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6 Steps to Rebuilding Respect at Work

by in Collaborative Innovation, Managing Conflict, Productivity & Performance

When I published my most recent book, The Respectful Leader, in 2016, employee surveys were giving us early warning signals of disrespectful behavior increasing in the workplace. Leading up to the U.S. presidential election, the political climate and the amount of incivility in public discourse continued to heat up. Shortly afterward, disrespect started to rocket […]

“The Respectful Leader” Wins Gold Medal

by in Books, Press

“The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways to Influence Without Intimidation” by Gregg Ward wins gold medal from the Axiom Business Book Awards SAN DIEGO, CA — “The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways to Influence Without Intimidation” by Gregg Ward has won a gold medal in the Business Fable category from the Axiom Business Book Awards, the largest and […]

When Employees are Ripe to Fill the Gaps in their Leadership Skills

by in Books, Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership

One of the foundational practices I detail in my book, The Respectful Leader, is looking for diamonds in the rough. Leaders who acknowledge their team’s excellence in skills and perspectives foster an environment where employees feel respected. Respect creates greater loyalty among employees and commitment to go the extra mile. This recognition also inspires a […]

How the #MeToo Movement Will Influence Company Culture in 2018

by in Diversity & Inclusion, Managing Conflict, Respectful Leadership

After the recent thunderstorm of high-profile sexual harassment allegations in the media, the #MeToo movement is shaking down bad behavior in the workplace and demanding action. In the process, this spotlight has revealed how destructive and costly sexual harassment is to individuals and to the reputations of corporations who’ve turned a blind eye to these […]

Gregg Ward Talks Rebuilding Respect on “Good Morning Washington DC”

by in Managing Conflict, Press, Respectful Leadership

Gregg Ward was fortunate to be invited back on ABC New’s “Good Morning Washington DC” program where he shared his six-step plan for rebuilding respect at work, based on his book, The Respectful Leader. Admit it! Admit that respect has been lost and the relationship is broken. Acknowledging there is a problem is the first step […]

Advocating for Respect: Overcoming Skeptics Who Claim We’re Oversensitive and Too Politically Correct

by in Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership

Hearing about Donald Trump’s recent meeting in which he made disrespectful comments about immigrants and other countries reminded me of an incident I witnessed over 20 years ago, while facilitating a corporate leadership strategy session. I watched – paralyzed – as the CEO of a global company literally screamed obscenities and personal abuse at his […]

5 Non-Confrontational Ways to Encourage Employee Accountability

by in Engagement, Productivity & Performance, Uncategorized

When managing a project, sometimes it takes a little extra TLC to get your team on board, working at their greatest potential, and delivering maximum results. But few people enjoy working while being observed through a microscope. So how do you encourage employees without coming across as pushy or confrontational? Entrepreneur Guest Writer Lucas Miller […]

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