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More people should read this book,
This review is from: The Power of Respect: Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success (Hardcover)
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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.