Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Civility

“Play fair. Don’t hit people. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.” – Robert Fulghum, author of All I Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

As you become a manager and then a partner in your firm, if you want to be viewed as an inspiring leader, you better be practicing civility.

There is solid research behind this. This is from Christine Porath via HBR:

“For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. it enhances your influence and performance and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.”

Leaders need to demonstrate respect. According to recent studies, being treated with respect was more important to employees than recognition, appreciation, inspiring visions, or even learning opportunities.

Be sure to read the informative article.

  • "Politeness is the art of choosing your thoughts."
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