For almost 20 years, Legacy Business Cultures has proudly sent our “Coffee and Keynote” inspirational quotes every weekday morning to thousands of online subscribers. Last year alone, we sent out over 2 million individual messages sharing wisdom of the ages on leadership, teamwork, personal effectiveness and respect to readers around the world. So I have to admit that I was caught completely off guard on morning when one of our subscribers sent us a rather pointed email message stating that she was very upset with the quotations and was considering unsubscribing from the service.
Legacy Business Cultures (LBC), a global provider of leadership and staff training, organizational surveys and e-learning is pleased to announce its newest program, Safe Spaces: Recognizing and Preventing Harassment in the Workplace.
Let’s face it. We’re in a different place than we were just a few months ago when it comes to both the substance and emotions surrounding the topic of sexual harassment. As in other situations, a new landscape requires a new strategy. In this case, it also requires a stronger sense of urgency to address the topic of harassment training head-on and in a meaningful, comprehensive fashion. Here are 4 important guidelines they may help your organization.
As women (and in some cases men), the majority of us have been there — the unwanted sexual advances, texts, calls, touches, and jokes in the workplace. I have listed my do's and don’ts for men and women in the workplace. I've added a bit of humor to help the advice go down a little easier. In my opinion, “What would my Southern Mama think?” is the best tool to combat sexual harassment in the workplace!
A Code of Cooperation is a document created by people who work together to encourage an emotionally healthy work environment. It accomplishes this by formally establishing common behavioral expectations that can be supported by all. Codes of Cooperation may articulate both behaviors which a group wishes to encourage as well as those to be avoided. They should be created with input from all group members and are most effective when embraced and supported by everyone.
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.
In the following video, Paul Meshanko explains that, when people are treated with disrespect at work, negative effects may be caused not only to their engagement and productivity, but also may become more prone to stress related physical and mental damages.
The following video was taken from a presentation for MGM of The Respect Effect by Paul Meshanko. In it, he describes how disrespectful behavior among coworkers can cause harmful mental and physical effects as well as reduced engagement, productivity and resilience.
As the focus on breaking the glass ceiling and getting more women into middle and senior level leadership roles intensifies, it’s important to realize that this is not some “kumbaya” initiative. It’s a matter of making smarter business decisions and ultimately (at least in the private sector) making more money.
Turning training into a game can be a great method to enhance learning as well as an opportunity for coworkers to engage with each other on a more personal level. When it comes to maintaining productivity, the most important thing is to make your people feel part of a team. Make the process fun and allow everyone to be themselves.
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.