Want respect from others? Scientific research says, try giving it.
There is power in respect. And it comes with multiple benefits.
* Higher sales
* Lower employee turnover
* Less exposure to lawsuits
* A stronger marriage
* Healthier family dynamics
* More polite children
In your personal life:
* More self-respect and confidence
* Closer friendships
* Higher standing in the community
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.
In The Power of Respect Norville details the specific dollar savings in business and dramatic improvements in student test scores that are directly attributable to respect. She says, "Now that I've seen the research done by some of the greatest minds in the field, I am stunned to see the impact of being respected and giving respect. I am also mystified. Why wouldn't someone want to put it to work?"
Respect tips sprinkled throughout the text, and Respect Reminders, at the end of each chapter, add to the clarity of the message and help reinforce the personal benefits. Start practicing this most overlooked ingredient of success and find out what it means for you!
I remember the days of watching Deborah Norville on television so eloquently reporting the latest news happenings. Now it is my privilege to tell you a little about Deborah's new book, The Power of Respect: Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success that I just finished reading. The book starts with Deborah and the Dictionary's definition of respect, "How you look back at yourself and others." And so the journey of self-respect begins at home with Deborah sharing many insightful stories, resourceful quotes, facts and scriptures that bring us back to the necessary foundation in relationships with our families, businesses, and schools. If you desire to be more creative, happier and more helpful, learn about this most valuable tool called respect that Deborah shares so beautifully with us in her writings. I loved this book and especially this quote - "Respect is music the deaf can hear and the blind can see." We all have value and importance. I give this book 5+ stars!
The Power of Respect
* Hardcover: 224 pages
* Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 13, 2009)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0785227601
About The Author
Veteran journalist Deborah Norville has been an anchor of Inside Edition since March 1995. Ratings jumped 15% the week the two-time Emmy© joined the series, which is now the nation’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine.
A best-selling author, Norville’s latest book is The Power of Respect: Benefit From the Most Forgotten Element of Success (Oct. 2009, Thomas Nelson) provides a timely explanation of the measurable increases in productivity, creativity, and other benefits that result from respectful behavior. The book follows her New York Times Best Seller, Thank You! Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work For YOU (Oct. 2007, Thomas Nelson). Thank You! Power brought together for the first time the growing body of academic research proving the benefits of gratitude.
In 2009, Norville capitalized on her lifelong love of fiber arts with The Deborah Norville Collection, a line of fine yarns for hand knitting and crocheting, found in major craft stores around the country. Her companion book, Knit With Deborah Norville features a variety of classic patterns using yarns from her collection.
It is her work in television that’s made Deborah a household name. As an anchor of Inside Edition, she has covered a wide variety of stories and events. She broadcast from Washington DC hours after the terror attacks of September 11th, was in Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, anchored Inside Edition’s coverage of the funeral of President Ronald Reagan and the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and is regularly on the red carpet for Hollywood’s star-studded events including the Oscars and the Emmy Awards.
Norville made headlines for her week of groundbreaking reports – as an inmate — from a North Carolina penal institution known as the “toughest jail in America.” The story won Norville two national awards for reporting excellence. She snagged the first national interview with Bethany Hamilton, the young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in Hawaii. She was on the scene of the American Airlines jet crash in Cali, Colombia, and interviewed Paula Jones for the first wide-ranging talk about the lawsuit against then-President Bill Clinton. On a lighter note, she wrote and recorded a dance song and music video, with Inside Edition’s cameras documenting the process.
Norville’s reporting career began while still a student at the University of Georgia. As a reporter for WAGA-TV in Atlanta, she conducted a live interview with then-President Jimmy Carter. After graduating summa cum laude (4.0) First Honor Graduate from UGA, she was named weekend anchor at WAGA-TV. In 1982, she joined WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a reporter and then later anchor. In 1987, she joined NBC News as anchor of NBC News at Sunrise. Ratings jumped 40% her first three months in that position. Norville was later named news anchor and then co-host of NBC’s Today program, a position she held until the birth of her first child in 1991. Norville resumed her broadcasting career with the “Deborah Norville Show,” heard on more than 200 ABC Radio Network stations. She joined CBS News in 1993 as a correspondent and later anchor for such programs as “Street Stories, “48 Hours,” and the “CBS Evening News.” She was also hosted of “Deborah Norville Tonight” on MSNBC.
Norville is active in a number of charities. She has been National Celebrity Spokesperson for the Mother’s March of Dimes, a director for Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Broadcasters Foundation, the Women’s Committee of the Central Park and on the Steering Committee for the Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Gala.
A sought-after lecturer, Norville speaks with candor and humor about dealing with life’s curves and juggling a career and motherhood. She is married and the mother of three. She can be reached via her
The book was provided for review by various ThomasNelson.
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