How to Be a Better Leader by Connecting with Respect

By |2020-02-19T08:06:37-05:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Most of us have had at least one opportunity to report to a truly great leader or manager. Great leaders inspire us, challenge us, help us see the big picture and find ways to get the best out of us (sometimes even more than we knew was there ourselves). Unfortunately, many of us have had [...]

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Video: disrespect is toxic to the body

By |2017-07-31T10:40:16-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

In the following video, Paul Meshanko explains that, when people are treated with disrespect at work, negative effects may be caused not only to their engagement and productivity, but also may become more prone to stress related physical and mental damages. 

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Our Literal Connection to Each Other – The Neuroscience of the Respect Effect

By |2017-01-13T13:41:44-05:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

When we operate in a rich, stimulating and emotionally nourishing environment, our brains are more productive than normal. They release powerful neurotransmitters that stimulate our creativity, desire to work collaboratively and allow us to find deep personal satisfaction in our work. This is the Respect Effect.

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Danger Will Robinson! Why we need respect to be effective in the workplace

By |2017-01-13T13:41:50-05:00June 8th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

In the following video, Paul Meshanko discusses why respect is so important for the success of an organization. He goes on to discuss the neurology of human interaction and how it applies to the dynamics of a workplace culture.

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Respect starts with challenging “lazy mental short-cuts”

By |2017-01-13T13:41:53-05:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Whether based on skin color, gender, accent, perceived education level or economic status, we all have mental models that we form and apply to different groups of people. Although easy and automatic, unconscious bias can be overcome by cultivating a mindset of curiosity.

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Classroom vs. Online Training for Soft Skills – Which is More Effective?

By |2017-01-13T13:41:53-05:00January 13th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

The best roadmap to the future sometimes looks strangely like the past. This is particularly relevant in the discussion on classroom vs. online training. Almost a decade ago, one of my friends who worked as an HR manager for a large, Fortune 50 manufacturing company lamented the difficulty his organization was having with employee acceptance and use of a new, online learning service that had just been purchased from an outside vendor.

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Want to earn more money? Shift your agenda to helping others.

By |2017-01-13T13:41:54-05:00November 26th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

One of the great joys for me professionally is when science and research finally catch up to what has been passed on and taught anecdotally for decades. While it has always made sense to me that managers, leaders , sales professionals and others who seemed to “read” others the best were the most successful, now there’s new research to back it up.

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Why I’m a Better Me with You

By |2017-01-13T13:41:54-05:00September 19th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

In 1943, renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote a paper called, “A Theory of Human Motivation.” In it, he introduced his now-famous motivation model generally referred to as the Hierarchy of Needs. While intuitively seductive in its simplicity, research from the disciplines of anthropology and neuroscience has recently painted a slightly different picture of what truly motivates us.

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Convergence at Work: How Science is Improving the Ways We Work and Relate

By |2017-01-13T13:41:55-05:00August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

For the past 20 years, I’ve immersed myself in the complimentary disciplines of organizational culture, group effectiveness and personal mastery. Because of the breadth of these topics, it became equally important to understand some of the basic tenets of psychology, anthropology and, more recently, the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience.

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