Three rules for working with people

1. Honor the people in authority over you. Submitting to authority is a big problem for most people because of our pride. We want to do things our way, and when someone tells us what to do we resent it.

Have some humility.

Understand that there is a process to getting to the top and you may not be there yet. If you are doing your job well you will make those above you look good. Speak highly of those in leadership even if you don’t agree with their methods. When you discuss the leadership with other people, focus on their strengths and ignore their weaknesses. Do everything you can to build them up and don’t tear them down.

2. Respect the people next to you. Encourage each other on a regular basis. Even when it doesn’t benefit you, help them. When they don’t completely finish a job, finish it for them. Don’t make a show of it and try to make yourself look better, just finish it. When they make a mistake, have their back. When someone else gets promoted ahead of you, be happy for them.

3. Lift up the people below you. Be a hand reaching out offering help to the ones below you. Teach, train, and point out mistakes without belittling the person. When someone messes up, show them where they went wrong and how to fix it, don’t just be mad because the mistake was made. Be the leader that you want those above you to be.

Three rules summed up simply-
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”


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