Leaders Notice The Unnoticed

“Don’t play favorites; treat the little and the big alike; listen carefully to each.  Don’t be impressed by big names.” Deuteronomy 1:17 (The Message Translation)

Image by Derek A

Image by Derek A

At a state Society of Human Resource Management conference I was struck by the question a presenter asked, “Are you a respecter of people?”  She used the question to discuss how her company views employee engagement.  And then stated,  “Are you a respecter of ALL people?”

I’ve been mulling over this concept of “respecter ALL of people or persons” for a couple of weeks now, but it hit home this week at a conference with my husband.  I started trying to observe whether ALL people at the hotel and convention center were respected and noticed by others.

The maid that didn’t speak English wasn’t as I walked down the hall and three others walked by her without saying “Hello” or “Thank you for cleaning my room.”