Chapter 4DIGNITY Show Respect

I generally felt respected in this organization, but that was not the case for everyone. I remember feeling embarrassed when a manager humiliated his administrative assistant in front of several of her colleagues. It was so disrespectful, and no one said or did anything about it.

—A.J.

What kind of boss would your employees say you are? Would they say that you are smart, dedicated, motivating, hard-charging? How about results oriented, demanding, or fun to work with? Just as you tolerate a range of behaviors from your employees, so too your employees will accept you as you are, no doubt less than perfect but doing your best. The one behavior that talented people seldom tolerate for long is disrespect. If you wish ...

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