Aretha Franklin sang about RESPECT; we recommend you abide by these guidelines in your communications (from Eric Law, Holy Currencies).
R = take Responsibility for what you say and feel without blaming others.
E = Use Empathetic listening.
S = be Sensitive to differences in communication styles.
P = Ponder what you hear and feel before you speak.
E = Examine your own assumptions and perceptions.
C = keep Confidentiality
T = Trust ambiguity because we are not here to debate who is right or wrong.