RespectfulDon’t #1 | Don’t Try to Stop Disrespect with More Disrespect
While the Seven RespectfulDo’s are behaviors you can implement to become a more respectful leader, the Five RespectfulDon’ts are examples of behaviors not to engage in.
RespectfulDon’t #1 is “Don’t Try to Stop Disrespect with More Disrespect.” Disrespect is just as contagious as respect is. If someone is treating you disrespectfully, you may be tempted to respond disrespectfully to them. But this type of eye-for-an-eye behavior will only create a vicious cycle. Rise above it by countering with a respectful response or simply walking away. Instead of fighting disrespect with disrespect, try RespectfulDo #6, Nip Disrespect in the Bud.
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