The most essential thing for a leader to have is the respect of those under his or her supervision. It starts with giving them respect.
You must make it clear that you are working together. Those under your supervision are not working for you but with you, and you all have a common goal.
To repeat that last part: Those under your supervision are not working for you but with you. In order for those under your supervision to be working with you … YOU MUST BE WORKING, TOO. And that seems like one of the problems we have in society today: Too many leaders trying to lead, and not succeeding because they’ve stopped working.