Be Respectful, but for the right reason
In the age of self-help, self-promotion, and self-everything-else, it seems that even basic human principles lose meaning.
An article in Wired magazine reminds us that when we are meeting new people, we should always be respectful. The carpet cleaner we’re meeting might be the MD’s brother-in-law. In our How to Build a Network cast, we recommend you are indiscriminate in your relationship building for this very reason.
Do we really need such a reason to be respectful? This seems like the reason of last resort – to the person who just can’t be respectful, teach them that it’s in their best interest.
How about being respectful because that’s the honorable thing to do, the moral thing to do, the right thing to do? Do we need any reason beyond that?