#ThursdayThought – The Respect Equation


Everyone wants it. Not everyone gets it.

How do you guarantee that you won’t get respect? Here are some proven ways:

  • Threats
  • Being self-serving
  • Intimidation
  • Having a critical spirit
  • Not listening
  • Being uncaring

If you desire respect, which is given, not commanded, you’ll need to keep in mind the following equation:


If you have knowledge of your field, or are resourceful and know how to get others to innovate and engage in a common vision, you have the knowledge necessary to elicit respect.

And if your people trust you and know that you have their back, then respect will come naturally.

Your don;t have to have a great deal of knowledge or trust to start off with. Just enough genuine trust and basic knowledge is all that is needed for a foundation to be established.

However, once the foundation is laid down, then a great leader will continue to increase in knowledge and gaining trust of their people.

Respects grows when others know you are growing and have their best interest at hand.

(Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay)

About Paul LaRue

My goal - To encourage you to lead & influence others with positive impact.

Posted on September.23.2020, in #ThursdayThought. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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