Gen U – Generation Unretired – Humanizes The Workplace

By |2019-06-18T21:42:01-04:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , , |

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the “unretired” – seniors who are returning to the workforce in droves for economic or personal reasons. I call this formidable group “Gen U™” because they represent an astounding number of people who have a completely different mindset from that of prior retired generations. Thankfully, smart companies are beginning to embrace their value, wisdom and experience.

The True “Value” of Values

By |2019-06-19T16:25:26-04:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

How often are employees in your workplace reminded about your workplace values? How do you think it might affect your business results if your values were truly lived in your workplace, supporting a positive and respectful workplace community? Everyone succeeds when workplace practices are aligned with values, and in particular the ethical value of respect. The reason is simple; values are the glue that unite us in our humanity.

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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Respect Tip: Look for Common Ground

By |2017-01-13T13:42:16-05:00November 22nd, 2011|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: |

One surefire way to create respect among people is to look for common ground. Too often we let our differences divide us instead of looking for our similarities. I bet we'd be surprised by how much we all have in common. A great example of this revolves around values. I know the word has gotten [...]

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Disrespect on Display

By |2017-01-13T13:42:18-05:00October 21st, 2010|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

I was watching CNN briefly this morning and saw a feature about the latest trend in campaign politics. It seems that the way to win votes these days is by catching your opponent doing or saying something potentially damaging or embarrassing, and then using the video as the basis for your own campaign ad. Kind [...]

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The Fastest Way to Succeed is to Double Your Failure Rate

By |2017-01-13T13:42:19-05:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

by Ned Parks The above quote by Thomas Watson tells a true story. Mistakes mean you are alive, thinking and doing things. Good mistakes are measured when you look inside yourself, say “oops”, laugh and try again. When I was teaching combat tactics as a helicopter flight instructor in the U. S. Army, I had [...]

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Top Employer Nurse Next Door Shows Us How Living Your Values Translates to Business Success

By |2019-06-19T16:27:26-04:00January 27th, 2010|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

In November 2008, my book Road to Respect: Path to Profit was in the final design stages. I had chosen five Employers of Choice to illustrate the main theme of the book – that a strategically built values-based culture with respect as a core value was simply a business imperative for success in today’s marketplace.

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We Are More Alike Than We Are Different

By |2017-01-13T13:42:29-05:00September 3rd, 2008|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Last month, I helped facilitate a workshop on respect in the workplace, leading a discussion on personal values and how they affect our professional behavior. Since our values significantly impact the decisions we make, it was important to have our participants spend some time reflecting on their own and the behaviors that would ideally correspond [...]

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