmentalizations. For me, balance seems to happen more when I am releasing the reigns.
    Javier beBee
    08/10/2016 #23 Javier beBee
    @Kevin Pashuk I really enjoyed this buzz. Thank you. Life is great, and there is only one, that is the reason why we are here to enjoy, and taking easy. I am taking apart negative people from my life.
    debasish majumder
    08/10/2016 #22 debasish majumder
    intriguing post indeed Kevin Pushuk! i guess, we have little to do in terms of controlling our boxes as you describe. our external world used to play they key role and that actually the ingredient which being instilled through fuel injector, determining the induction mechanism to work, mobilizing us to get the momentum. we are forced to act according to the available circumstances, where our personal life and desire have very little significance. besides, our life is not a machine, where the reflection in our faculty used to play a key role. car can be your fancy, but car have no life, neither have at all any ability to make any decision, effecting our decisions, and moreover, along with steering, five wheels are of great significance along with the human effort which is the driving force of world history. however, nice post. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/10/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk
    #20 Thanks Lisa, and thanks for the share.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #20 Lisa Gallagher
    The picture of the car is really cool @Kevin Pashuk. I think it's great that your art students drew pictures of the car. Love the matrix boxes and the 6 components of a healthy life. Real goals one can achieve, even if just one goal a day is written in the boxes. My son and daughter both have date nights with their spouses once a month. I wish that concept would have been around when we were younger and raising kids (well even if we weren't raising kids). I see that as a very healthy aspect to a relationship. My daughter is so cute about it- you'd think she was going out on a date with her boyfriend, not her husband! That's how it should be :)) Thanks for this.
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/10/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    #18 Thanks Aleta.
    Aleta Curry
    08/10/2016 #18 Aleta Curry
    Thanks for this, @Kevin Pashuk. Too often, people are thinking laterally or one dimensionally, as if everything works for everyone, or presenting either/or scenarios. The truth is that we are not one trick ponies, and we are complicated, therefore our planned solutions for healthy, balanced living, have to take that into account.
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/10/2016 #17 Kevin Pashuk
    #15 Thanks for the comments and share Karen. The car actually belongs to one of my team. He had it parked in the circle so the art students could draw it. I keep a camera near so was able to get a shot.
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/06/2016 #14 Kevin Pashuk
    #13 Thanks for the compliments @Aaron Skogen. I do tend to agree with you about the listicle - even though a number of my posts have them. I did a fair bit of blogging for a technical magazine and they wanted blogs that had "5 Things..." in the title. I'm not proud, so any newer work will try to avoid it.
    Aaron Skogen
    16/06/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen
    Love the matrix @Kevin Pashuk. I'm not a fan of the listicle commonly found over on LI, and I was concerned this may be one. Thankfully it was not! You have touched on a point about balance that I completely believe in, that there is not "one size fits all" rule. We each find balance in different ways. Your matrix happens to correspond to my approach. Work is but a small part of the complete tapestry of our lives. Thanks for a well articulated and thoughtful post Kevin.
    James McElearney
    16/06/2016 #12 James McElearney
    The original mini is the only mini, there is nothing¨"mini" about BMW´s version! really enjoyed this read @Kevin Pashuk some great little tips and nice and simple to remember
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/06/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #10 The original Mini will forever be in my heart @Dean Owen. While they were an engineering force to be reckoned with, and would go practically anywhere, they weren't about to be acting as limos for the rich and famous. My son bought one of the new minis, and while pretty, it missed the mark on so many points for those of us who experienced the original. It's much like those who insist tofu is a great substitute for steak, having never tasted the wonder of charbroiled beef.
    Dean Owen
    16/06/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    Unlocking the internal secret of happiness - an exceptional thought process ruined only by your assumption that the new BMW made Mini's are sexy and the original Mini, Car of the Century, was a piece of junk. For that reason, I give you one star! Let's not forget the Mini Cooper S won the Monte Carlo rally 3 times in the 1960's! (Angryface)
  20. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    17/10/2016
    Managing your career and maintaining marketability in senior roles.
    Managing your career and maintaining marketability in senior roles.Earlier this month I was back down in London to present the second of two webinars for ACCA on how to manage your career and maintain marketability in senior roles.In February the topic was how the job market really works and how to position...
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  21. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    15/10/2016
    Your Leadership Style and its Impact
    Your Leadership Style and its ImpactStress impacts everyone in one way or another.  Some people withdraw while others lash out in frustration and anxiety.  As a leader, every decision, action and behavior you make impacts your direct reports, your teams or your organization as a...
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    John Whitehead
    22/10/2016 #6 John Whitehead
    #3 As always @Donna-Luisa Eversley - great conmments - thank you!
    John Whitehead
    22/10/2016 #5 John Whitehead
    #4 @Henry Lloyd - thank you for adding to the conversation and your thoughtful comments
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/10/2016 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Here recently i have seen many pictures, quotes and books on the topic of leadership. They are focusing on the loneliness, or pioneer or greater good concepts that leaders must engage. Who you are in crisis is truly who you are. We can be anybody within the success envelope. There is no risk.

    In my early years of leadership within a small business i remember the sleepless nights pondering success when it was so elusive. I used this frustration to try and motivate the troops. I found quickly they didn't really care, they too were having their own sleepless nights.

    A few years of this lead me to the thoughts that the choice to lead was mine, not theirs. With this new understanding i realized my battles of leadership were on a different battlefield. If my team were to fully understand the battlefield and join me completely, they would become my competitor, eventually.

    Leadership is about growing into uncharted territory of your own mind. You may posses skills, but courage can be elusive if you don't claim your choice to lead. I would also state that on many occasions i have chosen not to lead. There is dishonor in choosing not to lead. It is a sign of wisdom. Dishonor comes when we chose to lead and not develop the courage to honor our commitments.

    @John Whitehead you speak truth in leading others. If you chose to lead then bring on the armor of leadership and lead well.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/10/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @John Whitehead this is an area of personal development which requires a lot of conscious focus. I recall as I started my journey as a business owner my assumption that I could handle anything was tested almost from the 'get go'. The days were long, and the resistance and challenges were constant. Yes there were many wins, and happy times, but sometimes the shadow of a developing stressful life would feel over whelming. Thus, I started to walk daily. Early in the morning I would rise, get my sweats on, and armed with worship music, I would get to a large savannah field and walk. There were other walkers / runners there, but as early as 4am there would be 3 or 4 persons, and the it was safe. I would smell the air and the changes from night to day, and listen, pray, meditate. My last thoughts before finishing up this hourly ritual would be the day's events and how I would meet expected hurdles. I was actively disarming stress before it took hold and it helped.
    This post has nudged a reminder.. thanks @John Whitehead
    John Whitehead
    15/10/2016 #2 John Whitehead
    #1 great comments Mohammed - Thank you!
    mohammed khalaf
    15/10/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    As an entrepreneur, you may feel it takes too much effort to get results. To succeed you need to have the right systems and methods in place. If you are pursuing wrong strategies that won’t help you. However, if you are persistent in learning and improving, you’ll succeed. Be persistent in getting up each time you get off track
  22. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    10/10/2016
    Take your passion and make it happen!
    Take your passion and make it happen!This blog post is about three things many people struggle with in life, and especially when it comes to successful job search:1) Focusing on and following their passion.2) The application of acquired knowledge to achieve their goal.3) The continued...
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    Simon Gray
    31/10/2016 #9 Simon Gray
    #6 Thank you for your kind comment Ali, it's much appreciated. I'll be sure to take a look at your buzz. As they say – great minds...! Best wishes, Simon
    Simon Gray
    31/10/2016 #8 Simon Gray
    #7 Thank you Tausif – procrastination is the enemy and the excuse many fall into the trap of using. Great to connect on here with you. Best wishes, Simon
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/10/2016 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    Passion is like a burning desire which should be kept burning keeping it away from an extinguisher known as 'procrastination'. I agree with you on all scores that we need to utilize our knowledge by implementing it practically. Thank you so much for bringing forth this subject.
    Ali Anani
    24/10/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    @Simon Gray- this is a beautiful buzz. I agree with you 100% and I am sure @Lisa Gallagher knows this by now. Without being aware of your buzz I published fifteen minutes ago a buzz on unexpected passion migrations and how they resulted in great successes. I agree with you, with Lisa's comment and I am sharing proudly
    Simon Gray
    24/10/2016 #5 Simon Gray
    #4 Hi Lisa, thanks for your kind comment – it's much appreciated. For me passion is everything – if you follow your passion you'll never give up of get bored. As it's what you were meant to do – success is only a matter of time. Best wishes, Simon
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/10/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    You're an inspiration @Simon Gray! I'm glad you found your passion because opportunities are limitless once we do. Oddly or coincidently, I found my passion after networking with certain people like @John White, MBA, watching his enthusiasm for something he believed so strongly in. I'm not sure if John realizes he's been a silent mentor of mine. He has WAY more experience than I do but I found my passion is helping others to achieve their goals if I believe in the goal they are trying to attain. That's when I began to promote beBee (and I'm saying this as Lisa, not the Lisa with the label of Ambassador). @Javier beBee's energy was also contagious. I grew to respect these men and from that point on, I was on and still am, a mission, to see beBee become all they dream of it being and more! I didn't begin this endeavor with anything selfish in mind at all, and I still don't approach my efforts in a selfish manner. I had fun finding ways to help them promote beBee and my passion has only grown.
    Brian McKenzie
    15/10/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    #2 @Simon Gray in this day and age of technology - if a company can't auto skript a form letter rejection - it says volumes about the quality of interaction one should expect from corporate 'leadership' - Their passive aggressive non-response speaks louder than any branded happy story they tell on their 'ABOUT' page.
    Simon Gray
    15/10/2016 #2 Simon Gray
    #1 Hi Brian and thanks for your comment. Rejection is just part of the process and sometimes it's silent (no letter or other form of communication). What's important is to stay disciplined and keep going. Best wishes, Simon
    Brian McKenzie
    11/10/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Bloody hell - I would be ecstatic with a rejection letter. 6 seconds at the end of the ATS suckhole doesn't even yield those anymore.
  23. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
    "In your heart of hearts... will it work?"
    "In your heart of hearts... will it work?"Some time ago I was in a meeting that was rife with opinions regarding a project, including technical discussion and thoughts on whether the project would get off the ground. As the meeting was breaking up, a leader looked at the project owner and...
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    Graham Edwards 🐝
    09/10/2016 #3 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #1 Thanks for the note @Renée Cormier and @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I agree with you but intuition drives the accountants nuts... lol
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    09/10/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I agree with Renee about relying on intuition. When I was a commercial underwriter, we used to refer to our instincts as following our "gut feeling. Most of the time that the right way to go.
    Renée Cormier
    06/10/2016 #1 Renée Cormier
    I am a huge believer in the wisdom that guides our intuition. I rely heavily on my intuition. It is where I find the purest form of truth and clarity.
  24. Tony Rossi

    Tony Rossi

    08/10/2016
    Tony Rossi
    5 Unmistakable Methods to Achieving Your Inner Happiness
    www.joeyt.net There are so many methods to becoming a happy person in this life.   However it can sometimes become unclear as to the correct path to take to achieve your own happiness.   The fact it,...
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  25. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    07/10/2016
    Can mindfulness change your brain?
    Can mindfulness change your brain?The effects of meditation on your soulOr how the soul can change your body´s biology Neuroscientists discovered how the "soul" could change the body and help to overcome illness. Meditation, yoga, and positive thinking have been seen as "esoteric...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 Glad to hear you started practicing mindfulness. While it takes a while to implement it as a habit, the positive results start showing right away. Thanks for sharing, Dilma!
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 Dear David, TCM is extremely interesting, I agree 100 %. It´s amazing how much difference acupuncture or even acupressure can make. Ayurveda, an Indian tradition, is not less fascinating. Beside that they recommend to get up early (ewh!) I apply a good portion of ayurvedic wisdom.

    What did you pay for your back treatment? Couple of hundred bucks? I did not know that insurers added TCM to their catalogue. Good for the people and good for cost reduction. Thanks for the tip!
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    08/10/2016 #6 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    Thanks for sharing...I attended to a free training process with Vasco Gaspar and I testify mindfullness changes, step by step, a inner feelings perception tjat helps a lot
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 Thank you for taking the time to reading it and comment, dear Ali. I feel humbled and greatful.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Thank you, @Irene Hackett I appreciate it (:
    David B. Grinberg
    07/10/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent buzz, as usual, @Aurorasa Sima. You present many good suggestions that gel with the theory of "mind over matter." Chinese medicine says a lot about deep breathing and the other techniques you mentioned. Let's remember that American medicine has only been around for 240 years, whereas Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years. To wit, the phrase, "Ancient Chinese secret." I learned more about all this when I did acupuncture a few years ago with a practitioner from Shanghi who helped relieve pain due to lower back injury.
    Yes, it works and is now covered by some big health insurance plans, like Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Finally, for those interested, I recommend the book, "Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine." Perhaps @Dean Owen might have something to say about this per his travels in China.
    Ali Anani
    07/10/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    The fact that your buzz changed my mind and enriched it is the proof of your solid buzz dear @Aurorasa Sima
    Irene Hackett
    07/10/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Happy to see this buzz @Aurorasa Sima. Sharing this!
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