Mutual Respect Starts With You
It’s surprising how uncommon common courtesy can be in the workplace — and how by practicing it, you can stand out from those around you as professional, dignified, and deserving of respect.
These seven words and phrases may be simple, but they’re powerful:
If you’re not using them in the workplace every day — why not? Consider them the cornerstones of communication — and the willingness to use them shows a self-confidence and self-respect that cannot be faked!
This information was taken from 7 Magic Words for Dignity, Respect & Power, one of the hundreds of Quick Tip videos available on the Star12 Training Site — free to STAR12 All-Access passholders.
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I am having the same problem with upper management. She will not be polite with me in front of other people. She will be nice and cheerful when she sends emails. Otherwise is a very negative person favors others.
Great advice not only for the workplace but for all aspects of your life. Practice kindness all day everyday and the world might just be a better place to be!
K Bremer - you are so right! I wonder what difference this would make not just with co-workers, but people you see daily. I work in a building with 18 floors. Sometimes, I try to make it a point, if I am on an elevator with someone who gets off before I do to say "have a nice day." Most times we (including myself) get on and ride up in silence. Even if you were just talking to the person before you boarded!
How to deal with negative vibes when your upper management gives it and pick sides and blame others
How about just saying good morning to each other. Some people skip this essential step to start their day. One wonders if some have lost or never learned the art of verbal communication.
I use thank you many, many times a day. It's amazing what it does for co-workers and what they will do for you if you need help at a later date.
This is good, I am going to save it and place it at my desk as a reminder of how I should be. Thank you for sharing.
It is amazing how few people use these simple words/phrases in the workplace. Respect and common courtesy seem to have fallen off the grid in exchange for unrealistic senses of entitlement and selfishness.
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