Chapter Fourteen

Leaders Command Respect

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.


Albert Einstein

Everybody craves respect, but not everyone gets it. Only the deserving get respect, while the rest get what they ought to. Some people often think that they can command respect based on their titles and positions. However, that is only temporary, and does not come from people’s hearts. Hence, in this chapter we will discuss how to command respect from others.

Lead by Example and Command Respect

John Bytheway rightly remarked, ‘It is better to be respected than it is to be popular. Popularity ends on yearbook day, but respect lasts forever.’ Leaders earn respect when they really deserve ...

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