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.

Guidelines for Building a Healthy Self-Esteem

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:51+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Being able and willing to look back at childhood challenges through the eyes of an adult has been a tremendous vehicle for my own personal growth over the past 10 years. In no area has this been truer than the subject of self-esteem. Building healthy self-esteem takes time, but can be done by consistently following a few guidelines.

#RaceTogether: More than just a slogan scrawled on a cup

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:52+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Starbucks’ Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz wanting to start a discussion about race in America. He started by holding forums over the past three months in which more than 2,000 Starbucks partners (their term for employees) discussed racial issues in Oakland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York and Chicago.

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Gender Bias Starts Early and Lasts a Lifetime

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:52+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Society’s opportunities for improvement, when it comes to the issue of equal rights in the workplace, are well documented. Stacks of studies outline issues including the glass ceiling, pay equality, and maternal wall bias, or discrimination that occurs against caregivers, and particularly working mothers. Here are a few suggestions to start the “bias interruption” process.

Mirror, mirror on the wall – How Managers Can Help Employees Succeed

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:53+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Our job as leaders is primarily to leverage and align the talents of everyone in our organizations. That means helping each person with whom we work be as successful as they can possibly be. The following post recounts a story of a manager failing to uphold his responsibilities and lists ways in which managers can help their employees succeed at their job.

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Navigating bias – 6 steps for making smarter business decisions

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:53+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Every decision that we make and every interaction we are a part of are influenced by factors both within and outside of our scope of awareness. The following are six suggestions to identify and minimize the factors that may lead us to make faulty assumptions and reach inaccurate conclusions, so we can significantly improve the quality of both individual and group decisions.

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Classroom vs. Online Training for Soft Skills – Which is More Effective?

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:53+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

The best roadmap to the future sometimes looks strangely like the past. This is particularly relevant in the discussion on classroom vs. online training. Almost a decade ago, one of my friends who worked as an HR manager for a large, Fortune 50 manufacturing company lamented the difficulty his organization was having with employee acceptance and use of a new, online learning service that had just been purchased from an outside vendor.

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