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The Power of Respect: Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success

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Want respect from others? Scientific research says, try giving it.

There is power in respect. And it comes with multiple benefits.

In business:


Higher sales
Lower employee turnover
Less exposure to lawsuits
At home:


A stronger marriage
Healthier family dynamics
More polite children
In your personal life:


More self-respect and confidence
Closer friendships
Higher standing in the communi
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 12th 2009 by Thomas Nelson
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Pushasri
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Respecting and its effects. The usefulness of respecting people with its actual results.
I would be more happy if more help would be written on how to handle and really respecting the ones who does not believe in respecting one and spend time in figuring out wrongs
Courtney Nakoneczny
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good reminders, nothing earth shattering
Lenore Webb
Oct 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Matthew 7:12

Many of us grew up with this being one of the first known rules. The golden rule. The one you do not break. We learned this rule as the rule of respect in my home. And you gave respect to others not expecting it first either. To this day I have had a healthy attitude about respect. As I have help raise many lil ones, I have said yes Mame and no Sir to them. I tell them please and thank you. That is how they learn to say these things
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Jill
Oct 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This book is well written and very nicely organized. Norville first defines respect and how it starts at home, how it can be taught in a family, how it works in a marriage or a friendship, how it functions in the workplace, how it's lack can affect both a school or business, and how an individual can work on their own self respect. She uses examples from research and from the lives of people she knows either personally or through her work on Inside Edition. The chapters are clearly marked for ea ...more
Cafelilybookreviews
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was ok

Deborah Norville, best known as the anchor for “Inside Edition”, believes in the power of respect. She also believes it’s one of the most effect, free tools that we have for improving our life, achieving our goals and helping others do the same. Although it’s an easy, simplistic solution to a wide spread problem, respect seems to have fallen by the wayside in daily life.

79% of Americans polled, say that lack of respect is a serious problem.

After spending two years doing research, reading academi
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Samantha
Dec 27, 2009 rated it liked it
I thought this was a good book, but it wasn't about Deborah Norville's experiences with respect. I thought she would use more of her life examples. However, she relies on some very fascinating people (some famous and some not) for her examples. It was very well researched and thought out. It does lack in some analytical components though. I enjoyed how she categorized it into subjects such as business, school, relationships, etc. This was a basic primer for respect. I would feel comfortable in g ...more
Alyse
Sep 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
The one nice thing is that it's broken down to various sections on respect in family, at school, at work, etc., so you can easily skip the parts that aren't relevant to you. However, this book is very poorly written. It jumps from one thing to another without any transition; she often mentions a person without telling the reader who the person is; she begins stories but doesn't always finish them; and she uses poor grammar. Also, the book description on the cover says "Want to get the respect yo ...more
srinath ramegowda
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Respect makes yours and the other persons life easy.

It's hard to figure out what's going wrong in a relationship, any kind of relationship for that matter...Lot of things we do is based on imitation, when we are not really thinking and relationships or (hearts ) for that matter sometimes don't give you second chance or may not forgive you for what you said.... rather than what you did coz it's heart... and people will never forget how you made them feel, good or bad... so it's a very good book a
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Joy Madden
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
The author's overall message is that respect for others and self-respect is crucial for success. She gives examples of this via stories from people’s personal, work and business worlds but, because of that format, this is not a book with succinct points on exactly how to achieve success. However, this personal or self development book does make you more aware of the power of respect in various areas of everyday life.
Evan G
Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a book that interested me. The topic seemed interesting to me. It was interesting, just I found most of it didn't apply to me as I don't own a business, have no kids and am not married.
The best chapter for me was the last chapter on self-respect.
Sheila Good
A good book and a good refresher course in values. Gave me a lot to think about and to work on for myself. It seems Respect as a basic, core value in ourselves, our families, and our culture has been lost. This was a good reminder that it, as all values do, begin with the individual.
Noel Anderson
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
I kind of turned my nose up when I saw this on the shelf. I didn't think seriously about something from a blonde talking head. I was mistaken; she is both bright and insightful. The chapter on respect and leadership is particularly good. I really think she is onto something.
Marc Page
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: botm, mental
Very thought provoking examples and viewpoints on showing respect in the office, in schools, in the family and in life in general. If everyone read this book and followed half the principles it would make a huge difference in this world.
Linda
Feb 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book has something for everyone. What an inspiration and a reminder of how important civility is. A must read.
Aileen
Jul 10, 2010 rated it it was ok
Heard Deborah Norville as key note speaker at convention. I believe she has proof that Karma is real. Will let you know.
Dave
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rather cheery and happy-and more about the subject than the author- and that was a disappointment However tremendously valuable and insightful.
John
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
An important topic and some very good points but Ms. Norville exaggerates some points and makes some leaps of logic to driver her point home.
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Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this is an awesome book i learn a lot,thanks
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Deborah Norville is an American television broadcaster and journalist. Since 1995, she has been host of the syndicated American television program Inside Edition. She hosted Today on NBC, substitute anchored both the NBC Nightly News, and the weekend CBS Evening News, and was a host and correspondent for two CBS News magazine programs.
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