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Industry / Respect

November 19, 2009

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Respect denotes both a positive feeling of esteem for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., “I have great respect for her judgment”). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. Rude conduct is usually considered to indicate a lack of respect, whereas actions that honor somebody or something indicate respect. (via WikiPedia)

In our industry we are all under tons of pressure, and are constantly being pulled in so many directions at once, we often forget the simplest of behavior traits that are essential to good business. The guidelines I have always tried to use are easy: Trust, Honor & Respect.

Respect goes along way. When someone feels respected, they perform better, and become a valuable asset. When you do not, that person becomes removed from the essential bindings that create a successful team. This principle works on every level, whether it is between a client and an agency, a digital shop, and an agency partner, or even between employees or co-workers.

As a veteran of this industry I have seen heros and villains come and go. It is important to remember that everything in this life is quite temporary, and never forget that we all got into this business for pretty much the same reasons. We all know talent gets you in the door, once you are in the door,  make sure you come correct. Ultimately it is how you act as a “person” that separates you from everyone else on LinkedIn.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 20, 2009 10:23 pm

    nuff said.

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