10 Things You Can Do Every Day That Earn Respect


Is it possible to be both respected and well-liked? It’s a question that has crossed the minds of most of us. And fortunately, it actually can be true by following the these 10 things that respected people do each and every day.

1. Underpromise and overdeliver.
First coined by Tom Peters in his 1982 book “In Search of Excellence”, the advice to ‘underpromise and overdeliver’ has been met by some critics. Peters advice, however, still holds up today for respected leaders. As Peter says;

“With an explosion of competitors, many of them new and without track records, reliability, rather than overly aggressive promises, is the most valuable strategic edge, especially for the mid- to long-haul. While getting faster at responding to customers is imperative, living up to commitments has never been worth more.”

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