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Treat people with respect.


Summary

When leaders treat people with respect, it improves job satisfaction, engagement, and productivity.

Leaders are being respectful when they value the opinions of team members. Active listening is a show of respect.

Leaders are being respectful when they recognize the hard work and contributions of team members.

Leaders are being respectful when they embrace diversity. Being fair, consistent, and inclusive is a show of respect.

Treating people with respect helps create a positive climate and build resilient teams. Treat people with respect is a leader task for front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders.