- Producer25/05/2017People Do Business With People, People Hire People - not ResumesThis is a MUST READ if you want to be more successful , if you want to sell more, if you want to find a job, if you are an entrepreneur, ......... whatever ! I am working on it, we always need to improve.... and what about you ?People do business...
Comments25/05/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is sound advice but the picture for this buzz should be Roger Federer. Rafa's path to greatness is hard school and the road less traveled. It would be nice to know how to close a sale but Federer is the well branded nice guy (who it turns out became a people's champion yet he is genuinely the same off court - which in this day and age is actually the most surprising thing of all).
An article that does justice to Rafa is here https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/09/rafael-nadal-is-the-leonardo-da-vinci-of-tennis/279383/ I would use the picture of Rafa to highlight what is complex about the human condition and that is a different bar of being. Federer is Mr Nice Guy, a great gentleman, but I'd rather be Rafa, even if it included his injuries, and there is a grueling grit to Rafa that does not present itself in the life of Federer.
This sound advice fits the Federer mould because while we can be great actors playing nice, really being nice is a rare character trait. True Rafa has it, but the great example here is Roger Federer http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11621352 Rafa had the tougher life and in his parents divorce and in all his severe injuries, so he had the greater human realities to overcome and he had to work that much harder and push himself relentlessly and psychologically to achieve what has relatively come more naturally to Federer.
Federer will be remembered as the greatest tennis player of all time for good reason, but sometimes people like me want to get under the skin - to know the reality beyond just trying to appease success and actually being nice. The reality of being human.25/05/2017 #3 Alanea KowalskiVery true Javier! Focus more on the personal interaction with the other person and worry less about yourself. When I worked in Executive Recruitment I used to tell my consultants that they should be so focussed on the person they are interviewing that they could (theoretically) be naked and they wouldn't notice it. It's all about the person you are interacting with.
- Producer10/05/2017Realising the Strategic Value of Learning & Capability Building in the Future of WorkA little while back I had the pleasure of chatting with Simon Terry of Change Agents Worldwide for our webinar series “Immersion”.Everywhere you look in discussions of the future of work, the value of learning and capability building is...
Comments20/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitLashon Ha-Ra is definitely an ethic we should be more mindful of. Since we live in a soundbite culture and engage in superficial talk of short messaging, gossip is not one of those things we think too deeply about. We should because it reminds us the power words have on us.
- Producer13/04/2017How Not to Write a Book“Someday I want to write a book and have it published”, I said to my lovely wife. “Well", she replied sagely, "start the first chapter, then we’ll see about the rest.” So began my first foray into the world of book writing and publishing. Little...
Comments19/04/2017 #73 Gert Scholtz#72 @Maggi Kirkbride Thank you for your comments Maggi. I made a book proposal which consisted of a ten page motivation and synopses, plus two sample chapters, but I did not use an agent. What perhaps also helped is that I phoned and asked to see a manager and editor of the publishing house in person so I can deliver the proposal to them. They obliged but I am sure it was somewhat out of the ordinary to their experience. As I mention in the post, luck played a part. I hope this answers your question - also feel free to reach me on beBee private mail if I can assist in any way. Thanks again!18/04/2017 #72 Maggi KirkbrideI am adding this to a packet of reading I offer potential authors who contact me for help writing their books. I like the way you write about the process, the experience, the labor, and the rewards (however you define them). I'm curious about how you got your publisher--you got the attention of one of the Big 5 publishers without an agent and without a word to us about writing/rewriting query letters and book proposals! Really?? That's a big part of the readiness conversations I have with potential authors. Gert, is there more to this story to share with us?17/04/2017 #71 Robert CormackWell, I guess it overlaps, Gert, in terms of rewrites. Certainly we're never prepared for the work involved. With me, I've been writing too long professionally to have a "jumbled mess." I think that was beaten out of me back at my first advertising agency. The best part of writing is how we learn to organize our thoughts. Once organization becomes second nature, it allows us to move at "a clip." It's that "clip" that makes us authors. Nice post, Gert.#6915/04/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht#64 @Gert Scholtz Yes...I bet he would have liked to have seen it in stores as well....It's sad how he let the opinions of publisher sheeple determine his worth; its easy to say that one should never do that! I've seen countless people post that message; I've never, however, seen those meme authors' works in bookshops; fortunately, this kind of tragedy should be preventable with the opening of the new "meme stock exchange"...although there was no public Internet at the time of suicide. I think the lesson for all of us is "hang in there --technology that we can't imagine --may show up in time to help us...if we are patient enough!15/04/2017 #67 Sara Jacobovici#47 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, as a self-proclaimed metaphor junkie, I love you using the mirror as a metaphor. I am not quite sure I “see” it in the same way from a sensory point of view. From my perspective, the sensory information we receive goes through a process of receiving, experiencing, interpreting, associating and assigning meaning. Then the creative part takes over and we find a medium through which to express and communicate all that; verbally and non-verbally. So rather than us being the mirror, I think it is actually the work itself; the book, the visual art work, the dance, the music, which does the reflecting.15/04/2017 #66 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#65 Good point Gert, though this is even more poignant for Ali Anani who has produced e-books but not formalized it through the book circuit. Publishing a book under the name "Mark Zorro" would be the ultimate ironies considering that was created as a reference to "Mark Twain". Mark Twain ended up being branded Mark Twain, but he actually wanted people to remember him as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Yet we consider Mark Twain to be an authentic American writer, when he was a brilliant writer whose pseudonym ended up defining him.15/04/2017 #65 Gert Scholtz#62 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for the compliment Manjit. You say: “I think there is a book inside me but I also think it may remain inside - who knows but until it is actually written, it remains inside.” Actually I think otherwise. If you take your many posts on beBee plus your extensive and thoughtful comments, your book is already outside you. What may remain to be done is aggregating the texts, sorting it into themes (which you have to a large extent already done in your learning hives), reviewing and revising. As title, how about The Learning and Teaching of Mark Zorro? Please inform me once this is released; I will be the first to read your wisdom in book form.15/04/2017 #62 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI take two activities that I don't usually participate in i.e. reading and physical fitness and combine them and I at least read as much as I do online on that basis. Yet reading cover to cover is very rare for me. I checked up on the data for typical American readers and PEW surveys says a typical reader reads 5 books per year. http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/01/16/e-reading-rises-as-device-ownership-jumps/e-readers9/ Interestingly the people who earn the most also read the most on this survey.
I should be able to write a book based on how much I write, but writing a book is akin to physical fitness, it is that rigorous discipline which puts me off. Perhaps if I gain discipline through my current physical intelligence program, that might breed the writing stamina required to write a book - and do believe that writing a book requires stamina - this is what I take from reading this buzz about your experiences, and maybe you will validate that assumption.
The fact that you and Deb Lange have written a book, I say kudos to both of you. It is indeed a labour of love as Deb has mentioned in her comment, though I have called it cognitive stamina. I don't have that kind of stamina yet but who knows as I move along with discipline building activities, this could be a bonus outcome. The actuality of that is easy to determine - i.e. finishing writing a book and seeing it get published - but of course as you found out something one must really work at. I think there is a book inside me but I also think it may remain inside - who knows but until it is actually written, it remains inside.14/04/2017 #55 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Gert Scholtz this is absolutely great! I love the way you have shared your story. Thanks for this heads up. I'm sure one day you will get a Pulitzer. I will get a copy soon and let you persuade me ...hahaha! Of course I checked out Amazon, but no hard copies!14/04/2017 #53 Jerry FletcherCongratulatons Gert. I never went the publisher route opting instead to self publish. My Ex was published by a top house. Her young adult novel "Dragon's Milk" is still in print. It was first published in 1990. So I've seen the incredible amount of work it takes to get it done and how it can make you feel. Your post sums it up marvelously.
- Producer14/04/2017Writing as I know it...On WritingWriting is a liberating experience if you care to steer your thoughts and string them in words. Every writer has many or no reason about what and why they write ...It is the most natural thing to do or it is a task to even bring two words...
Comments15/04/2017 #16 Savvy RajThank you for thinking so of this post @Paul Walters. And very interesting analogies indeed .. feel compelled to add a verse here arising from your reflections on writing ...and what is alluring about it.
Mystic of this mistress....
In the unforgiving toughness
is the challenge to continue
In her demands to deliver
Is the discipline of approach
In the chiding of the critiques
Is the attempt to evolve
Beyond the punishing schedules
And in that trusting knowing
Writers write, painters paint
Singers sing, dancers dance
Finding purpose in the passion
In the artistry of creativity...
And as art empowers in the connectivity
Life carries on...15/04/2017 #15 Paul Walters@Savvy Raj Writing, she is a tough and unforgiving mistress !! She demands, except's no excuses, chides quickly, blesses rarely and punishes often...yet we continue. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit talks of voice recognition or transferring thoughts to the page in a nano second. I cant wait for that, for my fingers alas are too slow sometimes to capture the thoughts . Great post, thank you15/04/2017 #14 Savvy RajEvery time there is a comment from you @CityVP 🐝 Manjitty one knows there is a comment which emerges from a waltzing mind that takes you on a journey and delivers you a concotion of heady turns in the flow of thoughts and thinking through beyond the maze of mundane to the relevant interconnections in the evolving patterns. (By the way Waltz happens to be one of my favourite dances.😊)
The quote share by @Chas ✌️ Wyatt is on the dot as it touches one of my reasons for writing ... a sense of equanimity amidst arising thoughts .
The touch of pen to paper by a writer is deeply connected to the heart and mind . And it is sadly missing in todays hifi world.But the art of writing and sharing is healing and transformative . AI has already started exploring this route although it remains to be seen how it will predict the choice of freewill.
Like I mentioned in my reply to @Sara Jacobovici here , I also appreciate the enriching links you care to share often as a reader and I do enjoy equally in engaging and revelling in these arising thoughts shares from thinking .
As writers here in Bebee and anywhere else would agree, in simply having a reader dance a while with your writing in his mind and in caring to express with their uniqueness makes any writer feel fulfilled as to why they write.14/04/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe foundation of writing has been described by Chas ✌️ Wyatt in his opening comment "The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought" The thought part is not in dispute, what I am tapping out now is a thought, but the writing part - that act of putting pen to paper evokes a certain relationship between the pen and the paper - neither of which exist in the digital space I am typing in right now.
Voice recognition systems will mean that we can voice our words and create a digital representation of them. At least there is some linkage between typing and writing that we can call writing - but the next leap is voice command and after that pure telepathy - to produce words by simply thinking them and if we think that is science fiction, then we have not been looking in the development pipeline what technology now has the potential to extend.
While we are decades away from mind-reading AI science is looking for ways of moving this from the realm of science fiction to supercomputer reality. http://www.synthetictelepathy.net/our-mission/ Compared to that state of development we today are still living in an innocent time, but we are also living in a darker time because trust is an issue today and it has to be a transformation tomorrow.
Writing is still a freedom, an edited flow between imagination and art. At the individual level there is still beauty in the art, at the group level there is transformation in the science. Am I writer here at beBee. No. I am a thinker in a time when what we think is each our own responsibility, and if a part of that thinking expresses humanity through writing, that is a good connection. The purpose of art someone once said is to make us think. I embrace this buzz, as a thinker rather than as a writer.14/04/2017 #6 Savvy RajJust as much as the writer creates an experience of sorts as you kindly have mentioned... the feedback from the reader creates the momentumn for greater exploration and learnings In simply sharing a kind word, a cue, a link, , a relevant quote, a smile,a like . all can be great motivation for every writer .
Thank you for your very generous words . @Sara Jacobovici.Deeply appreciate the share.😊
- Producer14/04/2017Backbiting: A Symptom of Toxic Work CulturesBackbiting is a sure-fire symptom of a toxic work culture. In fact, not only does it run rampant in corporate cultures that are deteriorating and it is guaranteed to de-stabilize any corporate culture further.WHAT IS BACKBITING?Definition: To...
Comments15/04/2017 #21 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#18 Culture definitely plays a role in this. I don't know much about Japanese culture but a friend of mine who is of that heritage indicated that, within that culture, the tale-bearer carries news as a way of currying favour or getting into the good graces of the person to whom they are carrying the news. The experience under that scenario is Person A goes to Person B with gossip about Person C. Person B listens and then goes to Person C and reports what has happened.
When that happens, the way to put a stop to it is to say "Okay let's go to Person A right now and address it directly with them." Person A and B will usually get scared and discontinue the practice. If you just go to Person A and confront them, it doesn't work as well as Person A will deny the whole thing.
What a mess and what a waste of productivity.15/04/2017 #20 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#16 So many great thoughts here from all of you. I want to address couple of things. Harvey, you are right. The fact that Matthew 18:15 is followed up with vs 16 & 17 is indicative of the fact that Our Lord knew that there would be those who are too hard of heart to respond to a private discussion to resolve the situation.
One has to be careful. If you are a manager, you can bring the 2 parties in if attempts to resolve on their own don't work. As a co-worker, the backbiter will likely turn on you. It takes fostering a corporate culture where this type or behaviour is not acceptable so that the backbiter cannot find a willing ear. That is tough to do.
I didn't realize that Covey had written about this. I have to go and look this up.
Backbiting is rampant in corporations. It is surprising that so little has been written about it. It comes up quite often in Jamaican reggae music so I guess if a culture abhors this practice it is discussed more.15/04/2017 #19 Renée 🐝 CormierGreat advice, Anne. I find the human relations principles we practice at work are easily transferred to our personal lives and vice versa. Toxic people are at the heart of all toxic relationships (workplace or otherwise) and they only have a voice if we listen to, and tolerate them. Will share this for you.15/04/2017 #18 Erroll -EL- WarnerThanks Anne. Anne T-Browne you know the culture very well. Never thought I would have read part of the --"great culture" in any publication. I am now thinking your title is --Browne and not Brown-- which led me to believe you are associated with the culture. Back biting was instrumental in bringing down Brick and Mortar. Micro managers used that back biting situation to keep control of associates. Those micro managers got positions based on years of service not by ability, knowledge or education. That type of behavior is still present in many working environment. That tend to happen when CEOs are disconnected from their own organization. When it comes to micro management there usually be the absent of feedback, transparency, accountability, humility, dignity and professionalism.15/04/2017 #16 Harvey LloydGreat thoughts here and suggestions on dealing with back-biting or office politics. I have always found that the act of gossip/back-biting is fulfilling something in the biter. Most often it is the need for affirmation. The discouraging part of this is two fold. One the social disease that it promotes and the second.....well you cant carry around the need for more juice for gossip and meet performance expectations.
If affirmation is what they seek then give it to them. Sounds counter intuitive but is the real basis of Matthew 18:15. The gossiper has stumbled across a situation where they are focused on how they can use the details to highlight themselves. Disregarding the person who is actaully dealing with the situation and their position. Steven Covey offers the method of understanding the basis of the gossip, discerning the source of the gossip and their needs and reflecting this back to the gossiper. Then recommending that both of you go and sit-down with the person at the center of the gossip and offer support. This will stop the person from seeking your vote within the gossip chain and/or redirect the gossip into a functional team support effort.
I find all to often that, like the backbiter, we condemn the person and continue the process. Exposing the backbiters needs that are fulfilled by the process is a much more effective way of dealing with them. They will run from the exposure or you will have helped someone change their character.15/04/2017 #14 AnonymousWhen I read such challenging posts like the one of yours, I use to "ruminate it" a while before making a comment, as I understand writing such a post, and the work it takes deserves a well-reasoned comment.
I am not too sure of the benefits of using Matthew 18:15 with toxic people. If the backbiting is due to unconsciousness, or not thinking twice what it was said, maybe. In my experience, if you try to solve the matter face to face with a "toxic", it can happen two things:
-They act like they don't know what you are talking about
-They claim they are right to backbite you, as you are doing things wrong.
In both cases, you gain a frontal enemy afterwards.
If there is a bigger "purpose", like good team work environment, for both parties, and for both this bigger purpose is a real target more than private considerations, then for the sake of it the "offender" could fold back and could be "won".
But normally "toxic people" have no other purpose than themselves, and would not accept other that YOU folding back, if ever.
In my opinion, with this kind of people it only works the following versicles of Matthew 18 you mentioned:
"16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[c] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector."
In all, in our forthcoming post, the things you are sharing really deserve a subchapter on itself.
"Backbiting, a symptom of toxic work cultures: How to deal with it?"
I am sure they will provoke many fruitful comments.14/04/2017 #9 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding EntrepreneurVery interesting article. Thanks, Anne!14/04/2017 #7 AnonymousWonderful post, thank you for sharing it to the hive "toxicity" It is refreshing to read someone who has so much knowledge about the book of the books...We always need to be remembered about the basics...great contribution, thank you.
@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View moreWonderful post, thank you for sharing it to the hive "toxicity" It is refreshing to read someone who has so much knowledge about the book of the books...We always need to be remembered about the basics...great contribution, thank you.
@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee this post is a must read. Close14/04/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Anne, take a look at this piece from Judiasm 101 about "improper speech" or Speech and Lashon-Ha-Ra. It deals with why tale-bearing or gossip is considered to one of the great harms but it also outlines when tale-bearing is acceptable.
It fits with what your buzz is about especially the admonition in it citing "The person who listens to gossip is even worse than the person who tells it, because no harm could be done by gossip if no one listened to it."14/04/2017 #4 Tausif MundrawalaIt is as if people sniff the fragrance which leads them to this epidemic called backbiting. They don't realize that the word spoken against someone would travel through person to person and would be heard by the one about whom they had a toxic talk. It hurts when we are been labeled what we are not in our actual life. If someone criticizes with good intent then its the responsibility of the person to pay heed. But backbiting kills and uproots the relationship with a slow toxic induced excruciating pain.
I am glad that you shared this excellent buzz with us my friend, @Anne Thornley-Brown14/04/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorGreat stuff Anne, i wil share this...because backbitters were trained at school to bully, because no one stop them, neither the parents did nor the school administration, nor their supervisors as young adults...so why would they stop their toxicity....
- 13/04/2017A Mente - Alan Watts (Legendado) Uma correnteza de pensamentos invade nossa mente durante qualquer instante em que não estamos fazendo nenhuma atividade. Em vez de deixar-se levar pela...
- 12/04/2017I am listening to Umberto Eco because I am curious about this 47 minute talk "The Library as a Model for Culture". What an incredible title for a talk. This talk has linkages and consequences that will help me adjust the compass of my own learning journey online and offline.
I will be reusing this particular material in a later buzz. This talk represents a very important hour when I add in the time for the reflection it inspires within me and should inspire - and also even when I will revisit this later in a separate thinking space.
Umberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & RecoveringUmberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & Recovering This is a lecture by renowned Italian author and scholar Umberto Eco, which he delivered at the Yale University Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The...
Comments13/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 That book is on all together different dimension, I have not even read my copy of Da Vinci Code let alone Foucault's Pendulum, and I purchased Dan Brown's book not because I was interested in his book but as an impulse buy - attracted by the most shallow of buying reasons, I liked the physical design of it ! My relationship to Eco's talk above is far more a modest affair and a simple relationship.
- 06/04/2017“We used to believe that intelligence and creativity were fixed rates – whatever you had is what you had and you did the best with what you had. Now we just know that’s not true…
Now we know that as adults, we can grow our brain. We can grow brain cells. We can get smarter; we can get more creative.” What a great episode with Dr. Melissa Hughes!
Comments06/04/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBeeSmiling and improved relationships.A Positive Attitude Leads to Success and Happiness.
- Producer29/03/2017The Write StuffI learn about the art of writing here on beBee. The platform has a superbly skilled and diverse group of writers, bloggers and honey-makers. Each with a unique style, each with a unique voice.Good writing is in the eye of the beholder. With my...
Comments22/04/2017 #53 Yogesh SukalUltimate buzz of inspiration. This is great. I feel the swarm here. As being bee I have just produced honey with nectar collected in recent days. Buzz On
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/quoteful-shots-with-yogesh-sukal-buzz-5 View moreUltimate buzz of inspiration. This is great. I feel the swarm here. As being bee I have just produced honey with nectar collected in recent days. Buzz On
Thank you so much @Gert Scholtz for this post. Inspiration catalyzed. Close21/04/2017 #52 Tausif MundrawalaYou are not only a friend but a precious being for me who never knew boundaries in order to appreciate someone's glitter. I have been deep thinker since my childhood where folks listening to me would dub me as an ancestor who speaks philosophy. The way you described me and my forte made me dance with joy.
Once again I would reiterate that you are a real jewel in the crown of beBee and I say it wholeheartedly.
This platform has given me a lot especially special friends like you and many others. After saying all this, am still speechless. You are a gift to me from the Almighty my dearest friend, @Gert Scholtz31/03/2017 #44 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAgree with the list of writers. There used to be a great difference between the Editor and the Publisher in old media, but in new media the focus is more on the publisher who is akin to marketing, rather than the editor who is akin to writers and journalist.
I will be interested to see how far down the publisher mindset rabbit hole we will go until we discover, the real gold was and will always be the writers, even those who engage marketing for a living. The role of editor needs to find its place and assert itself back in new media, for what was for the journalistic integrity back then, is now for the writers integrity today.31/03/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@gert scholtz, you started a golden journey!
- Producer04/03/2017Nuggets of Wisdom/ Part 2Writing a buzz of value is a challenge. More challenging is writing a buzz that would invite for illuminating comments. I have been fortunate to have so many valuable comments on my buzzes that are worthy of lasting quality. I extract some...
Comments07/03/2017 #65 siraj shaik#64 Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee hats off and salute you for giving time and tagging along mentions of contributors (whether a point or paragraph or pages). About more than 2 years prior by chance saw a person contributing "likes" except for that there wasn't active activity which was for longer period, later a different approach of instances shared.. on LinkedIn updates and Twitter tweets (thoughts ran, the trends made me think, yeah some publishing will be shared soon at Amazon's shelf whether on line or on premise). It's in humane nature to get carried away, or followers to divert traffic. Some were concerned, well wishers wished.. and later there was an announcement about a publishing. And if pondered over the points in publication surely some or many (who are active on this platform, whether they are part of that publication or not I don't know. Also they might have focused on it or not, is not known to me) will find very close similarities to opinions in comment spaces they might have shared.07/03/2017 #62 siraj shaik#52 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the connected posts along with points (knowledge gems) strewn across by some awesome personas of high wisdom and subject matter gathered and neck-aced similar to beads put-forth makes fractures of fractals.. and you (and all those involved either as team or contributors) will hit the gong. The echo's will not be damped but generic effects and affects are like the acoustic reverberation. 1- "The bee hive structure is fractal and the expansion of comb's growth is contributed with team effort, but at some point an initiative been taken". 2- shell structure has similarity, contribution is from nature's natural impact. 3- similar everything that's by nature (not human replicated) carries the effects and affects of fractals.06/03/2017 #54 Laura MikolaitisSuch wonderful quotes, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you for highlighting them and for sharing them here for all of us to savor. As much as I love reading posts, I love reading the comments. They often enhance and take the post into a whole new direction. It's a pool of perspective and insight that is most times filled with camaraderie.06/03/2017 #53 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Louise Smith-Thank you for your message . The link to Part 1 is:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/nuggets-of-wisdom06/03/2017 #52 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#51 I am shocked with surprise @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I was thinking about you just prior to reading yor comment. I am thinking about fractal structures such as our bones because I am expanding on my last buzz "The Dance of Complexity". I am reading this great post and I thought you would greatly enjoy reading it, Lada. Here is the link:
I am referring to this article in my next buzz, but believe you shall find it interesting being an engineer.
Coming back to your comment, yes you are right. We learn and adapt from the exchange of comments. To preserve the honey extracts I tried to collect some of them in a "Honey Jar" as you mentioned. My hope that one of your comments shall be part of the next jar.06/03/2017 #51 Lada 🏡 PrkicI am more a reader than a commenter because I can read anywhere but for writing I need a quiet place, which is not always possible to achieve. For me, commenting is as challenging as writing. Expressing an opinion related to the subject of the buzz, through the comment, can also encourage the commenter to revise and evaluate their own thoughts, as well as to challenge others to review their points of view or to learn something new.
This is also the way how your buzzes influence your readers, dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
I respect all these people you mentioned in this buzz of value. This is also a great way of preserving their nuggets of wisdom in a jar of honey. :)05/03/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#49 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- the quotes are the juice of the brainy commentators and all I did was to collect the juice in one bottle. There is no need for preservants for the quotes such as yours shall not deteriorate with time.
- 02/03/2017Y tú? ¿Prácticas el Silencio?Cómo funciona la mente en absoluto silenciohipertextual.com El silencio es oro. Entre otras cosas, podría relajar más que la "música relajante" e incluso hacer a las personas más...
Comments02/03/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is why I consider privacy to be so sacred. Silence is a part of my privacy and this article is so good it would be great to have an English version of it.
The key part that I have great affinity is this:
"Es decir, tal vez nuestra reacción se debe a que como nuestro cerebro está siendo bombardeado constantemente por la banda sonora del mundo exterior"
This indeed is the key to silence which is to recognize that "our brain is being bombarded constantly by the soundtrack of the outside world"
It is also central to my own personal learning journey and it is silence which provides the room for learning more deeply.
- Producer01/03/2017The Vocal Instrument And How To Fine Tune YoursThis is the second post that was inspired, in great part, by Bruce Springsteen’s brilliant biography, Born To Run, which I read over a protracted period of time in the downstairs bathroom, because that’s where the hardcovers get read.The other...
Comments03/03/2017 #13 Jim Murray#12 Thanks @Claire L Cardwell. What I was really surprised was how frightfully honest he was about his own mental health. He's been battling depression all of his adult life. It's not your typical musician's bio. I'm reading Robbie Robertson's bio now and it's all about the band experience, or at least it is so far.02/03/2017 #9 Shelley BrownI don't think I get how beBee works. I thought I posted a comment earlier. Ok, wellhead it goes again. I love your list of what it all boils down to. I am honored to be featured in your story. It really must come naturally for me. I never thought of myself as a writer and didn't start writing until 4 years ago. I don't even have a method so it must just be madness. Thanks JJ01/03/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht@Jim Murray I erred --I remember now; I was complaining about not getting an "A+" in my high school tying class even though I was the fastest typist; I think that was really just tired of hearing me bitch about it and so he just looked me dead in the eye, and with no hesitation whatsoever said:
"hgfddfh ffb hytt dfggg; gggrehdm --dsxvbhjf."
I wonder if he still has that wonderful sense of humor; the kind that provides perspective!01/03/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee"8. Read a lot. Because believe it or not that’s where most of your inspiration will come from" Not only inspiration, but skill. I studied best-selling authors diligently. Finally--a few things rubbed off. I hope it continues. Keep writing--don't give up, and as @Jim Murray says, "Don't quit!!!"01/03/2017 #3 Harvey LloydThis was good, you are encouraging me to add the Springsteen book to the list. I wanted to focus on the word intent or intentions. In our youth we don't really concern ourselves with intentions at any depth, we just act and move forward. Maybe by design or genetics. We develop the skills and confidence when intentions are not a high priority. The older we get, intentions become more important and specifically to writing and reading.
Writing, it's a great inhibitor for me to insure my writing says what i mean, my intentions. In reading i find it takes several passes with a writer before i can see their intentions.
Both part 1 and Part 2 were good reads an i learned a few things. Keep up the good intentions.
- Producer24/02/2017Why People Are Attracted To the Authentic YouYou, of all people, should intimately know the authentic “you.” And it would follow that the authentic “you” is the “you” who faces the firing squad of life. Unfortunately, consistent authenticity in our daily interactions and self-expressions is...
Comments27/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#13 Dear Laci I am not too invested in my own analysis, but how I get to live it, because in this world, living it is the tough execution and broadcasting is the easy challenge.
So now you may see why do I utilize "CityVP Manjit"? It is because I came to the realization that I will not live my life based on the perceptions of people and that decision has a great cost to it - because the very rejection I then face is not creating and idealized and branded perception, perfectly manicured for professional image. Manjit is my name, CityVP a reality of branding.
This is for sure the road less traveled and the least advisable. Now here authenticity has a price attached to it because doors will automatically close to me but in the last few years I have remained steadfast to my way of being as they have closed, but in this is also the idea that LESS IS MORE. In that idea are new doors and they will emerge ahead a couple of years from now.
The road less traveled here is worth the pain and worth the privacy for as long as I keep hold of it and perhaps that with increasing technological immersion and invasive nature of digital tools is a value increasingly in peril as sustainable. We seem to consider at great lengths the relationship between brand and authenticity and hardly ever touch upon the relationship between privacy and authenticity and the implications that is imposed upon our networked relationship in the latter.
My thanks to you Laci, in kind.26/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitToday I experience the projection of authenticity to be as mind-numbing as the projection of personal brand, for both are still stage-craft, the world of the actor and not the human. In economic realities we get stripped down very quickly as to what human really is and what we are left with that is human is further narrowed by psychology and biology.
In reality in being authentic online is a terrible idea, for the simple reason that we are talking in terms of attraction and what social rules are we following when attraction is what we base our existence on - and then attracting what?
There is a great liberating power in being able to be living one's own compass while holding the contradictions which make authenticity absolutely real. Authenticity as a judgement is guesswork, has a lived thing it is pointless describing it because the moment we do, it isn't authentic - we are now adding definition to something that now is a lived experience in a past context.
Only we know our individual state of authenticity and if we try to fool ourselves our body chemistry might help us fool us but there is long-term consequence being absolutely authentic and many a forgotten innovator has been crucified for being authentic - why, an entire religion was formed from that very authenticity - so we are left in a position where we know we live lives that constantly miss the mark - and then what is authentic needs to be understood, because not all things authentic are necessarily good.
Authentic evil finds its way carving into human history far more than authentic heart has - that is the reality which the entire book of human history provides massive evidence for.
For sure the way the words are laid out in this particular buzz, it does have an attractive quality though it is no longer about those who can describe bullshizen, but an intuitive sense we have which the spirit we listen to has authentic qualities. Ultimately it is up to me ensure my own education is26/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Laci, delighted to receive your connection on beBee. So the first thing I want to do tonight is to warmly welcome you to beBee. Right now my family is calling me downstairs to watch a movie with them, so I will get back to this post on Sunday morning. Good to see you here, I will add my thoughts here tomorrow.
Manjit24/02/2017 #10 Laci McDowell#9 I completely agree, @Robert Cormack. I don't know that women suffer the most either. I definitely think it is a very integrated part of our culture, men and women. Societal expectations can be gender-specific, but just because they differ, doesn't mean they don't exist just the same. Thanks for your thoughts! I appreciate them. I will check out your post.24/02/2017 #9 Robert CormackGood post @Laci McDowell. It's interesting how we crave authenticity. We applaud the underdogs in movies, the ones ready to fight the status quo, yet in our real lives, we quiver and quake. Political correctness rules. We hate the idea of being inappropriate. We all contribute to it, we're all guilty and, you're right, it's a shame. I'm not sure woman are suffering the most, Laci. This was certainly true years ago, but the women I know are far more self-assured, possibly because they're much more self-supporting. Men, on the other hand, are falling back, throwing up their hands, saying, "I can't win!" It would be nice if we could be more authentic. Sometimes it's easier being a writer, sometimes it's harder because even our publishers want us to "tow the line." I cover a lot more about this in my post: "Do We Really Need Sensitivity Readers?" Good job, anyway. Great post.24/02/2017 #1 Brian McKenziewere it true - I would be wildly popular. Take a look, Ask around - I am not. People don't want the Truth. They want the same bullsh*t they have been fed for generations in a new package - maybe with sprinkles on top and a happy rainbow card to go with it. I have always been my authentic self - and it has cost me along the way - in too many instances to count - but for me - those losses were but exits to greater freedom - a step further out of the web of lies. The TRUTH will set you free - namely because nobody will ever pay you to tell it. Everybody loves the train wreck - until you park it on their front lawn.
- ProducerBrave. Bonding. Through Acceptance And Genuine Listening. There are many paths to follow. In life. It is an illusion to think that there is only one choice. The right one. Nature is all about abundance. Infinite possibilities. Behind the walls of perfection there is hidden fear. Let us not be blind and be...
Comments22/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.sweet comments, grateful to read you found a soothing recipe in my article, I feel honored @Laura Mikolaitis, thank you.22/02/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#7 you are most welcome @Sara Jacobovici, your comments are wise and lovely.22/02/2017 #8 Laura MikolaitisBeautifully crafted post @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Your words paint such an inviting canvas. The world is ours to explore, when and if we choose to do so. We can find the treasures when we open our mind to them. The moments are always there should we choose to seize them - capture each fragment to make it whole. You evoke such emotion with your words, and I needed a soothing journey today. Thank you for providing that by sharing your art with us.22/02/2017 #7 Sara JacoboviciI enjoyed your buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I felt drawn into it and found myself "in the flow". You write, "We are all unfolding our own valuable story." So true. It never cease to amaze me when I hear individual stories. I am always left in awe. Thanks for a wise and beautiful buzz.22/02/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#5 You are right @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman listening is key to learning, thank you for your comments!22/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#3 thank you highly appreciate your view @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, well said.22/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDeeper listening is one of the essential challenges of the 21st Century. This is actually good news, it means room for great learning and personal transformation. This is not about overwhelming our senses with escalating our sensory input, but the buzz accords with my own life - start this essential challenge where we live in our own home. Another very well written buzz.22/02/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 a pleasure to write for our bees, always, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
- 19/02/2017The Self Management Compass https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ALS/Training+Resources
Comments20/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 This is why you will find a great affinity with @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici and once they see your thinking and your approach to the scientific method, I know they will be fascinated by what it is you are developing and it will be interesting to see this evolve as a new triad. I envision it having a very powerful effect if it does so evolve and/or emerge in resulting fusion of relationships. I see in this three brilliant minds with a high potential of affinity.20/02/2017 #7 Walter SmithManjit, Optologics is categorization metrics. We need to categorize or generalize to understand the bigger picture. My idea is to find standard categories for the production and use of knowledge that we can all agree on. Then we can see knowledge scientifically rather than phenomenologically. #520/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Yes, Walter is an interesting mind with unique perspectives and he can abstract and conceptualize but at the most basic level he engages in thinking, naturally I appreciate a mind like that.
None of this for me is about enjoyment, it is about appreciation. What Walter does is in some ways parallel with what I do but Walter has his own unique DNA - he deals much more deeply with the ontological and explores infinitely more with physics.
I noticed Walter when he checked my profile today, and then of course Fatima you tagged me. What is important for me about Walter Smith is to recognize Walter Smith as Walter Smith and not on the basis of similarities.
We learn most from people who are different from us - and even if I might use the word compass and Walter uses compass or I may use spectrum and Walter may use the term, appreciation does not come through categorization but observation. I certainly do appreciate Walter Smith for being Walter Smith. We are both an N of 1 and what matters is the N of 7 Billion and the appreciation in that.19/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsFirst off @Walter Smith I am following you
Welcoming you to beBeeland 🐝🤗
And love this post on Optologics.
So simple and yet effective explanation that self-management is true intelligence. Yes we are responsible for the way we let others influence us. That's why I learnt not to blame situations or people but look at my mistakes as a learning journey.
As you say "Common sense is not what we believe, but what we can all agree on"
What the current education system doesn't allow an individual to use common sense or even to think. The set frame work is like a sheep of herd led in one direction. I enjoyed reading this alot and Happy to meet you here on BeBee 🤗
- Producer25/07/2016FORMAÇÃO DE PROFESSORES NA ESCOLA INCLUSIVA COM CRIANÇAS AUTISTAScriança com autismo em sala individual projeto apresentado por criança autista em sala regular Palavras-chave: Inclusão; Formação do professor; Autismo. ...
Comments19/02/2017 #8 Luiza Barbosa da Silva#7 oi, amanhã leio com calma,mas isso é um arigo do meu trabalho de conclusao de Curso, meu trabalho tem 3 capitulos, conceito de inclusão e integração, Formação do professor e Autismo.Coloquei aqui pras pessoas refletirem sobre.Meu trabalho li livros com tradução em portugues meu trabalho deu 40 paginas.grata pelo teu comentário.19/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAt the most basic level I did not initially have an idea of what autism was. As I learned about it, I did so accidentally because I was interested in knowing more about the gut-brain relationship and it is here I discovered that autism was one of those dysfunctions that require whole body understanding and not just to study what parts of the body autism was studied. I will follow up with the TEACCH resource https://www.teacch.com/resources
Also there is a new club member called Alex who joined our Toastmasters group, and I had even less knowledge of Asbergers Syndrome, never mind that this Syndrome was at the high functioning end of autism. Here Luiza mentioning difficulty in communication, socialization and imagination was an additional helpful frame for me.
With this buzz the first thing I wanted to find out is what the Declaration of Salamanca so this was my first object of study :
Declaration of Salmanca
I browsed this 1994 statement and it is written in absolute clear language, and I saw Luiza note the National Education-Law 9.394 / 96, so governments do have some framework for social inclusion, but here I am learning to what degree. Luiza and one other bee referenced the work of Lev Vygotsky http://www.childdevelopmentmedia.com/articles/play-the-work-of-lev-vygotsky/ I need to find the time to study Vygotsky even if it is just at my beginner level. I like the conclusion "inclusion is a challenge to be overcome" I learned a lot in this buzz. Thank You.26/07/2016 #1 Patrícia RochaÓtimo artigo Luiza! Gostei do enfoque da inclusão para as crianças com autismo. Eu, particularmente, sou a favor dessa prática num sentido mais amplo, abarcando também crianças com problemas com sindrome de down e de movimentação. Entendo que cada caso possui sua especificidade, mas penso que os professores e a escola devem estar preparados para integrar todo tipo de criança dentro do ambiente educativo! Parabéns novamente pelo texto!
- 15/02/2017It Just Feels Good To Be Happy Follow @titanicsinclair on Twitter and Instagram. Download music at...
Comments19/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#13 In this clip Andy Kaufman whose wrestling women act and goading the audience was designed chaos, he is talking to a reporter called Vince McMahon. McMahon now plays the act of the boss of the WWE along with a fake family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSy1LQwt0I View more#13 In this clip Andy Kaufman whose wrestling women act and goading the audience was designed chaos, he is talking to a reporter called Vince McMahon. McMahon now plays the act of the boss of the WWE along with a fake family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSy1LQwt0I
What Kaufman showed is how people can be influenced by people that are designed to be the villain. The conditioning of people was the joke whether it is a person people like or as WWE now shows, millions made on creating pretend villains in a show that Kaufman himself created by claiming himself the Womens Wrestling Champion of the World.
Now to get into the joke here, remove the layer of the jibing, cajoling and inciting and understand that in case of Kaufman all of this is highly orchestrated and he knows what he is doing. This Atlantic article begins to peel away the performance of Kaufman - yet instead of people realizing this conditioning, the same conditioning is today used by that reporter called Vince McMahon to create a multi-billion dollar industry of combining near-vaudeville performance with traditional wrestling. Jerry Lawler an actual wrestler was always on in the joke - so WWE was born.
Atlantic Article on Kaufman
It is not everyday that German philosophical terms are used to describe what people view as a comedian, but once we understand that Kaufman was operating at the level of philosophy it shows an altogether different side - the only one that actually helps in understanding the genius of Kaufman.
On Kaufman and Existential Psychology
http://www.renfusa.com/2012/07/on-kaufman-and-existential-psychology.html Close15/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 In terms of art you will love Susan Sontag http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors4/susan-sontag-quote-interpretation-is-the-revenge-of-the-intellect-upon.jpg View more#11 In terms of art you will love Susan Sontag http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors4/susan-sontag-quote-interpretation-is-the-revenge-of-the-intellect-upon.jpg
The important thing here for me is not deletion but the meaning of deletion in the millennial world.
Deletion is one of the things I find about fascinating about this generation and deletion has expressed itself in the world of technology and that is why I am equally fascinated with snapchat, which I know @Javier 🐝 beBee and more so @Juan Imaz - but their fascination with snapchat is in terms of the startup itself and is marketing rather than art focused.
The problem I find with millennials is that have also been taught by technology to follow - so now you have these two contradictory forces at play - deletion and following. That to me is absolutely fascinating because I love contradictory forces - the best learning of all !!! Close15/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 I find Guppy personally interesting - that is where my nose immediately takes me to peer inside the whole Mars thing. This is where the attention is drawn inward at themselves rather than what is happening externally - removing the coating of love you and see what it is I am able to see underneath all that
It is original - that much got my antenna up for this and works at so many new levels into my dissection of personal brand and its effects - and that is my own discovery - and anything that moves that is a nice buzz.15/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 I can see where it fits now - I found an accommodation for this questioning of pop culture in GRAY
Took out Instruction Design and replaced it with
TEACHING & QUESTIONING
GRAY now equals
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
TEACHING & QUESTIONING
REFLECTION & GROWTH
That is where this media now fits in my learning journey.
It is indeed a hypnotic and symbiotic relationship, I am glad you featured this as a buzz. Thanks15/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 If only Andy Kaufman was still alive - Nothing will ever beat reading the Great Gatsby to an audience all night long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAbuVM5oVV4 View more#2 If only Andy Kaufman was still alive - Nothing will ever beat reading the Great Gatsby to an audience all night long
Remember Kaufman was the genius that noted the audience which still has not noted itself, which led to the rise of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment, which we never associate with Kaufman.
What people follow is what people follow, I don't speak for followers - people are free to follow what they want, there is enough for me to chew on in Buy a T-Shirt and Delete Your Facebook, that is keeping my funny-bone occupied and my body most assuredly amused.
Let me now meditate on the tweet :
If someone wants a million followers they need a personal brand. This is the unfinished legacy of Andy Kaufman. The true genius generation isn't the millennial generation, it is the generation they give rise to. Close15/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitOMG!!! it gets better and better
DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbS-dKD4c9I View moreOMG!!! it gets better and better
DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK
It gets going from 1 minute 30 seconds onwards.
OK now where the heck do I put this stuff on my learning journey? Note quite yellow enough and not quite cyan enough - OK me thinks it is more Cyan-enough worthy. Close15/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank you, Thank you Aurorasa for finding this.
This allowed me to find Titanic Sinclair's video on Buy this T-Shirt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IljiusuBGYo View moreThank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank you, Thank you Aurorasa for finding this.
This allowed me to find Titanic Sinclair's video on Buy this T-Shirt
With spiritual guru thingies I prefer Alanis Morissette Eight Easy Steps
but with Titantic Sinclair's Buy this T-Shirt - man' even if I write 20 more things about the superficial side of personal branding - he says so well in under 2 minutes
Now I think I have to write a little more about Pee-BS (Personal Brand Superficiality) - not to be confused with PBS, a channel for people who don't want to watch superficial commercial television.
THANK YOU - this is deeper than just wryly hilarious. To deep for the superficial.😄 Close
- 13/02/2017Supplementary material to Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope book
New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education,New Learning | New Learningnewlearningonline.com A knowledge community, international conference, scholarly journal, and book...
- 13/02/2017It turns out what I began with is not what I finished - this is actually a tribute to an educator I learned about today and where I nearly did not. His name is Richard DuFour and died Wednesday 8th February 2017.
This is the kind of thing I like, since my first reaction to this post at https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6236678536422318080 was why would someone use a quote without much meaningful substance - but then after I had found a church link to provide some substance, I noticed the words "Rest in Peace" hidden at the top in small-print, and that was good because when I followed with a search for who DuFour was, I found several video's by Richard DuFour and I realized that this was a very good educator, who also believed in "learning by doing". I am glad I had the patience today to notice that and in turn learn that indeed an excellent educator had passed away.Steps to PLC Heaven Rick DuFour discusses the 7 steps along the journey to PLC...
- 12/02/2017"A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult."
~The Holy Bible - Proverbs 12:16
Comments12/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe great thing about proverbs is that they change in meaning with our personal growth. There is an avalanche of annoyance being showered in our world today and more so than in prior decades, so viewing annoyance through the lens of prudence becomes a part of that journey of my personal growth.
A proverb for me is reduced to the level of a slogan or a quote or a phrase when it is not lived. There is a relationship in practice here that makes proverbs timeless gems of the human condition and it is our development maturity which polishes our rough diamond hearts. This is the way I learn from a proverb.
- 22/01/2017Seth's Blog: Long-term strategy: Don't be a jerksethgodin.typepad.com In the moment, when you have power, no matter how momentarily, how will you choose to act? Jerk comes from the idea of pulling hard on the reins, suddenly and without care. Horses don't like it and neither, it...
Comments23/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Thinker does not have to mean extraordinary, because the idea of "know thyself' is not preordained or a chosen people, anyone can think either at the top of a hierarchy, or in the messy middle, or where the work is done. Sometimes the great work that is done isn't in the workplace, but in the home.
Good people can think but apathy and ignorance can be effects of dumbing down a population. So I appreciate the thinker who makes a home as much as the great thinkers like Newton Minnow :
Minnow in 1961 spoke about the "The Vast Wasteland"
Newton Minnow implored his industry to take a higher road and view a bigger picture of media's responsibility to society, but the jerks who still dumb down the masses are simply producing an offspring that represents their strategy sperm. Here the media, economic, technical or political jerk produces the mass-jackass.
A mother now has to deal with some jackass kids, but she manages to nurture them, protect them and develop them - even if she may be married to a jackass husband. Ultimately many kids grow up and become well functioning members of society, because there were millions of good mothers, even good fathers and good teachers - who were thinkers and who did their best not to produce or raise jackasses.
Yet not even the best parenting can sometimes stop a bright kid from becoming narcissistic and who thus transform from a thinker into a jerk..22/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitExcellent piece about restraint. When I look at this mindset and apply it online restraint then the immediate thing I think of is the description of the opposite of a jerk or a troll. That opposite must surely be a thinker as the antonym of jerk and a leader as the antonym of troll.
Here is the litmus test I thought of after I read the Seth Godin piece. If we do not show restraint and either act as a jerk or the first thing that comes to our mind is to think of the jerks, then as the Bible says in Matthew 7:2 "For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you".
When being a jerk is absolute here we find the troll - this is no longer simply about a failure in our restraint as a thinker, but a failure in our restraint as a human being. A thinker and a leader can still deal with the harshness of life, but they make it clear that they are talking about the process and not a person. Where there is the minority that is a troll or we see the jerk within us, we are no longer focusing on what does not work, but able to discern what does - and at that point we begin to move from mindset to strategy - because strategy is execution.
- 06/01/2017In June 2015 the Globe and Mail featured an article by Peter Klein where he contests the widely used quote "Those who can do, those who can't do, teach". He asks us to think again and also offers others quotes from the same play that drew this infamous one. I must admit it is tempting to lazily repeat this kind of humbug about teaching and doing being at odds with each other, which does not help me one jot developing as a learner.Those who can't do, teach? Think againwww.theglobeandmail.com A student once taught me a lesson that transformed my career as a teacher and as a journalist: Question the way we do what we do, and improve...
Comments08/01/2017 #6 Vincent Andrew"We get comfortable in how things are done, and have always been done and those who do not have the chance to be challenged by curious, bold young minds are often relegated to doing things the same old way. Those who can't teach, just do – and that's a shame."
Cannot agree more.07/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Good point Deb. We move further by standing on the shoulders of the great then we do if we think the 21st Century is about reinventing the wheel. There are 21st Century faculties which are entirely new which make some form of traditional teaching out of mode, but there are great minds who offered timeless thoughts. It is the reason I go to Toastmasters, not because it is a great organization, but its founder Ralph Smedley was a great educator - and I still have to delve into the three books he wrote to rekindle his desire as an educator and not simply because his specialty was the art of public speaking. Your point is well taken. This weekend I will also be going through your book, so I look forward to finally commenting and spreading the word on that.07/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I was very fortunate, my first studies were in teaching and I was privileged to learn with leading people who were then talking about Deschooling society, teaching as a Subversive activity, students who were not empty vessels, rather students who had existing knowledge and who needed guidance in learning how to learn. I can recommend some very great books written many years ago. Just because something is written a long time ago does not mean it is old methodology. these writers were leading edge at the time and it has taken a long time for education and teaching methods to be evolved from instructional, top-down methodologies. remember our first schools in the 18th Century were designed to teach compliance and order so people could become good factory workers. Times have changed we ned people who think for themselves and who can think collectively. We need wisdom.06/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 I think that there is a courage in teaching which isn't there in learning because the two are inextricably linked - it is when learning is decoupled from teaching that standing outside the fire.
Teaching can also be decoupled from learning and then we have the talking head, the know it all, the dictator, the prima donna and that was essentially the age of broadcast.
The profession of teaching is a doing and if we don't believe that then study a teaching course, especially one that teaches the skills of managing adult learning. The college I attend regularly has an adult education certificate https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/adult-education.aspx which I may enroll in some future year.
Even if we study such a course, the way our world is being networked means that we may be learning yesterday's pedagogy - and the doing in teaching then is our innovative capacity to further multiply the coupled relationship that is teaching-learning.
We do learn most when we teach, but that is not simply a sharing, it is a doing and there is much skill in that doing; as there is also a place for teaching which remains a physical space for that doing, which is considerably enhanced by virtual space as a diversity of teaching options.06/01/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI have always thought if I want to learn something better, share it with others. As I explain what I have learnt I learn more from The questions and comments of others. So I believe if we all practised sharing and teaching with an intention of learning we would all get better at these things:
being humble rather than arrogant;
Being curious rather than thinking we know it all;
Learning rather than memorising:
Being a connector of ideas rather than a separator;
Being able to build relationships rather than create distance and hierarchy .
And these are only a few.
I believe we need to look at our values and beliefs of teaching and educating . If we think teaching is all about knowing something and transmitting it to others we limit the learning for ourselves and others.
If we believe teaching is about sharing what we have discovered to help others discover what is relevant and purposeful to them and to discover new knowledge our methods and practucrs will be different.
- 08/07/2016Alan Geller originally shared this link about Peter Ralston about honesty. I love the way he expresses himself.Peter Ralston: Talking on Honesty Peter Ralston founder of Cheng Hsin talks about Honesty as a skill and spiritual practice. He explores the possibility of using it as a tool for growth and...