5 Tips of Dignity & Respect

November 2, 2012

Albert Einstein once said “In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” Einstein could easily have been one of the supporters of the Dignity & Respect Campaign that was celebrated in October. Although the month is over, the issue of “Making the world a better place for all to live – with all of our differences” is a goal whose timeline should be endless.

Dignity and respect are important societal issues. As a nation and a member of the global society, we all need to do our part. By encouraging change in our schools, communities and organizations, we help forge a stronger chain of inclusion. You can make a difference by becoming a champion of dignity & respect in your own life.

Here are Five Tips of Dignity & Respect:

1) Break the ice. Start a conversation with someone new.
2) Lead the way. Let your inclusive behavior light a path for others.
3) Be a relationship builder. Seek ways to expand your network.
4) Listen. People feel respected when they know you’re listening to their point of view.
5) Be a champion of dignity and respect. Encourage others to do the same.

For a look at the other 25 tips of dignity and respect, click here. What steps do you think could create the biggest change?

Constance Thompson
Senior Manager, Diversity

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