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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.

Our favorite quotes about respect

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , , |

The following are 10 quotes that we feature in our Coffee & Keynote card deck that we give to participants during our Connecting With Respect training. These quotes help remind us of what it means to be a respectful person, along with followup actions that you can take today to promote the values of respect in your workplace.

Dimensions of Leadership: Achievement

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

We define achievement as the following: "Achieves results through high ideals, a willingness to make the right call regardless of the risks, and with actions that are based on creating what matters versus proving worthiness." In this article, we continue our series on "The Dimensions of Leadership" by discussing how you can apply the 4 attributes of achievement in order to become a better leader within your organization.

5 Quick Steps to Improve the Psyche of Your Employees

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

It is important to maintain a healthy and open-minded environment in your workplace; your employees are your ships, and you are their lighthouse. You need each other to make the company work. Make sure that however you act, that’s how your employees will feel about you. We’re here to give you 5 tips on how you can get your working atmosphere to a positive and productive level.

10 powerful quotes to inspire greater teamwork in your organization

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

The following quotes are by great authors, leaders, and teachers who believe in the tremendous power of teamwork. Use the following quotes to inspire you and your team to strive for excellence within your organization together.

The Art of Being Wrong

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Every day brings a myriad of opportunities to increase our awareness, wisdom and, ultimately, effectiveness. The problem is that most of us walk right past these opportunities because of a little glitch in our mental "software"... the need to be right. In this article, Paul Meshanko discusses how to go through life with an open mind and the intent to take in new information objectively by "learning to be wrong more often."

Dimensions of Leadership: Connectedness

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

We define connectedness as the "The ability to relate to others in a manner that builds them up, encourages, and brings out their highest potential." In this article, we continue our series on "The Dimensions of Leadership" by discussing how you can apply the 4 attributes of connectedness in order to become a better leader within your organization.

Classroom or online learning – which is more effective for your organization?

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

At Legacy Business Cultures, we frequently receive calls inquiring about online learning options we have available for our workshops. While we do deliver elements of our courses online, we believe that there is no substitute for the kind of learning experiences that can only be achieved in the classroom. In the following article, Sindy Warren and Paul Meshanko discuss their opinions on the benefits of classroom vs. online learning for the courses they facilitate.