First of all take responsibility for your actions, both good and bad. When you point out the good you have done, you must as well acknowledge the mistakes you have made. If your actions have harmed somebody, make amends immediately.
In your work, if something annoys or frustrates you, control your emotions. Don't take revenge against people who do not deserve it. Many a well-respected people have the ability to control their emotions and attitudes.
Avoid humiliating coworkers in front of others. If you have any problem with a colleague, discuss it with him in private.
When you receive bad news, be calm. Don't lose your cool. First, think about the way you have to respond so that you can react appropriately. It is common to get bad news from time to time at work. Take it in its stride and don't overreact.
However bad the situation may be, shouting and losing your cool will not turn it to your advantage. Instead, remain calm and get all the facts on the issue so that you can handle the situation in a composed manner. Anything done in a huff will always be wrong.
When your temper is ruffled by some news, take a moment to cool down by taking a walk. Or you can have a cup of refreshing coffee or just sit in your car till the news sinks in. Then take steps to straighten the situation by resolving the matter. Remaining calm on the job is the prerequisite for gaining the respect of your colleagues.
To really progress in your career, curb your urge to listen to office gossip. Also don't be a carrier of the gossip. Only pass on reliable and truthful information which is necessary for some one.
Don't talk about personal lives of your coworkers, especially if you are told in confidence. If you cannot directly say something to someone, don't say it behind his back.
Take time to speak about the good done by others. This brings you respect in abundance. Give them their due. You gain respect by giving credit to others. It is the attribute of great leaders.
Respect others in the way that you want them to treat you. Remember the thumb rule: Respect others, you will be respected.