From the Forbes Coaches Council…

Respect Is Demanded, Not Created

Respect is important in any relationship. For many, it’s the foundation. If you want people to respect you, lead through example. Treat others as you’d like to be treated, act with integrity and treat your colleagues, employees and clients like they matter — because they do. Demanding respect encourages fear and often backfires, which could ultimately put you and your business at risk.

Gina is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

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