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GIVE RESPECT TO GET RESPECT

Posted in Uncategorized by K P Ramachandran on August 20, 2022

If you are humble, people around you will respect you. Humility makes you more attractive. When you are in a leadership position, it is imperative that the people with whom you work respect you, but respect is never a given. It must always be earned. Your team might respect your work habits, your intelligence or your ability to close a deal but there is more to respect than that. If you can earn their respect as a person, then you have really won the game.

Always be polite to everyone you meet during the day, from your spouse and children to your co-workers, to the check out person at the grocery store. I know, this is easier said than done, especially when you are having a bad day. But if you want to be treated respectfully; so does everyone else. Give others the same respect you’d like to receive yourself. Seek out  actions you can take to offer politeness. Smile and say please and thank you wherever possible.

Foster an environment of respectful listening. Everyone deserves to be heard , even if you don’t agree always with one’s ideas or opinions. Consider how you would like to be treated if you have something to say, especially if there is an issue at hand. Actively listen by taking your own opinions and thoughts out of your mind , and actually hear what the other person is trying to convey. When you practice effective listening skills , you will make others feel important and validated.

People earn respect by always being ready to lend a hand or an ear whenever the’re needed. Take responsibilty and do things without waiting for someone to ask for assistance. See how many times you can be helpful in a day.

Your actions are based on your choices, and barring some unforeseen circumstance, there is no reason for excuses. If you did not finish a job, it’s most likely that you didn’t focus on the task at hand or you caught up doing unnecessary tasks. Own up to your mistakes and instead of dwelling on them, look for opportinities to move past them and commit to doing better.

Holding on to anger or a grudge does not hurt any one but yourself. It doesn’t help to dwell on a situation. Not to mention, the stress will cause anxiety and may be even cause health problems. Allow others, and yourself, to gracefully recover and focus on a positive new target. Forgive, and then forget.

Being stubborn won’t get you anywhere. Realize that the process of evolution includes change. Change is a big part of being successful. But, if you don’t learn to embrace change and if you don’t move forward, you will be left behind. Make an effort to grow as a person ; learn new skills, try new activities , and especially, re- examine your automatic behaviors. And don’t forget to congratulate yourself on progress you make along the way to becoming a better person.

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