Do you like you? Should others like you? Nancy Mann Jackson discusses how to get employees to like and respect you in an article for Entrepreneur.
Be Nice, Be Firm
Do not set double standards; hold yourself to the same standards to which you hold others. Share the workload, and never prescribe work that could be in any way perceived as unethical. Make sure you celebrate great work and discipline bad work. Being as transparent as you can about where people stand will make them more prone to trust you. And lastly, try to make people laugh. Corporate downsizing is only half as bad if you inject a few zingers into the layoffs! You can read Jackson’s article here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/202672