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Why employee self-esteem is vital to the success of an organization

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

There are many reasons why it's crucial that organizations focus on helping to foster an environment that promotes healthy self-esteem among employees. Here are some valuable ideas from our Increasing Human Effectiveness workshop about how to achieve this.

Integrity – the foundation of a respectful workplace

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Whether implied or assumed, there is one "super value" that needs to be embraced for respect to take root within all levels of an organization. That super value is integrity. This element is so essential that without it none of our other actions associated with respect will be viewed as authentic. As powerful as personal integrity is for enabling individual engagement, systemic integrity can become a strategic asset. It helps lead to a platform of trust and predictability that encourages an entire organization to engage.

13 thought provoking quotes everyone in a leadership role should read

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

One of the keys to a successful business is great leadership. Leaders can have a profound impact on employee engagement, retention and productivity and can be the difference between a high performing team and one that fails to succeed. Leadership can take on many forms and doesn’t necessarily require that someone be in a management position, just the ability to bring together and inspire greatness in others and provide a vision for the future of an organization. The following quotes are meant to inspire those in leadership positions to take a close look at ways in which they can can improve their leadership style and effectiveness.

Legacy Business Cultures Wins Department of Justice Contract to Provide Implicit Bias Training

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Legacy Business Cultures announced today that it has been selected by the Department of Justice to develop and deploy implicit bias training for all of the agency’s 5,800 attorneys. Legacy’s efforts will be part of a much broader DOJ initiative to roll out training to employees as well as agents within the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).

3 Common Factors NE Ohio’s Top Workplaces Share

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

The seventh annual North East Ohio's Top Workplaces poll has been published and according to an article on cleveland.com, there are 3 main commonalities between the companies that were voted as the region's top places to work.

Breaking Through Bias to Build Inclusion

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Unconscious bias is a part of our evolutionary nature. However, it can have many negative effects when it leads to exclusionary behavior within organizations. The following article discusses why biases occur and reveals how we can break through them in order to promote and receive the benefits of more inclusive workplace cultures.

The Power of “Hello”

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

I recently read an article in Reader's Digest entitled, "What If You Said Hello to Everyone In Your Path for a Month?" that really made me stop and think. Could something as simple as saying "hello" more often make a difference to a workplace environment?

The difference between leading and managing

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

The primary difference between leaders who lead and those who simply manage is how much autonomy they encourage for their team. This is not to say that a leader's input or vision is not valuable or is not a required role of their job. However, how a leader makes their team members feel about their own role within their position can have very positive or negative effects.

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

By | 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.

Dimensions of Leadership: Communicating

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

We define Communicating as the following: "Connects with others effectively, in clear and thoughtful ways." In this article, we continue our series on "The Dimensions of Leadership" by discussing how you can apply the 4 attributes of effective communication in order to become a better leader within your organization.

Business Etiquette for Mobile Devices (Infographic)

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

One sure-fire way to find yourself in the workplace bad books is by using mobile devices in an unprofessional manner. Although we will all need to attend to urgent personal calls from time to time, the office is not a place for having extended Facebook chats with your friends about recreational matters. The following infographic pinpoints all of the main do’s and don’ts about observing proper business etiquette for using mobile devices in the workplace. By adhering to these simple guidelines, you won’t run the risk of antagonizing your co-workers and bosses.

Tips from pros! How good managers achieve more engaged employees

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Research has shown that an employee who is happy and engaged is likely to be more productive, less likely to complain and more motivated. However, not all companies understand that it is fundamental to keep employees motivated in order to persuade them to be more productive. Here are some useful tips that might help you increase company productivity with the help of your staff personnel.