- ProducerIf You Just Do The Easy Things In Life Then Life Is HardOur current circumstances are a reflection of our previous choices. The passion to achieve a desired result that serves both our self and others must be the driving force of our life. Our energy level is the compass we can use to help us better...
- Producer22/09/2017Reshaping the 48 Laws of PowerMany who I have chatted with over the last few years understand that I am not a great fan of Robert Green’s 48 Laws of Power released in 1998. It is considered a classic book on human psychology and yes there is some truth to many of the laws....
- Producer21/09/2017In Diversity We TrustMonths ago I wrote half an article that was meant to be bundled along side another half. Myself and another blogger had in mind to produce a long form post together. For various reasons it did not happen and it did not help that I had also lost the...
Comments23/09/2017 #37 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#35 if we were to talk in lines of caste ,Dalit and Non dalit.
I belong to the upper caste despised by dalits, Himalayas are a non caste environment, so is a lot of the non river basin belt.
Ram Nath kovind is an example of a Dalit who traded civil liberties of his caste for upper caste pupilage.
Fyi.. see the Child labour Act of india legislated on 28th July 2016. Most lowere caste children suffere from this. Most upper caste children languishing in poverty suffer from this.. Our Nobel laureate has been talking in a muffled voice over this.
Nobody opposed the passage of this bill, there was no public outcry because the areas where they resented, it wasnt covered by the media.
Post demonetisation, children have been forced to work for food and shelter and Govt has fudged the numbers of child labour.
I voted for this Govt. I feel ashamed now.
Urban educated Indians believe in outsourcing social welfare to really old people. A 90 year old won us our Right to privacy, a 75 yr old our right to information.
As far as India is concerned, A dalit President is political appeasement to show that all is progressive while dalit and non dalit politicians screw the people.
It is a sham
Casteism is publicised based on incidents that happen after a boiling point on certain days. The poor are exploited every single day, amd yes the women and children.
Any man with money in their pockets has never been exploited. After long drawn enquiries,this is the outcome every single time.22/09/2017 #35 Yolanda Ávila MárquezI am optimistic.
I think things are changing only that they are doing it very slowly.
Ram Nath Kovind the Prime Minister of India is a 'dalit'.
AUDREY TANG, Digital Minister in Taiwan is a transgender person.
They are just a couple of examples of what a few years ago was unthinkable and today is happening.
Regards.22/09/2017 #33 Deborah LevineCultural anthropology teaches us that every culture in every era has a sense of "Them" and "Us". There are times when differences are appreciated, like when we go to a foreign country for a vacation, see sights unseen, and eat exotic food. But the every day experiences of diversity on our home turf are subject to heightened emotions. Trying to homogenize all concerned may only deepen resentments, rather than create a level playing field. The situation requires mentoring programs and management training that focus on diversity. In turn, those initiatives must be implemented from the top echelons of leadership, whether corporate or, in this case, political. The placement of this unusual individual may be more of a political move than a diversity one, but it may now be replicated. Even if such an appointment happened just once in every town, workplace, and agency in the country, the message would gradually move from expediency to normalization.22/09/2017 #31 Lisa Vanderburg#23 I hear you @Pascal Derrien; I'm a foreigner here and in my country of origin, but I KNOW I'm lucky because I'm white(ish) and speak English....isn't that an awful thing to say! I used it on my own boys when they pissed and moaned about something (they were raised in the US); 'you're white, male, huge, English-speaking, in a first-world country....you have absolutely no grounds for whinging!'22/09/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien#27 a few home truths in your comments actually the video is fan made so probably more some kind of organic marketing than something fully thought thru :-) speaking of music I really like Corrosion of Conformity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more#27 a few home truths in your comments actually the video is fan made so probably more some kind of organic marketing than something fully thought thru :-) speaking of music I really like Corrosion of Conformity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit :-) Close22/09/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#13 @Don 🐝 Kerr, "They have friends with two daddies and others with two mommies. They have no comprehension of why that is somehow anything but normal. My wife and I strive to keep that attitude alive." That's how my parents raised us during the 60's and on. It wasn't until I grew older and began 'hearing' of race issues that I realized there were people who weren't able to accept or tolerate people who were weren't white. It made my stomach turn, literally and I had a hard time comprehending why people were so 'ugly,' literally- I really had a hard time understanding hatred over differing colors. I'm ashamed to admit but where I live now, well it's rare to see many black people here. I grew up in a diverse town and it's real... the town I live in is proof as are many rural areas that they still aren't open to diversity. If my daughter didn't live here, I would move in a heartbeat.
My hope for the future, our kids and grandchildren. It has to stop somewhere, and begin anew!22/09/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere is diversity as an intelligence and there is diversity as a political and corporate conception. What diversity means to a politician or a typical corporate HR response is no where near diversity being an intelligence. Corporate and political speak is itself a conformity that plays out in similiar ways - so how the heck is that diverse?
When the policy makers and political hacks all sound the same, then this idea of diversity is a product produced that resembles very little to the intelligence that should be diverse.
Saying the right things and presenting oneself as diverse is another part of that branding song and dance that gets played, and that dance is definitely a conformist one, and nothing remotely like developing value from difference or recognizing diversity as an individual freedom and choice rather than a political or corporate conscription.
Even the Chevelle band is not really diverse unless the four million albums it sold can be proven to be cutting cross boundaries. My guess is that there is a certain tribe who buys much of that music and so eventually the Chevelle's have their own marketing niche in which to sell records. The point here is not what the Chevelle's are but what marketing is and what politics is. Diversity should be that which is above those primal forces, but it is not.
For sure acceptable prejudices as well damning prejudices prevail as do tribal separations Citing diversity initiatives does very little to all that stuff, which simply gets brushed under the carpet. Candor and difficult conversations are not the mainstay of diversity initiatives, but they should be - and as a Few Good Men Says - diversity initiatives often "cannot handle the truth".21/09/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien#20 thanks @Lisa Vanderburg it is a tricky one and I sometimes end up believing that people won't understand what it is to be a foreigner until they actually become one, there are roughly 250 millions of people in the world living and working in a country different than their country of origin :-)21/09/2017 #20 Lisa VanderburgAn exceptional buzz that I really enjoyed reading @Pascal Derrien - many thanks! We seem to be tripping over our own idea of PC to try and hide our natural instincts to be what?...as @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee says, we're predictors, and feeling the pinch of 7.5 billion people. As you know, Joyce wrote a great piece: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/am-i-a-racist
I have that rather horrid feeling we are trying too hard. I am not a racist, but I'm drawing the line of lobsters ruling the earth (again...pants at it the first time 'round). Is our sheer numbers making us 'believe' we are lying to ourselves?21/09/2017 #19 David B. GrinbergThanks for sharing your valuable views on such an important and timely issue, Pascal. A few thoughts, albeit from an American perspective:
1) Diversity is a fact of life regardless of whether one likes or loathes it. Moreover, the workplace is a microcosm of society, meaning that employees don't leave their diverse views, perspectives and cultural backgrounds at the company doorstep.
2) You hit the proverbial "nail on the head" in stating, "When one start to implement quotas about gender balance or introduce diversity KPIs you know there is something wrong." Quotas are unlawful in the U.S. workplace, with the rare exception of a court order mandating it. However, I wonder how different the politically correct alternative option of "goals and timetables" is for a diverse workforce? Is this not a racial/gender/ethnic preference?
3) All jobs should be strictly based on a peron's merit, talent and ability -- rather than on non-job related criteria such as race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, etc. (unless such criteria can be proven under employment law as a "bona fide occupational qualification" or BFOQ, which is intrinsic to the nature and operation of the business).
4) Remember the wise words of American iconic civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. -- judge people by their "content of character" rather than race, skin color, or related superficial factors which arguably promote division, not inclusion.21/09/2017 #17 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeGreat piece, @Pascal Derrien. But you are fighting the Human Condition. I sat with someone yesterday--trying to explain the unimaginable--that Humans are a predatory species and prey on their own kind. Perhaps if we get down to those basics, we will overcome nature-ingrained instincts.
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- ProducerAccelerate Your Success, Double Your FailuresThe longer we live the less we believe in our ability to really make a difference. You can follow the herd or you can lead it but you cannot do both. The greater fools among us have the courage and naiveté to believe they can succeed where...
- Producer19/09/2017A dangerous view...John LeCarre said in one of his books, "A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." And most of us would certainly agree with that assessment.I would add a similar thought, that, "A long rope insulates and isolates."So many leaders...
- Producer19/09/2017Stop talking it's time to embrace the climbWhen debating a climb which step is the hardest? To be honest no one cares talk is hot air. We do like our debates though. We love to talk about the hard tasks and the difficult agendas in the work place. We talk about just how hard our days...
- Producer19/09/2017Create A One Pager To Pitch Your Startup To InvestorsA one-pager is essentially a written pitch of your company. It is a simple and short document that gives a high-level overview of a product, service, or a business. It is like a modern version of a brochure. Investors often see your one-pager; as...
- ProducerEmotional LaborGet ready to feel some anxiety. No one can appreciate the value and the benefits of emotional labor more than the individuals and organizations who are actually doing this type of work. As the rate of change continues to accelerate the growing...
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- Producer13/09/2017Questions To Help You Mind Your Business…This one is about balanceThis is the answer to the eighth question in a ten question collaborative series being posted by Renée Cormier and Graham Edwards. To see the list of original questions, check this link. If you would like to catch up, here are the...
Comments16/09/2017 #8 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Graham🐝 Edwards I am a Capricorn! so yes, your post resonates. I also believe what you said about life balance is more accurate than work/life balance. There are so many aspects to life that we need to consider. If we did this as a society we may take more care of the spiritual, community, environment, nature, family, aspects of life that is so desperately needed. It is just not individuals who have this work/life conundrum out of balance, it is society as a whole.14/09/2017 #5 Chuck BartokI wonder if my life just followed a strange path?
Never had any problem with work-life balance since my "work" is who I am.
Decided the lifestyle in 1960 and have been able to stay satisfied with the results.
Worked from home in several ventures and the format allowed my children to share in the daily "tasks".
Truly "family" lifestyle.
They seemed to have carried that simple lifestyle forward, most grandchildren and hopefully, the great grandchildren, will follow suit and be happy with what they chose to accomplish, regardless of social pressure.13/09/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier#2 Well said, @David B. Grinberg. I agree that the term, integration, is much more suitable. Also, being able to work remotely can be very empowering. I like being able to determine the best time for me to tackle a task. Too many companies try to drive employees to burnout, believing they are squeezing productivity out, but they are misinformed. Equally misinformed, in my opinion, are those who voluntarily squeeze out extra work when they are actually too mentally exhausted to do their best work. At the risk pf sounding lazy (I'm not), I will admit that I'm more into producing quality, myself.13/09/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergThanks Renée and @Graham🐝 Edwards for another excellent edition in this series. It appears that more career experts and workers are finally admitting that the term "work-life balance" is a misnomer because it implies that one can have it all in perfect harmony. Rather, more career experts are using the term "work-life integration" which is more practical and realistic. Integration means coordinating, blending and bringing elements of work and life into a unified whole -- whereas "work-life balance" implies a zero-sum game.
This is an important distinction, especially as Millennials continue to demand increased autonomy on the job -- that being, where work is based on results, and only results, as opposed to defining work by rigid schedules and micromanagement. This just makes good business sense for applicable jobs in today's high-tech mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. It's important to remember that work is what someone does, but not necessarily where and when someone does it.
- Producer13/09/2017Catching Up - a series: today with Ian WeinbergI am posting this is an “Out of the Comment Box” buzz as I am catching up on the works of some of the producers here on beBee. Today, I am catching up with Ian Weinberg. In, Respect begins at home, Ian writes:Unless you can respect yourself,...
Comments13/09/2017 #3 Phil FriedmanGood to see, Sara, that you're highlighting some of @Ian Weinberg's articles. Ian says what he thinks and stands by what he says. And he does not complain when called upon to elucidate further or defend his ideas and opinions. Not even when challenged on his theory of mind(and body). Ian is a gentleman and a scholar in the true sense. Cheers13/09/2017 #1 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarYou focus on a bee and summarize the idea of the article, or items, that the bee writes. what an interesting idea.
I had an idea and I was inspired by @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador View moreYou focus on a bee and summarize the idea of the article, or items, that the bee writes. what an interesting idea.
I had an idea and I was inspired by @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador.
Now I see your contribution @Sara Jacobovici, I will try to observe his way of doing it, never copy it, develop my idea, as I did with abejas y colmenas, inspiring myself in you. Close
- Producer13/09/2017Future MappingNot that many methods can amaze me but Future Mapping is something else, so allow me to share.What is Future Mapping?"Future Mapping" is a remarkable new technology for problem-solving, creativity, and innovation. It involves a map with six areas to...
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- Producer11/09/2017Visual Flow of IdeasMy latest three buzzes received more than three hundred comments on beBee alone. These comments are mostly in response to previous comment(s). The flow of comments may have been interrupted occasionally; alas they produced great ideas. This buzz...
Comments18/09/2017 #126 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhen I began reading this it was because Chris had linked this to my Yellow Hive. The opening paragraphs seemed to be about complexity and the butterfly effect which would place this buzz in my Violet Hive, yet the actual meat and bones of this buzz is about communication and thus I moved this buzz into my Gray Hive.
Filter failure starts with our first primary response. Since I am going backwards in time reading old buzzes, this changes the context of recent buzzes but regardless of the context, my goal here is creating my own learning pathways and so I am constantly on the look out for new tangents and new avenues of inquiry. In a latter buzz I found one of those avenues which led me to the post on Curiousity, which I also immediately tagged today to my White Hive.
The umbrella theme of applying filters is a technicality that beBee can work out and in this context, the feedback here is going to @Javier 🐝 beBee but as I have arrived here, the context personally for me is my relationship with content and what the possibility of that content has for my learning. I can't design a filter for 7 billion people, but I can discern a filter for one person, which is my own self. Discernment is the most natural filter we have, because it is us as human being and not as a model.
If I created DREAMER - INFLUENCER - CRITIC - KOOLKAT such a DICK profile will be just as useful as a DISC profile for determining filters but such a classification remains unnecessarily complex. Our ability to hide content is technically available, but discernment is our own choice. In the world of comments people mostly forget what they have written, the content maker should have tools to curate their content, but discernment is a personal choice and not a group model.13/09/2017 #125 Harvey Lloyd#123 Be careful now, you are setting an expectation i may not be able to uphold in all settings. I appreciate your comments and also the learning journey. Thanks @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for your kind words.
Every once and while i find myself in sync with the world around me. Most often i am chasing the train. In DiSC langauge i get my D out ahead of reality.13/09/2017 #123 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#120 I say out of experience that @Harvey Lloyd is not only talking as much as he is sharing. I ammost grateful to you @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for acknowledging the heart of Harvey. He gives his knowledge not expecting any thing in return. He is truly a great human.13/09/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#118 believe me Chris this is my attitude. If I think of the hours I invested with @Harvey Lloyd over the last 3 days to learn so as to communicate my acquired knowledge to the readers you shall be surprised. To be living is to be growing AND giving.13/09/2017 #119 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#100 I have to respectfully disagree in your case dear Ali..your passion and your openness to new and expanded thinking is a clear indicator of your youthful and energetic spirit.As Bob Dylan once wisely sang when reflecting on his artistic and cultural evolution " I was so much older than I'm younger than that now"13/09/2017 #117 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGlad to inform the readers of this buzz that the DiSC communications profile idea has shaped up now. The same graphmay be used for building negotiation teams and reverse thinking. I have huge exchange of emails with @Harvey Lloyd View moreGlad to inform the readers of this buzz that the DiSC communications profile idea has shaped up now. The same graphmay be used for building negotiation teams and reverse thinking. I have huge exchange of emails with @Harvey Lloyd over the last few days-enough to write an ebook. The discussions have been truly worthy. Will sharevery soon our findings. Close13/09/2017 #114 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#112 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. I like very much your elaboration "Our methods truly zero in on the response, not the stimulus itself". I should consider this point in the forthcoming buzz. I was responding to the comment of @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and I am sue she too will give your comment the attention it deserves.
As you are aware, I am still probing how best to formulate the next buzz and your comments here are stretching my mind into more options. I thank you also for your kind words about me. However; without your active participation the discussions would not have reached the level we are all enjoying here.
The fact that so many new ideas are surfacing out is so pleasing to the heart. I would love your feedback on drawing the experience map. I sure your experience will produce a great map. The discussions here have highlighted the importance of visualizing our thinking and differences. To this end you have a great credit.13/09/2017 #112 Harvey Lloyd#109 I guess i am a little sensitive in this issue. We work with students all day that are unbending in their point of view. Our goal is to help them step back take another look and see if they can find different ways to express themselves. The students are emotionally disturbed. They act out their emotions in ways society can not handle.
Criticism here at the school is defined so broadly that it is difficult express to students what criticism may look like. It gets a bit hairier when you try to help students understand the different nuances of negative and positive.
Our methods truly zero in on the response, not the stimulus itself. The students are taught that they have the power to choose how the interpret a event, situation and how their choices should be guided by the outcome they want. In debriefing with students concerning the outcomes we typically inquire did they get what they wanted from the behaviour.
So many of my comments are standing on this fundamental understanding of the human dynamic. Self Awareness first, then discernment through analysis of events and potential outcomes based on your response.
This has been one of the best threads on beBee since my start. We truly are tackling some of the grand issues of our time. They sting as the various opinions surface, but amazingly, the dialogue continues. Thank you @Ali Anani for your continued efforts to help us better understand our paradigm.13/09/2017 #109 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#105 Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. As much as I learnt from the exchange of comments on a negative experience that produced positive outcomes. I applied my thinking- that is pairing the negative with positive. So,if someone criticises me, mouths me or whatever he does I find now that coupling/pairing these actions with positive ones is far more rewarding than meeting negativity with negativity. I am so indebted to you for understanding me to this level dear Deb. I want also to draw the attention of @Lisa Vanderburg, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Harvey Lloyd to this exchange of comments between you and I.
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Comments12/09/2017 #4 Lance 🐝 Scoular🥚cellent Article Paul.
As I was reading it, and your feeling scared out your wits, I suddenly thought it is September and it must be close to R U OK? here in Australia.
An it is this Thursday the 14th.
So you have not only prompted me to to thank people but also to ask "R U OK? Really?"
"It's OK to say you're not."
My post from about this time last year relates:
Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak http://dld.bz/ffW5T