Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Power of Respect by Deborah Norville

The Power of Respect: Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success by Deborah Norville.

In this book, Deborah Norville shows how respect in all areas of our lives: home, relationships,
schools, business, leadership, and self-respect benefits success for all. The book includes a conclusion, quotations throughout the book, an appendix of Values in Action-Strengths of Character, extensive notes (footnotes) in the back of the book and a section about the author.

The power of Respect was interesting because it was a quick read. The text was large enough not to strain the eyes. Quotations by Zig Ziglar, Aristotle, Abe Lincoln, Bible verses and several other are food for thought. Biblical truths are fed not preached. Simple suggestions are attainable and most are “free.” Suggestions like: listening, complimenting, appreciating, reaching-out, organizing, and being considerate challenge all of us to respectful. A simple conversation with a teen-ager, a note of appreciation in the payroll check envelop, and allowing for input build everyone’s self-respect…the most important kind of respect. “Self-respect helps people feel valuable, no matter what their circumstances. Being respected by others enhances your own performance.”

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