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Women in Leadership

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A process of social influence in which a woman can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.
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  1. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    11/12/2017
    When it's hard to find someone happy for your success
    When it's hard to find someone happy for your success“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you” ~ Bette MidlerHave you ever noticed that, when you celebrate something fabulous in your life or in your career, sometimes you get no love from friends or colleagues? I think...
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  2. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    10/12/2017
    Life-Work Balance - Ep. 6: Sleep more to improve productivity
    Life-Work Balance - Ep. 6: Sleep more to improve productivityIn the past few weeks I introduced you to the concept of life-work balance where life should come first, then you can focus on your business. This can be achieved by following very simple principles every day. I also shared my personal story to give...
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  3. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    05/12/2017
    Your unhappy customers are a great source of learning
    Your unhappy customers are a great source of learning“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning” ~ Bill GatesWe always hope to gather positive feedback from our clients and customers, and when a negative review is received the world seems to stop. It’s a painful experience that...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    10/12/2017 #2 Sabrina Cadini
    #1 So very true, Tausif! The human touch can make such a big difference and win your clients forever. Glad you liked the post. Providing stellar service based on my clients' needs and expectations is something I'm very passionate about.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/12/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    Our intention while starting a business should be to cater to the needs of customers and clients rather than asserting our products and services which seems phenomenal to our eyes. You reminded me of Fish Stick books where one among many described the way an hotel owner runs her business keeping the needs of her patrons in mind. She kept all the stuff which were unasked in all the other hotels. One of the examples were to keep all kind of glasses including reading glasses for her patrons. A human touch means a lot which defines our customers comfort.

    Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, @Sabrina Cadini
  4. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    01/12/2017
    Life-Work Balance - Ep.5: Foods that are good for you
    Life-Work Balance - Ep.5: Foods that are good for youIn the past few weeks I introduced you to the concept of life-work balance where life should come first, then you can focus on your business. This can be achieved by following very simple principles every day. I also shared my personal story to give...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    05/12/2017 #4 Sabrina Cadini
    #1 Thanks for reading, Dorrie! I completely agree with you :)
    Sabrina Cadini
    05/12/2017 #3 Sabrina Cadini
    #2 Agreed, Tausif!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    02/12/2017 #2 Tausif Mundrawala
    We should treat our food as nutritiinal medicine and an elixir of life. We should soothe our tastebuds with fruits and vegetable by sensing each and every sense involved while eating. And last but not the least we should live our life to the fullest,@Sabrina Cadini
    Dorothy Cooper
    01/12/2017 #1 Dorothy Cooper
    Great healthy advice for this busy compulsive time of year for folks to remember. If we fail to achieve balance one of those areas will come back to kick us into moping up later! Thanks Sabrina
  5. ProducerSarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    29/11/2017
    Drama at work? Why does that happen?
    Drama at work? Why does that happen?And how can we avoid it?We've all experienced drama at work, right? Why does that happen, and how can we change the culture and dynamic in our department?In some cases, drama is stirred up because people aren't busy enough. Believe it or not,...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/12/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 I agree, some are unfixable, my boss being one of them. I'm glad you found a way to deal with your former employer, not an easy task!
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/12/2017 #28 Wayne Yoshida
    #24 @Sarah Elkins - ah, dinner time ramblings. Brings back funny (sad and stressful at the time) memories. One time, I said to mom and dad -- "are you listening to what you are saying? You two are talking about two totally different things" -- I do not recall the argument, but it was funny things were not matching at all.

    Similar to too many movies about dysfunctional families. Not quite like Edith and Archie and Meathead and "Little Girl" - but close . . . .
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #27 Sarah Elkins
    #16 I've rarely had an ideal workplace experience, isn't that sad? But I've found an incredible online network here and on LI that are truly empowering me to find and use my voice more effectively. Perhaps the tide will turn as we keep sharing the kind, considerate, compassionate way to live?
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #26 Sarah Elkins
    #13 Workplace - and personal - drama definitely has profound impacts on our productivity, health, and well being, @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal, you're absolutely right. I'm amazed at how much people will tolerate before they completely melt down or leave a bad environment. Right, @Laura Mikolaitis?
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #25 Sarah Elkins
    #12 Such a sad state, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, and familiar. When it's a person in authority, the strategies are really different, and in most cases unfixable. I had a boss who loved to stir things up among employees, just so he could come through as the hero when he fixed things. I figured out he just needed to feel relevant, useful, and when I started making efforts to acknowledge his contributions, he mellowed a bit with the drama. I should add that personality to this list!
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #24 Sarah Elkins
    #9 That's awesome, @Wayne Yoshida. I'll never forget the time when our older son was having a complete meltdown at the dinner table, he was 4, and my husband and I dramatically started our own melt-downs - in very loud, whining voices. He stopped almost immediately and looked from me to his dad, back and forth until we stopped. Then we all started laughing.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #23 Sarah Elkins
    #8 There are definitely times, Lupita, when all you can do is walk away from it. In confronting those with dramatic tendencies, I find that about 1/2 don't know they're doing it, or have some idea, but don't know how to address it. I had a great conversation with one a while back, and luckily she knew me well enough to know I said this with love: "Oh please, __, don't you think that's just a little dramatic?" And then I walked her through what was dramatic about what she was sharing. It was terrific, and now I see her rethinking some of that behavior without losing that part of her sparkling, unique personality.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #22 Sarah Elkins
    #7 You just brought back some unpleasant memories, Claire! We had to release a member of our band a couple of years ago for the same reason. It was sad because he's super talented, but I just couldn't tolerate the drama anymore. Lots of intensely creative people suffer from mental health issues, and drama always follows them around. Thanks for the comment!
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #21 Sarah Elkins
    #6 You know, @Pascal Derrien, that's absolutely true. That's why I try to think in terms of behavior, rather than character. When we are compassionate, and recognize that there's an entire undercurrent in people's lives, we can address behavior without insulting people.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #20 Sarah Elkins
    #4 I like @Phil Friedman's idea too, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, particularly when I imagine slapping the person. ;-)
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #19 Sarah Elkins
    #3 I've found, @Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador, that you're right about drama bringing more drama. Once people realize I won't tolerate it, they generally leave me out of it. The only downside to that is I used to feel very left out - I worked in an office where a handful of the administrative would consistently ask me to cover phones so they could go to lunch together, and never invited me. At first I was a little sad, but then realized I wanted nothing to do with them anyway. I didn't make friends there!
    I also find that some people love the drama because it makes them feel relevant. I had a boss who would stir things up among staff, just so he could appear to be a mediator and hero when he "solved" the problem. Makes me crazy.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #18 Sarah Elkins
    #2 I wish I could walk away from it @Cyndi wilkins, and yes, associating these people with misbehaving children/toddlers is generally a good way to think about behavior modification. Thanks for the comment.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/12/2017 #17 Sarah Elkins
    #1 Thanks for that idea, @Phil Friedman, that makes a lot of sense! I've tried a few things that have worked, one was to lean forward, and speak very quietly so the person has to strain to hear my voice. I'd rather slap them sometimes, but that's frowned upon in the public sector... The other thing I've had experience with is to have a mirror behind your desk. People generally don't like how they look when they're angry, and when they catch sight of themselves, often slow down and reassess. Going to have to try the inadvertent loud noise idea, thanks again!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/12/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    There is a reason why people watch reality TV. I have come to a stage in my life which is DGAF and while it will be short-lived and I will eventually rejoin the now digitally empowered rat race, right now I have learned to sit back and enjoy the show and so yes, I don't need to buy tickets for this, dysfunctional work is the norm rather than exception - so while I don't believe in "if you can't beat them, join them" - I do realize that this is a product of the system we still live in and as such there is an alternative approach to become the fool on the hill - but only for a moment, eventually I will find my way into working with brilliant people.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/12/2017 #15 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Sarah Elkins makes some great points here, friends!
    Debasish Majumder
    01/12/2017 #14 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Sarah Elkins! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    01/12/2017 #13 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Great tips, @Sarah Elkins. Workspace drama affects productivity, badly. Every bad encounter eats up mind space which could have allowed us to do something more during the time we spent worrying. Pointing it out definitely helps.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/12/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    These are great tips @Sarah Elkins. I think most of the time they come in very handy and do work. Unfortunately, the last place I worked outside of the home business happened to have a major gossiper and she was my boss. I tried the tactics you wrote of but it caused her to not like me because I would not conform. Sadly, her attitude was, "Your either with us, or them." If you chose to be friendly to all, including "them," you became an enemy of hers. She had major trust issues, low self esteem and should not be in the position she is (yes, she still is). That's because her boss is her cousin. She was the reason I left. It drained me of my energy and I was feeling sick before going in because of my nerves. It was sad to see how she treated certain people and there was no one to speak to about her behavior.
    Harley King
    01/12/2017 #11 Harley King
    Excellent article, @Sarah Elkins!
    Wayne Yoshida
    29/11/2017 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    Interesting, @Sarah Elkins. For me, I prefer to ignore these behaviors, and stay with the positive, non-dramatic people in the office. While it is true this is a workplace and things need to get done, and we need to work with each other as a team, we don't necessarily need to be lunch partners or exchange Christmas cards. . .
  6. ProducerDeborah Levine

    Deborah Levine

    25/11/2017
    #MeToo, Three, Four, and Five: A Thought Leadership Moment
    #MeToo, Three, Four, and Five: A Thought Leadership MomentWhy have women waited so long to tell their stories of sexual harassment, discrimination, pedophilia, abuse, and discrimination? How do we as individuals and as a nation process this tidal wave of information as people come forward? I’ve hesitated...
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    Deborah Levine
    06/12/2017 #20 Deborah Levine
    The #MeToo movement is now Time Magazine Person of the year. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/time-person-of-the-year-2017_us_5a1e9b93e4b0cb0e917ca818?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
    Deborah Levine
    28/11/2017 #18 Deborah Levine
    #16 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for highlighting those lines. This is a call for a societal effort that is ongoing and norm changing.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/11/2017 #17 Lisa Vanderburg
    #15 I hear you and you're one very astute lady!
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    I echo many of the sentiments of your readers @Deborah Levine. Your voice is an important one and your story needs to be heard. Well written, as always, Deborah. Some of the lines that stood out for me were: "No one person alone can fix these overt symptoms of societies in which power and control are linked. The silence on sexual harassment and the demeaning of victims of sexual assault are embedded in the political arena as well as the social sphere."
    Deborah Levine
    27/11/2017 #15 Deborah Levine
    Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg#14 From your lips to God's ears.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/11/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    It takes immense courage to finally pull that sickly second skin of shame that I know you would have carried all these years, lovely @Deborah Levine, and I applaud you for it! Of course, the 'shame' does not belong to you; it was painted by those that abused you. May you now heal...finally.
    Deborah Levine
    26/11/2017 #13 Deborah Levine
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg. My story is the story of so many women. If this kind of behavior can be stopped, it's probably by men in powerful positions. but the loudness & visibility of the Metro protests may help persuade them in that direction. I live in hope. #12
    David B. Grinberg
    26/11/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Deborah: you deserve accolades for boldly speaking out to share your personal story about sexism, sexual harassment and discrimination (ditto that to @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for her recent blogging buzz on the topic). Why do these unlawful actions still run rampant in modern society, from the workplace to every place?
    This is truly a sad statement on the state of American culture. The only good that can come out of this, hopefully, is real systemic change to eradicate these outrageous societal stigmas and illegal actions faced by too many women every day.
    And let's remember that even one act of sexual harassment, discrimination, or bigoted bullying based on sexist stereotypes is one too many!
    This must end ASAP.
    Deborah Levine
    26/11/2017 #11 Deborah Levine
    Go you @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal! #10 Too many folks accept or think it's a joke. Time to let them know differently.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    26/11/2017 #10 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    @Deborah Levine thank you for writing this buzz. It broke my heart to read about all that you went through, especially as a little girl, but it also gave me courage to write #metoo for the first time, here and right now. I have actively tried to stop men whenever they tried to do weird things but to my astonishment, people standing around wouldn't even come to my help or help me shoo them off. I have been living with those horrible memories and have never been able to share them. When my Facebook timeline started overflowing with my friends posting #metoo, I commended their courage but couldn't bring myself to share the same. However, I think I have finally received the push needed to be open to talking about it and stop feeling miserable. Thank you!
    Deborah Levine
    26/11/2017 #9 Deborah Levine
    Yes, @Jerry Fletcher removal of power may indeed be the only solution. The phenomenon is not universal but it is common linked to power and has been throughout history. Rehabilitation has been relatively unsuccessful unless the accompanying power is threatened. However, all too often, others in power look the other way, especially when the perpetrator is an ally. will current events bring that to an end - unlikely but it may make a dent.#8
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/11/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher
    Deborah, I confess. I find it hard to believe the amount of this crass behavior that men have indulged in. I have strong women friends that tell me about their younger days and I'm astonished over the craven actions they report. Then I think back to what was central to my being as a teen age boy and I begin to have some understanding. The behavior you and my women friends describe is not that of all men. it is an aberration of power being confused with sexual acceptance. Finally, the power is being withdrawn from the perpetrators which may be the only cure.
    Debasish Majumder
    26/11/2017 #7 Debasish Majumder
    absolutely stunning post @Deborah Levine! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the post mam.
    Deborah Levine
    26/11/2017 #6 Deborah Levine
    #5 My hope in writing this story was that it would help others make peace wit their similar past. I knew the there were many women out there who struggled to come to terms with what happened to them. I greatly appreciate your comments and the affirmation that writing this article was the right thing to do. As you know, writing about these incidents isn't easy or fun. As for the predatory email, this has been happening for years on Facebook and it's now spreading to LinkedIn.Not sure what's the point, but do occasionally get asked for money. Like you, I don't answer them, often block them, and sometimes report them.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/11/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow @Deborah Levine, this was a very powerful story! I wrote my first story over week ago and it's fairly dry in contrast to your story. When I wrote, it was the first time I actually shared what happened to me with anyone and it felt, shall I say, a bit dirty to write?

    You sure experienced a lot in a short period of time. I think many of us wonder why it takes or took so long for women to finally speak up & out. I thought about that and I came to my own personal conclusion that I felt if I told my mom she would have either, contacted the guys parents (and he would have lied), which would have led to more misery for me. I never realized that my boss was sexually harassing me until I left my job. I actually made up excuses in my own mind because I needed an income. Again, I was afraid to tell anyone because I felt they would think I asked for it. Just recently writing about a few of many incidents that happened to me under the age of 22 has opened up a can of worms.

    I think it's great that you took what happened to you and have become pro-active Deborah. I read your buzz and tears came to my eyes. I was hurting for what you went through. I saw your beautiful picture when you were a little girl and it broke my heart to think an older boy molested an innocent, young girl.

    I just received this email yesterday on Linkedin... talk about adding insult to injury- I left out his personal info and never replied:
    Hello Lisa

    How are you doing today ? Thanks for accepting my request.Saw your profile here and i have to say you look amazing and i know is unprofessional for me to say that. Hope to read from soon,will love to know more about you . Have a great weekend .


    Regards
    Mr. Gary ____
    Vice President & General Manager
    ______ Cable and ___ Company.
    Deborah Levine
    26/11/2017 #4 Deborah Levine
    #3 the circuitous routes that these harassment incidents take are embedded in our lives in s0o many ways. Awareness needs to be ramped up by everyone involved - agree with you and hope for better in the future. Thanks for sharing this.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/11/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    A fabulous post Deborah. We have to face facts that not only are we not alone, most women have been subjected to this in one form or another. My most anger inducing story is when a female manager used a superiors 'fascination' with me. After the first meeting involving the three of us she told me (I hadn't been paying attention as I was taking meeting notes) "He never took his eyes off you, I don't think he heard a single word I said, he just agreed and kept staring at you. You need to attend all our meetings".
    As I said, I hadn't even noticed and quite frankly I knew this man and also had met his wife. She would have killed him for any inappropriate behavior and I'm not joking! She was very intelligent and strong minded and didn't take infidelity lightly. How did I know this? He told the entire facility when he took over and his wife laughingly confirmed this later. You see our previous officer-in-charge had been kicked out of the military for pedophilia and having affairs with several co-workers. The new commander wanted to set our mind at ease. So, fascinated he may have been I had no fear of anything from him until my manager made that statement. It ruined not only our relationship but made me uncomfortable around the officer, who by the way was always 100% a gentleman around me. I don't know why he was staring at me that day but I was vigilant from that point on and never noticed any staring or inappropriate behavior but she continued to make sure I was at all meetings. So I ask you; who was the harasser in this case?
    If WOMEN can't trust each other to stop inappropriate behavior, what chance do we have of stopping the men? Women in leadership who not only condone or turn a blind eye or use it for their own benefit should be called out and named just like the men. They have a responsibility!
  7. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    25/11/2017
    Life-Work Balance - Ep. 4: Foods you should avoid
    Life-Work Balance - Ep. 4: Foods you should avoidLast week I went over general advice on how to eat healthier (read the post HERE). Today I’ll go more in detail with foods you should avoid for a better you. These can also be considered inflammatory foods: these attack your tissues and cells, and...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    01/12/2017 #4 Sabrina Cadini
    #1 I know what you mean, Lisa! I used to be addicted to sweets. That's how sugar became my biggest enemy. Now I try to stay away from it but sometimes I feel the need to cheat, I can't stay away from desserts!
    Sabrina Cadini
    01/12/2017 #3 Sabrina Cadini
    #2 Thank you, Franci! I'm very passionate about life-work balance, glad you liked my tips :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    27/11/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Good advice. Thank you for sharing @Sabrina Cadini.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/11/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thank you @Sabrina Cadini, great info you shared. I'm a believer that what we eat either hinders or helps us. Sadly, I have addictions to certain foods and I'm hoping to break them. It's hard when you've eaten the same type of diet your entire life without feeling it affected you, that is until many of us grow older.
  8. ProducerEdwin Frondozo

    Edwin Frondozo

    22/11/2017
    The Business Leadership Podcast: Melody Adhani, CEO at Plastic Mobile
    The Business Leadership Podcast: Melody Adhani, CEO at Plastic MobileMelody Adhami started her career working at the billion-dollar company, Unilever, on brands like Dove, Hellmann's and Lipton. Then, she reached a fork in the road. Deep inside the row of cubicles at Unilever, she watched the first signs of a new...
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  9. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    20/11/2017
    Integrity gives you real freedom
    Integrity gives you real freedom“Integrity gives you real freedom: You have nothing to fear because you have nothing to hide” ~ Adel De MeyerIf you don’t know Adel De Meyer yet, visit her website to learn more about the awesomeness about her, and start following her on all of her...
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    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2017 #2 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Integrity is everything. Without trust you cannot have leverage over anything.
    Many thanks for a great bit of honey. Buzz on!!!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    21/11/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. Beware, Never Sacrifice Integrity for Growth. You can lose it in the blink of an eye, yet it could take a lifetime to create again with others.
  10. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    19/11/2017
    Are YOU a Passionate Leader? Creating and Inspiring Your Followership
    Are YOU a Passionate Leader? Creating and Inspiring Your FollowershipIn this post, we’ll look at why passion is a key ingredient of a leader’s effectiveness and success. Having a broad repertoire of leadership styles is important if we’re to meet the needs of our followers.One specific area that’s vital in our...
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    Jim Taggart
    19/11/2017 #2 Jim Taggart
    #1 Much appreciated, Randall.
    Randall Burns
    19/11/2017 #1 Randall Burns
    Great post @Jim Taggart, so true. "Lead by Example"
  11. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    13/11/2017
    It's World Kindness Day - What will you do today?
    It's World Kindness Day - What will you do today?“We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” ~Ellen DeGeneresMe too! Besides adoring Ellen DeGeneres, I completely agree with her statement. As you probably know,’m all about positivity,...
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  12. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    12/11/2017
    Accountability and the Role of Leadership: Are You Sharing the Power?
    Accountability and the Role of Leadership: Are You Sharing the Power?Accountability has become one of those words used in organizations that make people wince. Many years ago, when I was getting initiated to the leadership field, it seemed that almost every second word emanating from people’s mouths was...
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    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    13/11/2017 #15 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Love the Moliere quote! Also, accountability is probably the least appreciated quality in an organization, particularly in management. Perhaps that's something that needs to be remedied...
    Jim Taggart
    13/11/2017 #14 Jim Taggart
    #10 Yes to the turntable effect. It's akin to saying, that's how things are done around here. Speaks volumes to corporate culture.
    Jim Taggart
    13/11/2017 #13 Jim Taggart
    #6 I hear what you're saying about using the word "ownership" instead of accountability, especially in a small business setting. Indeed, if employees have a financial stake in the business, then it's even more appropriate to use ownership.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/11/2017 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    #8 Thanks. Really enjoyed.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/11/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    I will have to admit the early years of leadership were really about accountability. I found out the hard way. Great post and Conner’s book is now on the list

    I would add one thought. I believe that people have become accustomed to the “turntable”. This adds layers for leadership who are attempting to lead the “people”.
    Randall Burns
    13/11/2017 #8 Randall Burns
    I think @Harvey Lloyd might appreciate this.
    Randall Burns
    13/11/2017 #7 Randall Burns
    Continued from #6

    I'm in a profession where Mentoring is critical, I've had some great Mentors throughout my career and in turn I try to teach as much and as many as I can, which helps them perform better which in turn makes my job easier not to mention the enriching benefits for everyone involved. it is a career that engagement and involvement is crucial.
    One aspect of our business is there are many lessons learned through negative reinforcement. I will take examples and clips from the show, "The Office", to teach how NOT to do things which is also effective.
    Admittedly the kitchen environment is different, things happen very quickly, and I can see how these issues might be more pronounced in a large corporate setting but ultimately it comes down to management's leadership capabilities to cultivate an appropriate work atmosphere for staff to thrive in.
    Randall Burns
    13/11/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Great post @Jim Taggart and I think you're spot on with your premise. To state the obvious; Leadership is the key and the best way is to "Lead by example". I agree with your point of people can only empower themselves but it is up to management/leaders to facilitate/cultivate/encourage people to do that by providing a positive and constructive environment to do so. Your point of "vocabulary" is valid, although "accountability" is applicable I prefer using "ownership" with my staff and as a leader this is the way I approach my job.
    While my experience is limited to a kitchen/restaurant perspective it is a high stress environment with focus on performance, establishing a common priority for everyone really helps in streamlining agendas, (our's is "The customer is the #1 priority", although I would think that would be it for any service industry). Having everyone working towards the same goal solidifies a "team spirit" and unifies "accountability", which in turn encourages more "ownership". This in turn translates to less micro-managing on my part which is better for EVERYONE. As a leader an advantage to cultivating this environment is that I learn a lot more from my staff as they are pro-active in their performance, trouble shooting and problem solving.
    to be cont...
    Jim Taggart
    13/11/2017 #5 Jim Taggart
    #1 Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, Charlene. Yes, remaining positive is more constructive than turning pessimistic. One day coffee perhaps.
    Randall Burns
    12/11/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    Great post @Jim Taggart A subject that is very close to my heart and extremely important in any business, especially in "Food service". I am formulating a more comprehensive response which I will post later.
    Charlene Norman
    12/11/2017 #1 Charlene Norman
    Very nice thought piece @Jim Taggart. Wish we lived closer because this topic is definitely worth a three coffee discussion in my books! My second book (underway) addresses some of the issues you raise. The short answer is 'bring back the soul and the humanity aspects and get rid of all the rigid policies, policing and archaic white-man practices. We in Canada already see and feel the results to your questions 2-4. We are deeply mired in #5 in so many places yet I am very encouraged by positive steps all over and #6 will take a huge effort on everyone's part (individual, government and business.) I remain an eternal optimist at heart, despite my negative leanings. LOL
  13. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    09/11/2017
    How to promote unique hashtags at events and weddings
    How to promote unique hashtags at events and weddingsLast week I talked about different ways to create a unique hashtag for events and weddings (you can read the post HERE). Today I’ll give you some tips on how to promote your unique hashtag during the event or wedding. That way, guests will be...
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  14. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    07/11/2017
    The elevator to success is out of order
    The elevator to success is out of order“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to take the stairs… One step at a time” ~ Joe GirardWouldn’t it be nice if we could think of an idea, turn it into a successful product or service for our ideal client, make a lot of money with...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    09/11/2017 #4 Sabrina Cadini
    #1 You make an excellent point, Zacharias! Thanks for your input :)
    Sabrina Cadini
    09/11/2017 #3 Sabrina Cadini
    #2 Thank you, Ali!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/11/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Well-written and deep with meaning buzz @Sabrina Cadini
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    07/11/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I'd go so far as to say that this gradual and painstakingly slow process of accomplishing what you set out to do is the actual success, not the result itself, though the latter is important too. However, if you succeed properly, you can easily do it again (probably faster) even if the result is taken away from you...
  15. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    04/11/2017
    New video series for you, busy creative entrepreneur: #LifeWorkBalance
    New video series for you, busy creative entrepreneur: #LifeWorkBalanceI’m starting a new weekly series on Periscope dedicated to Life-Work Balance, something I’m very passionate about because it completely changed my life.If you own a business like me in the creative world you know how hard it is to balance your...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    09/11/2017 #1 Sabrina Cadini
    Thanks for sharing @Javier 🐝 beBee
  16. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    02/11/2017
    How to create a unique hashtag for events and weddings
    How to create a unique hashtag for events and weddings Social media is part of our daily life and guests will inevitably post the pictures they take at your clients’ weddings or events. One good way to make sure you can retrieve all the pictures after the event and make sure you don’t miss the posts is...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    04/11/2017 #2 Sabrina Cadini
    #1 Thank you, Lisa! Happy weekend :)
  17. ProducerBrenda Bernstein
    Salary Negotiation for Women Part 2
    Salary Negotiation for Women Part 2Salary Negotiation Skills for Women: Close the Pay Gap!  Part 2Last week, I wrote about the importance of salary negotiation skills for women in my article, Salary Negotiation for Women. In it, I drew from information presented in a webinar by...
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  18. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    30/10/2017
    Creativity is putting imagination to work
    Creativity is putting imagination to work“Creativity involves putting your imagination to work” ~ Sir Ken RobinsonThe author of this week’s quote, Sir Ken Robinson is a creativity expert and he wrote several books on the subject. He talks about misconceptions that people have about...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    02/11/2017 #2 Sabrina Cadini
    #1 So true, Dorrie! And the more we create these creative opportunities the more we can benefit from each other, help each other and grow together
    Dorothy Cooper
    30/10/2017 #1 Dorothy Cooper
    Nice read Sabrina, we forget that the internet will awaken us to collaborations and interactions. These threads evoke long-lasting creative opportunities which result in relationships built upon interconnected creative juices.
  19. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    29/10/2017
    GOT MY BACK? Mean What You Say–Why Promise-Keeping is Key to Your Inner Leadership
    GOT MY BACK? Mean What You Say–Why Promise-Keeping is Key to Your Inner LeadershipWhen was the last time you said to a co-worker, friend, family member or even an acquaintance, “Don’t worry, I got your back.”But did you?Sure, we can say it’s a figure of speech, representative of today’s hip expressions, in effect a worthless...
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    Jim Taggart
    30/10/2017 #2 Jim Taggart
    #1 Good example of helping someone in the moment, especially someone you didn't know but who will remember your actions.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    30/10/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    So true, @Jim Taggart. I recently held a young man riddled with fear and promised him everything would be all right. It was a lie and I knew it. But it got him past the moment, and we discussed his options afterward. He calmed and went on his merry way.
    Is all we're really doing is getting someone through a moment when we assure support? It takes so much effort to follow through. Believe me--if I say I got your back, I do.
  20. ProducerBrenda Bernstein
    Salary Negotiation for Women
    Salary Negotiation for WomenSalary Negotiation for Women: Close the Pay Gap! Part 1The following story, one that a friend related to me just a couple of days ago, has become all-too-familiar: Judy (fictitious name), a part-time assistant in my friend’s office, was offered a...
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    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    27/10/2017 #2 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Yea--I went through this. I had to feed my children, and I loved what the job entailed. So I settled.
    Brian McKenzie
    27/10/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Looking forward to the next article - and what to do with the ' Send Resume & Salary Requirements ' bait that is starting to appear in all too many 'Free-Lancer' positions.
  21. ProducerNandini Sharma

    Nandini Sharma

    24/10/2017
     Biggest work challenges for women in the workplace
    Biggest work challenges for women in the workplaceNeedless to say, financially independent women are more confident as they don’t have to rely on others for their needs. But, a woman has to face a number of challenges when it comes to stepping out and working in this male-dominated society....
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  22. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    23/10/2017
    Don't give up yet... Your moment could be right here
    Don't give up yet... Your moment could be right here“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly”This beautiful English proverb teaches us a lot. It can be interpreted in different ways, it can inspire in different ways. This is how I see it.You might be...
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  23. ProducerNandini Sharma

    Nandini Sharma

    23/10/2017
    9 women entrepreneurs who continue to inspire us
    9 women entrepreneurs who continue to inspire usGender segregation has been continuously imposed in the world and it is hard to argue the fact that so are their respective works. There has been a stereotype view of gender segregation by considering man as the one looking after the house...
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    Nandini Sharma
    27/10/2017 #9 Nandini Sharma
    #8 Thanks for reading @franci-hoffman
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/10/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Nandini Sharma, thank you for showcasing these outstanding women. I agree and these women are proof where there is a there's a way.
    Nandini Sharma
    26/10/2017 #7 Nandini Sharma
    #3 Thanks for reading @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. :)
    Nandini Sharma
    26/10/2017 #6 Nandini Sharma
    #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - Definitely,where there is will there is a way. And anyone willing to reach the top can surely make it. Hopefully, the women entrepreneur list never ends growing.
    Nandini Sharma
    26/10/2017 #5 Nandini Sharma
    #1 @dbgrinberg - Thanks for reading. Everything does take time and I believe equality will soon be achieved.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    25/10/2017 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Very inspiring women @Nandini Sharma. Thanks for sharing!!
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    25/10/2017 #3 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Great buzz, @Nandini Sharma, very inspiring and empowering, for each and every woman who wants to break all barriers/stereotypes and start on a journey of their own. Sharing.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/10/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great showcase of women entrepreneurs @Nandini Sharma! Very admirable women. Arianna Huffington now owns Thrive Global- a well rounded online publication which has a variety of topics, they focus on Wellness, lifestyle, well being and much more. I'd love to see more women Entrepreneurs, as David mentioned we have a ways to go yet. I think with the growing number of Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs it's going to be even harder for both women and men with so much competition out there. But, never impossible when someone presents with a winning idea and doesn't give up.
    David B. Grinberg
    25/10/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nandini: kudos on raising an important social issue which will always be in need of attention until full gender equality is reached for women. I would also note that today in the USA there are more women graduating college than men, plus women in the workplace are nearing the same percentage of men. There are also a record number of women in the U.S. Congress, yet the numbers are still very low compared to men. We came close to having a female U.S. President and many Americans wish we did.
    It's unfortunate that sex discrimination remains a persistent problem in the 21st century workplace and other places. Working women should never unfairly be held back from reaching their full potential based on talent, merit and ability -- the only factors which should really matter. Discrimination and bigotry must be eradicated in all of their ugly and unlawful forms, for women and others who still seek equal opportunity and equal justice under law. Equality for all can't come soon enough.
    cc: @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Mamen 🐝 Delgado
  24. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    22/10/2017
    11 Elements of Courage: How to Lead with Integrity
    11 Elements of Courage: How to Lead with IntegrityWe’re living in crazy and uncertain times, where it’s more and more challenging to maintain balance and to lead with integrity. However, this is precisely when we want to be at our best in our workplaces and communities.The following elements of...
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    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    22/10/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I like your #10. So many people are afraid to share their growth with others because of fear of criticism. I was once told that if those around you are not happy at your growth, dropped them as associates. We are sharing as a way to give Wisdom, as a testimony to help others, NOT to boast. "It is better to give than to receive." - Acts 20:35
  25. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    16/10/2017
    Happiness doesn't come to you - Find it!
    Happiness doesn't come to you - Find it!“Happiness doesn’t come to you, you are the one who finds it”Happiness is often misunderstood for something that you have to chase in your life. People also think they can reach happiness with the help of material goods: money, cars, etc. That,...
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    Sabrina Cadini
    23/10/2017 #6 Sabrina Cadini
    #1 Thank you, Cyndi! And it's easier than you think. Unfortunately, many people don't realize it
    Sabrina Cadini
    23/10/2017 #5 Sabrina Cadini
    #2 I couldn't agree more, Ali! The more you welcome negativity in your life, the less focused and inspired you will be.
    Sabrina Cadini
    23/10/2017 #4 Sabrina Cadini
    #3 Thank you for your kind words!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/10/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Your post is refreshing and uplifting. Thank you for sharing, @Sabrina Cadini.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Reading good buzzes such as this one @Sabrina Cadini makes happiness come to me. Just looking at your very happy profile picture tells that you walk the talk. Yes, negativity is happiness killer if sustained for long times.
    Cyndi Docy
    16/10/2017 #1 Cyndi Docy
    Absolutely wonderful advice. Everything we face in life is always better when we look at it with a positive outlook. Thank you for reminding us that it is how we choose to see things that makes the difference
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