How to Lose Respect as a Leader

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When you're the leader of a small business, respect is difficult to gain and easy to lose. Even if you think that you're doing a great job of building and commanding respect, there are certain things that you might be doing that could undermine your ability to effectively lead your team of employees. These ‘things' may not be as obvious as you might imagine. The list of habits that lose respect is obvious, but the actions and characteristics that cause them may not be.

Here are a few of the biggest ways that people in leadership positions lose the respect of their employees:

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Are you guilty of any of these actions? If so, now's the time to change. You'll be amazed at how much you can help your business by reversing these bad habits.

Thomas von Ahn | Chief Elephant Slayer | Viral Solutions LLC
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Watch out elephants! This slayer of business challenges comes with 30 years of record breaking sales, marketing, operations, training and leadership experience . He has worked face-to-face with 100’s of small business owners as well as large firms. His love of creating, communicating, developing and executing results for clients shines with each project, publication and training event. His entrepreneurial spirit, passion, industry experience, education, problem-solving prowess, charismatic personality and been-there-done that attitude leads his client focused approach.

 

 


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About Thomas von Ahn

With more than 30 years of experience in B2B sales across various industries, Thomas has unique insight into both the offline and online sales sphere. It was during his time in the trenches that Thomas noticed a recurring theme: Though business owners are knowledgeable about their craft or trade, they often struggle to market and sell to their prospects. This realization is what prompted Thomas and his now business partner, Christine, to bring Viral Solutions to life. Since starting the company, Thomas has been able to assist countless business owners in developing a solid marketing plan based upon sound marketing strategy, then assigning the marketing tactics to a team of talented employees, and, finally, watching those actions unfold—his true passion.

Though Viral Solutions is on Thomas’ mind 24/7, he does occasionally take a break to cheer on the Green Bay Packers and enjoy his adopted home of Wisconsin. Much of his family also works at Viral Solutions, and this closeness with family and employees is the cornerstone of the Viral Solutions culture.