If you are a leader, your first task is to care about your team. According to Dan Pontefract, treating people like objects or failing to be humane is not leadership; instead, it’s telling signs of a dictator.
As a leader, you must give respect to receive it. Treat all of your employees fairly, and express the value you have for them. Listen to your team when they come to you with their ideas or concerns, and never talk down to them or insult them. In respectful workplaces, employees are inclined to produce more, be more inspired, and stay productive.
When 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.