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The Power of Respect by [Norville, Deborah]
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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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 569 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0785227601
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publication Date: October 13, 2009
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002Q6XWEW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,553,068 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Philip G. Rochford on December 11, 2012
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Mutual respect is covered adequately. It is written clearly and simply. Coverage of different situation is expansive, and this detracts somewhat, if a person is focusing on say, corporate respect. Anyone wanting to understand generally what is involved in respect for others would do well to read this book.

Philip G. Rochford
Author & Personal Development Specialist
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Like so many good books I've read recently (Kindle text-to-voice, connected to car audio, while driving ooh yeah!), this book will need at least second go-around for me to glean all the valuable insights it has.

It highlights how taking considerate approaches to others can really end up helping you.
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The Power of Respect has something for everyone. You've heard it all before and its just about plain common sense for people of good will. But you have never seen it packaged under the single word of "respect". For some it will be a watershed and change them forever. This book potentially has the impact of Norman Vincent Peal's "Power of Positive Thinking". And it won't take long to read. I have bought two more copies for friends looking to lift themselves up out of the mire.
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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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It's hard to figure out what's going wrong in a relationship, any kind of relationship for that matter...Lot of things we do is based on imitation, when we are not really thinking and relationships or (hearts ) for that matter sometimes don't give you second chance or may not forgive you for what you said.... rather than what you did coz it's heart... and people will never forget how you made them feel, good or bad... so it's a very good book and the things written in book works, well no at once .. but gradually..
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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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Although it is not as great as Deborah Norville's book on the POWER OF THANK YOU this book is a really good read.

Deborah has a very inviting style of writing about a thought provoking topic.

I recommend this book to everyone who deals with the public on a daily basis and I think it would be very helpful to them.
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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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