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Respect Tip: Challenge Your Assumptions

By |2017-01-13T13:42:14-05:00February 28th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: , |

We all have assumptions, right? Even on occasion, I admit to having them too. But what exactly are assumptions and how do we go about changing them? Assumptions are like habits, because we pick them up and never question where they came from. In fact, assumptions are habits of thinking. I recently wrote about my assumptions of [...]

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Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: Manufacturing Industry

By |2017-01-13T13:42:14-05:00February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Cultural Tourism|

In the last two months, I have had my first two encounters with the manufacturing industry. You might find this strange considering I am from Cleveland - once a manufacturing powerhouse. I know I do. If you've read my past Adventures of a Cultural Tourist posts it might make a little more sense. But still, I kind [...]

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Respect Tip: Treat Everyone Fairly

By |2012-02-21T16:05:51-05:00February 21st, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|

I recently read somewhere that the most admired leaders had one thing in common: they treated everyone fairly. Now, I know that fair and equal have gotten confused in the past. I'm here to clear up the myth that they are one in the same. They are not. Treating employees equally implies that all employees [...]

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Respect Tip: Love Yourself

By |2017-01-13T13:42:14-05:00February 14th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: |

Valentine's Day gets a bad rap for being solely about commercialism and celebrating romantic love. But, it's also a good day to talk about another kind of love: self-esteem. We've written before about The Importance Heathy Self-Esteem, but now I'd like to discuss how loving yourself first can benefit you at work. So what is self-esteem? The dictionary defines [...]

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Respect Tip: Speak Only What You Know is True

By |2015-08-07T10:16:58-04:00February 7th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: , |

This week's tip can be interpreted a couple of ways. I am going to focus on it's similarity to gossip and not the larger issue of what is truth. Too often people are talking about things in the workplace that simply are not true and it's harming the entire organization. Here's an example of that destructive behavior: Employee #1 says [...]

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Respect Tip: Say “Please” and “Thank You”

By |2017-01-13T13:42:14-05:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|

Earlier this month, I posed a question to our readers regarding our respect tip series. I wanted to know what were their respect tips. From the couple responses I got, I chose to highlight Teresa's this week. In her comment, she mentioned how although everyone seems to be in a hurry, it wouldn't hurt to [...]

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Tolerance: Do You Believe In It?

By |2017-01-13T13:42:15-05:00January 26th, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

The other day I was stopped in traffic behind a car that had a bumper sticker that read, "Tolerance - Believe In It." Maybe, you've seen it before. As you can see it's purple (that color we associate with diversity apparently) and tolerance is spelled out using different religious symbols to embody that yes, we [...]

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Respect Tip: Follow the Platinum Rule

By |2017-01-13T13:42:15-05:00January 24th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: |

The other day I was listening to the radio and heard an ad for a local bank. While the ad wasn't too memorable, the following phrase describing the relationship with their customers was: "We treat customers how they want to be treated." We have all heard about the Golden Rule, where we are are supposed [...]

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How to Use Respect to Prevent Workplace Violence

By |2017-01-13T13:42:15-05:00January 19th, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Workplace violence is no laughing matter. In fact, it is becoming an all too familiar occurrence in today's workplace. But not all workplace violence is physical and much of it is now emotionally charged, like bullying and gossiping. During this short video, Paul Meshanko, our managing partner and Tom Green, VP of Human Resources at Medical Mutual of Ohio discuss the [...]

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