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Eric Law’s “Respectful Communication Guidelines”

  • R – take Responsibility for what you say and feel without blaming others
  • E – use Empathetic listening
  • S – be Sensitive to differences in communication/cultural styles
  • P – Ponder what you hear and feel before you speak
  • E – Examine your own assumptions and perceptions
  • C – keep Confidentiality
  • T – Tolerate ambiguity because we are not here to debate. There are no “winners” or “losers.”

Adapted from the Kaleidescope Institute (slightly modified)

Click to read a Spanish translation of this article.

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