There’s no management tool more important than respect. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting it.
Business may be all about money, but the currency that’s traded inside every organisation is respect.
If you command respect, people listen when you talk and take action when asked. If you don’t command respect, well, everyone’s just laughing behind your back.
Contrary to popular belief, a fancy job title never commands respect. In fact, there are six, and only six, ways to earn respect:
1. Be Authentic
People will not respect you when they know you’re pretending to be somebody or something you’re not. Human beings have a natural ability to detect fakery and see fakers as untrustworthy, insecure, and ultimately insignificant. On the other hand, humans are always drawn to individuals who truly are what they seem to be. Being yourself (and at your best) is therefore the foundation for earning respect.
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