n work (blog, book(s), film(s), or other means of expression), out of fear or deference to the sensibilities of others without an authority directly pressuring one to do so. Self-censorship is often practiced by film producers, film directors, publishers, news anchors, journalists, musicians, and other kinds of authors."
People take on psuedonyms all the time to 'blow the whistle' on certain activities - it's pretty commonplace. Anyway, I just tried to find the original thread, to which I only found nearly this very same 'article'/post on 3/19/2007.
In my estimation, the reason most self-censor in our space is because they fear what the consequences could be on their personal brand (or more importantly, the brand of the company/firm they work for). There are many people out there who see things they know are wrong or weird, but if you could lose your job for pointing them out . . . jeez, that's a tough situation. In fact, I think big-time whistleblowers go Qui Tam to protect not only their careers, but their lives as well ("Michael Clayton" with George Clooney does a good job of dramatizing how this can go in the Big-Pharma world).
Anyway, since I report to myself and don't have that worry . . . here's what I see as Taboo . . . meaning we all know it but nobody wants to call it out:
a. Garbage in, Garbage out. If I have to sit through another run-of-the-mill, same-old/same-old stuff presentation again . . . I might wind up even going to less conferences than I already do! (Kennedy Info was awesome, but that's probably because we had new [or not new, but real & legitimate] faces keeping it real, like Joe Mcool, John Sumser, and Don Ramer.) You want progress? Then stop squashing our innovative thinkers the minute they challenge a blindly accepted Sacred Cow!
b. The Money Trail is vehemently protected, even if it's snake oil being sold. The minute I say the whole name-gen push is a hoax, I open myself up to people that will bash you personally for having the cajones to stand up for the truth.
[Please note I'm a huge believer and fan of firms that offer value-added competitive intel and candidate profiling (no, not 'pre-screening') . . . but commoditized name-gen is on its way out the door due to new technology, flat-out lack of results, and the fact we can hire someone in an emerging economy for pennies of what it costs on U.S. soil. Hey, I didn't make the global economy - I just benefit from it!]
[I don't know these guys personally, but by what I see them writing, I'd recommend contacting Jeff Weidner of HTC or Charles Hillman if you want exposure to winners who are redefining the game today.]
c. Most of our industry awards are a joke. Companies don't innovate; people do. Departments don't come up with game-changers; people do. Most of the companies that are really kicking *ss and taking names don't even remotely know who the judges are for these 'awards' . . . so they never have a shot. I see more awards going to the Colonels of the department instead of the recruiters that are in the trenches battling each day. Remember Leaders: Without our troops, we are nothing. Perhaps Recruiting Leaders could nominate their top performers instead of themselves - call me crazy, but that would be progress.
Sure, I could add more . . . but in my estimation, fix the above 3 problems and many of the remaining will largely melt away.…
profound impact on how other people perceive us, but many of us drift through life mostly ignorant of it. Every time I meet people who are in stage, TV, etc., I am struck by how much more vivid their non-verbal communication is than "normal" peoples'.
In some ways I'd venture that formal training in something like drama might be far more career-advancing to an uber-geek than many math or comp-sci classes. After all, if you're an alpha-geek you will drink that stuff up wherever you go, but you might really need help jolting yourself out of your shell.…
rn up , hip hugger jeans, long straight hair, peace signs, sandals and no makeup as well as protesting the "establishment", war and trying to get pot legalized. You may be right, we thought we were. "Love beads" were a fashion statement. LOL. non conformist was a household word. You are on target with the rest of it and maybe everybody will be tated and pierced. If you are i can go back to those jeans and love beads. :)
Sarah White said:Ok everyone - just think logically - in 15 years this all won't matter because those of us that are all tatted and pierced up will be running the show - HA HA Boomers who hate all this stuff....Having a tat or piercing or manipulation somewhere in your body has nothing to do with how well you can do your job and has everything to do with self expression and individuality. The conformity police that thinks everyone should look/be the same (um...boomers) and then the socialist group wants mommy and daddy (ie Government) to come in and save the world and protect us from being who we want to be.Moral of the story -1. This guy just needs to set his profile on FB/Myspace to private like the rest of us do2. The manager is a pompous jerk who deserves not to get a top employee anyway3. People on here love to get the chance to talk politics (ie government regs) every chance they get - ITS ABOUT A TATTOO PEOPLE4. Soon, Gen Y'ers will rule the world and then you will be looked at funny when you come in wearing a suit/tie to an interview (YEA!)
asshole or did lightening hit a tree and they stepped out full grown?
Try is indeed a keyword. In Texas we have an expression, "try is all a steer can do". Doesn't mean they don't think they can just means that the results seldom come to fruition if you will.Tami Brittain said:
I have this experience about once per month... I'll find the perfect candidate (on paper), but once I get them on the phone, it's literally the equivalent of chewing tinfoil bubble gum. I grin and bear (or is it bare???? It's one of those days) and try to move forward.
Try being the key word here...