Civility in our society is in short supply. Here in the US, I believe we have strayed far from the foundations of our republic.
The preamble of the US Constitution, crafted in 1787, states in part “We the people . . . in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity . . . “ do hereby present this constitution.
Today, our society does not consistently provide justice, tranquility, welfare, or blessings of liberty for many – much less for all.
Everyone has different backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, goals, and fears. When interacting with people who have different beliefs, goals, and fears than yours, disagreement occurs.
Civil disagreement is a sign of maturity when people debate policies and principles while honoring their fellow humans. Civil disagreement is not available when people dismiss, demean, and discount others’ efforts, ideas, and accomplishments.
We must be better. Each of us plays a role in creating civil interactions or uncivil ones. We have a choice. We can treat others with trust, respect, and dignity – or not.
In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I specify three ways we each can boost integrity, inclusion, and service to others, every day.
My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.
Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.
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How well do the people in your “sphere of influence” treat others with trust, respect, and dignity? To what degree do you treat others kindly and graciously? Share your insights on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.