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posted by Kim Benedict on Monday, 23 February 2015
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Lights, Camera, Respect

Have you ever seen the movie, “Ground Hog Day”? Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station hoping to someday be promoted to a national newscaster. He displays charm and wit on camera, but off camera he is bitter, rude, self-centered, and is horrible to his co-workers. He is sent on an assignment he despises, which is the Groundhog Day festival in Punxsutawney, PA. When he is there on assignment with his crew, a huge snowstorm strands them in the town. As the story continues, he wakes up each day re-living the same day over and over and over again. He begins to go crazy and even considers kidnapping the groundhog, thinking it will break this spell. However, as the days go on, he is forced to look at other people’s perspective and eventually begins to care for and respect others.

Some managers are like Bill Murray’s character Phil. They put on the charm in front of company executives and clients, but don’t show the same respect for their co-workers or employees. If you aren’t being genuine with everyone, your employees will see right through that, and may reciprocate the same bad attitude you are modeling to them. Don’t be like Phil--show your co-workers and employees the respect that they deserve, but do it from the start.

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