There are seven areas where you earn or lose respect in business. Kevin Daum graciously informs you of what those areas are in an article for Inc., so you can be on the right side of each of them.
Learn to Earn
Always be consistent; nobody respects a hypocrite. Be punctual, because it demonstrates you care about other people’s time. Be responsive across communication channels to always stay in the loop with colleagues and employees. Try to always be right, but owe up to being wrong. Forgive mistakes, whether they originate with others or yourself. In any case, be respectful, and try to help people who are dragging you down, unless they are dragging you down a cliff. To hear more, you can read the full article here: http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-ways-to-earn-respect-as-a-leader.html