The fifth factor in strengthening the quality of relationship with others in a professional environment is “earning respect”.
As we come across many personalities in a professional life like customers, colleagues, friends, subordinates, and bosses and do the transaction with them, only with a few people, we have respect and admire them. The respect comes from any one or all of the factors
- The way they treat or respect others
- They way they approach the problems
- They way they teach or guide others
- Their technical/ functional / leadership capabilities and so on.
Because of the above factors, we have high respect for them, in turn, a good relationship is getting formed. When the quality relationship exists, we are easily influenced by them, and they easily get the things done through us. The foundation for all is they earned our respect through their consistent, positive behavior and actions.
Similarly, when you want to influence others and get the things done, you need to earn respect through your decisive, consistent action which positively impacts them.
Earning respect is a long term process and calls for consistent effort from your end. Once you gain respect from others, your capability to get the things done or leading others also enhances!