Where’s the Respect?

Respect is definitely very important to me.  In my life as a leader there are two things that I hold close to in my relationship with others and they are respect and loyalty. Let me address loyalty briefly. Loyalty is important in any kind of relationship, because you want to know that that person has your back. Loyalty should not be blind in its purpose, nor should it require one to bend the rules or break the law to demonstrate one’s faithfulness to another – rather loyalty in its simplest form is seen when a person stands by you to support and be an aide with no hidden agenda. This type of loyalty is two-way, in that when one helps the other, the other when opportunities or situations arise remembers the one that was there for them and reciprocates.

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