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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BOOK REVIEW: The Power of Respect


Deborah Norville, best known as the anchor for “Inside Edition”, believes in the power of respect. She also believes it’s one of the most effect, free tools that we have for improving our life, achieving our goals and helping others do the same. Although it’s an easy, simplistic solution to a wide spread problem, respect seems to have fallen by the wayside in daily life.

79% of Americans polled, say that lack of respect is a serious problem.


After spending two years doing research, reading academic literature and interviewing many people, Deborah wrote her second book: “The Power of Respect: Benefit From the Most Forgotten Element of Success.” This latest release is a follow-up to her first book “Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You.”

Deborah stresses the importance of the first step in the power of respect: “The Golden Rule” – treating people the way you want to be treated. Simple enough, but many times overlooked. In a fast paced world where people are short on time, Deborah also believes that internet and social networking sites have contributed to rude and disrespectful behaviors, and that real life friendships are often overlooked as a source of strength.

Her book offers many examples of individuals who have worked to show the power of respect to others and the positive results it has produced in their life. According to the author, simply saying "good morning" to family, spouses, co-workers or friends can set the tone for an entire day. The advice and ideas in this book are applicable in all areas of life and especially in relationships whether you apply them in your workplace, your marriage, your friendships or the way you raise your children.

Practical yet powerful, everyone could benefit from reading this book and brushing up on their relationship skills.


This book was provided for review by the Thomas Nelson Publishing Group

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