Respect Tip: Open a Door

By |2017-01-13T13:42:10-05:00April 3rd, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: , , |

This is one of those tips that has a literal and a figurative meaning. When I initially thought about it, it was the literal meaning that struck me. But after thinking about it for a couple of minutes, the figurative meaning hit me, which means it's actually two tips in one! First, when you think [...]

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Drew Brees – A Respectful Leader

By |2019-06-20T15:22:58-04:00December 27th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The year is coming to an end and number crunching is underway.  Final results show that your company will break numerous records this year for profitability.  Mr. CEO it is time for you to plan your investor call and all hands staff meeting to share the news.  What message will you deliver?  Who will you [...]

Respect Tip: Lead by Example

By |2011-12-20T12:05:55-05:00December 20th, 2011|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: , |

“A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.” ~ Unknown The most effective leaders don't use words to lead, they use their actions. Think about it. Who, as a leader, has influenced you the most in your life or career? Do you remember them more for the words they spoke to you [...]

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The Road Less Travelled

By |2017-01-13T13:42:17-05:00June 16th, 2011|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

I was talking to a client recently about a local HR conference she had attended. When I asked her for her thoughts she said that the main theme that emerged for her was a variation of how we are all going to have to work harder, smarter, better and faster if we want to be [...]

Bully Bosses Busted

By |2019-06-20T14:52:53-04:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Power and its relationship to workplace culture is something I explore in detail in my upcoming book, Road to Respect: Path to Profit. Employers have traditionally had most of the power in the workplace, but that traditional power balance may be shifting more quickly than many of us realize.

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The Best of Respectful Workplace: Leadership

By |2017-01-13T13:42:23-05:00July 21st, 2010|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

This week we’ll look at the ever popular subject of leadership and the role it plays in the development of a respectful workplace, as we continue to highlight our best blog posts from the last two years. In these posts, Paul Meshanko advocates for leaders to create a culture of respect where employees feel emotionally [...]

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A Rose by Any Other Name

By |2009-07-01T09:22:21-04:00July 1st, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Creating a respectful workplace is not about having nice slogans or values statements about respect posted up on the wall. It is about creating a culture where business practices are fundamentally respectful. Zappos an electronic commerce company and online retailer specializing in footwear is such a company. Their goal is to offer the best customer [...]

Managing Layoffs with Dignity and Respect

By |2019-06-20T13:00:27-04:00June 25th, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , , |

Earlier this year Paul was interviewed for a story in Inside Business magazine about how to respectfully lay off employees. His latest article as a featured expert on respectful layoffs appeared in the business section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday, June 21, 2009.

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Introducing Guest Blogger Chetan Borkhetaria

By |2017-01-13T13:42:27-05:00June 11th, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , , |

Organizational Development and Learning Consultant, Chetan Borkhetaria is our newest and latest guest blogger to focus on diversity and the value that it brings to an organization. What’s the Value of Diversity? Of course, we can all agree that having people from different races and genders is supposed to be a good thing. Isn’t that [...]

Demonstrating Respectful Leadership

By |2017-01-13T13:42:27-05:00April 29th, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

My recently released book Road to Respect: Path to Profit, teaches that workplace leaders interested in building a respectful workplace culture must “walk the talk” of respect. Chapter 7, entitled Respectful Leadership, highlights concrete behaviours leaders can adopt to demonstrate respect to those they lead. Last month Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical [...]

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