Whether implied or assumed, there is one "super value" that needs to be embraced for respect to take root within all levels of an organization. That super value is integrity. This element is so essential that without it none of our other actions associated with respect will be viewed as authentic. As powerful as personal integrity is for enabling individual engagement, systemic integrity can become a strategic asset. It helps lead to a platform of trust and predictability that encourages an entire organization to engage.
As both a resident of central Ohio for most of my younger life and a graduate of The Ohio State University, I consider myself as big a Buckeye fan as any. That’s why, like most members of “Buckeye Nation,” I was profoundly disappointed by the recently reported NCAA violations involving both some of the football [...]