Otis Redding wrote about it. Aretha Franklin sang about it. Clients talk about it. Employers hope their employees have it. It’s a seven-letter word that starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and ends with the 20th. It’s an easy thing to lose and a tough thing to get back. And, to get it, you must give it.
According to Thesaurus.com, some synonyms for the word I am writing about include:
Does your immediate supervisor show you this?
Do your colleagues extend this to you?
Do you offer this to all people or simply a select few?
Have hiring managers and recruiters shown this to you?
When you speak to a prospect, can he hear this word in your message?
As a professional, what would you say is one of the single most important words in the workplace today?
“I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”~ Jackie Robinson