The BOTTOM LINE … MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFITS with the ONE COST-EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT “BEST PRACTICE”

Changing an organization’s culture can be costly, lengthy, and extremely challenging, especially for those that have been operating for several years.

Missions, Visions, and Values were designed to establish the present culture and to create targets to aim for in the future. Personality testing, team-building workshops, and reward programs required heavy financial and time investments, but times have changed for many organizations and small businesses. They are leaner and cannot justify the investment needed to transform a culture that is not yielding the desired results. Many employees work on contract with no benefits because they work below full-time hours, and as a result, no loyalty is developed, because employees no longer feel they are being invested in either. Or they work so many hours, fifty, sixty, and more that employers feel justified because of the wages and benefits they are paid. As a result, many employees too are devalued to the point they also are frustrated and resentful, growing increasingly unhealthy and not just physically.

Yet, the pressure is on to maximize profits for the least cost, but how can that change happen without big dollar investment to help change an organizations culture and practices?

The answer is by focusing on one thing … one thing that is cost-effective, very efficient, and yet also very compassionate … by introducing an organization’s culture to one idea that surpasses the boundaries that divide people and instead unite them only by beyond Mission, Vision, and Values that often do not take into consideration what they are experiencing in the organization.

“Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” is such an idea available in different formats. The core book is designed specifically for the global literacy level, yet is filled with high-level knowledge applicable to everyone, as well as, inspiring statistics and a thought-provoking, user-friendly monologue. The content invites analysis, discussion, and reflection, serving not just as catalyst for organizational change, but also for individual change on a level that surpasses everyone’s personal beliefs of politics, religion, status, race, sex … all prejudices, without the heavy costs of psychological and sociological programs, plus consultant teams.

Raising “RESPECT LEVELS” is the result of a cultural shift. Individually and collectively, as “RESPECT LEVELS” rise, so do an employee’s mentality about his or her employer and employers about their employees. The use of business time for personal business decreases, as do shrinkage, theft of supplies, cash, knowledge, the use of sick time for holidays, and the other ways employees take advantage of or get back on the employers they feel are not treating them fairly. The misuse of employee’s time by forcing them to work beyond the standard forty-hour work week, paying wages below the poverty line, especially those that do not also include benefits, not investing in employees or any such employment practice that does not demonstrate the organization values an individual … are just some of the many reasons to embrace the cultural shift that will first establish a solid foundation for all … and will serve as the foundation needed to create a healthy environment that fosters an environment capable of meeting goals more quickly, yet with lower costs, more sustainability, and a much greater level of adaptability required to adjust to our rapidly changing times.

To shift your organizational culture that will reduce costs, increase morale, productivity, and problem-solving creativity, plus manifest healthier employees and work environments, there are several options to choose from …

1. Buy the small, soft-cover core book, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” for everyone in your organization
2. Consider buying the complementary workbooks to reinforce the message in an active rather than a passive manner
3. Present the, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” concept yourself in a general meeting
4. Bring the concept developer and author to your organization to present “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” concept to your team personally
5. Host the community event for employees and their families that also includes the play, CHARLES’ CHOICE, designed to further evoke discussions, reflections, and positive change by introducing the content verbally and visually in the play ,as well as, in the written word in the book
6. Hire the concept developer and author to review your policies and procedures, plus observe your staff in the working environment, before she then provides you with an in-depth analysis and the insightful recommendations on how to best make the required changes to increase individual and organizational “RESPECT LEVELS” that will result in a more profitable, creative, and adaptive work environment … that retains and attracts people … not just because of the wages, but most importantly because of the organization’s culture where people “want” to be because they feel part of something big and rewarding on all levels
7. Lead by example, not just in your organization, but in your industry and your community. You will reap unexpected benefits, along with the expected, including significantly less stress as a leader

February 16, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
The RESPECT SPECIALIST & PEACEMAKER … Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration!

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Oppression by physical violence … deadly, but spirit oppression by those who do not know they are oppressed …

We know oppression by physical violence is deadly, but often we are not aware of the more life-threatening oppression of people’s spirits by those who are not even aware they are oppressed and, as a result, cast their oppression onto those they are supposed to be “helping.”

Nowhere is this more prevalent than in those who are supposed to lead others into the future … whether the leader is a parent, teacher, principal, counsellor, minister, politician, or mentor of any kind … anyone in a position of authority.

How we can determine if we are being led by an “oppressed” leader is by their words and actions that seek to keep us small and limited based on their oppression … their own experience of being oppressed … being told by words and actions their dreams and goals were not possible and so took the path their own leaders told them to take … and they too became like their leaders … oppressed, bitter and jaded … passing on the legacy of oppression without even knowing it.

Over my lifespan, what was applauded in my life was my conformity to other people’s expectations, regardless of what I wanted. Just because I could do well what other oppressed people valued, did not mean I valued what I could do … and over time, the denial of what I knew I could do, with time, study and experimentation turned me into an oppressed, bitter and jaded person till I became so sick in the spirit I had no desire to live.

Interestingly enough, as my Respect Level has grown, I repeatedly have to stand up against, not the physical oppression, but the constant onslaught of the oppression of the unconscious … a “traditional” mentor who attempted to slay with sarcasm and dismissal that writing a book was not “real work,” which I gather he has never done because he would know how much work it is … an employment “counsellor” who also attempted to dismiss “creativity” as something wives of Bruce Power husbands do because they can afford to create at their leisure and at their husband’s expense.

As I wrote yesterday in, “If I knew then what I know now …” my few previous attempts to reclaim my own identity, gifts, talents and abilities have been met with an unexpected backlash of negativity and what I now recognize as the spirit oppression by those who too were spirit oppressed but still do not know it.

All of which fuels my passion even more to raise both individual and our global Respect Level because we know what to do with the oppressors who use violence physically … we return the same on them, but as of yet, on a mass level, we have not even recognized how we are passing on the oppression by the denial of its existence and its impact on our lives and the lives of those we lead by example.

To “oppress” means to weigh heavily on the mind, spirit or senses; to keep down by the cruel or unjust use of power; tyrannize over.

Being “oppressive” is distressing, not only physically but also mentally.

When any person takes on any role of leadership, guiding and mentoring others, what would serve everyone is simply the recognition of one’s own oppression, overcoming it and helping others to do the same … so they can rise to their potential … not be limited by oppression’s weight that attempts to keep people small, limited and powerless … because keeping people small, limited and powerless is also what drives our economy … keeping our wealth capped by the those who seek their false security by their control by oppression over other people … so they feel more valued … respected.

The problem is oppressors will never ever find the peace and wealth they crave … because peace and wealth are only born of the freedom to be who we really are as unique individuals discovering, developing and delivering to the world what only we have to offer.

Ironically, in the end, the oppressors are the ones who ultimately suffer the most by the legacy of oppression they pass on … for they will never be happy, satisfied, fulfilled … and wealthy in the way that counts most … in their spirit.

June 24, 2014

KAT (Kaitlin A. Trepanier)

All rights reserved by KAT (Kaitlin Ann Trepanier) and DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS launching September 2014 … Entrepreneur, Creative Writer, Visual Artist, The RESPECT Specialist and Architect of the global initiative Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

Why would I give you the time of day?

Dear Unknown Callers with Mystery Phone Numbers,

Other than many of the obvious benefits of the technology, a high RESPECT LEVEL advantage of new technology today is also the opportunity for people with cell phones is to say “No” by actions or words to people who do not respect … value our time.

With name and number call display technology, now we get to choose who we want to speak to on our telephone. We can now choose who we will allow to take up our time. We decide who will be in our life … or who will not.

Balance is now finally attainable, at least with regard to the phone and interruptions. Before cell phones, when the phone rang, the phone’s shrill echoed off our home’s walls and many people would scurry to discover who wanted to enter their world. That was before telemarketers turned many people away from their phones because of their unwanted interruptions day and night.

Messages left on answering machines were often welcome at the end of the day because we could choose when to respond or whom to, but even then, LAN lines and answering machines could not keep up with our needs with so many us unavailable during emergencies or even when our plans changed and we needed to know before we got home to check the answering machine.

LAN lines are still great tools, especially because of the vulnerability of cell phones to conditions that do not affect LAN lines, but having both is now questionable as necessary, especially when there is also Skype to communicate with by video online. Personally though, I enjoyed having a LAN line after years of just having a cell phone, though when I do have a LAN line again, the number will be private and used for private personal and business calls … but all incoming calls will still be routed through my cell phone because I now have, not only the technology that enables me to make that choice, but also a high enough RESPECT LEVEL to know I have the right to choose who I will let into my personal world through my phone.

So, unknown callers with no phone number revealed on call display, why would I give you the time of day if you will not give me the courtesy of knowing who you are before I allow you into my life? Revealing who you are on my phone enables me to manage my time effectively and respond accordingly to the demands on my time. Revealing who you are on my phone demonstrates your high RESPECT LEVEL for my time. And if you leave a message, rather than calling repeatedly showing unknown caller, no phone number and no message, I can reciprocate in kind by calling back … demonstrating a high RESPECT LEVEL for your time and effort to contact me.

However, if we have communicated directly, by talking or leaving messages on each other’s messaging system and one of us does not want to engage, then just stop calling and move on. Life is too short … time is far too precious and everyone is worthy of being treated respectfully … whether in person on the Internet … or on the phone.

June 10, 2014

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

All rights reserved by KAITLIN ANN (TREPANIER)/Future DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS … Entrepreneur, Creative Writer, Visual Artist, and The RESPECT Specialist, architect of the global initiative Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

Difficult People … or Difficult World?

We have all met them. People who just rub us the wrong way … who get our back up … who we just want to say or do something to in order to let them know we do not like them, don’t approve of them, their choices, lifestyle … whatever.

In fact, as books, television, movies and the news show us, many of us even have family members we just can’t stand … and for some people their feelings about other family members even motivate them to commit crimes, even murder.

But are people being difficult for the sake of being difficult? Are people you consider difficult really difficult … or just different? And how much different?

In Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, my goal was to transform and provide a wealth of knowledge from the various fields of academic study and present them to our youth and to those who do not spend their time reading academic or even popular culture books.

As a result, one of the key components of the book presents the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) … a psychological profiling tool used by organizations and high-level academic institutions to help them secure the people with the personality type, along with other factors, best required for the role they need filled. Initially proposed by Carl Jung, one of the two forerunners of psychology, the other being Sigmund Freud, Jung suggested there were several personality types and then later, the team of Myers-Briggs took his work and made it more accessible as a psychological assessment tool. Later, other teams, such as consultants Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger made the psychological tool more accessible with their books Do What You Really Are and The Art of Speed Reading People.

The core of the MBTI is there are sixteen personality types, though primarily divided by two main key elements that are supported by other components. The key element defines how a person experiences the world as a result of the way their brain functions and processes information.

Introvert brains are highly stimulated internally and as a result, they require quieter, more removed from the mainstream work and living environments to thrive.

Extrovert brains have a much lower internal stimulus level and as a result, thrive when their environment, is bustling and filled with data their brains covert into knowledge.

You can read more about the MBTI in my book, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE or in the previous authors works, but for now, let’s just consider the accessible knowledge there are sixteen personality types, plus all the other influences of family, community, culture, financial status … plus what I call the Disrespect Philosophy that drives our unconscious conditioning, motivating us to think that a person should have to “earn or be awarded” respect … to be valued for just being a life.

Add religion, politics and the low RESPECT LEVELS of many people conditioned by the experience of being raised and living in a Disrespectful Philosophy-driven global culture and suddenly, it is easy to see it isn’t so much “difficult people” as it is a “difficult world.”

Difficult only though because one, we have been taught to not value others not like ourselves and two because, until now, we had not connected the dots to see each other differently from ourselves … and to accept not everyone has to be like us. Seeing “difficult” people through this new lens empowers us to positively change our thinking, our words and of course, our actions.

So what if we don’t like someone or approve of them? With our own increased awareness that boosts our own RESPECT LEVEL we learn our feelings or thoughts are not cause to hurt or harm with gossip, judgment, neglect or with physical violence. We learn we are just different and that difference is good, even great! Great because acknowledging our differences empowers us to more fully develop our differences, which is our potential, and as a result, to become more realized individuals … and citizens.

Difficult people? No. Just a difficult world shaped by the negative, limiting and harmful Disrespect Philosophy and supported by a lack of knowledge … till now.

June 4, 2014

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

All rights reserved by KAITLIN A. TREPANIER/ DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS … Creative Writer, Visual Artist and The RESPECT Specialist, architect of the global initiative Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

2014 blog visitors from the countries of … and what’s on the blog’s horizon

United States … Canada … United Kingdom … Australia … New Zealand … Sweden … Denmark … Switzerland … Norway … Belgium … Poland … Germany … Russia … Thailand … Italy … Vietnam … Hong Kong … Singapore … Philippines … Yemen … Pakistan … Barbados … Panama … South Africa … Israel … Kenya … Nigeria … Brazil … Mexico.

What an international journey for us all, so thank you visitors for taking this extraordinary journey with me that is just beginning! And if I missed posting your country, my apologies, plus send me a message please and I will add your country to this 2014 list.

Coming in the next weeks … some articles that further connect news and events with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, revealing The RESPECT LEVELS of each.

May 4, 2014

Wholeheartedly,
Kaitlin

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

All Rights Reserved by DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS/KAITLIN A. TREPANIER … Creative Writer, Advocate, Consultant, and The RESPECT PRINCIPLE Specialist, architect of the global initiative Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.