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    6 lessons to take away from the presidential race


    6.     Showing respect

    Regarding employees with respect and admiration goes beyond polite words. It includes unspoken signals like your expression, tone of voice, and body language. Never speak over, butt in, or cut off another person, especially in front of others.

    Related: 3 habits for successful time management

    GOAL: Embrace your position of leadership with a mature sense of service -- Kim Cameron and his colleagues at the University of Michigan discovered a way to improve performance that has nothing to do with dishing out benefits.

    In a research article2 published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Cameron and his coauthors found that a workplace characterized by positive interpersonal behavior outperforms organizations not characterized by respect and kindness.

    Donna Suter
    Donna Suter is president of Suter Consulting Group.

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