Being in a management position means being a valued and respected leader for other members of your team, but respect does not usually come simultaneously with the title. So, how can you earn it?
• Hold one-on-one meetings. Ask each employee what you can do to help them thrive in the organization.
• Don’t demand respect right away. If accepting a new leadership position, allow the transition period to play out as you adjust to the role.
• Establish your role as a firm leader, but not as superior. Treating employees with respect is the best way to earn it back.
– Haley Pegg, New Orleans Chamber