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  1. ProducerZacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    The Value of Intra-Personal Communication and How It Relates to Inter-Personal Communication
    The Value of Intra-Personal Communication and How It Relates to Inter-Personal CommunicationLately I've been thinking a lot about communication, as I was working on a video on the topic, for the Safari Books Online platform. My focus was on how it applies to Data Science, but my contemplation covered other aspects of the topic. At one...
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  2. ProducerAlan Culler

    Alan Culler

    11/08/2017
    Hard and Soft Skills in Continuous Improvement
    Hard and Soft Skills in Continuous ImprovementFirst, a shout-out to Kelly Eager, who put Dr. Richard Taylor and I together to deliver 4 weeks of continuous improvement (CI) training to a group of operations common process specialists. It was an unlikely collaboration. Ric is a...
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    Alan Culler
    11/08/2017 #2 Alan Culler
    #1 thanks, Ali
    I'll have a look.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/08/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "...what problem you are trying to solveโ€ requires an understanding of the strategic priorities, the processes that underlie them, what is currently happening with those processes that shouldnโ€™t be happening (defects), and what is going well that you donโ€™t want to break (constraints)". This is very correct @Alan Culler. The problem is finding the problem and I agree with you completely.
    I have just commented on a buzz by @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    https://www.bebee.com/content/1726148/1484876
    I think the two buzzes enrich each other.
  3. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    03/08/2017
    For Your Property, Wi-Fi Infrastructure Means Opportunity
    For Your Property, Wi-Fi Infrastructure Means Opportunityโ€œResidents of some Maine islands say lack of decent internet is keeping them from participating in the economy. Jobs are in short supply and telecommuting isn't practical,โ€ according to Fred Beverโ€™s recent Weekend Edition Sunday podcast on NPR...
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  4. ProducerDimitris Polychronopoulos, MBA
    The Johari Window as a Tool for Virtual Teams
    The Johari Window as a Tool for Virtual TeamsAt the Society of Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) Europaโ€™s recent congress, there were several presentations on virtual teamwork. I was honoured to have the opportunity to present on the topic as well. Building trust is...
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  5. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Ethos - Pathos - Logos
    Ethos - Pathos - LogosOn the 24th we will delver into the arena of persuasion, something that one of our club members (Ivan) brought up in recent meetings, so we will be going Aristotelian for the midday meeting.ย  First we should review a video that introduces us to...
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    15/06/2017 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 I like Cialddini's book on Influence and while his observations about the human condition are spot on, knowing that this is about conditioned response makes it feels manipulative and it does not sit well with me to take advantage of that which the other person is unaware of.

    What I like about ethos, pathos and logos is that it is shaped by our own rhetoric and thus the other part of Aristotle I like, which is his focus on virtues - which itself is a basis for happiness as a tangible outcome.

    Whether we use tricks to gain influence or tricks to induce a state of happiness such as focusing on positive thinking, we then become just as conditioned as the people whose conditioning we happen to have received a map for. Cialdini provides that map but there is something about feeling like a trickster in following the directions of this map that I find tricky. Just as fake it till we make it is another kind of trick.

    Exploring these things ourselves and in return being in flow with this exploration, that is the kind of sweet-spot I like.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/06/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit Perhaps you know of him already - wrt persuasion have a look at the work of Robert Cialdini.
  6. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    01/06/2017
    I will be conducting five Interpersonal Communication seminars in just one knowledge-packed week this June. Each seminar will be a day long and will cover dozens of concepts on how to increase your credibility, communication skills and rapport with others. Blaine Little
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  7. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    30/05/2017
    Bair Partners with over 100 Churches Across the U.S. for Orphan Sunday 2016
    Bair Partners with over 100 Churches Across the U.S. for Orphan Sunday 2016LOCAL CHURCH UNITES WITH THE WORLD ON STAND SUNDAY On Orphan/Stand Sunday, churches in 80 nations invite Christians to welcome children in need With 427,000 children in U.S. foster care and 17.8 million worldwide whoโ€™ve lost both...
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  8. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    13/05/2017
    We all had a lot of fun in Memphis for a two-day communication workshop. Blaine Little
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    13/05/2017 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Great to see you closer !
  9. ProducerMark Herbert

    Mark Herbert

    09/05/2017
    Health Care- A Leadership Fail
    Health Care- A Leadership FailHealth care has always been kind of an interest of mine. I had a lot of health issues as a child. Luckily my father was a serving member of the armed forces so access to care wasnโ€™t the issue it might have been as a member of the general...
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    Brian McKenzie
    10/05/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Agreed, it won't come out of Washington - but that is the seat of nearly all regulations that prohibit, discourage or out right undercut innovation that could work. Especially to that 60% lifestyle treatment number. The solutions are there, America is not interested in them.
    Which is why I am building and growing them overseas. No Medicare, No Medicaid, No Social Security and insurance pays us to join, not the other way around.
    Patient Centered. Market Direct. Financially Viable in 20 nation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
    We function across international borders, languages and currency exchanges.
    It works - Just not for America.
  10. ProducerMark Herbert

    Mark Herbert

    09/05/2017
    Does HR Have A brand Problem?
    Does HR Have A brand Problem?What does HR do exactly?I was having lunch recently with a client and a very capable human resources professional that I was introducing to him and he posed that question. He wasnโ€™t being sarcastic or demeaning. His organization has never...
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  11. ProducerMark Herbert

    Mark Herbert

    09/05/2017
    Context and Clarity
    Context and ClarityEvery once in a while you get exposed to something that just either creates or crystallizes a perspective for you. For me one of the first of those events was when I saw a demonstration by a man named Monty Roberts the model for the character...
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  12. Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Good communications are important for growing and maintain a good business. Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
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  13. ProducerMark Herbert

    Mark Herbert

    04/05/2017
    Why I Manage "Whole" People!
    Why I Manage "Whole" People!A recent conversation with one of my associates reminded me again why I encourage leaders to hire and manage whole people and how far we have to go. She had just finished a fairly massive training roll out for a client that wasnโ€™t experience...
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  14. ProducerMark Herbert

    Mark Herbert

    04/05/2017
    We Keep Doing It Wrong!
    We Keep Doing It Wrong!Sometimes being right is disappointing. I just read an article from the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review that concluded the same thing as I did in a blog post a few weeks back titled We Are Doing It Wrong. The article talked...
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  15. ProducerRenรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Exploring the Tragedy of Intellectual Laziness
    Exploring the Tragedy of Intellectual LazinessHave you ever wondered what really causes war, economic crises and other ills that cause societies to collapse? While there may be many triggers to such disastrous circumstances, if you dig deeply enough, you will find that widespread...
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    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    21/04/2017 #41 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    @Milos Djukic, thank you for sharing!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    21/04/2017 #40 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #39 For sure, Sue!
    Sue Bryan
    20/04/2017 #39 Sue Bryan
    Well said Renee! The best lesson I ever learned and the best one I ever taught was: Question Assumptions...
    Judy Mackenzie
    20/04/2017 #38 Judy Mackenzie
    Bad luck comes from making poor decisions and not taking accountability for them. I also find that those with a victim attitude choose a less energetic path to thinking.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #37 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #36 Absolutely, Donna! I have often said, your education will set you free. If you want to take control of your life or at least change the direction, then you need to learn something new and do something different!
    Donna Wood
    20/04/2017 #36 Donna Wood
    "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." ~ Mark Twain. In the dark ages, peasants were not allowed the privilege of learning to read. In early America, it was a crime to teach a slave to read, and a crime for a slave to have the ability to read. In religious history, the followers were made dependent on the priests, pharisees and sadducees to know what the scrolls said, because they could not read. Ignorance has historically been the 'go-to' method of controlling the masses. Today we are graduating the functionally illiterate from high school. Cursive writing is on its way out of elementary education. Videos are taking the place of books. It is a dangerous thing to be unable to read. Reading is the foundation of critical thinking. If you cannot read, you cannot solve the story problem or equation in mathematics, you don't understand the fundamentals of science. You only know the handle of a broom or shovel.
    Phil Friedman
    20/04/2017 #35 Phil Friedman
    #33 Yes, Kevin, that is the point. I've only known one self-ascribed "guru" who I felt used the title with some measure of legitimacy. Some years ago, a very experienced fiberglass production guy dubbed himself "The Fiberglass Guru" and launched a website on which he not only promoted himself and the industrial services he provided, but also -- and this is most important -- answered all manner of questions from readers concerning reinforced plastic laminates. The self-ascribed title was not as presumptuous as such often are because he stood ready to offer a pile of free advice and to back his opinions up with detailed explanations and instructions, also for free. It was also at a time when the use of the title could be seen as a tongue-in-cheek marketing affectation. Cheers!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #34 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #31 Thanks for sharing, Phil. Much appreciated.
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #33 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 I agree Phil. There's a world of difference when the words 'self-proclaimed' is put in front of 'expert' or 'guru'.

    I'm more than a little suspect when someone claims to be an expert in anything. Those who have achieved mastery of a skill, or knowledge don't need to brag... it is evident just by watching their actions, or listening to them speak.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #32 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #31 Yes. That is just one more reason why knowledge is power. It really does make me sad to see people put so much faith in the expertise of others. Even well educated and knowledgeable people with good intentions are fallible. It is up to us to not be sheep and figure out the difference between the wolves and the dogs.
    Phil Friedman
    20/04/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier, this is a great piece, chock full of street smarts. I'd like to add one example to your list of tools for communications manipulators: self-ascribed "expert" or "guru" status. In the hands of such manipulators, these labels are intended to signal to the intellectually lazy that the manipulator's message should be accepted at face value, without question because the expert or guru knows so much more than the reader. The most common warning flag is that, when you question one of these people, the response is never a reasoned or detailed explanation, but always an admonishment simply to trust him or her, for he or she knows the truth. Cheers!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #30 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #25 Why, thank you for the fine compliment, Don. Thank you also for sharing this and @Kevin Pashuk, your share and input is also much appreciated.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #29 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #27 Will check it out. :)
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #28 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #24 Ah, you mean being too lazy to look for answers is not a choice? Hmmm. LOL
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/04/2017 #27 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #18 food for thought. My most recent post Dents explores it some.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    20/04/2017 #26 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Work your brain a bit and read this today.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    20/04/2017 #25 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier IMHO this is your best piece yet on beBee. You capture many salient points and I would only add that given our natural attention span is now less than that of a goldfish the climate is ripe for the exploitation of the intellectually lazy. In my book I harp on to people about the need too self advocate. This requires active exercise of the brain and maintaining a profoundly curious nature. Very well done my friend. Will share.
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #24 Kevin Pashuk
    #23 I think the two are similar, but willful ignorance CHOOSES to not believe the evidence vs someone who is just too lazy to find out what the facts are.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    20/04/2017 #23 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #22 I feel like those are pretty much the same thing. Egad! Could I be wrong?
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #22 Kevin Pashuk
    This would be a great coffee shop conversation Renรฉe.

    I would add one more category thanks to an article about Hans Rosling (http://blogs.canoe.com/parker/news/hans-rosling-death-of-a-giant-and-a-damn-fine-man/ View more
    This would be a great coffee shop conversation Renรฉe.

    I would add one more category thanks to an article about Hans Rosling (http://blogs.canoe.com/parker/news/hans-rosling-death-of-a-giant-and-a-damn-fine-man/)

    Beyond intellectual laziness, there is a more insidious and destructive symptom defined as 'willful ignorance', as in 'Don't confuse me with the facts.'

    Thanks for tagging me in the comments. Close
  16. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    18/04/2017
    Next month's tour dates are set! It will be a 2-day workshop on better communication skills. Blaine Little
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    Blaine Little
    26/04/2017 #2 Blaine Little
    My next speaking tour is quickly approaching...
  17. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    10/04/2017
    The 4 Steps to Improving Communication Across Departments
    The 4 Steps to Improving Communication Across DepartmentsCommunication among departments on the days leading up to each event is always a challenge.The chaos that results from bad communication is stressful enough.But, the icing is that it probably has caused you to deal with big hits to your budget as...
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  18. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    03/04/2017
    If you live in Florida, come here me speak... Blaine Little
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  19. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    02/04/2017
    Stare at the cookie in the center...
    Happy April Fools!
    Blaine Little
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  20. ProducerDonna Wood

    Donna Wood

    31/03/2017
    Bridging the Disconnect
    Bridging the DisconnectSince 2008, when the Big Exposure of corporate spending happened, corporations have put the brakes on extravagant spending to exotic places, or vaguely relevant conferences that might be interesting and have a great social gathering afterward. In...
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    Donna Wood
    02/04/2017 #7 Donna Wood
    #5 @Bill Stankiewicz PepsiCo is a very large MNC with hordes of money to spend. I'm sure they do spend big bucks on conferences and pay top dollar for speakers, but to what end? What is the purpose in all the spending?
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    01/04/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    #3 Jerry, I still go in toy stores , its still hard to find Dr Who Tardis in Savannah. Long live Dr Who!
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    01/04/2017 #5 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    PepsiCo still spends big bucks on conferences & pays top dollars for speakers.
    Donna Wood
    01/04/2017 #4 Donna Wood
    #3 A mantra that many businesses need to consider. Thanks for the comment @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    01/04/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    Getting away from it all and finding your creativity can be as simple as leaving your phone off, taking a walk in nature and then visiting a toy store. It's sorta like they said long ago and far away: "tune out, turn on and find yourself."
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    01/04/2017 #2 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ‘ฅing ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿšฒ
    David B. Grinberg
    01/04/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this good buzz, Donna. I'm copying @Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA who may also find this of interest.
  21. ProducerDeidrรฉ Wallace
    Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?
    Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?Communication is supposed to be about two or more people exchanging ideas as one person 'sends' information and the other 'receives' the information and visa versa.We do this so as to...
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    Deidrรฉ Wallace
    16/03/2017 #9 Deidrรฉ Wallace
    Preston Vander Ven: Thank you for your comments and your insightful wisdom. Much appreciated.
    Deidrรฉ Wallace
    16/03/2017 #8 Deidrรฉ Wallace
    Deb Helfrich; Thank you for your comment and yes, listening or even knowing how to listen especially when you have a sensory overload can be very hard and therefore it is certainly a complex skill that needs constant revisiting and revising so we can hone our skills to serve us better.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    16/03/2017 #7 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Listening is one extremely complex skill. You've certainly got the discussion started, @Deidrรฉ Wallace. I don't think any of us is a static number, as the people we are listening to, the situations we are listening in, and even the fluctuations in our health impact our ability to focus, show empathy, and participate fully in the moment. I do a better than average job at listening between the lines of written words and in small conversations, but in a situation - like a club or a cubicle (yes, I find both environments full of way too much stimulation across all the senses to zone in on listening to what I am hearing with any sort of expertise) - when I am in sensory overload, I'd be way far down the listening scale near 1.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    16/03/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    โ€œIt is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the fellowโ€™s viewpoint, and he understandโ€™s our, then we can sit down and work out our differences.โ€ โ€“ Harry S. Truman. Because people communicate in so many ways, we many times lack the patience to understand someone else, which can lead to anger.
    Deidrรฉ Wallace
    15/03/2017 #5 Deidrรฉ Wallace
    VladimirVan Dyke: Did I day something! Plenty it seems! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Deidrรฉ Wallace
    15/03/2017 #4 Deidrรฉ Wallace
    Sarah Elkins: Great to see you over here too. Thanks for yoir complimentary comment and wisdom. Much appreciated.
    Vladimir Van Dyke
    15/03/2017 #3 Vladimir Van Dyke
    Thank you Deidre. Did you say something? :-)
    Sarah Elkins
    15/03/2017 #2 Sarah Elkins
    Terrific piece here, Deidre! One distinction to add: It's one thing to know how to listen, it's another to choose to use that knowledge.
    Deidrรฉ Wallace
    15/03/2017 #1 Deidrรฉ Wallace
    Thank you David, for sharing my post. Much appreciated.
  22. Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Avoiding Groupthink: Coming up with Better Team Decisions

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/avoiding-groupthink-coming-up-with-better-team-decisions
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
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  23. ProducerLance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    โ€œMore or Lessโ€ or More or Less?โ€
    โ€œMore or Lessโ€ or More or Less?โ€Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge. Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific...
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    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #25 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #24 Three great treasures Franci.
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/03/2017 #24 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    "I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." Lao Tzu
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #23 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #22 No doubt, Gert, when great lyricists and composers team up the wedded music and words have such great impact and effect. ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ
    Gert Scholtz
    03/03/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular An engrossing read Lance of a well-crafted article on how "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". Enjoyed very much and learned from this - thank you.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #21 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #19 So true Debasish. Your mention of the signals in the noise factory reminded me of my primary school years in the 1950's where we had a small class of deaf children who coomunicated though sign language. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ŽโœŠโœ‹๐Ÿ‘

    Also a good freind of mine is an audiologist and can sign as well.

    Of course there is also for all ofvus or body language and facial expressions and our vocal intonations.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #20 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #18 Thanks Ali.
    I regularly read and share your buzzes as the are short snd to the point. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #18 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular- I am sharing this beautiful buzz for it contains great wisdom. I ask myself sometimes it is less or more or less and more together? I try to avoid separation thinking because it limits our choices.
    You brilliantly showed why less is more. I have experienced myself that the less time I have, the more I am productive. People need as much time as you give them. We only then increase their slack time and giving more time means getting less work done.

    I enjoyed reading your buzz immensely.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    03/03/2017 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular, very kind of you to say!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    03/03/2017 #16 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    "Less and concentrated", or "Few but great ones" , .. .I agree... LESS IS OFTEN MORE !!! CC @Daniel Paz @Alberto Anaya Arcas
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #15 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #14 Thanks Lisa.
    I think you're too hard on your self. Your Live Buzzes are insightful and succinct.
    ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    03/03/2017 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    If I can ever perfect "less is more," I will have a party for myself LOL! I'm too long winded when I write. Geez, I just let all my Scotish relatives down because my spending habits tend to be a bit on the higher side when it comes to groceries since I love to cook. I do need to work on that one! Thanks for sharing this @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular, great tips with excellent examples!
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #13 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #10 Well said @Kevin Baker and thanks fir the share. โœ”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #12 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #9 Thanks one again @Sara Jacobovici ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #11 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #8 Culture is indeed an important factor.

    Interesting that you mention "Rhapsody in Blue." In my youth I played cornet and trumpet with a number of brass bands, concert bands and an orchestra. In one in particular "Rhapsody in Blue" was in our repertoire. Great music. ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽบ
    Kevin Baker
    03/03/2017 #10 Kevin Baker
    The level of our understanding is not relevant to communicating within the sophistication of our audience. I tend to be overtly entrusted to the most complicated possibility yet when discovering the solution it presents itself with grating simplicity. The glass is half empty or half full. Is it refillable or do you get a different sized glass? Oh the possibilities ............
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular writes, "Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge."
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular, for writing on a topic close to my heart; communication. Definitely interests me to look at how we use words and the meanings we ascribe to them. This does shape our choices and behaviours. Culture is also a factor that influences the meanings or expressions. Individual experiences also influence the meaning. My mother's eastern European culture of her generation put much value on more; more education, more titles, more money, "the more the better". In the movie Rhapsody in Blue (1945), a biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin, the father always asks Gershwin how many pages is his latest composition. When he gets the answer, the father repeats the number and says, "A very important piece".
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #6 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #3 I dread when Sandie or Nat arrive home with large packages with IKEA labels.
    I say to myself, "there goes the weekend" ๐Ÿ˜ž
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #5 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #2 Couldn't agree more David with your corporate examples which both Jim Collins and Simon Sinek both speak against.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    03/03/2017 #4 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #1 Thank Jean-Yves.
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