Respect in an Era of Partisan Divide

By | February 20th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Washington, D.C. is often deeply partisan and divided, and around the time of the State of the Union Address, people retreat to their respective corners and dig in their heels. Just flip on any cable news station to hear the rhetoric and talking points pouring out from both sides.

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Our Political Dialogue

By | October 24th, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

**Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from The Respect Effect: Leveraging Culture, Emotions and Neuroscience to Build a Better Business by Paul Meshanko.  Nowhere is the insidious creep of incivility and disrespect more apparent than in our political processes. And nowhere besides the workplace is the need for respect greater. What used to be subtle, [...]

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Politics and Respect – A Perfect Union or Oil and Water?

By | June 11th, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

I hate to admit it, but I’m feeling a bit less patriotic these days. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade being an American for anything. But when it comes to our electoral processes, our national brand has become tarnished…and it’s getting dirtier each year. What used to be referred to as “campaigning” is becoming [...]

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Introducing Guest Blogger Ruth Ramos

By | October 30th, 2008|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

With the purpose of creating a community of diverse perspectives and encouraging a fresh dialogue on respect, the Respectful Workplace blog team is pleased to announce a new monthly feature written by a guest blogger. This month our contributor is Ruth Ramos, a Cleveland, Ohio based consultant. The Beginning of Healing Probably the most popular [...]

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Race: Are We Really So Different?

By | October 1st, 2008|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Recently, I posted about how we are much more alike than we are different, especially in terms of shared values. But now, science is confirming that even across racial lines, there are more similarities among us than differences. A new exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different, which opened last week at the Cleveland Museum of [...]

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Can You Respectfully Discuss Politics in the Workplace?

By | September 12th, 2008|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

"The hot-button issues of politics can lead to inflamed tempers that can impede your productivity—and possibly, your progress. Who do you think should be the next President of the U.S.? John McCain? Barack Obama? Jon Stewart? Regardless of who gets elected, there is no question that this is the most diverse and exciting campaign in [...]