Are you tired of being ignored, undermined, or disrespected? What is true in the business world is often true in other aspects of life: if you can’t project the authority you currently have, you aren’t likely to obtain additional authority. Appearing more authoritative doesn’t mean being a bully or a dictator. It does mean presenting yourself with confidence and demonstrating an unwavering willingness to get things done. To be authoritative, you don’t need to be liked; you need to be someone other people want to follow.