Earlier this year, my wife and I spent several days working with a realtor in another state looking at potential houses to buy. If you have been through this exercise […]
Sometimes the easiest things to do on occasion are the hardest to turn into regular habits. Why? Because developing new habits is tricky, requiring both intention and practice. This is particularly true when it comes to being more respectful, civil and inclusive in our work behaviors because our brains our constantly trying to balance doing what’s best for ourselves vs. what’s good for others. Here are 10 really basic things we can incorporate into our day-to-day interactions with co-workers that will benefit them and potentially help ourselves at the same time.
We’ve all been a part of “meetings from hell” – late starting meetings with no agenda that run long and accomplish nothing. If this scenario sounds even a little bit familiar, have no fear. It turns out that science actually offers up some pretty simple and straightforward strategies that can benefit us all.
During the Connecting With Respect curriculum, participants learn about a series of guidelines that cover the fundamental areas of what it means to be a respectful person. These guidelines illustrate ways of thinking and behaving around others that have been shown to be tremendously effective at improving how people perceive both others and themselves when interacting. We call these “The 12 Rules of Respect.”
As the focus on breaking the glass ceiling and getting more women into middle and senior level leadership roles intensifies, it’s important to realize that this is not some “kumbaya” initiative. It’s a matter of making smarter business decisions and ultimately (at least in the private sector) making more money.
Successfully navigating an uncertain future is a matter of better managing the things that remain in our control, even when the environment around us is in flux. Here are six great ways to start.
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 […]
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 […]
My mom, Anne Meshanko, has always been a bit ahead of the pack. Sometimes, so far ahead of the pack, that others around her thought that her ideas were a […]
It’s been awhile since a social issue has captured the attention of the press and social media as much as the recently vetoed Arizona SB 1062. This bill would have made […]