“Respecting others may be your intention. But your actual words and actions demonstrate  intentions to others.” 

In this episode, I discuss the difference between your intentions and your actual actions as a leader, particularly in the context of showing respect to others. 

“She may be smart, but she doesn’t respect others.”  This was an actual comment written on a feedback assessment a senior leader received. The feedback was jolting, as the woman receiving the feedback did not intend to show anyone disrespect. But comment after comment indicated that her colleagues and employees felt otherwise.

What if there’s a disconnect between our intentions and how they’re perceived by others through our actions? 

When it comes to respect, we may assume we are demonstrating it in our interactions with others, but others may think we aren’t. 

In this episode of Power Presence Academy, I talk about four common behaviors you may be exhibiting that inadvertently signal disrespect. It’s a chance to do a quick self-check on some things you may be doing that show disrespect to others.

In this episode:

  • Identifying unconscious disrespectful behaviors you may unintentionally exhibit in your leadership role
  • Four common actions you take that can signal a lack of respect
  • The importance of being respectful of others’ time and schedules
  • Showing respect by being fully present instead of multitasking
  • And more!

Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode

“Respecting others may be your intention. But it is your words and actions that demonstrate those intentions to others.”

“Often we’re not aware of the impact our behaviors have on others because we’re not choosing our actions consciously. Instead, we’re reacting to our environment unconsciously.”

“If you want to show disrespect to people, look at your phone while they’re talking to you..”

“Respect is a choice. And it’s an intentional choice.”

“Choose what you’re going to say and do, and make sure that your intention to show respect matches the impact you’re having.”


Resource Links: 

If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out my book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.

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Janet is the founder of Power Presence Academy.  She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


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