In a study of 20,000 people across industries and organizations I’ve found that the number one thing that people want from leaders is respect. It trumped recognition and appreciation, communicating an inspiring vision, providing useful feedback - even opportunities for learning, growth, and development. We desperately want to feel valued - by leaders, colleagues, and our organization. Sadly, many employees feel disrespected at work; over half (54%) of employees claimed that they don’t regularly get respect from their leaders. The percentage of people feeling disrespected skyrockets if we include colleagues and their organization.
"How to Succeed at Work When Your Boss Doesn't Respect You" is from hbr.org, published on June 22, 2016.