I prescribe to the view that respect cannot be demanded, it must be earned. Thinking that you "deserve" respect is a path to unhappiness and frustration. Instead, I recommend taking a proactive approach to earning respect that is based on the elements of my Knowing Assistant Framework:
- Knowing yourself
- Knowing your Power Skills
- Knowing your job
- Knowing your boss
- Knowing your organisation
You can read more about the Knowing Assistant Framework on my website myeacareer.com
In this episode I share 3 strategies for building respect that I've read about in a brilliant book by Peggy Vasquez "Not Just An Admin". I can highly recommend picking up a copy of this excellent personal development resource.