Stop Wondering Why No One Respects You And Do These 5 Things Instead

As a leader you must have the respect of your colleagues, your team and your manager to perform at your best.

Its not always easy to build respect but don’t worry, here are 5 things you can start doing today to get the respect you deserve:

1 – Be transparent

Your credibility is tied to your levels of honesty and transparency. You might not be able to divulge all details of every aspect in the workplace but being able to give insight and remain transparent is important to building respect.

2 – Own your mistakes

We all make mistakes.  No one is perfect. Covering up your mistakes or blaming others is a huge no no.  Instead own your mistake and start focusing on a solution to fix it.  Having a solution focused outlook is motivating and ultimately being motivated gets the job done.

3 – Keep your word

If you’ve made a promise then you need to stick to it.  If for any reason you cant deliver then you need to be clear and let those impacted know.  You should always set clear expectations and give progress updates to ensure there’s no surprises.

4 – Deal with issues in a calm way

Dealing with issues and problems is an important role of a leader.  I have personally worked with a manager who was terrible at dealing with issues.  He would wait until they got out of hand then try and back peddle or he would fly off the handle.  This is such a bad way to deal with anything.  The best way to deal with a problem is in a calm and considered way.  You need to deal with issues as soon as you can.  Leaving an issue unresolved is never a good idea.

5 – Don’t gossip

Simply don’t get involved in gossip.  Its disrespectful to those you are talking about and it shows that you don’t deserve the respect of others.

Being respected at work is crucial for your career to flourish.  If you stick to the above not only will those around you respect you they will see you as a great leader too.  If you need some help with using any of these tips then get in touch, drop us a line at

Skye London

Career Coach | Career development | Job Search

Skye London is Co-founder and Lead Career Coach at Y Executive. With a passion for coaching and extensive experience in all things recruitment Skye has developed a reputation as the go to person for help with your career.
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