As a leader, gaining the respect of your employees is essential for building a positive and productive work environment. By spelling out the word respect, we can use this framework to guide our actions and behaviors as we work to earn the respect of our team.
Here are seven authentic ways to earn the respect of your employees:
Remember basic kindness: Small acts of kindness can go a long way in building trust and respect among your employees. Whether it’s offering a listening ear or simply saying thank you, these small gestures can make a big impact.
Encourage others: Encouraging and supporting your team members shows that you believe in them and value their contributions. As a result, this can help to build confidence and foster a sense of mutual respect.
Stand firm in your convictions: Employees will respect leaders who are clear and consistent in their values and beliefs. This means standing up for what you believe in, even if it’s not the popular opinion. As a result, it’s being willing to do what is right, not what is easy.
Play fair and smart: Fairness is a key component of respect. Employees will respect leaders who are fair and consistent in their decision-making. Additionally, who will treat everyone with equal respect.
Extend a helping hand: Being willing to lend a helping hand to your team members shows that you care about them and you are willing to go the extra mile to support their success.
Cause no harm: Employees will respect leaders who prioritize the well-being and safety of their team. This means avoiding actions that could cause harm or discomfort to others.
Think before you speak: Words matter, and employees will respect leaders who think before they speak and choose their words carefully. This means avoiding criticism or negativity and instead focusing on constructive feedback.
By following these seven authentic ways to gain respect, you can build trust and strengthen your relationships with your employees. Thus, creating a positive and productive work environment.
Lead From Within: The best leaders know that to earn the respect of their employees, they must show respect to their employees.
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What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.