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Respect Tip: Defend Someone Publicly

By |2017-01-13T13:42:09-05:00July 3rd, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|

For the rest of the summer, we will feature Respect Tips inspired by the Why Respect Matters section of the recently released Respect Effect by Paul Meshanko. I once worked for the same supervisor for many years. I was pretty sure that she knew me pretty well, both personally and professionally. So imagine my surprise, when someone, who did not [...]

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Respect Tip: Give Your Undivided Attention

By |2017-01-13T13:42:09-05:00June 26th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|

For the rest of the summer, we will feature Respect Tips inspired by the Why Respect Matters section of the recently released Respect Effect by Paul Meshanko. I remember a colleague once telling me about a former supervisor he worked for early in his career. This person would clear his entire desk - even putting [...]

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Respect Tip: Show Interest

By |2017-01-13T13:42:09-05:00June 19th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|

For the rest of the summer, we will feature Respect Tips inspired by the Why Respect Matters section of the recently released Respect Effect by Paul Meshanko. When people respond to the question of what makes them feel respected in our training programs, one of the many responses we receive is if someone shows an interest in, [...]

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Respect Tip: Pay it Forward

By |2017-01-13T13:42:09-05:00May 29th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: |

The other day I saw a car in a library parking lot with a 'pay it forward' sticker on it. It was a gentle but powerful reminder in such an unexpected place. It got me thinking about how we can all pay it forward in the workplace to increase respect for one another. Pay it [...]

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Respect Your Workplace

By |2017-01-13T13:42:09-05:00May 24th, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

While I usually write about respect from a behavioral perspective and how people treat each other in the workplace, I've never written about respect for your actual workplace, until now. After several requests, I thought it was about time to focus on something that most of take for granted or don't realize has anything to do [...]

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Respect Tip: Kindness Works

By |2017-01-13T13:42:10-05:00May 22nd, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: |

Kindness is one of my favorite topics. Last fall, I wrote a respect tip on being kind to everyone, but the topic is so important that sometimes it needs repeating. And even more so, it requires an example of kindness at work. That's why I was thrilled this Sunday to read a piece written by Colin [...]

Respect Tip: Be on Time

By |2017-01-13T13:42:10-05:00May 15th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|

The other day I was reading an article about tardiness in the workplace. The basic premise was that if for some unforeseen reason you are 20 minutes late for work and your job does not depend that you clock in at a certain hour and your performance is good, then it's really not a big deal. What is a [...]

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Respect Tip: Become “We”

By |2012-05-08T15:17:09-04:00May 8th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: |

In order to create a truly respectful workplace, you have to move from a 'me' organization to become 'we.' Recently, a family member was talking about her workplace. She described it as a place that has a lot of turnover. And apparently one, where the 'me' takes precedence over the 'we.' She said that she has learned to [...]

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Respect Tip: Be a Role Model

By |2016-06-15T10:12:09-04:00April 24th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: , |

Early in my career I made a conscious decision to not be like some of my least favorite bosses. I called them my anti-role models and secretly never wanted to turn into them. You know the type. Maybe they are micro-managers or they have minimal leadership abilities, but mostly they are people who treat everyone [...]

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