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  1. LeAnne Morman

    LeAnne Morman

    Leverage social media for your year-end fundraising goals --
    LeAnne Morman
    Leverage Social Media to Help Reach End-of-Year Fundraising Goals « Lukas Partners – Omaha, Nebraska: Experts in Public Relations, Fundraising, Social Media, Capital Campaigns and Event Management
    www.lukaspartners.com Lukas Partners is a leading full-service public relations and fund development firm. Lukas Partners is a leading full-service public relations and fund development...
  2. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Sorry, you can’t blame it on politics or politicians.
    Sorry, you can’t blame it on politics or politicians.Image credit: You Tube This “Out of the Comment Box” buzz is in response to two articles. Thank you to @Deb Lange and @ Irene Hackett for sharing and exchanging. This is the stuff that gives value to...


    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Great reminders @Irene Hackett. Thanks for sharing your point of view. And...the honor is all mine.
    Irene Hackett
    13/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    @Sara Jacobovici, it is always an honor to have a mention in your writing as it is to take part in discussion of your 'out of the comment box' buzzes! I agree we cannot blame the politicians, or anyone else for that matter. The U.S.A. is about 'we the people'. We, each individual, has the responsibility to act according to the demands we are placing on the Government. It is so important that as a nation we purposely connect with one another. Community must be revived in a much bigger and deeper way. This is where I find great value in what you have shared about " a “holding” environment": an environment that allows you to safely feel taken care of, protected, understood, accepted unconditionally, and held in such a way that your consciousness ... can grow spontaneously and naturally on its own." If we live for detached from the community; the group, dare I say-the world, will suffer. As I wrote in comment to @Deb Lange's buzz on this matter, with freedom comes responsibility. We often forget that. This election is forcing us to remember.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ian Weinberg for the continued exchange and for your link. I would suggest that a very important thread in your work is the "life narrative" you refer to. Stories are both individual and collective. They have a place in history for transmitting information across generations. Culturally, stories have been used to teach the children about who we are and the world around us. And so we internalize stories we hear. In this way our life narrative and story is formed internally. What is an important piece of work is developing the awareness of whose voices narrate different parts of our story and when and how we use our own voice. Not an easy process but definitely worth the effort.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. Your perspective is always appreciated. Thank you as well for your kind and generous words.
    Ian Weinberg
    13/11/2016 #12 Ian Weinberg
    @Sara Jacobovici thanks for a valid and thought-provoking contribution to the subject. Based on my intervention experience, I would add that the intrinsic limiting belief bias can be a hard nut to crack ( I actually crack nuts professionally, both literally and figuratively!). It really boils down to the prevailing life narrative. There are varying degrees of receptivity ranging from not even acknowledging that there is a blind-spot through recognizing but not being able to transcend the blind-spot to the other extreme, being able to transcend with appropriate intervention and inspiration. And so my approach has always been to contribute as much value as I can to self, other individuals and to the extended environment in the hope that there's some receptivity and traction. It may be of some interest in this regard, to peruse an earlier post of mine which engaged this subject - see https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/challenging-limiting-beliefs-20993
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/11/2016 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    What an engaging post @Sara Jacobovici. I read both of the pieces you linked and was somewhat bewildered by the group think display.

    Your statement "tribe vs individual" are where my interests lie. Do we reflect a core set of values in our behavior or do we react to our environment to achieve a certain reflection from our behaviors? This question is the study of many hours by great folks, yet the answer is sometimes elusive within the individual. I like the quote by Friedrich Nietzsche.

    It would appear that the election process has demonstrated, on both sides, group think is a powerful force when polarized. Being an individual grants us the opportunity to grow through observation, yet moves us closer or further away from the tribes within our environment. A personal conundrum when we consider our options within social groups.

    One of the "brain" shows demonstrated the strength of group think by asking a simple multiple choice question. Instead of giving an answer the subject would have to walk and stand in one of four roped off areas labeled A-D. They placed a group in the wrong answer. A large percentage of the subjects chose the group. Amazingly the few that choose the right answer looked weird standing away from the group. The ones that choose the group stated they didn't want to appear stupid and were willing to fail with the group even though they new it was the wrong answer. A few ignored the group and stood alone.

    Your courage to write such a post, was encouraging and engaging. Bravo!
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Beautifully expressed @CityVP Manjit. Thank you.
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit
    Luck and blessings are sweet movements in the paradise we can create.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 As long as "the music lives on", there is hope. Thanks for stopping by @William VanDorin.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you @Ali Anani. I appreciate how you organize the information through your eyes. Much appreciated.
    William VanDorin
    13/11/2016 #6 William VanDorin
    Michael's message fell largely on deaf ears... but hey, it had a killer beat, did it not?
    Ali Anani
    13/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    Just combining three segments that I read in this buzz shows how powerful this bizz is. These segments are:
    The only blind spot that exists is the internal, in the moment, when taking in information. But because we know there is a blind spot, it is our responsibility to compensate, strategize and adapt.
    We are a part of this dynamic existence we call life, not passive receivers or observers. It is within the tension of what is and isn’t in our control, fighting for our individuality while living in a community and the choices we make, that moves us on our chosen paths. Sara Jacobovici
    The “luck factor”, as he called it, was the most important one to keep in mind when we are learning psychological development. This doctor and professor at an internationally renowned United States teaching hospital felt it necessary to teach us that an immeasurable factor is an important influence on the measurable development of the human psyche

    Luck comes to those people who deserve it. People who live in the tension of opposites and try to make the best out of it. The tension of knowing what is controllable and what isn't and adapting to it.
    I couldn't agree more with you @Sara Jacobovici and I am truly enlightened. Thank you
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher. Your thoughts and perspective are always appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Well said @Deb Lange! Thanks for your contribution.
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Interesting perspective @Sara Jacobovici. I love the lyrics on the meme from Micheal Jackson's song. That was actually one of my favorites later in the years because it has a lot of meaning. We are the change we seek and it must begin with us first. I've seen a lot of group think mentality over the years while following politics and I've always been one to think outside of the box. I hate punditry, and repetitive catch phrases the media uses over and over. One thing I learned long ago is that we need to realize we can be persuaded to believe almost anything if we don't fact check and REMEMBER that many times people are trying to throw others off their game (distractions) which helps to aid them (the Politicians) to avoid topics that are very relevant to everyone. And, there is group think mentality that many get caught up in too, a very dangerous scenario for our country and life in general if we don't take time to reflect and think for ourselves. It does take courage to be your own person.
    Deb Lange
    13/11/2016 #1 Deb Lange
    Great post @Sara Jacobovici - so much of this comes back to a deep need for embodied awareness. If I am aware, that throughout my childhood my parents did the best they could, but, they were also living with the struggles of being brought up by their parents, and they were living with theirs etc etc, we can be compassionate for our parents and families. After we have realised we are all in this together, doing the best that we can, then perhaps we can start looking at how we are creating our lives. Are we blindly creating the same as our family of origin as we are doing this by osmosis, or have we chosen to look at the values and beliefs inherent in the way we are thinking, doing, emoting, sensing, voicing and being, and in doing so freely choose the values we want to express in our actions. One of the problems is not all of us know how to uncover our blindspots, and how to uncover our values and beliefs inherent in our actions. Most people are not taught these things in their families, schools or workplaces. The good thing is when we make a commitment we can learn to open our awareness. This new awareness gives us more choice in who we are being at any given time.
  3. Odile Faludi

    Odile Faludi

    Odile Faludi
    4 Types of Silence Effective Communication
  4. Sarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    I just love Kartic's post on LinkedIn and had to share it here. It's a brilliant and effective communication tool for change management in a large organization. After all, what is the cost for miscommunication?
    Sarah Elkins
    Effect(ive/ing) Change Communication using Games
    www.linkedin.com After a couple months into a change initiative, I was reviewing the progress and a few of my team mates said "people are unclear about the change". I called a few people and I realized that it...


    Kartic Vaidyanathan
    03/11/2016 #3 Kartic Vaidyanathan
    Just thought of sharing my experience in making a difficult change management initiative fun and engaging in case that interests you
    Kartic Vaidyanathan
    03/11/2016 #2 Kartic Vaidyanathan
    #1 Thanks a ton @Sarah for sharing and tagging me. I just registered into beBee a few weeks back and have not started actively using it. Today I decided to do and was plesantly surprised when you have posted it. Thanks a ton.
    Sarah Elkins
    31/10/2016 #1 Sarah Elkins
    I didn't realize that @Kartic Vaidyanathan was here on beBee, so I didn't tag him. It's a great post, don't miss this one.
  5. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    Today's column on Inc.
    John White, MBA
    10 Ways To Avoid Being Labeled a Complainer At Work
    www.inc.com Science tells us that once you start complaining it can become a way of life and your team at work will...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    01/11/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Excellent suggestions! A complaint (if not a personal grouse or malicious gossip) often opens ground for feedback that would make a positive difference if acknowledged and addressed. Open channels of communication between teams, efficient feedback mechanisms and being brand-centric above all else go a long way in neutralising negatives in any work space.
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Good advice, @John White, MBA. For business and life - and even social networking
  6. ProducerStephanie Orfanakos
    Organization Tips: Job/Internship Search
    Organization Tips: Job/Internship SearchCall me nerdy, but I love to be organized. Creating to-do lists, files on my computer, and knowing where everything is, makes me feel happy. Through applying to internships and now jobs, I’ve learned a thing or two about the best way to stay...
  7. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Compounding Communication
    Compounding CommunicationImage credit: Solutions.3m.com We are organic, biological units and as such we are part of what we refer to as “nature”. Although we invented the wheel, we don’t need to go very far to look at why we invented it and what we are trying to enhance....


    CityVP Manjit
    19/10/2016 #54 CityVP Manjit
    #53 Dear Sara, music is one element of the beautiful, it does not cost us anything to find that beauty other than the cost of attention and if our attention happens to be gratitude, then that is what we experience.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/10/2016 #53 Sara Jacobovici
    #52 "...serving is the DNA of leadership...", in these few words @CityVP Manjit, you have captured the essence of leadership, something that is still being described and defined in volumes of writings. If we can make this wise choice, we then can have the experience you had; realizing that our roles are not measured through a lesser than and greater than comparison but rather through measuring the the factor of enabling; a learning, an opportunity, an experience. Thank you for your link. I would like to say that your post breathes new life into the overused (and often misused) word "authentic". I also appreciate how you describe thankfulness or gratitude as an alternative to escaping reality. After having the joy of seeing and hearing the video of Montego Bay that you share, I'm wondering if one of the reasons music is so powerful is that music is not so much an escape from reality but a means through which we can experience gratitude. I would like to express my gratitude to you Manjit for our engagement, thank you.
    CityVP Manjit
    19/10/2016 #52 CityVP Manjit
    #50 Dear Sara, yes I have read this after the event has been completed. The success of the last weeks and the effort associated with it was a servant role. As we encouraged our students to attend and my goal was to make them feel proud of such an event, the role I chose as organizer was in the background - standing outside the event hall, to ensure speakers were not disturbed, recognizing that sometimes this lesser role is the greatest role we could have chosen, and it was. This is what Montego Bay, my post at LinkedIn is about https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/montego-bay-cityvp-manjit?articleId=6191220543887273984#comments-6191220543887273984&trk=prof-post - that conflict between sacrifice and serving, that dissipates when one recognizes serving is the DNA of leadership - as a wisdom within us which we can choose.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/10/2016 #51 Sara Jacobovici
    #49 Thanks for the share @CityVP Manjit.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/10/2016 #50 Sara Jacobovici
    #49 Dear @CityVP Manjit, I am sure you will be reading this after your speaking engagement. I envy your audience. Thank you for taking the time to read this buzz and for your invaluable contribution to the discussion. The flow of communication took me straight from the opening word to the last. And what a wonderful ending it is, "With the right combinations we become poetic."
    CityVP Manjit
    16/10/2016 #49 CityVP Manjit
    Finally, I have reached this destination and got to read this wonderful buzz and more importantly I am able to pay my full attention to it, an attention that it deserves. Tomorrow at my public speaking club I am leading with the theme "Word Power". Earlier today I began compiling a hidden page for club members that fleshes out the role of the Grammarian, the intent being to enrich the meaning of that role, rather than the very basic way it has to date been delivered.


    This grammar page is at the beginning line of the continuum of communication and on the other end of this continuum is "Compounding Communication". What brings this continuum in flow is the force of nature, rather than the condition of the unnatural which is when we turn this continuum into a machine and our communication is either mechanical or vapor.

    Communication is a distillation towards essence and the metaphor of atoms and molecules brings me to the nature of things - and words are things that we apply meaning to. When our communication is unclear the way those atoms and molecules vibrate either lose their meaning (a gas state) or they get too hard (the solid state). The way I interpret the continuum is that which is between gas and solid - a flow. This is what we do to words and synonyms.

    Now add to that the complexity when we look at words and synonyms as a power of three. The combinations that are then produced are an extension or compression of the original essence. These combinations that maintain their flow are more valuable to us then those that lose their meaning or become rigid and inflexible. With the right combinations we become poetic.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/10/2016 #48 Sara Jacobovici
    #47 "...development gets hijacked". Powerful line @Leckey Harrison.
    Leckey Harrison
    04/10/2016 #47 Leckey Harrison
    #46 There is some notion @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that it starts before then. Your mom had every egg she would ever produce when she was born, according to Mark Wolynn. Whatever she went through in utero (think stress/trauma), the egg went through and was biochemically effected at the gene expression level. The mom grew up and had her own experiences, and then the egg that you became started to grow, and whatever mom experienced directly she passed to your biochemistry as it was forming. For example, women from 9/11 in Rachel Yehuda's study that were pregnant and had PTSD, gave birth to infants with the identical biochemistry markers of PTSD.

    What you say about a human smell, and the voice timbre and so is so true. It wasn't my experience, nor that of many, some worse than mine, so development gets hijacked. Development that includes emotional presence and ability to communicate down the road. There is also the flip side of that in those with highly attuned emotional radar (self acclaimed empaths) that are so only because they needed that ability to survive, and are stuck in that mode. Withdrawn or highly sensitive, neither system returns to the state of safety. The project those states of being into relationships twenty years down the road.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #46 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    The cognitive development of people starts from our beginning, rather than outside the womb, hence the ability to sense the need to stay close to another human who smells like mom...As we grow older this intuitive process is honed and helps with our confidence, which is our internal response to knowledge... I'm not sure I'm on the right path @Sara Jacobovici, haha, you have somehow managed to get me swimming in the deep.. .very very stimulating!
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/09/2016 #45 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Not long enough @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I love reading your comments. Beside being a great storyteller you offer much insight. Your 3rd comment is great. Couldn't agree more. Thanks.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    I'm sharing all of this to say, as one branches out, that innate sense of establishing contact can take any form, and the environment can be the same but affect everyone differently. Thus the way they choose to 'speak' will be within their talent parameters as determined by what is absorbed through developmentl conditioning....
    O dear, it's quite long @Sara Jacobovici but these are my thoughts
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Sara Jacobovici, continuing my second son did not speak until he was eighteen months and we were worried. When he started it was in sentences... 😊 I was quite busy and spoke to him less but spent more time with him. He was a strange child, a bit quiet but thoughtful in his expressions. He was able to communicate through some strong facial expressions. It worked.
    My daughter the baby of the bunch was a real trooper...she had the least time with me because of work, and is the most spoilt and coodled. She started speaking at 2 years and was what seemed to me at the time as normal. She loved coloring and writing in squiggles. Her brothers would know what she wanted and they spoke for her mostly... There was an eight year difference..
    Part 2
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #41 Yes @Sara Jacobovici , as I reflect I recall the different ways each of my three children responded to the art of speech, and the activities I was engrossed in while they were housed within me 😉..My eldest started to speak at Nine months. I loved listening to music and sang all the time. I read a lot in those days also .We were driving and Phil Collins - groovy kind of love - was playing and he actually sang two lines of the chorus. I was shocked, this baby was learning to walk too early and now sing..crazy...I would sing it to him, and when it came on the radio he was able to identify and communicate in like manner...
    Part 1
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/09/2016 #41 Sara Jacobovici
    #40 No apologies necessary @Donna-Luisa Eversley. You're right on! It starts with our development in the womb. There is communication on a cellular level and, yes, our innate system of communication is on from the beginning. In this way we may think for the developmental stages of communication as "in-born", experience and meaning (another triad?). The other forms seem to "branch" out from there. What do you think?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Sara Jacobovici as I read this post my thoughts strayed to a young child growing up and how he/she learns to make decisions and process actions. Are we hardwired with an innate ability which we tap into with each move we make? In the womb a baby knows the surroundings yet somehow adapts to the new world, steadily. Understanding communication and the talent imposed by simply being alive is one a baby, I think shows great awareness of without being taught on how to adapt on the outside....
    My apologies if I stray but I enjoyed the stimulation of this discussion.
    Ali Anani
    28/09/2016 #39 Ali Anani
    #38 Yes I am 80 better. Thanks For your good wishes and the links dear @Dale Masters
    Dale Masters
    28/09/2016 #38 Dale Masters
    #30 @Ali Anani Trees communicate with each other and plants around them:


    I hope sincerely that you feel beter as soo as possible.
    Leckey Harrison
    28/09/2016 #37 Leckey Harrison
    #35 Done....@Sara Jacobovici @Deb Helfrich I could have been more specific on the neurological process, and will if I get enough engagement. Good takeaway, @Sara Jacobovici. That's the upshot, the work I do is showing people how to self-induce and self-regulate that mechanism.
    Leckey Harrison
    28/09/2016 #36 Leckey Harrison
    #34 I had that same feeling....
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/09/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison View more
    #33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison. And I echo @Deb Helfrich words: your comment deserves its own buzz. Close
  8. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    Sadly Suzette Haden Elgin, Psycholinguist, SF author and the developer of verbal self defense passed away in 2015. She had a profound effect on my own work and books.

    Many of her verbal self defense books are still in print, and I recommend them highly. I had the honor of being contacted by her a number of years ago via email, and I know she was active in social media and blogging until shortly before here death. We lost a good one, but one with an incredibly productive life helping others deal with verbal abuse.
    Robert Bacal
    R.I.P. Suzette Haden Elgin: Author, Poet, Verbal Self-Defense Coach
    io9.gizmodo.com Suzette Haden Elgin, who died last week, was a pioneer of using linguistics in science fiction, creating a whole constructed language in her novel Native Tongue. She was a giant of feminist SF. And she helped bring SF poetry to prominence, while...


    Aurorasa Sima
    15/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Sorry for your loss.
  9. ProducerTressie Dawson

    Tressie Dawson

    Soft Skills That Help You Survive In Every Part Of The World
    Soft Skills That Help You Survive In Every Part Of The WorldA lot has been written on the importance of soft skills for career growth; however, it is vital to note that development of soft skills is indeed beneficial in all walks of life. More than ever, soft skills are profoundly significant in today’s...


    Mamen Delgado
    19/09/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    So simple, so powerful!! Thanks @Tressie Dawson for this summary!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    17/09/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Soft skills were taught in school when I was a child through religious education. Today , because of the absence of religious education there is a gap. Religious education is different to religious indoctrination, one focuses on general principals of life and harmonious living, the other is acceptance of a practice as truth.
    Great post discussion @Tressie Dawson
    Luisangel Mendaña del Río
    15/09/2016 #1 Luisangel Mendaña del Río
    Sencillas habilidades que te potencian para moverte por cualquier parte.
  10. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    A computer voiced presentation/reading of Using Your Head To Manage Conflict, essentially from the miniguide featured at http://bacalassociates.com/using-your-head-to-manage-conflict-learnbytes-helpcard-download/ Eh. Does the computer voice make it annoying? Yeah. Not a successful experiment, but the content is there.
    Using Your Head To Manage Conflict Presentation
    Using Your Head To Manage Conflict Presentation Using Your Head to Manage Conflict Helpcard covering the basics of conflict management, and how to choose the best conflict strategy for your situation. The...
  11. ProducerMohamed Mahmoud

    Mohamed Mahmoud

    WHY ME !!!!!!!!!
    WHY ME !!!!!!!!!One day, my little son returned back from his school crying & when I asked him what the problem is, he began to explain.His school is expected to be visited by external auditors by next week to evaluate the educational system and the...
  12. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    Whether someone intends their remarks to hurt someone or not is not the point. The pain from ALL verbal abuse is real regardless of what the abuser was "trying to do". More https://www.bebee.com/producer/@robert-bacal/the-subtleties-of-verbal-abuse-and-we-all-do-some-of-them Robert Bacal


    Robert Bacal
    08/09/2016 #6 Robert Bacal
    Ill be posting a series of graphics that you are free to share or use provided you don't alter them. The NEW hive - https://www.bebee.com/group/verbal-abuse-on-and-offline is called Verbal Abuse On and Offline. Comments invited and encouraged.
    Brian McKenzie
    30/08/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    Damn the Mayans - damn them and their non appearing Asteroid.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/08/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    Screwed up my buzz.....got solutions to this problem that happens at work AND online? Article: When The People Who Really NEED the Feedback Are The Least Likely To "Hear" It? http://work911.com/communication/feedbackhear.htmRobert Bacal
  14. Carolyn Leigh

    Carolyn Leigh

    Ask, Acknowledge, Affirm: A simple formula to help ensure that diverse ideas (and quieter voices in general) are heard and become part of problem-solving. This article is written in the context of men and women working in technology, but it applies much more broadly than that: it can help any team leader get the best ideas from their team.
    Carolyn Leigh
    How I Teach Men to Work with Women
    www.witi.com There is a growing recognition that considering a large number of diverse ideas will usually lead to better solutions than considering a small number of similar ideas. In problem-solving the model is divergence precedes convergence. That seems...
  15. Carolyn Leigh

    Carolyn Leigh

    A friend of mine just started her own consulting business called Hyve -- I thought the bees on beBee would appreciate this!
    Carolyn Leigh
    Hello. We're hyve.
    hellohyve.com Consulting with organizations to achieve harmony at...
  16. Carolyn Leigh

    Carolyn Leigh

    Interesting post about the decline of learning portals, and what may be replacing them. What trends are you seeing in the future of learning?
    Carolyn Leigh
    Where Have All the Learning Portals Gone?
    www.clomedia.com Many learning portals are still there — somewhere — but no one is using them. As learning evolves, so must how learners access...
  17. ProducerRobert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    Excerpt - Why You Should Never Ask "Can I give you some constructive feedback?" By Robert Bacal
    Excerpt - Why You Should Never Ask "Can I give you some constructive feedback?" By Robert BacalThis is a book excerpt from Imperfect Phrases For Relationships: 101 ImPerfect Phrases You Should Never Say To Someone Important To You...And What To Say Instead. You can download the pdf by clicking here, or purchase the hard copy book from amazon...
  18. Carolyn Leigh

    Carolyn Leigh

    Giving Feedback: When to Say Nothing ... your intent matters as much as your words!
    Carolyn Leigh
    Giving Feedback: When to Say Nothing - Shari Harley
    candidculture.com If you're giving feedback to encourage someone to change or replicate a behavior, speak up! If you're speaking for any other reason, say...
  19. Carolyn Leigh

    Carolyn Leigh

    This article presents a list of communication tips, then immediately challenges & qualifies those tips. I thought this was really interesting -- and it demonstrates why it's not always so "easy" to be a great communicator! ?
    Carolyn Leigh
    20 Easy Ways to Be a Great Communicator
    www.inc.com This infographic provides the basic rules for connecting with your employees, customers and...


    Nicholas Fester
    18/07/2016 #1 Nicholas Fester
    Great advice!
  20. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    4 Ways to Improve Communication Across Departments at Your Property
    4 Ways to Improve Communication Across Departments at Your Property“You did what?”You snarl at your marketing manager.Once again, the marketing team has oversold their sponsorships. This error attacks your budget. It forces you to be reactive.But, what has you upset the most is that they decided to tell you this...
  21. ProducerRamesh Sood

    Ramesh Sood

    Thoughts Which Confuse Me; Lets See If You Have Answers..
    Thoughts Which Confuse Me; Lets See If You Have Answers..I recall from some years back when I had closed my window not to let the dust arising out of storm enter my room. In that moment I realised that it made light too stay away. I asked why and I got confused.  I wondered. From that time onward...


    CityVP Manjit
    05/07/2016 #10 CityVP Manjit
    #2 "Why" is an "expansion of my being", Sara I love that thought.
    Ramesh Sood
    04/07/2016 #9 Ramesh Sood
    #8 Sara Jacobovici.. You are right. My point is about adding value. Love is an emotion which will always add value. Yet there are many other things which may have value but do not add value to us in our context.. I certainly feel concerned about those..
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/07/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 I appreciate your response @Ramesh Sood. My gut doesn't feel right about what you said,"Yet answers to many a why we as human choose to ask don't add value anywhere." This can be said about anything we humans do; questions, feelings. For example love, the way many humans love holds no value yet love itself is priceless.
    Ramesh Sood
    04/07/2016 #7 Ramesh Sood
    #2 Thanks a lot @Sara Jacobovici ..I am here to learn a lot from you.. Yes Whys exist.. they always do.. Yet answers to many a why we as human choose to ask don't add value anywhere.
    Ramesh Sood
    04/07/2016 #6 Ramesh Sood
    #4 Thanks Javier Camara Rica.. I am happy too to be here in company of some wonderful minds.. RS
    Ramesh Sood
    04/07/2016 #5 Ramesh Sood
    #1 Thanks Anees Zaidi .. It is a pleasure to be here..
    Javier beBee
    04/07/2016 #4 Javier beBee
    thanks for sharing it ! @Ramesh Sood Welcome to beBee !
    Anees Zaidi
    04/07/2016 #3 Anees Zaidi
    I welcome @Ramesh Sood on beBee with his fabulous post.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/07/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    I appreciate your reflective Buzz @Ramesh Sood. From my perspective, everything we do, say, think, feel, experience, serves a purpose. We may choose not to explore the why but it exists none-the-less. I don't experience why as a measurement of time, but rather an expansion of my being.
    Anees Zaidi
    04/07/2016 #1 Anees Zaidi
    @Ramesh Sood you have landed on beBeee with a big bang. Your list is highly probing and has abundance of food for thought. Each one might be a standalone buzz. In one my recent buzz 'Enjoy your presence' I narrated two stories from my past to make out my point. Now I need to answer your 'why'. Each mind brings new challenges. I am sure the journey with you will be most exciting.
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    This could work in many situations. If someone tries it, please share results here?
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