Leading Self and Others to a More People-Centric Being

  • Larry Peters


Having supportive partners is not a given for people in leadership positions. We have to earn partners and that depends on how we show up as leaders. I argue that earning partners requires us to act with the highest level of respect, but in a broader and more comprehensive way. The R-E-S-P-E-C-T Model of leadership is both a goal and a path. It calls for building Relationships, Engaging people, Supporting growth and development, providing meaningful work to foster Pride of accomplishment, Empowering people, Caring about and for our people, and Thanking them for their contributions. In the second part of this chapter, I speak about what it takes to earn the right to lead others toward a more People-Centric viewpoint. Here I address the power and importance of being a People-Centric leader, and thus, modeling the way for others.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry Peters
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  1. 1.Neeley School of BusinessTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

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