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Leadership in Action: Learning Respect: Showing and Earning Esteem in Crucial for Leaders by Kelly M. Hannum, Sarah L. Glover

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THREE PERSPECTIVES

Developing a deeper understanding of respect and awareness of its importance is the first step to finding a solution to such conflicts. There are three ways in which respect is bestowed: people may give or be given respect as a right, respect based on status, or respect as a commodity. Each person's sense of what respect is often combines these three kinds of respect, so it is important to work on each of them.

Respect as a Right

Respect may be thought of as a basic right that is to be afforded to everyone regardless of her status or behavior. Most people grant a certain level of respect to everyone. The quality or degree of respect given in that baseline set of respectful behaviors may vary. For example, one person may believe ...

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