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Win Over Your Employees

If all you want is a little respect, read on.

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This story appears in the February 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Considering you make more money than they do, you can fire them if you see fit, and you generally enjoy more perks than they do, it can be hard for your employees to come up with a reason to like you. So how can you win them over? Give them a reason to hold you in high esteem. We asked some employees what their bosses did to earn their respect.

Brooke Coe, marketing director for Be Jane, a Los Angeles-based home improvement website for women, remembers giving what seemed like a failed pitch to a tool company last year. Her bosses Heidi Baker, 37, and Eden Jarrin, 30, stepped in to save the day. "Heidi and Eden really convinced them and turned them around," Coe says. A week later, Coe closed the deal.

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