Know your place.
Society is in hyper-liberal mode these days. Despite the demands of fair and equal treatment for all, human nature isn't designed that way, and it's ridiculous to fight it.
Be conscious of it. Control it.
Take liberties of doing things yourself, own your decision making, and especially own up to any errors or misjudgments. Taking charge of your manhood will be a reminder to everyone, in the most sincerest way, none of us are perfect.
Always follow through on your word, maintain effective communication when you can't.