Over the last few weeks, we've written about our relationships with with our co-workers and with ourselves. We’ve learned that respect isn’t subject to job title or wage earned.
Respect is a two-way street. Giving. Getting. At home, at work and all the places in between.
The integrity of our actions is what trust is based on. When people trust us, it’s a whole lot easier to respect us.
Practicing empathy and compassion is so important to earn respect - but it doesn’t work if you don’t have compassion for yourself. You will surely burn out.
We must be selfish about taking care of ourselves. This gives us capacity to be our best self for others. It recharges our battery. It gives us the energy to move forward with positive purpose.
When we respect ourselves, we are more effective with our people.
It takes empathy and compassion to respect where a person might be, what they are experiencing, how they are feeling, and how it is impacting their behavior. Respect provides us with a more objective view of the situation. Then we can begin building trust, showing respect, and providing clarity and accountability.
Join me for part 3 of my 4-part webinar series on GRIT®. We’ll be talking more about Respect at 2pm EST in “The Monumental Truth About Respect in the Workplace”. Topics include:
How to practice self-respect
How to balance taking care of yourself with helping others
Not allowing assumptions to get in the way
How to let go while delegating
[Note: this webinar is available for viewing in the Resource Library.]