'The Power of Respect' by Deborah Norville also says on the front cover 'Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success'. This is a personal or self development book that reminds one of just how crucial respect is in all aspects of everyday life.
The Power of Respect – What it covers
The book begins with some stories that illustrate the powerful effect that respect has on individuals and on society generally. Deborah Norville covers respect in various situations including at home, at work, in business, etc. She also looks at respect in smaller units such as in families, schools and partnerships. She shows how respect can be a very valuable tool to achieve your goals and to help others achieve theirs.
Throughout the book are examples of different types of respect, illustrated in story-form. The first half of the book mainly deals with children and teenagers with much of the content being related to activities in the classroom. The second half deals with work-related and business issues such as developing positive company cultures to increase productivity and inspire creativity. There are short quotes on respect sprinkled throughout the book, and chapters end with a tick list of 'respect reminders'.
As well as covering the importance and power of respect, this self development book discusses ways of encouraging and developing respect such as rewards for good behaviour in classrooms. There are also stories that show you how to deal with disrespect and how to regain respect in those situations. The book also discusses:
* Tips for a respectful marriage
* The importance of self-respect
* Tips for raising respectful children
* The power of compliments and praise
* How a lack of respect can destroy lives
* How motivation increases with respect
* How to assess and develop your self-respect
* How respect fosters compassion and altruism
* How respect cascades from one person to the next
* How respect transforms good leaders into great ones
The Power of Respect – Summary
Deborah Norville’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.
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(Disclosure : This book was provided for free by BellaOnline management for the purpose of a review. Dr Madden is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme)
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