…king clear and decisive judgement calls in your business. Embrace not being loved. Don’t be a dick. But learn to live with the doubters or the naysayers. Live with the grumblings of people who don’t agree with you. Let them air their opinions. Give them their voice. Show respect to them by having the tough, internal, town hall style meetings. But stay the course if you believe in your decisions. If you’re a good leader and if you make more good calls than bad ones — you’ll be respected.
…-confident and resilient individual to make all of these tough judgment calls on a daily basis. But over time if you make the tough calls with no fudges, if you’re fair and don’t play favoritism, if you explain your rationale publicly and clearly, if you help soften the blow to the side that doesn’t get their way … people will respect you. And it is far better to be respected as a leader than loved. In the end everybody will thank you much more for having had the courage — as long as your decisions were more often right than wrong.