(This entry posted April 2016. Entering graduation season, another posting seems appropriate for those receiving titles and for those with titles hiring these newly titled graduates.)
What is Title Respect? Blogger’s definition: working in such a way that shows ongoing respect for one’s title earned through academic achievement or hired position; engaging with coworkers, clients, customers, employees, parishioners in such a way to bring respect to one’s organizational position
Is this easy? Certainly appears to be easier for some more than others. Character plays a significant role in title respect. If you are wondering how you are doing in the title respect category, gauge your efforts in these five actions:
Treating people with dignity
- How are your “bedside manners”?
- How often do you say, “Thank You”?
- Do people leave your conversation feeling heard?
- What’s the last book you read about your field of work?
- If you’re not reading, how are you striving to learn?
- If you’ve stopped learning, can you pinpoint why that is and address that issue?
Rolling without Flaunting
- Do you insist your personal return address labels bear your title?
- Does everyone have to know what charity you support?
- Do you always have to sit at the head of the table?
Investing in the next generation
- Who are you currently coaching or mentoring?
- What support could/do you give to starters in your field?
- How do you make yourself available to the 20s & 30s community?
Giving credit where credit is due
- Who receives credit at the end of the project?
- How does collaboration get celebrated?
- How might you encourage someone after their first “win”?