Daily Archives: 20 July 2013

Ways To Earn Respect

There’s no management tool more important than respect. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting it

Business may be all about money, but the currency that’s traded inside every organisation is respect.

If you command respect, people listen when you talk and take action when asked. If you don’t command respect, well, everyone’s just laughing behind your back.

Contrary to popular belief, a fancy job title never commands respect. In fact, there are six, and only six, ways to earn respect:

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Signs You’re In The Wrong Job

Here are three elements that suggest if you are in the right job or not:

Surroundings: This is about all the environmental realities of the job and the company. Is the commute reasonable (from your point of view)? Is your work space comfortable, and does it make it easier to do good work? Do you have the tools and resources you need (or can you get them fairly easily)? Do you generally like the folks around you and feel okay spending your days with them? Are the systems, processes and policies in place reasonably efficient and effective?

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