Respect is often a two-way street, but the challenge involves earning respect.
A few simple ideas can help leaders earn respect.
Be dedicated to the Lord: Focus on Christ and make the souls of others a priority.
Be consistent: Posner and Kouzes say, “The video needs to match the audio.”
Love people: A deeper understanding of love might help us understand why it covers a multitude of sins.
We could argue whether respect is earned or demanded. However, applying a few simple principles to our leadership will answer the questions.