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  1. ProducerStephane 🐝 Fenner
    Food For Thought |  Recruiting An Entrepreneur
    Food For Thought | Recruiting An EntrepreneurFree translation from a friend's post on FBA short storyThe other day, I was enjoying a delicious burger with a friend.He had created his startup during his studies.Contests won, fundraising, team, more than 4000 users; a passionate entrepreneur!But...
  2. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Social Network of Effects
    The Social Network of EffectsThe scenario- two customers walk into a restaurant. One leaves happily. The other has lots of complaints about service, quality of food, friendliness of staff and high pricing of insufficient food. The complainer makes loud voices. He starts...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #72 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- I stary my reply from where you ended your splendid comment. Studiies havvve shown that unhap]y and churned customers become the most loyal if they are won back. To reverse the thinking of those customers isn't easy but, as youvsuggested, if a company can do that then a hard battle is won. I fully concur with your comment.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    13/11/2017 #72 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    I’d like to address your comments re customers who provide social reviews. Today many more are posting their reviews on social media, as your post suggests; their comments traveling at the speed of light over the Internet. Meaning a successful, profitable business can be brought to its knees, overnight, by a barrage of negative product/service comments or reviews. That said, these concerns can represent deep, serious company problems. Which a company can begin addressing with the help of these complaints. Plus, though time-consuming, I believe it’s necessary to actually have someone respond to these social reviews in order to let customers know the company understands the issues and their complaint isn’t falling on β€˜deaf ears’. Bottom line, most unhappy customers can be turned into happy customers if you begin to show you are listening to them.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/11/2017 #71 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #70 thank you @Lada 🏑 Prkic. I might explore the reaction vessel in more depth. Your comments encourages me to do so
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    12/11/2017 #70 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #69 Interesting comparison of social medium with a reaction vessel (pot). To understand the behaviour of so many reactants in the vessel requires knowledge and dedication which you possess.
    I am just an occasional user of social media and an independent observer. :-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/11/2017 #69 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #68 Thank you dear @Lada 🏑 Prkic for your beautiful comment. You are right, and some of these social effects may be noticed on beBee. After all, it is a societal platform.
    You do understand my intention of publishing this buzz. There are so many factors in play, and trying to understand fully what goes on is not an easy task. However; we may notice the emerging of few phenomena and you highlighted two of them.
    I feel sometimes we are in a reaction pot. To predict the output with only two reactants in the pot can be straightforward. But, what if we have twenty nine reactants in the pot? I chose 29 because the graph as 29 social phenomena.
    Can we predict? At least I can predict your good mind will help us understand more.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    12/11/2017 #68 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Dear Ali, I started reading your post by studying the title diagram. I have to commend your effort for making such a complex diagram. Some of the effects, such as the Ringelmann Effect, I found very applicable in explaining activities inside the large beBee groups.
    All effects show that human social behaviour is such a complex and unpredictable variable.
    It is particularly interesting to follow the flow of users on beBee. People come and go. Once ardent supporters of some people and very active users, suddenly vanished as if they've never been on the network. Some other suddenly have become strong supporters and, in a way, blind followers demonstrating the Ben Franklin "method" of social networking.
    I would like to have time to identify the presence of these effects in the behaviour of my followers (including mine). It would be a very interesting project. :-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #66 I am so glad you stopped here to write a great comment @Geoff Hudson-Searle. You raisee so many important issues. Social competency and the "third wheel" as new competitor to the social fabric.
    I shall not be surprised to have new need by the name of smsrtphone competency.
    I have noticed that some people are so busy with their smart phones to the extent that if they were on the same escalator with Bill Gates they shall not notice him.
    Social distraction is an emeging phenomena. We used to say that there is no better substitute to face-to-face meetings. Now I wonder the validity of this. Disruption of the social structure is obvious.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    11/11/2017 #66 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for mentioning this buzz, you may be aware that this is one of my push buttons and a subject that I am hugely passionate about. If you are emotionally attached to your smartphone and rely on it every waking minute, it will harm your relationships – I find most accidents happen with people texting when they walk, not to mention what happens when you are in their line of the street. The new education for humans is how to avoid being knocked over by the person texting on their smartphone. So how does social media affect interaction in our society? Will face-to-face communication ultimately diminish because of these new social technologies? These questions are ones that many researchers have found extremely intriguing since the advent and popularisation of social media in the last decade. Within this topic, social competency is an important ideal that most people strive towards, but there is evidence to support the claims that social media is actually harming people’s ability to interact competently in an offline setting.
    Psychologists claim that increasing numbers of people in long-term partnerships are having to compete with their partner’s smartphone for attention, making it the β€˜third wheel’ in their relationship. While technology has allowed us some means of social connection that would have never been possible before, and has allowed us to maintain long-distance friendships that would have otherwise probably fallen by the wayside, the fact remains that it is causing us to spread ourselves too thin, as well as slowly ruining the quality of social interaction that we all need as human beings.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #65 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #61 I am sure you shall enjoy yor investigation @Brian McKenzie
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #64 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    29 social media effects discussed in a story format with real life examples
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #61 yes@Brian Noe. You shall enjoy your investigation
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #61 Brian McKenzie
    Dunning - Kruger, intruging ~ must investigate further down that rabbit hole. Thanks for the lead to it.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/11/2017 #60 Harvey Lloyd
    #59 sometimes a couple shots of tequila stir the synapses. Que me when u get the answer
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #59 Jerry Fletcher
    #51 Harvey, I'll keep that in mind. I still haven't figured out a simpler way to diagram what Ali was getting at. But the little grey cells are stirring...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #58 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #57 dear friend- I received your "dopamine hit". It hits with me on how you root all effects to the release of dopamine in ourbrains. Certainly a point to consider.
    Edward Lewellen
    10/11/2017 #57 Edward Lewellen
    Dear friend, I can't help but think about the Dopamine Effect when reading this post. Each effect you describe is in response to receiving a "reward" of dopamine, or not. Each time someone 'Likes' a post, the author receives a "hit" of dopamine. The people exhibiting the Dunning-Kruger Effect receive a "hit" for feeling superior, the Ben Franklin Effect gives a "hit" in sending and receiving, etc. In the book "The Cyber Effect", it shows how people have become addicted to this reward drug that the brain produces. And, part of the addiction is like you describe when someone leaves a group or stops 'liking' someone's posts; it's because they are no longer receiving their 'hit'.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #49 @Harvey Lloyd- /ou bring an important issue that is a buzz on its own. "We often forget that training is not only for knowledge, but also emphasizes what is important". People have access to many resources of free and ppaid training material over the internet. So much information that the face-face training has to offer training on how to identify important material. The role of training has changed and repeating what is readily available is no more the objective of training.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg
    #49 Again, this is an idea you have given me more than once and great methodology! Everyone should do this (tailored to your type of business):
    'Assume you are the manager of ten wait staff. Write a statement that describes success in a very tangible way. While you mentor quote it often, model it and watch how staff focus.'
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg
    #48 Wise advice @Harvey Lloyd, 'Stopping a judgement wave that is coupled with agitation and i he do of misunderstood products or services will always look like a cover up. There is but one way to stop the wave, make the customer the spokesperson in the judgement removal.' Food means a faster turnaround, so the problem (if there is one) is a least immediate!
  3. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Small, but Great Builders
    The Small, but Great BuildersJust review the following findings and the facts they reveal: - Ants colonies may contain 5,000-2,000,000 individuals - There are millions of neurons in the brain, each producing its own electrical signals. These combined signals generate...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 well-said @Savvy Raj. I agree fully with you. You are truly outstanding my friend
    Savvy Raj
    03/11/2017 #36 Savvy Raj
    The Simple truth holds all the complex potential
    In an untangled arrangement.
    The very arrangement is a fodder for imagination
    For continuity in ingenuity.....
    Sharing these lines from my earlier buzz ... for I felt these lines of thought reflect in your inspiring buzz here today
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #31 one day I hope to join you on one of your trips @Paul Walters. I want to learn from you how you write on your trips so that I feel I have been with you.
    Thank you for commenting and appreciation.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #30 love of excessive control leads to disasters. Thank you dear @Laurent Boscherini for the comment and relevant quote. I appreciate your comments greatly.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 part 2
    The other segment that captured my attention @🐝 Fatima G. Williams is "So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value". This is what I mentioned in my earlier comment. But you expressed it far better than I. Thank you my friend.
    I extend the invitstion to @David B. Grinberg to share his wisdom
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- your maturity coupled with wisdom are simply gorgeous. I could write now a buzz building on your eloquent comment. You actually responded to most comments that preceded yours.
    You wrote "Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists". Self-organizing is an emerging phenomena thst result from the interactions of simple rules They are not planned and are rewards for respecting them.
    Paul Walters
    03/11/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Splendid perspective...thank you
    Laurent Boscherini
    03/11/2017 #30 Anonymous
    Thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your interesting post as usual very provoking...Nature is one thing that human being tries to copy but politics steer it differently. "To appreciate the circumstances in each particular case, such is the essential role of the chief. Since he knows them, measures them, exploits them, he is victorious because he ignores them, judges them badly, neglects them, he is defeated." Charles de Gaulle.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/11/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    These simple rules should focus on two important things dear Ali Anani - That the individual and the organizations grow together, add more value to self and the group as a whole. Because manipulation and deceit have become the order of the day and it is this practice that leads organizations to their doom and creates monster managers. @David B. Grinberg might have something of great value to add to your intriguing buzz here.

    Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists. Like the termites who work to make sure the colony stays healthy, each termite has a role to play and he must remember that all times. So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value and knowing that, "When we compete against everyone else, no one wants to help us. But when we compete against ourself, everyone wants to help us.” - Simon Sinek
    John Rylance
    03/11/2017 #28 John Rylance
    I agree. I thought what was lacking was what you called free will, and I call choice#21
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #27 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #23 thank you @Glenn Melcher for your sharing. Greatly appreciated
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #22 @Glenn Melcher- bees and ants behave as many in one by following simple rules. We make the simple complex. If you would read my comment #20 as I explain why I am in agreement with you
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 @Jerry Fletcher- exactly and I concur with your comment. This is evidenced in my previos response to the comment of @Phil Friedman #20 .
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 you have very good points at @Phil Friedman. Your concerns are valid. In life we don't get any thing for nothing. No free ride as they say. To have complete free of choice and belong to a society is a free ride. We have two needs in having our free choices and to belonging. The compromise is to have simple rules that balances both choices.
    In complex systems it is simple rules that reward the balancing of the two choices by having the emergence into new systems. Comlplex systems look for efficiency and workability and not optimization. Find a working solution and move. Optimization is short-lived because the environment keeps changing. What is optimal today is not optimal tomorrow.
    If we wish to have complete freedom of choice. Well then like oil and water- each keeps its identity, but separated.
    Glenn Melcher
    03/11/2017 #23 Glenn Melcher
    #19 see how cooperative we can be when adversity is present
    Glenn Melcher
    03/11/2017 #22 Glenn Melcher
    How much better the World could be if we were Advocates like the Ants and Bees
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/11/2017 #21 Jerry Fletcher
    Dr. Anani, simplifying the rules in an organization WHILE GRANTING THE EMPLOYEE FREE WILL TO ACT has the greatest positive impact I have seen. But, humans seeM intent to control and complexify to the utmost extent possible.

    The systems in your examples don't have free will.
    Phil Friedman
    03/11/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #14 Thank you for the candid answer, Dr. Anani, it is always helpful to understand what someone’s underlying assumptions are. In this case that the efficient operation of the system trumps all, including the welfare of the individuals who comprise it. I could be wrong, but my guess is that you also see the system (business, nation state, society, hive) as having an emergent being separate and distinct from that of its members. Which, when it comes to social values, I personally reject. Of course, to each his own. Cheers!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/11/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #18 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl- your observation is correct. Survival is a great motivation for cooperation and collaboration. We have big numbers in armies but what they do mostly is aggression not destinef for survival.
    I have to point out here that most creatures if get crowded voluntarily a group seek an
    alternative place. Bees do this for example. In few cases some insects may become predators of their own species. They behave like humans do.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    02/11/2017 #18 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    It strikes me that those examples are not concerned with crowdiness but more concerned about survival. They are not self destructing or programming their own species to self destruct. Which makes humans the dumbest of all species for falling into the SEA of FISH HOOKS.
  4. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    Just walk with me.
    Just walk with me.Not before, not after, just walk with me.Says time...If you have ever felt too overwhelmedIf you have felt down hillIf you have felt a bit off keyIf you have felt life to be unfairI have just the answer to help youAnd it is very simple tooAs only...


    Savvy Raj
    26/10/2017 #25 Savvy Raj
    #23 Appreciate your picking up that particular line as it is close to me dear Sara ....Movement is synonmous with time and it is so nexessary to value the flow of the now in every turn of time .
    Savvy Raj
    26/10/2017 #24 Savvy Raj
    Thank you dear Fatima for the kind share and mention . Nice to know you enjoyed the lines 😍
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/10/2017 #23 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for bringing @Savvy Raj's poem to my attention. Savvy, I love the way we experience the different ways time moves and when you write, "Tune into its current frequency".
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    15/10/2017 #22 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    "Walk with me in this now."
    Now is the only 'time' there is
    For happiness is in this now that you nurture."

    A beautiful poem with depths of meaning. I love it. Thank you :)
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #21 Savvy Raj
    #3 Sounds great! All in good time 😊Thank you Devesh and have an amazing weekend!
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #20 Savvy Raj
    #13@Numo Quest thank you for the kind mention .A pleasure to share.here.
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    #12 @Thank you @Puneet Srivastava for your kind appreciation and share.
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #18 Savvy Raj
    #11 Thank you very much for your kind and generous words @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    #10. @ Franci Eugenia Hoffmann thank you for the kind mention of this verse dear friend. A great weekend to you and all here.😊
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    #9 @Cyndi wilkins thank you for your kind
    presence and resonance here..🌻..
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    #7 Lovely lines and a precious message @Ian Weinberg thank you for sharing this. Acknowledging is a step ahead of simply knowing.That is how the universe resonates in the flow.
    Savvy Raj
    14/10/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #1 #2#4 #6Thank you both City Vp Manjit and Ali Anani for your interesting interaction to this post... Here is a bit of reflections in line with your thoughts here.

    Balancing is a fine line
    In the shifting estimation of times
    Between the over and under
    Lies the truth to sense within ...

    Witness the path of the flow
    Acknowledge both the yin and yang
    As they arise and settle
    Choice is yours in every now

    What comes and goes Is always there
    As all matter is energy in one form or other
    Know the path you choose completes you
    For guided you are by innate awareness.
    Numo Quest
    14/10/2017 #13 Numo Quest
    Greatful for your Publish, thank you Savvy :O)))
    Puneet Srivastava
    14/10/2017 #12 Puneet Srivastava
    Excellent... shared... :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/10/2017 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Chiseled thoughts coupled with comforting words!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Lovely piece, @Savvy Raj.
    "So as only time can truly tell
    Walk with me
    Not before and not after
    Walk with me in this now."
    If we could only realize the importance of your last verse.πŸ˜ƒ
    Cyndi wilkins
    13/10/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    "Walk with me in this now."

    Now is the only 'time' there is...Beautiful piece @Savvy Raj;-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 Then I shall walk the talk on corrugated roads so as to forget about personal branding @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Walk is a slippery word here because in writing the walk the talk I didn't say where to do the walking. It could be on an iceberg, on fallen flowers, on thorns, on stick muds, on sking sands or even in the air. We need to experience life in all its forms.
    Ian Weinberg
    13/10/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    "And so you enter the next moment of your life, warts and all –
    A moment that has never been lived before. For in that moment lies
    pure potential for all possibilities and all things.
    And as you enter the moment ….. pause.
    And as you pause, see and hear and touch. And feel
    the sensations of your body. But in that pause, don’t think.
    Rather, acknowledge all that is. The natural forms, the structures
    created by the work of yourself and of others. And celebrate all that is –
    the form, the function and the blessed presence of it all..."

    - Ian Weinberg (Thoughts under a May full moon)

    Thanks for inspiring @Savvy Raj
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/10/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee it is among the easiest things in the world to declare "know thyself", it is also the hardest thing to do. We underestimate our own limitations beyond which we do not explore. This is true of every human being save a handful that have succeeded such as Buddha or Jiddu Krishnamurti. "Walk to truth" is difficult. "Walk the Talk" is merely personal branding.
  5. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    The Flow of Life and Leadership
    The Flow of Life and LeadershipPhoto Credit raramsey.comThe workplace is increasingly becoming an extension of who we are within our social selves. The weaving of personal and professional lives is creating a different need at the leadership level. Mindfulness and emotional...


    Harvey Lloyd
    18/10/2017 #55 Harvey Lloyd
    #54 My leadership is mostly with my peer group. Children get to close to my heart. My daughter has now taken the lead director position and she has a heart that can compartmentalize many of the events. But even she comes home with a heavy heart in leading children.

    The conductor is really what we are when we lead. We are guiding the energies of our teammates to success around the proposed goals.

    Thank you for your kind words and the staff here at our firm are an amazing group of teachers and aides who each day face a feedback loop that would make most cringe. Never do they give up.
    Joanne Gardocki
    18/10/2017 #54 Joanne Gardocki
    #29 @Harvey Lloyd, after I made the jazz leadership analogy a book showed up in front of me, "The Art of Possibility" by Rosamond and Benjamin Zander. Benjamin Zander from Wikipedia, "In 1967, Zander joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and remained on the faculty until 2012 (see below). He founded the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in 1979 and has been its music director ever since. The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, for musicians aged 12–21, was founded in 2012."

    He speaks so eliquently of the responsibility of the conductor to see that every musician shines. I stand corrected, this kind of conductor is our bridge to the future, particularly with children and those at risk. In truth we are all at risk from time to time. Thank you for all you do and all you are.
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/10/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd
    #47 It has taken a while and some deep thought to read into the comments you have made here. ALthough agree as we look at the nature of man from the screen we watch. I would say that the two questions create two legs while purpose creates the third. These are not physical legs but represent the facts of questions we seek answers for in daily living.

    Specifically within purpose we ascend to seek value in our existence through whatever purpose we pose as righteous. I mean this with our own, individual, self talk realm that no one really shares.

    So when i speak to these questions it is within this paradigm that the answers guide us through the events and situations our purpose places us in front.

    I see so many who are answering the questions on the fly while supporting a great purpose. This always ends in zero gratification as the purpose is never able to survive the ever changing values of the two questions.

    Thanks for the thought provoking perspectives and your kind words.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/10/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #51 I definitely endorse the view of disruption that causes new thought gateways to open. My goals online are determined by a learning pathway and not necessarily at the level of social, in the way it typically defines "social media". The web is better when it has room for this kind of thinking, and that is why I like buzzes like this one.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #51 Harvey Lloyd
    #49 I find some comments disruptive. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit comment as an example would disrupt the conscious thought flow and bring new thinking and perspective. Disruptive
    This what enjoy about real dialogue of exploration.

    I don’t mean argumentative disruption but rather disruption that causes new thoughts gateways to open.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 your writing my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit below kindles many ideas in my head:
    With that question I honour the flow that comes with "I complete me". I don't want to marry an incomplete person whose life will shatter into pieces if I leave them.
    This quote reminds me of antifragility. When chaos can create better version of us to have antifragility. If somebody's heart shutters into pieces then this person has no antifragility.
    The 2nd point is the question if personal branding leads to fragility or antifragility. My initial screening says this most likely lead to fragility. That I shall explain in my next buzz.
    May be the authority on antifragility Dr. @Vincenzo De Florio would like to comment
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 I am writing a buzz on chaotic comments and if they would have any value. This idea dear @Harvey Lloyd is occupying my mind. It is an extension of my last buzz on dispersal versus agglomeration. My previous comment and the response of our friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit prompt me to go ahead with writing this buzz. It is proving to be a formidable task. The wisdim of your buzz and all comments here are opening new venues for new ideas to incorporate in my next buzz. How soon I don't know because digesting the comments here requires deep thinking. Thank you for the challenge.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 If you noticed dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I just wanted to share what am I with you has different meanings in our minds. I aimed at sharing other views of what the great line of who am I with you means. I am reading the great discussions between you and @Harvey Lloyd. Now you have added an even greater depth of what it means.
    I go back to my last buzz and honestly I can not recall if either you or Harvey commented on it. In this buzz I ask if dispersal of our seeds of ideas isn't evil. Your comment here is the proof it is not.
    Confinement in the boundaries of personal branding doesn't appeal to me either. It is putting me within certain boundaries. This is confinement of my seeds. I would rather have them spread out.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/10/2017 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #43 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the problem with that song is that it falls back to the romanticized idea of "you complete me". What I like about Harvey's question "Who am I with you?" is two-fold.

    1. With that question I honour the flow that comes with "I complete me". I don't want to marry an incomplete person whose life will shatter into pieces if I leave them - but we want that Tom Cruise mythology and we want jobs that compete us because we are predicated by "What do you do for a living" and not "Who am I with you?"

    2. Most importantly "Who am I with you?" is a question that provides a dyadic answer. Who I am with you? with Ali Anani is a different answer to Who I am with you? with Harvey Lloyd. Each answer creates a unique stream of dyadic value. We don't construct relationships this way in organizations.

    Leaders do have a third leg as Harvey has said in #44 but I hate that third leg. Howard Shultz created a third leg that was pure genius, for in Starbucks his genius was not expensive and overpriced coffee but creating the third space between home and work. I live isolated from the world of work because I am not built of finding meaning in work. I chose to find meaning where meaning originally used to exist prior to the industrial revolution, which is meaning from home.

    Instead of the third space that Howard Schultz created I triangulate the base of work and society towards HOME. That is why I hate personal branding with a vengeance and hate it in the same venomous way I view slavery. Today we are not slaves to corporate owners, we are slaves to personal brand. So it is our chains are expressed as "everyone has a personal brand!".
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #46 Harvey Lloyd
    #42 The world is a scary place without β€œyou” with you in it possibilities exist that have not yet thought.

    Although sometimes we are discouraged by each other the thought of extended β€œme” only would be cycles of synaptic storms that always end with the same verdict.

    Great song qoute. I appreciate your wisdom as always @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #45 Harvey Lloyd
    #41 I really appreciate your feedback and dialogue. This discussion of the two questions is a consistent and constant discussion of my synaptic storms.

    I watch as folks challenge these two questions into a life of success and then those who seem to change their answers based on others within their life. The hopeless helpless cycle.

    I have gone as far with close relationships within the team to ask they write a paragraph about who they are with no considerations of others. I find it interesting they cant write anything. Myself i could write ten pages. When it comes to with β€œYou” yet another ten pages, mostly concerning exoploring a new and different POV.

    Thanks again, you are a wise man on a wise journey.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #44 Harvey Lloyd
    #40 Although i agree with you from a philosophical perspective, leaders have a third leg to β€œMe” and β€œYou”, this would be purpose. In reality they have two purposes, one the human dynamic and the corporate purpose of goals.

    From this context i discuss leadership. In an effort of self preservation at the fundamental level of food clothing and shelter, (I would guess many would add internet connection:)) we as a society must either separate and go it alone, or join the tribe in some way to multiply our efforts.

    The questions were presented in the philosophical sense that when jioning the tribe to fulfil the fundamentals you had best have answered the latter question of who am i without you.

    By answering this question first we can establsih the greatest possibility of fulfillment when answering the question of who am i with you.

    By answering the questions for myself, it took away the fear and anxieties that would most likely show up in a proffesional setting. I cant be who i need to be with you or we can share a part of our journey. This is a no fault answer. No it is merely my path and i get to choose, not because β€œYou” are wrong, but rather because we cant share a journey of meaning from my perspective. I rarely find this in my life currently. I find things i dont like but can endure.

    This is great but in the end, as leaders we must figure a way to harness as much of the personal motivation of the team without loosing site of the purpose. Shared self preservation used to be enough. Today it seems that folks take preservation for granted in their actions, until grand β€œsituations” appear and threaten their existance, 08-09 economic crisis.

    It would appear we have two choices in leadership, force the team into a funnel of purpose or help them find their purpose within the funnel. The latter for me has proven successful.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "Who I Am With You"

    I've been a rolling stone all my life
    Flying all alone, flying blind
    I've seen it all, I've been around
    I've been lost and I've been found but

    Who I am with you is who I really want to be
    You're so good for me
    And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands
    Yeah, a better man is who I am with you

    I've got a ways to go on this ride
    But I got a hand to hold that fits just right
    You make me laugh, you make me high,
    You make me want to hold on tight, 'cause

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Who I am with you
    Because of you I'm a lucky man
    You're the best part of who I am

    [Repeat Chorus]
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #41 you have both dears @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and @Harvey Lloyd reminded me of the song of Chris Young
    But who I am with you is who I really wanna be
    You're so good for me
    And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands
    Yeah, a better man is who I am with you…
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/10/2017 #41 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I shared this into my White Learning Hive because in that hive I incorporate my learning about both vision and flow, but you have touched major aspects of why I set up my personal learning hive called workable. This is a masterful and marvelous buzz and a privilege to reference and ultimately to return to. Since I am invested in flow I did overlook "who am I with you?" but I cannot understate what brilliance the distinction you have made and coupled with the current state of "who am I without you". That I personally consider "who am I without you?" a perversion caused by personal branding is for me to contemplate, but I invite @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee to note this liberating distinction you have created Harvey with "who am I with you?"
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/10/2017 #40 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #39 I love the "who am I with you?" rather than "who am I without you?" distinction. In the latter "who am I without you" we as a society fall for the Tom Cruise character of personal branding a.k.a. "you complete me"


    A person frothing for their personal brand definitely wants the other person to "have them" at hello. So Harvey you did not have me at "ego proliferation" because you are a thinking person, so we do have a shared understanding here but that does not mean we are branded by our hips. It is the stuff that is beyond the scope of this post which liberates me.

    You went beyond the scope of your post when you wrote "who am I with you". Those five words are so packed with meaning, that on hearing them they open new doors, for one cannot contain what exists within the brilliance of those five words.

    "Who am I with you?" therefore deserves to be the title of your book.

    We are too tightly woven inside the human corruption within personal branding to trust in natural energy. For one, it puts even greater demand on leadership in order to navigate between the conditioned existence and an environment of flow. A dumb maestro creates terrible music, but modern organizations are tone deaf to this corruption of human spirit.

    So it is that an image centered environment coupled with people trying to be something they are not (otherwise if they are what they really are why do they need a personal brand) means people don't feel complete without image. Out of flow thus becomes the norm rather than flow.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #39 Harvey Lloyd
    #38 Thank you for your comments and share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit

    I believe struck at the heart of my thoughts here, but also unearth the complexity when we delve into the motivation of our team members existance. This is somewhat beyond the scope of my post as leaders face the current trends in ego proliferation. Materialism has set the stage that we look at individuals through material things to measure various attributes of ones existance.

    Personal brands, identity, ego or the other terms that describe our walk with ourselves are merely that words. We all seek to answer the question Who am I with You? Unfortunately we have replaced the question Who am I without You?

    Self Awareness answers both questions but will also separate us from some present relationships that may be important, or so we think. Religion, philosophy and other readings will show us about ourselves and help us form this self awareness. Choose wisely.

    Its Monday morning and we have a team that requires motivation. The major points in the post describe how we can move forward with natural energy. Without these major points installed and understood the probabilities of success are greatly reduced or in some cases sustainability within success is challenged.

    Your points are well taken and i have tried to refocus some team members to seek the answer to Who am I without You? In some cases this has lead to a recharged team member as they find their own mojo in existance. In most cases it is the hopeless need of self reflection from others that wins.

    Leaders today are having to rekindle the fundamentals of harnessing the natural energy without getting to deep into the human condition. The preponderance of personal brand information is a powerful force to overcome in the real world.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/10/2017 #38 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Brand as a musical flow of an organization is what makes brand valuable. Flow has a relationship with diversity, but now consider flow that has a relationship with personal brand. We don't increase diversity when we paint by numbers and follow a certain pattern or socially orchestrated way. Such orchestration eventually becomes homogeneous and not diverse. When I look at people's brand's I see the same tribal features - personal brands create tribes, not flow.

    Organizational brands however mirror the music Harvey speaks of here but that brand is special, it is not a mass market. That is where personal brand loses it's meaning for me - because personal brand is trying to stand out in the crowd. It is the violin player who says "look at my violin - it has differentiation".

    Yet music of organizational brand is not the conductor but the diversity enabled by leadership, it is not an orchestration like Hitler did at the Nuremberg Rally, it is the enlightenment of value that takes on a life of its own. Personal brand can never encompass that freedom because their is ownership involved - "ownership" as in one's "own image". (Such selfishness !).

    That does not jive with the flow of music, then it becomes a singular dance of identity or image. Krishnamurti said it best when he said there can be no relationship with image, for then image is the block between relationship - where image becomes the primary thing. If there is a flow in relationship through the music of brand - it is not a single stock-keeping unit that is a conscious desire to promote one's personal image, it is something that is now life in it's own - and there is magic in that.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #37 Harvey Lloyd
    @Joel Anderson thanks for the share
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/10/2017 #36 Harvey Lloyd
    #33 Thanks for the comment and the graphic did fit the post quite well. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee suggested the surf board concept of the post.
  6. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Flowing Lives
    Flowing LivesWe need communications to flow naturally We need information to keep flowing We need our lives to keep flowing so that we don’t feel the passage of time as we are completely immersed in the river of life. The broken pieces of our...


    Sara Jacobovici
    07/11/2017 #109 Sara Jacobovici
    #107 #108 Great team work @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Thanks for the help!!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/11/2017 #108 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #107 Only two minutes ago I found this link which I forwarded to Sara. Thank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. You deserve more
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    07/11/2017 #107 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Can I say thank you to the both of you for being the amazing people you are. Here is the comment #101 we are looking. Sending you both loads of love and asking God's blessing so you continue sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #106 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #104 now you made my day dear @Sara Jacobovici. Dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams stay tuned for Monday.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2017 #104 Sara Jacobovici
    #103 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I never ignore a suggestion of yours. See you and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams on Monday.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #103 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #101 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- your comment is my Friday gift. It is a precious one. It flows in my blood.
    I paused reading this segment of your comment "We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. If @Sara Jacobovici would read it it could be her choice for her Mondsy buzzes on standalone comments. This is in accordance with our exchange of comments on Sara's last buzz on limitations.
    You know dear Fatima I don't wish to obstruct the flow of your comment and so I stop here.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/11/2017 #102 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    "Creativity is turning our negative attitudes and experiences into free flowing rivers of life" - Ali Anani, PhD

    #FridayRead #StartTheWeekendPositively #BeWaterMyFriend
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/11/2017 #101 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dear Dr @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I've missed interacting on your honey-filled, knowledge drawing buzzes. I quickly read and share but have been holding myself back on commenting because I was craving solitude at the same time craving to interact with everyone. Infact this is exactly what I told myself "Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.- Victoria Erickson" Be water my friend :)

    The broken pieces of our experiences, hearts, and memories shall not stop the river from flowing. Like Sara, I kept rereading these lines. We must keep flowing on and not break the flow, cause if we become stagnant then we will not flourish new life and experiences. As we keep flowing we need to leave behind what's not necessary and take will us that which we can treasure for life.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #100 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #99 as ykou acknowledge the problem you can deal with it @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. Just in small steps and you shall be able to turn negativity to soething great. Just like in a battery couple the negative pole to a positive one and you get the electric current flow. Look for the positive idea when you have a negative one.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/10/2017 #99 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I am constantly moved by positivity to create. Negativity stifles my flow. I see the value in what you write. I just wish my psyche could embrace it. I'd love to turn negativity into positivity always.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #98 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #97 I am always moved by comments dear @Sara Jacobovici. Your thoroughness, understanding and elaboration are adorable. Your comment is well-composed that it satonds alone as a buzz. Would you accept my suggestion and use it as a buzz on your series of buzzes Stand Alone Comments? This might sound selfish; it is not as the comment is relevant to all of us.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/10/2017 #97 Sara Jacobovici
    "We need our lives to keep flowing so that we don’t feel the passage of time as we are completely immersed in the river of life. The broken pieces of our experiences, hearts and memories shall not stop the river from flowing. " It took me a while to read beyond these phrases @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, as I found myself reading them over and over again. Very powerful. Once I read beyond that, I was immersed in the insight you present into the human paradox of striving towards our individuality, yet depending on community. The common denominator is the process you describe that takes place internally, in each individual, and externally, within the group or community in which we find ourselves. To enable a smooth flow, to have everything move well and run properly, we add elements that will clear the impediments. Internally, each element has a role or function. Externally, each person takes on that role or function within the system; group or community. Again you show us that rather than labeling something as negative and trying to eliminate it, it is more beneficial to be aware of each element and use it's properties to work for us rather than against us. And, of course, I must underscore your statement: "Creativity is turning our negative attitudes and experiences into free flowing rivers of life." Thank you Dr. Ali for another great buzz.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #96 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #95 that shall be great
    Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    21/10/2017 #95 Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    #94 I will try to do a translation when I have a little time
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #94 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Tha k you so much for commenting @Marta 🐝 García Quijada. I believe your buzz was written in Spanish and this prevented me from absorbing it so as to make a fair quote of it. But I shall try next time.
    Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    21/10/2017 #93 Marta 🐝 García Quijada
    #10 thank you very much @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar for mentioning my article... I 'm very glad for being a kind of muse for @Javier 🐝 beBee and Ali....
    It' s a pleasure and a honour for me that these wonderful buzzes had been written after reading my buzz about the state of flow
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/10/2017 #92 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #91 thank you @Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez. To be immersed in the moment is. To be so involved that you feel no distraction. When I am fully immersed in the moment and the telephone rings I don't hear it. It happened. Yes I agree with you.
    Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez
    10/10/2017 #91 Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee If you want to flow with Life you just have to learn to live in the here and now. If you have not read Eckart Tolle's book, I recommend it
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/10/2017 #90 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #89 as your comment did exactly my friend @Mohammed A. Jawad. You describe the state of flow very well.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/10/2017 #89 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, the stretch of life goes well with upright inspiration that softens one's heart, enlivens soul and brightens brain!
  7. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Introvert or Extrovert- which is better?
    Introvert or Extrovert- which is better?We are living in the age of increased tension. This is manifested in many facets of our lives such as: Β· Less time Β· Less employee loyalty Β· Less employee engagement Β· Less passion for work and increased turnover rates Β· ...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #259 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #258 balanced view
    Lyon Brave
    13/11/2017 #258 Lyon Brave
    I like the introvert

    i like the extrovert
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #257 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You are as natural as waterfall dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It is always my pleasure to hear your voice.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #256 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I must read your post dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee about being natural! Kind wishes to you #251
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/10/2017 #255 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #253 thank you dear @Randall Burns and it is great to read your comments again.
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #254 Randall Burns
    Wow! @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, amazing that your 1 minute article is generating hours of reading in the comments, I better get a coffee...

    Well done Sir!
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #253 Randall Burns
    Excellent article @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee , I will be rereading this and digesting. Very thought provoking and it makes sense to me
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #252 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #249 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. you are correct. The discussions are in conformity with your comment. But it amazes me how simple questions may lead to so many discussions. Linking communication style with the purpose of a meeting, a customer or team member must be based on the understandings derived from your comment.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #251 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #248 "Over my lifetime I have now developed ways that I gain much energy being in my own company and with Nature and spend much time alone"- by @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My published buzz of today addressed the theme of your comment. It is amazing as if you read my mind. Be Natural is the theme and I believe the buzz addresses your comment even before you published it.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #250 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #247 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- the discussions here are in great conformity with your comment and mainly " along the introversion extroversion continuum". The discussions focussed greatly on the need to understand the style of communication and to appreciation the identity of all persons involved. I go along with your comment.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/10/2017 #249 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Introvert does not equal shy. I'm an introvert, and I'm not shy. I've been in Sales or Sales Management most of my adult life. I've spoken to as many as 1750 people at once. I once did an open-mike at a comedy club. It was supposed to be for 5 minutes. It went on for a half-hour. I don't shy away from confrontation, nor do I seek it out.

    To my mind, introverts process internally. Extraverts process externally. Neither is better, so long as the processing is done. Different strokes for different folks.

    I wrote about this a while ago... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/attack-of-the-extroverts-why-and-how-to-switch
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/10/2017 #248 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Early in n my life I always wanted to be with people and energised myself and others being together. Over my lifetime I have now developed ways that I gain much energy being in my own company and with Nature and spend much time alone. I do not have the need to gain energy by being with others. I have developed my capacities along the introversion extroversion continuum. I believe this is healthy and a state of human development.
    Hiwever, some people become entrenched in their initial preferences and do not expand or adapt along the continuum. If they are happy and well adjusted this may be of no concern, however, if they become rigid in their preference thus can limit choices and create challenges working with others. From my experience I believe having an attitude of life long learning and development enables our adaption along these contours and is more life affirming than being stuck and pigeon holed in a box.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/10/2017 #247 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The way Myers Briggs explains our preference for introversion and extroversion is done within a context of a continuum. It is not that we are one or the other - we use both forms, and develop one way that is a stronger preference. This is like being stronger at being right handed as I use my right hand more than my left hand. And over the lifespan there is a tendency to develop along the continuum. If I use myself as an example. When I was young I prgerrred to talk to think about things and needed people to talk to so I could clarify my ideas. Over my life span I have developed my capacity to make sense of my world internally without the need to talk to others, unless I choose to. Tbc
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/10/2017 #246 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #245 so we have very close profiles @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I am 51% E. Amazing
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/10/2017 #245 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    My results from the test are 55% extrovert. :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/10/2017 #244 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #238 I will look for the link and love your idea of writing a buzz on this buzz. The content of your post and the comments are excellent.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/10/2017 #243 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #242 I love your engagement and the free flow of expressing your feelings towards others openly and honestly my dear @Lisa Vanderburg. You are a great human.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    04/10/2017 #242 Lisa Vanderburg
    #237 I am too touched by your words to see what I'm typing, most adorable @Cyndi wilkins. It's actually such a salve to feel all your love! I really WOULD be alone otherwise; I would bend my back that far. So for @Javier 🐝 beBee, I agree with @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee: just look at what your creation has allowed - take comfort and praise from all your hard work!
    We are all so different, from so many different walks and phases of life, yet here - we are free to be companions and friends that will last! Gobsmacking, eh?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/10/2017 #241 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #239 how about intent plus purpose combined dear @Lisa Vanderburg? You say faith and yes we need to include this as well.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/10/2017 #240 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #237 thank you @Cyndi wilkins- intent, purpose or whatever we may call it motivstion to change is effective if intrinsic. May be intent combined with grand purpose will do the trick. This way you and @Harvey Lloyd offer the magic formula.
  8. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Not in Defense of Leaders
    Not in Defense of LeadersHumans have widely different behavior profiles. Some people show behaviors of dominance and influence in widely varying percentages. Other people have tendency for stability and are cautious and therefore fear change. Other people may be...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #65 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #64 this is a shrewd observation. I invite @Javier 🐝 beBee gto consider.
    Martin Wright
    01/10/2017 #64 Martin Wright
    #63 on linkedin there is a group called "The Unfluencers" founded by Debesh Choudhury. A large proportion of that group also comment and write on bebee. We are not exactly leaders but we are not followers either.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #62 interesting observation as no one has mentioned this issue beforr. Could you elaborate more @Martin Wright?
    Martin Wright
    01/10/2017 #62 Martin Wright
    #59 strangely enough if you cross reference those on bebee with those on linked then you might find the proportion of shadow leaders higher on bebee.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    30/09/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #60 not only you struggle with them @Joanne Gardocki. I also concur with you that shadow leaders is a misnomer. They aren't part of the official organization. When some employees are frustrated, but unable to express their PoV they discretely group together. I shall think of a better name for them and shall write soon on this topic.
    Joanne Gardocki
    30/09/2017 #60 Joanne Gardocki
    #58 #59 I agree t, I would like to hear more about the third type. I struggle with shadow as it sounds negative. Could it be said they function like gravity on a pendulum, bringing issues more toward center?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    29/09/2017 #59 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #58 @Martin Wright- can we call them shadow leaders for two reasons? First in emulation of shadow organizations. Second for being in the shadow theie sunlight isn't seen. You raise agreat issue here.
    From studying the social networks of an organization we may deduce who talks to whom and who consults whom. This might be the indirect sunlight of the shadow leaders.
    I am keen to hear your voice on these issues. Thank you
    Martin Wright
    29/09/2017 #58 Martin Wright
    The common assumption is that there are leaders and followers, but i propose there are some who are neither, They seem not to lead but seem to follow their own path. They influence without meaning to and occasionally emerge as the voice of dissent and sometimes reason.

    But for marketing people they are the hardest to reach.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    29/09/2017 #57 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    If you are leading marketing or sales this buzz is also intended for you
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/09/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #54 @Kevin Baker- the biggest reality is people. To understand them a leader must understand their psychology. Youvare right.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/09/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #53 great point @Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez. Remember that when a leader loses trust people tend to form shadow teams. These teams have their hidden power. It is the leaders' responsibility to align people towards a grand purpose and to win the team's hearts. When alignment is missing people go in their own directions and subteams form.
    Is this satisfying for you? Just remember how apple revived.
    Kevin Baker
    28/09/2017 #54 Kevin Baker
    The only constant is change. The science of business is people. The science of people is physiology. I read clearly you have an acute understanding of this
    Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez
    28/09/2017 #53 Yolanda Ávila MÑrquez
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Today I remembered you when reading this article

    ''When it comes to judging the work of a company, a government or any other organization, the leader, charismatic, intelligent, and creative (at best) is often highlighted. But the reality is that most of the decisions that are made on a daily basis, from Google's business strategy to the goals of a neighborhood community, are the result of teamwork.
    Do the groups have their own intelligence?''

    Collective leadership?
    There I leave that ....

    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/09/2017 #52 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Louise Smith- great teachers are great leaders. Do you find this buzz relevant to teaching?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #51 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #50 will do soon. I have promised @🐝 Fatima G. Williams to write also a buzz on one of her comments. The one I get crystallized first I shall publish. Thank you @Joanne Gardocki for your interest.
    Joanne Gardocki
    27/09/2017 #50 Joanne Gardocki
    #45 #43 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for your kind words. Your own rich comments have helped me refine understanding. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I look forward to reading your thoughts on liquids and leadership.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #48 you might end up writing a buzz based on these comments @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. What does Proma mean? For sure not Roma
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    27/09/2017 #48 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    I am humbled by your kind comment, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I will surely read the previous comments, as I am certain, they will add to my learning, greatly.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #47 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 one thing I want to say to you my dear @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. It is you make feel writing is worthy and therefore you urge me to continue writing. I love the noble way you express yourself. You have probed my mind by highlighting that the topograhy of teams is uneven. That you paused on this makes me very happy.
    I am sure Proma that if your time would allow to read previous comments that your enlightenmeny would be more than doubled.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    27/09/2017 #46 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    This is indeed the buzz I needed to read, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You have described the traits of not only a successful leader but also an empathetic one using yet another extraordinary analogy. Sometimes, a checklist pattern is required to understand the do's and don'ts of any role. Especially for complex roles. You wove a beautiful story like checklist for successful leadership. So easy to understand, process, and hopefully implement. The line, "The leader expects deviations because he/she realizes that the topography of the team varies." inspires me to understand and accept that everyone won't be performing at the same level but to make the best out of the situation using smart delegation (with respect to our last conversation over your last buzz). Thank you so much once again, for these gem of buzzes.
  9. ProducerChris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Designing an effective Self - Assessment Compliance Program
    Designing an effective Self - Assessment Compliance ProgramThe overriding objective of an internal self – assessment program is to provide management with reasonable assurance that key controls are in place and operating in compliance with their design and intended purpose. The intention is to ensure a...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    28/09/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Purpose-driven ” self-assessment program tailored to organization-specific requirements is the need of the hour. Thank you @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA The flow chart is a circle and should be organized in an innovative way.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    #5 On point. I did service several large organizations whereby the systems were seen as constant improvement and they were a part of the process. It was awesome to watch and listen to the employees discuss their enthusiasm within the system.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    27/09/2017 #5 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #4 Fully concur @Harvey Lloyd. 2nd line compliance/ assurance internal reviews I've designed are more collaborative/collegial in nature and execution - where did we go wrong previously ? what lessons can we learn? where can we improve processes? Idea being to get the shop in good order before audit (3rd line) visit. Demonstrtaes a lot of value in practice.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    https://goo.gl/7zDXjF The speed of trust book was an interesting read. I introduce this book only as a balance to your post. Internal review processes can become mechanical and somewhat punitive in outcomes. This is how i have experienced most of these processes.

    But i see and understand the need for such processes. Especially an organization that has many levels and the need to extend authority throughout the layers with monitoring and efficiency. I would humbly suggest that these processes should include a framework of continuous improvement and efficacy.

    We have many processes that we do only because that what was done last year and the year before etc.. Sometimes we need to look at understand the goals of our policies and make sure the resources we are utilizing to perform these are getting the intended results. All to often these policies are seen as drag nets to catch evil doers. I don't believe they were written for that purpose but as we get down through the levels managers tend to expend the resources and a fundamental need to show findings is tied to how well they performed the process.

    A police officer that does 4 hours of speed monitoring activities and comes back having written no tickets is thought to have been at the donut shop all day.

    All processes should build trust and demonstrate the purpose or goal of the organization.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Management should realize that there are certain areas that should be under tight control and others much less so. For example, control on the creative staff is not welcome. However; it is another story when it comes to financial control. In today's business this is a hugely important issues for organizations may control their expenditures, but not their revenue. By controlling costs they also minimize risk. Great buzz @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent tips
  10. ProducerChris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
     Effective Integration of Risk and Compliance Programs
    Effective Integration of Risk and Compliance ProgramsIntegrating the key principles of risk and compliance management is key to ensuring a seamless governance, risk and compliance framework. The organizational structure and reporting lines of the risk and compliance functions invariably differ from...


    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    28/09/2017 #6 Anonymous
    Thank you Chris for calling my attention to this buzz. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with this kind of risks, but with the ones which have to do with personal risks, like possibles injuries on working environment. On this matter, I have seen many evaluations/action plans which use to fail always due to the human factor. If common sense is not added, people always find a way to make it wrong. I suppose in accounting it happens the same.
    Sorry for not being more helpful this time.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    27/09/2017 #5 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #4 Indeed there is a hierarchy of risk: Strategic - tactical - operational levels. Scalability of consequence/impact can be implemented to manage appropriately. - e.g. the risk assessment matrix for large capital projects would contain escalated dimensions as opposed to those used to assess and measure risk for operations.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Risk is always a perception of a lot of gathered data, available resources and the entities, people and personnel that may expose the risk. Risk from the C-Suite is quite different than the risk exposure at the operational level. The variables expand exponentially. It is difficult to express risk management unless we label the risk and then talk, so my general statements are very broad.

    When we centralize the risk plan it is difficult to express every variable within the operational transaction. This means that gray areas will always exist and produces the need for interpretation at the same level. In other words people justify their choices through the gray area and it is based on how it will benefit their operational goals locally.

    Your post describes a very large organization and with humility i am expressing it at the small business level. The operational transaction level is something i am close to everyday on just about all aspects. SO i have the ability to train and OJT with front line staff about measuring risk and helping them may good decisions when entering a transaction. Mainly when the transaction is different than previous ones and may need a higher level of authority to walk them through. I am sure this is not practical from a leader's perspective three countries away.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great buzz @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. In our turbulent times minimizing risk may be the overriding concern for managers. SOme risks are external and others are internal. Some risks are frequent and others are rare. I like the way you addressed risk. One great point is having a risk owner.
    In my buzz of today "not to defend leaders" I covered some of the hidden risks within an organization. Some of these risks need some tolerance because they can't be expected. I wonder how you would deal with them?
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    13/03/2017 #1 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Risk assessment is important when planning events. I am wondering how many event planners and companies have a formal risk assessment process when planning events. Do you engage in this process for all events or just large foreign events? How do you ensure compliance?
  11. ProducerChris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Designing an effective corporate Financial Authority Delegation
    Designing an effective corporate Financial Authority DelegationImplementation of a well-managed delegation of authority provides the mechanism to properly regulate key financial transactions within the organization. In considering an appropriate delegation of financial authority framework which is β€œfit for...


    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    27/09/2017 #4 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Thnaks for the comment @Harvey Lloyd. An effective internal controls systems ensures that there are strong preventative and detective controls in place to prevent the common "contract splitting" arrangements you allude to. Collective decision making e.g. (Tender Committees) plays a role in operationlizing this. Best practice dictates that no corporate executive (irrespective of seniority) should have authority to award significant value contracts in his own capacity.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    First let me state my humility in understanding any corporate governance at this level. I visited the corporate environment for a few years out of High School and realized that the complexity was way to cumbersome for me to live within. The context of this post i generally understand and realize that within large organizations the need for trust and verify is great as we cut across countries, states and people.

    But humbly i must ask the efficacy of these at the edges of the organization. I can only imagine, like the game of telephone, by the time the policy is enforced in front of the customer it is quite different than intended. I state this only as i have experienced these policies in providing services to large corporations.

    Contracts over a certain amount went up the chain 1 step while larger ones went up 2 steps. Having a great relationship and quality service my customers would break jobs into smaller jobs and issue multiple contracts to keep the approvals local.

    WIth another customer i wanted to begin performing services they had written a large contract so strict that only one contractor could get the contract. SO i have seen the end result of these policies that in theory should work, but in the field adaptation tends to subvert the process. In most cases to the benefit of the organization.

    The main thing i saw benefit in the policies was if someone was to subvert the system they took the risk of failure with whomever they made the agreement. Getting caught would mean termination without question. So the risk insured compliance to success and not just buttering up pockets, in most cases.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great buzz @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. You nailed the whole issue down by writing β€œfit for purpose” . All financial delegations must serve the purpose. Within this framework businesses shall not go astray.
  12. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Traits of Rare Leaders
    Traits of Rare Leaders There are rare things in life. Rare events Rare minerals and elements Rare talents Rare leaders Rare DiSC profiles- (DiSC is an acronym Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, or Cautiousness). Are there commonalities...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #236 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #235 I published a buzz today highlighting some of the great discussions between you @Harvey Lloyd and @Louise Smith. The buzz is on Introverts and Extroverts- which is better?
    Your sensational exchange of comments is my inspiration.
    Harvey Lloyd
    02/10/2017 #235 Harvey Lloyd
    #228 Maybe my pride is jumping out of the box i try and keep it locked in. The .00001% is really a metaphor of preparedness. This edge is one i would train salespeople, and any personnel who had contact with our customer. Our outcomes were better than average but it was because we thought outside the box within the .00001%

    Marketing is about matching customers and providers. I always had a follow up question, Why would someone choose you? Market differentiation. This was the main .000001% question.

    Interestingly i saw the .00001% challenge and answers in your comment. You challenge yourself with in the first apportionment because you are aware of the associated fears with first contact. By merely looking from this perspective you have increased your odds of success exponentially.

    I am usually amazed when i confront folks with the question above they have no answer. This is when i install that .00001% factor. Just use a small amount of time and effort discovering and learning how to communicate yourself in your environment towards your purpose. Again i get the sense that i may be preaching to the choir. You seem to understand this concept naturally. Many do not.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #234 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #233 you get a big salute.
    No matter how many women we love it is always the first love that is the living one. This is what an Arab poet said ages ago.
    We have a sayng here. To be first in a village is better than being second in a city.
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #233 Louise Smith
    #230 After dealing with so many people over decades, I always go with my intuition and first impressions.
    {even though it is widely thought as not a good practice}

    I do the same answering multiple choice questions
    If I think about them or go back and change my first answer, I am usually wrong.

    A good teacher can often tell whem someone is honest, lying, lying by omission or evading.

    "The dog ate my homework"
    My response "I want to see the evidence of what you saved from the dog !"

    "My father's a lawyer and he's going to sue you."
    My response "That's fine all you will get is a big fat mortgage ! "
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #232 Louise Smith
    #231 Loaded Question !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #231 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great discussions and hot topics such as who is better an introvert or extrovert?
    Truly amazing discussions are so illuminating and mind-opening
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/10/2017 #230 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #228 @Louise Smith- first encounter is always.almost decicive. First impressions are hugely important. Your comment brings the need to combine DiSC profiles with rhe WPD Factor (wonderment, passion and drive). I mentioned this with a graph in my previous buzz.
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #229 Louise Smith
    #225 I think your integrated DiSC Profile diagram is amazing !
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #228 Louise Smith
    #223 Yes first contact. But now as a psychologist the client's first appointment is very important. It's make or break a lot of the time due to the anxiety factor client's have about seeing a psychologist. A lot of people imagine a psychologist to be a combination of Freud & authoritarianism - judgement & pain. So many times a first appointment client will give a huge sigh of relief at the end and say the experience was nothing like they imagined !

    I still think in this situation I think my success/ rapport is more than .000001%. But other factors are involved esp my previous experience with communication & my niche market is women esp women over 40yo. So it's very difficult to quantify.

    Yes great discussion @Harvey Lloyd ! Thank you for exchanging comments & ideas !
    Louise Smith
    02/10/2017 #226 Louise Smith
    #223 That's very kind @Harvey Lloyd
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #225 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #223 I too would love to attend classes of @Louise Smith. I am comprehending the comments between @Harvey Lloyd and Louise with enthusiam.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #224 Harvey Lloyd
    #222 I believe we are looking at this a little to deeply when we consider we are concerned about profiles as it applies to communications. I believe we are all one or the other but have learned to adapt our conversation towards others. I would guess when we work from our own viewpoint of either it is somewhat excluding communications. When we work from the symbiotic relationship of each is needed its inclusive conversation.

    Great discussion here.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #223 Harvey Lloyd
    #220 I would agree. In situations where you have days and weeks to develop a relationship the percentage moves higher, way higher. I was referring to the first contact and through relationship building. Attempting to under stand the other persons style is benefited by understanding the profiles and variable.

    Sounds like you would be a great teacher, and i would love to attend your classes.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #222 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #216 may be best to say and copying from @Harvey Lloyd previous comment is the following. @Louise Smith may be you are the exsmple of symbiotic relationship within the same person between being introvert and extrovert. If one is predominantly one then symbiosis diappears. This is a revolutionary idea in my opinion. We need to ask how often a person fluctuates beween the two. To be just one is risky. What do you think @Harvey Lloyd?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/10/2017 #221 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #215 great and I love the idea of symbiotic relationships between introverts and extroverts. It is not this or that. It is both. Great thinking
    Louise Smith
    01/10/2017 #220 Louise Smith
    #219 "I always imagine that we all have a 50/50 chance of getting our point across to diverse groups. By giving a little thought to personalities and structure of communications we can increase our odds of success by .000001%."

    As a teacher I think for me it's more like 70/30. And that's with 5 or 6 classes of 30 students 5 days a week, 40 weeks a year.
    Admittedly learning is a continuum so by exam time the students have been able to grasp 70%.

    I had to consider "personalities and structure of communications " constantly.
    The style of communication I used influenced the outcome much more than .000001%. Probably as much as 30%.

    One of the main factors contributing to the success of students is the quality of the relationship and how the teacher builds this relationship.
    The same in psychology - Rapport counts for as much as 80% of client outcomes regardless of therapy mode.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #219 Harvey Lloyd
    #217 I really struggled with the myths. The author took the energy question and supported with evidence of social activities by both. We are all social creatures. The E/I question though doesn't exclude but rather discusses how we are social. But we can discuss any topic from any perspective.

    The whole E/I thing is either practical or academic. Mine is more experiential and practical. In the fundamental providing of food clothing and shelter we interact within social/professional environments. If you are a leader by choice or title then you have the added responsibilities of communicating in a way that you are understood.

    By understanding an E/I and the other letters that go with Jung's work we can learn through experience how best to communicate. I always imagine that we all have a 50/50 chance of getting our point across to diverse groups. By giving a little thought to personalities and structure of communications we can increase our odds of success by .000001%.

    I don't see the whole of personality profiling as much different than an auto mechanic diagnosing engine troubles through hearing and experience. Isolating the situation to an area and then performing detailed analysts.

    The author also discussed fears as one of the reviewed traits to show that the E/I is balanced. Again i would state its the how we do something not that we do or don't. Also i believe fear is more narrative specific. Meaning your environment has taught you what is safe and what is not. This doesn't really apply to the personality profile discussion under practical circumstances. In extremes i believe it applies directly and succinctly.

    But as i read some the comments opinions and thoughts folks were all over the place. How we apply things within a purpose is my understanding of practical.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/10/2017 #218 Harvey Lloyd
    #210 We all do activities that demonstrate both traits. The real questions that focus us to a label is how we make decisions. Extroverts want to meet get everyone on the same page and move on. Introverts want to think through the variables of risk, people involved and what steps to take with the team to maximize engagement, then meet with the team.

    We all share in the endgame of purpose. The paths are different and we need both styles to help us balance thinking and action.
    Louise Smith
    01/10/2017 #217 Louise Smith
    Some further IDEAS to ponder :

    "Whether dominance is Consciously Introverted or Consciously Extroverted, each person has the ability to to behave in both ways
    The consciously dominant will be compensated by non-dominant behaviour"
    Self-Discovery the Jungian Way (RLE: Jung): The Watchword Technique By Michael Daniels

    "However, E/I is often seen as a kind of continuum, with people exhibiting a mix of introverted and extroverted tendencies
    β€” "ambiverts" fall somewhere in the middle of this continuum.
    Hans Eysenck's theory is the behaviors of introverts and extroverts are due to differences in cortical arousal (the speed and amount of the brain's activity). Compared with extroverts, introverts have naturally high cortical arousal, and may process more information per second."
    This article is a very good summary of the main points https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-science-behind-extroversion-and-introversion-1282059791?IR=T

    5 Myths
    1. Extroverts get energy from social interaction while introverts get energy from privately reflecting on their thoughts and feelings.
    2. Introverts are plagued by public speaking anxiety
    3. Extroverts are better leaders than introverts
    4. Extroverts are better networkers than introverts
    5. Extroverts are better salespeople than introverts
    Read about them https://www.quietrev.com/5-myths-about-introverts-and-extroverts/

    How to thrive in the workplace https://www.northeastern.edu/careers/blog/how-to-thrive-in-an-introvertedextroverted-workplace/
  13. Producer🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Leadership career paths!
    Leadership 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...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/09/2017 #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 :)
    Harvey Lloyd
    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.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    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.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/09/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #15 Thank you, @Cyndi Docy for taking the time to read and comment.
    Harvey Lloyd
    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.
    Cyndi Docy
    25/09/2017 #15 Cyndi Docy
    Thank you for sharing the inspiration for great leadership with purpose.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/09/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 indirectly you bring the WPD Factor in your commentv@🐝 Fatima G. Williams. How could I disagree with you?
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/09/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you, @Javier 🐝 beBee for all the support :) #beBeelove #MyfavoriteLeader
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    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.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    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"
    Cyndi wilkins
    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;-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/09/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #4 Ha ha thanks @Pascal Derrien :)
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/09/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    Some 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.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/09/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Very interesting forum. The diversity of quotes is very rich. Thank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Cyndi wilkins
    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;-)
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    25/09/2017 #5 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Pascal Derrien
    25/09/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    By Fatima the discreet leader :-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/09/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you for the share @Laurent Boscherini
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    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 :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    25/09/2017 #1 Cyndi wilkins
    Clarity 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;-)
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  16. ProducerDeborah Levine

    Deborah Levine

    Leadership in Our Challenging Times
    Leadership in Our Challenging TimesI often hear that leadership is needed now more than ever. But what does leadership mean? Is it a matter of personality? Is leadership defined by mission and goals? Are leaders inspirational figures who leave the nuts and bolts to others? The more...


    Deborah Levine
    27/09/2017 #18 Deborah Levine
    Thank you @John White, MBA. I'm honored - and inspired to write more! #17
    John White, MBA
    26/09/2017 #17 John White, MBA
    Hi Deborah! The beBee social team has promoted your post to our Facebook page. Thanks so much for producing great content. https://www.facebook.com/bebeeENG/posts/1960964687480063?notif_t=like&notif_id=1506429751106398
    Deborah Levine
    26/09/2017 #16 Deborah Levine
    Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for the feedback on this topic so dear to me. #14
    John Rylance
    26/09/2017 #15 John Rylance
    What your comment illustrates is we all have our own ideas as to how we should lead, and how we would like to be lead. There is no definitive way to lead, just one that best suits the individual. The best one can hope for is that the points of agreement out way the points of disagreement so that one can successfully lead or be led.
    You could say there are no bad ways to lead, just some that are better than others.
    What is crucial is that there is some dialogue between leaders and the led as tothe best way to work together, an understanding of both points of view.#2
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/09/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great buzz on leadership @Deborah Levine! You wrote, ""The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers. ... Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership,” said Gary Wills, a Pulitzer Prize winning author who defines leadership more by goals than by personality." Shared goals make all the difference. So many great points in this buzz!
    Deborah Levine
    26/09/2017 #13 Deborah Levine
    Appreciate the kind words and great quotes @David B. Grinberg. I knew Warren Bennis. He and my father were friends and worked well together in Cincinnati. #12
    David B. Grinberg
    26/09/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Deborah, for this exemplary and inspirational blogging buzz. You do an admirable job of defining leadership on both the macro and micro levels. Here are some of my favorite leadership quotes:
    β€œA leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” β€” John C. Maxwell
    β€œDo not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson
    β€œLead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” β€” General George Patton
    β€œLeadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” β€” Warren Bennis
    β€œThe art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” β€” Tony Blair
    β€œThe price of greatness is responsibility.” β€” Winston Churchill
    β€œWhen the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.” β€” Lao Tzu

    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Brigette Hyacinth
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    26/09/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    πŸ‘₯ed 🐝🐝🐀🐳πŸ”₯🚲
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/09/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #9 I would love to read the book @Deborah Levine and review the book. You can share the e-book link in a new buzz or on the producer for a better visibility and reach.
    Deborah Levine
    25/09/2017 #9 Deborah Levine
    Totally agree about leadership. I published & copyrighted a textbook with a hands-on workbook that I may share here on BeBee if I can figure out how best to do that: https://www.amazon.com/Matrix-Model-Management-System-Cross-Cultural-ebook/dp/B00H4XAFZ6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= #8
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/09/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Deborah Levine looks like its leadership week. I had also published a buzz on leadership career path yesterday. It is an important subject in today world. Leaders make or break the people they lead. They are stars that can dispel darkness or cause a fire. You have highlighted all the versions of leadership.

    "A true leader can bring teams, partners, and coalitions together and engage them in a worthy cause".

    Deborah Levine
    25/09/2017 #7 Deborah Levine
    Thanks for the feedback @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Next installment on leadership coming soon! #6
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/09/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    love this post @Deborah Levine to me a leader has a heart for others. As he or she truly cares, people will feel it in his or her words, actions etc. The team working with this kind of leader will grow together with the leader.
    Deborah Levine
    25/09/2017 #5 Deborah Levine
    #3 Thank you for your feedback @Ian Weinberg. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on leadership - complicated issues, indeed.
    Deborah Levine
    25/09/2017 #4 Deborah Levine
    Thank you for reading & sharing. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee #2
    Ian Weinberg
    24/09/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    A complicated subject indeed @Deborah Levine I've been studying and quantifying the concept of leadership for several years. The work is ongoing as we test our psychometrics in the corporate space and modify the interventions to meet the challenges. Two of my recent buzzes may have relevance here - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/an-authentic-lead
    Thanks for contributing valid insights to this important issue.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Deborah Levine- few hours ago I published my buzz on Traits of Rare Leaders. So I read your buzz with great interest. Our approaches are totally differnt, yet we share many understandings. I am sharing this buzz so that readers enjoy it.
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    You are very considerate @Lance 🐝 Scoular. Thank you
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    23/09/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you so much for sharing the buzz @Lance 🐝 Scoular
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  22. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Behaviors on the Edge of Extreme
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 hello Kelly- Jordan/Middle East
    Kelly Izekor
    21/10/2017 #47 Kelly Izekor
    Hello Ali were are you from?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #45. The last thing fish would think about is wa%er. We a=e the same when it ckomes to given things. Sometimes we need a trigger to remember. That ia all @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    23/09/2017 #45 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #44 This was the idea that was hidden somewhere in mind (perhaps subconscious) which I couldn't express. Thank you so much for explaining it so beautifully, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.

    A healthy debate vs. a quarell, to reach a consensus is what differentiates the two approaches to extreme behaviours striking balance. I think I took balance as a given factor so I forgot the basic principle of "striking balance". Thank you for pointing that out. I have learned something new today.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/09/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #43 I grestly apprrciate your comment @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. I don't differ with you at all. Let me re-phrase part of your splendid comment. You wrote that we strike for balance. If we were all in balance then we lose the force to strike it. That some people are at the extreme we may generate ideas to restore the balance. Here comes the role of creative ideas. I tried to show by example how to achieve this goal. I greatly appreciate your comment.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    23/09/2017 #43 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Thank you for the enriching buzz, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. This is a phenomenan that exists all around us but since we are so used to it, we hardly notice it anymore. But it is something that needs a lot of thought and consideration.

    In my opinion, nothing in extreme can bring any good. There is a reason why people strive for balance, as it is peaceful and feels right. Even our body tries to balance out extreme emotions of stress or happiness with tears of sadness or joy. This is something involuntary.

    So when we do come across people, who are behaving in an extreme manner (mostly negatives cause stress) we should ensure that we do pitch (in) but not to the extent of harming our harmony. If the data they provide can help us create a better product (as you mentioned in the buzz) then that's great, too (in fact, excellent) as we are getting something out of the emotional churn the person is putting us through.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/09/2017 #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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/09/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @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?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/09/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 yes, and I add my voice to yours @Harvey Lloyd. @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA wrote a great comment and yours expands its potential. If we couple Jean's comment with yours and that of @Edward Lewellen a nice story folds out.
    Harvey Lloyd
    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.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    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.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    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.
    Edward Lewellen
    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.
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/09/2017 #35 Jerry Fletcher
    Ali, 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.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/09/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    What do you think of the comment of @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. my friend @Edward Lewellen?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    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.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    20/09/2017 #32 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Over 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.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/09/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher- I know you have the experience and I hope to share it here
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