Always treat your team with respect.
Your first task as a leader is to take care of your team. Treating people like objects or failing to be humane is not leadership; instead, it’s telling signs of a dictator. Build and sustain a respectful work environment since employees are inspired to give their absolute best and stay productive in a great culture.
A professional and respectful work culture encourages productivity and growth; breeds a healthy, high-trust environment while allowing everyone to become the very best version of themselves. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true; if a leader shows no respect for their team, the organization will become toxic, trust will be eroded, the best people will leave, and the organization will eventually become irrelevant.