- 23/09/2017Growing on the Cliffs of Challenge
by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGrowing on the Cliffs of Challengedld.bz On the bus from Ankara to Istanbul I enjoyed greatly the scenery. I saw my different types of trees growing in symmetry, one-sided symmetry,...
- 22/09/2017Changing Paths - is it a choice?
by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeChanging Paths- is it a choice?dld.bz I was watching a nice video on the movement of light balls in a cup filled with varying amounts of water. If the cup is half-filled the light...
- 22/09/20176 impeccable reasons why teamwork matters!
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- 20/09/2017Top 6 features of a quintessential workflow management systemTop 6 features of a quintessential workflow management systemwww.proofhub.com Workflow management software allows the businesses to manage and control their daily tasks in an organized and hassle-free...
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- Producer19/09/2017Behaviors on the Edge of ExtremeI am extremely happy These are extreme customers and are therefore just noises Living in an extremely arid zone or severely-cold place Who cares about extremely minute sizes? These are examples of going to the extreme. Living on...
Comments22/09/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#41 thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and I fully comprehend your concerns. I must say that many ideas resulted when working close enough to balance. Also, that many ideas resulted from disruption while on the edge of imbalance or chaos. There are behaviors on the extremes. They are a source of disruption. I call for creative ways to make the disuruption a source of generating new ideas. I know this is challenging. Howdever; I gave few examples of doing this. Either we try to re-balance these behaviors or to understand their motives to extract new ideas to deal with them. I focussed on the latter.22/09/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, although I'm not in the field of Marketing I've worked with enough people to conclude that extremist behavior can push others away. It can even be the cause of letting a person go from their job. Take Healthcare for example, those who utilize extremist behavior cause extreme anxiety in patients who are already anxious. They also can sour those they work with, which can cause a ripple effect depending on the day or hour. Not a good combination. Luckily, there are many people who work from the middle and I believe they are the people who help to balance extremism and lack there of. You gave great examples and I'm sure extremism has it's benefits but only under the right circumstances- the adrenaline boosting type possibly?21/09/2017 #39 Harvey Lloyd#32 You reference a technique we often used in sales. Depending on the department the sale was being made we attempted to put a goal statement together before we made the call. We were usually within 60-70% accurate.
We would enter their domain and state. "Before we get started we would like to make sure we understand your goals, We would read the goal statement. Like your question this reframed any preconceived notions about the meeting and reframed it around the customers goals.
Sometimes sighs of relief as they had just finished other meetings with vendors and the story of how great they were, or the mental cavalry that had started the charge lost its horses.
Great points in questioning, stating and keeping the main thing the main thing.21/09/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#36 your mind works wonder my dear @Edward Lewellen. Yes, your comment is creative. When we puzzle people with questions that they didn't expect we take the leading role. Your comment provides a great lesson for marketers. I recall suggesting a book idea for you in a previous comment. I suggest the same here because you touched upon a great idea and people would love to see its application in the business domain. I would to read what @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA would say.20/09/2017 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#35 what seems for others extreme, but you see normal is because you are creative @Jerry Fletcher. I firmly believe that what you see as extreme will be a source for creative ideas for you. When you are on the extreme your tension will bring you creative solutions becaue you are outside your comfort xone. Creative people need sweet tension to be creative. From my own experience this worked wonders for me.20/09/2017 #36 Edward Lewellen#34 Dear @AliAnani, @Jean L. Serio's use of questions is brilliant, as you said. The customers and employees she was interacting with were mentally prepared for confrontation. When she asked an unexpected question instead, she created a Pattern Interrupt, meaning, the customers and employees had already mentally imagined the response they would receive and they got something else. This broke the neural pathway and forced them recover by finding meaning in what just happened. This like when I go to shake someone's hand and, just as we are about to touch our hands together, I grab their wrist, bring their hand up to their face, tell them to look at their hand, and say "sleep!", they will follow my direction because I've interrupted what their mind thought should have happened, their mind is searching for meaning to give to what's happening, so they follow my direction to avoid further confusion.20/09/2017 #35 Jerry FletcherAli, Once again you move us from scientific fact to observed behavior. The journey, for me, is fraught with peril as I have been exposed to very limited data that has the strength of the measurements commonly applied to scientific data. I agree with your premise that by not hiding from the "extreme behavior" we can gain insights that will help market products and services.The difficulty I see is that large budgets or the investment of a great deal of ingenuity are required to come to any conclusions. In addition, having been in the Creative services area, for way too many years, what others perceive as extreme behavior for me seems normal.20/09/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 this ia a brilliant approah @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. I love it because you diluted the angry employees/customers with your creative question. The beauty of your question is its avoidance of attemting to directly cool the anger. The addition of cold water to hot fatty oil makes the oil splash with anger. You are very wise my friend.20/09/2017 #32 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAOver my 30ish years in retail, I have come into contact with thousands. And during that time I have met those (customers and employees alike) whose angry behavior is a coverup for insecurity. I believe this insecurity requires them to lash out for expected behavior on the part of another. For example - they believe they will be belittled or humiliated, insulted, for example. And thus must protect themself. I can only speak from the standpoint of angry customers and employees. I discovered - with customers if you asked 'How would you like us to handle this for you Mr/Mrs. Smith? they were too dumbfounded to angrily carry on and dropped the negative behavior; whatever suggestion you made they agreed to. Regarding employees - I would ask 'How do you think this should be handled? What do you suggest? In cases like this, I discovered when you entrust the decision-making to them they usually calm down and solid decisions can be made. I've also found these unique situations can often bring about new ideas and considerations of scenarios previously not considered.20/09/2017 #27 Yolanda Ávila Márquez#26 Of course Ali. And I add that this is the most accurate approach.
Every situation has a lesson from which to learn in the same way that every question contains its own answer.
However, there are cases in which a client might seem extremist a priori and only be firmly convinced (I speak from my own experience).20/09/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#25 Thank you @Yolanda Ávila Márquez for offering your point of view. I agree; however there are cases where we have extremes as cited in the buzz. For example, extreme customers who demand everything or who will refuse your offers right away. In these situations we tend to drop them. But, as shown by examples in the buzz, we may find great ideas from the challenges the extremes impose on us. This is what I tried to reveal by example in this buzz.
Creativity is not dealing with the familiar average; it is much more dealing with the unfamiliar (extremists) and turn them familiar.20/09/2017 #25 Yolanda Ávila MárquezIn my opinion @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, extremes, in people, are not positive.
"In the middle is virtue," said Aristotle.
Any extremism reflects an imbalance. Starting from this imbalance we can already find creative solutions aimed at softening it. But, before, it is imperative to recognize that your behavior is extremist.
By the way, I agree with you that Nature is a source of wisdom and that we can find in her answer to many of our problems: I love Biomimesis.20/09/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 I hope you would read my next buzz dear @Lisa Vanderburg. It is because of your challenging comments on this buzz and the last two buzzes as well that I have crystallized some idea. First, I have just finished a new version of the DISC graph. I am trying to make all the necessary info related to DISC on it. It has taken me sometime, but I hope it shall make life easier.
I am also applying a case study to augment the understandings of the DISC profile and its relevance. I am applying it on leaders. I am also using a metaphor to make life easier, hopefully, for the reader.
It is the challenges of your comments that spark my mind.20/09/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg#20 Thank you most kindly @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Not exactly the sharpest stick here, but I truly appreciate your comments! Sometimes controlled explosions are healthier than simple defusing, in my experience anyhoo :)
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- The true secrets to staying hungry for #success.
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- A Few Lessons Leaders Can Learn From The Movie Inside Out.
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- 13/09/2017Don’t let anything ruin your career! Tips for every working woman! https://medium.com/@kashyapsandeep/dont-let-anything-ruin-your-career-tips-for-every-working-woman-f91b3c0d7202Don’t let anything ruin your career! Tips for every working woman!medium.com Consistent high scores and record-breaking results by girls! Every year this is what the headlines look like. But when it comes to...
- Producer13/09/2017Your Growth Is Your PrivilegeSo many times I have heard from an interviewee that their current or (and) past employers have not provided sufficient means to extend their professional education, or the job has been so mundane that it involved no inherent learning. This usually...
- Producer11/09/2017Visual Flow of IdeasMy latest three buzzes received more than three hundred comments on beBee alone. These comments are mostly in response to previous comment(s). The flow of comments may have been interrupted occasionally; alas they produced great ideas. This buzz...
Comments18/09/2017 #126 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhen I began reading this it was because Chris had linked this to my Yellow Hive. The opening paragraphs seemed to be about complexity and the butterfly effect which would place this buzz in my Violet Hive, yet the actual meat and bones of this buzz is about communication and thus I moved this buzz into my Gray Hive.
Filter failure starts with our first primary response. Since I am going backwards in time reading old buzzes, this changes the context of recent buzzes but regardless of the context, my goal here is creating my own learning pathways and so I am constantly on the look out for new tangents and new avenues of inquiry. In a latter buzz I found one of those avenues which led me to the post on Curiousity, which I also immediately tagged today to my White Hive.
The umbrella theme of applying filters is a technicality that beBee can work out and in this context, the feedback here is going to @Javier 🐝 beBee but as I have arrived here, the context personally for me is my relationship with content and what the possibility of that content has for my learning. I can't design a filter for 7 billion people, but I can discern a filter for one person, which is my own self. Discernment is the most natural filter we have, because it is us as human being and not as a model.
If I created DREAMER - INFLUENCER - CRITIC - KOOLKAT such a DICK profile will be just as useful as a DISC profile for determining filters but such a classification remains unnecessarily complex. Our ability to hide content is technically available, but discernment is our own choice. In the world of comments people mostly forget what they have written, the content maker should have tools to curate their content, but discernment is a personal choice and not a group model.13/09/2017 #125 Harvey Lloyd#123 Be careful now, you are setting an expectation i may not be able to uphold in all settings. I appreciate your comments and also the learning journey. Thanks @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for your kind words.
Every once and while i find myself in sync with the world around me. Most often i am chasing the train. In DiSC langauge i get my D out ahead of reality.13/09/2017 #123 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#120 I say out of experience that @Harvey Lloyd is not only talking as much as he is sharing. I ammost grateful to you @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for acknowledging the heart of Harvey. He gives his knowledge not expecting any thing in return. He is truly a great human.13/09/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#118 believe me Chris this is my attitude. If I think of the hours I invested with @Harvey Lloyd over the last 3 days to learn so as to communicate my acquired knowledge to the readers you shall be surprised. To be living is to be growing AND giving.13/09/2017 #119 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#100 I have to respectfully disagree in your case dear Ali..your passion and your openness to new and expanded thinking is a clear indicator of your youthful and energetic spirit.As Bob Dylan once wisely sang when reflecting on his artistic and cultural evolution " I was so much older than I'm younger than that now"13/09/2017 #117 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGlad to inform the readers of this buzz that the DiSC communications profile idea has shaped up now. The same graphmay be used for building negotiation teams and reverse thinking. I have huge exchange of emails with @Harvey Lloyd View moreGlad to inform the readers of this buzz that the DiSC communications profile idea has shaped up now. The same graphmay be used for building negotiation teams and reverse thinking. I have huge exchange of emails with @Harvey Lloyd over the last few days-enough to write an ebook. The discussions have been truly worthy. Will sharevery soon our findings. Close13/09/2017 #114 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#112 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. I like very much your elaboration "Our methods truly zero in on the response, not the stimulus itself". I should consider this point in the forthcoming buzz. I was responding to the comment of @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and I am sue she too will give your comment the attention it deserves.
As you are aware, I am still probing how best to formulate the next buzz and your comments here are stretching my mind into more options. I thank you also for your kind words about me. However; without your active participation the discussions would not have reached the level we are all enjoying here.
The fact that so many new ideas are surfacing out is so pleasing to the heart. I would love your feedback on drawing the experience map. I sure your experience will produce a great map. The discussions here have highlighted the importance of visualizing our thinking and differences. To this end you have a great credit.13/09/2017 #112 Harvey Lloyd#109 I guess i am a little sensitive in this issue. We work with students all day that are unbending in their point of view. Our goal is to help them step back take another look and see if they can find different ways to express themselves. The students are emotionally disturbed. They act out their emotions in ways society can not handle.
Criticism here at the school is defined so broadly that it is difficult express to students what criticism may look like. It gets a bit hairier when you try to help students understand the different nuances of negative and positive.
Our methods truly zero in on the response, not the stimulus itself. The students are taught that they have the power to choose how the interpret a event, situation and how their choices should be guided by the outcome they want. In debriefing with students concerning the outcomes we typically inquire did they get what they wanted from the behaviour.
So many of my comments are standing on this fundamental understanding of the human dynamic. Self Awareness first, then discernment through analysis of events and potential outcomes based on your response.
This has been one of the best threads on beBee since my start. We truly are tackling some of the grand issues of our time. They sting as the various opinions surface, but amazingly, the dialogue continues. Thank you @Ali Anani for your continued efforts to help us better understand our paradigm.13/09/2017 #109 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#105 Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. As much as I learnt from the exchange of comments on a negative experience that produced positive outcomes. I applied my thinking- that is pairing the negative with positive. So,if someone criticises me, mouths me or whatever he does I find now that coupling/pairing these actions with positive ones is far more rewarding than meeting negativity with negativity. I am so indebted to you for understanding me to this level dear Deb. I want also to draw the attention of @Lisa Vanderburg, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Harvey Lloyd to this exchange of comments between you and I.
- Producer12/09/2017Do you see what I see?As we look out over our world today what do we see? I expect many of you will see division and destruction. We have seen natural disasters around the world. We have seen political disasters followed by force of arms. We see hate and bigotry. But...
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- 06/09/2017I WILL TEACH A NEW COURSE IN RTP ON STARTING A NEW VENTURE
Tech Talent South describes themselves: "Tech Talent South (TTS) is a Charlotte-based coding bootcamp dedicated to fostering talent in technology throughout the southeast United States." They offer coding classes in 11 markets including Charlotte, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Phoenix.
A couple of months back they offered their first class on entrepreneurship in Charlotte; they call it the Start Up Primer. I was delighted to be asked to teach the first SUP in Raleigh.
I believe starting a new venture is first and foremost a creative endeavor, and so while most start up courses only focus on the basic steps one should take, I will also bring a large portion of my creativity content that will help new entrepreneurs take those steps more effectively because they will have their creative capacities tuned up and fully engaged.
The course kicks off on 9/18. It's an 8 week course that meets twice a week,so we'll cover lots of ground and you'll leave ready and eager to build, to create, to innovate, to generate.Becoming the most Creatively Entrepreneurial Iteration of Yourselfblog.techtalentsouth.com Do you have an idea? Want to give it some momentum? If you live in Raleigh, then Carl Nordgren is your guy. He is teaching Tech Talent South's STARTUP...
- 05/09/2017I was invited to do a Creativity workshop at Bunker Lab's first Muster RDU last fall, and am honored they have asked me to do another this year. Bunker Labs is one of my favorite groups of people--military vet entrepreneurs helping other vets become entrepreneurs. It's in Cary, NC, on Sept 21st, and my workshop is at 10:15, fyi. Lots of great speakers, an array of great workshops. Tickets are going fast, come join us and meet some great folks.The Muster RDUwww.eventbrite.com JOIN US AT THE SOUTHEAST'S PREMIER VETERAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE! The Muster RDU Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and hosted by the Military Veterans Network at MetLife, the Muster RDU will be held on Thursday, September 21st...
- Producer02/09/2017Pairing Repelling CommentsMy shared buzz on LinkedIn invited many comments, some of which took totally different directions than the comments on the original shared buzz on beBee. I mean my buzz titled "Reverse Strategic Thinking". The discussions were highly...
Comments09/09/2017 #179 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#178 You said it beautifully and to the point @Deb 🐝 Helfrich in your comment and this line must be highlighted "is a chance for self-aggrandizement". Social platforms are for interactions that lead to spontaneous self-organizing. All acts negating this definition are undesirable and mostly when platforms are used for expanding self.
You are very wise my friend.09/09/2017 #178 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#175 #176 That is a stellar way to describe the heart of social media communication!!!
"That attempt has to be mutual with openness."
All comment boxes are attached to someone sharing something with an intent. We may not be able to see that intent. But once we've strayed and the author has enlightened us, to continue pretending to not know the intent is malicious.
As is always assuming every comment box is a chance for self-aggrandizement.
These types of people harm the advancement of beBee as the world's meeting place.
For it is only in mutually open communications that we can fix the problems of our world today which we are in dire need of solving.09/09/2017 #177 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI summed up my thoughts in a new buzz
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/to-be-right-you-have-to-have-someone-to-say-you-are-wrong#c2609/09/2017 #176 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#175 I want first to alert @Harvey Lloyd, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Lisa Vanderburg, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA and all my fellow bees to connect with @Asesh Datta for obviously he is a sharpmind.
"But that attempt has to be mutual with openness"- I am preparing a buzz using a new metaphor on how to deal with this issue and I find your comment stimulating and to the point. I shall tag you when I publish.09/09/2017 #175 Asesh Datta@Ali Anani, Simple whether we want accolades or criticism for the actions we perform. There are demerit of too much accolades, which in turn makes us bloated in our thinking process and limits acceptance independent views. Similarly, constructive criticism is a rarity. Appreciating negative remarks may sometime become an audacity to others. Pairing in this circumstances require skill and bent of introspective mind, even when the construction is missing.
Many of the global political problems can be solved if such pairing is attempted. But that attempt has to be mutual with openness. Good post and wish we start locating such pairs and create a new third view as synergy. Regards.06/09/2017 #173 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#168 Hi @Milos Djukic those dastardly people at Youtube would not let the link play in Canada - but this one works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0AKJMGxwpE View more#168 Hi @Milos Djukic those dastardly people at Youtube would not let the link play in Canada - but this one works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0AKJMGxwpE - the creative interjection of this song provides another perspective. Perspective glorious perspective I raise my glass to that whenever and where-ever whenever anyone anywhere tickles my perspectives - thank you Milos ! Close06/09/2017 #169 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#163 Kudos to you as well @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA for laying the four simple rules of behaving while commenting. I truly appreciate your thorough understanding of the issue.
Very rarely we are 100% sure and yet many comments turn to be conclusive in the eyes of the commenter. If so, then we don't need to exchange comments because we know. This is far from the truth. Yes, one person on LI expressed his view that all my buzzes are worthless in his first, and hopefully last, comment. How dare a commenter make such conclusion when he has only read one buzz (and I doubt he read comprehensively). He reminds me if of a similar situation. Give a student one point to draw a straight line!!!
Second- how did he have the courage to say that the hundreds of commenters who had different views than him be all wrong. Either this person is above all of us to see what nobody has seen or he is and I leave the description to the reader.
We need always to leave a crack in the door open. This is possible by saying, I have an alternative idea, how about considering and so on.
You allowed me to vent out some of my feelings dear Jean.05/09/2017 #165 Phil Friedman#164 I agree, @Jerry Fletcher. I've repeated my own position numerous times, and will not do it again. I cannot, however, help observing how many commenters have expressed amazement at the length of this discussion, which stands at nearly 165 comments and replies. Certainly not the longest on beBee, but quite substantial nevertheless. What's ironic, though, is that a number of people have indicated a discomfort with the extended back and forth. Interesting that so many want simply to express their opinions and not be called upon to explain or defend those opinions. But perhaps that's the inherent nature of Social Media. Cheers!05/09/2017 #164 Jerry Fletcher#129 Phil The problem as I see it is the inability of most folks to get through all the emotional hangups they have as well as the inability to see and describe relationships logically based on observation not supposition. Then, too, it is difficult at times not ot get so entangled in your own hypothesis you can't find clarity. Whatever our views, we have to give the good Doctor kudos for sparking commentary!05/09/2017 #163 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMARegarding negative comments Ali: Personally, I've found something which resonates with me in almost every article or post I've chosen to read. In short, disagreeing or holding another point of view doesn't give any of us the freedom to personally attack the individual who wrote it. While the beliefs, ideas and interests of those whose posts/articles we read aren't necessarily our own, I believe we should all follow these basic rules - 1) Maintain your professionalism; 2) Be respectful and agree to disagree ( as you always do Ali); 3) Speak only for yourself (we have no right to speak for others unless asked to); 4) Speak of the facts (absolutely essential) or use the phrase 'I believe'. Kudos to Dr. Higgi for his comments and also to Tausif Mundrawala.05/09/2017 #160 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#159 Thank you dear @Tausif Mundrawala and I am so glad to read your comments again. The discussions on this buzz are of the highest standards. There shall always be noises, but the overall discussions are overwhelming with their quality. There are comments in this buzz that each one of them deserves to be a buzz on its own. Thank you and I shall not quoit writing. If I fail then at least I learn. How could I stop writing and lose contacts with beautiful souls such as yours.
I send you a special invitation to comment on my buzz of today because it is about a book that our friend published recently. We need your feedback.05/09/2017 #159 Tausif MundrawalaI think instead of posting a negative comment which totally negates the view of a creator of buzz;one can present his/her view or opinion which might defer to the one who penned it. There shouldn't be comments where one would irrelevantly differ with what has been discussed. I agree with Dr. Ali Higgi that you should carry this work of stimulating the thinking of others irrespective of the negative comments. This buzz comes at an opportune time where even I am grappling with the grief of losing a loved one.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz once again, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
- 29/08/2017How You Are Messing Up Your Employee Development.
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- Producer27/08/2017Reverse Strategic ThinkingFamiliarity breeds familiarity. Staying in the comfort zone creates idleness. Doing things using familiar thinking and procedures are recipes for continuing doing the same and the results shall then stay the same. One way of beating familiarity...
Comments31/08/2017 #92 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#91 Great comment @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and you share a great idea for exploring the many possible directions that are open to us to widen our perspective and see things with new eyes. The task-allocations that you used in assigning the duties of teams is fabulous and allowa for a 360 degrees view of the world. I find this an excellent ideas for team games that may applied in training.31/08/2017 #91 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGreat buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and can I add - there is reverse there is forward as mentioned in your article. And we have many other directions. I remember inviting a large group to form groups of 8. each person became the main direction on a compass. North, south, east west, north east north west south east south west . Each direction was given a different perspective and question. One person at a time invited the circle to answer a question they had and to answer it from the perspective of that direction.
What was even more interesting was the questioner asked the first direction North to answer by re-interpreting the question and answering by sharing another question that was related. The questioner then asked this new question to each direction and then synthesised all of the views to answer there first question. This created very creative ideas to the original question.
Everyone was also asked to speak from their gut, rather than formulating some prepared answer before being asked the question,
We have so many different ways to view the world. We just have to choose to look differently to find a new idea. If we keep doing the same thing we will continue to get exactly what we have got. Fine if you want the same thing, but if you want to create something new experiment.30/08/2017 #88 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#87 I say that a major part of the value a buzz has is hudged by the value of comments it attracts. Yes, and like you dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams I am greatly enjoying the quality of comments on this buzz.
I hope that dear @Edward Lewellen would consider writing a book on dealing with emotional memories that distract us from going on with life.30/08/2017 #87 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis buzz is full of insights and an eye opener as well. The comments add so much value to the buzz. It would take alot of training and being in the present to reverse our thinking and remove all past beliefs that may cloud our judgement and decisions. Thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
@Edward Lewellen It's great to know that we can remove the emotion from a past event and that would help us feel better. You've got me thinking how I can train my mind to not allow any past experience make me feel low again.29/08/2017 #85 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#84 this is a great example on how to discharge memories from emotions as a way to discover the roott causes of what you experience.
If so, how then we ask people to focus on the present with the realization that their emotional past control their present?
Thank you dear @Edward Lewellen for your great illumintion29/08/2017 #84 Edward Lewellen#83 Yes, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Like any learning, when emotion is attached, the learning becomes more entrenched. Therefore, we remember the things that had the most emotional impact. I'll use an example of one of my clients. He had been emotionally and physically abused by his stepfather. He had held onto the feelings of abuse for decades, being in his forties now. As I worked with him, I helped him have memories without emotion. He was now able to "see" the memories for what were actually happening, instead of how he was feeling. When I asked him what he was seeing, he said he saw the fear in his stepfather's eyes. That his stepfather didn't know how to be a father. He said he felt sorry for him. Since working with this man, he has told me how different he has become as a husband and father (more loving, caring, and "present") because the emotional scars of those memories are gone and he now knows why his stepfather did what he had done. I think I can safely say this is Reverse Strategic Thinking at it's finest, though, I just thought of that.29/08/2017 #82 Edward Lewellen#80 Yes, @David Navarro Lopez, Neuroscience discovered within the last year that the only true memories we have are the ones we don't remember. Why? Because our memories become diluted with information added from other memories and information since the original event. The best way I have found to help people have memories that are more true to the event is by removing the emotion from the event. Our emotions are what cause the event to be clouded so that we overlook facts in favor of how the event made us feel.29/08/2017 #81 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#80 You are so observant my friend @David Navarro López. I daresay that you have been a leading mark in Reverse Thinking.
I enjoyed your quote because it adds great support to the need for inverse thinking. Our brains can be sometimes our prisoners.29/08/2017 #80 AnonymousI have been reading lately Dean Burnett's book "The idiot Brain". On the chapter dedicated to memory, a sentence kept me thinking "our memories are regularly tweaked and modified to suit whatever the brain interprets as our needs (however wrong that may be)"
We use to give birth to our "thinking" based on the memories we store. But if our memories are biased by our previous knowledge, feelings and beliefs, thus, our ego, the decisions taken can be far away from what "reality" needs.
So a reverse thinking strategy could give us a second chance to look better the circumstances surrounding, and probably take a different decision which was blurred by what we knew at first place when we took the first thinking path.
This has been, in my case, the key of my lately successful vital events, and as you know, you have been the one who helped me to reverse thinking to make it happen.29/08/2017 #77 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#71 Believe me my dear friend your comment is worthy of a dedicated book. I love it. You wrote "On occasion, though, the human mind can, and needs to, be pushed beyond its normal limits to find new possibilities". In complexity science we call this state being on the edge or far-from-equilibrium. It is a disruptive state (or could be so). When we work near equilibrium we may get new ideas, but far from it we get the disruptive ideas. The beauty of your comment is its showing us in simple terms on how to push the mind to the edge of creativity. As little has been written on this topic before, I believe you have a great idea for a new book. If you would consider the idea I shall be very happy to write a forward or testimonial. Please do.
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