Category Archives: Respect

Effective leaders don’t DEMAND respect; they COMMAND it.

Homeless Shelter Cafeteria is Turned Into a 5-Star Restaurant!

WOW… take a look at what happened when, through donations of time, talent and a relatively small amount of money, the cafeteria in this homeless shelter was turned into a 5-star restaurant! (If you’re viewing this post in an e-mail … Continue reading

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Want Higher Employee Engagement? Use the WOWplace Rules Success Model!

Many organizations want to create WOW experiences. But if you attract customers and employees with big, flashy WOWs (cool products and services, fun ways of using them), don’t forget to also get the basics right – customer service, high employee engagement, taking ownership … Continue reading

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Organizational Justice and Its Role in Motivating Associates

Having a problem motivating your associates and co-workers to do what needs to be done? Or to ask for clarification on tasks, rather than guessing or assuming they know what you want… and then doing it wrong? In order to … Continue reading

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Never Under-Estimate the Power of Compassion and Humanity

My Marketing Director, Cindi’s, story below reminds us that, even if we can’t grant another person’s request, we can still behave in a kind and compassionate manner when doing our jobs, and remember that we’re all human and that sometimes a … Continue reading

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What are the subtle signs that someone respects (or disrespects) you? (One-question survey)

Since so much of creating the WOWplace involves the nuances of communication between leaders and their people, as well as communications among peers at every level, I wanted to ask a question about the subtle signs of respect and disrespect that often … Continue reading

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Great Tips for Supervisors – or Anyone!

I recently found a great article containing many valuable tips for supervisors and managers (but applicable to anyone) from the Purdue University EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Included are tips for identifying, assisting and supporting troubled and/or grieving employees; evaluating employee performance; and … Continue reading

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Harsh Words Have Lasting Impact… So Do Positive Ones

Whether we’re in a business environment, a community arena, or in our own families, harsh words have a lasting impact on everyone who receives them. Just remember this: Feedback can be given in positive, constructive ways. Mistakes will be made. Don’t … Continue reading

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5 Tips for More Positive Communications

“You still haven’t registered as a vendor in our system.” The representative’s very first words to me oozed with disdain and disrespect. “I went to the link I was given and filled out all the information. I even got a confirmation … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Respect

The 10/5 Way states that employees must make eye contact with anyone who comes within 10 feet of them, and must smile and greet anyone who comes within 5 feet of them. The No Venting rule requires health care workers … Continue reading

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Create a WOW For Love

We can create WOWs in so many ways in our personal and professional lives. What would you do for love? Not just passionate love, but for love of your fellow man? Take a look at what one woman’s girlfriends all … Continue reading

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