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Respect, a lost value in our world today, is the latest subject of research for Inside Edition anchor and best-selling author Deborah Norville. Citing scientific studies and using stories based on personal interviews, Norville makes a compelling case for the Power of Respect--the simple act of treating people as though they really matter.

Amazon Exclusive: A Message to Readers from Deborah Norville

Respect. Thanks to Aretha, we all know how to spell it, but lately there seems to be less and less of it in society. My job as anchor of Inside Edition provides me the opportunity to report the latest examples of disrespect in society--and lately there have been plenty. My frustration over what seemed like an endless drumbeat of these stories (Balloon boy, Kanye Wilson, Jon & Kate, Congressional Representative Wilson shouting at the President) prompted me to uncover the academic proof that treating others with respect boomerangs benefits BACK to you. In business, education, personal relationships, the Power of Respect is undeniable. Whether it's saving money in business, helping kids score higher on academic tests, or solidify relationships--the Power of Respect has benefits for anyone who makes a point of practicing the Golden Rule.

--Deborah Norville



About the Author

Deborah Norville is the anchor of Inside Edition, the nation’s longest running, top-rated syndicated newsmagazine with five million viewers. The two-time Emmy-Award winner and lecturer is also a New York Times best-selling author. She and her husband have three children.


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  • File Size: 429 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publication Date: October 13, 2009
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002Q6XWEW
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Deborah Norville is a veteran broadcast journalist with nearly three decades reporting experience. The anchor of the nation's top-rated syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition, she is credited with bringing new strength and respect to the program. Inside Edition is regularly seen by roughly five million daily viewers nationwide, as well as 30 foreign countries.

Norville brings curiosity and energy to her work. She made national headlines and received awards for her gripping reporting from inside the Davidson County, NC jail, reputed to be the nation's toughest. There Norville lived behind bars, treated like any other inmate to give viewers a rare glimpse at what jail life is really like. Her eye opening reports underscored how little 'rehabilitation' truly goes on.

She stepped behind a microphone to give viewers the inside story on the music business. Writing and recording a pop song and later shooting the music video to go with it. She has taken her viewers in an F-16 over the destruction of the World Trade Towers in 2001 and brought them to the crash site in Colombia where only four people survived the horrific crash of an American Airlines jet. Norville also conducted the first interview with Paula Jones after her lengthy legal battle with President Bill Clinton.

Deborah Norville is also an accomplished author. Her first book, Back on Track: How To Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You A Curve (Simon & Schuster, 1997), a motivational self-help book which draws upon her experiences at NBC's Today Show. I Don't Want To Sleep Tonight (1999, Golden Books) offers children and their parents suggestions to keep scary dreams away at night. It became one of Golden Books strongest sellers. I Can Fly (2001, Golden Books) followed with advice on building children's self esteem.

Norville is a sought after lecturer, speaking on current events, work/family balance and motivation. Her website www.dnorville.com offers advice for busy moms (including menus and shopping lists), homework tips, and observations of the world around us. She and her husband, Karl Wellner, have three children.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence W. Wilson on October 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is somewhat interesting but by no means compelling. The central point--that our lives would be better if we showed greater respect to others--is worth hearing again, though it may have made a better magazine article than hardcover book.

Deboarah Norville, best known as a television personality, currently the host of Inside Edition, has collected an array of anecdotes and statistics that support her thesis. She applies the theme to six arenas:

Home
Relationships
School
Work
Leadership
Self

One strength of the book is the practical tips offered for cultivating respect in these areas of life; for example: Define rules for your children; Brag about your partner in front of others; and Give employees a voice in the workplace.

The weakness of the book is that there seems to be nothing new or uniquely insightful. The thesis itself is the book.

Also, the font size is particularly small making it a bit difficult to read.

I hope Norville's message succeeds, yet I rate the book itself is a so-so read. Buy it if you want a helpful reminder of our need for civility in relationships. If you're looking for a more in-depth study or a highly practical manual for relationships or leadership, take a pass.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Fry on October 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Do you receive an adequate amount of respect? Do you struggle with respecting others? Do you have a healthy perspective on respect, whether it is given or earned? Best selling author and well known journalist, Deborah Norville, offers a refreshing insight on a vital issue in society today... RESPECT.

In this time and age, respect is not easily achieved or granted. Which is why I was eager to crack open the crisp pages of "The Power of Respect" and I was not disappointed. I found myself giddy with glee when I discovered that the book covered a good portion of respect in marriage and parenting. I learned that respect starts right at home and we need to teach our children how to properly interact with others. I definitely recommend this book to people who need a gentle reminder on how to improve relationships and increase major productivity!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Staats on February 16, 2010
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Ms. Norville has written an excellent book that highlights how practicing the principle of having and acting on sincere respect for ourselves and those around us can have a tremendously positive affect on our own lives and society as a whole.

She masterfully weaves in both personal examples as well as anecdotes of and research by others to demonstrate where the power of respect has paid off in real-life applications.

Ms. Norville's writing style is personal, warm, and accessible. This book is an excellent reference for the entire family.

I would have given this book five stars, but I have one hang-up with its approach. The book is written from the perspective of enlightened self-interest. One can almost feel Ayn Rand in the background providing editorial direction. Ms. Norville clearly identifies herself as someone with a genuine, practiced spiritual background. I have no doubts that she is sincere and accurate in that self-description.

It feels like Ms. Norville is trying to appease a general public that would take offense at a book with a spiritual theme. The bottom-line really is that the reason to show genuine respect is not because of the perceived personal pay-off (i.e., enlightened self-interest); showing respect is simply the right thing to do.

The book's failure to embrace its moral roots softens its impact.

In service,

Rich
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Hyatt VINE VOICE on June 4, 2010
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This book was a refreshing look at the topic of the role of respect in our world today. Norville begins her discussion on respect by describing it as a "benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success." Using examples of real people, Norville explores how having respect for others, or the lack of respect, affects all of our lives.

The focus begins with looking at respect in the home. It continues by exploring the issue of respect in relationships, in schools, and in the business world. A special chapter is written for leaders. The book concludes with an encouraging discussion on self-respect. Throughout the book, the use of quotes, checklists, and the many personal stories help all of us gain an appreciation for maintaining a strong sense of respect or ourselves and others.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Meg VINE VOICE on November 24, 2009
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As one who notices the lack of respect in this country on an everyday basis, I was very much looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately, what I hoped this book to be was not reality. The book itself is written much like a college freshman's first term paper - plenty of quotes and personal experience, but lacking in analysis. At worst it seemed to be written as a Chicken Soup for the Soul book - a collection of short stories. I kept hoping as I read that there would be more to it, but there wasn't. I give credit to Ms. Norville for the concept, however it could have been realized in a much more cohesive fashion.
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'The Power of Respect' by Deborah Norville also says on the front cover 'Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success'. This is a 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.
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