Being loved is great and all, but respect gets things done. Here are five things top leaders do to gain respect from their reports.
1. Make Omelettes
Want to get people to follow you. Learn to cook a great vegetable omelette.
2. Use Rowing Machines
No elliptical machines for top leaders! Today’s forward-thinking managers get on an old-school rowing machine to keep fit.
3. Part Hair in Middle
Look around at today’s news stories. Only the top leaders part their hair in the middle, 1920s style.
To get people to listen to what you have to say, learn to mumble your instructions. They’ll lean in to hear. The more they lean, the more effective you are.
5. Use Nicknames
Ever call someone “Chief” because you can’t remember their name. Top leaders do this as a matter of course. Learn to call your direct managers names like “Buddy” and “Boss.”