Paul Meshanko

About Paul Meshanko

Paul Meshanko is an author, speaker and business leader with over 20 years of experience in corporate training and culture change. As a presenter, he has captivated over a quarter million leaders and business professionals on five continents. His company, Legacy Business Cultures, is a global provider of organizational survey and training services. Paul holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.

Video: The damaging effects of disrespectful behavior in the workplace

By | 2017-05-30T15:46:01+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace, Videos|Tags: |

The following video was taken from a presentation for MGM of The Respect Effect by Paul Meshanko. In it, he describes how disrespectful behavior among coworkers can cause harmful mental and physical effects as well as reduced engagement, productivity and resilience.

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Women leaders = Smarter decisions + higher profits (here’s the proof)

By | 2017-05-15T10:18:34+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

As the focus on breaking the glass ceiling and getting more women into middle and senior level leadership roles intensifies, it’s important to realize that this is not some “kumbaya” initiative. It’s a matter of making smarter business decisions and ultimately (at least in the private sector) making more money.

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Lessons from a Stranger: Hitting the Pause Button to Become More Human

By | 2017-03-24T15:00:07+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Sometimes, reminders of what’s really important in life present themselves when we’re not expecting them. Whatever the trigger, when our normal patterns of hamster-like busyness are interrupted, we become (even if for only a short while) a bit more present; more focused on observing instead of doing. And when we’re more present, we are more likely to see age-old truths that have defined the human experience since our earliest days.

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Giving Thanks for Respect

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:42+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

All across the country on Thanksgiving Day, many families will be around the table waiting to dig into a feast of traditional foods handed down through the generations. It is also a time to either verbally or silently reflect on the good things in our lives.

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This Was Your Brain During the Election

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:42+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

As we begin to move on after the most bruising political campaign recent memory, it is a good time for a hard look at how our democratic process turned so ugly and disenfranchising to so many Americans. How did we get to a place where the polarization and acid-like negativity actually became news in its own right? As someone who studies human and workplace behavior and focuses on how to drive organizational change, it is interesting to note that this political season has been fueled, in part, by a number of phenomena that I see regularly in the workplace—every workplace, not just in the halls of Congress or in campaign headquarters.

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Does implicit bias training really work?

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:42+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

In the wake of increasing incidents involving police shootings of unarmed African American males, it seems logical that police forces across the country would benefit from training that addresses the impact of implicit bias amongst officers. But will that make a difference? Skeptics of implicit bias training raise valid concerns about its effectiveness, especially for police officers who are often placed in high-pressure situations in which they may be more likely than other professions to need to rely on quick judgments. The question discussed in the following article is whether or not training can be effective in helping to reduce or eliminate the negative effects that implicit biases can result in.

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The truth about respect – it’s about you, not them

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:43+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

All paths we take toward others eventually circle back to ourselves. Even if you personally make the commitment to practice respect, not everyone you meet will do the same. When we commit to a path of respect, we do so in spite of others' behaviors because it reflects who we are at our core.

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The Art of Being Wrong

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:44+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Every day brings a myriad of opportunities to increase our awareness, wisdom and, ultimately, effectiveness. The problem is that most of us walk right past these opportunities because of a little glitch in our mental "software"... the need to be right. In this article, Paul Meshanko discusses how to go through life with an open mind and the intent to take in new information objectively by "learning to be wrong more often."

Passing the torch

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:44+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

All parents, in some way or another, leave indelible marks on the world views that their children develop and bring into adulthood. In some cases, these marks are from strong, admirable qualities that we try to emulate ourselves because of the positive outcomes that resulted. In other cases, the marks come from behaviors that we observed causing damage to others or even themselves. In these situations, we make mental notes and likely try our best to do the opposite as we grow up. Most times, it was combination of both. Such was the case with my father.

Our Literal Connection to Each Other – The Neuroscience of the Respect Effect

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:44+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

When we operate in a rich, stimulating and emotionally nourishing environment, our brains are more productive than normal. They release powerful neurotransmitters that stimulate our creativity, desire to work collaboratively and allow us to find deep personal satisfaction in our work. This is the Respect Effect.

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