[FLR] Why a Culture of Respect Creates a Happier Office | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,  
 
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received from someone about leadership was that it is better to be respected than liked. First of all, not everyone is going to like you. Second, focusing on your likability will lead you to make short-term reactive decisions. Your decision-making goal should be to take a longer look at the big picture and choose an outcome that will be best for everyone, even if some don’t like it. This doesn’t give you permission to be mean; you can do this in a kind and respectful way. 

BusinessInsider | Why a Culture of Respect Creates a Happier, More Productive Office 
 

McKinsey & Company | Respect First, Listen Next


HBR Respect Employees: Be Tough on Them
 
                 
CJ | The Best Investment You Can Make in 2014
 
TED Alain de Botton: Respect A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

  

Leading, along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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