The Lead Up Podcast

Episode 144 6 Ways Leaders Gain Respect

August 23, 2019

Give me the respect that I deserve.  You don't deserve respect. You earn it. Respect is earned. It's not deserved.

It pains me when I hear a leader just say I want my people to respect me, they need to respect me more. I'm the leader, I'm the boss, I'm the owner of the company. I'm The CEO and the President I'm the C-Suite this, I'm the VP of that. And I'm here to tell you that does not matter. Your title does not matter.

You put your pants on just like the people that you lead. Now maybe you went and you got an education, Good for you. Maybe you went and you got a certification, good for you. It doesn't matter. People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care. That's a leadership principle for you.

The first principles we all have to understand is that leadership titles don't matter. Positions don't matter, your education doesn't matter until those around you know how much you care.