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Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal
  1. ProducerMilic Bogdanovic
    Failure and Success are Like Yin and Yang
    Failure and Success are Like Yin and YangWithout failure there is no success. Without light there is no darkness. The difference between success and failure is the persistence to continue. I would like to start of with these two quotes from a former and late British Prime Minister,...
  2. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Blogging on beBee = Better Personal Branding
    Blogging on beBee = Better Personal Branding Last year was a terrific time for blogging on beBee Affinity Social Network -- and 2017 promises to be even better. The Producer publishing platform was launched in April 2016, which has opened the blogging floodgates for over 11 million users in...


    Paul Walters
    23/01/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @David B. Grinberg Thanks again. Must away to write a buzz
    Milos Djukic
    23/01/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Kudos @David B. Grinberg, my most valuable friend and kind sir. You're a prolific author and compelling social man.
    George Touryliov
    23/01/2017 #6 George Touryliov
    Brilliant article David! Thanks! Going to share....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent @David B. Grinberg, I'm surprised your Cyber Security Article wasn't up there but then again, these great posts have been swarming longer. Very nice!!
    David B. Grinberg
    23/01/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    #2 I greatly appreciate your kind words, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. I likewise thank you for being the first to comment. Moreover, you deserve many accolades for all of your outstanding efforts to promote beBee. You are a role model for all brand ambassadors and bees worldwide. Thanks again for all YOU do!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/01/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Over the top post, @David B. Grinberg. You will be able to add this article to your top 5 for 2017. One of my favorite posts of yours is "BeBee Ready to Swarm North America with Affinity Social Networking". https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/bebee-ready-to-swarm-north-america-with-affinity-social-networking. Keep buzzing!
  3. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    Explaining beBee to your friends
    Explaining beBee to your friendsI live in the USA and beBee is on it's way to growing here and being the next big thing for Social Media trends in the USA. I forget that part about "on it's way" as beBee gets ready to make it's North America push. I am often talking to my local...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #47 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #46 And you live it beautifully my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    23/01/2017 #46 Anonymous
    #45 @Max🐝 J. Carter, My entire professional career has been built on writing. The concept of networking in the field of science and technology has its own specifics that include mutual exchange of experience, expertise and knowledge. I support all dedicated writers, who have not yet earned well-deserved attention. What is important is the human interaction as an inexhaustible source of unusual and most valuable inspiration. "Helping Others Help Themselves". This is my vision of a fruitful networking.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #45 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you @Milos Djukic for sharing this buzz and all the sharing you do of a lot of my buzzes and all the Bees you support which is many.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #44 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #43 Thank you @Robin Barton on both counts.
    Robin Barton
    23/01/2017 #43 Robin Barton
    another good one Max! will share!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    22/01/2017 #42 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you for sharing @John White, MBA
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    22/01/2017 #41 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #40 Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    22/01/2017 #40 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @🐝 Fatima Williams @Max🐝 J. Carter for buzzing around the world !
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/01/2017 #35 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #34 Thank you @🐝 Fatima Williams and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    20/01/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Next time I am just going to ask my friends to read this buzz if they ask me what beBee is all about. Thank you @Max🐝 J. Carter excellent WhybeBee buzz :)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/01/2017 #33 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #30 Thank you Aleta and thank you for sharing.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/01/2017 #32 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #30 Thank you Franci and thank you for sharing this buzz,
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/01/2017 #31 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #28 Thank you Jan
    Aleta Curry
    20/01/2017 #30 Aleta Curry
    Yes, it's a clear and succinct synopsis and I like it, too!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/01/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Yes, I echo @Jan 🐝 Barbosa - Bravo!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    20/01/2017 #28 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Just one word... bravo !!!
  4. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    A Rally on Relevant
    A Rally on RelevantThis post is about relevants. The small orange icon at the bottom of a beBee post. BeBee relevants are important to writers. New writers, established writers, regular writers, all writers. It shows other Bees took the time to read and take...


    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #55 Gert Scholtz
    @Emilia M. Ludovino Thank you for the kind comments Emilia - it is always good to see your friendly presence on beBee.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    #52 @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez Thank you for the invitation to the hive - I have joined and look forward to the posts.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    21/01/2017 #52 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    With the next change we can see how to act.

    By the way, @Gert Scholtz I invite you to the hive.
    With Olduvai the best site of prehistory.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    21/01/2017 #51 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Thanks for the Relevant article @Gert Scholtz and for your Relevant in my posts. Keep the good work. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #50 Gert Scholtz
    #44 @Lada 🏡 Prkic I remember too the excitement on first publishing on beBee and how thankful I was for a few relevants (and comments).This is exactly why I think it is important to look out on the Producer tab for posts from new publishers on beBee. Thank you for reading and commenting Lada - I appreciate it.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    #42 @debasish majumder Only a poet such as yourself can extend a relevant in delectable fashion - the same as it is received by me. I appreciate it - thank you Debasish.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @🐝 Fatima Williams I am happy that the post ticked all the boxes for you as you are one Bee with high standards! I like you last sentence: "Relevant to me is more like an acknowledgment of affinity that the buzz resonates with me or has added some value to me." Thank you Fatima.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz
    #40 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I go along with your sentiments and views fully - thank you for reading and commenting Praveen.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #46 Devesh Bhatt
    #45 Thank You
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #45 Gert Scholtz
    #39 @Devesh Bhatt Yours are very complimentary words and I appreciate it - thank you Devesh.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    21/01/2017 #44 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Gert, this is a very important topic to discuss, especially due to the large disproportion between the number of views and the number of Relevants, not to mention the number of comments.
    For me, the first praise to a post I read and enjoyed is to hit the relevant button. But sometimes the Relevant is also award for efforts, especially when it is about someone's first post because I always remember the excitement I felt when I published my first ever post, just on beBee.
    debasish majumder
    21/01/2017 #42 debasish majumder
    Great post @Gert Scholtz! extended the 'relevant' button in a delectable fashion, making the post exclusively relevant. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    21/01/2017 #41 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #15 This buzz is definitely relevant as it ticks all the boxes for me @Gert Scholtz Thank you :)

    As @CityVP 🐝 Manjit says " Relevance is not about acknowledging the quality of the writing, but far more about acknowledging the quality of the human being here and the message that they are trying to convey "
    More like a pat on the back to say your doing good and if we add a comment of value then the writer receives inputs to make the buzz more successful. Thus the message of the buzz is received and acknowledged. Relevant to me is more like an acknowledgment of affinity that the buzz resonates with me or has added some value to me.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/01/2017 #40 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Good thoughts Gert! Clicking a relevant for me is like saying - I like it...it connects...i can relate...i appreciate the effort..and the like. It is an acknowledgement in the absence of an interaction / conversation. Sometimes words are not needed! It is the first step...finding something relevant...then thinking about it and sharing your views in the conversation (if you have some thoughts that is)...and if the inspiration is too much, creating producing honey is inevitable.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #39 Devesh Bhatt
    Well this one is interesting, opinionated, entertaining and as a writer, it's personal too. Nice
    Gert Scholtz
    21/01/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #31 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt I would not have thought it otherwise. Thank you for reading and for your comments - much appreciated.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/01/2017 #37 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #22 👍 I appreciate your comment about Hive🐝Talk.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/01/2017 #36 Gert Scholtz
    #34 @Ken Boddie Thank you for the elaborate comment and I agree with you. I think a relevant can be a first and basic indication of acknowledgment to a writer. At times I read posts which I find interesting but do not have what I think is a comment of value to add – then a relevant may be well-placed. When it comes to building bonds and affinity then considerate comments are most valuable – such as those that you so kindly offer on the beBee platform. Thanks again Ken!
    Gert Scholtz
    20/01/2017 #35 Gert Scholtz
    #32 @Harvey Lloyd Your idea of differentiating the relevant responses is a good one. Perhaps this will in effect be achieved when beBee introduces stings to posts and authors. Thank you for the thoughtful comment Harvey.
  5. David Pineda

    David Pineda

    One of the keys to the many successes I have had in life personally, academically and professionally comes from the military saying - "Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast."

    Here is a great piece by Richard Feloni in Business Insider that looks at one of Tim Ferriss's approach to tackling complex tasks and projects successfully.

    "You can get 95% of the results you want by calmly putting one foot in front of the other," Ferriss wrote. "Luxury, to me, is feeling unrushed. No hurry, no pause."
    David Pineda
    The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' credits a 4-word phrase with keeping him from burning out
    www.businessinsider.com Bestselling author Tim Ferriss explains why he finds the phrase "No hurry, no pause" to be so...
  6. David Pineda

    David Pineda

    An excellent Inc. article on the subject of emotional intelligence. I have noticed that #5 is one many have issues with. One thing I have learned to do at the beginning of any project, irrelevant of my role is to lay down ground rules.

    Communicating that there WILL be instances where we WILL disagree, moments where things WILL get heated, this lays the foundation to work past these moments. As Nicolas, states "People can disagree and still respect each other. It's when people speak from an emotional place that conflict tends to arise
    David Pineda
    5 Signs Someone Has True Emotional Intelligence
    www.inc.com How much self-awareness do you...
  7. ProducerWalter Smith

    Walter Smith

    Influencing - Emotion or Optologics
    Influencing - Emotion or OptologicsWhen it comes down to influencing, engagement is the issue. In fact that is the reason I developed optologics initially for education. The question was how do I get students to engage in learning physics when they have no desire to do it....
  8. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    Be Open to Outcome—The Leaderly Approach
    Be Open to Outcome—The Leaderly ApproachA baseball bat and a baseball cost $1.10The bat costs one dollar more than the baseball.How much does the baseball cost?According to Professor of Psychology Emeritus (Princeton), Daniel Kahneman, most people (including smarty pants Ivy League...
  9. Devesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    Content Development, Business Intelligence, Feasibility Studies, Investor Presentations, India Market Entry.

    I can help. Message Me.


    Devesh Bhatt
    23/01/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    Hopeful Monday, Thanks @Milos Djukic.
    Devesh Bhatt
    23/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    A special thanks to you @Kristen Maslanka and @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Kristen Maslanka
    22/01/2017 #1 Kristen Maslanka
    Devesh is a wonderful person to work with! I've been creatively developing with him since we met over Bebee and he's resourceful, capable and very pleasant to partner with!
  10. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    The Leader as Coach
    The Leader as CoachThis week, as was the case last week, my post is triggered by a comment from one of the students in the class I teach at UBCO. The topic was Flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) and its impact on us. Which of our activities give us energy, and which...
  11. ProducerToby Reed

    Toby Reed

    Change: Jump In!
    Change: Jump In!Okay, so things change. That causes stress and discomfort because of uncertainty. Worry that in one way or another the future will not be as good, or possibly even worse, as your situation at present.Change in and of itself is not scary. What is...


    Toby Reed
    20/01/2017 #2 Toby Reed
    #1 Mohammed great points! Especially "They are in business to learn when and how to innovate..." that is the key! The reason why I encourage people to embrace "Change" is because that is an essential ingredient to progress and innovation. If we don't have the courage to "jump in" and try new things, break the status quo, take a risk, we will never innovate, grow, or evolve. It is like the old basketball analogy "never up, never in". Thanks for sharing!
    Mohammed Sultan
    20/01/2017 #1 Mohammed Sultan
    @Toby Reed.I have the power to jump in and not to resort to the status quo or the first obvious solutions.The real risk- taking attitude is not only in having the courage to jump in the sea or to be the first into the sea,but in having the power to be the first who looses sight of the shore.Change which has a WHY can bear any HOW.People should be told why they are in business.They are in business to learn when and how to innovate and what changes to adapt to.Two things are required for young people to succeed in business ;they should learn jumping in ,swimming to have the courage to take risks,and juggling balls to learn how to set priorities.Gone the days when we learned how well to play chess to hit targets,because today's targets are moving very rapidly and we have to take risk to hit them.
  12. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com As you move your company toward a digital transformation, testing not only needs to be part of the process—it also needs to be a tenet of your company...
  13. ProducerBirnoveanu Irina
    Finding and retaining the best talent-The main issue of a CEO!
    Finding and retaining the best talent-The main issue of a CEO!Finding and retaining the best talent is a continuous struggle of the most companies.Starting with sofisticated job titles born with the technology's development ,high technical skills obtained with expensive courses and certificates,together with a...
  14. ProducerKevin Pellon

    Kevin Pellon

    Being Proud!
    Being Proud!In life I have been taught from my parents to be confident, but not cocky.   I was also taught when it comes to influencing others and being a leader it's important to be a proud leader.  Proud leaders express excitement for others' accomplishments,...


    Kevin Pellon
    23/01/2017 #9 Kevin Pellon
    Thanks for the share Paul! Silent leaders can be extremely influential #8
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/01/2017 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I think the biggest lesson I learned from my parents is that a mistake is only a mistake when it's repeated.

    I like to do my own thing. I do not seek to lead. I had a mentor who said (and I don't know if his statement was original or "borrowed"), "If you think you're leading, but no one is following. . . Then you're just taking a walk"
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/01/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great post here & words to live by @Kevin Pellon and I agree with @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador: " parents and mentors: be genuine, be good, follow your heart, be yourself and nothing is impossible " Like JAvier added be proud & follow your dreams, anything is possible.

    Be kind, help someone today.

    best regards,

    Bill Stankiewicz,
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/01/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    #4 parents and mentors: be genuine, be good, follow your heart, be yourself and nothing is impossible
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    22/01/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Be proud ! Follow your dreams !
    Kevin Pellon
    22/01/2017 #4 Kevin Pellon
    #1 Thanks for the response. What value/values can you remember your parents or mentors sharing with you? #1
    Kevin Pellon
    22/01/2017 #3 Kevin Pellon
    What are you most proud of bebee visionaries?

    @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/01/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    touching recognition, yes, our parents offered us treasures.
  15. Jim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    A good time to reflect on a great leadership pioneer.
    Jim Taggart
    In Memory of a Leadership Pioneer – Warren Bennis
    changingwinds.wordpress.com Updated January 17, 2017 During a period of turbulent political change, whether in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia, it helps to pause and reflect on leadership and its...
  16. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    How to Think Like A Leader
    How to Think Like A LeaderArticle from Blog FreedomFirst off, Leadership is not a position or a title. It is an action and an example.  Achieving high-level success requires the support and the cooperation of others. Success and the ability to lead others – that is getting...
  17. ProducerNikki Petersen

    Nikki Petersen

    Women Empowering Women
    Women Empowering WomenA while back, I talked about being in the middle of a Positive Disintegration shitstorm. Yep, you guessed it. I'm still in it.I'm starting to see the depth of this profound rabbit hole, and the products that are coming out of the other side are...
  18. Toby Reed

    Toby Reed

    Sales. Think you need to fire that annoying, demanding, price cutting customer? Before you do, take a look in the mirror.
    Toby Reed
    Firing Your Customer?: 2 Customer Relationships Sales Should Ditch And Why The Customer Isn't The Problem
    www.linkedin.com I find myself constantly having the same conversation with my team members, colleagues, and friends. The topic is relationships. The question is:...
  19. Toby Reed

    Toby Reed

    Leaders. Make getting uncomfortable a habit! Management of Change is something we all need to lead.
    Toby Reed
    Change: Jump In!
    www.linkedin.com Okay, so things change. That causes stress and discomfort because of uncertainty. Worry that in one way or another the future will not be as good,...
  20. ProducerBirnoveanu Irina
    How to have a nice day!
    How to have a nice day!Try to love today more than yesterday! Love yourself and your creations: your children ,your family,your parents ,your friends and things created by you !You will become more powerful and your wealth will grow because will amplify your soul...


    Bernard Poulin
    19/01/2017 #4 Bernard Poulin
    Enjoy being alive from the moment you rise in the morning, But mostly. . . ignore all those "have a nice days" you receive from people who have been told they should say that to everyone. . . . and don't really mean it. :)
    David Navarro López
    19/01/2017 #3 Anonymous
    To be happy is a choice, and is not a goal, is a way of living. Being happy means you need to do almost nothing perfectly. And you don,t need to be treated very well by everybody all the time. Just the most close to you, and they ahve as well the right not having had a good day
    Birnoveanu Irina
    19/01/2017 #2 Birnoveanu Irina
    Thank you again Davesh!
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    One of the many recipes to be happy, beautiful flow.

    This will guide many
  21. George Touryliov
    There are many factors that come into play in determining if you and your website are an authority in Google’s eyes and in the eyes of online visitors. Building authority in your niche is not an easy task. It takes time, perseverance, and determination.
    George Touryliov
    A (Very) Detailed Guide on Becoming an Authority in Your Niche
    www.business2community.com There are many factors that come into play in determining if you and your website are an authority in Google’s eyes and in the eyes of online visitors. Building authority in your niche is not an...
  22. ProducerBirnoveanu Irina
    Do leaders need to be liked in order to be successful?
    Do leaders need to be liked in order to be successful?Sometimes, leaders, in an organization, are liked only by the CEO or by themselves.The other employees are bothered or are afraid of them.It is not a law but it is a common fact. It is almost impossible not to be experienced at least once a...


    Sasa Radovic
    19/01/2017 #5 Sasa Radovic
    Every single option has its own story to tell. Nice reminder thou.
    Birnoveanu Irina
    19/01/2017 #4 Birnoveanu Irina
    Thank you Devesh!
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    Jging leaders from attitude can be far fetched.

    It's best to see them as problem solvers, value inputs and are easy access to employees.

    Rest is their choice, if they give freedom or micromanage, are polite or rude.

    Life is tough anyway, it's better to focus on experience skills and job, than the attitude.
    Birnoveanu Irina
    19/01/2017 #2 Birnoveanu Irina
    Thank you !I am glad to be here!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Birnoveanu Irina thanks for sharing it ! welcome to the hive !
  23. ProducerBrigette Hyacinth
    10 Types of Individuals that make up your Team
    10 Types of Individuals that make up your TeamLeaders are inoperable without followers who are willing to accept their leadership. In particular, they need a group of individuals who are willing to learn from them as the leader and to assist in the realization of their goals. It takes...


    Alexey Shifman
    20/01/2017 #4 Alexey Shifman
    and enjoy the work? something is missing in this schema. only strees
    Brigette Hyacinth
    19/01/2017 #3 Brigette Hyacinth
    #1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg 'team work could BEE" :) I definitely will keep buzzing! Indeed @Sandra Smith the can be multiple. Thanks for the feedback. Best Wishes
    Sandra Smith
    19/01/2017 #2 Sandra Smith
    Nice, Brigitte. I think a few of these apply to people I've worked with, and sometimes they can be multiple...
    David B. Grinberg
    19/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Brilliant buzz, Brigette! It's too bad everyone can't be team players all the time. Just think how much more productive, effective, efficient and expeditious team work could BEE. Keep buzzing, please!
  24. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    Fifty-seven and full of fucking advice...
    Fifty-seven and full of fucking advice...Yesterday was my birthday and two things happened. The first was I got to spend a wonderful evening with my daughter and received well wishes from friends, and the second was I got to listen in on an interview. To the first point, and I believe this...


    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #16 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #8 I suspect you are 100 % spot on @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Thanks for reading.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #15 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #7 Thanks for the comment @Phil Friedman. @Jim Murray is a great mentor! Jim can be a little salty with his language, but remember, when you and I are close to 100 we will be talking like that too. : )
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #14 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #6 Thanks of the comment @Venita Crow... To try and answer your questions the reason people are obsessed with Millennials is because it is a huge demographic that has entered the workforce. What makes them noteworthy is that their makeup is so different from the baby boomers and the Gen X that these groups are struggling to understand the Millennials, how to deal with them, and how to lead them. This isn't really a Millennial problem as they know who they are... this is everyone else's. I'm obviously not a Millennial but have had the privilege to work with dozens of them. Regarding advice... I thinks it's human nature to like to share; some with more credibility than others. There have been countless time where I have thought I knew what I was talking about... and really didn't. Good thing I have matured... lol I would say 41.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #13 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #5 Thanks for the comment @Kevin Pashuk. There is a bit of "the circle of life" with mentors as you say. I like your t-shirt saying btw.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #12 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #4 #4 Thanks for the comment Harvey Lloyd. Friend of mine got an MBA a long time ago and I asked him shortly after he finished it what he really got out of it. His answer was, "The opportunity to fuck up faster". His point was his MBA opened some door faster but he still had to go through the natural learning curve. I'm a big believer in education but ultimately how you leverage it... and based on my experience the universe doesn't spend much time thinking about how educated someone is. Yup, I got philosophical... haha
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #11 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #3 Thanks for the comment @Renée 🐝 Cormier You are right it isn't about age because we can all use a mentor or a leader. Thanks.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #10 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Thanks for the comments @Adam Weedy. I totally agree with you... I have also heard the comment "You own your career" rarely ever heard it explained what that actually means. Maybe it's because they would have to discuss development and what leaders are doing to help with that.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    21/01/2017 #9 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Don 🐝 Kerr and sorry for your loss. Yes, sadly it is all part of this human condition we call life.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/01/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    So, his boss must be just as clueless as he is otherwise he wouldn't be a manager. I don't believe the generation has any bearing on this scenario, I believe it is a lack of training all the way up to the top dog.
    Phil Friedman
    19/01/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    @Graham🐝 Edwards, my mentor is @Jim Murray. I knew he could teach me a lot about blogging and social media right from the first time he told me to go fuck myself. Oh yes, and because he was so much older than I.
    Venita Crow
    19/01/2017 #6 Venita Crow
    I'm certainly no Millennial. Heck my son isn't even a Millennial. I have years of experience and have mentored up and coming healthcare professionals, but I find in this part of the industry I may need a mentor myself. I have 2 questions. 1.Why are we obsessed with this "Millennial" generation? 2. Do you not find that some are always full of advice even when it does not come from a place of knowledge? I appreciate your article and agree that perhaps there would have been a better place for an "official interview". Maybe what sets them apart is the lack of time they have had to experience the "real world". Oh and I'm not going to tell you my age.
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/01/2017 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    Had I been in the coffee shop Graham, I would have been thinking the same thoughts... I turned 57 a couple of years ago.

    Finding a mentor should be on the top of the list for anyone in the dawn of their career. I still recall the conversations I had with those who took a mentor role with me, and I'm paying them back by doing the same for some young men in my area.

    I am sure that many of us of our vintage finally realize that you got to where you are because of others.

    Otherwise you end up buying the T-shirt that says: "Too soon old. Too late smart."
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/01/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 Unfortunately i sense that our education systems has stated that getting an "A" equals success. Knowledge and acronyms after your name somehow magically involve success. Certainly they are pluses in this day and age. But the larger issues is independence vs interdependence.

    At 50+ i realize that i have to be interdependent in order to be successful. Education anticipates you already understand this model as they pour knowledge into the heads of people.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    18/01/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Ah, it seems the more things change, the more they stay the same. Jackass managers are nothing new. You probably had a few yourself. I'm not sure his age had anything to do with it. Clearly, he has had little guidance and a lot of lucky breaks, which is really quite unfortunate. If the would be sales rep is smarter than him, she won't get the job. Assholes like him prefer the company of idiots and brown-nosers.
    Adam Weedy
    18/01/2017 #2 Adam Weedy
    Ha! You are talking about leadership. Right now leadership in business is very rare. Sales manager's are being taught to tell their people that they have to "own" their career so they walk away from helping their reps develop: not to blame the sales manager; he/she doesn't get much in the way of training. What you witnessed is the effect of a culture that has been cultivated by the CEO, and it is commonplace.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    18/01/2017 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    While the following was stated by Geoffrey Rush it could just as well have been @Graham🐝 Edwards "This is what happens when you are on the wrong side of 40. Young adults, who could be your children, are now working with you. I was playing their parents or mentor. I started to think: Oh, I am not part of that group any more." Final point is correct - mentors are invaluable. I just lost one and I miss him all the time. Still reach for the phone then realize he's gone. Luckily there are a very few others to whom I can turn but damn few. That's the other part of aging that can suck - the regularity of loss. Thanks for the reminders Graham.
  25. ProducerAri Kopoulos

    Ari Kopoulos

    Why You Need a Mentor, and How to Find One
    Why You Need a Mentor, and How to Find OneEvery successful person has a mentor. That mentor might be a teacher, parent, sibling, political hero or business associate. One mentoring organisation reports that 25 percent of high potential employees plan to resign within a year, so it becomes...


    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #11 Ari Kopoulos
    #4 Thank you..glad it resonates!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #10 Ari Kopoulos
    #5 #3 thank you!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #9 Ari Kopoulos
    #6 Cheers Lisa...thank yoU!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #8 Ari Kopoulos
    #1 Cheers David...and the true value is when we pay it forward. I suspect you are a mentor!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #7 Ari Kopoulos
    #2 I like your mentor...truely sagelike.. Master Po!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/01/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice buzz @Ari Kopoulos, very informative. I think mentoring is a great idea. You wrote, " Finding a strong advisor can take your career to the next level and ensure that there’s always someone to guide you when you face difficult tasks. " I think it would also make a person feel less stressed knowing they have a mentor and make for a much smoother transition.
    Ali Anani
    18/01/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #3 Indeed great insights from @Ari Kopoulos and I like the differentiation between short-term oriented coaches and long-term oriented mentors.
    I fail to express my gratitude to you dear @debasish majumder and I am grateful that I have a person of your high caliber to talk about me like this. I supported you because it was so easy to spot your high quality writings which match your high manners.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/01/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    this is a wonderful post!
    debasish majumder
    18/01/2017 #3 debasish majumder
    Great insight @Ari Kopoulos! i do have experience of a mentor, who alone can change the course of life and give you a magnitude and direction, enabling you to thrive with distinction. mentor is a vector quantity, as i personally experienced a mentor of distinction like @Ali Anani! and i am truly grateful for the social media enabling to interact with a true mentor who has changed my views and vision too! lovely post. enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Preston Vander Ven
    18/01/2017 #2 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Article. My first mentor gave me a to do list. Until I completed this list, I was not worthy of his time. This list was great. It has two main purposes: to help me find my goals so my mentor new what he what I was striving for, and of course, to see if I was commented. If was going to treat this opportunity as a hobby, he most likely would have given me similar advice yet just passed on a book to read instead of his time.
    David B. Grinberg
    18/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Awesome buzz, Ari! I echo your sage advice about the critical importance of mentors to career advancement. I was fortunate to have many mentors to help guide my career when I was younger, which led to positions in the White House and Congress. Nobody does it alone.
    I've shared this in three hives. Keep buzzing🐝🐝✌️️🇺🇸
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