What does the word EKTIMIS mean?
EKTIMIS (pronounced EK-TEE-MISS) is derived from the greek word, EKTIMISI, which implies respect.
What does the EKTIMIS brand stand for?
EKTIMIS is a trademark and a brand name. The brand represents and promotes respect - as an attitude, as a standard, and as a lifestyle. You can't adopt a lifestyle without setting first a standard, and you cannot establish a standard without forming the right attitude. Respect begins with the right attitude. Based on this philosophy, everything we create here at EKTIMIS is designed to shape attitudes, to help cultivate high standards, and to support a quality and respectful lifestyle.
How were The Top Ten Laws of Respect derived?
The principles that constitute The Top Ten Laws of Respect were derived by continuous improvement expert, Niyi Taiwo, as part of a multi-year research into the topic of respect. The research originally started with the purpose of identifying and developing a framework that would facilitate and enable a more effective method for teaching and learning the underlying concepts behind respect; in other words, the aspects of respect that precedes one's behavior and that you do not see. The Top Ten Laws subsequently came out of this research effort.
Why are some of The Top Ten Laws the same for the Personal, the Professional, and the Family Guides?
Each Top Ten Law Guide (Personal, Professional, and Family) is divided into three categories: foundational principles, influential principles, and sustaining principles. The foundational principles deal with the essence of respect and so will be identical across the three contexts; the influential principles deal with the basic factors that cause you to respect other people and vice versa and these are the same no matter where you are; the sustaining principles, however, will vary because the keys factors that enable you to maintain respect will vary based on your environment and the dynamics of the environment.
How are the EKTIMIS books on respect different from other books on respect?
There are several books out on the market on the topic of respect. Many of them are written for children's development needs - and rightfully so. However, fewer books exist on the market for adult needs. These few focus more on behavioral suggestions that demonstrate respect. The EKTIMIS books, however, present a very comprehensive view of respect, focusing on the invisible aspects of respect first - what occurs in the mind or the psychology of respect - and then on the visible aspects of respect. The EKTIMIS approach also presents principles for sustaining respect making it very comprehensive and powerful. We believe that everyone has an inherent power to change and improve themselves, and EKTIMIS books are written to lead a reader to reflect inward and to draw strength from within - to effect a change in attitude, an improvement in personal standards, and ultimately an improvement in lifestyle.
What are EKTIMIS Artifacts?
Artifacts in general are man-made things that reflect a particular culture or lifestyle during a period in time. EKTIMIS artifacts are framed images that are designed to engage the senses and inspire and motivate people who observe them. They are also designed to help express an attitude of a host and to enrich a host environment. EKTIMIS artifacts are unique because each one incorporates an element of The Top Ten Laws of Respect along with an engaging and reflective artistic illustration.
What are the benefits of EKTIMIS Artifacts?
Studies have shown that people are influenced by their environment. When you surround yourself with things that engage your senses (in a powerful way), these things can influence your attitude. Respect always begins with the right attitude. EKTIMIS artifacts can enrich a home, a workplace, or a social venue and help shape a positive attitude - of respect.
How may the EKTIMIS Articles be beneficial to me?
EKTIMIS articles are written to provide insight, to motivate, and to inspire. The topics covered in the articles relate to issues and aspects of daily activities and interpersonal relationships that most people can relate to. The articles may be used as a resource and as tools for personal and professional improvement, as well as family development.
Why are there two websites - EKTIMIS.com and EKTIMIS Business?
The EKTIMIS website (this website) is designed to offer innovative products and engaging services to our diverse clients and audience. After all, respect is not unique to one target audience alone - everyone desires respect, including individuals in personal relationships, professionals and workers in workplaces, and families in homes. The EKTIMIS Business
website, on the other hand, is designed to further serve the needs of our business customers exclusively. These customers have very specific needs (workplace diversity management, workplace culture improvement, leadership development, etc.) and require solutions to these needs. If you are a human resources professional, a diversity manager, a department manager, or a business executive looking to achieve organizational performance improvement, then you need to visit the EKTIMIS Business
site and request a guest access.