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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.

  • 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.
  • How to Seek Executive Support of a Diversity and Inclusion Effort

How to Seek Executive Support of a Diversity and Inclusion Effort

By |April 14th, 2015|

Obtaining executive sponsorship is a key component to kicking off any diversity and inclusion strategy. To be successful you need to show that your initiative is taken seriously and has the support from the top levels of the organization. The following are tips to ensure executive support for your next diversity and inclusion initiative.
  • Increasing Self-Esteem to Increase Productivity

Increasing Self-Esteem to Increase Productivity

By |April 10th, 2015|

Why is self-esteem important in a respectful workplace? Employees who feel good about themselves are typically able to focus better, need less time off, and generally get along well with coworkers.
  • Respectful Communication and the Disabled

Respectful Communication and the Disabled: An Interview

By |April 7th, 2015|

An interview with Michele Walsh, PT about being respectful of and communicating well with people with disabilities. The following candid answers will reveal a glimpse into the day in the life of the disabled.
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Examining Ways to Prevent and Respond to Workplace Violence

By |April 3rd, 2015|

Workplace violence is a concern that each employer should address. While acts of violence cannot be eradicated totally and no one is immune, proactive measures can be taken by every employer. With the support of senior management, organizations can make and communicate plans for preventing and responding to workplace violence. Here are some questions and answers to assist employers in making preparations for their workplaces.
  • Legacy Business Cultures

Fernando Serpa Joins Legacy Business Cultures

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Fernando A. Serpa will put his nearly 20 years’ experience in Diversity and Inclusion strategy, education, outreach and training to work for Legacy Business Cultures where he will lead the Diversity and Inclusion Practice.
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Are you too aggressive? If so, it might be killing you

By |April 1st, 2015|

As aggressive behavior is studied more frequently, especially relating to bullying, the focus has tended to be on the long-term effect on mental health.
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Legacy Business Cultures to Sponsor, Exhibit and Present at ATD 2015

By |March 25th, 2015|

The ATD 2015 International Conference & Exposition is fast approaching and the Legacy Business Cultures team will be returning as a Bronze sponsor to showcase their services and host a session on a core component of the […]

  • Race Together

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

By |March 24th, 2015|

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.