“Respect” personal stories

There seems to be an epidemic of disrespect in our country, and I’ll tell a few of my experiences; some good examples, and some not-so-good examples. Remember the definition (Proper acceptance or courtesy; recognition of a person’s worth, personal quality, ability, trait), and take time to review my post on the subject.

A few good examples:
I currently work with three folks I have high regard for because of their examples they set for others; one being proper respect. These folks time and time again demonstrate the definition of respect. These folks work with a variety of people whose behavior is not always what it should be, but these three never lower themselves to that behavior. These three I enjoy being around, and I consider them friends. With proper respect shown by leaders they will attract similar types, which translates to success in life and in business.

A few bad examples:
Unfortunately I currently work with two people who show little respect for others. These “types” are focused on themselves, and do not show courtesy, recognition of worth, or are unwilling to consider others experiences, problems, or issues. Another example is one from the past. This person did not treat others equally, was quick to judge (e.g. critically judged a person for, “walking too slow”), and limited communication because we were not sure how he would react.

I’ve worked with many similar types in my career, and what I’ve noticed is that they attract people with the same lack of respect, and repel those who demonstrate proper respect. Leaders who are disrespectful do not build trust, productivity, or truthfulness. Success in life and business is an uphill battle, and respecting others makes the journey more satisfying.

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being”.
Jackie Robinson

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Author: maxbinkley

Creator of Leadership to the Max My experience in the military helped set the career path for me in human resources. After the military I worked for The Dow Chemical Company and left there in 1993 to venture out on my own. I purchased a small business, then a franchise then started another business in semi-retirement.

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