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How to Create a Culture of Respect

The Oxford dictionary definition of respect is: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. This definition expects that you have learned something about the individual to whom you extend your respect. I can see how the old adage “respect is earned, not given” falls in line […]

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Are Your People Invisible?

Last week I was almost bowled over by the gratitude and joy expressed by someone to whom I had sent a little thank you card. This woman is a doyen of the networking scene here in Portland. She is appears to be known, respected and loved by everyone she interacts with. She has built a […]

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Are You Acting as Referee at Work?

This past week a couple of my friends and I went to a local soccer game. I live in Portland, OR where the Portland Timbers soccer team is legendary and so are the fans. My friends and I didn’t attend one of those wildly noisy, fan-crazy Timbers games that occur regularly in Portland. It was […]

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What is the Etiquette of Ageism?

I went to a fundraising dinner last week where the question about table etiquette arose. People were asking their neighbors which glass was theirs and which fork to use. It reminded me of setting the table for dinner for my mother. My mother was a snob when it came to setting the table for a […]

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How You Handle a Crisis can Make or Break Trust

There was a huge commotion outside my window this morning. A crow had stolen a baby blue jay from its nest. At first there was one crow and one blue jay making the noise that caught my intention. Soon there was another crow and three more blue jays in this endeavor, all squawking and chasing […]

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