- Producer19/11/2017Are YOU a Passionate Leader? Creating and Inspiring Your FollowershipIn this post, we’ll look at why passion is a key ingredient of a leader’s effectiveness and success. Having a broad repertoire of leadership styles is important if we’re to meet the needs of our followers.One specific area that’s vital in our...
- Producer18/11/2017Leaders, What Culture Are You Prepared To Tolerate?Company foundersCelebrity actorsFamous comicsAnd now Government officials and Senators.In many of these situations what has quickly followed the apologies (in some cases), the contrition (in too few cases) or the steadfast denial (unbelievably) is...
- 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
- Producer05/11/2017What’s Next on Baby Boomers’ To-Do Lists? Time to Think About Our Succession PlansI admit to being a task-oriented type of guy, despite being known for generating ideas and preferring the big-picture over details. And as a Boomer in his early sixties, I’ve been down the proverbial “Been-there, done (most of) that” routines. Let’s...
- Producer31/10/2017How To Effectively Brand Yourself As A Thought LeaderThere's a strong correlation between being a good content creator (making clear, nuanced, defensible content) and being regarded a genuine thought leader.Interestingly, the word authority is derived from the word author. Dictionary.com defines the...
- Producer31/10/2017Leadership by OsmosisYou've seen it before...the young man or woman who is beginning their career and they are the star performer where they work. It could be at Ernst and Young, Lockheed-Martin, Target, or McDonald's; you see the drive and ambition in their eyes, the...
Comments01/11/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd#5 Agreed. My elements are probably a bit different than your own. Small business creates an environment that needs leadership yet can't pay the top educational crowd wages. So my comments are based upon this foundation. At your level i would probably go ape you know what.
We do hire folks who have completed four year degrees and some master's level degrees in education. We have had a few that were educated in school administration. My favorite part to watch was when they set expectations with the team like sergeants in the army they were dismayed at the limited results. They would ask for insight.
But when given they acted as though i had insulted them when discussing human nature and how to communicate. In essence they showed me their degree and experience. I learned a lot about myself and others through the process.01/11/2017 #3 Harvey LloydThis is excellent insight into the transition from employee-manager-leader. What i find with most newly promoted leaders is their inability to recognise that others also have a concept of existence, just like they do.
Many new manager/leaders i discussed progress with felt that their charge were undermining them as they projected their own image upon the team. Although i appreciate the unique brand concept, i also recognise that most leadership issues are because of the concept.
My first thought is you have to recognise them as unique. New manager/leaders tend to see the team as homogeneous in purpose, social and concept. Your osmosis point is correct in that the newly minted manager/leader thinks by having the title they gain a direct wifi connection to their charge with one way communications.
Then the feedback loop happens. The fun begins.
- Producer30/10/2017Soft Skills – How Do We Communicate?Interpersonal communications – In this weeks blog I talk about how interpersonal communications almost always floats to the surface in my coaching work with leaders. If you would like additional...
- Producer29/10/2017GOT MY BACK? Mean What You Say–Why Promise-Keeping is Key to Your Inner LeadershipWhen was the last time you said to a co-worker, friend, family member or even an acquaintance, “Don’t worry, I got your back.”But did you?Sure, we can say it’s a figure of speech, representative of today’s hip expressions, in effect a worthless...
Comments30/10/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeSo true, @Jim Taggart. I recently held a young man riddled with fear and promised him everything would be all right. It was a lie and I knew it. But it got him past the moment, and we discussed his options afterward. He calmed and went on his merry way.
Is all we're really doing is getting someone through a moment when we assure support? It takes so much effort to follow through. Believe me--if I say I got your back, I do.
- Producer25/10/2017Hear from or Listen to….So what?“Raise your arm if you believe you are a better than average listener?” “Keep your arm raised if anyone has said, “Thank you for listening”, in the last two weeks. I ask these two questions at the beginning of my workshops and usually...
- Producer24/10/2017Job titles and job descriptions are no longer an attractionEmployees at work in the traditional workplace were completely blinded by their job titles like “Manager”, “Assistant” and descriptions like “Junior”, “Senior” etc.,. This created some big problems as the responsibilities were divided...
Comments24/10/2017 #6 Nandini Sharma@zacharias-voulgaris, I agree to your point as the senior most person will either lose its voice or a fresher will have an extra advantage but I believe in this case knowledge and experience plays the role. We do not need to give a "name" to the knowledge an individual has but we need to definitely know its importance. Ya, we can surely have a testing period to the new concept and see the results. Its a broad term and I believe it to be a good practice. #324/10/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis is a quite interesting buzz @Nandini Sharma. I agree with you "but it is also worth thinking that these job titles limit them to explore their potential in areas beyond their job titles". We limit an employee within the boundaries of titles. I call this the "Caging Effect".24/10/2017 #3 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisI'm not so sure if dropping titles altogether makes sense. It's good to be flexible about them and each member of the company to be able to promote or demote himself based on his contributions, without having to go through bureaucracy and negotiations. However, abolishing hierarchy altogether is a very slippery slope and may be the cause of disharmony in an organization.
Say for example that Mr. Smith has been in the company for several years, under the leadership of Mrs. Johnson. Then suddenly some big-shot business consultant comes in and convinces the company's board that they should abolish titles to improve coherency, ideas flow, etc. All sounds lovely and as this person is quite good with words, the board is convinced and abolishes titles the next day. Then a new guy, Mike comes in the company, as he just graduated from college and wants to start earning a living. How would Mr. Smith feel about being on the same level as Mike? What about Mrs. Johnson? Would Mike's word have the same gravity as hers, even though she basically runs the company? What about Mike? Will be feel able to contribute much to meetings, knowing that he doesn't have a solid understanding of how the company operates?
These are all things that need to be taken into consideration before adopting a new organizational schema in a company. Not all ideas that look good are indeed good in practice. Oftentimes, flexibility and adaptation are required before some new idea can take roots and even then, it's good to have a testing period for it, perhaps in a small part of the company, before it is adopted everywhere. Because if this new idea fails, I doubt this business consultant is going to be held accountable for it!24/10/2017 #2 AnonymousThank you @Nandini Sharma for sharing your very good post. Following the French military axiom :"La fonction prime le grade". This means that the mission you have been given allows you to command people who are higher than you in the hierarchy (e.g. the captain of a ship can give orders to everyone onboard, whatever their ranks)
"The function takes over the rank"
- Producer03/04/2017Give without expecting anything in returnI have read this great article from Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. I think it is simply brilliant ! Top Ways to Market Yourself on beBee GiveThis is important to do on any social networking site, not just beBee, but it’s particularly important to do...
Comments23/10/2017 #53 Ana Isabel Juárez DíazI`m brand new here and that makes me a little bit "shy". I mean, sometimes is difficult to find out if what you think, what you read or what you find interesting can be helpful or interesting for other people.. Anyway, I promise to make my best in order to give here and not only to receive. Thanks for sharing the article.23/10/2017 #52 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#51 @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer I wanted to first thank you for stirring this Honey back to the top of beBee for others to read. This is one of my favorite of @Javier 🐝 beBee buzzes. NO, it is not because he mentioned me.
It is because it reminds me of what a mentor helped me see in my life. He asked me two questions. 1) What are you doing to Develop yourself? 2) What are you doing to Develop others?
When he asked me this question, I realized that my answer for #1 was NOTHING, my answer in my heart for #2 was "not much". I couldn't give what I, I didn't have. Yet, I knew in my heart it is ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ - Acts - 20:35. So I wanted to Develop to Give. This mentor help start me getting started.22/10/2017 #51 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerGreat article @Javier 🐝 beBee my late soft selling coach used to say “imagine yourself trying to eat with a pair of really long chopsticks! It is impossible, but you can feed others...and they in turn can feed you!”
Givers gain is right!
Have a great Sunday afternoon19/06/2017 #47 Cyndi DocyI love this and I think I read it before. It actually takes direction right from the bible which says"it is more blessed to give than to receive". But in reality if we really think if we are really able to help someone with something, big or small, it feels good. It especially feels good when there are no strings attached. Thank you for your inspiring words.21/05/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis is brilliantly crafted @Javier 🐝 beBee! If I would have seen this, I could have just added my 2 cents here and reposted instead of the buzz I wrote this evening . You wrote:
"f you want someone to comment, share, or like your posts, you need to do this for others first without the expectation of the return. “
I fully agree with your statement!
Excellent buzz and thank you for sharing a link to this on my buzz! :))06/05/2017 #40 Nandita DeI was rather surprised and heartened to read this interesting and very refreshing piece. Give till it pinches, Mother Teresa said. Most don't. Most give what doesn't pinch. But Mother was pragmatic too. If you cannot feed a hundred people, feed one. Not only is that doable, it's a very addictive start. For as one sets out on the path of distributing material and/or abstract joy or help, one gets in return a fulfillment that only such acts can bring. The returns are immediate and gratifying. Few people can deny the joy giving advice, help, comfort, companionship, or even a token gesture or emoji nowadays, he brings to his own self. Giving is far more gratifying than getting. But even besides that, even when it is enforced, like corporate social responsibility, it creates a culture and a ripple effect that ultimately transforms the individual mindset and society. And as with anything that's socially accepted as the norm, it becomes a habit and endures. This is actually in all aspects of life, not just a business platform.
I truly commend you in leading from the top.24/04/2017 #38 Charlie Accetta#32 and yet, my own experience with LinkedIn in terms of reciprocal generosity was pretty much zilch. I found that even my real-life friends and relatives among my connections didn't get it. Personally, I know you're right, but I can't get over the fact that we have hammer this into people.10/04/2017 #33 AnonymousTo give without expecting anything in return use to be called generosity. It has nothing to do with the fact that you have a lot to give or not. It has nothing to do with a good feeling felt by the one who gives for this fact. It has to do with the feeling that makes to happen in the person who receives. This implies that when giving, the one who gives has to make sure that what is given will be of some use for the receiver. To give a bicycle to a handicapped would be cruel, not generous.
Social media is just an extension of us, a different way to communicate. If we are not generous in "real life", very unlikely we will be it in social media.08/04/2017 #32 Anonymous#30 Why I am here @Javier 🐝 beBee? :) Why we are here?
Helping others help themselves, it is less a paradox and is increasingly becoming the golden rule of social media.
"Social media is primarily used in order to find like-minded people ("instant" engagement and mutual fruitful impact). That is the most important and represents the backbone for an eventual successful cooperation of any kind or only for the purpose of a pure joy and happiness. This can hardly be measured by any mathematical or statistical parameters.
A targeted interaction is a crucial one and also a willingness to understand that we are different. Only then we can help and improve each other." - from "Helping Others Help Themselves, Social Media Paradox", LinkedIn long- form post published on October 8, 2014
- Producer22/10/201711 Elements of Courage: How to Lead with IntegrityWe’re living in crazy and uncertain times, where it’s more and more challenging to maintain balance and to lead with integrity. However, this is precisely when we want to be at our best in our workplaces and communities.The following elements of...
Comments22/10/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI like your #10. So many people are afraid to share their growth with others because of fear of criticism. I was once told that if those around you are not happy at your growth, dropped them as associates. We are sharing as a way to give Wisdom, as a testimony to help others, NOT to boast. "It is better to give than to receive." - Acts 20:35
- Producer14/10/2017From Transactional Leadership to Reflective Leadership“Hi Dan,” Sheila called as she poked her head into the office of one of her managers. “Are you interested in taking a two day coaching course next week? It’s aimed at helping managers become better coaches.”“Sure, why not. Sounds good,” Dan replied....
- Producer08/10/2017The Aspirational Class as Tomorrow’s LeadersThe human race is an odd species. Adaptive to immediate threats and catastrophes, we as humans have also time and again shown ourselves to be slow learners. Whether it’s the sickening loss of life from war (eg, Vietnam, Iraq-Afghanistan), hurricane...
- 05/10/2017"Balance Isn’t A Bad Word"Balance Isn't A Bad Word | HuffPostwww.huffingtonpost.com On November 26, 2017, I published an article titled Along With Rights Come Responsibilities, which began as follows: “Throughout history, we...
- Producer03/10/2017Constructive Conflict: Advice from the Mother of Modern ManagementWhen we look back to the 20th Century and reflect on great leaders, whether leading nations, organizations or social movements, there’s a tendency to produce a list with mostly male names. However, when one attempts to create a list of who were the...
- Producer29/09/2017What Coaching is NotThis weeks video blog discusses what coaching is not… it is not mentoring, consulting or athletic coaching… (apologies for the sound quality , i’m still experimenting a bit and used a different system to...
- Producer24/09/2017Leadership career paths!The leadership career path forum was a purpose-built discussion with renowned leaders from the hospitality industry.The forum was held at Gulfhost 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.I always love to listen and learn how leaders inspire the people...
Comments25/09/2017 #20 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#19 "Segmenting them just right can win the election for you" I guess we see a living example of the same. All this knowledge and understanding should be embedded in the minds of youngsters right from when they start deciding their career path. It will result in them dealing with the obstacles that pop up when they rise, instead of compartmentalizing them the way we've been taught to do, as Cyndi said. Creating effective leaders right from the scratch, as we are placed in a leadership role in different stages of our lives. Thank you, Harvey, for taking the time to explain this so well. I understand this so well and will communicate the same with those that cross my path or look up to me for advice on the same :)25/09/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd#18 I don't think you're wrong and probably dead on point. Leadership today is bogged down in reconciling self talk that should have been thought through actionable items presented.
My personal opinion, this is why the coaching, consulting industry is growing so fast. We are struggling with so many self thought ideas on the table at one time. Clearly we expect this from our budding leaders, but from our senior staff, not so much.
Politically all we here is self talk that doesn't inspire confidence in the voting population. But it does help to polarize issues and divide the voters. Segmenting them just right can win the election for you.25/09/2017 #18 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#16 Thank you, @Harvey Lloyd, infact I can wrap my head around this much better now. And it makes alot of sense as well. I can imagine the tension self-talk can cause in a team with an Alpha players. Learning how to formulate actions into self-talk into conclusions may be the need of the hour.
I guess this is the cause for chaos among political and some corporate leadership if I'm not wrong.25/09/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd#10 In some applications i can listen to others think out loud. Being authentic as the leader and exposing self talk can create havoc an open playing field for alpha players. From my self talk i can facilitate discussions and draw from the strength of others while leading from an affirmative position.
My top players i expect them to take their own positions, weak and strong, and formulate a discussion of purpose. If not be quiet until you can. This may sound harsh on the surface but when meeting on delicate or major issues it's time for folks to put to task their executive thinking with their internal dialogue driving. I don't have this formula for our managers. They are leaders in the making and require facilitation of learning how to formulate actions into self talk into conclusions.
I can only support this through a scenario where you are with your doctor over a possible serious diagnosis. I don't want your self talk. I need your years of experience, education to formulate the best plan of attack. I can offer no feedback to your self talk. I'm not a doctor. In high level corporate meetings, regardless of size, we need self talk to be a guide to our thoughts, not distributed amongst the group.25/09/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#7 Yes dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee each of them were from different countries with different thoughts on leadership. But they all agreed that passion with purpose, the desire to succeed, experience/exposure to different cultures led them where they are today! Maria's career path was an interesting as she moved from a Finance into Hospitality without any experience in hospitality with just the zeal and motivation to lead and achieve success. I sat at the forum to see and learn, how these leaders have influenced the people around them but I've heard just one side of the story. It would be great to interact with the teams, these leaders have led and see how they've impacted change and brought about positivity in their leadership styles.25/09/2017 #11 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#8 Self-talk is based on conclusions, directions, and recommendations. I think that is precisely what I read from articles written by some leaders I've interacted with. Thank you, @Harvey Lloyd, for throwing more light on self-talk. I think self-talk can be classified differently person to person, leader to leader.
#6 Cyndi, I will practice more as this has resulted in clarity - "The more you practice allowing the 'space' for disturbances to rise up and pass through you, the more clear you will become"25/09/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins"Self talk should not show up outside of your head, but rather conclusions, directions or recommendations from the self talk should show up only."
Agreed @Harvey Lloyd...lest we be considered a bit daft;-)
Effective leadership roles require one to be grounded in one's 'self' first...so as to have a firm foundation to operate from...unfinished business always creeps up to haunt, so make sure to keep your ducks in order... You simply cannot be an effective problem solver for others if you have not done that for yourself;-)25/09/2017 #8 Harvey LloydSome great thoughts and you made think about the chatter @Cyndi wilkins discusses. I would think that with the advent of social media we have become a thinking out loud type of communicator.
I would also imagine that the higher you get within an organization and the pace/size of decision become complex, the expectation changes. Self talk should not show up outside of your head, but rather conclusions, directions or recommendations from the self talk should show up only.
So this is not a lost point. WIth each leadership role advancement the self talk out loud should be diminishing and the assessment part should be growing in presentation.25/09/2017 #6 Cyndi wilkins#2 How true it is...There is more 'chatter' going on in one's own mind than the whole world outside of the self...The more you practice allowing the 'space' for disturbances to rise up and pass through you, the more clear you will become...When we deal with the obstacles that pop up when they rise, instead of compartmentalizing them the way we humans tend to do, we will always be ready to write the next chapter as it unfolds in our lives;-)25/09/2017 #2 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#1 @Cyndi wilkins Thank you, Clarity is exactly what I want to eat for breakfast every day. Cultivating the listening skill within the self by raising one's awareness to what their environment is telling them in any given set of circumstances is challenging with all the noise around but the minute I think about how it will benefit me, the ones around me and the ones I 'm sharing it with, I get Clarity :) It is challenging though to stay focused :)25/09/2017 #1 Cyndi wilkinsClarity comes with focused intent...and an authentic 'listener' has first cultivated this skill within the self by raising one's awareness to what their environment is telling them in any given set of circumstances...Be present...be still...and be stable in one's own mind and body first before you can have any positive influence on others to do the same...@🐝 Fatima G. Williams...you are one of our top leaders in the learning and listening department;-)
- Producer24/09/2017If I Empower You, You are Still Within my PowerI’ve been a long-time proponent of self-empowerment and have written about its role in effective leadership. It’s been something I struggled with myself during my career, having being locked into the subservient mindset and behaviour of which many...
Comments25/09/2017 #2 Numo QuestGreat publish @Jim Taggart, thanks for that. As far as Leadership concerns we see that Leadership is a natural thing that hardly is taught to people not having the natural latency for it. As @Savvy Raj View moreGreat publish @Jim Taggart, thanks for that. As far as Leadership concerns we see that Leadership is a natural thing that hardly is taught to people not having the natural latency for it. As @Savvy Raj states, Leadership either empower one self or don't have Leadership at all. Those attending leadership seminars or classes often show a declining behavior of leading if the latency isn't there, we see. Great publish, again thanks. Close25/09/2017 #1 Savvy RajA very relevant post. @Jim Taggart I especially like these lines ....In reality, no one can empower you; you can only empower yourself. The role of senior corporate leadership is to set the context, to create the environment where collaboration is fostered, creativity nurtured, mutual respect ingrained, vision created, leadership shared, and innovation valued.
- Producer23/09/2017This week - Video BloggingThis week I try something new – Video blogging… enjoy… ____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve...
- Producer17/09/2017Raising The Bar Towards Principle-Centered LeadershipThis has been an incredible year for me for many reasons that are simultaneously and miraculously positive and massively negative. Prior to this year I would wake up in the mornings to read the latest headlines or to seek out the latest technology...
Comments19/09/2017 #11 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#9 thank you for the clarification. Whatever works is worth the effort.
Food for thought...
change can be immediate and very easy. The hard part comes in trying to prove it to others.
Beliefs are just thoughts. If proved to be self limiting and detrimental, one can change them. Such a change is not forced unless it is determined by external factors.
Why surrender to thoughts that we ourselves create?17/09/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 @David B. Grinberg
What we praise our success on and who we attribute for our success, that is a part of a belief system. It is not for me to say what the basis of individual inspiration is, but it is an affront for me to the term "21st Century Leadership" that draws inspiration from narcissists and hype mongers.
Fake news and political hype did not begin with Donald Trump, for it is what people find most appealing about the lies Napoleon Hill promoted. For sure it is inspiring reading but 21st Century leadership is far more than living off belief systems that sits on a foundation stone of mythology, a mythology written by an author that died penniless. Positive thinking is a religion but religion works and has produced much greater wealth for priests and gurus than it ever did for Napoleon Hill.
21st Century leadership requires us to listen to evidence and question mythology.17/09/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergThank you, Lillian, for this inspirational and instructive blogging buzz. I'm also a big fan of Napoleon Hill and read "Think and Grow Rich" in college. I highly recommend him as "required reading" for anyone who yearns to master life success principles. Keep buzzing!
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- Producer17/09/2017Smart Leaders Play the Long GameWe live in the age of instant gratification. We want it now as consumers—hence the exponential growth of credit since the 1960s, whether in credit cards, conditional sales contracts, automotive loans or mortgages. And when it comes to business, the...
Comments18/09/2017 #1 Numo QuestGreat publish Jim, thanks. Another fact to consider is that people buy out of 'mental emptiness', to fill a 'void' in there lives. The danger what has been predicted, somewhere in the seventies of prior century is that we will see a degradation of human because of increasing consumer choice and caused by pharma. What happens is that in both instances, physical and mental, people will become more and more shallow and predictable mentally and tools will be developed to increase the level of that while pharma, and genetic passing it on, is weaking the physical state of man.
Where we ordinary can see a natural balance of planet earth, and all it's inhabitants, we now face an explosion of 'virus' homo sapiens, with all predictable consequences such as outbreak of all kinds of deceases, new forms of deceases, medical immunity, decrease of mental capacity and decline of intrinsic knowledge. Leadership today is belonging to the 'incrowd' of old boys or so called world elite, calling the global shots, rather more than we see true born talented leadership.
To our humble opinion and experience people can't be converted into good leaders. The best leaders are born talented that way and recognized as such while 'a majority' of todays leaders had the fortune to be born into a 'certain circle', not saying they have leadership qualities... Non the less, a very good publish, thanks... :O)
- Producer11/09/2017Wining and Losing Learning!This is my 155th blog post. I was going to celebrate my 150th and write about that, but somehow it slipped by me. It’s also my birthday as I write this. It’s not a milestone birthday this year, but every birthday is a reminder that time marches...
- Producer10/09/2017Meet FDR’s Backbone: Frances Perkins–An Extraordinary Woman LeaderFranklin Delano Roosevelt rates as being one of America’s greatest presidents, probably in the top three. Yet he was despised by many during his ascendancy to president and during his four term tenure. And he is still reviled by right-wing...
- Producer03/09/2017The Best Manager, EVER! Tales from the Management CryptWe’ve all had good bosses, and more likely bad bosses that outnumber the former. This post is a more provocative commentary on leadership; however, it has important lessons for those people wanting to become effective, well-rounded leaders.Your...
Comments04/09/2017 #1 Charlene NormanWonderful topic Jim. My best manager ever treated everyone the same -- he asked for their opinion, listened intently, selected a kernel or two from each nugget given to him and dispensed it amply to the rest of the organization with name attached, worked side by side in the trenches when required, fought hard and said no when the circumstances were not right for the team and helped the ordinary team do and become extraordinary. I personally used his standards of honesty, respect, and integrity as the bar that everyone should (still) exceed today. When we get to see the best ever in action, rather than read in a book, it is exhilarating because of its rareness. IMHO. Cheers.
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