Today, I realized that to gain more respect your patience have to be tested way beyond your expectations. To run a business, one of the main challenge is dealing with the people who work for the business. This is next to keeping your capital intact and earning. When most of the people who are working, are working uncomfortably, there is a great possibility of attrition and when this happens, there is a good chance that the business would spend more than earn profit.
As the person that I am who deals directly with the workers, I have to keep them comfortable while I try to keep myself respected as a leader. There are many times my patience is tested while I always have think outside of the box and try to understand why these people feels and thinks that way.
The saying, to be good leader you have to be a good follower is true, but believe it or not, being a leader does not mean you have to be followed all the time. When you are a leader, following others does not end, however, you have to be more sensitive in many ways to keep the respect and leadership burning at all times. Keeping this would equal to more income for the business.