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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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The 1 Thing You Must Do to Get Employees to Respect You
To be a truly effective and inspirational leader, the “ideal” would be that people both like you and respect you. Because liking you is largely a popularity decision, the one absolute in your leadership equation is that your people must respect you. Without their respect your leadership will flounder like a ship without a rudder.
Assignment
“Consistency leads to predictability and to respect.” Write that on a 3 × 5 card to remind you to be consistent in your activities and your decisions regarding employees. This will lead to respect. Review this card periodically.
In study after study, when employees were asked the single most important value a leader needed to gain their respect, ...

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