How to Command the Respect of Your Team

Written by Mike Bosse

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As I reflect onrepparttar experiences in my life it becomes clear very quickly why this is. When I joinedrepparttar 119450 military I hadrepparttar 119451 opportunity to see this exact style of leadership in action. I found thatrepparttar 119452 leaders who where loved byrepparttar 119453 unit, who commandedrepparttar 119454 respect ofrepparttar 119455 men, and who without question would be followed into a hail of on coming bullets, where those whorepparttar 119456 men saw as ‘father figures’.

All men who command this kind of following have one thing in common…

They honestly care aboutrepparttar 119457 well-being of there men.

No man or women will follow you willingly unless they know that you have there best interest in mind. You cannot forcerepparttar 119458 loyalty or respect of your team. Leaders who care for every person on there team are, not surprisingly, alsorepparttar 119459 ones who producerepparttar 119460 best results, because there teams care about them, and love working with them.

I blindly followed my father because I knew that he cared for me and would never allow misfortune to come to me if he could help it. Because of this, I also wanted to make him proud. The men and women you lead arerepparttar 119461 same way. They seek approval, desire respect, and want to be lead by someone who is more concerned about them, than about their wallet.

Give your team respect and care about them as people, and you will see an amazing change inrepparttar 119462 attitudes and production of your team. True concern for your people builds respect, loyalty and great results. You will find that when you give to your team, they will give back to you.

Respectfully, Mike Bosse

Mike Bosse is the founder of He is also the editor for the "LeadershipForge Newsletter" a weekly publication which reveals hidden methods to improve your leadership skills in a goal oriented world.

Unlock the Hidden Creativity of Your Employees

Written by Chuck Yorke

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Claudia designed a fixture to hold bubble wrap she used for packaging.

Physicians at UCLA Medical Center created software for storing medical images on Apple iPods, makingrepparttar results mobile.

Hyman Lipman took an eraser and put it on top of a pencil. I know you’ve usedrepparttar 119449 result of his creative energy.

So go out and ask your employees, “What can you do to make your job easier, more interesting, build your skills, and helprepparttar 119450 company save some money, improve safety, reduce defects, improve customer service, and reducerepparttar 119451 time it takes us to deliver our products and our services?”

Involvement is demanding and requires listening. Any process, any product, any service can be made better in some way, somehow. So involve your people and tap into their creative energy.

Copyright © 2005 Chuck Yorke - All Rights Reserved

Chuck Yorke is an organizational development and performance improvement specialist, trainer, consultant and speaker. He is co-author of “All You Gotta Do Is Ask,” a book which explains how to promote large numbers of ideas from employees. Chuck may be reached at

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