Leadership and…Respect: The New Minimum Standard for Workplace Behavior
February 2, 2011 4 Comments
Respect is the New Minimum Standard for Workplace Behavior
This a themed post featuring earlier Leading in Context™ Blog Posts about respect. Each post illustrates a different way that ethical leaders show respect. Enjoy!
Leaders are Expected to Build Respectful Cultures
Have you noticed a trend toward more respectful behavior? Customers and employees aren’t accepting anything less. People are helping each other more, and sharing what they know more. They are expecting a higher standard of trust, respect and ethics. Here are some ways that we are expected to respond:
1. Leaders respect others and to teach other leaders how to show respect.
2. Leaders attack issues, never people.
3. Treating people with respect builds trust.
4. Our views aren’t necessarily the only ones that are “right.” We must respond to “different” views with an open mind, avoiding the urge to judge, and listening to see what we can learn.
Author’s Note: This post may be used as a discussion-starter for leader groups and leadership classes. To use it that way, have each leader read the articles in advance, then discuss what you learned when you gather as a group.
For more, see Linda’s book 7 Lenses and the 21 Question Assessment: How Current is My Message About Ethics? 2014 Axiom Business Book Award Winner About 7 Lenses Info@LeadinginContext.com @leadingincontxt @7Lenses
© 2011 Leading in Context LLC