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A Human Resources generalist, manager, or director plays a wide variety of roles in organizations. Depending on the size of the organization, these HR jobs may have overlapping responsibilities. In larger organizations, the HR generalist, manager, and director have clearly defined, separated roles in HR management.
  1. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Emerging Tensions and Creativity
    Emerging Tensions and CreativityI write on my profile that the more I know, the less I know for I realize how more I need to know. This is an emerging paradox in a way because I didn’t expect that the more I know, the less I realize I know. Do I stop trying to know more so as...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    20/11/2017 #58 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #50 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee We have to thank my girl @Cyndi wilkins for that quote. She is an exceptional and fine lady filled with love.

    I Like you have learned to pick up diamonds from the comments below.

    I also love @Edward Lewellen
    comment. I can resonate with what he says as I am at the same crossroad.
    I see my purpose is broadened and that knowledge is very important.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/11/2017 #57 Harvey Lloyd
    #56 Brilliant
    Edward Lewellen
    20/11/2017 #56 Edward Lewellen
    Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, knowing your Purpose brings your attention to people, places, and things in life that you would not otherwise have noticed. The company you mentioned which followed its purpose, but then failed due to becoming unmanageable; I would say that the Purpose had too finite of a Vision. The leaders failed to see it's full potential and possibilities. And, that truly is a paradox.

    Another thought to consider: What we resist persists. What we accept transforms and changes. (This phrase is sometimes attributed to Carl Jung.) What if, instead pf tension (resistance), acceptance entered the equation? Example: If you find that you know that you don't know something, then ask, "Is what I'm questioning knowledge about in line with my Core Identity? Is it in line with one, or more, roles I play in life? If it is, then ask, "How does this fit into my Purpose?" "How does it fit into the Vision for my life?" If there is no alignment with any of those, then it may be seeking knowledge just for knowledge itself and may be not be a good use of time. Should you decide to accept the knowledge as it is, then the meaning or need for it may very well transform in time and you might acquire it when you are ready to receive it differently.

    I have found this true in my own case. There have been times when I desired knowledge of something, but it didn't fit into my Purpose at the time. I left that knowledge to other people. Over time, my purpose broadened and the knowledge became relevant and I acquired that knowledge easily, without tension, because transformations and changes had occurred.
    Bernard Poulin
    20/11/2017 #55 Bernard Poulin
    Growth is neither success nor progress. It is simply growth as per "profit orientation". It has no other purpose. As for tension and creativity. Creativity is never born of tension (unless unrelated to stress) as in the tension between knowing and not knowing which are the root feeders of a curious mind and spirit which in turn gives rise to a flowering of ideas through increased stimulation of curiosity and discovery and wonder and these i n turn lead to casual and then in-depth research and analysis and trial and error and the growth of the mind and spirit embodying an urge to be creative, in whatever realm - to better tomorrow what is considered best today. Scientific discoveries and commercial products of value and worth are born from this wondrousness of spirit. Tension is but a by-product of wanting to know and better.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #54 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 watch for my next buzz as I handle this issue from different perspectives @Pascal Derrien
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #53 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #52 creativity is turning the impossible to possible @Jerry Fletcher. I agree with you as long as we keep this faith
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/11/2017 #52 Jerry Fletcher
    Ali, You said, at one point in the comments, "Why follow an impossible dream?" My answer is the same as explorers and scientists throughout the ages: "Because it is there." In my view that is what being human is all about. Is that a paradox? If so, then so be it. I will live with it.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/11/2017 #51 Pascal Derrien
    The wonder full or full of wonder dilemma insofar as adaptation comes from tension, creativity comes from tension its not binary but a full circle....
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 Never a comment made me pause for a while than yours @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Ikept looking for a reference that I read a while ago. Luckily, I found it. Let me quote this part from it He in the quote refers to Abraham Lincoln:
    β€œHe had the double-minded personality that we need in all our leaders. He was involved in a bloody civil war, but he was an exceptionally poor hater. He was deeply engaged, but also able to step back; a passionate advocate, but also able to see his enemy’s point of view; aware of his own power, but aware of when he was helpless in the hands of fate; extremely self-confident but extremely humble. Candidates who don’t have a contradictory temperament have no way to check themselves and are thus dangerous.”

    You said it all in your brief line "The left says yes and the right says no...I'm in between...and the more I learn, well, the less I know." -Styx
    You are truly an example of double-minded leaders.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 as if we were born to have inner tension @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. It depends on us to make the tension creative
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #44 absolutely and I conchur with your comment @Lisa Vanderburg
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #47 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #43 I never thought that we share so many ideas till I read your comment @Cyndi wilkins. Yes and your high school quote fits so well with my own.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    20/11/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #43 We all get there at one point in our life don't we :) @Cyndi wilkins The left says yes and the right says no...I'm in between...and the more I learn, well, the less I know." -Styx
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #45 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Lisa Vanderburg I loved childbirth too! I have a story in a social media site on birthing! @Lisa Vanderburg#34
    Lisa Vanderburg
    20/11/2017 #44 Lisa Vanderburg
    #43 lol @Cyndi wilkins..knock the Profs' out! :)
    #37 Love that @Randall Burns!
    #36 You're so smart, it...smarts @🐝 Fatima G. Williams!
    I know that moment of frozen indecision. That taste of urgent ambiguity..is that the onus of emerging tension @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee et al? The nanosecond that drives......
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/11/2017 #43 Cyndi wilkins
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Interesting that this was exactly the meaning behind the quote I put in my high school yearbook...

    "I'm so confused by the things I read...I need the truth...But the truth is, I don't know who to believe.
    The left says yes and the right says no...I'm in between...and the more I learn, well, the less I know." -Styx-

    Funny, because everyone that signed it said..."What the hell does that mean?"

    Well, now you know;-)
    Yogesh Sukal
    19/11/2017 #42 Yogesh Sukal
    As i just read quote in comment mentioned by @Laurent Boscherini on @Gert Scholtz recent buzz about uncertainty.

    "Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security." - John Allen Paulos

    I think it is aligned with this post as well.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/11/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #40 thank you for sharing the buzz @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Greatly appreciated
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/11/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    "The more I know, the less I know for I realize how more I need to know" #MustRead @Savvy Raj
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/11/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 thank you @Randall Burns. Your quotes are great and adds clarity to the buzz. It is a great purpose to know so as to passour knowledge to others. But do we pass knowledge or less knowledge?
    This topic intrigues me. I therefore look very much to reading your nrxt comment with anticipation.
  2. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Home Butterfly Effect
    The Home Butterfly EffectThe idea of this buzz was triggered by a comment on LI by James Olcott, MBA. I asked James β€œyour father was a sharp businessman. The question is why you didn't follow his steps? Was it your love of writing”? James responded as follows β€œAs a...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #72 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #71 you know your words resonate with me @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. My youngest daughter is in Germany now. May be also the ease of communication has added to my peace of mind. But mostly due to Sara is a mature person to depend on her. In no way we shall have 100% peace of mind. However; I don't worry at the opposite extreme either.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #71 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #70 It really is a great feeling when we can sleep peacefully with no worries @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I used to worry about my daughter a lot when she was a teen and in her early 20's. I did lose a lot of sleep then because I know females are vulnerable. Happily, they are both married and raising their own children and doing a great job! I'm glad you are very content :)) I'm sure your daughters all feel very special with their dad who is a good man with a good heart.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #70 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #69 I assure you of one thing @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I am so happy anf contented with my daughters. Not only of my instinct love to them, but also djue to their respect for others, accomplishments and very healthy habits. It is great when we put our heads to sleep in peace and with no worry whstsoever from the kids.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #69 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    oops, sorry I posted and it cut off my comment, so I'm reposting it :) I think I hit enter too fast.
    #56 I sounds like you and your wife had to create a fine balancing act with each other and raising your daughters together since you both did come from different backgrounds. From everything I've read, you've done a great job raising your girls together. I've often heard it can be hard for a man when he is surrounded in his home by all females ;-) The few photos I've seen of you with your daughter(s)?, I could see the love!!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/11/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    with little edition
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/11/2017 #66 Lisa Vanderburg
    #25 couldn't agree more @James Olcott and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 . we were very fortunate to be in our own business, so hubby took off pretty much a year and our kids were a year apart and we took them everywhere: we were very lucky! not many have that chance (cost us a fortune, but was well worth it). to have the father so delighted in his babies is pure blessing!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/11/2017 #65 Lisa Vanderburg
    #23 lol....i said 'tutelage', James. 'Leverage' sounds so....manipulative...?
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/11/2017 #64 Lisa Vanderburg
    #12 just as well most female-dominant communities are considered non-human...for the delicacy of some males, dear @Debasish Majumder!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/11/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #61 Instead of location-location-location in marketing I would say position-position-position for social studies. So, dear @Lisa Vanderburg I agree with your finishing lines "Parents never get it 100% right, but starting from falling in love with your baby really helps"! The starting position is falling in love with your baby. Yes, because love at this early stage is felt. Respect comes later as the kids grow up and mainly for the sons.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/11/2017 #62 Lisa Vanderburg
    #16 thank god for small mercies :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/11/2017 #61 Lisa Vanderburg
    #9 #11 if it's of any help, i think good parenting just naturally means that parents adjust their ways according to the wont of their children. my brother has a 21 year old daughter that still sits on his lap in an act of natural love. i sure a hell would not have done that with my dad! boys tend to be more risk-takers; my boys were throwing a football when one slammed hard enough into a tree to scratch half his face off. it took every ounce NOT to run up and help him; he was about 14 and would hate it when i did that. my hubby said 'ouch...that'll smart' and then i could offer him a tissue ;)
    but all this sort of behavior comes naturally and the game keeps changing as they age; it normal. Parents never get it 100% right, but starting from falling in love with your baby really helps!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/11/2017 #60 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #58 We need your "hands" dear @Lisa Vanderburg to communicate your brainy ideas.
    How about making "voice comments"? This is a suggestion to @Javier 🐝 beBee. Truly, why can't we make voice comments?
    I agree with you and I thank you Lisa for your elaboration.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/11/2017 #59 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #57 Thank you @Pascal Derrien for your comment raises new issues. Can parents even if they are "perfect" deal with the issues and threats such as addiction? Social jealousy and drive to cope with the new environments in which grown up kids once they leave home are enormous. Societal pressures may lead even kids who were fortunate to have great homes to yield sometimes. Much more exposed are kids who were not that fortunate.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/11/2017 #58 Lisa Vanderburg
    #8 apologies @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, my arm's in a cast so typing is going to be basic. to answer your question i must first say my comments related to how NOT to allow a child to grow to a healthy and functional adult, so the 'daughter effect' refers to well raised women. on that assumption, i'd assume that men who serially are less inclined to hire a women of equal qualities to, say, another male applicant, have a problem with women.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/11/2017 #57 Pascal Derrien
    I think your questions are relevant with the caveat that it is probably and only applicable when parents are fit for parenting, dysfunctional units don't necessarily carry self awareness or have any appetite to entertain theoretical values as they are way too busy dealing with addiction, mental health or any other issues that life is throwing at them yet I guess your points are valid ... :-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/11/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #53 As usual, your comments have their special flavor @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. You share examples from your own experiences. Therefore we believe in what you share and get moved by it.
    Let me share some of my own experience. My wife is half Circassian. They traditions are different from us. In their societies a girl must be treated like a queen. She must be given love. In contrast, the boys must be horsemen, manhood is of prime value to them. A man must show great respect for women. I have three daughters. You can see the attachment they have for their mother because she extended the same to them. I don't have a son and so would not be able to tell how would she have brought him up. However; I see the value of that "layer of love" covering the skins of the beloved. It has some drawbacks. My daughters are sensitive because they thought people are like mother. They got their disappointments, but learned fast the reality and adapted.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/11/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #52 Thank you dear @Ned McDonnell. Your comment is superb. Not a single human is free of defaults. The defaults of the parents could be "transmitted" to their kids. Your step-wise approach is only logical "Parents shape us and they have their drawbacks, some permanent which create those stumbling-blocks with which each of us has to manage, one day at a time".
    You remind me of a post that I wrote sometimes ago in which I asked if human were born out of clay wouldn't they suffer the shortcomings of clay? Sometimes we see our parents as angels; they are not. However; I must add that the parents had more time to attend for their defaults than their kids.
    I thank you also for providing the link to the discussion that involved the initial discussions that led to the writing of this buzz. Like you, so is @James Olcott. It is great to get involved in these discussions with both of you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/11/2017 #54 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 We may lose respect, but faking it is much harder than faking love in my opinion. I could be wrong.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/11/2017 #53 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    It's true, boys and girls do differ. I have to say from birth my son and daughter differed greatly. I worked when my son was growing up, went to part time with my daughter, eventually staying home. My son was needier of my attention than my daughter. He also enjoyed snuggling much more and a lot longer than my daughter. Looking back, I truly believe my son had separation anxiety because we had a bad experience with one babysitter.

    Everyone has their own 'space issues' too. My daughter is a lot like me, I need 3 ft of space between myself and others (just guestimating) and my son, well he's still loves to hug others he feels close to without seeming to have space issues.

    Every child has different needs. Both of my kids are very caring and aren't afraid to show emotion (my son in particular). It's odd, my son seems to be more like me emotionally and my daughter is a lot like her dad... brushes a lot off (even when I think she shouldn't), cracks jokes when it's obvious she may need to talk about something a bit more serious. She will eventually share her deepest feelings with me. My husband worked many long hours while our kids were growing up so they spent much more time with me. I raised my son with the hopes that he knew it was OKAY to show emotion and realize it was also okay to cry... I didn't want him growing up as the typical male stereotype.

    You wrote: "Babies find home the first place to socialize." Oh my gosh, yes! My granddaughter is so adjusted, she thinks her home is her palace and she is the princess of it. She's not spoiled though, I'm proud that my daughter is able to be stern if needed but she's careful how she uses her words.
    Ned McDonnell
    14/11/2017 #52 Ned McDonnell
    Great to see a warm discussion between two respected friends, James Olcott and Dr Ali Anani, with many other insights besides. Parents shape us and they have their drawbacks, some permanent which create those stumbling-blocks with which each of us has to manage, one day at a time. There are instances, occasionally important, however, where 'aspects' of my relationship with my father represent my not growing beyond a prism in childhood, though my father had. After a while, left unattended, that prison becomes a prison. James honoured me in two respects this week.
  3. ProducerJomel Alos

    Jomel Alos

    10 Ways HR Managers Can Boost Workplace Productivity [Infographic]
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    How Recruiters Can Recover from a Bad Hire
    How Recruiters Can Recover from a Bad HireIf you feel you can kick back after handing employment papers to a new employee, then think again. As the recruiter, it would help if you know you made a bad hire so that you could avoid the same mistakes before hiring the next candidate in...
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    Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You’ll Need to Thrive in 2020 [Infographic]
    Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You’ll Need to Thrive in 2020 [Infographic]Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that in 2020, about 5 million jobs will be replaced by automated machines. Self-driving cars will gradually change the way we travel, and artificial intelligence (AI) will soon make decisions for us. We...
  6. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Successful at School, Failing in Life
    Successful at School, Failing in LifeA friend of mine complained the other day that his son was top of his class all his life. Everybody expected him to be successful at work, but disappointingly he fell miserably. This isn’t a rare incident and happens frequently. We all need to...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #89 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #88 You moved me with this line in your comment @Sara Jacobovici. It is " In a way, we do a disservice to the successful student to have him or her assume that things can be the same once they complete their academic education. I appreciate your analogy". This is a great point. I believe the root cause to it is our tendency to think linearly and extrapolate the past to the future. We extend success at school to success in life. The students are not to blame for they are still inexperienced. We are the ones responsible to expose them to "real life" so that they may realize the non-linearity of life. Thank you again dear Sara for your comment is concise and to the point.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/10/2017 #88 Sara Jacobovici
    Agreed @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. This is why many education programs have an internship component. The student is still within the safe boundaries of the education environment but is exposed to "real life". In a way, we do a deservice to the successful student to have him or her assume that things can be the same once they complete their academic education. I appreciate your analogy, "Our live a rhythm. This rhythm I believe it is analogous to the rhythm of our hearts. We can detect the rhythm of our hearts." Maybe if academic education and life education were more in synch, then there would be more successful outcomes. Thanks again for an insightful buzz Dr. Ali.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #87 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #86 thank you @Lada 🏑 Prkic. In my mind there are always two examples of two very considerate people from the same place. I mean you and @Milos Djukic
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    20/10/2017 #86 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #85 You don't need to thank me, Ali. :-) Your posts are more than worth sharing. I'm sorry for not commenting lately, but I always try to read those I see on my wall.
    There's always something to learn from your posts.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/10/2017 #85 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Very special thanks to @Lada 🏑 Prkic for sharring this buzz. And I mean it to say thank you Lada.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/10/2017 #84 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #82 thank you @Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez and I am checking on the book as soon as I post this comment.
    I loved your comment. You are very correct "Many people achieve success in life after overcoming very adverse circumstances but after having lived deep life experiences". I agree with you all the way
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/10/2017 #83 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #81 if I have a wish then it is that you made this comment earlier @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. It would have attracted the attention of other commentors. It is deep. If I have another wish it is that you expand your comment into a buzz. And I truly hope you do.
    Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez
    18/10/2017 #82 Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez
    First of all, recommend a book Ali: (It's a treasure)....
    https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Personal-Journey-Through-Meanings/dp/0380977958 View more
    First of all, recommend a book Ali: (It's a treasure)....

    Let's keep going...

    It is well known that students are not prepared for Life, they only require intellectual ability and little else.

    Many people achieve success in life after overcoming very adverse circumstances but after having lived deep life experiences.

    For example:
    Liz Murray https://goo.gl/bzjNHj (from homeless to Harvard)
    Khalil Rafati https://goo.gl/oh6aSr (from homeless to millionaire)

    ''God writes with crooked lines'' .... Success is a very slippery road.

    Regards! Close
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    18/10/2017 #81 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    You have once again written an article which stimulates the thoughts and ideas of many. A topic infrequently touched upon. And while I have no unique words of wisdom as many who have commented here, do, I remind everyone of the following practical scenario - allowing children to discover how to deal with the changes life often forces upon us by finding them a part-time job when they're young. It can expose them to a variety of simple problems and changes they can learn to deal with and build their confidence as they grow.

    Your post also reminded me of a situation I encountered after college. I attended an expensive private high school my parents worked hard to scrape together the money (while I cleaned houses and baby stay to help out) in order to attend. 5 years after graduation I'm shopping in an outlet store, with a friend, only to discover a young woman, tops in our high school class who graduated 'magna cum laude from college, working as a 'checker/bagger' there. I was beyond shocked but didn't question her. However I did discover from a friend this woman was unable to cope with the trials and tribulations of working. She was incapable of moving up to a management position, or other position which could provide a better living and life. One point was she disliked rules and following them; yet she wasn't a leader or one who might create them. And, quite frankly, she had no desire too I also discovered. Now while it's certainly possible to move up from sweeper (or a bagger/checker at a grocery store) to CEO, some - like the woman I mention here - likely was happiest, thriving in the controlled halls of education. Her parents, as with the man you mention in your post, were despondent when they discovered they'd spent all their money on an education for a daughter who continued to 'fail' according to their determination. All that said - there is always the "Peter Principle" - where people 'rise to their incompetence'.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #80 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #78 basically I am interested my friend @Vincenzo De Florio. I shall message you tomorrow with my thoughts. It is always an honor to gain your confidence.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #79 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #77 @Vincenzo De Florio ny dear friend you are spot on. I am relieved that you find the buzz interesting. I fully agree with every word in your subtle comment.
    Vincenzo De Florio
    17/10/2017 #78 Vincenzo De Florio
    Re: your kind question -- in a sense, I've replied already through my previous comment :) I think such topic would match very nicely with the themes of ANTIFRAGILE, and I would honored and very happy to have a paper from you for "my" little workshop. And should you like the idea, also to get involved with the organization of the workshop itself :)
    Please let me know, dear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
    Vincenzo De Florio
    17/10/2017 #77 Vincenzo De Florio
    Dear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you very much for so interesting a post, which I have appreciated very much! As you know, I'm very interested in resilience and antifragility. Often people consider the two qualities as one, corresponding to the ability to survive; But as you know very well, this is not true. There is a subtle, *systemic* difference between the two qualities: an antifragile system is able to learn from the experience. If it survives the experience in the first place, that is! And this is precisely what you identify here. Moreover, you suggest to "train" the antifragile system, proposing to "expose it gradually to conditions outside its comfort zone". This is definitely a strategy that makes sense and could (should) be applied to any antifragile system. Therefore e.g. Antifragile Communities should be exposed to "little crises" in order to temper themselves; and antifragile drones should be subjected to an increasingly harder set of environmental conditions in order to learn and get better without... crashing down! (1/2)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #76 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #75 My reply is short and I hope to the point dear @Tausif Mundrawala. It is you would have never been where you are now as a respected thinker without the experience that you had as a child.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/10/2017 #75 Tausif Mundrawala
    We should always put ourselves to the rigidest of test at every point of life. Life is very uncertain and it would always strike at the comforts on which one makes oneself a slave. We should see opportunities in all these uncomfortable circumstances. The strictness of my daddy directed me towards the habit of reading which initially I deplored. I now realize the benefits which it brings with each passing word. Everyday the ink of newspaper leaves an indelible strain on my hands and I always take pride in this color of intellect.

    I can go on and on because this topic is a never ending process. Am awaiting your reply, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #74 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #72 I wish if I could answer your question @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Sometimes I feel logical thinking is not.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #71 If I had the power to distribute your comment worldwide @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I wouldn't hesitate for a moment. Just at least to absorb your line "...his expectations feel more like an added weight to his son". Why put heavy loads on our kids and then expect them to move fast or freely? How often we tend to forget the basics of life is an issue that amazes me.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/10/2017 #72 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    A irregular heartbeat is a sign of a healthy heart, that is what makes life fractal. A regular heartbeat is the stuff of personal brand. http://reylab.bidmc.harvard.edu/tutorial/DFA/node7.html View more
    A irregular heartbeat is a sign of a healthy heart, that is what makes life fractal. A regular heartbeat is the stuff of personal brand. http://reylab.bidmc.harvard.edu/tutorial/DFA/node7.html We have become really good at painting whitewash on existence and as we smoke the dope of painting life as success, we join in a collective failure to create unnecessary expectation and listen to the ownership society portray its view of life on the "have nots". Why should we expect anything different if the mentality promotes a certain view of life as being better than a more realistic appraisal of reality. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/10/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I wonder what the friend of yours would complain after the suicide of his son. Then he would yearn for him to be failure but a failure who is still alive especially those fathers who have talked to an overwhelmed son who is further condemned by the weight of expectations that the word "failure" brings and now live with a memory.

    Shit happens to people and sometimes a tonne of shit, and this is another example of why the polished shine of personal branding is so personally offensive to me. Just because life is kind to a person and they sit in the privilege of what life has given, does not mean that life is shit-proof. Maybe the father who complained about his son needs another look in the mirror because his expectations feel more like an added weight to his son, especially if his son happened to read this online and that became the straw that broke the camels back.

    It is called be on the receiving end of life and also a receiving end where shit happens. This shit can take many forms and in some cases people recover but in a few cases they do not. We tend to ignore this abject reality and socially we have got good at brushing "real life" under the carpet. That is until some poor soul writes something that opens up reality window and then for a moment we all rush in and applaud that truth - but we also go straight back into the language of success we use to cover this abject reality, because there is a reason we put this out of mind and out of sight in our own lives when we "can't handle the truth". That is a great movie line and when we preach success, we preach the movie of life, not actually live the reality of life.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #70 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Lisa Vanderburg and @Harvey Lloyd. I am greatly enjoying your exchange of comments and eager to know first what @CityVP 🐝 Manjit would comment today
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    Traits of Rare Leaders
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    02/10/2017 #236 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #235 I published a buzz today highlighting some of the great discussions between you @Harvey Lloyd and @Louise Smith. The buzz is on Introverts and Extroverts- which is better?
    Your sensational exchange of comments is my inspiration.
    Harvey Lloyd
    02/10/2017 #235 Harvey Lloyd
    #228 Maybe my pride is jumping out of the box i try and keep it locked in. The .00001% is really a metaphor of preparedness. This edge is one i would train salespeople, and any personnel who had contact with our customer. Our outcomes were better than average but it was because we thought outside the box within the .00001%

    Marketing is about matching customers and providers. I always had a follow up question, Why would someone choose you? Market differentiation. This was the main .000001% question.

    Interestingly i saw the .00001% challenge and answers in your comment. You challenge yourself with in the first apportionment because you are aware of the associated fears with first contact. By merely looking from this perspective you have increased your odds of success exponentially.

    I am usually amazed when i confront folks with the question above they have no answer. This is when i install that .00001% factor. Just use a small amount of time and effort discovering and learning how to communicate yourself in your environment towards your purpose. Again i get the sense that i may be preaching to the choir. You seem to understand this concept naturally. Many do not.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #234 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #233 you get a big salute.
    No matter how many women we love it is always the first love that is the living one. This is what an Arab poet said ages ago.
    We have a sayng here. To be first in a village is better than being second in a city.
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #233 Louise Smith
    #230 After dealing with so many people over decades, I always go with my intuition and first impressions.
    {even though it is widely thought as not a good practice}

    I do the same answering multiple choice questions
    If I think about them or go back and change my first answer, I am usually wrong.

    A good teacher can often tell whem someone is honest, lying, lying by omission or evading.

    "The dog ate my homework"
    My response "I want to see the evidence of what you saved from the dog !"

    "My father's a lawyer and he's going to sue you."
    My response "That's fine all you will get is a big fat mortgage ! "
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #232 Louise Smith
    #231 Loaded Question !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #231 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great discussions and hot topics such as who is better an introvert or extrovert?
    Truly amazing discussions are so illuminating and mind-opening
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #230 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #228 @Louise Smith- first encounter is always.almost decicive. First impressions are hugely important. Your comment brings the need to combine DiSC profiles with rhe WPD Factor (wonderment, passion and drive). I mentioned this with a graph in my previous buzz.
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #229 Louise Smith
    #225 I think your integrated DiSC Profile diagram is amazing !
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #228 Louise Smith
    #223 Yes first contact. But now as a psychologist the client's first appointment is very important. It's make or break a lot of the time due to the anxiety factor client's have about seeing a psychologist. A lot of people imagine a psychologist to be a combination of Freud & authoritarianism - judgement & pain. So many times a first appointment client will give a huge sigh of relief at the end and say the experience was nothing like they imagined !

    I still think in this situation I think my success/ rapport is more than .000001%. But other factors are involved esp my previous experience with communication & my niche market is women esp women over 40yo. So it's very difficult to quantify.

    Yes great discussion @Harvey Lloyd ! Thank you for exchanging comments & ideas !
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #226 Louise Smith
    #223 That's very kind @Harvey Lloyd
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #225 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #223 I too would love to attend classes of @Louise Smith. I am comprehending the comments between @Harvey Lloyd and Louise with enthusiam.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #224 Harvey Lloyd
    #222 I believe we are looking at this a little to deeply when we consider we are concerned about profiles as it applies to communications. I believe we are all one or the other but have learned to adapt our conversation towards others. I would guess when we work from our own viewpoint of either it is somewhat excluding communications. When we work from the symbiotic relationship of each is needed its inclusive conversation.

    Great discussion here.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #223 Harvey Lloyd
    #220 I would agree. In situations where you have days and weeks to develop a relationship the percentage moves higher, way higher. I was referring to the first contact and through relationship building. Attempting to under stand the other persons style is benefited by understanding the profiles and variable.

    Sounds like you would be a great teacher, and i would love to attend your classes.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #222 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #216 may be best to say and copying from @Harvey Lloyd previous comment is the following. @Louise Smith may be you are the exsmple of symbiotic relationship within the same person between being introvert and extrovert. If one is predominantly one then symbiosis diappears. This is a revolutionary idea in my opinion. We need to ask how often a person fluctuates beween the two. To be just one is risky. What do you think @Harvey Lloyd?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #221 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #215 great and I love the idea of symbiotic relationships between introverts and extroverts. It is not this or that. It is both. Great thinking
    Louise Smith
    01/10/2017 #220 Louise Smith
    #219 "I always imagine that we all have a 50/50 chance of getting our point across to diverse groups. By giving a little thought to personalities and structure of communications we can increase our odds of success by .000001%."

    As a teacher I think for me it's more like 70/30. And that's with 5 or 6 classes of 30 students 5 days a week, 40 weeks a year.
    Admittedly learning is a continuum so by exam time the students have been able to grasp 70%.

    I had to consider "personalities and structure of communications " constantly.
    The style of communication I used influenced the outcome much more than .000001%. Probably as much as 30%.

    One of the main factors contributing to the success of students is the quality of the relationship and how the teacher builds this relationship.
    The same in psychology - Rapport counts for as much as 80% of client outcomes regardless of therapy mode.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #219 Harvey Lloyd
    #217 I really struggled with the myths. The author took the energy question and supported with evidence of social activities by both. We are all social creatures. The E/I question though doesn't exclude but rather discusses how we are social. But we can discuss any topic from any perspective.

    The whole E/I thing is either practical or academic. Mine is more experiential and practical. In the fundamental providing of food clothing and shelter we interact within social/professional environments. If you are a leader by choice or title then you have the added responsibilities of communicating in a way that you are understood.

    By understanding an E/I and the other letters that go with Jung's work we can learn through experience how best to communicate. I always imagine that we all have a 50/50 chance of getting our point across to diverse groups. By giving a little thought to personalities and structure of communications we can increase our odds of success by .000001%.

    I don't see the whole of personality profiling as much different than an auto mechanic diagnosing engine troubles through hearing and experience. Isolating the situation to an area and then performing detailed analysts.

    The author also discussed fears as one of the reviewed traits to show that the E/I is balanced. Again i would state its the how we do something not that we do or don't. Also i believe fear is more narrative specific. Meaning your environment has taught you what is safe and what is not. This doesn't really apply to the personality profile discussion under practical circumstances. In extremes i believe it applies directly and succinctly.

    But as i read some the comments opinions and thoughts folks were all over the place. How we apply things within a purpose is my understanding of practical.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #218 Harvey Lloyd
    #210 We all do activities that demonstrate both traits. The real questions that focus us to a label is how we make decisions. Extroverts want to meet get everyone on the same page and move on. Introverts want to think through the variables of risk, people involved and what steps to take with the team to maximize engagement, then meet with the team.

    We all share in the endgame of purpose. The paths are different and we need both styles to help us balance thinking and action.
    Louise Smith
    01/10/2017 #217 Louise Smith
    Some further IDEAS to ponder :

    "Whether dominance is Consciously Introverted or Consciously Extroverted, each person has the ability to to behave in both ways
    The consciously dominant will be compensated by non-dominant behaviour"
    Self-Discovery the Jungian Way (RLE: Jung): The Watchword Technique By Michael Daniels

    "However, E/I is often seen as a kind of continuum, with people exhibiting a mix of introverted and extroverted tendencies
    β€” "ambiverts" fall somewhere in the middle of this continuum.
    Hans Eysenck's theory is the behaviors of introverts and extroverts are due to differences in cortical arousal (the speed and amount of the brain's activity). Compared with extroverts, introverts have naturally high cortical arousal, and may process more information per second."
    This article is a very good summary of the main points https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-science-behind-extroversion-and-introversion-1282059791?IR=T

    5 Myths
    1. Extroverts get energy from social interaction while introverts get energy from privately reflecting on their thoughts and feelings.
    2. Introverts are plagued by public speaking anxiety
    3. Extroverts are better leaders than introverts
    4. Extroverts are better networkers than introverts
    5. Extroverts are better salespeople than introverts
    Read about them https://www.quietrev.com/5-myths-about-introverts-and-extroverts/

    How to thrive in the workplace https://www.northeastern.edu/careers/blog/how-to-thrive-in-an-introvertedextroverted-workplace/
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  11. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Risks of Misinterpretation
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    James Olcott
    26/09/2017 #88 James Olcott
    #87 Inventory Management is key. It's easier to cherry pick once you have a light on the object in question.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/09/2017 #87 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #86 this is a grand skill @James Olcott. How easy is it for you to drop genetic heritage? It is a big challenge.
    James Olcott
    26/09/2017 #86 James Olcott
    My theory is that we can take an inventory of our parent's traits and then cherry pick the best ones. If some of their traits strike you as odd, useless, or dangerous, no need to adopt them. BUT! You need to do that inventory first. So you know what you have in the warehouse. To choose from. Dr. Ali, I believe you know how much I have written about this topic. :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/09/2017 #85 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #84 you turned the stuck wheel turning with your very wise comment @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. Thank you
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    25/09/2017 #84 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Obviously our own ideas are skewed by previous experience. Failing to listen to and/or consider another's thoughts and suggestions as relates to an idea of our own, can keep you stuck and spinning your wheels. While not every suggestion another makes will work for the scenario you may want to put into play, it may lead you to other far better considerations - perhaps even breakthrus - which can turn a so-so idea into a great one.
    Cyndi wilkins
    20/09/2017 #82 Cyndi wilkins
    #81 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...It's wisdom borne of pain I'm afraid...As always, I look forward to 'buzzing' along with you;-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/09/2017 #81 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #80 this time I agree with you 100% @Cyndi wilkins. No question asked. I shall delve into similar cases in my next buzz. Yes you are truly wise.
    Cyndi wilkins
    20/09/2017 #80 Cyndi wilkins
    When the dog bears it's fangs, it is best to throw them a bone;-) A little trick I picked up during my days as a letter carrier up on 'Rottweiler Ridge!' LOL!

    All kidding aside...I find that when someone else's behavior is really niggling at me I have to stop and ask MYSELF... why??...Perhaps they are reflecting something to me that I need to re-examine within myself;-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/09/2017 #79 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #77 The last line of your comment clears the issue for me. yes, I am comfortable now.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/09/2017 #78 Harvey Lloyd
    #74 I was a late bloomer in my communications skills. I either was on top of the situation or below the situation. Depending on strength of people involved. I had a long journey of self actualization and understanding the flow of conversation and its dynamics are based on what the intent was in the beginning.

    Not much different in structure than a game of chance. With each role of the dice or segment of conversation we move the intent across the board. Initially it was about getting intent to full birth as i wanted. This didn't work out well, because it established a win-lose concept. People smarter than me were able to use that to their advantage within a very subliminal game.

    Adding to the inventory of communications the Meyers-Briggs profile and the concept of Win-Win or No Deal really set my journey on a whole new path. From individual opportunities it became a sea of opportunities that we selected, worked through and moved on to the next.

    There is no winning and loosing only movement between opportunities.

    I am glad you hired yourself, i am not so sure i would hire me sometimes:) But i am a tough interviewer. I told myself i was going to tell mom you weren't playing fair in the interview. So i usually do wind up hiring myself.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/09/2017 #77 Harvey Lloyd
    #71 I am afraid you got my late night response, which usually tends to be more sarcastic than meant to be. Given today's education climate of competition, to some degree, we must discuss the impacts of competition.

    Competition may obtain a result but there are consequences when this competitiveness is unrelenting. Competition establishes guidelines of success, pecking order and ultimately offers us a filter of perception when we walk out of the university. My definition of competition is really not between students but more the competition we create in our heads of comparison of success, between peers, professors and expectations of parents.

    When experience meets these newly minted minds it gets rebuffed because they have the physical/mental trophy's of success. My youthful bliss was no different. I was just lucky as i had few people/mentors who helped me see the bliss in a way that i didn't just shutdown and run into the woods.

    Today our youth are struggling with merging their intellect into a very experiential world. With any thought to what we are asking of them we can gain a sense of their dilemma.

    I believe, as the experienced people, our job is to pass on what we have learned overlooking the, maybe, misguided charisma of knowledge.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/09/2017 #76 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #73 on the contrary @Louise Smith. I love your honest comments for many reasons. A very important one is your authenticity. You don't color your words and is always referring to your own experiences. Your comments have authenticity which I enjoy immensely. Please keep on commenting.
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #75 Louise Smith
    #56 Thanks for asking. It was an interesting experience. As I am not business trained, it takes a while to understand these ideas. But once I can associate them with something in my own framework, it's a lot easier.
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #74 Louise Smith

    This is based on your Influence and knowing that within influence we want to be understood- " make sure we can accurately reflect back to you, your POV." What is the reason for this? Can't believe I asked this question !

    "Thanks for playing along. I do want to express though, success comes through many channels of emphasis. No letter is better or worst than another. Its only when we get in that proving ground of a letter that we get sidetracked from our purpose."
    Yes it's a case of part to whole vs whole to part.

    YES "This is not an accuracy thing as much as a preparedness thing. I read about the job interview process and how to be prepared, i don't see this as being much different. WIth the exception that if you missed the mark in assumptions the process allows for discussion while you regain your POV."

    You can laugh about this - I have only done 5 job interviews in my whole life ! (excluding part time jobs when at uni)
    The first was for my original teaching deaf children job but there was a shortage and I had the top practical marks so it was fait accompli !
    The second was for my next teaching Japanese to High school students. The 2nd person on the panel was a HPE teacher and knew nothing about Language Teaching!
    The last 3 were for a job after I graduated from Psyc with various NGOs.
    I got one as an interviewer for prospective foster parents for children with high trauma & disability.
    It was not really relevant & I didn't renew my contract after 3 months.

    That's the good thing about going into my own private practice. I interviewed myself & of course I got the job !
    Hopefully that's it !
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #73 Louise Smith
    #68 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You never have to worry about my comments I will always try to frame them positively or neutrally.
    Please let me know if any distress you !
    Also please do not concern yourself with response time, you don't need that kind of extra stress. Also I am very patient!
    "You do make me think and I have a lot to do having just read your super comments. " SNAP !
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #72 Louise Smith
    #55 I talked with a client about this today. Very timely !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/09/2017 #71 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #70 this is a challenging reply @Harvey Lloyd. The best theory is an applied theory with experience. Also, where is the wisdom in refusing experience without listening to the reasoning first? On what basis the young generation based their perceived wisdom? .this is another topic worthy of debating.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/09/2017 #70 Harvey Lloyd
    #66 Not sure if they are not listening as much as ideas or thoughts from dinosaurs just can't be relevant.

    I believe this has to do with perceived wisdom vs experience wisdom

    A book can teach a lot except, experience delivers application of theory in the real world under pressure.
    Louise Smith
    19/09/2017 #69 Louise Smith
    #57 "a kaleidoscope of perception that continues to inspire" Great inspiration in this comment @Kevin Baker !
  12. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
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    22/09/2017 #141 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #140 your comment is one of the driving reasons that triggered my mind to come up with a modified DiSC graph @Joanne Gardocki. In a weeks tjime I shall publisg this work. Yes it is not the same to be high or low on D for example. The two have different behaviors. I hope the modified graph will show this fact.
    Joanne Gardocki
    17/09/2017 #140 Joanne Gardocki
    #134 "D" Decisive from DiSC inventory would equate to (PtC)Competitor and using anger/threats as a means to control. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee when you mention a "D" that is motivated by survival may "bite" if touched, I believe we have crossed over to a DiSC "I" type, (PtC) Predator, that is motivated by Fear and operates from survival mode.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/09/2017 #139 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #137 this is quite an interesting comment @Joanne Gardocki. I believe that you shall find comments on my new buzz today quite relevant and relieving as well.
    Joanne Gardocki
    17/09/2017 #137 Joanne Gardocki
    #134 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, the discussion with Stephen Willis was part of an e-mail conversation discussing some questions I had about PtC types and concepts. I will paraphrase the original.

    The model I find most helpful is viewing relationships or interactions as energy exchanges. Any four quadrant model has participants using lower energy emotions in win/lose power struggles with others. I draw parallels between Power through Collaboration, DISC inventory and concepts on control dramas from a book series, The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield. Collaboration and liquid leadership are being modeled in video games and children’s movies (Inside Out (2015), Dinosaur (2000)), lending support, in my option, to the conclusion we are at an evolutionary crossroads.
    Joanne Gardocki
    17/09/2017 #136 Joanne Gardocki
    #135 Thank you, @Harvey Lloyd , Servant Leadership does sound like a good fit for a fifth element. I just read this post to LinkedIn http://www.pdx-consulting.com/leaders---top-tips-from-dolphins-blog.htm which has a quardrant model and talks about dolphin characteristics in leadership. Dolphin strengths include empathy, open, creative, visionary. The model is missing a forth "lower" form as I would place dolphin on the ascendended Servant Leadership. The article references a graphic that "shows a snap shot of advancing growth mindset worldviews (or evolving styles of consciousness). They come from research by Frederic Laloux and Ken Wilber (also referred to by others simply as spiral dynamics)."
    Harvey Lloyd
    17/09/2017 #135 Harvey Lloyd
    #132 I am unfamiliar with the PtC concepts and discussions. Given your question though i would propose that yes, a fifth element has emerged. Servant Leadership. This concept embodies the whole of leadership through serving with guided influence based on the broader principals of corporate responsibility (Internally and Externally).

    Humans are the caretakers of organizations. Some leaders "take control" but control is elusive as you view the dynamics of an organization. I believe the popularity of personality profiling has gained review because our servant selves don't like what we see when the controlling leader herds creativity down a stifling path.

    Servant leaders harness the best of humanity in each of their team members. I agree when we discuss the collaborative leader as the best. I see this as a view from the outside looking in. The word collaborative does explain what we observe.

    From an personal discipline though, i would call it servant leadership as a personal paradigm. This results to collaborative opportunity.

    Your question has extended the thought process and made me think. Thanks.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/09/2017 #134 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #132 I wish you would share here the link to your post @Joanne Gardocki. It seems quite interesting. So many new ideas are emerging from the discussions here and I plan to write few more buzzes and share them on beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/09/2017 #133 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #131 Thank you dear @Cyndi wilkins. You are most welcome any time. I shared your buzz again twice today because it deserves great attention.
    Joanne Gardocki
    16/09/2017 #132 Joanne Gardocki
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for the innocent graph that pulls together complex issues. A few month ago I wrote Stephen Willis in the Power through Collaboration(PtC) group on LinkedIn with similar connections of DiSC profiles with the five PtC Types: Competitor, Preditor, Enslaver, Cooperator and Collaborator. There are an incredible number of parallels with four quadrant models. I am wondering if you are seeing an "ascended" fifth take shape in your discussions and musings? May your musings take you to places of wonder and back again to share with our world.
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/09/2017 #131 Cyndi wilkins
    #128 Thank you for your kind assessment of my profile @Harvey Lloyd...I will work very hard to live up to that;-) In this I also agree...

    "But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family."

    You can bet your boots on that...How many people are easily manipulated when the well-being of their families is threatened. Most of us I'd imagine.
    And I love your comment on Phil;s buzz...

    "The skill of empathy can be deployed, but until we believe that we all share a journey and believe in each other it will be difficult to exact success from the

    And to you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...thank you for allowing me to share a link to my buzz here...I would not do that without invitation;-)

    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #130 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #128 Again you skilfully discuss two probalities for cerain behaviors. In a previous comment on the behavior of D you mentioned the need to tell if this tendency is drunkness for power or out of fear. Great points to be alert to.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #129 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #125 very true your comment is @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. @Harvey Lloyd and I are trying to understand more how best to relate the WPD factor to the DISC profile. Some profiles are very logical for example and to find a way to awaken their passion is one of the issues that we are looking into.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/09/2017 #128 Harvey Lloyd
    #113 @Cyndi wilkins Your comments would state that you are probably a high S within the DiSC profile. I share that letter with you. With D being my dominate letter.

    So this is something we share as being vigilante in identifying folks who destabilize and environment, no matter how they do it. I would want to note it is the motivation of the power grab/destabilizing, as i see it, that requires investigation before determination. I agree with your comments surrounding the sociopath power grabber.

    But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family.

    My larger point in the DiSC discussion is that we have the tools to discern whether we are dealing with pathological power grabs or if we are dealing with self preservation. A secondary point would be that we can help folks in the area of self preservation and reduce their stress levels and increase their creativity. Again, though, it would be difficult for me to assist the person who i have measured as a power grabber, so i must investigate.

    We are talking a very few interactions before we discern the motives. Now once we identify the motives have at it in what ever course of action seems appropriate. I am afraid these days in the hype of media we tend to label and act. Frankl advised us, there is a gap between stimulus response and, we should use it to form our own opinion. Media is working hard with their polarization and labeling to close the gap, so we might agree and by the soap powder from their advertisers.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/09/2017 #127 Harvey Lloyd
    #122 I have given your question some thought and it is a good question. I believe we may start with WPD within a cycle of proactive processes. This is often met with some push back as others give immediate thought to ideas. This has the effect of diminishing our WPD and causing us to stop. So this brought the question forward how do some continue to hold on to WPD within adversity? Real or perceived.

    Following this line of thought i believe i would answer your question by stating that WPD is a result. WPD is the result of many cycles of empathetic execution of goals and roles within life whereby you pushed through on small items. With each item growing in complexity that you have applied WPD.

    The shield of faith grows around WPD as the scale of goals grows. One of the major bastions of great leaders is they believe in their people, goals and abilities. WPD is met with resistance but the cycles of success have created a defense system around the excitement.

    All this to say that DiSC is one of the defense weapons we can utilize personally to protect our WPD when executing around our goals. Through understanding communications we may be able to reduce the impact of comments by others to simple misunderstanding and proceed with WPD.

    The better we communicate in a goal oriented environment, the more cycles our WPD will survive. The more cycles, the more faith/confidence our WPD will mature in to.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/09/2017 #126 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #59 Thanks so much for sharing my last buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, sometimes I get notifications that state "So and so and 3 others shared your buzz," but I may not know who the others were. I was in a nostalgic mood last night. It's a good place to be!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/09/2017 #125 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    You made many valid points @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You buzzes always amaze me because you mind is very deep. Without curiosity, I don't think I would enjoy life. It can lead us down paths we may have never dreamed of. Never lose the child within :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #124 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #123 brillint is how in two words you made md feel the power of WPD factor. Thank you @mukund bhokarkar. I welcome you to the community of brBee
    mukund bhokarkar
    16/09/2017 #123 mukund bhokarkar
    brilliant concept...!!!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #122 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #120 thank you @Savvy Raj for commenting with such positive spirit. I equally happy that your observation is consistent with mine in that we practiced here the true effect of feedbsck comments.
    Yes and it is amazing when we make others feel our curiousity to learn and to accept differences how discussions progress. The discussions here exemplify the value of leading with WPD factor prevailing.
    You bring a new question to my mind. Even though it may sound trivial, but delving into it shows it is not. I hope you, @Harvey Lloyd and all great commenters here would consider it. To what level high level WPD leaders would need to know about the DiSC profile of his/her team members?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #119 you truly remind us of the basics that we tend to forget @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Curiosity and fear. I have just commented on the latest buzz by @Cyndi wilkins and she too brings these two factors in her buzz. Please Cyndi provide the link to your buzz as it is not easy to do now as I am using mobile phone.
    Fear deprives us of curiousity. Even a fearful child shall be less creative and imaginative child that is allowed to experiment playfully his curiousity as your grandson is allowed to do Deb.
    Your comment also reminds me of a previous comment here by @Harvey Lloyd in which he attended to the fact that D people may act sometimes because of thei fear.
    We need to "Trust our emotions". To what extent can we do this if we act out of fear?
    You bring many new thoughts and I am happy that you joined the discussions Deb.
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