When it comes to respect, you can follow the lyrics from Aretha Frankin’s song by the same name, listen to your mom when she says to “respect your elders”, or maybe that teacher who taught you to respect the opinions of others. Either way, respect can be a huge stepping stone to how you interact with your friends, family, or co-workers. Will you be able to accomplish a task at work without the help of others? Can you pull off organizing the next family reunion without some insightful thoughts from your grandfather or aunt?
Or say you want to attend a big concert next month, but before you can get tickets to go with your friends, you have to make sure there isn’t something else going on the same day for school. Respect also plays a role on a leadership level, including world leaders negotiating a peace treaty, a science team taking everyone’s views on the best way to tackle an environmental issue, or even the hockey players at the end of game shaking hands with the opponents. Without respect, being a Key Leader is very difficult. On the flip side, this can make accomplishing your goals as a club president or committee chair more achievable.