» Qui vult dare parva non debet magna rogare: He who wishes to give little shouldn't ask for much. It's a tongue twister, but a worthy one. Managers perceived as always asking something of their reports but never taking up their causes are rarely respected. The reason is simple: If you want respect, you have to give it. People understand and appreciate a boss who values input. Respect and trust are earned, not granted by title; you get what you give.
If these tidbits don't work for you: Quando omni flunkus moritatus.
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