Do you want to be an active, effective team member and earn respect from your coworkers and your bosses? Here are two things you have to do:
1. Be good at what you do
If you want respect for what you do, you have to be good at what you do. Find a niche where you can become The best, then be an insatiable student and become an expert.
2. Be a go-to person
Be the person that people turn to when they are looking for help. Be honest, walk your talk, and make a point to be interested about the people around you.