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- Producer19/11/2017Emerging 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...
Comments19/11/2017 #24 John RylanceAli I think the hedgehog also curls up when sleeping. This being so then we he curls up to escape the fox or other predators rather than being stressed maybe he feels safe and secure. #8
Either way it shows we have our safe havens, which will in most cases outlive the threats.19/11/2017 #22 Lisa Vanderburg#13 Why, thank you dear @Harvey Lloyd - I am touched!! I would have so loved to have included all of Paul's Romans 7:14-25, as it's a poignant reflection of purpose, conflict and tension from a man who stuck through such brutal diversity 'til the end. Without his contextual history it's hard to understand the true value of this passage; I'm grateful you know it....may take me 2000 years to comprehend you fine thinkers though :)19/11/2017 #17 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#12 We try to live in the now dear @Lisa Vanderburg. Reading the future is like predicting accurately the weather.
I refer to this as The Weather Paradox. For, the more we know about weather, the more realization we have that predicting it is next to impossible. We shall never have the accuracy to predict it. Why then follow an impossible dream?19/11/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 I like the way you applied The Golden Circle in addressing the issue of purpose @Harvey Lloyd. The why, what and how questions. As @Sara Jacobovici wrote on my previous buzz that asking the whys keep us in the "state" or process of discovering our purpose.
In the buzz I refer to Dove and the article on LI. The same article says and I quote:
Unilever has allowed this purpose to reveal competing tensions, provoke innovation, grow revenues, inspire employees, and build trust in their brands around the world.
There are some questions that must be asked in determining this guiding purpose. Standing in the fruits of the research, ask and answer:
• What is important to the people we serve?
• What do we have to give?
• What would we love to give?
• What competing tensions do we face?
• What purpose includes and respects all of that?
Amazing, the emphasis here is on the what. No mention of the why and how. But I belong to your approach.19/11/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#10 With such a splendid comment I am the one who needs to know and not you dear @Lisa Vanderburg. I confess that this buzz took more effort to write than any of my previous buzzes. That the buzz receives the quality of your comment satisfies me to the maximum (i am in the state of maximum tension).19/11/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd#10 What an awesome comment. The eriness of the scripture is that this is nearly 2000 years old. The paradox was known even then. Secularly it traces back to the beginning of known writings.
Paul was a man that new this conflict well. I dont believe that their ever was a more paradoxical man to live.
Thank you for your comment as it was enlightening as much humbling.
@Lisa Vanderburg i believe your evolution has made you wiser than you protest.19/11/2017 #11 Harvey Lloyd#5 The purpose paradox is really discussing the chaos therory from a single individuals perspective. Giving way to the concrete existance of the theory. With this in mind we should understand that its not “if” we will engage in chaos but rather “when”.
When we move from bliss to engage within the paradox then we should be consistent.
What three questions would attempt to answer within the paradox that are purpose driven?
Not questions of right and wrong nor questions of proffesion or skill, but questions of humanity.
The three questions would focus on navigateing the humanity of the paradox. Each person applying their skill and wisdom within the answered questions.
Some possible questions:
1. Who needs support?
2. What are the needs of each party involved on the other side of the solution?
3. How are we turning this into an empowering solution?19/11/2017 #10 Lisa VanderburgI must re-read this many times @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee; this is over my evolutionary pay-scale :)
That said, it is superb and 'The Purpose Paradox' is sublime! What I know is the paradox, for I have seen it in spiritual faith: the Apostle Paul says in Romans 7, '15; I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do......21; So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22; For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.' This is the internal warfare that paradox brings and it is as old as human life itself. I am deliberately using faith here, not to preach :) ,but as an example; you can't unlearn what you know or forget what your eyes have witnessed etc. There's warnings to 'unbelief' in the bible....so in that world, delving deeper means more responsibility to take on that learning.19/11/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#7 I am a strong believer that when we help others we help ourselves too. Egoism is not going to help others and is of a limited scope. Actually, it could fire back on the egoist.
Purposes that have the value of helping others prosper. When we increase the capacity of others we increase ours as well. Emotional fear reminds me of the hedgehog which curls into a ball when a fox approaches it. If the fox stays for long times for how long the hedgehog can keep in its stressed form?19/11/2017 #7 Harvey LloydPurpose really transcends to values. Regardless of circumstance i will seek to apply this value.
Society has decided that we must take care of self first. Then and only then can we seek the welfare of others. This sounds reasonable at a glance. But what happens when two powerful people who share the same value of me first meet within a company?
What would happen if we altered the purpose/value to include, me first while serving others. This simple statement changes our approach and turns on our creativity in reaching two me first goals within the question above.
Somewhere along the way of societal growth we have added a feature. Emotional fear is now reality. Can i be first within someone else’s paradigm? Most often emotional fear keeps us from seeing our own success within someone else’s paradigm.
I can always fight within any paradigm for what i want as long as i am also helping the others get what they want. Or its no deal.
Within a social/proffesional paradigm everyone needs to win. Unmet emotional needs will always come back in later forms.
Purpose/values at this level help us navigate through win-win and make the tough call of no deal, if we cant get past the paradox.19/11/2017 #6 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI agree @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee =- in the tension is an opening - "Creative tensions provide us with great opportunities to come up with noble solutions" - rather than avoiding the tension, being with it and allowing it to flow through, change shape, connect, open up some how enables the tension to disperse and the new to be birthed. Look at how we birth babies. A truly creative act.
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Comments18/11/2017 #27 Geoff Hudson-Searle#12 @Jerry Fletcher Always great to hear from you and your comments are thought provoking, Mother Earth is one tough Mother, there is no question about this fact! Interesting enough Hurricane Irma, like Hurricane Harvey, was not caused by climate change. But scientists say the horrifying destruction it has sent across the Atlantic might have been. Apparently global warming was the reason for the extreme weather is the wrong question. Instead, we should be focusing on how global warming has helped turn the hurricanes into even more destructive forces than they ever would have been before......18/11/2017 #26 Geoff Hudson-Searle#11 @Lisa Vanderburg keep it coming, I just love your forthright comments, you are a great inspiration! I found that research study that was produced on 27th September 2017, I would be interested to seek global research on the world in 'hell in a hand basket' but I feel I already know the answer......I feel @Harvey Lloyd has made some great comments and this is totally plausible, I am not sure there is a quick fix to the problems, the problem starts with government, business, communities and ultimately us as creators of the current unhappiness in this chaotic world, and we are responsible for this debacle, a small majority or even large majority can live with a better belief and and a better tomorrow, the question is always how much people really want to change for a better future, I guess we are back to 'be careful what you wish for' .18/11/2017 #25 Geoff Hudson-Searle#10 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your kind words. You question is interesting and I saw a study some time ago that described a method to control chaos or a chaotic world by using phase space compression which is applied to economic systems. Effectively conscious state variables and restraints, including financial to upper bound and lover bound state of mind.I found the paper interesting, but in reality and academic approach to solving a problem in today's world which I am not convinced could ever be applied.18/11/2017 #24 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Lisa Vanderburg Democrats also feel that way, but by a much slimmer 16-point margin (51-35 percent). There’s no gender or age gap: two-thirds of men (67 percent), women (66 percent), voters under 45 (68 percent), and those ages 45+ (66 percent) think political correctness has gone too far. The Fox News poll was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) among 1,017 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide reached on landline and cellphones from Sept. 24-26, 2017. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points for results among all registered voters.18/11/2017 #23 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Lisa Vanderburg There’s lots of cross-partisan agreement on the decline of our social glue. For example, 81 percent of Republicans say people are less courteous, as do 77 percent of Democrats, and 76 percent of independents. It’s mostly the same on people behaving worse and our bonds weakening. "We often focus on the divisiveness of specific political leaders," says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News poll with Republican Daron Shaw. "But these results are a reminder that those elected leaders are a reflection of the voters who elect them, and a society that sees people as increasingly rude and lacking common bonds." The nation is more divided over kneeling protests this year: 55 percent of voters see kneeling during the national anthem as inappropriate. That’s down six percentage points from 61 percent in 2016. And 41 percent consider kneeling an appropriate way to protest, up from 32 percent last year. The increase comes largely from a jump of 21 points among blacks and 16 among women. Those most likely to disapprove of the kneeling include men (60 percent), independents (62 percent), whites (63 percent), veterans (65 percent), Republicans (86 percent), and Trump voters (90 percent). In addition, 66 percent of voters feel political correctness has "gone too far" in this country. Twenty-three percent disagree. Republicans think things are too PC by a 72-point margin (83-11 percent).18/11/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-Searle#9 Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg for your words, the world is going to hell in a hand basket, is true and there is no denying the facts, it really is time to wake up. A large majority of American voters feels the bonds that hold the country together are weakening, while over half think the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
A Fox News poll released Thursday also finds that large numbers feel more people are rude and behave badly in public in the United States today compared to the past. Some 56 percent of voters say things are "going to hell in a handbasket." It was 57 percent a year ago and 58 percent in 2014. That consistency masks some big movement among who thinks the world is going to hell -- and the party that controls the White House has a lot of sway in this. In 2014, only 48 percent of Democrats said things were going to hell compared to 70 percent who feel that way today. The reverse is true among Republicans: 71 percent said hell in a handbasket in 2014 vs. 42 percent now. Meanwhile, most voters believe compared to 10 years ago, people in the U.S. behave worse in public (83 percent), are less courteous (78 percent), and the bonds that hold our nation together are weakening (81 percent).18/11/2017 #21 Geoff Hudson-Searle#7 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your comments, totally we live in a strange and cynical world that at its very best is out of control, but maybe we look at the world as being out of control and maybe it is us beings that the world finds out of control, change has a funny way of presenting itself at times.18/11/2017 #20 Geoff Hudson-Searle#6 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris Thank you for your valuable comments, I paused....but you are right, we live in turbulent times, and spending times with the City economists and analysts I not convinced we have seen the worst yet, external factors...I am sure will implode, more and more people are searching for answers, the answer for all of us starts with us, huge subject maybe a buzz I should write in January. Have a great weekend!18/11/2017 #19 Geoff Hudson-Searle#5 Thank you kindly @Debasish Majumder for your amazing comments, it was an interesting buzz to write, my blog manager JJJ was debating with me life one late evening a few months a go, which triggered the thought to write about the topic, I am really pleased you enjoyed reading my buzz! :-)18/11/2017 #17 Geoff Hudson-Searle#3 Thank you @Harley King that's a great reminiscing story about the 60's with @Harvey Lloyd talking about the 60's too, it makes me think of the amazing Beatles with A day in the life' and Hey Jude. We have had many people, philosophers, and even I was in Sedona on 23rd December 2012 when everyone believed this was the end of the world, The Mayans end of the I-Ching calendar, if was fascinating when you listen to the wisdom behind some of these people and their conviction. Your quote from Socrates is exemplary, I remember working with Polaroid and Edwin H Land was remembered for saying ' The world is a scene changing so rapidly that it takes every bit of intuitive ability you have, every brain cell each one of you has, to make the sensible decision about what to do next. You cannot rely upon what you have been taught. All you have learned from history is old ways of making mistakes. There is nothing that history can tell you about what we must do tomorrow. Only what we must not do. My view on life is very simple these days, we constantly evolve, transform and think of the future, when really we should be capturing the special moment of now with our loved ones, family and friends. Life is precious, we need to share and enjoy these times with our special people in our lives, life is also terribly short.18/11/2017 #16 Geoff Hudson-Searle#2 @Marisa Fonseca Diniz Thank you for sharing your beliefs, I believe we all change, the universe moves with time, the planets move and utimately even if we care not to believe it, we change too, marginally, slightly and totally. I know from my own life in the last decade my life has completed a 360.18/11/2017 #15 Geoff Hudson-Searle#1 @Harvey Lloyd So the question is do we call this a human choice? One of the oldest questions in life is whether humans have choice and the freedom to do so. That is, are we able to choose what we will do with our lives? There are studies that show a belief in its existence might work, but beyond that, we cannot verify or invalidate its existence. What is important, however, is that we treat ourselves and each other as self-determined beings whose thoughts and feelings are important. In that regard, Baumeister’s research has much to teach us. Maybe we should just follow the Golden Rule of 'be careful what you wish for' after all......?18/11/2017 #14 Geoff Hudson-Searle#1 So sorry for my tardy response @Harvey Lloyd, this week has been a little crazy, but no different to the 60's lol Thank you for your great contribution, you really struck a nerve with me across some of my favorite subjects. Ah....be careful what you wish for, you may just get it, was this an English saying from “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs? This wonderful saying seems to appear everywhere in life and different eras too; 点石成金 (Dian Shi Cheng Jin) Diǎn shí chéng jīn [dian shi cheng jin] touch stone accomplish gold Turn stone into gold/To work something of no worth into something of value. The story of Xu Xun is reminiscent of Greek mythology. King Midas is known as the man who could turn anything he touched into gold. He was granted this ability by Dionysus, the god of wine. (I like that one :-)) However, Midas would soon come to regret his wish. In short, I guess the common lesson from the quotes is: Greed can lead to you losing what you really value in this world. A wish for an alternate outcome can really change what makes a person who they are. Also, there are real-life implications when someone wishes for something crazy only to see how crazy it is.17/11/2017 #12 Jerry FletcherGeoff, Every generation seems to have the same complaints from the time of Socrates to the present. But there is a difference this time. Gaia is now entering the discussion in an active way. Whether you agree with climate change or not, the physical differences taking place in Mother Earth are real and will have drastic consequences for humankind. This is nothing to shrug off. She is one tough Mother.17/11/2017 #11 Lisa VanderburgAh...That's better @Geoff Hudson-Searle - just had to get away from that very nice piece of ass #8 that is....inappropriate, IMHO.
Where was I? After reading the thoughtful comments; @Harvey Lloyd's resounds 'life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.' I'd like @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA opinions! Great buzz, Geoff!17/11/2017 #9 Lisa VanderburgYou put into words what most of us already fear to do @Geoff Hudson-Searle; the world's going to hell in a hand-basket (American expression..?). We have been down this way before, yes. The difference now is our exploding population, despite the appalling atrocities and disease of the so many countries including the third world, is fuelling the discrepancies between the rich and poor. Instinctively,of those of us feeling the crush of 7+ billion people there will be some who will use this to justify immorality, making things worse. These divides can only grow, sucking the life out of everyone else unless we can all decide to work together...I personally don't hold much hope for that as our world has become so complex and I begin not to see the big picture. This fascinating site: http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-life-expectancy-map shows births and deaths as they happen in boxes top L & R
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Comments16/11/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorWOW: LEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome View moreWOW: LEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome. And, APICS Memberships are FREE for students. Close16/11/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorLEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome View moreLEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome. And, APICS Memberships are FREE for students. Close
- Producer14/11/2017Inspiration vs. Motivation, Steve Jobs, and Reverend Billy GrahamI remember when I was a kid watching the late Reverend Billy Graham on TV.Holy Cow. This guy was inspiring. Although I grew up in a fairly religious family, at that time in my life I was questioning religion, period.But dang, it was hard not to...
Comments18/11/2017 #15 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorLove the distinctions and contrasts of the two concepts. It has me wondering about "inspiration development" as a leadership development topic. Having a power vision and being able to inspire and motivate as appropriate would be powerful. MLK and Ghandi see to be be people who were able to both inspire and motivate.15/11/2017 #9 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Dave Worthen I really enjoyed this. I have had those throughout my life motivate me and very few inspire me. A similar trait I found in all those who have inspired me is they were STEADFAST in their teachings and beliefs. I feel that this is what inspired me. It was not their knowledge, yet wisdom from this foundation they showed me.14/11/2017 #3 Harvey LloydReally enjoyed your journey. I can speak for myself and say it is easy to tell when someone is inspiring because it sounds like they are speaking to the heart. When someone speaks of motivation it is for the brain and ears.
We can only inspire others from on heart to another. The moment this stops so does inspiration.
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Comments16/11/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins"#12 Words and meaning. @Cyndi wilkins your comments are straight on point. But what i found interesting is i am expressing the same thing with just different words. It brings to light one of the center pieces of the discussion. We attach alternate meanings to words based on our experiences and narrative."
Exactly @Harvey Lloyd...All roads lead to the same place;-)16/11/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd#14 @Ian Weinberg i am always grateful for your stopping by. Your magic of insight is so helpful as we look at the issues of social disparities. My thought here is @Cyndi wilkins is showing us the horizon of change while you are displaying the fundamentals of process in action. My attempt here is to add language that would point to practical methods of the change process. A framework of thought that could possibly lead to a higher level of self awareness.
My, hope as always, i gave someone pause during the cycles of life.
(Just some general feedback your posts and the PDF you sent has really helped a neighbor who is dealing with a family member with severe depression. It has helped him better understand the process. Thanks.)16/11/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd#15 @Gert Scholtz again thanks for the share and the comment. Character is almost stone. It is hard to chisel and change the shape. I typically reject anyone who has any statements of quick fixes. But our need for instant gratification to the question at hand can lead us to spending lots of money for a quick fix.
When talking with managers over the years concerning troubled employees i ask the question, is this a skill issue or a character issue. If its a skill deficit that causing the troubling behaviour that's our fault and we need to review our training/hiring practices.
If it is character, and i am using this word squarely within the purpose paradigm, my follow up question is how long are you willing to walk on the journey to change the character/purpose? If the manager is unwilling to invest in the individual then we need to release them to a job that their character better suites.
Character can display our purpose and believe it or not when we sense uneasiness, we are actaully sensing a purpose that is incongruent with our own.
Thanks for the comment and thoughts16/11/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd#12 Words and meaning. @Cyndi wilkins your comments are straight on point. But what i found interesting is i am expressing the same thing with just different words. It brings to light one of the center pieces of the discussion. We attach alternate meanings to words based on our experiences and narrative.
@Pamela 🐝 Williams commented that the word success is a gateway to performance anxiety. I couldn't agree more, specifically as we read or view various presentations that make us feel like idiots because we haven't brought the $4,000 package to be great.
In your comment i converted your words into my own and they fit the narrative of the post. Words are for us to define. WIthin purpose we must also define our own success. Although i admire the great leaders of success in today's world i do not measure success the way they do, i am not them, i didn't walk their journey. I also reject their power in assisting me in my own success. I define what success is, not the power of someone else. I enjoy reading their thoughts and their wisdom. But it all has to fold into my own paradigm of success.
Thanks for your comment and your passion in healing our social wounds.16/11/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz@Harvey Lloyd There is much food for thought in your article Harvey - thank you for posting. One part that struck me is where you mention that a reworking of the self-narrative, ie purpose, is a long process over many months, which at first may even feel mechanical and disconnected. This is contrary to the more popular (and I believe incorrect) notion of a sudden "unleashing" of true potential and purpose - if only the circumstances allow for it. Great thoughts in your article about the nature, origin and elimination of performance anxiety. Thanks again.16/11/2017 #14 Ian WeinbergGreat post @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for the mention. At a neurophysiological level performance anxiety reflects a strong fear of failure. This amygdala generated mind state results in excessive adrenaline andcortisol production which compromises our PFC in terms of reasoning and choice making. Poses challenges to transcending this negative space which in itself perpetuates a negative feedback cycle (reasoning is a powerful antidote to excessive amygdala activity. The other antidote is gratification through reward.)15/11/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkinsGreat buzz @Harvey Lloyd...The problem is we have become disconnected from our own authentic power by the smoke and mirror effect of the 'brand illusion'...whose sole purpose is the accumulation of power and money. That is not authentic power...that is power as external.
If we are able to consciously align ourselves with the personality trait that is present for us in any decision making process...we are able to identify the trigger that sent a specific energy running through our system in the first place...by energy I am referring to emotion, (which is energy in motion) and support and nourish it's expression in order to fulfill whatever the purpose. For most of us it goes back to childhood conditioning.
The purpose may be a side of self brought to your awareness in need of healing...a piece of self that lives in fear for example is disempowered...easily manipulated by external forces with the promise of watching out for our best interests. We are bombarded by the energies of fear, anger, jealousy on a daily basis via the media...nothing short of psychological warfare quite frankly...That is why we are so easily duped.
When we become consciously aware of our different sides of self we are able to foresee the consequences of allowing for each expression without having to 'live' them if the outcome is not in our best interest. So we recreate our lives when we realize for example that anger is the result of a side of us in fear...When we understand that about ourselves, we able better able to understand that about others and not be so quick to judge or strike out in vengeance...15/11/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd#8 You have made an assumption that places you on the scale. Success can mean what you want it to. Success is personal within your purpose.
Secondarily you have also added to the scale your interpretation of purpose. Your purpose is yours, mine is mine. Neither is relevant to anyone else.
By defining your purpose as you have with your comment, then do that, don't let other thoughts or interpretation waver your from that purpose.
Your comment in light of the post is the exact position i refer. Purpose and success have become something that you balance within a scale. No need, it's yours and you should gage your life through that lens.
Ps. I love your purpose, it's a great statement about you.15/11/2017 #8 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsHarvey, you had me until the end😊 And I say that because of the "performance anxiety that the word "success" instantly brings to mind. I'll say it; I'm sick to death of the word. What about 'living' , just living? No purpose to it but to be. Why do I have to have a purpose? Does that make me more relevant? Aren't I looking in someone else's mirror then. We have but a short time on this earth and we're so busy being relevant, finding our purpose. My job purpose is to feed and cloth me. My life purpose is to breath, see, hear, touch, and smell until I can't. That's it, that's all. I like my job because I enjoy the feelings it gives me when I solve a problem; it's not my purpose, I'm just living and being me. I'd aid it a post once; my purpose is me, to live the life I've been given and not let words like 'success' fence me in because it opens the door to performance anxiety15/11/2017 #7 Randall BurnsGreat post @Harvey Lloyd The professional environments I was brought up in taught me that, "There will always be people ahead of me, (either knowledge, talent, ability, age, whatever), and there will always be people behind me". No one is perfect and everyone has their own particular strong points, or are better suited for some particular niches than others. The kitchen is a unique environment in that it is multi-faceted allowing for a diversity of skills to excel
learning this perspective is difficult and teaching/mentoring this perspective to others can be very difficult, a big aspect is ego and much of performance anxiety can be traced back to that. I discuss this in my article about "Stress in the Kitchen" which I believe that you read Harvey. I also refer to "Fear" which is another contributing factor.15/11/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis buzz is a great read. Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for sharing your thoughts. I loved the idea of having tso opposing forces. If one force is performance stress then having a purpose-driven opposing weight is a great idea too implement.
I am honored to be mentioned in your buzz. I plan to write a buzz on this buzz and elaborate more of the teo balancing opposite forces.
I enjoyed reading this "
One of the key components of approaching performance anxiety as we walk the journey is declared “purpose”. Yes and I agree fully with you.15/11/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd#1 I believe the process is ubiquitous across disciplines, sports and people. It took me a while but started to watch how the performance i thought i could do was being destroyed in my own mind because of something in the environment. That journey really changed my focus.
It sounds like you did the same for your teams. Awesome approach.
Thanks for stopping by and i still am hung up in that damn plane you invented, go take a nap and finish the dream.15/11/2017 #1 Pascal DerrienIt's very common to see performance anxiety among first time marathoners for example.... in professional situations I have always encouraged the various teams I led to use or utilize doubt as a positive engine there are small practical ways to channel distracting thoughts to lesser destructive paths :-) A very good one @Harvey Lloyd
- Producer15/11/2017Creating & Sustaining A True Customer Service Oriented CultureIt sounds a little cliché now, but traditional thought still holds if you want your company to be successful you must always put the customer first. But in my years in Leading and growing Sales Teams I have found this time and time again not to be...
- Producer15/11/2017Sandy SocietiesA grain of sand blowing will do little harm. Millions of sand grain blowing together may drain the soil of its nutrients, cause havoc to life in different forms such as halting flights. Sand particles are loosely held so that the wind may carry...
Comments18/11/2017 #93 Anonymous#70 #71 It could be a fractal disintegration. The obvious hegemony carried by the economic elites, which are subjugating the whole humankind by means of fear (fear to lose your job, house, way of living), greed and selfishness, is at the moment maintaining us with a feeling of living under chains which are impossible to break. This situation is something that for our children is the only reality they have lived. They don't know that it was a time on which human rights (the right to have a decent home and job, for example) had a real meaning, and achieving them it was not only a war to fight, it was as well something achievable and achieved. And they live their lives under these chains, not seeing any possibility to react and raise. So if this is our legacy, yes, we are to see a fractal disintegration, on which our grandchildren will repeat the same formula again and again18/11/2017 #87 Lisa Vanderburg#85 haha @Cyndi wilkins.....you coulda just used your eyes and had toast instead :) We dragons fry together!
#81 Thanks @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for using the reply button, and #84 I have hope in you and so many others here that if change can be wrought, it will come through compassion and clear-thinking like I see in your buzzes and comments: I have faith!18/11/2017 #85 Cyndi wilkins#57 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Timing is everything. I was just commenting on another post about an incident I had last night in a restaurant. The jist of it is we were waiting for a table to be cleared as our party was the next to be seated...It was very busy, so the wait times were about 30 minutes...As I stepped away from the hostess desk to allow others in to give their names, a different hostess appeared and immediately seated the party behind us in line...not realizing we had arrived first...Somehow my name was not put on this list simply because we were about to be seated.
By the time I turned around and realized what was happening, this other party was directed to our table and seated...Now my knee-jerk reaction was to approach the hostess and inform her that we were there first...I tried to wave her over, but she just smiled and went in the opposite direction...When my eyes met one of the patrons now sitting at our table, she too simply smiled away my at agitation...clearly realizing they had just bumped us from our table.
Once the hostess was informed by the other staffer of the mix up, she could clearly see the fury in my eyes...several times offering me some water (probably to douse the flames) as I stood waiting another 20 minutes. But she never made any reference to the mix up...which ticked me off even more, but made me realize the intensity of my feelings did not match the stimulus. My fury at the situation was a symptom of a deeper issue...
When I 'slept on it' the answer was revealed in a dream as several memories came flooding back to me concerning other women encroaching upon my personal 'space' in relationships...Hell hath no fury...right?!?!18/11/2017 #82 Lisa Vanderburg#59 #61 & all: The trouble is desire. We are not ants or trees; nothing so noble alas. Just reading @Renée 🐝 Cormier's & @Kevin Baker's latest buzz' are just the most recent of our realization that 'we're not in Kansas anymore'. We are in big trouble, and all the good peeps hoping to make things right cannot prevail without everyone else desiring the same outcome: that is a huge challenge when our global population is exploding and resources are stretching. From my point of view, the 'have & have-nots' are growing. We can't ignore that suicide is 2/3rds more prevalent than murder. If we don't face up to the fact that we are sick, we are lost. The trees and the ants will be THRILLED :)18/11/2017 #79 Lisa Vanderburg#29 'What is your purpose?' fabulous question sweet & sassy @Sara Jacobovici! #34 'The POD Factor' wouldn't work for me as my actions are reactions @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee (no amount of 'I have control' comes into it).#40 Very wise @Harvey Lloyd, those questions you sagely alluded to enslave us.
PLEASE can you guys use the reply buttons.....my mouse doth knacker out :)
- Producer14/11/2017It's never just about the moneyIf you believe the movies, business is a world of corporate cut throats, prowling Wall Street looking for victims to fleece. We all know that our local businesses are nothing like that (in fact I doubt there are many in New Zealand like that),...
- Producer12/11/2017Accountability and the Role of Leadership: Are You Sharing the Power?Accountability has become one of those words used in organizations that make people wince. Many years ago, when I was getting initiated to the leadership field, it seemed that almost every second word emanating from people’s mouths was...
Comments13/11/2017 #10 Harvey LloydI will have to admit the early years of leadership were really about accountability. I found out the hard way. Great post and Conner’s book is now on the list
I would add one thought. I believe that people have become accustomed to the “turntable”. This adds layers for leadership who are attempting to lead the “people”.13/11/2017 #7 Randall BurnsContinued from #6
I'm in a profession where Mentoring is critical, I've had some great Mentors throughout my career and in turn I try to teach as much and as many as I can, which helps them perform better which in turn makes my job easier not to mention the enriching benefits for everyone involved. it is a career that engagement and involvement is crucial.
One aspect of our business is there are many lessons learned through negative reinforcement. I will take examples and clips from the show, "The Office", to teach how NOT to do things which is also effective.
Admittedly the kitchen environment is different, things happen very quickly, and I can see how these issues might be more pronounced in a large corporate setting but ultimately it comes down to management's leadership capabilities to cultivate an appropriate work atmosphere for staff to thrive in.13/11/2017 #6 Randall BurnsGreat post @Jim Taggart and I think you're spot on with your premise. To state the obvious; Leadership is the key and the best way is to "Lead by example". I agree with your point of people can only empower themselves but it is up to management/leaders to facilitate/cultivate/encourage people to do that by providing a positive and constructive environment to do so. Your point of "vocabulary" is valid, although "accountability" is applicable I prefer using "ownership" with my staff and as a leader this is the way I approach my job.
While my experience is limited to a kitchen/restaurant perspective it is a high stress environment with focus on performance, establishing a common priority for everyone really helps in streamlining agendas, (our's is "The customer is the #1 priority", although I would think that would be it for any service industry). Having everyone working towards the same goal solidifies a "team spirit" and unifies "accountability", which in turn encourages more "ownership". This in turn translates to less micro-managing on my part which is better for EVERYONE. As a leader an advantage to cultivating this environment is that I learn a lot more from my staff as they are pro-active in their performance, trouble shooting and problem solving.
to be cont...12/11/2017 #1 Charlene NormanVery nice thought piece @Jim Taggart. Wish we lived closer because this topic is definitely worth a three coffee discussion in my books! My second book (underway) addresses some of the issues you raise. The short answer is 'bring back the soul and the humanity aspects and get rid of all the rigid policies, policing and archaic white-man practices. We in Canada already see and feel the results to your questions 2-4. We are deeply mired in #5 in so many places yet I am very encouraged by positive steps all over and #6 will take a huge effort on everyone's part (individual, government and business.) I remain an eternal optimist at heart, despite my negative leanings. LOL
- ProducerA Clear And Present DangerWe are the medieval ones who face a clear and present danger. The Singularity will be upon us by 2029. The term singularity describes the moment when a civilization changes so much that its rules and technologies are incomprehensible to previous...
- Producer11/11/2017Success and Failure, Two Sides of The Same CoinSuccess and failure are two sides if the same coin. Our brain views success as good and failure as bad yet both require the emotional labor of moving outside of our comfort zone therefore both success and failure develop emotional intelligence.As we...
Comments12/11/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. I like how you said Money and wealth are NOT the same thing. It reminds me of a few years after I graduated from college. This was about 15 years again. I needed a job, so I went and found the first job I could find. This was so I could have a source of income while I "look to find that Dream Job". During this time, I had met my first really mentors who began to teach me financial intelligence. One evening, I sat down with 8 of us at a back room in restaurant. This was were we had our Mastermind teachings. That evening lesson, the group couch wanted to get across the difference between money and wealth.
He asked, "Be honest, If all of you lost your jobs or careers today, how long until you were bankrupt if you did not change your lifestyle?" I was surprised because the average answer was between 2-6 months. One of the men at the table was even a millionaire.
When he asked me, I said "15 months." I was just a single guy, living in a small apartment. Because I had never been able to drive, I had never had a car payment. I had been putting money into savings and investments since early high school. Yet, I also lived way below my means. This was make in my Mac and Cheese and Ramen Noodles day.
We all learned that we were all broke, just at different levels. Only one person had the answer "Never". He was our couch. His name was Alex. He was in his early 30, the youngest, second to me at the time. He and his wife created a residual cash-flow. Therefore did not need to depend on a job or career anymore.
- Producer10/11/2017The Messy Art of Creative Leadership: A Review of Creativity, IncIf you are looking for a great book on business and creative leadership, you should buy and read Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull tells the story of the founding of Pixar and its rise to prominence in the world of animation. But the book is also much...
Comments12/11/2017 #7 Harley King#6 The book, Gert, is definitely worth reading. I thought that quote was very insightful. Managers spend too much time trying to prevent things from happening rather than improving their ability to recover. We have very little control over what happens to us. The only thing we can control is how we respond to what happens to us.
- ProducerIt’s A LifestyleTo avoid societal and economic collapse continual cycles of rapid innovation and change are required. As a result, for human life to continue we must stay on an ever accelerating treadmill of innovation and change. Going forward we will have...
Comments10/11/2017 #2 Donald 🐝 Grandy"Organizations must learn how to create trusted relationships in order to thrive in our rapidly changing global economy" This will occur organically if there is strong leadership. We need to model best practice organizations who put their self interest aside and focus on what is best for the organization.
- ProducerSpiritual Quotient (SQ)Spiritual intelligence is the results multiplier [(IQ x EQ) SQ] that comes after intellectual intelligence and the development of our emotional intelligence. Spirituality has a very practical place in business leadership and growth. Neurological...
Comments08/11/2017 #1 Harvey LloydYou have found and served around what so many look for. My story is similar in nature and was inspired by your post here. Unfortunately the SQ has become taboo in even exploration. Your comments certainly add to the value of being grounded spiritually. Thanks for your courage and message of leadership.
- Producer07/11/2017Thank you, Muhammad AliLife is about change and growth as individuals and as writers and artists. If we think the same thoughts at 50 that we did at 20, we have failed to grow and mature in our thinking. We have wasted our time here on this earth. If we paint the same...
Comments07/11/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorEverything in the universe is continually changing. It's up to us to take control of our own growth and live life to its fullest.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou07/11/2017 #1 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessOh my gosh, @Harley King, I have hardly any of the same thoughts or ideas from when I was in my 20s, except for my basic principles of how to live, which have strenthened over time. The world has changed so much in my lifetime, and while sometimes I meet the future kicking and screaming (no, not more technology!!!!!), I still appreciate where I am right now.
So good to see something from you again!
- Producer04/11/2017Don’t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????Yes, you heard me right!I ask you a question and the answer depends on YOU.Are you a winner?Do you believe in your capabilities?Do you think you can achieve fulfillment in what you do?Do you think you live a purpose-driven rewarding life? I...
Comments06/11/2017 #27 Jerry FletcherFatima, this is a rousing call to every person I know that finds adversity in the continual drubbing we take from media sources that seldom, if ever cite the positive aspects of life, today. I've passed this long to a number of youngsters in my network to help them and their colleagues.05/11/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorTerrific post @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Learning is winning and what we learn we share with the intent to help others. Your post is most enlightening and stories like yours and the one shared by Cyndi Wilkins prove to me the meaning of "A winner lives a purpose-driven rewarding life for themselves and the society they live in."05/11/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkinsFabulous buzz @🐝 Fatima G. Williams...This reminds me of a wonderful story I read about a pizza shop owner who began offering a free slice of pizza to the neighborhood homeless every Thursday. His patrons were so moved by the shop owner’s generosity and the gratitude displayed by these very hungry people, that they began donating money to the cause. Now, the shop owner can afford to offer more meals to more people several days a week. That is what I call,” awesomeness in action!” People helping people, one slice at a time.
When we share our good fortune in service to humankind, we help ourselves evolve personally and professionally as the self-less act never goes unrewarded...The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you will find yourself disappointed every time...Be of good nature and always be willing to lend a hand to someone less fortunate...Now this pizza shop owner has a booming business and can afford himself some time off for a little pleasure once in a while;-)05/11/2017 #18 Savvy RajA very relevant post with some great takebacks. Lots of lessons in there @🐝 Fatima G. Williams . And I loved your lovely story share ... Self belief is the first step in learning to waltz with life and living. .
That makes all the difference. Keep continuing to make the difference .05/11/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)
Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg View moreI've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)
Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg @Javier 🐝 beBee @Gert Scholtz @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Cyndi wilkins @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and all the bees just to share the testimonial message :) Hope you don't mind the tag. Please let me know if you don't wish to be tagged. :) Close05/11/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThank you, @Ian Weinberg @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt and @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
Yes, Being accountable to our thoughts, actions, and the outcomes as a result of our actions are very crucial. Asking ourselves where we stand and what we believe we can do. As Gert summarised it starts with believing in ourselves. It is the starting point for having others believe in us and reaching our full potential :) I have learned so much from interacting with everyone here, the journey is still young and I have miles to go before I sleep.
- Producer#MybeBeeTV - What is your personal branding statement?I help companies make the most of their talent. I marry the sublime with the systematic — allowing for change with a focus on implementation. Stephan J.Metral, MybeBeeTVI love collaborating with forward-focused corporate leaders who know where...
Comments09/11/2017 #25 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorAnother facette of my personal branding, affinities worldwide, we invite you to experience the following, Thursday Nov.9 - https://www.facebook.com/events/354840601647578 cc @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín View moreAnother facette of my personal branding, affinities worldwide, we invite you to experience the following, Thursday Nov.9 - https://www.facebook.com/events/354840601647578 cc @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes @Javier 🐝 beBee And @Juan Imaz, if u have time wave me in FB messenger, i will invite you to the live fiesta! Close07/11/2017 #22 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador@stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador to fly to fly........compartido07/11/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, as always you spot all good pieces of information. Watt we do with #MybeBeeTV initiatives is to transform theory and pieces of Advice into actions.🏈 The personal branding is all about what you do for others, no what say you do. You can go through the exercise of what we call "wording" to develop your statement. Don't confuse it with story telling skills which sustains your brand.I hope it will inspire some pinpoints for your next hive talks. Check also two great MybeBeeTV ViP hosts that run their Live shows in Devon, UK and NYC: @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer + @Doyle Buehler, they produce excellent honey for hive talk's materials. @Ingrid Boerma and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams are on their way soon.06/11/2017 #15 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador2,3 K not bad for a shout out shortlist that drove CTR at 1,2 and engaged 63 on 6 different contents . I believe now we are to set dates for live webinars where freebies should be given away like #professionaltools for invoicing without all the PayPal risks and drawbacks and cheat sheets for #SMM recipes that need SaaS subscriptions. Many #influencers adopted the #brandawareness profile MybeBeeTV logo picture tagging. Maybe it is time to offer the a 2 ways #InstantImpact #socialselling #business #partnership? I think @Doyle Buehler wrote he was open for that, much like Ingrid already started.05/11/2017 #14 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerThanks for the mention @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
I am also looking forward to helping people understand what they need to do initially.
We will help people to explain
1) What they do
2) What gives them authority and credibility
3) Why they are different and or better than anyone else
We will then sprinkle a little magic and boom 💥 they are ready to build their careers even further....04/11/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis post was on my wall @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador. I start with articles that I can relate to and then if time permits, I look at some of the other posts. On a scale of 1 to 5, I consider this a 5 if 5 is the best rating.
- Producer03/11/2017The Percentages of Brand"None of that fluffy stuff has worked, said Mike. "All the Brand stuff on and off-line has not generated one sales lead I can identify for the last year. The Networking and Referral processes are working gangbusters! But I can't see putting a lot...
Comments03/11/2017 #10 Phil Friedman@Jerry Fletcher tells us, “Do a good job and you get to talk about it.”. A fundamental fact for anyone seeking to market services. One of the single most important tool in your marketing arsenal is an (illustrated) portfolio of previous work. For nothing, but nothing establishes credibility as case histories of projects you’ve completed successfully. Read the other great tips Jerry includes as well.03/11/2017 #6 Geoff Hudson-SearleInteresting buzz @Jerry Fletcher I really did enjoy reading your prospective. My view on the subject covers defining the company’s competitive advantage correctly is possibly the most crucial part of any brand program, while external communications may raise expectations in the marketplace; it the experience that clients have with the brand that will translate into customer satisfaction and therefore greater profitability. A cost effective program needs to be established to ensure that all employee’s, partners, teaming arrangements and agencies are engaged with the brand, the message can be then carried externally to clients, and prospects with consistency. The brand needs to be brought to life through a variety of media channels to engage, explain and motivate employees. Measurement should be executed across improvements and refine company marketing plans based on this approach. I do not disagree that referrals can be obtained through a trusted network, therefore reducing the brand cycle, but company's should focus on customer lifetime value and not tactical jargon from under experienced marketing consultants. I will post an article on brand substance which you should read.03/11/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher#1 Ali, it took us a couple years compiling data on an annual basis to get to that Rule of Thumb but in the third year we were able to project Awareness and Preference and sales after the initial announcement ads were measured for multiple products. After that it was matter of looking at the collected data. There were variations (+/- 2%) but the trend lines stayed the same for several years.03/11/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Jerry Fletcher- very nice and clear buzz. Connections and persistence are among the keywords in your buzz I agree.
I enjoyed reading about your eroding score system. I find it relevant for other fields. It is different from the Net Promoter Score as it uses different weighing methods. Why erosion by 20%? Was this an intelligent apptoximation? Regards
Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal