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  1. ProducerLaine Schmidt

    Laine Schmidt

    08/12/2016
    For the Communicationally - Challenged
    For the Communicationally - ChallengedWHICH IS ALL OF US; IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE DAY. All too often the art of communication, or lack of art, gets us into trouble.  With a little grace and intentionality in the way we listen and speak, the majority of the problems we face would be...
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    Michele Williams
    08/12/2016 #3 Michele Williams
    A concise and useful set of practices HR Professionals can use to help members of their organizations communicate better. Communication failures cause conflicts and delays in all types of organizations.
    Sarah Elkins
    08/12/2016 #2 Sarah Elkins
    I think I'm generally pretty good at communicating with intention, but there are definitely days I lack grace and patience. These are good reminders fro Laine Schmidt.
    Sarah Elkins
    08/12/2016 #1 Sarah Elkins
    I can really use #6, Laine, what a great way to respond! I know I can apply that to our two teenagers, too. These are good guidelines, and are complementary to the conversation I had with @Alan Culler View more
    I can really use #6, Laine, what a great way to respond! I know I can apply that to our two teenagers, too. These are good guidelines, and are complementary to the conversation I had with @Alan Culler today. Terrific post! Close
  2. noe lami

    noe lami

    07/12/2016
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  3. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    02/12/2016
    Getting your team over the 1st Dysfunction
    Getting your team over the 1st DysfunctionMore often than not, I hear horror stories from the workplace. Once you get behind the public face of an organization, and back behind the green curtain, the stories emerge.Dysfunctional teams.Broken bosses.Low performance.Non-existent passion.Toxic...
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    Erroll -EL- Warner
    07/12/2016 #13 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Do companies recommend appropriate reading materials to their employees? Companies should send a monthly list of great reading materials, up coming web forums and proposed seminars.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2016 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Yep...we oftentimes hear about workplaces where teams become all disintegrated, reckless bosses who are unmindful of their subordinates, and even employees' performance ranks low. With such typical divided culture, nothing turns impressive except toxic attitude in disunity.
    Kevin Pashuk
    07/12/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 Thanks Paul. You are absolutely right. It is common sense presented in a way that you believe can actually be applied to your organization (unlike most leadership books).
    Kevin Pashuk
    07/12/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 No kickback from the author on that book Ken, although I've certainly contributed to his retirement fund based on all the copies of the book I have purchased.

    When I've done turn-arounds of IT departments, it would seem that the solution offered to me was to hire more staff because they were so busy.

    I've found that more people doing the wrong things doesn't turn around a department, but to adjust the skills mix of the team (which involves training as well as some hiring and unhiring), and to implement some core planning tools so that people are working on the right things, which usually means changing processes, equipment and other things.

    My Canadian $0.02
    Kevin Pashuk
    07/12/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 Thanks Sarah. I get rave reviews from all I've recommended the book to... I trust you will enjoy and learn from it.
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    07/12/2016 #7 Paul Kearley 🐝
    #5 @Sarah Elkins this book will blow your mind! You'll get through it and say, "Of course. I already knew that!" thing is, most of us know it, it's the practice that counts.
    Ken Boddie
    03/12/2016 #6 Ken Boddie
    Looks like some interesting reading, Kev. Another post of yours that I almost missed, due to a hyperbolic increase in producers and the absence of the long promised obvious 'STING' solution. I'll be ordering a copy based on your recommendation, and on the assumption that you aren't getting a kick-back from the author. 😂
    Funnily enough, the throttle for change with the organisation where I work tends to be the IT department. If anyone asked me the two things I'd address to achieve better change management it would be the following:
    1. Increase staff numbers in IT; and
    2. Ensure IT development operates without being distracted onto operational patch-ups such as "why's my screen not working?"

    Sound familiar, Kev?
    Sarah Elkins
    03/12/2016 #5 Sarah Elkins
    That looks like a good book, @Kevin Pashuk, I'll order it today. That trust stuff is tricky, don't you think? It's something that can be built among people; and is easily & quickly lost through miscommunication and lack of follow up. Too many people ask the right questions, but then do nothing with the answers they receive. I'll let you know my thoughts on the book after reading it!
    Kevin Pashuk
    02/12/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    #3 Thanks Paul. The model in the book is a great framework for team discussions using a variety of personality assessment tools.
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    02/12/2016 #3 Paul Kearley 🐝
    Nice post @Kevin Pashuk. I especially enjoy it because I am in the process of being a 5 Behaviour coach. I do it in concert with my work in the DiSC personality process which very nicely completes the cycle of getting the right person in the right position and then teaching them how to connect with the rest of the team.
    Kevin Pashuk
    02/12/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Thank you Fatima. The book is a much better read than my meager post.
    Fatima Williams
    02/12/2016 #1 Fatima Williams
    @Kevin Pashuk An excellent read and valuable takeways. Thanks for sharing it with us.
  4. Marina Gómez Sánchez
    #LinkedIn Removes Premium Search Filters #business #bad #HR #searches
    Marina Gómez Sánchez
    LinkedIn Removes Premium Search Filters
    www.eremedia.com The drama that plagues LinkedIn continued to unfold this morning with a shocking post from Ira Bass on Google+.   'LinkedIn is a money maker venture and someone has to pay for the $26 million acquisition,' said Bass. 'I've been a member of LinkedIn...
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    Mamen Delgado
    07/12/2016 #7 Mamen Delgado
    #5 Absolutely!!! 🚀
    Matt Sweetwood
    07/12/2016 #6 Matt Sweetwood
    There's 2 ways to raise fees: 1, raise fees, 2. Reduce services.
    Look for Microsoft to do both to LinkedIn. And then try to sell us MS Office.
    Javier beBee
    07/12/2016 #5 Javier beBee
    #4 It is time to squeeze on LinkedIn, it is a HUGE opportunity for beBee
    Cepee Tabibian
    07/12/2016 #4 Cepee Tabibian
    Ouch. Bad business. As Ira Bass in the article says “LinkedIn is a money maker venture and someone has to pay for the $26 million acquisition,”
    Javier beBee
    07/12/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    gracias @Marina Gómez Sánchez @Mamen Delgado por compartirlo. LinkedIn lleva la dirección que se espera, porque es la única que tienen ellos como posible , que es la de limitar el uso de la plataforma a través del pago.
    Mamen Delgado
    07/12/2016 #2 Mamen Delgado
    Gracias @Marina Gómez Sánchez. Hay ciertas decisiones que son incomprensibles cuando van en contra de aquellos que favorecen tu negocio. En fin...
  5. Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman

    06/12/2016
    The average employed American adult spends well over 1/3 of the day working - and more often than not, those 8+ hours aren’t healthy ones.
    Marty Weitzman
    3 Easy Hacks to Get Healthier at Work | Executive Resume Writer
    bit.ly The average employed American adult spends well over 1/3 of the day working - and more often than not, those 8+ hours aren’t healthy...
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  6. Henrik Ståhl

    Henrik Ståhl

    06/12/2016
    I had the pleasure of interviewing @Javier beBee here on beBee (through Live Buzz, with the help of @Sergio Martínez). Now, after some delay because of vacations and sickness, my article has finally been published on Swedish news site digital.di.se – and of course I've translated it to English for you, fellow non-Swedish speaking bees. In the interview, Javier talks openheartedly about diversity, monetization strategy, competition, and he shares both visions and predictions with us. Enjoy!
    Henrik Ståhl
    In Five Years, #beBee Will Be As Big As Facebook
    medium.com CEO and co-founder Javier Cámara : “Our concept is...
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    Henrik Ståhl
    07/12/2016 #12 Henrik Ståhl
    #8 @Javier beBee Haha, not really a warrior - just a journalist. But I do love to rummage about. ;) And it's just like @Froilán Pérez says: criticism is important, because it helps you grow. And the part about beBee not having a "killer feature": that's actually what impresses me most about the platform. I hope that you get a sense of that in the article, because things might get lost in translation. I am a humble bee with a gentle yet feisty sting. 🐝 @Sergio Martínez
    Froilán Pérez
    07/12/2016 #11 Froilán Pérez
    thanks for this piece, @Henrik Ståhl !

    It is important that you point out mistakes, so we can correct them, and we are grateful for criticism!
    We are working hard to improve and be a top contender, so it is fitting that you put us in the series #TheContenders :D.
    Also, thank you for translating the article to English, it is very thoughful of you!
    Irene Hackett
    07/12/2016 #10 Anonymous
    Excellent! Shared on twitter & LI!
    Javier beBee
    07/12/2016 #9 Javier beBee
    #6 exactly @Matt Sweetwood Engagement and connection through passions, is the natural way humans want to interact and connect.
    Javier beBee
    07/12/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    #6 @Jim Murray exactly. You are right. @Henrik Ståhl seems to be a warrior and loves to
    rummage :-) ... beBee is not going to kill anybody. beBee is covering a different need. The professional world is not so open and connected as it should. beBee is working clear cut mission: " To make the professional world more open and connected" . And our mechanism is doing it in a free way - no barriers - and engaging professionals through passions :-)
    Jim Murray
    07/12/2016 #7 Jim Murray
    This is an interesting article because Javier defends beBee very well. But I have to say if you know beBee, what you realize is that it's not really a 'killer' anything. In this regard, Javier could be seen as underselling a bit.
    Anybody who has bothered to genuinely invest a good sized hunk of their social media energy to it knows that beBee is actually breathing life into a social media world that has started going stale. As beBee grows, it can actually be an incredible social media experience for everyone. Life giver, as opposed to killer is more like it.
    Matt Sweetwood
    06/12/2016 #6 Matt Sweetwood
    We do have the BIG idea. Engagement and connection through passions. It's the way humans want to interact and connect. It's why we will go BIG.
    Andrew Goldman
    06/12/2016 #5 Andrew Goldman
    Future will be awesome with beBee!
    Randy Keho
    06/12/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    Full speed ahead. The future's so bright I gotta wear shades.
    Deb Helfrich
    06/12/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    Really well-done, @Henrik Ståhl - what an eye-catching headline. I liked your article so much, I joined Medium to tweet it out, so that is saying a bunch.

    It was innovative to incorporate the live buzz functionality as part of the interview process.

    And I think you captured the secret sauce - not the tech, way too hard to differentiate there - it is the concept that one site can bring together people across the world in all their diversity.
    Andrew Books
    06/12/2016 #2 Andrew Books
    Sharing the same optimism as you, @Javier beBee & @Henrick. Proud to be an Ambassador to help spread the message!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    06/12/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    With great accomplishments so far, beBee has great expectations. That's the reality!
  7. Jennifer Lawson

    Jennifer Lawson

    06/12/2016
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  8. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    06/12/2016
    6 stupid office rules that should be banned
    6 stupid office rules that should be banned Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy. Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most companies fall into the trap of instigating morale sapping rules for every employee based upon the...
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    Steve Blakeman
    06/12/2016 #3 Steve Blakeman
    thanks for the comments Mohammed and Ben, glad you liked the post
    Ben Pinto
    06/12/2016 #2 Ben Pinto
    Agree totally. Though i do think more people need to take a course in ZEN and the Art of E-mail Ways.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    06/12/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good, thought-provoking post. Funnily, how people in positions make crooked rules? With the assumption that 'rules are made to be broken', there should be sensible argument from employees to strike out such stupid rules.
  9. Michele Williams
    Does social media help or hurt your career? I know you have an opinion. Now's your chance to click and vote on Twitter. Leave a comment to share your experiences with other bees, newbees and prospective bees.

    If you're a newbee and on the fence about social media,

    a) see beBee post by @Jared Wiese :http://buff.ly/2gKWnxS and
    b) Inc. article by @John White, MBA : http://buff.ly/2g4VqRR

    Background on the debate from the New York Times:
    Social Media Hurts: http://nyti.ms/2fb0U8D
    Social Media Helps, but be careful: http://nyti.ms/2gAki2U
    Michele Williams
    Michele Williams 🐝 on Twitter
    twitter.com “Does social media help or hurt your career? Hurts:https://t.co/kxC9zeeRzi Helps: https://t.co/JTXiCFPr0W #socialmedia #Poll @nytimes...
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    Michele Williams
    06/12/2016 #6 Michele Williams
    Thanks for the retweets and comments, @John White, MBA , @Jared Wiese , @Deb Helfrich Lance Scoular
    John White, MBA
    06/12/2016 #5 John White, MBA
    Exactly, @Deb Helfrich is was the engagement from my community here on beBee that kicked my brain into gear and sparked creative thoughts.
    Deb Helfrich
    06/12/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    I think the fact that @John White, MBA's Inc article came about after he sourced ideas from a social media conversation is the exact kind of instant feedback that social media can offer, we really don't have to stay stuck anymore.
    Michele Williams
    06/12/2016 #3 Michele Williams
    #2 Here's a clickable link to post by @Jared Wiese : http://buff.ly/2gKWnxS
    Jared Wiese
    06/12/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    #1 Thanks for the mention, Michele!
    Great idea. Glad you found the opposite arguments to the same topic.
  10. Laurika Doherty

    Laurika Doherty

    06/12/2016
    Credibility is very important. A leader embodies values. #leadership #culture
    Laurika Doherty
    The Cascading Influence Of A Leader
    www.leadershipplatform.com Last week we published an article addressing the question: ‘Does an organisation reflect the character of the leader?’ Most people’s first response to this all important question is a resounding...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    06/12/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Above all, excellent character is the essence of leadership. Because, a person, without excellent character, is prone to arrogance, injustice and oppression, and thus fits not to be a leader.
  11. ProducerPaul Kearley 🐝
    Change: No Wimps OR Whiners Allowed
    Change: No Wimps OR Whiners AllowedYou’ve heard it before.Question: What is the definition of ignorance? Answer: Doing what I’ve always done and expecting a different result.That’s not so uncommon you know. It’s an everyday practice in more companies than you could imagine. I’ve seen...
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    Sarah Elkins
    06/12/2016 #1 Sarah Elkins
    Love this one, Paul!
  12. Karen Huller

    Karen Huller

    05/12/2016
    Not all employers may understand the need for work-life balance. We give you a few ways to determine a company's position on work-life balance without being perceived as a slacker. How much do you value the importance of a company having a good work-life balance in your job search?
    Karen Huller
    How to Find Out if a Company Has Work-Life Balance without Seeming like a Slacker - Career Coaching, Personal Branding, Résumés, Social Media Strategy for Career & Income Optimization
    epiccareering.com How do you ask a company about their work-life balance policies during an interview without being perceived as a slacker during a job...
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  13. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    04/12/2016
    Prejudice and other violations
    Prejudice and other violationsSo prevalent has it become that one can almost conclude that standing in judgement of each other has become our default mode. Closely allied to this latter mode, or in fact as a consequence of it, is prejudice. The prevailing levels of judgement...
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    Mohammed Sultan
    06/12/2016 #17 Mohammed Sultan
    @Ian Weinberg .When I read any post ,with the instinct of a researcher I always jump to give conclusions and recommendation,so please don't "prejudge" me as giving advice.One of the most dangerous facts is to become captive to our held beliefs and consider it as the right way to go and the best decision to take.When we become regularly tuned with our prejudgment we may lose our personal balance and start criticizing or blaming others,and even become unable to provide anything new.The more often we look at things in this way ,the more it become difficult to think about them in a different way.The danger is that our past experience may also become a trap and rigid way when we assume that the new problems can be solved in the same way we tended to use with the old ones.The question is always ;Are we able to see our past blinders and the new blinders resulting from our expectations about others? As @Phil once said in one of his comments on another post;Distorted thinking is contagious ...I will also add and when it becomes a habit it will spread.
    Ian Weinberg
    05/12/2016 #16 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks @Phil Friedman and thanks @Harvey Lloyd for your input. I return to cogitation mode in pursuit of the Holy Grail!
    Harvey Lloyd
    05/12/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    @Ian Weinberg this discussion is an important one. Reading the thoughts of both yourself and @Phil Friedman have been challenging. I do believe the discussion embodies the current election craziness we sense at the center.

    I hold the belief that as humans we must decern our environment and make decisions. Whether it be fatherly, family or professional. From the outside this could appear judgmental, not haveing all of the discerning pieces that went into the choice.

    I read your post more from a perspective of general attitudes/perceptions. Your post stated many of the things we observe in social behaviours, in our post-election environment. Many of the folks who silently sat in awe of the past 8 years have been awakened and found a voice. Is this good or bad, is for another debate. However, it does exacerbate your thoughts here.

    Thanks to you and Phil for haveing this enlightening discussion. I would make one further point though, consensus on the debate will have to happen at some point in the future. What we hold to be as close to the truth must be decided. The lines are being drawn and without a clear set of guidelines of "judgement" within our social understanding, it will not end well.
    Phil Friedman
    05/12/2016 #14 Phil Friedman
    #13 Sorry, Ian but that is NOT what I am saying, nor is it what I said. What I am saying is:

    First, I think that some of the inferences being made from your discussion are not validly drawn from what you say, but themselves appear to me to be based on prejudgments. For example, I do not take what you are saying to actually assert or support the view that there is no objective truth. You can correct me if I am wrong about that.

    Second, what I am asserting is that we must have an intellectual commitment to the existence of objective truth of some kind whether or not we can ultimately know that truth perfectly. If not, then all science and other intellectual pursuits are meaningless.

    Third, that what is subjective and often relative are our perceptions of truth (or fact), which perceptions may be more or less in alignment with underlying reality. Science and other intellectual pursuits represent for me an ongoing dialogue that seeks to move closer to that reality by exploring and exchanging, examining and discussing ideas and concepts. We don't "make" truth; we seek to discover it, albeit only more or less successfully, and always tentatively.

    Fourth, the dialogue involved, of needs, requires making judgments all the time. And there is nothing wrong with being "judgmental" in that sense. But being "judgmental" in that sense is often confused with what I term "pre-judgment" -- or in other words prejudice based on irrelevant factors, not in any way related to whether a set of assertions or postulates may be more or less reflective of the underlying reality, the "truth".

    Fifth, if you insist on conflating being judgmental (which is inevitable) with being prejudiced or pre-judgmental, you are doing a disservice to the cause of intellectual engagement and exploration, as well as opening up the door to the proponents of Universal and Absolute Relativism -- which is nihilistic claptrap. Cheers and thanks for being open to discussion.
    Ian Weinberg
    05/12/2016 #13 Ian Weinberg
    #12 Phil, please walk me through this: If I assert something to be true and it is true, then it represents the truth. Epistemologically it is the closest to fact. One assumes that my truth is developed from an honest and comprehensive reasoning of all available, relevant substrate. I understand from your response that other asserted truths relating to the same concept provide no further epistemological value if derived in the same manner. And further, if the truth of individual assertions be limited by subjectivity and it is acknowledged to be incomplete truth due to subjectivity, then it is an untruth because even if pooled with other subjectivity-limiting truths, there can be no further evolution towards truth. Concluding then, authentic fact is derived from an honest and comprehensive reasoning of all available relevant substrate which renders redundant the dialoguing of similar concepts derived in the same way.
    Phil Friedman
    05/12/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #11 and while you're at it, consider if you will, The Liar's Paradox. Which amounts to how one evaluates the assertion by someone that all statements are lies. If the statement is true, then it must be a lie and therefore false. Or if true, then it belies the claim that all statements are lies. And so again it must be false. I believe that the problem with absolute relativism is akin to The Liar's Paradoex. cheers!
    Ian Weinberg
    05/12/2016 #11 Ian Weinberg
    #9 Ok Phil, I'll need to chew on this a while.
    Phil Friedman
    05/12/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    #8 No , Ian, I am asserting exactly the opposite of what you take me to be saying. Your interpretation is symptomatic of dogmatic relativism, which pretends to celebrate rational discussion, but which actually makes an a priori assumption that precludes consideration of any position other than your own. I did NOT say your assertion are grunts. I only said if your assertion that there are no absolute truths, than all assertions, including yours, are grunts. And so your position is its own reductio ad absurdum. That is a far cry from saying your assertions are grunts.
    Ian Weinberg
    05/12/2016 #8 Ian Weinberg
    #7 Phil, we are unlikely to arrive at absolute truth, which in itself is probably a relative concept . Our best effort at making sense of our environment is to use objective reasoning in the context of a given subjectivity, in an attempt to transcend the limits of our subjectivity. Additional to this is the engagement with other subjective folk in a constructive way so that more substrate becomes available for reasoning and evaluation and the subjective bias is diluted. The mode of engagement is fundamental because if we retain mutual sensitivity and remain in rapport we achieve, collectively, a more valuable outcome. By referring to my (and presumably other) assertions as just another collection of ‘grunts’ you expose your own modus of engagement in communication. You appear to be at a place where you are judging other points of view as ‘grunts’ and default to accepting your own judgement. It begs the question of what reasoning substrate your bias would allow you to place value upon for personal integration? There is a possibility that at the end of the day your epistemological compass would have shrunk you down to your own turf/comfort zone/world-view after disrespecting a whole host of external ‘grunts’ irrespective of their intrinsic value!
    Phil Friedman
    05/12/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    #4 Sorry Ian, without validi judgement -- whether or not we can ultimately determine which judgments are valid -- there is no truth. Without truth -- whether or not we can ultimately determine what is true and what is not -- there is only subjective grunting. And that includes your assertions here. So if I accept your assertions, then ipso facto they become meaningless, with no basis for accepting them over any contrary assertions. And, therefore, you will pardon me for choosing to ignore your grunts and choosing instead to stick with mine.

    No, your position, like all attempts to assert absolute relativism, is self-nullifying as worthy of consideration. For such arguments are always their own reductios as absurdum. Cheers.
    Max J. Carter
    05/12/2016 #6 Max J. Carter
    Personally I say judge thyself alone. Here's why.

    Only if I would find myself guilty would I choose to find another guilty.

    We often judge outward based on what we know we are guilty of in order to avoid looking inward to make that judgement.
    Ian Weinberg
    05/12/2016 #4 Ian Weinberg
    #3 @Phil Friedman In a bigger context there is no real differentiation between 'pre-judge' and judge'. Both reflect the intrinsic biases of subjective belief. However it is the mode of communication which becomes the issue. In collective discussion, a non-judgemental sensitivity to where the opposing view originates can be termed 'dialogue'. All lesser levels of respect based on a challenge to an opposing view without regard for the context of the individual and sensitivity to their subjective space, will invariably result in a subjective-based challenge or response. This invariably incorporates elements of judgement/pre-judgement. In regard to daily choices, that is exactly what it is, choices. These should not be termed 'judgements'. They are preferences based on our subjective evaluations.
    Phil Friedman
    05/12/2016 #3 Phil Friedman
    Ian, with all due respect, it appears to me that you here (although, perhaps, not in your own mind) conflate "judging" with "pre-judging".

    The fact is, we of needs judge others every day, including 1) their ideas (whom should we listen to and believe, who shall influence us and our view?), 2) their social mores (whom shall we befriend, trust, establish relationships with?), 3) their rhetoric (for whom shall we vote, 4) their actions (with whom shall we associate, who is dangerous and who is not, to whom shall we entrust our money, our children's care and education?), 5) and their abilities (whom shall we hire and for whom shall we work?)

    That is, however, far different from pre-judging people before we know of their ideas, social mores, rhetoric, actions, or abilities -- based solely on traits such as skin color or religion or nationality or ethnic origin, which are completely irrelevant to any of the matters that we do have to make judgements about.

    Social media is a place where, as a community, we are in constant danger of being over-run by those who believe they can create their own reality, complete with self-ascribed personas, and live out a life that they create on their laptops or mobile devices, something like The Sims on steroids. While they gain succor from the concept that there are no truths, and that all is relative. And that, consequently, nobody is in a position to "judge" their ideas or what they say -- not judge what they do, because they do nothing other than live on social media.

    To my mind, everyone has a right to speak. But not everyone has a right to be listened to or taken seriously. And nobody has a right to be free of being judged by others. The most we can expect is not to be pre-judged on irrelevancies. Cheers!
    debasish majumder
    04/12/2016 #2 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Ian Weinberg! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Deb Helfrich
    04/12/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    It seems to me that those of us who are interested in collaboration, empathy, and heightening our sensitivity, so that we may stay in a state of awe about the fundamental joy of life, just have to keep blathering on until we become a very peaceful majority. The narcissists and sociopaths cannot listen anyway, and that is a short-cut for figuring out who to avoid. If there is no capability to listen, to adjust, or consider then it is probably best to move along and find someone with the capability to listen.

    You have asked a poignant question, @Ian Weinberg. Am I standing in judgement or am I seeking understanding?

    I am willing to take responsibility for every single one of my interactions. I work to send everyone on their way with a smile after running into me. And when that doesn't occur, I am willing to listen to their why. I don't believe that I am unprejudiced; I put in the work to practice uncovering my own biases and self-deceptions.
  14. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    04/12/2016
    Leadership is … Understanding Our Followersv
    Leadership is … Understanding Our FollowersvAt some point in the workshop I conduct on interpersonal communications skills using the SOCIAL STYLEs model, I invariably make the comment that with the knowledge all of the participants have gained during the session comes great responsibility;...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    06/12/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    These concepts require a deep understanding of the self-awareness continuum. I found with many variations of Jung's work it is difficult to teach as folks tend not to want to become self-aware of their style, type or MB designation. I agree that this is one of the top 5 needed understandings of leadership.

    Given this phenomena, i believe the golden rule is more applicable. Treating others the way they wish to be treated is usually not in the best interest of the goals of leadership or ultimately for the individual seeking to advance in their own style of leadership. A leader who is creating space for another leader in their growth has the responsibility to two goals, the new leader and the goals. I believe the golden rule recognizes this separation of need vs growth.
  15. ProducerMichael Spencer

    Michael Spencer

    04/12/2016
    Why Trump's Call Gives Taiwan a Chance for Independence in 2017
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    CityVP Manjit
    06/12/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    A significant proportion of American electorate squeezed through a vote for change - and this is what change looks like, change is where every bright individual collectively holds there breath in unison.

    Beijing won't be treating Trump as a clown, they have seen him dispatch a field of 17 republican candidates including a Bush and succeeding against the Clinton - for sure they will consider this facile posturing, but there will also be a quiet unease because no one knows how this will play out - just like the media who every month waited for Trump's candidacy to implode. Ironic most of all is that Trump is speaking to Taiwan's first female President.

    So no one likes uncertainty, but especially a one party state that is built on principles of detailed and ultra organization. Let us see how this one will play out. The new focus is waiting for Trump's Presidency to implode. If all of us have been this wrong so far, we don't have to keep making the wrong guess, and China has never liked playing a guessing game. Expect more cyber politics.
    Paul Walters
    04/12/2016 #2 Paul Walters
    Have t agree with @Dean Owen on this one.
    Dean Owen
    04/12/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    This is just a daft and potentially dangerous blunder. Fortunately Beijing blames Taiwan, who instigated this congratulatory call. The US and the World has too much to lose if Trump does intend to pursue this potentially dangerous avenue. I was actually surprised at the restraint Beijing has shown following the call, but assume they perceive Trump as a clown with very little understanding of world affairs.
  16. ProducerDean Da Costa

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    02/12/2016
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    This is no joke - we need to train for jobs of the future.

    Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI is going to decimate middle class jobs
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    Jennifer Schultz
    02/12/2016 #2 Jennifer Schultz
    I could not agree more Andrew. We are training for jobs that exist in 2016. Not the jobs of tomorrow. I see one issue as big business stands to make an enormous amount of money from automation - lining the politicians pockets as well. #1
    Andrew Goldman
    02/12/2016 #1 Andrew Goldman
    It is happening already. So people need to be lead into the new time. Learn something new and never stop learning.
  18. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    02/12/2016
    New on Inc. today. Having worked for several companies with toxic cultures, I know the warning signs.
    John White, MBA
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    Brian McKenzie
    02/12/2016 #12 Brian McKenzie
    #1 thanks for the heads up @JohnWhite
    Brian McKenzie
    02/12/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    Self employed for the gig economy and working remote for the other channels
    Jan Barbosa
    02/12/2016 #10 Jan Barbosa
    Must admit ive been in some toxic workplaces... Toxic enough that only bacteria would thrive.. And it did...
    Randy Keho
    02/12/2016 #9 Randy Keho
    #3 When I was just out of graduate school, I blindly accepted a position as the public relations officer for a prestigious medical school. I thought I was on my way.
    Turns out I was the runner-up for the position. The winner only lasted a few months before running as far away as possible.
    The director, my boss, thought she knew everything.
    I should have realized something was a miss when I saw a three-ring binder on the shelf behind her desk that read "Public Relations Made Easy."
    Campbell Price
    02/12/2016 #8 Campbell Price
    Great share on a very important topic. I consider bad culture in a company to be a reflection of poor or weak leadership. The same leaders are so blind to their own failings, that they are genuinely surprised that the culture is toxic enough that even they recognize it. Good luck getting HR to do anything about it.
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/12/2016 #7 Mohammed Sultan
    John White,MPA .You have left nothing unsaid on your article.Sometimes candidates become unable to pick up any of these signals or ignore them because they think of the the pay check!.As marketers,we always know about toxic cultures from the way they treat their customers.So,my advice to new candidates who might not able to know whether there's a synergy between their career objectives and the employer objectives or whether the employer has credibility or not ,to go to the market to pick up such signals or find that synergy between the employer and their customers.Toxic companies are reflections of toxic bosses who often give you marching orders that will put you on middle grounds, because they usually have opposing ideas that can take you in different directions..You can't easily pick up such a signal during the selection process, but when you go to the market and listen to some of their customers ,you may find that such an employer are often telling lies; when they find themselves unable to justify their actions or their actions have become no more consistent with their promises to their customers.When such an employer find that their initiatives and their identity are no more consistent ,they lose integrity and begin to compromise or turn around the standard they have set for themselves.
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/12/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    #3 I wish many would follow in Juan and Javier's footsteps. Many of us watch in awe and admire how they run their business along with how they treat their employees! beBee rocks!
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/12/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me @John White, MBA (for some reason I can't tag you tonight), I tried to tag you in another post about an hour ago. Your name doesn't come up in my drop down box no matter how I try to type it.

    Ok, back to the article- Excellent! You have a good memory about my experience with a toxic boss. I have to admit, she was so fake and I never picked up on that although, in hindsight, I should have. I think it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

    You touched on every symptom many feel when working for a toxic boss, including myself. I would get such bad stomach pains before work sometimes I'd have to call and make up a lie as to why I would be a few minutes late. I also should have left as soon as she began talking about other employees while pumping her own ego not long after I began. You nailed it with this article!
    Andrew Goldman
    02/12/2016 #4 Andrew Goldman
    Very true, that's why we are here) Thank you @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz #3
    John White, MBA
    02/12/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    #2 @Andrew Goldman: Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Fortunately, @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz are creating an amazing culture at beBee. Buzz on!
    Andrew Goldman
    02/12/2016 #2 Andrew Goldman
    A great info, John! Thank you! It is very important to make the right call when you choose the company.
  19. Kit Tan

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    Paul Kearley 🐝
    07/12/2016 #3 Paul Kearley 🐝
    #2 Thats some real gold there @Jessie Angeles. Thanks for stopping by and taking a read.
    Jesse Angeles
    07/12/2016 #2 Jesse Angeles
    @Paul Kearley I love the challenge of looking at one's core. Many believe that they have what it takes for business in today's world. Many need to look deeper than just wanting to help others or make money. Thanks
    Jesse Angeles
    07/12/2016 #1 Jesse Angeles
    When you understand your core, your understand who you are a great fit with. Great honey produced here @ Paul Kearley
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