Hierarchies and ranks have their time and place, We are all human beings first, with our own minds and emotions. Each one of us deserves respect, regardless. Not only for our existence but also contributions. Make time to acknowledge and appreciate someone’s contributions. It could be as simple as an idea, where you do not dismiss it just because it is from a subordinate. Instead you consider it seriously, and if you have to reject the idea, give a sound justification. Not some illogical excuse. People are not stupid. They usually know.
I get that there are times when you need to work the charm to get what you want but do not get carried away. Sometimes, being yourself is the better option.
Learn, study, research all you can. Then make a decision. And stay true to you.
People will talk about you. Give them a good story to tell.