Respect is something that is not automatically given. It must be won. When you are in a leadership position it is imperative that the people you work with respect you.
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Respect is something that is not automatically given. It must be won. When you are in a leadership position it is imperative that the people you work with respect you. They can respect your habits at work, your intelligence, or your ability to close a deal. There is even more to respect than that. If you can earn their respect as a person, then you've really won the game.
Here are some tips to earn more respect.
1. be nice
Always be polite to anyone you meet during the day, from your family members to your coworkers, to the person at the entrance of the supermarket. Give others the same respect that you would like to receive. Look for actions you can take to offer kindness. Open the door in the cafeteria to the person behind you, or leave the person with only one product in front of you in the supermarket line. Say 'please' and 'thank you' whenever possible.
2. Act respectfully
Eliminate disrespectful behaviors such as moving your eyes, interrupting, or speaking negatively about someone. Not only do these actions not respect the person you are interacting with, but they prevent or prevent further involvement or problem solving, and create a fit that can become permanent. Rather than fostering an environment of respectful listening. Everyone deserves to be heard, even if you disagree with other people's views or opinions. Consider how you would like to be treated if you had something to say, especially if it is an important topic to discuss.
3. Listen well
Listen in an active and not a passive process. Think before you talk. Very common in today's conversations, one person's comments “trigger” thoughts in the listener, who then brings his story along the same lines. Instead of telling your story, ask people questions to encourage them to tell you more. Many people will be happy that you care.
4. Be helpful
People earn respect by always being ready to lend a hand or an ear when an opportunity to help is needed or noticed. Look for opportunities to help that you may have previously ignored. Does a collaborator need help with a big project? Can you bring someone a cup of coffee? Strive to be helpful several times a day.
5. Don't make excuses
Your actions are based on your decisions and, unless it is an unforeseen circumstance, there are no reasons for excuses. Become owner of your actions. For example, if you are constantly late, don't make boring excuses. Take ownership of your mistakes and instead of living in them, look for opportunities to do better the next time. Instead of focusing on your failures, ask, “How can I rectify my behavior or this situation?”
6. Release the anger
Having anger or resentment does not hurt anyone other than yourself. If you feel disappointed, allow yourself to be momentarily angry, then move on and rectify the situation or put it behind you. Give yourself and others a break. Forgive, and then forget.
7. Be willing to change
Being intractable won't get you anywhere. Realize that the process of evolution includes change. Make an effort to grow as a person; learn new skills, try new activities, and especially, re-examine your automatic behaviors. And don't forget to congratulate yourself on the progress you have made on your way to becoming a better person.