Game On! Has March Madness Become a Year Round Activity?
But there’s another kind of madness going on, and it’s not just reserved for March. It’s the madness of unmannerly conduct, the day-to-day equivalent of unsportsmanlike conduct.
Disrespect in the form of gossip, bullying and crude behavior is omnipresent. You don’t even need to crane your neck to see it; it’s abundantly obvious in our schools, workplaces, communities and vehicles. Rudeness can even bombard us with the click of a mouse!
It has to stop. The question is…what are you willing to do about it?
- Are you willing to stop watching television programs that blatantly promote disgraceful behavior?
- Do you have the guts to confront a bully and let him or her know that you’ve reached your limit?
- Can you pledge that from this moment on you will no longer participate in gossip?
And the biggest question of all…
Will you commit to leading through example in all you do and say, even if no one is around to see or hear you do and say it?
Hopefully you answered yes, because we need some new role models. People like you, who are willing to take a stand for civility.
It’s time to get serious about this issue, so let’s take the plunge and change some rules. Together we can generate positive change.
Below is an agreement containing 6 very achievable commitments. In honor of March Madness, it’s called GAME ON! Are you ready to join the team?
Beginning today I will:
G reet every person I meet with a pleasant attitude and a thoughtful word
A ccept that I have the right, the courage and the ability to walk away from gossip
M ake my boundaries clear
E mbrace similarities rather than focus on differences
O rganize my life so that I am consistently calm, focused and on time
N avigate roadways – and life – with respect, courtesy and kindness
Imagine the impact we can create by implementing these 6 behaviors. Now that’s what I call a slam-dunk!
Sue Jacques is The Civility CEO, an executive consultant who helps individuals & businesses gain confidence, earn respect and create courteous corporate cultures.
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