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.

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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Want to earn more money? Shift your agenda to helping others.

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:54+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

One of the great joys for me professionally is when science and research finally catch up to what has been passed on and taught anecdotally for decades. While it has always made sense to me that managers, leaders , sales professionals and others who seemed to “read” others the best were the most successful, now there’s new research to back it up.

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Why I’m a Better Me with You

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:54+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

In 1943, renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote a paper called, “A Theory of Human Motivation.” In it, he introduced his now-famous motivation model generally referred to as the Hierarchy of Needs. While intuitively seductive in its simplicity, research from the disciplines of anthropology and neuroscience has recently painted a slightly different picture of what truly motivates us.

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Convergence at Work: How Science is Improving the Ways We Work and Relate

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:55+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

For the past 20 years, I’ve immersed myself in the complimentary disciplines of organizational culture, group effectiveness and personal mastery. Because of the breadth of these topics, it became equally important to understand some of the basic tenets of psychology, anthropology and, more recently, the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience.

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