- Producer24/09/2017Leadership in Our Challenging TimesI often hear that leadership is greatly 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?...
- Producer24/09/2017Traits 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...
Comments24/09/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#62 absolutely right you are @Joanne Gardocki. It is the discussions that give value to any buzz with the spirit of collaborating for the betterment of our understsnding. It is commenterds like you that expand on our thinking. I am not surprized that two ideas for two buzzes spurred from these discussions.24/09/2017 #62 Joanne GardockiI believe leadership responsibilities belong to all people regardless of title or position. The DiSC application; the synthesis of wide ranging concepts by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee; spirited deep discussion in comments; and rich opportunity for related buzzes is a study in the collaborative process.24/09/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#60 I tagged you out of deep respect because of the quality and sense of your comments on my buzzes lately. I am glad I did @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. Thanks for sharing your DiSC profile. The discrepancy in what you think your profile is with the actual results is worthy for you to explore. In my case it is d and then c, which are consistent with many tests. I suggest for you to take the test again on another site for comparison. I wonder what @Harvey Lloyd would say.
So glad you find the analogies of relevance as much as I am glad that the DiSC explanation was of help to you.24/09/2017 #60 Proma 🐝 NautiyalWhat a wonderful buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! The analogies were perfect in helping understand each and every aspect of true and great leadership. I had heard of the concept of DISC leadership earlier but it is only now that I understand it better. In fact, I went ahead and took a free test online just to help me associate with this topic even better. I must admit, the results were surprising (though I am not sure about it's accuracy).
I always feel empathy + enforcing discipline & compliance is key when it comes to being an effective leader. As per the DiSC profile shared by you, it means I am talking about an IC profile, yet my own test returned quite a different result altogether.
What an interesting topic! Thank you so much for introducing me to it and tagging me on this buzz.24/09/2017 #54 Joanne Gardocki#49 Synchronistity may be difficult to evaluate even in hindsight. As example may I offer the fable of sage and student traveling. The sage repaired a rich man's house foundation but while in the home of a poor couple their only cow dies. In explanation to the student, the master said had the rich man made the repairs he would have found a fortune. The night the cow died it should have been the poor man's wife.24/09/2017 #53 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#48 Thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I always smile when I read your buzz as it stretches my mind and thoughts. I can't wait to read your buzz on Elasticity. A rare leader inspires and that is exactly what you achieve by sharing your illuminating ideas with us. Thank you, @Joanne Gardocki all the comments below have enriched this buzz and the synchronicity is not surprising to me :)24/09/2017 #51 Cyndi wilkins#43 "Is synchronicity one of the traits of leaders?" Certainly seems to be the case here as this buzz has taken flight...which suggests we are all moving within the flow of emotion, (energy in motion) a synergy operating at a much higher frequency than the independent process of thought...It is in this space where the heart speaks;-)24/09/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#46 you introduce the idea of Elastic Leadership dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. What a mind-stretching idea this is! You know that you turned my mind spinning my friend? What makes rubber lose its elasticity and the closeness of this idea to leadership. Thoughts are flowing in my mind. That is an idea for another buzz. Fatima- you are an inspiration ang great one too.24/09/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#3 Thank you for yet another rare unique buzz dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Your buzzes turn my mind and the thoughts into an elastic state. The thoughts stretch to get a good workout bringing out all the rare gem like ideas that should be shared and executed. Rare leaders need to have elasticity. During the stretching and compressing stage of their leadership path, they need remember they are rare and need to be elastic. They should not lose their uniqueness and what made them rare in the first place. If they don't return back to their normal self after being stretched/compressed they lose their individuality and cannot be a rare good leader. A rare leader is one who is elastic and filled with the WPD factor. I am fortunate to interact with these gems on beBee and learn from them :)
- Producer22/09/2017How to Write Great Content with This 7 Easy HacksOnce upon a time, there was a boy who thought he had a decent writing skill. He was actually doing good in writing his diary and letters. In fact he wrote the very first poem when he was in class 3. Then someday in later age he had started writing...
- 23/09/2017"Someone once settled everything the way it should be. We wake up, do something, then go to sleep. If we take a wider angle, every day - is a life itself. We are born, live and finally die. Are we powerless to influence this stream? Can we change the time flow? As we do every day? If we have some unfinished business - we stay up late. From the other side - if we are too tired we go to bed early. Perhaps it works the same way with whole our life. There is only one thing. When we are unconscious, dream or dead, what's happening? Where are we?"
from Prisoners of the Mind by Andrew Goldman
https://www.amazon.com/Prisoners-Mind-Andrew-Goldman-ebook/dp/B075FFTHCB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506201256&sr=8-1&keywords=andrew+goldmanPrisoners of the Mind - Kindle edition by Andrew Goldman. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.www.amazon.com
- Producer23/09/2017Ladies, we *pwn* Donald Trump!This is just a quickie this fine Saturday morning as I read the paper and laughed at a Toronto Star's too-serious column about, among other things, Donald Trump's latest 'outrage': He tweeted a doctored GIF of himself hitting Hillary Clinton with a...
- 23/09/2017From the beautiful NH Seacoast, Eileen talks about her Unforgettable Faces & Stories book series and her first book Dedications: Dads & Daughters. Your story told by YOU! #freedom #dedications #facesandstoriesUnforgettable Faces and Storieswww.facebook.com From the beautiful NH Seacoast, Eileen talks about her Unforgettable Faces & Stories book series and her first book Dedications: Dads & Daughters. Your story told by YOU! #freedom...
- 23/09/2017WILD FLOWERS | BY EMYwww.byemy.fr Première tenue Automne-Hiver pour commencer la saison ! Et comme j'aime beaucoup trop l'été pour le laisser partir aussi vite, j'ai...
- Producer23/09/2017Music:Healing Hearts Sharing Hopehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/after-car-bombs-an-iraqi-musician-shows-up-with-his-cello/2015/05/06/6daf256a-edf7-11e4-8050-839e9234b303_story.html Years ago when I first read this post and saw this video clip of a musician from...
- 23/09/2017Jim Kim on LinkedIn: "With growing economies and populations,…www.linkedin.com With growing economies and populations, water scarcity is intensifying and proliferating to new parts of the planet. Ensuring there is enough water...
- 23/09/2017Book contributor Amanda Bacon talks about sharing her story in Starting Over: Stories of New Beginnings, now available. Thank you Amanda for being a part of our community of storytellers!
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- ProducerLive Simply. Follow The Rhythm Of Nature.Have we ever noticed a bird that suffered from an anxiety attack, that had to deal with heavy amounts of stress or that was depressed and going through a burnout state? I bet that we cannot find a single one. Birds follow the rhythm of nature. It is...
Comments24/09/2017 #48 Savvy RajLovely and inspiring read by @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.23/09/2017 #46 Maite Barroso Del Cerro#40 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. I will do it, thank you!23/09/2017 #45 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#32 me too @Jerry Fletcher awesome feeling ;-)23/09/2017 #44 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#33 the fairy tale bee smiles at the spotlights bee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador you put many loving light on other bees, thank you!23/09/2017 #43 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#34 you offer many beautiful presents to your fellow bees, thank you for that @Debasish Majumder23/09/2017 #42 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#35 perfect plan @David B. Grinberg excellent idea23/09/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#36 awe, so grateful for that comment, highly appreciated @Cyndi wilkins23/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#37 yes! @Maite Barroso Del Cerro welcome on board of the love simply community, enjoy!23/09/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#38 lovely pieces read by amazing bees, what do we want more ;-) thank you @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA23/09/2017 #38 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SALovely piece.Balance and rythym are key indeed @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.23/09/2017 #37 Maite Barroso Del Cerro@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. than you !!! I live... simply ;-)23/09/2017 #36 Cyndi wilkinsKindness is free...but the payback for sprinkling those seeds of love is absolutely priceless;-) Beautiful buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc....You are always a breath of fresh air;-)22/09/2017 #34 Debasish Majumder#29 i hardly having any capacity to create any beauty @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! beauty lies on the eyes of the beholder and it is the precious bees who make my creations noticed. i am privileged and honored by the honor you bestow on me. thank you very much madam.22/09/2017 #33 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorOur fairy tale bee, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., has again spread her wings. Beautiful piece, Liesbeth.22/09/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#30 they certainly are!
- Producer22/09/2017It's the First Fall Friday Funday of 2017!Sigh. Wasn’t it just the first day of spring or summer? It’s so true that we need to cherish every day we’re given, because they move so quickly!And part of that cherishing, at least for humans, is the ability to laugh and enjoy the good things in...
Comments23/09/2017 #6 Ken BoddieThis time around, Susan, every single one of your gems has me in fits. As one, however, who loves to go tangent seeking and often lacks focus on the essentials, your perfect purr-rif-a roll vision "takes the biscuit", or should it be "is the bread winner"?
And then there's the ice cream and wine teaser, which goes to prove that, although "the best things in life are free", money sure buys a whole lot of compensation.
- Producer22/09/2017How to Avoid the Top 3 Food-Storage MistakesShopping is always exhausting, but there’s also something vaguely satisfying about bringing home bags of groceries and filling the shelves and your refrigerator. Soon, you can get dinner going. But then you start noticing that moldy lettuce going...
- Producer22/09/2017Review: Saving K-12: What Happened to Our Public Schools? How Do We Fix ThemWhat ever happened to the “Three Rs”-reading, writing and arithmetic? According to Bruce Deitrick Price, author of Saving K-12: What Happened to Our Public Schools? How Do We Fix Them, these basics, which form the mainstay of education,...
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by @Sara JacoboviciWhich way is up?dld.bz Image credit: French Stack Exchange INTRODUCTION It is my job to help individuals “make sense” of things and be able to understand what often lies...
- 22/09/2017six years ago...my little Ottie went MIA for six weeks.......and then I found him.....17 miles away......read about him and other Unforgettable petPet Tales: Unconditional Love - Unforgettable Faces & Storiesunforgettablefacesandstories.com PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Your heart will be captured by these beautiful stories in “Pet Tales”. From two to four legged and feather and fur, our pets have always had a special place in our lives and hearts. They are with us in good times and in bad...
- Producer20/09/2017Our Heroes...!!There is no love who more touches our hearts when feel and what comes from our dear parents ... Over the years this feeling is greater as we learn his teachings, his paternal love, his eternal friendship... !!Time passes and we already adults... we...
Comments22/09/2017 #8 Cassiano Tavares#7 Hi Franci Eugenia,
Yes, in this life, everything goes too fast. We are children, we grow, we build our family and soon we reach the old age. The days are short, the moments are scarce and it's up to us to know how to enjoy everything in the best way.
I always say that we should not waste time with intrigues, sorrows and unnecessary discussions ... we must not waste these precious seconds that life offers us with futilities.
But let us enjoy these good moments with our family, our parents, our children and the good friends that God has bequeathed to us.
Yes, believe that there will be a time when we will realize that when we shake hands we do not hold our hearts. That who stays today can leave tomorrow and that our course is constantly changing.... This is the secret of life ... !!!22/09/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Lada 🏡 Prkic. What a beautiful tribute to aging parents @Cassiano Tavares. It's very hard to accept aging, especially if the changes seem to occur in a millisecond. That's how life is though, the older we become, the faster time goes by. I will be forever grateful to my parents for their unconditional love, support and teachings. We all deserve to be treated with love and dignity, no matter the age- it seems as people become 'old' sadly, some are not given that accolade. I can only hope my own children will always treat me as they do now, with love and respect.
- Producer21/09/2017A Simple ConversationA read a wonderful article this morning on Transformative Thinking in business, and for that matter life in general, written by Edward Lewellen in Chief Executive Officier - CEO, Directors and Executives, Sales , seen...
Comments23/09/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins#15 I understand exactly where you are coming from @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt...I had a very lucrative and secure job with the government for over fifteen years...but when the culture changed drastically in the last five years of my employment, I found myself in a very hostile environment that eventually began to 'bleed through' my emotional body and manifest itself as physical illness...I became quite sick and nearly allowed myself to be consumed by it.
I knew I had to remove myself from that environment or I would be lost to battling chronic illness for the rest of my life...It took five years from the time I made the decision to leave...I attended night school while continuing to work full time...Very long days they were...but my energy came from the desire to regain my health and personal power...I was miserable and sick for a reason...My spirit was being suffocated by my environment and forcing me to make a change.
I did it on my own terms...put my time in to develop my new skills...began to build my practice before actually leaving my job...Then I cut the cord...I gave my notice and finished out my time in what I refer to now as 'Federal prison'...and I moved on to a successful practice of my own...I work very hard...but I do it for me;-) You can too...You sound like a very bright and polite guy and deserve much better than what you are experiencing now...Make small changes first...like not downing yourself just to be accepted by those who would love nothing more than to see you go under.22/09/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorLoving what you do makes a huge difference in your dedication. Life's too short not to enjoy your commitment every day you spend at your work, whether for yourself or someone else. This was meant to be for you and your friend, Cyndi. Thank you for tagging me. :)22/09/2017 #15 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#13 well that is how Corporates are working. Said bye bye to them 4 years back.
The common thread in my limited experience.
There is a lack of genuineness in bosses and employees. Somehow an honest attempt to have a positive impact or an honest attempt to share the burden of negativity hardly comes of. Everything is a shallow protocol.
Maybe we havent reached the threshold where it becomes necessary to ship out the rot.
You will find highly positive, polite, smiling and inspiring people from Asia ( India,China, South East) around you. But they would agree to the fact about the honesty bit.
Truth be told you hit the nail, most of us lack self esteem here.22/09/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins#12 "I have seen colleagues mock those trying real hard to leave a positive impact." You know @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt...People who mock others for their efforts to better themselves have very little self-esteem and feed on making others miserable...You know how misery loves company my friend...
In order to make a positive impact on others you first have to create that within yourself...and if you are working in an environment of denigration the simple answer is...You need to change that...and that in and of itself is not so simple. It takes a great deal of effort to switch gears and reinvent yourself...but in doing so you regain your personal power instead of bleeding it into the feeding frenzy of the 'shark tank.'
Don't pretend to be more messed up in an effort to gain the approval of the very people you don't give a hoot about you...Speak your truth and see where it takes you...What have you got to lose by leaving it all behind? I can tell you what you lose by staying....Yourself my friend;-)22/09/2017 #12 Devesh 🐝 BhattGood results make everyone happy.
In other cases.
I can be happy with the effort and unhappy with the results i.e. feelig both.
I have felt both for the most part of my life in a collaborative setting.
When i honestly say the same people who feel the pinch of failure do not believe me. They only believe it when i pretend to be more messed up than they are, the guilt of having failed their efforts is what they want to see.
Maybe i am in the wrong crowd but that is how it is. I have seen colleagues mock those trying real hard to leave a positive impact. Ive seen bosses who pressure employees for a feedback and lose all positivity when i tell them to stay professional or else ..try to be honest about how they feel.
I simply do not know how to have a positive impact. When it is needed i mock myself alongwith everyone else.
We seem to enjoy the frustration of work more than the joy of achievement.22/09/2017 #3 Kevin BakerThank you @Cyndi wilkins for tagging me. So glad to have read this. When you thought "" My first response was..."Sure it did!" , this came from the purest of intention derived from genuine feelings you have for your friend. You saw clearly she came to that point to find her own center. A gesture, suggestion to remember her inner heart desire when the opportunity arose you acted. This is the true foundation of " The law of attraction " what you intend for others will find you. Mark these words, watch for it. The same is now coming towards you. And just like the seemingly obscure circumstance of your being able to send that intention, from perhaps the most unlikely source, it will find you.22/09/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeA grear leader realizes that people excel where their hearts fall in love. Your story @Cyndi wilkins is a great story of a lady who witnessed her heart going down because she did not what she was doing. When finally she followed her heart and started what her heart wanted her new business thrived.
Thank you Cyndi for writing. A great buzz.
- Producer22/09/2017Passion When we started this brand, I realized the importance of sharing and encouraging my passion for raisedVT. I cannot stress enough the importance of being genuine, being accessible, and of course storytelling. I still to this day try to give reasons...
- Producer21/09/2017In Diversity We TrustMonths ago I wrote half an article that was meant to be bundled along side another half. Myself and another blogger had in mind to produce a long form post together. For various reasons it did not happen and it did not help that I had also lost the...
Comments24/09/2017 #41 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsYesterday I listened to a news story on the battle going on in Barcelona over a people wanting recognition as a separate nation ( I believe this was the intent) The Catalonians...Then I listened to another story later about the Kurds. The US is so divided by so many "Thems', more so than I've witnessed in my lifetime.
Then I had to wonder; was I living in a bubble, did this always exist and I just didn't see it. Who are all these hate mongers crawling out of the woodwork? They are not part of the America I loved. Is there anywhere left to go where diversity is seen as something of value or are we all truly being forced into cloning? I don't like my country any more. Iwe have truly become the obnoxious 'America' and it disgusts me to no end23/09/2017 #39 Claire L CardwellMoving to South Africa as a foreigner (a white foreigner) in 1999 there was still an attitude of celebrating our diverse cultural background. We were trying our best to be that rainbow nation. Now things are different. Whilst the people look into each others eyes and make a judgement call on who that person is rather than what they are, things at the top are different. A divide and rule policy and a lot of finger pointing on all sides is taking place. Unfortunately we have to all admit that as humans we still mainly judge each other for what we are rather than who we are.23/09/2017 #37 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#35 if we were to talk in lines of caste ,Dalit and Non dalit.
I belong to the upper caste despised by dalits, Himalayas are a non caste environment, so is a lot of the non river basin belt.
Ram Nath kovind is an example of a Dalit who traded civil liberties of his caste for upper caste pupilage.
Fyi.. see the Child labour Act of india legislated on 28th July 2016. Most lowere caste children suffere from this. Most upper caste children languishing in poverty suffer from this.. Our Nobel laureate has been talking in a muffled voice over this.
Nobody opposed the passage of this bill, there was no public outcry because the areas where they resented, it wasnt covered by the media.
Post demonetisation, children have been forced to work for food and shelter and Govt has fudged the numbers of child labour.
I voted for this Govt. I feel ashamed now.
Urban educated Indians believe in outsourcing social welfare to really old people. A 90 year old won us our Right to privacy, a 75 yr old our right to information.
As far as India is concerned, A dalit President is political appeasement to show that all is progressive while dalit and non dalit politicians screw the people.
It is a sham
Casteism is publicised based on incidents that happen after a boiling point on certain days. The poor are exploited every single day, amd yes the women and children.
Any man with money in their pockets has never been exploited. After long drawn enquiries,this is the outcome every single time.22/09/2017 #35 Yolanda Ávila MárquezI am optimistic.
I think things are changing only that they are doing it very slowly.
Ram Nath Kovind the Prime Minister of India is a 'dalit'.
AUDREY TANG, Digital Minister in Taiwan is a transgender person.
They are just a couple of examples of what a few years ago was unthinkable and today is happening.
Regards.22/09/2017 #33 Deborah LevineCultural anthropology teaches us that every culture in every era has a sense of "Them" and "Us". There are times when differences are appreciated, like when we go to a foreign country for a vacation, see sights unseen, and eat exotic food. But the every day experiences of diversity on our home turf are subject to heightened emotions. Trying to homogenize all concerned may only deepen resentments, rather than create a level playing field. The situation requires mentoring programs and management training that focus on diversity. In turn, those initiatives must be implemented from the top echelons of leadership, whether corporate or, in this case, political. The placement of this unusual individual may be more of a political move than a diversity one, but it may now be replicated. Even if such an appointment happened just once in every town, workplace, and agency in the country, the message would gradually move from expediency to normalization.22/09/2017 #31 Lisa Vanderburg#23 I hear you @Pascal Derrien; I'm a foreigner here and in my country of origin, but I KNOW I'm lucky because I'm white(ish) and speak English....isn't that an awful thing to say! I used it on my own boys when they pissed and moaned about something (they were raised in the US); 'you're white, male, huge, English-speaking, in a first-world country....you have absolutely no grounds for whinging!'22/09/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien#27 a few home truths in your comments actually the video is fan made so probably more some kind of organic marketing than something fully thought thru :-) speaking of music I really like Corrosion of Conformity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more#27 a few home truths in your comments actually the video is fan made so probably more some kind of organic marketing than something fully thought thru :-) speaking of music I really like Corrosion of Conformity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit :-) Close22/09/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#13 @Don 🐝 Kerr, "They have friends with two daddies and others with two mommies. They have no comprehension of why that is somehow anything but normal. My wife and I strive to keep that attitude alive." That's how my parents raised us during the 60's and on. It wasn't until I grew older and began 'hearing' of race issues that I realized there were people who weren't able to accept or tolerate people who were weren't white. It made my stomach turn, literally and I had a hard time comprehending why people were so 'ugly,' literally- I really had a hard time understanding hatred over differing colors. I'm ashamed to admit but where I live now, well it's rare to see many black people here. I grew up in a diverse town and it's real... the town I live in is proof as are many rural areas that they still aren't open to diversity. If my daughter didn't live here, I would move in a heartbeat.
My hope for the future, our kids and grandchildren. It has to stop somewhere, and begin anew!22/09/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere is diversity as an intelligence and there is diversity as a political and corporate conception. What diversity means to a politician or a typical corporate HR response is no where near diversity being an intelligence. Corporate and political speak is itself a conformity that plays out in similiar ways - so how the heck is that diverse?
When the policy makers and political hacks all sound the same, then this idea of diversity is a product produced that resembles very little to the intelligence that should be diverse.
Saying the right things and presenting oneself as diverse is another part of that branding song and dance that gets played, and that dance is definitely a conformist one, and nothing remotely like developing value from difference or recognizing diversity as an individual freedom and choice rather than a political or corporate conscription.
Even the Chevelle band is not really diverse unless the four million albums it sold can be proven to be cutting cross boundaries. My guess is that there is a certain tribe who buys much of that music and so eventually the Chevelle's have their own marketing niche in which to sell records. The point here is not what the Chevelle's are but what marketing is and what politics is. Diversity should be that which is above those primal forces, but it is not.
For sure acceptable prejudices as well damning prejudices prevail as do tribal separations Citing diversity initiatives does very little to all that stuff, which simply gets brushed under the carpet. Candor and difficult conversations are not the mainstay of diversity initiatives, but they should be - and as a Few Good Men Says - diversity initiatives often "cannot handle the truth".21/09/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien#20 thanks @Lisa Vanderburg it is a tricky one and I sometimes end up believing that people won't understand what it is to be a foreigner until they actually become one, there are roughly 250 millions of people in the world living and working in a country different than their country of origin :-)
- Producer19/09/2017You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)I bravely walked in through the front door right past their "No Soliciting" sign and up to the front desk. It was a cold call. I felt so cool standing there with my BlackBerry 8700 in hand (later versions even had a color screen!).It was early in my...
Comments21/09/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 BhattIf i am in sales and i help earn revenues, where is my incentive?
If i do not deliver in my core function but deliver in sales, isn't it time i shifted to the sales department?
If i am in sales and doing well in sales, why am i the first one let off when the company is havimg a rough time?
Enjoyed your article and i very well understand what you are saying.. but these questions popped up20/09/2017 #5 Jerry FletcherJohn, Brilliant. In the past week I've seen the results of what I've been calling "sales with a customer service viewpoint" work wonders. One start-up I'm working with was just offered several million dollars if they will sell to a multinational manufacturer that because of traditional distribution has no contact with end users of their products. The start-up will give them the contact they haven't had for a quarter of a century. Another client, a consulting firm had not contacted people requesting resources from their web site. One thank-you e-mail generated two requests for face-to-face meetings. One of them closed for a five figure engagement.
The secret is that you and your company are always in the public eye.20/09/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks for more good advice per this blogging buzz, John.
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players." Thus, even if you don't have professional sales training or experience, you can still act like you're a salesperson. It's also been said the much of sales is selling oneself (personal branding).
Also, regarding your past rude encounter, it's always best not to "burn bridges" as they say. To the contrary, being courteous, cordial and polite will usually go a long way and may even boomerang in your favor going forward.19/09/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorExcellent points made @John White, MBA. The receptionist, whether it be a greeter at a front desk or a person that takes the initial phone calls is the first impression for the organization's clients or potential clients. Respect should be shown for anyone that approaches a front desk. There's no excuse for rudeness in our competitive world19/09/2017 #1 Oscar MartínezI used to work in a laptop repair shop and the service was so bad. Slow, effectiveness was under 65%, and our workshop was doing the opposite that we were telling to the customers. But people kept coming during the two years that I worked there. I was always answering the phone nicely. The emails were fast and politely answered and at the store I was always treating people as if they were my family.
When I sent an email anouncing that I was leaving the company, a really good customer wich had a huge company told me not to do it, because I was the main reason for him to keep working with us.
Not the service, but the treatment.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
- Producer20/09/2017Hey Junk Bloggers...Shape Up Or Ship OutThis is a post I wrote deep in the bowels of the winter of 2015 over in the Lumpy Kingdom Of The Not So Mighty Hamsters. It was shortly before I left for greener pastures or sweeter hives. The post itself is a bit of an indictment of crappy...
Comments23/09/2017 #8 Nicole ChardenetGood luck trying to get bad bloggers to find something useful to do. Writers can be the most egotistical people on the planet, convinced that their very lips (or, more to the point, fingertips), fairly drip with pearls of wisdumb. What we need, I suspect, is a Blogger Ranking...kind of like Google Ranking, but with algorithms identifying the crap blogs and giving them lower rank, the way Google does now to keyword-stuffers and paid backlinks and all the other practices bad website content writers and bloggers pulled in the past.22/09/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador#6 Jim, my disappointment factor in what I read on beBee is low. I feel what I select to read is written by the cream of the crop so perhaps my opinion is slanted. I'm not going to mention those that I like but I will say there are about 10 writers that I look for in my feed.
Yes, I feel there are posts that ramble on about nothing and never come to a point, but to me, they are few and far between. I will try to read posts by authors that are new to me and I can usually determine right away if I am going to like a post and want to take the time to read it.
I hope this addresses your question.22/09/2017 #6 Jim MurrayI don't feel the need to elaborate on what I think is junk blogging or point to any specific posts or people. Everybody gets to form their own opinion of what that is. Because it will be something different to everyone. To me personally this means posts that just ramble on about nothing in particular without ever really coming to a point of any sort. But in actuality, all I did was ask if it was as prevalent here on beBee as it was two years ago on LI. I was collecting opinions to a pretty simple question. Put another way, how high is your disappointment factor in the posts you read here. If it's low, that's good if it high, not so much.21/09/2017 #5 Lisa Vanderburg#2 Good platform there @Chas ✌️ Wyatt - thanks!
I agree with you @Jim Murray...to some degree. You're a professional writer; very much part of your working life too. I can't even come close to your experience of acumen, hence why I post so little, but i do enjoy the conversations! Like @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, I'd be interested to hear a more defined explanation of 'junk blogging' and I do hear you on those that use Bebee as a glorified FB page :) There's nothing quite as annoying as someone saying, '...shall I have cream or milk in my coffee'....21/09/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI find this relevant to beBee, especially due to the recent buzz posted by @Javier 🐝 beBee - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/bebee-what-to-post-what-not-to-post. It would be beneficial, @Jim Murray, if you could furnish more details on what you consider "junk blogging". Not everyone is a proficient writer, such as yourself, but like to share their thoughts via a post/article/buzz, etc. Sure, there are items that I don't care for and/or not interested in, but maybe someone else is.
I do become frustrated with topics that are repeated over and over again. I stopped reading posts on LI because if I saw one post on leadership, I saw 10 more. Same subject, a different slant, and nothing new to offer becomes boring.
Of course, I prefer quality over quantity. That's why I am here.21/09/2017 #3 Jerry FletcherJim, Yes it is relevant. There were great writings in magazines in another era and there were tons of lesser lights as well. The days of pitch letters and a nickel a word are long gone. Too bad, as the filters were in place and even the lesser publications had editors that accepted only the best of the crap. My take is that when you take money out of the equation the overall writing goes off a cliff. The other side of the equation is the reader. There is much too little time these days. The hectic rhythm of modern life gets in the way of serious reading. Add to that the fact that even reasonably put together execs I know don't read for pleasure or simple edification. Two I was having lunch with admitted that they read less than one book a month of either fiction or non-fiction!
My answer for clients in the content arena is to write no more than twice a week and make sure the viewpoint is unique. Write as long or as short as it takes to get the point across and do it in a format that is comfortable for the reader you seek. Other than that I have no strong opinions.21/09/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ WyattI find this to be as relevant for beBee at this point as it was for LI at the time you posted it. Being from an Ad-man background, I think you would understand this point; if the focus on monetary gain is removed from the equation and the content of the story becomes the sole focus, the quality of the story rises. Two of the articles I posted concerning this issue, were addressed by Ev Williams, the founder of Medium, and hence their reassessment of their focus. It is why I enjoy and repost from sites such as onbeing.org and https://possibilitychange.com The consistent depth and quality of stories on those sites impel me to return.21/09/2017 #1 Nandita DeVery very pertinent! Quantity over quality! This is an important area you have touched on in our times. I just wish you had elaborated on the kinds of junk which are thriving in online blogs. A candid overview would have been useful for readers and writers. A critique of this phenomena is the need of the hour. For with constructive criticism only can there be growth.
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- Producer20/09/2017Poems & EmotionsIs there a dividing line Where both can stand apart.Poems are thoughts from feelingIn sensing is the emotion. Poetry cannot be senseless For that would make it meaningless. Even a limerick puts a lot of heart out in rhymeTo feel and sense the humour...