I like this quote from French novelist Emile Zola, “If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.”
To learn more about meaningful conversations for assisting the growth of human capital, check out Susan Scott, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQPCM40fb-s
More thoughts about RESPECT at work
In a world of countless differences between people, being able to create a work environment that allows each person to do his or her very best work is now one of the most important competencies that any organization can master.
One facet of these great work environments is RESPECT. Respect promotes cooperation, open communication, creativity, commitment and safer workplaces. The most current research shows it also promotes greater job satisfaction and even improved physical health.
As a concept, respect sounds simple. But getting there requires work. It is an emotional state that is triggered by our behaviors around each other. Its impact is far greater than tolerance because it is externalized and directed towards others, not just felt internally. As recipients, respect feels good and primes our brains to do their very best work. Practicing respect on a consistent basis is an emotional competency that requires increased awareness and practice. But the effort is worth it. Being able to skillfully deploy the right attitudes and behaviors, including our words, to positively affect those around us is a critical skill set not just for work, but for life in general.