A Quote by Bill Drayton on good, respect, love, and change

What is your personal definition of “good”?
A world in which everyone is universally empathetic and exercises love and respect with full change-making power.

Bill Drayton

Source: Q&A: Bill Drayton - Ashoka - Social Capitalism:

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on respect


It is my hope someday to see science and decision makers rediscover what the ancients have always known, namely that our highest currency is respect.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Pages: 90

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A Quote by John Cogley, journalist on tolerance, respect, and human

“Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.”

John Cogley, journalist

Source: My diary

Contributed by: jagadish

A Quote by Anon on creation, race, tribes, and respect

All the races and tribes in the world are like the different colored flowers of one meadow. All are beautiful. As children of the Creator they must all be respected.


Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Swami Sivananda on tolerance, unity, respect, creeds, views, and opinions

Be tolerant.  Behold the unity of all faiths, cults, creeds and religions.
Respect the views, opinions and sentiments of all.

Swami Sivananda

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Robert I. Sutton on respect, behavior, work, workplace, and abuse

The “No Asshole Rule” doesn’t allow anyone to get away with demeaning, nasty, or disrespectful behavior toward others in the workplace. People who continually behave that way need serious reform or should be shown the door.

The rule is needed because too many organizations allow such behavior to persist. For example, surveys show that one out of two Americans has an abusive boss. And one out of five or six people is in work relationships where they feel persistently, emotionally abused.

Assholes have devastating cumulative effects partly because nasty interactions have far more impact on us than positive ones—five times the punch, according to recent research. And it takes numerous encounters with positive people to offset the energy and happiness sapped by a single episode with one asshole.

The behavior of assholes damages individual well-being and also impacts corporate profits, mostly because it reduces people’s commitment to the organization and drives out some of the best employees.

Robert Sutton

Source: Meet the Masterminds: Robert Sutton on "The No Asshole Rule" for the Workplace:

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A Quote by Gerard Vanderhaar on respect, dialog, truth, arguing, and debate

Respectful dialog, in the interest of searching for more complete truth, is considerably more productive than arguing for the purity of position.

Gerard Vanderhaar

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A Quote by Liz Murray on employees, respect, fear, confident, incompetent, leadership, and leader

When you go back to your environment and you deal with employees... do you inspire people or do you make them feel fear?  Do you make them feel confident or incompetent?  I think that distinction really marks the leader.

Liz Murray

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Hxax on respect


Loved By Many, Hated By Few, Respected By All


Source: No Idea

Contributed by: Justin

A Quote by Robert I. Sutton on conflict, respect, and confrontation

The right kind of friction can help any organization. To take a famous example, Intel cofounder and retired CEO Andy Grove can be a strong-willed and argumentative person. But Grove is renowned for sticking to the facts and for inviting anyone-from brand-new Intel engineers to Stanford students whom he teaches about business strategy to senior Intel executives-to challenge his ideas. For Grove, the focus has always been on finding the truth, not on putting people down. Not only do I despise spineless and obsequious wimps, but there is good evidence that they damage organizations. A series of controlled experiments and field studies in organizations shows that when teams engage in conflict over ideas in an atmosphere of mutual respect, they develop better ideas and perform better. That is why Intel teaches employees how to fight, requiring all new hires to take classes in "constructive confrontation." These same studies show, however, that when team members engage in personal conflict-when they fight out of spite and anger-their creativity, performance, and job satisfaction plummet. In other words, when people act like a bunch of assholes, the whole group suffers.

Robert Sutton

Source: The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't, Pages: Chapter One

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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