Welcome to the Respectful Workplace blog

The Respectful Workplace blog is devoted entirely to fostering awareness and providing resources for creating more respect in the workplace. We want to help you stimulate thinking and take action to promote respect in your workplace.

  • Discrimination in a Word: Stereotypes

Discrimination in a Word: Stereotypes

By |July 2nd, 2015|

If I had to sum up discrimination using only one word, I would pick stereotypes. More often than not, workplace discrimination occurs when we make assumptions about others who are different than us – by race, religion, gender, or national origin, to name a few.
  • Respect Through Osmosis

Respect Through Osmosis

By |June 26th, 2015|

In a workforce that increasingly reflects the demographic differences within the population, getting people from dissimilar age, gender and ethnic backgrounds to work together collaboratively can be a real challenge. Fortunately, the fields of psychology and organizational development can provide insight.
  • 5 Tips for Respectful Communication in the Workplace

5 Tips for Respectful Communication in the Workplace

By |June 22nd, 2015|

5 tips and plans of action that you can use today to improve your respectful communication skills. 1. Actively Listen; 2. Value Dissenting Opinions; 3. Watch Your Cues; 4. Contribute Porportionally; 5. Speak Only What You Know is True.
  • Using your Top Executives as Diversity and Inclusion Communicators

Using your Top Executives as Diversity and Inclusion Communicators

By |June 17th, 2015|

Today’s executives are being asked to communicate their organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy to more diverse audiences and in a variety of cultural settings. The key to success is to properly brief your executive beforehand and ensure that they are comfortable with the content, see the business relevance of diversity and inclusion and feel that they can deliver a powerful and motivational message.
  • Apply a focused approach to developing and achieving goals

Apply a focused approach to developing and achieving goals

By |June 12th, 2015|

One common denominator that successful organizations share is the ability to develop and achieve goals that reflect their business priorities. While visions and dreams are catalysts in providing motivation for establishing goals, a deliberate, disciplined and realistic approach is required to accomplish targeted results. The following are tips for applying a focused approach to achieving goals.
  • Danger Will Robinson!

Danger Will Robinson! Why we need respect to be effective in the workplace

By |June 8th, 2015|

In the following video, Paul Meshanko discusses why respect is so important for the success of an organization. He goes on to discuss the neurology of human interaction and how it applies to the dynamics of a workplace culture.
  • Gaining the Slight Edge

Gaining a Slight Edge in Sports and the Workplace

By |June 3rd, 2015|

Teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors retain a “slight edge” over each of their opponents. Digging into our own hidden potential and gaining a “slight edge” requires a change of attitude and behavior. Training like the Increasing Human Effectiveness workshop can teach us and the organizations we work for how to do this.
  • Leveraging Culture to Build a More Successful Organization

Leveraging Culture to Build a More Successful Organization

By |May 27th, 2015|

In the following video of a presentation to the Ardagh Group, Paul Meshanko discusses a case study of a well known airline and how they utilized the power of culture to guide their success. Paul goes on to share tips for how to leverage culture as well as the 3 core values that guide every successful organization.
  • Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion

On May 21, Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion

By |May 21st, 2015|

Breaking a concept as broad as diversity and inclusion up into digestible activities and finding something that can be relevant to an entire global workforce are keys to building and sustaining a successful diversity and inclusion initiative. The “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” campaign is an excellent way to achieve this.
  • Respect

What is a Respectful Workplace and How Do you Create One?

By |May 20th, 2015|

The trend toward increased diversity in the American workforce isn’t good or bad, it’s just the way it is and the way it will be in the future. What will allow organizations to engage their diverse workforces and thrive amidst this demographic shift is simple. RESPECT.
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Guidelines for Building a Healthy Self-Esteem

By |May 15th, 2015|

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.
  • • Business Leaders Need to Develop Listening Skills to Engage Employees

Business leaders need to develop listening skills to engage employees

By |May 11th, 2015|

In assessing the effectiveness of communications, the primary focus normally is on verbal and written communications and, to some extent, body language. Listening, although essential, is often overlooked or given less consideration. This is a mistake. A number of benefits can be derived when those in leadership positions focus on listening as part of the communication process. Here is a list of 8 ways to apply effective listening skills.
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U.S. Government Sends Message to World Regarding LGBT Rights and Why Our Workforces Need to Do the Same

By |May 4th, 2015|

The United States Department of State recently created a new position, U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBT Persons. While this is great news for the world stage and a good sign that progress is being made, we still need to be mindful that LGBT people here in the United States still face discrimination on a daily basis, especially in the workplace.
  • What Diversity and Inclusion Means in a Respectful Workplace

What Diversity and Inclusion Means in a Respectful Workplace

By |April 20th, 2015|

The more you can leave your pre-conceived ideas and perceptions behind and open yourself up to new ways of thinking and doing things, the greater the rewards will be.
  • Legacy Business Cultures Awarded GSA Schedule Contract

Legacy Business Cultures Awarded GSA Schedule Contract

By |April 16th, 2015|

Legacy Business Cultures has been awarded a GSA Schedule Contract effective March 24, 2015, making it fast and easy for any federal agency to order consulting and other services directly from the company.